English Reinforcement Program

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LANe100LD(英語 / English language education 100)
Writing & Discussion: Higher-Intermediate I

Samuel Harper

Class code etc
Faculty/Graduate school English Reinforcement Program
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Year 2022
Class code A8110
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Term 春学期授業/Spring
Day/Period 火3/Tue.3
Class Type
Campus 多摩
Classroom name 各学部・研究科等の時間割等で確認
Grade 1~4
Credit(s) 1
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Class taught by instructors with practical experience
SDGs CP
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
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Outline and objectives

This course, the mid-level writing course in the ERP, aims to further develop students’ English writing and discussion skills, by helping them to write different kinds of paragraphs and finally to write simple essays consisting of a clear introduction, body, conclusion structure. It uses the first three chapters of the textbook to introduce various kinds of English paragraph structure and to reinforce understanding of and the ability to produce unified and coherent writing. The course then turns to chapter nine of the book to look at how to apply this knowledge and skill to write a basic essay. These writing skills are always balanced with speaking and discussion tasks on a variety of engaging topics, with a focus on encouraging active engagement, learner autonomy, and critical thinking. In class, students will receive verbal feedback individually from both their instructor and classmates to help them identify and improve their weak areas. For assigned tasks, students will receive verbal and/or written feedback from their instructor on general progress and points to improve.

Goal

By the end of this course, students will be better able to:
• compose complex, multi-clause English sentences and expand use of more sophisticated conjunctions
• write logical English paragraphs (200-300w) and short essays (500w) on a range of academic and general topics
• expand specific vocabulary related to the reading, writing and discussion topics
• build understanding of the difference between spoken and written English
• improve reading skills (summarizing, note-taking) using longer, level-appropriate academic articles
• engage proactively in and facilitate discussions on a wide range of topics related to their fields of study
• communicate actively by employing strategies for explaining, reasoning, persuading, checking and confirming
• express opinions supported by logical reasoning and convincing evidence
• work together with other students in collaborative projects

Default language used in class

英語 / English

Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)

あり / Yes

Fieldwork in class

なし / No

Schedule

授業形態/methods of teaching:対面/face to face

※各回の授業形態は予定です。教員の指示に従ってください。

1[オンライン/online]:Orientation & introductions
Course preview
Study planning

Write down three SMART learning goals for this course

2[対面/face to face]:CEFR Self-Evaluation (Initial)
Chapter 1: Academic Paragraphs
Discussion

Writing Practice Draft

3[対面/face to face]:Chapter 1: Academic Paragraphs
Writing Practice Draft pair review

Writing Practice Final

4[対面/face to face]:Chapter 1: Academic Paragraphs
Writing Practice Final group review

Review Chapter 1

5[対面/face to face]:Chapter 2: Narrative Paragraphs
Discussion

Writing 1 Draft

6[対面/face to face]:Chapter 2: Narrative Paragraphs
Writing 1 Draft pair review

Writing 1 Final

7[対面/face to face]:Writing 1 Final DUE – 10%
Chapter 2: Narrative Paragraphs
Discussion 1 – 10%

Review Chapter 2

8[対面/face to face]:Writing 1 Final feedback
Chapter 3: Basic Paragraph Structure

Writing 2 Draft

9[対面/face to face]:Chapter 3: Basic Paragraph Structure
Writing 2 Draft pair review

Writing 2 Final

10[対面/face to face]:Writing 2 Final DUE – 10%
Chapter 3: Basic Paragraph Structure
Discussion 2 – 10%

Review Chapter 3

11[対面/face to face]:Writing 2 Final feedback
Chapter 9: Essay Organization
Discussion

Writing 3 Draft

12[対面/face to face]:Chapter 9: Essay Organization
Writing 3 Draft pair review

Writing 3 Final

13[対面/face to face]:Writing 3 Final DUE – 10%
Chapter 9: Essay Organization
Discussion 3 – 10%
CEFR Self-Evaluation (Final) / Student surveys

Review Chapter 9
Prepare a short speech on “What I learned in this course”

14[対面/face to face]:Writing 3 Final feedback
Course review / Study planning

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Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)

Students will be expected to spend 2 hours a week completing homework assignments (preparing short speeches, preparing for discussions, and writing draft and final writing assignments). They will also be asked to set goals and develop study plans as part of their self-study.

Textbooks

● Longman Academic Writing Series (Level 3); Paragraphs to Essays SB w/App, Online Practice & Digital Resources,
4th Edition, Pearson (ISBN: ‎ 978-0136838531 )

References

● Supplementary in-class handouts (free)

Grading criteria

Attendance: Five or more absences will result in a failing grade; 30 minutes late arrival or early leave equals absence
Participation: 40% (Involvement & Improvement, Homework Completion); Discussion 30% (Message, Language, Clarity, Contribution); Writing 30% (Message, Structure, Accuracy, Evidence)

Others

Samuel Harper is from the south of England and has a background in science, centering around the biological sciences, medicine and pharmacology. He graduated in Medical Biochemistry. Following this, he obtained a Cambridge CELTA teaching qualification. His teaching experience includes both academic and corporate classes. He has taught business classes focusing on Presentations, Meetings, Negotiations and general Business Communication. In addition to these courses, Sam has facilitated discussion and writing courses at a prominent medical university in Tokyo. He also has over 2 years’ experience teaching both IELTS and TOEIC examination courses. Sam’s background in science and his teaching experience helps learners improve and develop their logical thinking skills during discussions and debates during lessons.

Prerequisites

English proficiency requirement:
TOEFL® iBT 52-60, TOEFL® ITP 470-499, TOEIC® 550-624, IELTS 5.5 or EIKEN® CSE2.0 2304-2399 or English Placement Test α 690-729

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