English Reinforcement Program

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

Jonathan Docherty

Class code etc
Faculty/Graduate school English Reinforcement Program
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Year 2022
Class code A8156
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Term 秋学期授業/Fall
Day/Period 火2/Tue.2
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
Class taught by instructors with practical experience
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 chapters five, six and seven of the textbook to introduce various kinds of English paragraph structure, to reinforce understanding of and the ability to produce unified and coherent writing. The course then turns to chapter ten 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.


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


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


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 5: Process Paragraphs

Writing Practice Draft

3[対面/face to face]:Chapter 5: Process Paragraphs
Writing Practice Draft pair review

Writing Practice Final

4[対面/face to face]:Chapter 5: Process Paragraphs
Writing Practice Final group review

Review Chapter 5

5[対面/face to face]:Chapter 6: Definition Paragraphs

Writing 1 Draft

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

Writing 1 Final

7[対面/face to face]:Writing 1 Final DUE – 10%
Chapter 6: Definition Paragraphs
Discussion 1 – 10%

Review Chapter 6

8[対面/face to face]:Writing 1 Final feedback
Chapter 7: Cause / Effect Paragraphs

Writing 2 Draft

9[対面/face to face]:Chapter 7: Cause / Effect Paragraphs
Writing 2 Draft pair review

Writing 2 Final

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

Review Chapter 7

11[対面/face to face]:Writing 2 Final feedback
Chapter 10: Opinion Essays

Writing 3 Draft

12[対面/face to face]:Chapter 10: Opinion Essays
Writing 3 Draft pair review

Writing 3 Final

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

Review Chapter 10
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


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

Students will be expected to spend 2 hours a week preparing short speeches and discussion topics related to the textbook units, and writing draft and final (evaluated) writing assignments (paragraphs and essays). They will also be asked to set goals and develop study plans as part of their self-study.


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


● 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)


Jonathan Docherty is from Glasgow in Scotland. He is a native speaker of British English. Jonathan has been involved in the teaching English as a foreign language industry since 2004. He taught across Europe for two years before moving to Tokyo, Japan in 2008. He has experience teaching a range of age groups and levels to Japanese students in the Kanto area and Aichi too. He aims to deliver interesting, communicative, fun student centred lessons through a blend of task based pair work and group work activities. He believes teaching English to be a challenging and deeply rewarding career. Punctual, patient and positive by nature, he hopes the students at Hosei University enjoy learning English.


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