English Reinforcement Program

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LANe100LD(英語 / English language education 100)
Writing & Discussion: Advanced II

Sandor Gabor Dome

Class code etc
Faculty/Graduate school English Reinforcement Program
Attached documents
Year 2022
Class code A8161
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Previous Class title
Term 秋学期授業/Fall
Day/Period 金4/Fri.4
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 highest level writing course in the ERP, aims to further develop students’ already significant English writing and discussion skills, by expanding their ability to write long paragraphs into essays consisting of a clear introduction, body, conclusion structure. It uses the second four chapters of the textbook to analyze and practice writing four different essay types: Process Essays, Cause / Effect Essays, Comparison / Contrast Essays, and finally Argumentative Essays. Through these units various writing skills are explored including organization, thesis statements, collocations, antonyms, summarizing, and so on. 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:
• write sophisticated, referenced, logical English essays (750w) on a range of academic and general topics
• be sensitive to the importance of citation and reference in academic writing and avoid plagiarism
• learn effective techniques for quoting, paraphrasing, summarizing, etc. the work of others
• deepen vocabulary related to target topics through in-class and further reading / research
• develop critical reading skills (identifying opinions and bias) using extended 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
• confidently 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:オンライン/online


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

Write down three SMART learning goals for this course

2[オンライン/online]:CEFR Self-Evaluation (Initial)
Chapter 5: Process Essays

Writing Practice Draft

3[オンライン/online]:Chapter 5: Process Essays
Writing Practice Draft pair review

Writing Practice Final

4[オンライン/online]:Chapter 5: Process Essays
Writing Practice Final group review

Review Chapter 5

5[オンライン/online]:Chapter 6: Cause / Effect Essays

Writing 1 Draft

6[オンライン/online]:Chapter 6: Cause / Effect Essays
Writing 1 Draft pair review

Writing 1 Final

7[オンライン/online]:Writing 1 Final DUE – 10%
Chapter 6: Cause / Effect Essays
Discussion 1 – 10%

Review Chapter 6

8[オンライン/online]:Writing 1 Final feedback
Chapter 7: Comparison / Contrast Essays

Writing 2 Draft

9[オンライン/online]:Chapter 7: Comparison / Contrast Essays
Writing 2 Draft pair review

Writing 2 Final

10[オンライン/online]:Writing 2 Final DUE – 10%
Chapter 7: Comparison / Contrast Essays
Discussion 2 – 10%

Review Chapter 7

11[オンライン/online]:Writing 2 Final feedback
Chapter 8: Argumentative Essays

Writing 3 Draft

12[オンライン/online]:Chapter 8: Argumentative Essays
Writing 3 Draft pair review

Writing 3 Final

13[オンライン/online]:Writing 3 Final DUE – 10%
Chapter 8: Argumentative Essays
Discussion 3 – 10%
CEFR Self-Evaluation (Final) / Student surveys

Review Chapter 8
Prepare a short speech on “What I learned in this course”

14[オンライン/online]: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 (essays). They will also be asked to set goals and develop study plans as part of their self-study.


● Longman Academic Writing Series (Level 4); Essays with Online Practice & Digital Resources,
5th Edition, Pearson (ISBN: ‎ 978-0136838630 )


● 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)


Sandor Dome was born in Hungary and grew up in various countries including going to school in the US and University in Italy. He has also worked in England and has worked in Japan for 8 years. Before joining ALC, he had been working with university students, helping them with their studies and language exam preparation, also taking part in exchange programs and international workshops. Gabor aims to

create an inspiring environment where learners can find comfort and achieve their goals.


English proficiency requirement:
TOEFL® iBT 61+, TOEFL® ITP 500+, TOEIC® 625+, IELTS 6.0+ or EIKEN® CSE2.0 2400+ or English Placement Test α 730+