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2020 Spring English Courses    (2 units of credit) for Undergraduate Student

- OVERALL COURSE OBJECTIVES -
     The objective of this short-term intensive program is to train students in such a way as to increase their abilities in English oral expression, to the point where they can participate in tertiary education in the English-speaking world.
     The class is titled “Oral Expression in English GII-1”, and is directed at undergraduates. This is an English elective subject, and participants are eligible to receive 2 units of credit.

<Oral Expression in English GII 1> Course number: LAE.E182-01
    *Students from Suzukakedai campus may apply by email.
(There is no need to submit a hard copy of your application.)
Dates and Times: February 10, 12, 13, 14, 17 (10:45 – 16:35)
Instructor: Mark Stoneburgh
Classroom: W371
Course Title: Improving Communication Skills Through Discussion and Presentations
Course Description:
This five-day intensive course is designed for students looking for a forum that will allow them to speak English on a wide array of topics. It will be student-centered and (very) active participation will be expected. The general daily format is discussion/debate with presentations at the end of the day. Aside from general fluency, other areas that will be addressed include: critical thinking skills, presentation skills, listening skills, and vocabulary building. If you are looking for a fun but challenging class, this may be what you are looking for.
Textbook: Handouts will be provided
Evaluation:
50% Attendance and Class Participation, 30% Presentations, 20% Quizzes
Syllabus:
Day 1: (1) Course introduction, Self-introductions, (2) Family and Friends, (3) Presentations
Day 2: (1) Shopping, (2) Food and Eating, (3) Presentations
Day 3: (1) Jobs and Careers, (2) Small Business Ownership, (3) Business project and presentation
Day 4: (1) Culture, (2) Travel, (3) Presentations
Day 5: (1) Politics, (2) The Future, (3) Presentations

<Oral Expression in English GII 2> Course number: LAE.E182-02
    *Students from Suzukakedai campus may apply by email.
(There is no need to submit a hard copy of your application.)
Dates and Times: February 10, 12, 13, 17, 18 (10:45 - 16:35)
Instructor: Paul Narum
Classroom: H136
Course Title: Around the World in 100 Hours (Travelogue and Best Country Comparison)
Course Description:
This five-day intensive course is geared toward those students wishing to improve their English oral expression skills, particularly discussion, debate and presentation, through a comparative look at different countries around the world. The main subjects to be treated will include world travel, comparative culture, education, health, and welfare, and science and technology. The pair presentation will focus on a travelogue to a certain country, while the individual presentation will be about criteria for what can be considered the "best country." Critical thinking strategies will be emphasized as students become more effective speakers.
Textbook:
All materials to be handed out in class.
Evaluation:
50% Class Participation, 25% Pair Presentation, 25% Individual Presentation.
Syllabus:
Day 1 (Feb. 10)
        (1) Course introduction, self-introductions
        (2) Theme A (Travel), discussion
        (3) Strategies and techniques for pair presentations
Day 2 (Feb. 12)
        (1) Pair Presentations (travelogue) – Preparation and warm-up
        (2) Pair Presentations (travelogue) – Part One
        (3) Pair Presentations (travelogue) – Part Two, feedback and assessment
Day 3 (Feb. 13)
        (1) Theme B (Education or Science/Technology)
        (2) Discussion and debate on Theme B
        (3) Strategies and techniques for personal presentations; selection of topics
Day 4 (Feb. 17)
        (1) Theme C (Education or Science/Technology)
        (2) Theme D (Quality of Life, Health and Welfare)
        (3) Discussion and debate on Themes C&D
Day 5 (Feb. 18)
        (1) Personal Presentations (Best Country) – Part One
        (2) Personal Presentations (Best Country) – Part Two
        (3) Student evaluation and feedback, course wrap-up

<Oral Expression in English GII 3> Course number: LAE.E182-03
    *Students from Suzukakedai campus may apply by email.
(There is no need to submit a hard copy of your application.)
Dates and Times: February 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 (10:45 - 16:35)
Instructor: Jon Mitchell
Classroom: Language Lab 1 (4th Floor, W3 building)
Course Title: Skills for Studying Abroad
Course Description:
This weeklong course will provide students with an introduction to some key skills for studying overseas. We will be exploring how-to-write a successful application letter, ways to prepare for the interview process and short academic talks. The course is aimed at students who may be considering a university-level course abroad, a shorter exchange program or a week-long study session. Also, these skills are transferable - they can be applied to job-hunting, too.
Textbook: Handouts will be provided
Evaluation:
Application Essay - 35%, Interview simulation - 30%, Presentation - 35%
Syllabus:
1 - Introduction + Class survey
2 - Interview skills: Background
3 - Application essay: Exploring successful techniques
4 - Presentation skills: Researching the issues
5 - Interview skills: Key points
6 - Application essay: Planning the first draft
7 - Presentation skills: Planning and practice
8 - Interview skills: Dealing with difficult questions
9 - Application essay: The second draft
10 - Presentation skills: The Conclusion
11 - Planning time: Interviews
12 - Presentation skills: Questions and Answers
13 - Presentations
14 - Interview simulations
15 - Course feedback - counseling and comments


Oral Expression in English GII



Advanced Class    (2 units of credit) for Undergraduate Students

- OVERALL COURSE OBJECTIVES -
    The objective of this short-term intensive course is to train graduate students in such a way as to increase their abilities in English oral expression, to the point where they can participate in tertiary education in the English-speaking world, or be active as members of international research communities in the near future.
    The course is titled “Oral Expression in English GIA”, and is directed at undergraduate students. This is an English elective subject, and participants are eligible to receive 2 units of credit.

<Oral Expression in English GII A> Course number: LAE.E336
    *Please note that the schedule is subject to change due to coronavirus. Thank you for your understanding.
    *Students from Suzukakedai campus may apply by email.
(There is no need to submit a hard copy of your application.)
Dates and Times: March 24th-26th (Tue. - Thur.) 9:00-16:35; March 27th (Fri.)10:45-16:35
Instructor: Mark Stoneburgh
Classroom: Language Lab.1 (West 3 bldg., 4th floor)
Course Title: Improving Communication Skills Through Discussion and Presentations
Course Description:
This five-day intensive course is designed for students looking for a forum that will allow them to practice and enhance both their English speaking and presentation skills. It will be student-centered and active participation will be expected. Students will be presented with various topics designed to utilize and boost their critical thinking skills through discussion & debate. They will also be required to make daily presentations (individually and in groups). Vocabulary building and active listening will be critical components of the course.
Textbook: Handouts will be provided
Evaluation:
40% Attendance and Class Participation, 40% Presentations, 20% Quizzes
Syllabus:
Day 1: (1) Course introduction, Self-introductions, (2) Hometown, (3) Individual Presentations
Day 2: (1) Nationalities, (2) Stereotypes, (3) Individual Presentations
Day 3: (1) America, (2) Europe, (3) Individual Presentations
Day 4: (1) Social Issues, (2) Group Research and Preparation, (3) Group Research and Preparation
Day 5: (1) (PPT) Group Presentations, Q & A, (2) (PPT) Group Presentations, Q & A, (3) The Future
        *PPT= Power Point


Oral Expression in English GII A



2019 Spring English Course    (2 units of credit) for Graduate Students

- OVERALL COURSE OBJECTIVES -
    The objective of this short-term intensive course is to train graduate students in such a way as to increase their abilities in English oral expression, to the point where they can participate in tertiary education in the English-speaking world, or be active as members of international research communities in the near future.
    The course is titled “Oral Expression in English GⅣ”, and is for graduate students. This is an English elective subject, and participants are eligible to receive 2 units of credit.

<Oral Expression in English GIV> Course number: LAE.E436
    *Please note that the schedule is subject to change due to coronavirus. Thank you for your understanding.
    *Students from Suzukakedai campus may apply by email.
(There is no need to submit a hard copy of your application.)
Dates and Times: March 24th-26th (Tue. - Thur.) 9:00-16:35; March 27th (Fri.)10:45-16:35
Instructor: Mark Stoneburgh
Classroom: Language Lab.1 (West 3 bldg., 4th floor)
Course Title: Improving Communication Skills Through Discussion and Presentations
Course Description:
This five-day intensive course is designed for students looking for a forum that will allow them to practice and enhance both their English speaking and presentation skills. It will be student-centered and active participation will be expected. Students will be presented with various topics designed to utilize and boost their critical thinking skills through discussion & debate. They will also be required to make daily presentations (individually and in groups). Vocabulary building and active listening will be critical components of the course.
Textbook: Handouts will be provided
Evaluation:
30% Attendance and Class Participation, 30% Presentations, 20% Quizzes, 20% Daily Written Assignments
Syllabus:
Day 1: (1) Course introduction, Self-introductions, (2) Hometown, (3) Individual Presentations
Day 2: (1) Nationalities, (2) Stereotypes, (3) Individual Presentations
Day 3: (1) America, (2) Europe, (3) Individual Presentations
Day 4: (1) Social Issues, (2) Group Research and Preparation, (3) Group Research and Preparation
Day 5: (1) (PPT) Group Presentations, Q & A, (2) (PPT) Group Presentations, Q & A, (3) The Future
        *PPT= Power Point


Oral Expression in English GIV



Terms of Eligibility for undergraduate students
* Students enrolled at Tokyo Tech.
* 20 students in each class. (Places offered in order of receipt of application. Only 1 course may be taken.)
1. Places offered in order of receipt of application.
2. Students must intend to attend on all days.
3. You may not enroll in multiple “Oral Expression in English GII” classes. (However, you may enroll in one of the three “Oral Expression inEnglish GII” classes and in “Oral Expression in English GIIA.”)
4. All three Oral expression in English GⅡclasses have the same level difficulty.
5. Since “Oral Expression in English GIIA” is a 300-level class, students with IDs beginning with 19B may not enroll.
6. Graduate students can take undergraduate courses and earn credits but it is not included in graduate school requirements. Please take “Oral Expression in English GⅣ” for graduates.
7. Students from Suzukakedai campus should scan the Japanese ver. QR code and send an email to apply.
8. Credit from taking the Spring Intensive classes will be received in time for department affiliation.
9. Students who are planning to graduate in March 2020 may not make the graduation decision deadline in time. Please consult us if you are planning to graduate in March 2020.
10. If you have not registered for the course at the counter within the following application period, you will not be able to take the course.

* For those students who not do want to receive credits, places will be assigned as available after those who do want credit. Such student will be contacted around February 3rd.
* As soon as we reach the maximum number of students, we will switch to waiting list.
* We may contact you on the day of the class. Please be aware of that and apply for the waiting list.

Terms of Eligibility for graduate students
* Students enrolled at Tokyo Tech.
* 20 students in each class.
1. Places offered in order of receipt of application.
2. Students must intend to attend on all days.
3. Students from Suzukakedai campus should scan the Japanese ver. QR code and send an email to apply.
4. Students requesting credit are given priority; while other applicants will be given a place if available. The scheduled date for informing applicants of the outcome is February 3rd.
5. Students who are planning to graduate in March 2020 cannot take the course for credit.

<Application Procedure>
* Apply first at Room 805, W3 (Foreign Languages Section Office)
* Download the course addition form for the course you wish to take from the Web System and print it out. Bring the printout as well as your Student ID card.
Tokyo Tech Portal link https://portal.titech.ac.jp/
<Application Period>
- January 27th to 31st, between 9:30am and 5pm.
- January 20th to 24nd, between 9:30am and 5pm for students in the Global Scientists and Engineers Course.
mail address : eigoscr at flc dot titech dot ac dot jp









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