2020 Spring English Courses

December 09, 2019

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.
This course is one of the course category of Global Scientists and Engineers Course, and participants are eligible to receive 2 units of credit.

Lecture Title Oral Expression in English GⅣ
Course number LAE.E436
Dates and Times

This course have been postponed due to coronavirus.
*Please note that the schedule is subject to change due to coronavirus. Thank you for your understanding.

March 2 – 6 (Mon – Fri) 10:45 – 16:35

March 24th-26th (Tue. – Thur.) 9:00-16:35 ;  March 27th (Fri.)10:45-16:35

Instructor Mark Stoneburgh
Classroom Oookayama W371
Course Description

Improving Communication Skills Through Discussion and Presentations

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

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

Notice・ Application

TERMS OF ELIGIBILITY: Student enrolled at Tokyo Tech / 20 Students in class

①Places offered in order of receipt of application.
②Students must intend to attend on all days.
③Students from Suzukakedai campus should scan the Japanese ver. QR code and send an email to apply.
④Students 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.
⑤Students who are planning to graduate in March, 2020 cannot take the course for credit.



①Apply first at Room 805, W-3 (Foreign Languages Section Office)
②Download 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.



January 27th to 31st, between 9:30am and 5pm.
※ January 20th and 24th, between 9:30am and 5pm for students in the Global Scientists and Engineers Course


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