[Oral Expression in English GⅢ] Summer2020

July 13, 2020

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 GIII”, and is for graduate students. This is an English elective subject, and participants are eligible to receive 2 units of credit.

Course Title 

Oral Expression in English GⅢ

Course Code LAE.E435

August 24 – 29(Please see below for the periods.)

Instructor Jon Mitchell
Classroom ZOOM (W931 is also available if needed.)
Course Description

Studying – and living – overseas is a remarkably rewarding experience which can provide a wealth of new opportunities; also, it can bring many challenges. During this course, students will explore how others have adapted to their new lives abroad – including building a sense of confidence, community and cooperation – and provide students with linguistic skills to help them prepare and live overseas. All four skill areas – listening, speaking, reading and writing – will be covered, but the emphasis will be on oral expression via group discussions and presentations.

Textbook Catalyst – Writing from Reading 1 (Steve Jones and Suzanne Kalbach), Cengage, ISBN: 978-0618474783
Evaluation Two presentations (20% each)
Two reaction papers (20% each)
One essay (20%)

Syllabus and Periods

DAY 1:
 (1-2) Introduction + Class survey
 (3-4) Nature and nurture: How personalities are formed.
DAY 2:
 (1-2) Our personalities: A short presentation
 (3-4) International relationships
DAY 3:
 (1-2) Case study: A dilemma
 (3-4) Building a sense of community
 (5-6) Proposal: Building a sense of community overseas (1)
DAY 4:
 (1-2) Proposal: Building a sense of community overseas (2)
 (3-4) Immigration in the United States
DAY 5:
 (1-2) Immigration in students’ own countries
 (3-4) Studying abroad: An introduction
DAY 6:
 (1-2) Studying abroad: Some similarities and differences
 (3-4) Studying abroad: Presentations
 (5-6) Course feedback


① 20 students in each class. (Places offered in order of receipt of application.)
② Students must intend to attend on all days.
③ “Oral Expression in English GlA” and “Oral Expression in English Glll” will be offered at the same time.
④ Since “Oral Expression in English GIA” is a 300-level class, students with IDs beginning with 20B may not enroll. Please consider taking one of 100-level “Oral Expression in English Gl” classes, which will be held on different dates.
⑤ If you have not filled out and submitted this form within the application period, you will not be able to take the course.



APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply with Google form available on the Foreign Language Section website.
APPLICATION PERIOD: From July 27th to 31st 5pm, 2020
※ From July 20th until 24th, 5pm for students in the Global Scientists and Engineers Course.


Applicants not requesting credit should send an email to the following email address. Students requesting credit are given priority; while other applicants will be given a place if available. The results will be notified after all applications have been received. Mail address: (Please change “_a_” to an atmark.)
Subject: “Course Title” non-credit application.

Please include your name and student ID number in the body of the email message.


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