Summer Intensive English Courses for Undergraduates
July 01, 2022
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 has the overall title “Oral Expression in English GⅠ”, and is directed at undergraduates. This is an English elective subject, and participants are eligible to receive 2 units of credit.
|Title||Oral Expression in English GⅠ 1|
August 16, 17, 18, 19 and 22
|Class Room||ZOOM (Language Lab 1 is also available if needed.)|
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.|
50% Attendance and Class Participation, 30% Presentations, 20% Quizzes
|Title||Oral Expression in English GⅠ 2|
August 22 – 26
|Classroom||ZOOM (H102 is also available if needed.)|
During this course, we will be exploring some techniques to help students with their future pursuits overseas; whether considering science-related subjects abroad, attending a language school to improve English skills or applying for an internship, this course is designed to help students to become a more confident writer and speaker.
These classes will recreate the atmosphere of an authentic study abroad community. Students are advised to speak English as much as possible, to respect classmates by listening to them carefully and helping them when they have problems.
By the end of the course, students will have prepared an interview, a statement of purpose and a short presentation related to studying overseas.
|Textbook||Instructor will provide hand-outs for each class.|
|Evaluation||One 500-word Statement of Purpose: 35%
One-page reflection on interview performance: 30%
One-page feedback on presentations: 35%
|Title||Oral Expression in English GⅠ 3|
August 17-19, 22, and 23
|Classroom||ZOOM (Language Lab 2 is also available if needed.)|
This week-long intensive course is geared to 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 dealt with shall include world travel, comparative culture, education, health, 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, with timely feedback given.
|Textbook||All materials to be handed out in class.|
|Evaluation||50% Attendance and Class Participation, 20% Pair Presentation, 30% Individual Presentation|
Advanced Class (2 units of credit) for Undergraduates
The objective of this short-term intensive course is to train undergraduate 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.
|Title||Oral English Expression GⅠA|
August 23-26, 29, and 31
|Classroom||ZOOM (H104 is also available if needed.)|
This six-day intensive course, focused on helping students get their point across on various STEM issues, is designed for those wanting to practice and enhance their English speaking and presentation skills. It will be student-centered, with active participation expected every day. Students will be given various topics designed to utilize and boost their critical thinking skills through discussion and debate. They will also be required to make two presentations (pair and individual). Vocabulary building and active listening will also be critical components of the course.
|Textbook||All materials to be distributed in class.|
|Evaluation||50% Attendance and Class Participation, 20% Pair Presentation, 30% Final Presentation (individual)|
Course Requirements and Application (GⅠ and GⅠA)
■ Terms of Eligibility for Undergraduates
1. 20 students in each class. Places are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.
2. Students are required to attend all dates.
3. You may not enroll in multiple “Oral Expression in English GⅠ” classes. (However, you may enroll in one of the three 100-level “Oral Expression in English GⅠ” classes and in the 300-level “Oral Expression in English GⅠA.”)
4. All three “Oral Expression in English GⅠ” classes have the same level of difficulty.
5. Students with IDs beginning with 22B (except for GSEP and credit students) may not enroll in the 300-level “Oral Expression in English GⅠA.”
6. Graduate students can take undergraduate courses and earn credits but they are not included in graduate school requirements. Please take “Oral Expression in English GⅢ” for graduates.
7. Students who register/add to the course via the Kyomu Web System but do not complete the Google Form application will not be able to take the course.
■ Application Procedure: Apply by Google Form available on the Foreign Language Section Website
(The link will be installed on the Foreign Languages Section Website only during the application period.)
■ Application Period: August 1st, 10:30am – August 5th, 5pm
*July 25th, 10:30am– July 29th, 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 SELECTION results will be notified after all applications have been received.)
E-mail address: eigoscr_a_fl.ila.titech.ac.jp (Please change “_a_” to an at mark.)
Subject: “Course Title” non-credit application.
Please include your name and student ID number in the body of your email.