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Courses


Undergraduate courses for credit offered in academic year 2014.

2013 spring semester

e2

This course appears in the course catalog as 英語II (English II).

This course is required of all freshmen who selected English as their first foreign language. This course may not be exempted.

Prerequisite: none.

In this one-semester online course, students acquire skills to understand some common expressions used on college campuses; read some academic material; watch some journalistic video programs; and say some telephone phrases.

Much of the work for this course is done individually over the web in our CALL (computer-aided language learning) classrooms.

Students must

  • take TOEFL-ITP held on campus on 2013-06-15 Saturday
  • take the final exam held between 2013-07-24 and 2013-07-31
  • complete specified online assignments


Hokudai's CALL portal
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2013 fall semester

wed1

All-English training for giving a campus tour



This course appears in the course catalog as 英語演習中級ー11 (English Seminar, intermediate level, class 11).

Class meets during wed1 in room E215, a non-CALL classroom in E building. This course uses CALL, but does not meet in a CALL classroom. You will use CALL for self-study after class.

Registration is limited to 25 students. To register, you must enter and win the course registration lottery between 2013-09-27 and 2013-10-03. Lottery results were announced on 2013-10-07 at 08:30.

This course is offered to all freshmen (that is, freshmen in "kiso 基礎" classes 1 through 52) who scored between 420 and 530 in TOEFL-ITP.

Prerequisite: e2 (英語II, English II).

In this one-semester wholly-English course, students acquire skills to meet people, give walking directions on or near campus, and suggest and explain sightseeing spots.

If the course progresses rapidly, students will also become able to: explain how to order food, pay, eat, and bus dishes at the campus cafeteria; explain the names, ingredients, cooking methods, and eating techniques of common Japanese food and drink; and explain restaurant menus written in Japanese.

Much of the work for this course is done in class by practicing conversations.

Students shall prepare for class by studying words and phrases that will be used in conversations.

You may study with friends during and after class.

Class slides and assignments are on glexa.

Watch this class from 2012 fall semester on Hokudai's Open CourseWare.

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wed2

All-English training for travel and documentaries



This course appears in the course catalog as 英語III中級ー6C (English 3, intermediate level, class 6C).

Class meets during wed2 in room E215, a non-CALL classroom in E building. This course uses CALL, but does not meet in a CALL classroom. You will use CALL for self-study after class.

Registration is limited to 50 students. To register, you must enter and win the course registration lottery between 2013-07-24 and 2013-07-30. Lottery results were announced on 2013-09-16 at 08:30.

This course is offered to freshmen in "kiso 基礎" classes 6 through 15 who scored between 420 and 530 in TOEFL-ITP.

Prerequisite: e2 (英語II, English II).

In this one-semester wholly-English course, students acquire skills to (a) meet people, (b) understand short videos such as anime and documentaries, and (c) say, hear, read and write using phrases that commonly appear in casual conversations or documentary programs.

During class, you will prepare sentences that you will use in your conversations, and talk with your conversation partners.

After class, at home or in a CALL classroom, you will use the glexa online learning system to view videos, answer questions, study new phrases, and write or say sentences. You will memorize the new phrases and sentences so that you can use them in your next class.

You may study with friends during and after class.

Class slides and assignments are on glexa.

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wed3

All-English training for travel and documentaries



This course appears in the course catalog as 英語IV初級ー04 (English 4, introductory level, class 04).

This class is being video-recorded for inclusion in Hokudai's Open Courseware program.

Class meets during wed3 in room E215, a non-CALL classroom in E building. This course uses CALL, but does not meet in a CALL classroom. You will use CALL for self-study after class.

Registration is limited to 40 students. To register, you must enter and win the course registration lottery between 2013-07-24 and 2013-07-30. Lottery results were announced on 2013-09-16 at 08:30.

This course is offered to freshmen in "kiso 基礎" classes 16 through 22 who scored below 420 in TOEFL-ITP.

Prerequisite: e2 (英語II, English II).

In this one-semester wholly-English course, students acquire skills to (a) meet people, (b) understand short videos such as anime and documentaries, and (c) say, hear, read and write using phrases that commonly appear in casual conversations or documentary programs.

During class, you will prepare sentences that you will use in your conversations, and talk with your conversation partners.

After class, at home or in a CALL classroom, you will use the glexa online learning system to view videos, answer questions, study new phrases, and write or say sentences. You will memorize the new phrases and sentences so that you can use them in your next class.

You may study with friends during and after class.

Class slides and assignments are on glexa.

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wed4

All-English training for travel and documentaries



This course appears in the course catalog as 英語III中級ー37C (English 3, intermediate level, class 37C).

Class meets during wed4 in room E215, a non-CALL classroom in E building. This course uses CALL, but does not meet in a CALL classroom. You will use CALL for self-study after class.

Registration is limited to 50 students. To register, you must enter and win the course registration lottery between 2013-07-24 and 2013-07-30. Lottery results were announced on 2013-09-16 at 08:30.

This course is offered to freshmen in "kiso 基礎" classes 31 through 34 who scored between 420 and 530 in TOEFL-ITP.

Prerequisite: e2 (英語II, English II).

In this one-semester wholly-English course, students acquire skills to (a) meet people, (b) understand short videos such as anime and documentaries, and (c) say, hear, read and write using phrases that commonly appear in casual conversations or documentary programs.

During class, you will prepare sentences that you will use in your conversations, and talk with your conversation partners.

After class, at home or in a CALL classroom, you will use the glexa online learning system to view videos, answer questions, study new phrases, and write or say sentences. You will memorize the new phrases and sentences so that you can use them in your next class.

You may study with friends during and after class.

Class slides and assignments are on glexa.

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2014 spring and fall semesters


I will teach similar courses as in 2013. The differences are:

  • All courses I teach in 2014 fall may focus more on writing than on speaking, if I cannot hire conversation partners.
  • In 2014 fall tue5, I will also teach a repeat course (a course for students who are repeating any English language course).