Academic English (A and B)
In these courses, students will develop their academic listening, note-taking, and summary writing skills through the study of English lectures in preparation to attend content classes. Activities will include listening to lectures in class, taking structured notes, asking and answering questions, and writing summaries.
- English Lecture Comprehension: Learn to listen to lectures, identify the structure, and understand the main points and details.
- Note-Taking: Learn to take structured notes of the main points and details while listening to lectures.
- Asking Questions: Learn to ask questions about the contents of a lecture.
- Paragraph Writing: Learn to write single and multiple-paragraph lecture summaries and persuasive texts.
- Academic Vocabulary: Learn appropriate academic vocabulary.
- Making a persuasive argument: Learn to communicate ideas persuasively in written and spoken format.
- Peer Feedback: Learn to give and receive constructive peer feedback.
- Materials will be provided by the course instructor.
Assessment and grading
Throughout the course, the following assessment tools will be used to evaluate whether students are meeting the criteria of each course goal. Specific details related to each class are available on the respective Waseda Moodle course pages.
- Quizzes (lecture comprehension, note-taking, summary writing, vocabulary)
- Written assignments
- Active participation in class activities including discussions, peer feedback sessions, and Q&A sessions
- Test Absence Policy