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2012 Winter English Classes

Kashiwa International Office offers technical writing & presentation skills classes and english conversation classes for both graduate students and university staff. The classes are given in English by native English speakers.

Technical Writing Seminar
Technical Writing & Presentation Skills Classes 
English Conversation Classes 

 

Technical Writing & Presentation Skills

Course Information

This course has two parts: 1) Theory and 2) Practicum (7 sessions total). 
See the course syllabus on UT-mate for more information.

1) The THEORY sessions review the important points of scientific and technical writing skills and presentation skills in the first 4 sessions.
     “Writing skills” cover standard organization, how logic and sentence patterns work together to make a convincing statement, typical writing errors, writing styles, and mechanics (punctuation, capitalization, format, etc.) expected in the world of scientific and technical writing in English.
     “Presentation skills” cover the basics of making good PowerPoint slides, and delivery skills (pronunciation, gestures, voice techniques, etc.) expected in the world of scientific and technical presentations in English.

2) The PRACTICUM sessions provide students the opportunity and experience of making their own presentation before a group and critiqued by the instructor.
     Students will make one presentation three times, hopefully making changes following the guidance of the instructor every time to develop better presentation skills. The 1st presentation will be about 5-6 slides, and student will be expected to add 1 or 2 slides after Sessions 1 & 2.

Course Title Session Application Term Application End Instructor
Technical Writing & Presentation Skills
7 Sep 24 Oct 12 John Freeman
Class Size Day Time Place Date
1)The THEORY sessions 24 Fri 14:50
-16:30
Conference Room, Library

11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21

2)The PRACTICUM sessions Group A

8 Wed 14:50
-16:30

Seminar Room #2, Library

1/9,1/16,1/23

2)The PRACTICUM sessions Group B

8 Thu 14:50
-16:30

Seminar Room #2, Library

1/10, 1/17, 1/24

2)The PRACTICUM sessions Group C

8 Fri 14:50
-16:30
Seminar Room #2, Library 1/11, 1/18, 1/25
Credit
   1 credit ( Special Lecture on Frontier Science XI)
   Course number:47000-35

       Level Check Test  

  Day Time Place Test Content

1

10/12

12:00-13:00

 

 Conference Room,  Library the multiple-choice exam
2 10/15 17:30-18:30  Conference Room,   Library the multiple-choice exam
 Taking this test is mandatory.Please choose available test date. To apply for this placement test, please use the program application form. Please be at Library by 10 minutes before start of the test.

   Application Procedure

Please apply from online application. We do not accept any application from UT-mate.  KIO will register directly, so students do not need to go through further procedure once you finish online application from here.


 

English Conversation Course

Kashiwa International Office offers English Conversation Classes in Kashiwa Campus for both graduate students and university staff. The classes are given in English by native English speakers.

Course Information

Graduate Students-Intermediate/High Intermediate Class 

This course targets students with some command of English to learn accurate and sophisticated expressions. The session consists of organizing one’s opinion, clarifying and summarizing one’s viewpoint within given time frame. Furthermore, some training will be provided for listening comprehension to practice skills in conversing as well as understanding lectures when studying abroad. Finally, participants should be able to develop skills for presentation and debate. (TOEIC 600-750)

Researchers & Staff-Intermediate Class 

This intermediate course targets students wishing to learn practical communication skills that will be useful in conversing with international researchers and students. Through interactive discussion participants can gain the ability to think and express in English most effectively. Furthermore, viable business communication skills of telephoning, presenting, business writing ( including e-mails) and the like will be covered. (TOEIC 600-750)

Graduate Students / Researchers / Staff-Advanced Class

New advanced course targets students wishing to improve overall fluency in English communication. The focus will be placed on refining necessary skills to enable students to communicate strategically and effectively through practicing discussion, debates, negotiation, presentation and the like. Course materials will include print articles, short case studies, video documentaries to provide opportunities to interactively communicate to hone up English skills while staying current on major topics of today’s global environment. (TOEIC 750 or high)

Course Title Session Size Start date of Application
English Conversation
7
10 people / class
9/24
Class Day Time Day Place Instructor

Graduate Students 

Intermediate A

Tue 14:50-16:30

11/6,11/13,11/20,

11/2712/4,

12/11,12/18

#114, 1F Environmental Studies Building Freeman,
Project Associate Professor

Graduate

Students

Advanced

Tue

17:00-18:40

 

11/6,11/13,11/20,

11/2712/4,

12/11,12/18

#114, 1F Environmental Studies Building Freeman,
Project Associate Professor

Graduate

Students

Intermediate B

Wed 14:50-16:30 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12 12/19 Seminar Room #1 Library Nichibei

Graduate

Students

Inter- High Intermediate

Wed 14:50-16:30 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12 12/19 #114, 1F Environmental Studies

Nichibei

Staff

Intermediate

Wed 17:00-18:40 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12 12/19 Seminar Room #1 Library

Nichibei

Graduate Students / Researchers /Staff  Advanced

Wed 17:00-18:40 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12 12/19 #114, 1F Environmental Studies Nichibei

Level Check Test  

  Day Time Place Test Content

1

10/12

12:00-13:00

 

 Conference Room,  Library the multiple-choice exam
2 10/15 17:30-18:30  Conference Room,   Library the multiple-choice exam
  Taking this test is mandatory. Please choose available test date.
  To apply for this placement test, please use the program application form.
  Please be at Library by 10 minutes before start of the test.

Application Procedure


Past lecture

2012 summer

2011 winter

Updated: Sep 28, 2012

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