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2013 Summer 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 April 1 April 12 John Freeman
Class Size Day Time Place Date
1)The THEORY sessions 24 Thu 14:50
-16:30
Conference Room, Library

6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27

2)The PRACTICUM sessions Group A

8 Wed 14:50
-16:30

Conference Room, Library

7/3, 7/10, 7/17

2)The PRACTICUM sessions Group B

8 Thu 14:50
-16:30

Seminar Room #2(7/11, 7/18), Conference Room (7/4), Library

7/4, 7/11, 7/18

2)The PRACTICUM sessions Group C

8 Fri 14:50
-16:30
Seminar Room #2(7/12, 7/19), Conference Room (7/5), Library 7/5, 7/12, 7/19
Credit
   1 credit ( Special Lecture on Frontier Science X)
   Course number:47000-34

       Level Check Test  

  Day Time Place Test Content

1

4/12

17:30-18:30

 

 Conference Room,  Library the multiple-choice exam
2 4/15 12:00-13:00  Conference Room,   Library the multiple-choice exam
  Taking this test is not mandatory. However, we encourage everyone to take it.
  To apply for this placement test, please use the program application form.
  Please be at Library by 13:20.

   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.

<Thank you for your application!>


 

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 (TOEIC 600-750)

Intermediate A B/High Intermediate B: 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.

High Intermediate A: This course is aimed at comprehensive improvement of English conversation. The instructor will provide well-designed English conversation practice for students such as introduction of useful expressions, correction of conversation performance, pronunciation corrections, etc. Also, discussion practice will be included so that students will be able to exchange their opinions within a limited time.

Graduate Students- Advanced Class (TOEIC 750 or high)

Advanced Class A: Throughout the course, the students will learn how to use persuasive speech and to correctly use a variety of expressions. At the beginning, the students will express their opinions about assigned topics from a variety of areas. They will be challenged to exchange their opinions and the instructor will give advice to students to use better or alternative expressions. Various types of expressions, including idiomatic expressions, will be introduced and practiced. Speaking and pronunciation correction will be a part of this course too. Since they will have short presentations, debates and discussions throughout the course, they will be able to gain persuasive speech skills as well.

Advanced Class B :This class is mainly focused on speech and discussion. Students will aim to improve their communication skills.Students will have chances to summarize and discuss English compositions written in Newspapers and materials in such topics as cross-cultural understanding. The instructor of this class will mention techniques of discussions so that the students can convey their opinions naturally. Students will be able to exercise correct grammar usage elevating their vocabulary, idioms, and expressions.

Staff-Intermediate Class  (TOEIC 600-750)

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.

Staff- E-mail Writing and Telephone Skill (TOEIC 400-550)

As students learn the fundamental rules of Emailing and telephoning, their knowledge of English will be increased dramatically. Students will have abundant chances to role-play specific settings of telephone calls. In this manner, they will learn proper responses and practical expressions to handle calls. In the class of writing, students also receive tips on email writing. They will acquire the comprehensive skills necessary for email writing which will enhance their speed and efficiency in business activities.

Course Title Session Size

Application

Period

English Conversation
10
10 people / class
4/1-4/12
Class Day Time Day Place Instructor

Graduate Students 

Intermediate A

Tue 15:00-16:40

5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16

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

Staff

Intermediate

Tue

17:00-18:40

 

5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16

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


Graduate Students

Advanced A

Tue 15:00-16:40

5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16

Lounge, 4F Environmental Studies Building

(5/14 only)

Seminar Room #2 Library

Dispatched

English Instructor

Graduate

Students

Inter- High Intermediate A

Tue

17:00-18:40

 

5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16

Lounge, 4F Environmental Studies Building

(5/14 only)

Seminar Room #2 Library

Dispatched

English Instructor

Graduate

Students

Intermediate B

Wed 15:00-16:40 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17 #114, 1F Environmental Studies

Dispatched

English Instructor

Graduate

Students

Inter- High Intermediate B

Wed 17:00-18:40 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17 #114, 1F Environmental Studies

Dispatched

English Instructor

Graduate Students

Advanced B

Wed 15:00-16:40 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17

Lounge, 4F Environmental Studies Building

(5/15 only)

Seminar Room #2 Library

Dispatched

English Instructor

 

Staff e-mail Writing and Telephone Skill

Wed 17:00-18:40 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17

Lounge, 4F Environmental Studies Building

(5/15 only)

Seminar Room #2 Library

Dispatched

English Instructor

 

Level Check Test  

  Day Time Place Test Content

1

4/12

17:30-18:30

 

 Conference Room,  Library the multiple-choice exam
2 4/15 12:00-13:00  Conference Room,   Library the multiple-choice exam
Taking this test is not mandatory. However, we encourage everyone to take it. To apply for this placement test, please use the program application form.
  Please be at Library by 13:20.

Application Procedure

<Thank you for your application!>


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Updated: Sep 9, 2013

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