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The 2nd Round of ENGLISH CLASSES 2016

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 & Presentation Skills Classes 
English Conversation Classes 

*You cannot take both "Technical Writing & Presentation Skills Classes" and "English Conversation Classes". Please choose one.

Evaluation Questionnaire

As part of ongoing effort to improve our program, we will ask you to answer the questionnaire after taking all classes.

Technical Writing & Presentation Skills (1 credit)

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 Start

Application End

 

Instructor

Technical Writing & Presentation Skills

7

3/25

(Fri)

4/15
(Fri) 17:00

Prof. John Freeman
Class Size Day Time Place Date
1)The THEORY sessions 24 Thu 14:55
-16:40

Conference Room, Library

6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23

2)The PRACTICUM sessions Group A

8 Wed 14:55
-16:40

Seminar Room 2, Library

6/29, 7/6, 7/13

2)The PRACTICUM sessions Group B

8 Thu 14:55
-16:40

Seminar Room 2, Library

6/30, 7/7, 7/14

2)The PRACTICUM sessions Group C

8 Fri 14:55
-16:40
Seminar Room 2, Library 7/1, 7/8, 7/15
Credit
   1 credit (GSFS Common Lectures, Special Lecture on Frontier Science XI)
   Course number:47000-34 / S Term

       Level Check Test  

  Day Time Place Test Content

1

4/13

(Wed)

17:30-18:30

 

Media Hall, Todai Kashiwa Library the multiple-choice exam
2

4/15

(Fri)

12:00-13:00 Media Hall,  Todai Kashiwa Library the multiple-choice exam
  Taking this test is mandatory.
  To choose the day, please use the program application form.
  Please be at Library by 10 minutes before the start.

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 Classes (non-credit)

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.

Class Information

Course Title Session Size

Application

Period

The 2nd Round of English Conversation Classes 2015

7

10 people / class

3/25-4/15

17:00

Class

[Class Description]

Day Time Day Place Instructor

Graduate Students Elementary A

Tue 15:00-16:40

5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28

*No class on 6/7

#114, 1F Environmental Studies Bldg.

 

Freeman,
Project Professor

Graduate Students

Upper Intermediate A

Tue

17:00-18:40

 

5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28

*No class on 6/7

#114, 1F Environmental Studies Bldg.

 

Freeman,
Project Professor

Staff

Elementary

Tue 13:00-14:40

5/10, 5/17, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19 *No class on 5/24

Seminar Room 2, Library

Kelly Cargos, Dispatched

English Instructor

Graduate Students

Elementary B

Tue 15:00-16:40 5/10, 5/17, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19 *No class on 5/24 Seminar Room 2, Library

Kelly Cargos, Dispatched

English Instructor

Graduate Students

Upper Intermediate B

Wed 13:00-14:40

5/11, 5/18, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20 *No class on 5/25

Seminar Room 2, Library / Lounge, 4F Environmental Studies Bldg.

(Only on 6/22)

Akiko Tanaka, Dispatched

English Instructor

Graduate Students, Researchers, Staff

Advanced

Wed 15:00-16:40 5/11, 5/18, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20 *No class on 5/25

Seminar Room 2, Library /

Lounge, 4F Environmental Studies Bldg.

(Only on 6/22)

Akiko Tanaka , Dispatched

English Instructor

Graduate Students

Intermediate A

Fri 13:00-14:40 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15 #114, 1F Environmental Studies Bldg.

Kathleen Nielsen,

Dispatched

English Instructor

Graduate Students

Intermediate B

Fri 15:00-16:40 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15 #114, 1F Environmental Studies Bldg.

Kathleen Nielsen,

Dispatched

English Instructor

Level Check Test  

  Day Time Place Test Content

1

4/13

(Wed)

17:30-18:30

 

Media Hall, Todai Kashiwa Library the multiple-choice exam
2

4/15

(Fri)

12:00-13:00 Media Hall,  Todai Kashiwa Library the multiple-choice exam
  Taking this test is mandatory.
  To choose the day, please use the program application form.
  Please be at Library by 10 minutes before the start.

 


Past lectures

2015 2nd Round

2015 1st Round

2014 Winter

2014 Summer

2013 Winter

2013 Summer

2012 winter

2012 summer

2011 winter

Updated: April 19, 2016

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