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The 1st Round of ENGLISH CLASSES 2018

Kashiwa International Office offers Technical Writing & Presentation Skills and English Conversation classes. The classes are given in English by native English speakers.

Technical Writing & Presentation Skills 
English Conversation Classes

 

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 is a lecture course that consists of seven (7) classes and aims to improve the technical writing and presentation skills of students in English. See the course syllabus on the UTAS system for more information.

The first part of the course covers the most typical structure model (IMRAD) used today in technical writing; that is, for theses, dissertations, and technical journal articles.

The instructor's weekly mini-presentations are designed to demonstrate good presentation techniques, not only to teach technical writing and presentation concepts.

In-class activities include recognizing and rewriting poor technical English, explaining 2-3 slides in front of the class, among others. The activities are designed to challenge students, in addition to introducing and reinforcing learning points.

Writing skills cover strong verb use, effective word choice, logic and sufficient explanation, negative vs. positive, subject-verb agreement, plural forms, and other common English errors. Defining a research problem, explaining data, message vs. grammar, stating a hypothesis, and other more advanced concepts are also to be covered.

Presentations skills cover aesthetically appealing slide design, spacing, font choice, color use, and other common elements of an excellent presentation will be covered. Gaining attention, non-verbal techniques, pause use, and other more advanced concepts are also to be covered.

Course Title No of classes
Application Period
Instructor

Technical Writing & Presentation Skills

7

March 27 (Tue) 10:00 -

April 19 (Thur) 17:00

Prof. John Freeman
Place
Size Day Time Dates

Lecture Room 2, Environmental Studies Bldg. (June 7)

Lecture Room 7, Environmental Studies Bldg. (June 14-July 19)

30 Thurs 14:55 -16:40

June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19

Credit
   1 credit unit (GSFS Common Lectures, Special Lecture on Frontier Science X)
   Course number:47000-34 / S2 term


Application Procedures

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

 

(Application Period: March 27 - April 19)

 

 

English Conversation Classes (non-credit)

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

Class Information

*All classes will require a minimum amount of participants (5 people) to go ahead. If the minimum amount of participants is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

Course Title Session Size

Application

Period

The 1st Round of English Conversation Classes 2018

7-10

5-10 people / class

3/16 (Fri) 13:00 -

4/9 (Mon) 17:00

Class

[Class Description]

Day / Time Dates Place Instructor Tution Fee
Graduate Students: Basic A

Tue /

13:10-14:50

5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24

#125, 1F

Environmental Studies Bldg.

Chen Siyuan (Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin)

5,000 yen / person

Graduate Students: Basic B

Wed /

13:10-14:50

5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25

#125, 1F

Environmental Studies Bldg.

David Abbott (Athénée Français)

5,000 yen / person

Graduate Students: Intermediate

Tue / 15:00-16:40 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24

#125, 1F

Environmental Studies Bldg.

 

 

Chen Siyuan (Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin)

5,000 yen / person

Graduate Students: Upper- Intermediate A

Tue / 13:00-14:40

 

5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24

Seminar Room 1, Kashiwa Library

Joe Hüg (Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin)

5,000 yen / person

Graduate Students: Upper- Intermediate B

Wed /

15:00-16:40

5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25

#125, 1F

Environmental Studies Bldg.

David Abbott (Athénée Français)

5,000 yen / person

Graduate Students: Advanced

Tue /

15:00-16:40

5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24

Seminar Room 1, Kashiwa Library

Joe Hüg (Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin)

5,000 yen / person

Staff: Pre-Intermediate

Thur /

15:00-16:40

5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5

#125, 1F

Environmental Studies Bldg.

Corrine Schwier (Berlitz Japan Ltd.) 10,000 yen / person
Staff: Upper-Intermediate

Thur /

17:00-18:40

5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5

#125, 1F

Environmental Studies Bldg.

Corrine Schwier (Berlitz Japan Ltd.) 10,000 yen / person

Level Check Test 

  Day Time Place Test Content

1

4/16

(Mon)

10:30-13:00, 14:00-16:00 Kashiwa Library, UTokyo Speaking test with a native speaker
2

4/17 (Tue)

10:30-13:00, 14:00-16:00 Kashiwa Library, UTokyo Speaking test with a native speaker
  Taking this test is mandatory fot those applying for English Conversation Classes. It takes around 5-10 minutes for each person. You can choose your preferred date and time from the application form. The determined date and time will be informed once the application is completed.

 

Application Procedures

 

(Application Period: March 16 - April 9)

 

Past lectures

2017 2nd Round

2017 1st Round

2016 2nd Round

2016 1st Round

2015 2nd Round

2015 1st Round

2014 Winter

2014 Summer

2013 Winter

2013 Summer

2012 winter

2012 summer

2011 winter

Updated: Apr. 2, 2018

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