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The 2nd Round of ENGLISH CLASSES 2017

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

9/7(Thu)

10/10(Tue)

17:00

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

Conference Room, Library

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

2) The PRACTICUM sessions Group A

8 Wed 14:55
-16:40

Seminar Room 2, Library

1/10, 1/17, 1/24

2) The PRACTICUM sessions Group B

8 Thu 14:55
-16:40

Seminar Room 2, Library

1/11, 1/18, 1/25

2) The PRACTICUM sessions Group C

8 Fri 14:55
-16:40
Seminar Room 2, Library 1/12, 1/19, 1/26
Credit
   1 credit (GSFS Common Lectures, Special Lecture on Frontier Science XI)
   Course number:47000-35 / A2 Term


Application Procedures

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.

 

(Application is closed)

 

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 1st Round of English Conversation Classes 2017

7

10 people / class

9/7 (Thu) 10:00 - 9/29 (Fri) 17:00

Class

[Class Description]

Day Time Day Place Instructor

Staff Intermediate

Tue 15:00-16:40 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19

#114, 1F Environmental Studies Bldg.

 

Freeman,
Project Professor

Graduate Students Upper- Intermediate

Tue

17:00-18:40

 

11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19

#114, 1F Environmental Studies Bldg.

 

Freeman,
Project Professor

Graduate Students Elementary

Thu 13:00-14:40

11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21

#027, B1F

Environmental Studies Bldg.

Ms. Siyuan, Dispatched

English Instructor

Graduate Students Intermediate

Thu 15:00-16:40

11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21

#027, B1F

Environmental Studies Bldg.

Ms. Siyuan, Dispatched

English Instructor

Level Check Test 

  Day Time Place Test Content

1

10/11

(Wed)

13:00-17:00 Kashiwa Library, UTokyo Speaking test with a native speaker
2

10/13

(Fri)

13:00-17:00 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 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 is closed)

Past lectures

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: Oct. 10, 2017

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