English Writing-Listening A

Numbering Code U-LAS20 10002 SB48 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Seminar (Foreign language)
Target Year 1st year students Target Student For all majors
Language English Day/Period Tue.5
Instructor name MILNE, Daniel (Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences Senior Lecturer)
Outline and Purpose of the Course The goals of this course are to: 1) develop a more advanced level of academic writing, especially in relation to the skills related to writing research essays, 2) develop a more advanced level of academic listening, discussion, and presentation skills, and 3) expand academic vocabulary. Regarding academic writing skills, students will be expected to do the following: a) develop a topic and include specific details from outside sources; b) organize paragraph structures into an essay form; c) research various outside sources for the purpose of supporting ideas and arguments (i.e., quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing); d) develop multiple drafts of writing; and e) become aware of how to self-edit one’s own writing. Regarding academic listening skills, students will be provided a range of authentic listening activities both in class and out. In addition, students will be expected to engage in class discussion and will learn to present their writing. Regarding academic vocabulary, students will be expected to learn vocabulary using the "Kyoto University Vocabulary Database 1110" outside of class and be assessed in class. Students will also be expected to take responsibility for their own learning by reflecting on their language learning experiences and achievements through self-assessment surveys (the KU Can-Do Statements).
Course Goals By the end of this course, students will have acquired the following skills at varying levels. Students will be
able to:
- write multi-paragraph essays.
- express ideas in longer paragraphs.
- summarize content from lectures, presentations, and other audio-visual materials.
- select appropriate content through various research methods.
- produce a range of supporting paragraphs using outside sources.
- use a range of rhetorical styles.
- express coherent ideas in cohesive paragraphs.
- edit texts under the guidance of the instructor.
- format written text appropriately using suitable punctuation.
- paraphrase a variety of short texts, often using appropriate synonyms.
- recall and use academic vocabulary.
Schedule and Contents Unit 1: Introduction and Course Overview
Unit 2: The Academic Writing Genre
Unit 3: Model Essay Analysis part 1
Unit 4: Research Methods part 1: Types of sources
Unit 5: Plagiarism and In-text Citations
Unit 6: Brainstorming
Unit 7: Essay Organization
Unit 8: Paraphrasing and Summarizing
Unit 9: Self-Editing and Peer Review
Unit 10: Model Essay Analysis part 2
Unit 11: Research Methods part 2: Types of data
Unit 12: Outlining
Unit 13: Writing References
Unit 14: Student Presentations

Some of these units may be covered in one or two classes. A more detailed course syllabus, including course dates, will be distributed in the first weeks of class.
Evaluation Methods and Policy 1. Vocabulary assessments 10%

2. Listening assessments 30%
*Students will access online listening materials in a self-study manner to
prepare for the listening tests.
*The score for the listening assessments is determined by performance on
four in-class assessments and the study record of TOEFL ITP Sample Test Unit.

3. Writing assignments 60%
*Scores for writing assignments may include in-class writing tasks and participation in class activities as well as a term paper.
*Students must complete various writing assignments, including an essay of at least 300 words in order to receive credit for the course. Note that plagiarism must be avoided.
Course Requirements Refer to "Handbook of Liberal Arts and General Education Courses".
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students are required to study academic vocabulary from the designated part
(EGAP vocabulary) of the "Kyoto University Vocabulary Database 1110" outside
of class, and regularly take vocabulary assessments in class.

Students will also study the online listening materials outside of class through the GORILLA system. The materials for the first semester are as follows:
・TOEFL ITP Sample Test Unit (required)
・KU Academic Listening (A) Units 1-12 (optional)
・KU Can-Do Self-Assessment (optional)
・Extra practice for further study (optional)

Students must take four in-class assessments based on the KU Academic Listening (A) units. However, students are not required to complete the individual listening units.

For details such as the deadlines and the in-class assessment schedule, please see the handout distributed in class and the information posted on the GORILLA system.
Textbooks Textbooks/References 京都大学英語学術語彙研究グループ&研究社『京大・学術語彙データベース基本英単語1110』, , (研究社), ISBN:978-4-327-45221-6
Instructors will provide printed handouts and/or electronic materials in lieu of a writing textbook.
References, etc. Introduced during class