Curriculum

Academic Foundation Programs

English Language Program
Educational Objectives

We use materials that involve the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and improve students' English ability comprehensively. We aim to improve students' basic English communication skills that are required in daily life, work and research. We also use materials related to today's business and industry to widen students' perspectives and raise their awareness as members of international society. Students learn how to use dictionaries, analyze sentences and read extensively, thus becoming autonomous English-language learners.

Educational Objectives of Subjects

Basic English

English Topics
Students review basic grammar (conjunctions, verb tenses, noun clauses, numbers, structures, questions, passive voice, rhetoric, etc.), and learn the spelling and pronunciation of words. They learn classroom English to improve their communication skills, and read sentences according to their level to improve their reading ability. They learn to use a dictionary, analyze sentences and read extensively in order to become self-directed learners.

Subjects

English Topics I
English Topics II
English Topics III
English Topics IV
English Topics V

Business Communication
Students learn English expressions used in business and at workplaces. They learn how to use vocabulary and expressions related to business through their tasks (product development, presentations, advertising, etc.). They acquire speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through presentations, discussions, interviews and group role playing.

Subjects

Business Communication I
Business Communication II

Academic Reading
Students read simple sentences regarding professional and academic topics to improve their reading ability. They learn various skills for reading long sentences and understanding their structure, purpose, main point and details. They improve their academic vocabulary, and learn to guess the meaning of new words. They also read short stories regarding academic topics, and speak, write, and ask about the content, as well as find conclusions and express their opinions logically.

Subjects

Academic Reading I
Academic Reading II

Writing/Presentation
Students review basic English grammar, which is indispensable for writing, and improve their writing skills. They also learn how to make a communicative presentation.

Subjects

Writing/Presentation I
Writing/Presentation II

English Seminar
This is an advanced subject for the purpose of improving students’ presentation and discussion skills with regard to various issues faced by modern society. Students read or listen to English essays of an advanced level, and convey their opinions and thoughts about them through oral presentations and debates.

Subjects

English Seminar I

Practical English I
(Level A/B): This is a basic English course for students of level A and level B, and for those who will be taking TOEIC® for the first time. The target TOEIC® score is 350. Students learn basic grammar, vocabulary, and skills for taking TOEIC®.

Subjects

Practical English I

Practical English II
(Level C): This is an advanced English course for students of level C, and for those who want to raise their TOEIC® score for job hunting or proceeding to a graduate school. Students learn skills for raising their TOEIC® score through practice. They also learn the key points for systematically improving their listening, grammar and reading skills.

Subjects

Practical English II

Intensive English
Students learn how to communicate with native English speakers in situations where English is used as a common language, or when they cannot make themselves understood. They also learn how to consider cultural differences in communication with native speakers.

Subjects

Intensive English