The aim of this course is to introduce the concepts utilized in standardized testing. Students will learn about test making and test taking strategies by creating and discussing different types of standardized test questions. These strategies can be used to help students maximize their test score on standardized tests. Students will practice speaking, listening, reading, writing, discussion, and critical thinking skills throughout this course.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
For more detailed information, check the Can-do Goals for this course.
NOTE: The following Grading Criteria and Course Schedule will be followed regardless of the BCP level. If there is a change in BCP level, please check your weekly agenda for any updates. Additionally, all meetings of this course are designated face-to-face classes. If you've received official permission from the university to attend via Zoom due to special circumstances such as health reasons, if the BCP level is BCP3+, or if your instructor has opted to conduct classes via Zoom, please note that all Zoom sessions will be broadcast live (your instructor will contact you directly with details for Zoom access), with no recordings available. You are required to attend and participate in these scheduled sessions. Except for these situations, attendance via Zoom is not permitted.
注意：以下の成績評価基準およびコース･スケジュールは、原則、BCPレベルに関係なく適用されます。BCPレベルに変更があった場合は、これらを含め、何らかの変更がないか、最新情報を毎週のアジェンダで確認してください。この科目の全授業回（１週目から15週目、すべての授業）が対面授業に指定されています。健康上の理由など特別な事情によりZoomでの受講を大学から正式に許可された場合、BCPレベルが３以上になった場合、また、授業担当教員の事情によりZoomでの授業を余儀なくされている場合は、全授業がZoomでライブ配信（=リアルタイム配信）されます (Zoomアクセスに関する詳細は教員から直接連絡があります)｡ 録画はされません。必ず、定時にZoomセッションにアクセスし、授業に｢参加｣してください。尚、ここに挙げた状況以外でのZoomによる出席は許可されません。
Grades will be based on the following:
| 7 Practice tasks
1 Review/course review
|Practice & Review/course review tasks are graded on a 4-3-2-1-0 scale. If all requirements of the task are completed at an exceptional level, you will receive 4 points; if they are fully met, you will receive 3 points; if they are somewhat met, 2 points; if they are only partially met, 1 point; if you do not participate in the task or are absent, 0 points.||32 points|
|6 Review tasks||Review tasks are graded on a 3-2-1-0 scale. If all requirements of the task are completed at an exceptional level, you will receive 3 points; if they are adequately met, 2 points; if they are only partially met, 1 point; if you do not participate in the task or are absent, 0 points.||18 points|
|7 Assessment Modules||5 points||35 points|
|3 TOEIC® Exercises Cycles||5 points each - Late cycles will be scored as zero. Each cycle is due at 11:59pm on Meetings 4, 8, and 12. You MUST complete each cycle to move on to the next.||15 points|
|Late assignment submission||minus 1 point|
Testing and Business English Skills: English Expeditions, Seibido Publishing Co., Ltd.
You are required to bring an English-English dictionary to class every day. See the list of recommended dictionaries below for more information.
|Meeting||Weekly Topics||Practice, Review,
& Course Review Tasks
Guidelines for Question Making
Language and Style of Distractors
|2||Section 1||Describing a Scene - Practice||Cycle 1
|3||Section 1||Describing a Scene - Review||Assessment Module 1|
|4||Section 2||Question or Statement and Response - Practice|
|5||Section 2||Question or Statement and Response - Review||Assessment Module 2|
|6||Section 3||Short Conversations - Practice|
|7||Section 3||Short Conversations - Review||Assessment Module 3|
|8||Section 4||Short Talks - Practice|
|9||Section 4||Short Talks - Review||Assessment Module 4|
|Assessment Module 5|
|12||Section 6||Missing Words or Phrases - Practice|
|13||Section 6||Missing Words or Phrases - Review||Assessment Module 6|
|14||Section 7||Reading Comprehension - Practice|
|15||Section 7||Reading Comprehension
|Assessment Module 7|
97% or more, A+; 87-96%, A; 77-86%, B; 60-76%, C; below 60%, F
NOTE: At the end of the third year, you will be taking a TOEIC-IP exam. You will then be re-streamed for your fourth-year courses based on the results of this TOEIC-IP and the numerical average of your third-year English courses. Therefore, it is important to strive for not only a high letter grade, but also for the highest numerical grade that you are capable of.
Students are expected to submit assignments in a timely fashion. Failure to submit timely may result in a reduction of the student’s overall grade. Students will be penalized 3 demerits for each non- submission and 1 demerit for each late submission. Students who accumulate more than 15 'demerits' (the equivalent of 5 absences) will receive an unsatisfactory grade ('F') for the course. As a rule, no make-up work will be given for unexcused absences.
You are required to use an English-English dictionary for your exercises. The following is a list of quality paper dictionaries for English language learners. You may use any other dictionary or you may elect to use an electronic dictionary.Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, Oxford University Press.
There are no extra-credit points available for this course.
The following will be considered violations of our academic honesty policy:
Any of the above violations will result in a score of 0 for ALL exercises on that day, as well as forfeiting your chance for extra-credit.