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Brush-Up English

Brush-Up English Summer Course 2020

Objectives

This program aims to help engineering students improve their basic English communication skills. It also encourages them to actively participate in various courses, such as the International Relations Program, using the English skills they have developed. In the program, instructors from external training institutions provide lessons on campus.

Program details

The program offers the following English courses where teachers from external training institutions provide small-group classes. Students can take advantage of free tuition fee that is covered by CEED but need to purchase textbooks depending on the course.

Notification (Important): To prevent the potential spread of the novel coronavirus, we offer “Online Brush-Up English Course” this summer. The classes are conducted in real-time, using a video conferencing service ZOOM and CEED e-learning system.

Class Schedule AY2020 Summer Break Course *We have stopped accepting applications because the limit has been reached.

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Class Capacity Number of Classes Day Time Term
English Discussion 15 5 Wed. 4:30 pm-6:00 pm Aug. 26-Sept. 23
English Communication 15 5 Wed. 4:30 pm-6:00 pm Aug. 26-Sept. 23
Talk & Talk 10 5 Mon. 10:30 am-12:00 pm Aug. 24-Sept. 28 (no class on Sept. 21)
TOEIC Preparation 15 8 Mon. Tue. Thu. Fri. 4:30 pm-6:00 pm Sept. 7-Sept. 18

Course details

English Discussion Summer Course(Instructor:Mr. Stephen Burrow)

This course will focus on discussion and will help students improve their speaking skills, as well as their English in general. Before each class, students will watch a short video to practice some listening, and the video will be used as a base for a discussion in the class. A variety of themes will be covered, for example, cultural differences between countries, environmental issues and advertising.

  • Enrollment is limited to 15 students per class.
  • Classes are conducted using a videoconferencing service ZOOM and CEED e-learning system.
  • Students may purchase a textbook.

English Communication Summer Course(Instructor:Ms. Ivy Lin)

This course focuses on practical English use in a variety of situations. The active-learning lessons are designed to be student-based with feedback from the instructor. The participants are expected to take part in listening, speaking, role-play practice, and topic-based discussion. To maximize the learning outcome, they are encouraged to prepare for discussion topics before class.

  • Enrollment is limited to 15 students per class.
  • Classes are conducted using a videoconferencing service ZOOM and CEED e-learning system.
  • Students may purchase a textbook.

Talk and Talk Summer Course(Instructor:Ms. Situmbeko Nasilele)

Talk and Talk English Conversation class is a 5 week summer course designed to build up conversation skills by using vocabulary building exercises, pair and team tasks, listening exercises and more. Every week, students will be able to discuss different topics and improve their confidence when using English in everyday life.”

  • Enrollment is limited to 10 students per class.
  • Classes are conducted using a videoconferencing service ZOOM and CEED e-learning system.
  • Students need to purchase a textbook (3,080 yen).

TOEIC Preparation Summer Intensive Course(Instructor:Ms. Yabana)

This 8-day course will help students become familiar with TOEIC® Listening and Reading Test and strengthen their test-taking skills. Students will review and practice aspects needed to succeed on the test, such as essential grammar and vocabulary, as well as general communication skills. The first week will mainly cover the listening sections, followed by the second to focus on the reading sections.

  • Enrollment is limited to 15 students per class.
  • Classes are conducted in Japanese.
  • Classes are conducted using a videoconferencing service ZOOM and CEED e-learning system.
  • Students need to purchase a textbook (3,300 yen).

Prerequisites

  1. The program is open to graduate students, sophomores, juniors and seniors enrolled in students enrolled in the Graduate School of Engineering, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology and Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (students taught by instructors of the Faculty of Engineering) and School of Engineering.
  2. Students should avoid being late and absent, finish all assignments and prepare/review for lessons.
  3. Students enrolled in the program are asked if they would like to apply for and participate in an internship program.

Program registration procedures (Important)

Applicants must submit application form to the CEED office by e-mail for program registration. The form can be downloaded from the CEED website or obtained at the CEED Office.

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Orientation

Date and venue: There will be no orientation for this semester. (Check this website for updates.)
Reference: 2020 Spring and Summer Term courses (completed)

Application Due

Friday, August 7, at noon *We have stopped accepting applications because the limit has been reached.
Submit the application form by e-mail. Application will be closed upon reaching its capacity.

For more information, contact us at:
E-mail: ceed-int◆eng.hokudai.ac.jp *Replace ◆ with an at sign. Phone 706-7163 (Yabana)