教養発展コース:英語4技能の底上げ、自律的探究心を養う

Course Overview

The goal of this course is to build the independence, study skills, and academic English ability necessary to succeed in LA400 and higher-level courses at J PREP and beyond. Each part of the course is designed with the aim of improving the students’ four key English skills.
Students will learn how to do independent research and give effective presentations on academic topics. Every 2-3 weeks, students are expected to complete an independent research project. Students present this research to their class and are graded on the richness of the content they create, and the presentation skills that they display. The course also includes graded writing assignments, where students are taught how to write effective academic paragraphs.
Throughout the year, students review key intermediate and advanced grammar techniques with a particular focus on speaking output. Each week, there are discussion-based activities where students need to think critically and share ideas on key themes and topics covered in the class.

英語4技能の底上げを行い、興味や関心のある分野を自律的に探究する力を養う教養発展コース。初歩レベルの社会的かつ学問的な内容の学習を通じて、アカデミックな内容を英語で理解し、英語で表現するための導入を行う。サイエンスや人権問題、アメリカの歴史など多分野のテーマを扱いながら、リサーチやディスカッション、プレゼンテーションを高頻度で実施する。

Main Target 小学6年生〜中学2年生(主に中学生)・LA350修了者
School hours 3 hours per week
Next Course LA400, SA500
Available Site ShibuyaJiyugaoka
Main Target
小学6年生〜中学2年生(主に中学生)・LA350修了者
School hours
3 hours per week
Next Course
LA400, SA500
Available Site
ShibuyaJiyugaoka

From Instructor

Perrie Raymond

Education: BA in Comparative Literary Studies, University of Kent Canterbury.
English teacher in Japan since 2013.

This course is designed to give students an introduction to the study of liberal arts. It is perfect for advanced junior high school students and focuses on the four key skills of English – listening, speaking, reading, and writing. There is also a strong focus on students learning how to become effective independent learners.
Regular research projects allow students to be creative and teaches them how to present their own ideas to an audience. This is not a test-preparation course, but it will provide an introduction for long-term study overseas. The course covers a wide variety of liberal arts topics with each chosen to foster critical thinking in English.

Liberal Arts Courses