English Class Schedule

Fall 2021 (September 13th - December 10th, 2021)

Detailed information about courses below. Inquiries? Contact Margaret Howell (margaret.howell@oist.jp)

*Please note: English courses at OIST are available for OIST staff, students, and their immediate families*


Detailed Course Information

Class Textbook Topics covered
Basic Business English

International Express: Beginner

(ISBN: 978-0-19-441828-7)

Units 1 and 2 in the textbook. Meeting and introductions, saying numbers, talking about schedules and exchanging information.
Basic Conversation

Pathways 2nd Edition: Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking Foundations WITH ONLINE WORKBOOK ACCESS CODE

(ISBN: 978-1-337-56250-8)

Sections 3 and 4 in the textbook: speaking about unusual destinations, high tech and no tech.
Intermediate Grammar

Oxford English Grammar Course: Intermediate 

(ISBN: 9780194420839)

Sections 5 and 6 in the textbook: perfect tenses and modal verbs
Intermediate Conversation

Pathways 2nd Edition: Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking 2 WITH ONLINE WORKBOOK ACCESS CODE

(ISBN: 978-1-337-56252-2)


Units 7 and 8 in the textbook. Speaking about volcanoes and earthquakes, as well as historical wonders from the past.
Upper-Intermediate Business English

International Express : Upper Intermediate

(ISBN: 978-0-19-441827-0)

Units 7 and 8 in the textbook. Speaking about reported speech, effective meetings and giving feedback. Focusing on passives in advertisments, giving clear signals, recommending and responding.
Upper-Intermediate Conversation

Pathways 3 (ISBN 10: 9781337407731)

Chapters 9 and 10 in the textbook. Talking about archaeology and ancient history. Talking about emotions and personality.
Advanced Grammar

Oxford Grammar Course: Advanced (ISBN 10: 019431250X)

Sections 16 and 17 in the textbook. Noun clauses, indirect speech, subjunctive, and conditional statements (if).
TOEIC practice

Developing TOEIC Skills (ISBN: 9781944879778)

Students hoping for a TOEIC score of 650 or above should take this class. We will practice vocabulary, grammar, and test skills.
INCC (intercultural communication) no textbook

In the second half of the semester, students discuss how to use intercultural knowledge to make working at OIST easier. No registration required!

This semester's topics TBD

    Academic Skills Seminar no textbook

    Practice speaking and writing effectively as an academic at OIST.

    This semester's topics TBD