English Class Schedule

Summer 2021 (May 10 - August 6, 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 9 and 10 in the textbook. Speaking about past experiences, working on location, making plans, and writing email
Basic Conversation

Pathways 2nd Edition: Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking Foundations

(ISBN: 978-1-337-40770-0)

Sections 1 and 2 in the textbook: speaking about how different things are the same and different, small talk, and speaking about your job.
Intermediate Grammar

Oxford English Grammar Course: Intermediate 

(ISBN: 9780194420839)

Sections 3 and 4 in the textbook: future tenses and past tenses.
Intermediate Conversation

Pathways 2nd Edition: Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking 2 (ISBN: 978-1337562522)

 

Units 5 and 6 in the textbook. Speaking about psychology and the human brain, as well as food and diets.
Upper-Intermediate Business English

International Express : Upper Intermediate

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

Units 5 and 6 in the textbook. Speaking about future tenses, describing graphs and problems and solutions. Focusing on developing a career and goals and objectives.
Upper-Intermediate Conversation

Pathways 3 (ISBN 10: 9781337407731)

Chapters 7 and 8 in the textbook. We will speak about nature and different ways to protect the environment as well as traditional and modern medicine.
Advanced Grammar

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

Sections 14 and 15 in the textbook-conjunctions, clauses and tenses along with the rules for relative clauses (adjective clauses)
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

Every other week 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