Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2021Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K0273011 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 技術英語演習
Subject Name
(Katakana)
ギジュツエイゴエンシュウ
Subject Name in
English
Technical English
Instructor KAJIMOTO TSUYOSHI,KIM WOOKYUNG
Instructor
(Katakana)
カジモト ツヨシ,キム ウキョン
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon5-6:ENG 218, (1T) Thur1-2:ENG 220
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
 
Lecture and Seminar 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 22 : Language Education
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : English
Eligible Students 2nd grade students in faculty of engineering, Cluster 1
Keywords Technical English, Technical terms, Fundamental expressions, Reading, Advanced English expressions 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Program
In this course, students will learn technical terms, expressions, equation etc. to improve their English reading and writing skills necessary for engineering.  
Criterion referenced
Evaluation
Program of Mechanical Systems Engineering
(Abilities and Skills)
・Acquring basis of mechanical system engineering steadily and developing the applied skill.

Program of Transportation Systems
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Ability of communication transmission: Communication and information transmission ability necessary for an engineer and researcher.

Program of Material Processing
(Abilities and Skills)
・Acquiring basis of mechanical system, material creation and processing engineering steadily, and being able to apply

Program of Energy Transform Engineering
(Abilities and Skills)
・Acquring basis of mechanical system engineering steadily and developing the applied skill.

Program of Electrical,Systems and Information Engineering
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Ability of English conversation, reading and writing skills necessary for research accomplishment.

Program of Electronic Devices and Systems
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Ability of English conversation, reading and writing skills necessary for research accomplishment.

Program of Applied Chemistry
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Ability to collect and send information from international views.

Program of Chemical Engineering
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Improvement of  presentation and communication ability and cultivation of application ability to high informatization.

Program of Biotechnology
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Acquisition of basic and advanced knowledge relating to biotechnology and life science. (Target/Lecture class)
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Cultivation of communication skills (achievement target E)

Program of Architecture and Building Engineering
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Understanding on cultivation of communication ability. ((1) International communication ability.  Being able to introduce themselves to foreigners and make communications.  Being able to read and write technical papers on architecture and building engineering using dictionaries.)  ((2) Communication ability in Japanese.  Being able to introduce their own ideas to audience and to have questions and answers session.  Being able to prepare persuasive materials.  Being able to fully understand technical papers on architecture and building engineering (graduation theses for example) and to prepare manuscripts to convey the research results.) 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Globalization of industrial circumstances requires sophisticated English abilities. This course is aiming at training the individual English communication skills by learning logical English reading and English expression as well as English vocabulary used for wide range of engineering fields, such as material science, production engineering, research & development, marketing etc. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Guidance - objective, procedure, assessment evaluation and Online course
lesson2 English expression Name and number (1)
lesson3 English expression Name and number (2)
lesson4 English expression Unit and equation (1)
lesson5 English expression Unit and equation (2)
lesson6 English expression Position, motion and shape (1)
lesson7 English expression Position, motion and shape (2)
lesson8 English expression Comparison and standard (1)
       Comparison / order, scale and standard
lesson9 English expression Comparison and standard (2)
       Passive voice, subjunctive, purpose and reason, subject and modifier
lesson10 English expression - grammar of practical technical English -
       Verb, present participle and past participle
lesson11 English expression - usage and style of technical English (1) -
       General verbs, prefix, synonym and subject
lesson12 English expression - usage and style of industrial English (2) -
       General rule and English-Japanese translation
lesson13 Japanese-English translation
lesson14 Fill-in-blank question
lesson15 Final test

Students need to prepare for a small exercise at every lecture.​

In this course, students will be required to work on the online English training course provided by Hiroshima University. Listening and Reading courses will be used during lectures, and Speaking and Writing courses will be for homework. 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
Preparation for the 4th grade of the English Technical Writing Test
Preparation for the 3rd grade of the English Technical Writing Test
(Japan Society for Technical Communication) [Only Japanese version available]
Personal laptop computer will be used for online course at every lecture. 
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
 
(More Details) Textbooks
Personal laptop computer is necessary from the first lecture. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
This course is an exercise in engineering English.
In this class, a self-study is required and a small exercise is conducted every time to confirm the effect of the self-study.​

Lesson 1:  Guidance for lecture and Online course
Lessons 2-9: 4th grade of the English Technical Writing Test
Lessons 10-14: 3rd grade of the English Technical Writing Test
Lesson 15: Final test 
Requirements Enough preparation and review of each class is necessary.
Particularly, the preparation for the test is important to confirm the effect of self-study. 
Grading Method Up to 40 points for the final test, up to 40 points for online course, and up to 20 points for learning attitude.​ 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message  
Other   
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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