This is a learner-centered course prepares you for researching academic topics and writing APA & MLA formatted papers. Building on the skills acquired in AEW1 in the previous year, special attention is paid to research paper organization, standard citation systems, and use of academic English.
Through readings and viewings, note-taking, reflective activities, and in-class discussions, you can analyze your motivation by learning more about your language learning experience, your ought-to self, and ideal self. Then, you can find many convenient ways to become more motivated while learning at university. This class is useful not only for English, but for any subject you learn with more confidence.
You get to focus on researching and writing about current social, scientific, and global issues in English of your choice by taking notes and revising drafts for APA or MLA formatted research paper followed at international universities. Attention to IELTS test preparation will also be provided.
The English Resource Center (ERC) at Saitama University is for you that supports your English. We are dedicated to hold a space not only to increase your English proficiency, but to make connections with your peers. We hope you will visit us and look forward to meeting you.