Brush-Up English

Brush-Up English 2019

Objectives

This program aims to help graduate students, sophomores, juniors, and seniors improve their basic English communication skills. It also encourages them to actively participate in various courses, such as the International Relations Program, using the English skills they have developed. In the program, instructors from external training institutions provide lessons on campus.

Tentative Calendar AY2019/2020

Period Orientation Deadline for application Class Term Day Time
All Year Let’s Speak English! Contact us for more information
Fall Quarter 1. Oct. 4
12:15-
2. Oct. 7
18:15-
By Noon Oct. 10 English Discussion 10/16-11/20 Wed 16:30-18:00
Academic Writing 10/16-11/20 Wed 18:15-19:45
English Presentation 10/17-11/21 Thurs 10:30-12:00
Oral Communication(A) 10/16-11/20 Wed 14:45-15:45
Oral Communication(B) 10/17-11/21 Thurs 16:45-17:45
Basic English(A) 10/16-11/20 Wed 12:15-14:15
Basic English(B) 10/17-11/21 Thurs 18:15-20:15
Basic English2/3 10/4-11/22 Fri 18:15-20:45
TOEIC Listening 10/16-11/20 Wed 16:40-19:40
TOEIC Reading 10/15-11/22 Tue & Fri 8:50-10:20
Winter Quater November TBA English Discussion
Academic Writing
English Presentation
Oral Communication(A)
Oral Communication(B)
Basic English(A)
Basic English(B)
Basic English3
Spring Break January TBA Speaking & Writing
Oral Communication(A)
Oral Communication(B)
Basic English(A)
Basic English(B)
Basic English3
Intensive English
Spring Quarter 1. Fri. April 5
18:00〜
2. Mon. April 8
12:15〜
3. Wed. April 10
18:15~
Noon on April 11 English Discussion 4/17-5/29 Wed 16:30-18:00
Academic Writing 4/17-5/29 Wed 18:15-19:45
English Presentation 4/18-5/30 Thurs 16:30-18:00
Oral Communication(A) 4/16-5/28 Tues 12:45-14:15
Oral Communication(B) 4/18-5/30 Thurs 18:15-20:15
Basic English(A) 4/16-5/28 Tues 12:15-14:15
Basic English(B) 4/18-5/30 Thurs 18:15-20:15
Basic English2 4/16-5/28 Tues 18:15-20:15
Basic English3 4/12-5/24 Fri 18:15-20:45
Summer Quarter 1. Wed. May 15
18:15〜
2. Fri. May 17
12:15〜
Noon on May 28 English Discussion 6/12-7/17 Wed 16:30-18:00
Academic Writing 6/12-7/17 Wed 18:15-19:45
English Presentation 6/13-7/18 Thurs 10:30-12:00
Oral Communication(A) 6/11-7/16 Tues 14:45-15:45
Oral Communication(B) 6/13-7/18 Thurs 16:45-17:45
Basic English(A) 6/11-7/16 Tues 12:15-14:15
Basic English(B) 6/13-7/18 Thurs 18:15-20:15
Basic English2 6/11-7/16 Tues 18:15-20:15
Basic English3 6/14-7/26 Fri 18:15-20:45
Summer Vacation 1. July 11
12:10~
2. July 17
18:00~
3. July 22
11:00~
@L-200
Noon on July 26 Speaking & Writing 8/8-8/13 Everyday 9:00-13:00
TOEIC Listening and Reading 9/9-9/13 Everyday 9:00-13:00
Oral Communication(A) 8/8-8/13 Everyday See Course Description
Oral Communication(B) 9/5-9/12 weekdays 17:30-18:30
Basic English(A) 8/8-8/13 Everyday See Course Description
Basic English(B) 9/5-9/12 weekdays 15:00-17:00
Basic English2&3 Aug. & Sept. weekdays
Intensive English 9/19-27 weekdays See Course Description

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Submit the application form to the CEED Office.
Room L-200 Extension 7163 E-mail: ceed-int@eng.hokudai.ac.jp

Offered in AY 2018

Period Orientation Deadline for application Class Term Day Time
All Year Let’s Speak English! Contact us for more information
Spring Quarter April 6
at 6 p.m.

①April 11
at 6 p.m.
②April 12
at 11:30 a.m.
by noon,
April 12
Academic Writing 4/18-5/30 Wed 16:30-18:00
English Discussion 4/18-5/30 Wed 18:15-19:45
Productive English Use 4/19-5/31 Thurs 16:30-18:00
Oral Communication (A) 4/17-5/29 Tues 16:30-17:30
Oral Communication (B) 4/19-5/31 Thurs 14:45-15:45
Basic English (A) 4/17-5/29 Tues 18:15-20:15
Basic English (B) 4/19-5/31 Thurs 12:15-14:15
Basic English2 4/18-5/30 Wed 17:30-19:30
Basic English3 4/13-5/25 Fri 18:15-20:15
Summer Quarter (1)4:20 p.m.
on May 23
(2)11:30 a.m.
on May 24
Noon, June 7 Academic Writing 6/20-7/25 Wed 16:30-18:00
English Discussion(A) 6/20-7/25 Wed 18:15-19:45
English Discussion(B) 6/21-7/26 Thurs 16:30-18:00
Oral Communication (A) 6/19-7/24 Tues 16:30-17:30
Oral Communication (B) 6/21-7/26 Thurs 14:45-15:45
Basic English (A) 6/19-7/24 Tues 18:15-20:15
Basic English (B) 6/21-7/26 Thurs 12:15-14:15
Basic English2 6/20-7/25 Wed 17:30-19:30
Basic English3 6/22-7/27 Fri 18:15-20:15
Summer Vacation July 11
(1)12:15~
(2)16:20~
Noon on July 19 Speaking & Writing 8/3-8/9 Everyday 9:00-13:00
TOEIC Listening and Reading Canceled
Oral Communication (A) 8/3-8/10 Everyday 15:00-16:00
Oral Communication (B) 8/30-9/14 Weekdays 10:00-11:00
Basic English (A) 8/3-8/10 Everyday 16:15-18:15
Basic English (B) Canceled
Basic English3 8/22-9/18 Weekdays 10:00-12:00
Fall Quarter (1)18:10 p.m.
Oct. 5
(2)12:15 p.m.
Oct. 9
Noon on October 11 English Discussion 10/17-11/21 Wed 16:30-18:00
Academic Writing 10/17-11/21 Wed 18:15-19:45
English Presentation 10/18-11/22 Thurs 16:30-18:00
Oral Communication (A) 10/16-11/20 Tues 16:30-17:30
Oral Communication (B) 10/17-11/21 Wed 14:45-15:45
Basic English (A) 10/16-11/20 Tues 18:15-20:15
Basic English (B) 10/17-11/21 Wed 12:30-14:30
Basic English2
Basic English3 10/12-11/16 Fri 18:15-20:15
Winter Quarter (1)12:15 p.m.
Nov. 13
(2)6:15 p.m.
Nov. 15
Noon on November 20 English Discussion 12/5-1/23 Wed 16:30-18:00
Academic Writing 12/5-1/23 Wed 18:15-19:45
English Presentation 12/6-1/24 Thurs 16:30-18:00
Oral Communication (A) 12/4-1/22 Tues 16:30-17:30
Oral Communication (B) 12/5-1/23 Wed 14:45-15:45
Basic English (A) 12/4-1/22 Tues 18:15-20:15
Basic English (B) 12/5-1/23 Wed 12:30-14:30
Basic English3 11/30-1/25 Fri 18:15-20:15
Spring Break (1)12:15 p.m.
Jan. 11
(2)6:15 p.m.
Jan. 16
Noon on January 28 Speaking & Writing 2/12-2/21 TWTh 9:00-13:00
Oral Communication (A) 2/14-2/21 Weekdays 15:30-16:30
Oral Communication (B) 2/27-3/6 Weekdays 10:30-11:30
Basic English (A) 2/14-2/21 Weekdays 17:00-19:00
Basic English (B) 2/27-3/6 Weekdays 12:00-14:00
Basic English3 2/26-3/20 Weekdays
Intensive English 3/26-3/30 Everyday 10:30-16:30

Offered in AY 2017/2018

Period Orientation Deadline for application Class Term Day Time
All Year Let’s Speak English! Contact us for more information
Spring Quarter 4/7
18:00〜
4/11 English Discussion 4/18-5/30 T 17:00-18:30
Academic Writing 4/18-5/30 T 18:45-20:15
Speak Up and Speak Out!(A) 4/17-5/29 M 18:00-19:30
Speak Up and Speak Out!(B) 4/17-5/29 M 19:45-21:15
Basic English (A) 4/13-5/25 Th 18:10-20:10
Basic English (B) 4/19-5/31 W 10:30-12:30
Basic English (C) 4/13-5/25 Th 14:45-16:45
Basic English2 4/14-5/26 F 18:10-20:10
Summer Quarter 5/15 5/24 Academic Writing 6/13-7/18 T 18:45-20:15
Speak Up and Speak Out!(A) 6/12-7/24 M 18:00-19:30
Speak Up and Speak Out!(B) 6/12-7/24 M 19:45-21:15
Basic English (A) 6/8-7/20 Th 18:10-20:10
Basic English (B) 6/7-7/21 W 10:30-12:30
Basic English (C) 6/8-7/20 Th 15:00-17:00
Basic English2 6/9-7/21 F 18:10-20:10
Summer Vacation 7/18
18:15〜
(August Class)
7/21
(September Class)
8/22
Speaking & Writing 8/4-10 Everyday 9:00-13:00
Basic English 8/1-6 Everyday 15:00-17:00
Basic English2 8/2-10 Weekdays 18:10-20:10
TOEIC Listening and Reading 9/7-13 Weekdays 9:00-13:00
Basic English 9/5-12 Weekdays 18:10-20:10
Fall Quarter 10/6
①12:15〜
②17:00〜
by noon
on 10/12
Academic Writing 10/17-11/21 T 17:00-18:30
English Discussion 10/17-11/21 T 18:45-20:15
Basic English (A) 10/13-11/17 T 18:10-20:10
Basic English (B) 10/17-11/21 F 10:30-12:30
Basic English3 10/6-11/17 F 18:10-20:10
Winter Quarter Tuesday Nov. 14
①12:15〜
②17:15〜
by noon
on 11/21
Academic Writing 12/5-1/23 T 17:00-18:30
English Discussion 12/5-1/23 T 18:45-20:15
Basic English (A) 12/1-1/26 T 18:10-20:10
Basic English (B) 12/5-1/23 F 10:30-12:30
Basic English3 12/1-1/26 F 18:10-20:10
Oral Communication 12/5-1/23 T 11:00-12:00
Spring Break ①Tuesday, Jan. 16
at 5:15pm
②Wednesday, Jan. 17
at 12:15pm
by noon
on Jan. 23
Speaking & Writing 2/13-22 T/W/Th 9:00-13:00
Basic Englis 2/13-22 T/W/Th 17:15-19:15
Oral Communication (A) 2/13-22 T/W/Th 15:30-16:30
Basic English3 3/8-15 Weekdays 10:30-12:30
Basic English 3/19-27 Weekdays 17:15-19:15
Oral Communication (B) 3/19-27 Weekdays 11:30-12:30

講座詳細

Academic Writing (Instructor: Mr. Stephen Burrow)

This course aims to help students to learn how to write academic-style essays. Students will write one full essay and other assignments outside class and submit them. The instructor will show how to organise an academic essay, correct errors and give advice to students. The class is conducted in English and includes opportunities for discussion in English. Handouts are distributed in class, so no textbook is required.
With financial support from the CEED, students who take this course can take advantage of free tuition fee, but need to purchase a textbook. Enrollment is limited to 15 students per class.
Students are to bring a laptop PC.

English Discussion (Instructor: Mr. Stephen Burrow)

The goal of this course is to help students improve their English skills by using newspaper or internet articles from the international media. Students will receive an article the week before the class so they can read it in their own time. During the class we will review vocabulary and understanding of the article, and then practice discussion questions based on the article in pairs and groups.
With financial support from the CEED, students who take this course can take advantage of free tuition fee, but need to purchase a textbook (3,272 yen.) Enrollment is limited to 20 students per class.

English Discussion (Instructor: Ms. Ivy Lin)

The goal of this course is to help students improve their English skills by using newspaper or internet articles from the international media. Students will receive an article the week before the class so they can read it in their own time. During the class we will review vocabulary and understanding of the article, and then practice discussion questions based on the article in pairs and groups.
With financial support from the CEED, students who take this course can take advantage of free tuition fee, but need to purchase a textbook. Enrollment is limited to 20 students per class.

English Presentation (Instructor: Ms. Ivy Lin)

By writing and saying effective English expressions useful in presentations, students can learn how to deliver clear oral presentation, using logical content and structure. They can also gain skills to capture audience attention.
With financial support from the CEED, students who take this course can take advantage of free tuition fee, but need to purchase a textbook (2,916 yen.) Enrollment is limited to 20 students per class.

Speak Up and Speak Out (Instructor: Ms. Diane Brown)

This class will develop communication skills and specialist English language knowledge for engineering professionals. The class will cover topics common to all kinds of engineering such as procedures and precautions; monitoring and control; and engineering design. Authentic activities such as describing technical problems, suggesting solutions, and working with drawings will enable students to communicate more effectively and with more confidence.
With financial support from the CEED, students who take this course can take advantage of free tuition fee, but need to purchase a textbook. Enrollment is limited to 20 students per class.

Speaking & Writing (Instructor: Mr. Stephen Burrow)

Using a practice textbook, students are to learn basic ideas about speaking and writing tests and its structure and strategy for the test and practice repeatedly for the Speaking and Writing sections.
With financial support from the CEED, students who take this course can take advantage of free tuition fee, but need to purchase a textbook. Enrollment is limited to 20 students per class.

TOEIC Listening and Reading (Instructor: Mr. Stephen Burrow)

Using a practice textbook, students are to learn basic ideas about the TOEIC test, and its structure and strategy for the test.
With financial support from the CEED, students who take this course can take advantage of free tuition fee, but need to purchase a textbook. Enrollment is limited to 20 students per class.

Basic Level English (Instructor: Ms. Yumi Nakamichi)

Using course materials and class activities, students are to practice speaking with a partner and to the class. They are also to build vocabulary and learn test-taking skills. The class will be conducted in Japanese and English.
With financial support from the CEED, students who take this course can take advantage of free tuition fee, but need to purchase a textbook (1,512 yen.) Six 120 minutes lessons are in one term. Enrollment is limited to 20 students per class.

Basic Level English 2 (Instructor: Ms. Yumi Nakamichi)

This class is for those who have successfully completed Basic Level English Course and accepts students by the instructor’s approval only. Six 120 minutes lessons are in one term. Enrollment is limited to 20 students per class.

Basic Level English 3 (Instructor: Ms. Yumi Nakamichi)

This class is for those who have successfully completed Basic Level English Course 2 and accepts students by the instructor’s approval only. Six 120 minutes lessons are in one term. Enrollment is limited to 20 students per class.

Oral Communication (Instructor: Ms. Yumi Nakamichi)

If you are using the same English phrase over and over, this is the class to attend. Expanding vocabulary by using new phrases, not just memorizing words, gives you more confidence.
With financial support from the CEED, students who take this course can take advantage of free tuition fee. Six 60 minutes lessons are in one term. Enrollment is limited to 20 students per class.

Let’s Speak English (Facilitator: Ms. Yumi Nakamichi)

In this short lunch hour session, participants will talk about the topic of the day in English. It is usually held during lunch break. Please check the CEED bulletin board, posters, or our website for more details.

Intensive English (Instructor: Ms. Yumi Nakamichi)

This 5-day intensive English course aims students to improve their test taking and productive skills. Please attend the orientation for the details. With financial support from the CEED, students who take this course can take advantage of free tuition fee. Five 300-minute lessons are in one term. Enrollment is limited to 20 students per class.