The application form for Fall 英語特別研究113, 115 and 117 (Yokohama campus only) is now available. You can download it at the link at the bottom of the page, or pick up a copy at the Center for Liberal Arts office (Yokohama campus, Building 1, 3F).
＊ You must attend the first class session to stay registered! If you do not attend you will be disenrolled, and another student given your place.
英語特別研究113: Wednesday, September 23rd , 4th period
英語特別研究115: Thursday, September 24th, 4th period
英語特別研究117: Friday, September 18th, 3rd period
＊ More than 4 absences during the semester for any of these classes will result in a failing grade for that course. Do not register for these classes unless you can and will regularly attend class.
＊ Auditors (聴講生) are not allowed in these classes. You must register to attend.
＊ You must finish your homework before class, so your instructor can discuss it with you during class.
About the 英語特別研究111-118 class series:
The 英語特別研究111-118 two-semester class series begins Fall semester to match the overseas academic year. The instructors of these classes will not just teach you TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT) test-taking skills, they will be your "coach" as you work towards both getting a high TOEFL iBT score and preparing to successfully study abroad. Different classes focus on different sections of the iBT.
The following classes are being offered Fall 2015:
＊E1413英語特別研究113: Focuses on the Writing section of the test. Meets during Wednesday 4th period at the Yokohama campus.
＊E1415英語特別研究115: Focuses on the Listening section of the test. Meets during Thursday 4th period at the Yokohama campus.
＊E1417英語特別研究117: Focuses on the Speaking section of the test (iBT integrated speaking tasks). Meets during Friday 3rd period at the Yokohama campus.
See "More About the TOEFL iBT" below for information about the different sections of the test that are covered in these classes.
Applying for Fall 2015 英語特別研究113, 115 and 117:
！ Application submission deadline: Friday, September 11, 2015, 12 p.m.
To apply for these classes:
＊ You must submit an application form. It is available as a download (see the link at the bottom of this page) and at the Center for Liberal Arts office, Building 1, 3rd floor.
＊ You must have a valid TOEFL score from a test you took on or after September 1, 2013 (2013年9月1日以降). A test score from any TOEFL test (PBT, ITP, CBT, iBT) will be accepted. The test given at Meiji Gakuin is the ITP.
＊ Follow the instructions on the application form carefully. If you have any questions, contact the Center for Liberal Arts at the Yokohama campus.
＊ If too many students apply for a class, interviews may be held to determine who will be allowed to register for that class.
More About the TOEFL iBT
The TOEFL iBT test has four sections. Each section tests one or more of the four language skills:
＊ Listening section: You will listen to several lectures and several conversations, and answer written questions about them.
＊ Reading section: You will read several passages, and answer written questions about them.
＊ Speaking section: Some problems require you to speak about a given subject (independent speaking task); other problems require you to read a text, listen to a talk, and then speak an answer to a question (integrated speaking task).
＊ Writing section: Some problems require you to write your opinion about a given subject (independent writing task); other problems require you to read a text, listen to a talk, and then write an answer to a question (integrated writing task).
To get a high score on the new TOEFL iBT test, you must use all four of your language skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) well. You can choose the 英語特別研究 class that will help you work on the skills you most need to strengthen.
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