Oral Scientific Communication IIa/IIb Syllabus
科学英語口頭演習 IIa, IIb シラバス


お知らせ/Notice

Course objectives:
The goal of this course is to develop the skills to comprehend scientific seminars and discuss the contents in English.

Prerequisites:
None.
Note that this course can be taken either before, after or together with taking Oral Scientific Communication I (科学英語口頭演習T)

Contents:
This course uses seminars (Biological Symposium) conducted at NIG as a course material. Specific seminars will be designated in advance, and students must first attend the seminar as a regular participant. Class will meet right after the seminar, and discuss the contents of the seminar to develop a better understanding of the presentation. The course addresses issues concerning both science and English.

Course organizer:
Tatsumi HIRATA <tathirat(at)nig.ac.jp>
055-981-6721, Dvision of Brain Function Rm. C518

Schedule:Irregular. To be announced each time in advance.

Place: To be announced.

Appropriate grade level and Eligible Departments: (x) 1, (x) 2, (x) 3, (x) 4, (x) 5:
(x ) School of Life Science, ( ) All Departments,( ) Other

Credit:
One credit can be obtained by attending four seminars and the following discussion sessions for either “Oral Scientific Communication IIa or IIb(科学英語口頭演習IIa あるいはIIb). One can obtain two credits by taking both IIa and IIb.

Grades:
Grades will be determined based on attendance and participation in seminars and discussion sessions, and reports submitted after each session.


 

 

お知らせ/Notice

遺伝研のみなさま

研究者にとって科学セミナーは大きな情報源であり刺激でもあります。面白いセミナーは単純に楽しいし、セミナーに感銘を受けて将来の方向性が決まったり、新しいアイデアが生まれたり、研究生活とは切っても切り離せないものです。でも研究初心者にとって、科学セミナーを理解することはそんなに簡単ではありません。英語の問題もあるでしょうし、生の研究内容を理解するためにはいろんな知識も必要になるでしょう。

科学英語口頭演習IIでは、Biological Symposium(英語セミナー)を材料に用いて、セミナーを理解して楽しむための演習を行ないます。該当するBiological Symposiumをメールで指定しますので、受講生にはこのセミナーに通常の参加者として出席してもらいます。セミナー後に受講生で集まって日本語または英語で議論することで、セミナー内容についての疑問を解消し理解を深めます。年間4回以上のセッションを行い、そのうちの4回受講で1単位を取得できます。

科学英語口頭演習IIは、科学英語口頭演習Iの履修の有無にかかわらず受講できます。また、正式に履修届けを出さなくても参加は可能です。

平田たつみ

Scientific seminars are a very important source of information for scientists. Attending seminars stimulates our scientific mind, helps create new brilliant ideas, and sometimes deeply influences our future directions. However, some students seem to find difficulty in fully comprehending the contents of scientific seminars. In case of non-native English speakers language barrier may perturb efficient understanding. Deeper knowledge about science may sometimes be required to interpret real scientific data.

Oral Scientific Communication II will provide opportunities for students to prepare for scientific seminars given in English. This course uses Biological Symposium (English seminars) as a course material. Specific seminars will be announced in advance by e-mail, and students must first attend the seminar as a regular participant. Class will meet right after the seminar, and discuss the contents of the seminar in Japanese or English to develop a better understanding of the presentation.

Throughout the year, we will conduct at least four sessions. Students can gain one credit by attending any four sessions.

Oral Scientific Communication II can be taken either before, after or together with Oral Scientific Communication I. People can also attend sessions without registering for the course.

Tatsumi Hirata

 


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