General English Course - High Beginner

Course Code: GEC202
Start Date: 2024/6/1 End Date: 2024/8/3 Day: Sat Time: 9:00-12:50 Hours: 40 Sessions: 10 Semester: Summer Instructional Language: English Special Notes: 【This course is offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.】 Location: In-Person (Tokyo) English Proficiency Level: High Beginner

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Course Description

This course is for individuals with a basic understanding of English grammar and some vocabulary. The course focuses on students' basic language skills for daily life, including: reading, writing, listening and speaking. This course covers: - Talking about the world around you - Describing and small talk skills  - Listening, reading, speaking and writing skills equally.

Who should take this course

English language learners who are in the range of TOEFL 350-400/CBT 63-97, TOEIC 550-600 and EIKEN 4-kyu
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Glen Kovar

Instructor Biography

Glen Kovar was born in Canada, but spent his formative years in Austria and Czechoslovakia (now Czechia). This exposure to language and culture influenced him to get involved in language education. He has over twenty-five years of experience in this field, and has had the opportunity to work around the world. This includes developing curriculum, instructing, and conducting teaching training in an academic high school in Europe, and working in a technical college in Kazakhstan. His first exposure to Japan was in 1996 where he primarily taught business English and TOEIC in a variety of companies throughout the region. For twelve years he taught current events, TOEIC, TOEFL, academic writing and business at a private language school and at an ELC in Victoria, Canada. He returned to Japan in 2018 where he was an assessment specialist for corporate clients, and then returned to the classroom in 2022 to conduct business English classes and help clients develop communication skills.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Germanic Studies from the University of Victoria (Canada), has certification in TESOL, and has his Masters in TESOL from the University of San Francisco (California). He also has a Photojournalism Diploma from the Western Academy of Photography (Canada).