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Table 1 The use of English in academic courses discussed by participants

From: University faculty members’ perspectives on English language demands in content courses and a reform of university entrance examinations in Japan: a needs analysis

Participant Course Relevant in-class language use tasks
No. Discipline Level/year Format Status Reading Listening Speaking Writing
1 Mathematics UG3-4 Seminar Required Textbook N/A N/A N/A
2 Mathematics UG3-4 Seminar Required Textbook N/A N/A N/A
3 Mathematics M1 Seminar Required Textbook N/A N/A N/A
4 Earth Sciences UG3-4 Seminar Required Journal articles N/A N/A L1-L2 translation
5 Earth Sciences UG3-4 Seminar Required Textbook N/A N/A N/A
6 Earth Sciencesa UG1-4 Field work Elective Textbook Lectures on site N/A N/A
  1. Notes. UG undergraduate, M master
  2. aParticipant 6's field study course was offered through a campus-wide general education program open to students in all faculties. Thus, the course involved students not specializing in earth sciences