J Dennisson

Associate Professor

Jeanette Dennisson is an instructor at Tokyo Medical and Dental University. She is currently involved in teaching and developing programs that incorporate Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) for undergraduate students in the health sciences.

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Eri Sakaniwa


In this course, we will improve oral communication competency through both informal discussions and formal academic-style presentations. Discussions and presentations will mainly focus on describing health-related topics using easy, non-technical terminology.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to…

  1. summarize dental-related topics using easy, non-technical terminology
  2. ask appropriate questions and respond to them during discussions and presentations
  3. use the internet and/or other English resources to find reliable, current health-related information
  4. create basic academic Power Point presentation slides/poster in English
  5. provide peer evaluations on presentation performance



                            Attendance:      15%

                 Class assignments:      40%

                                  Quizzes:       15%

               Poster presentation:      10%

           Final oral presentation:      20%


Students are expected to prepare for discussions outside of class time. It is recommended to have regular access to some form of portable electronic device (e.g., tablet, notebook PC) for use in- and outside the class.


Most authentic material will come from two websites: Science Daily ( and/or TED Talks ( There is no textbook.

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