|開講学期／Semester||2015年度／Academic Year 後期／Fall Semester|
|開講曜限／Class period||水/Wed 5|
|配当年次／Years||1年 , 2年 , 3年 , 4年|
|更新日／Date of renewal||2015/03/03|
／Course Objectives and method
This course is a debate class. Words are power; logical arguments win discussions. In the past, this class focused on discussion, but this will focus more on logical arguments and debate skills. The teacher will make the content easy enough for any student to participate but challenging enough to make the course useful for improving thinking skills ？ in English. The goal is to improve confidence to participate in debate or discussion.
This class is open to anyone who is interested in a stimulating class. I tis especially orientated towards students who are motivated to improve their English ability.
There is a lot of opportunity to use English.
*This is a list last year’s weekly schedule. *Course contents are subject to change according to current events and interests of the students.
1. Orientation; course introduction
2. The Internet & technology and communication
3. Violence and Nonviolence
5. Review, speaking test practice
6. 1st Speaking and Writing Test
7. The Death Penalty (part1)
8. The Death Penalty (part2)
9. Animal Rights
10. Review, speaking test practice
11. 2nd Speaking and Writing Test
13. Political apathy
14. Final speaking review
15. 3rd Speaking Test
|No Textbook; Materials will be provided by the teacher.|
30% Written homework
30% Preliminary tests
20% Final test
秀: A high degree of oral communication fluency. Strong ability to communicate in appropriate everyday situations. An especially strong effort to think critically and express ones own ideas in class discussions.
優: A good understanding...
良: A fair comprehension and positive effort...
可: Passable, but low level and poor effort to improve English communication skills.
|**Most of the speaking practice is done in-class. There are no notes you can copy from classmates. Therefore, attendance is vital to improving English and doing well in the class.|
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