|開講学期／Semester||2015年度／Academic Year 後期／Fall Semester|
|開講曜限／Class period||月/Mon 2|
|配当年次／Years||1年 , 2年 , 3年 , 4年|
|更新日／Date of renewal||2015/02/09|
／Course Objectives and method
- To increase students' confidence and fluency in communicating in spoken English
- To develop students' writing skills through weekly essays and online chat groups.
- To develop presentation skills through a group project (inventing a country and designing a package tour of it).
This course focuses on language fluency. The class activities aim to be interesting and relevant to student life and study. Attendance and participation is very important in this class and students need to do their best use only English to communicate.
This course uses task-based language learning, where students interact with each other in English in pairs or small groups to get information and solve problems. Weekly activities include: discussions, debates, interviews, role-plays and brainstorming
In addition, students work in small project groups during six weeks to create an original country, devising its geography, history, transport infrastructure, industrial and agricultural sectors and cultural heritage. Projects culminate in poster presentations where each group presents its country and explains a week-long package tour.
Each week, students prepare for class by writing an essay (200 words); write comments on the class discussion board; prepare for their group project together with their teammates.
These practical activities are intended to develop students' communication skills in English, including negotiation, persuasion and presentation skills.
1. Introductions- Learning English
2. Introduction to the New Nation Project
3. Geography and Travel
5. Economy and Industry
7. Holidays and Special Occasions
8. Explaining Japan
9. Travelling Abroad
10. Tours and Transportation
11. Persuasion - Presentation Practice
13. Living and Studying Abroad
14. Globalisation -Speaking Test Preparation
|There is no textbook for this course. The teacher will provide weekly handouts online.|
|Projects: 35% Written Homework: 35% Speaking test: 30%|
|The absence limit for the course is 3 classes.|
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