|開講学期／Semester||2015年度／Academic Year 前期／Spring Semester|
|開講曜限／Class period||水/Wed 3|
|配当年次／Years||2年 , 3年 , 4年|
|更新日／Date of renewal||2015/02/09|
／Course Objectives and method
This course gives students an opportunity to develop all their English skills - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Each class is based on a video of people giving presentations in English from the TED Talks website (http://www.ted.com/talks) and the TED ED website (http://ed.ted.com/).
During the semester students develop their debating and presentational skills in order to become effective communicators in English. They prepare for each class by watching the videos and (sometimes) reading written material in English. In class there are discussions and debates about the content of the video.
Also, during the course students work in small groups to investigate a current affairs issue they have selected. Each group prepares a talk on their issue which they present in English to the rest of the class.
At the end of the course students have a speaking test in a debate-style format.
Through weekly practice watching online English presentations, then discussing and writing about the content in English, students will improve their listening, speaking and writing fluency.
Through investigating an issue in a small group and presenting it in English to the class students will develop research skills and public speaking skills.
1. Introduction to TED Talks ？ Sharing our Hopes and Fears
2. The Value of Education
3. Testing, Textbooks and Education
4. Gender Differences
5. Equality at Work
6. The impact of the Internet
9. Intercultural Communication
10. Contracts, Promises and the Law
11. Honesty, Crime and Punishment
12. Superstition & Science + Presentation Advice
13. Student TED Presentations (+ Speaking Test Practice)
14. Student TED Presentations (+ Speaking Test Practice)
15. Student TED Presentations (+ Speaking Test Practice)
|There is no text book for this course. Weekly worksheets will be provided by the teacher and video materials are available online at: www.ted.com/talks|
Written Homework: 40%
Speaking test: 30%
「秀」: Able to communicate about general and academic matters with a very high degree of fluency. Able to write very accurately, fluently and in detail in English on the weekly homework topics. Extremely confident and able when giving presentations in English .
「優」: Able to communicate in English about general matters fluently and with good accuracy. Able to write fluently about the weekly homework topics, with few accuracy problems. Good presentation ability in English
「良」: Reasonably confident and accurate when speaking or writing in English on general topics, but shows vocabulary or grammatical problems when faced with more challenging topics. Able to give reasonably clear presentations in English, but may suffer from fluency problems , showing a limited range of vocabulary
「可」: Displays sufficient speaking and writing skills in English to be able to communicate general ideas with reasonable level of accuracy and fluency , but sometimes struggling to attain the standard required in written or spoken tests. Able to give short presentations in English
／URL of syllabus or other information
TED Talks: http://www.ted.com/talks
TED ED: http://ed.ted.com/
* All classes are conducted in English.
* Regular and punctual attendance is expected.
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