|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||2015/03/03|
／Course Objectives and method
This class is open to all students who want to improve their English ability, but especially so for those who are thinking about studying abroad or want to go abroad.
Being persuasive is useful everyday skills for any person in any area of society. This course is a debate/discussion class. Words are power. Logical arguments win the day. This course will focus on logical arguments and using them in discussion. 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 a discussion on difficult issues in the society and the world.
*In order to keep the material fresh and relevant, the course materials change are now being developed. Below is last year’s schedule, this year will follow the same general pattern.
1. Orientation; first day The power of rhetoric
2. Energy problems
3. Debate: “Nuclear or fossil fuels... or what?”
4. Shopping and consumption
5. Debate: “To buy, or not to buy?”
6. Review, speaking test practice
7. 1st Speaking and Writing Test
8. The Surveillance Society
9. Debate: “Which is more important: security or privacy?”
10. War and peace.
11. Debate: “Terrorist or freedom fighter?”
12. Gender issues in society
13. Debate: “Why don’t you have a baby!?”
14. Final debate practice
15. 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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