|授業科目名||English for Studying Abroad I|
|The aim of this class is to prepare students for studying English abroad. The purpose of which is to evaluate the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand standard English as it is spoken, written and heard at college and university level. This will primarily take place through readings and discussion on issues relating to multiculturalism and differences between Japanese life and other countries--especially those of English-speaking countries.The class is intended primarily for students who plan to continue their education at college or university abroad. We will also focus on the skills necessary for university abroad such as listening and note-taking skills.|
[Cross-cultural understanding and English literacy]
Students will gain the necessary knowledge to thrive in a non-Japanese university setting--with particular emphasis on English-speaking countries.
Students will develop study skills.
Students will develop group-work skills.
Students will develop awareness their own abilities.
A textbook will be used to learn various aspects of studying abroad such as immigration issues, the American character, religious matters, multiculturalism, views on crime, and international students. The textbook will be supplemented with vocabulary and exercises to cater to students needs. Students should be prepared to read the assigned articles before class and be able to discuss the article''''''''''''''''s main points.
For listening, students will be required to listen to short conversations or talks and to answer questions about content and intent as will as the speakers′attitude and meaning and be able to take notes.
|Students should use class time well by participating positively and enthusiastically in the lessons. They should also prepare and review lessons thoroughly and be prepared for a quiz on each unit.|
Textbook and handouts will be studied in class. The progress of the class will depend on the students needs and abilities.
Week 1 Introduction
Week 2 The Population
Week 3 Immigration
Week 4 Work in America
Week 5 Family in the United States
Week 6 Religion
Week 7 Multiculturalism
Week 8 Two Views on Crime
Week 9 The United States and the World
Week 10 Public Education in the United States
Week 11 The College admission process
Week 12 International Students
Week 13 Government and Economy
Week 14 Government by Constitution
Week 15 Common Law and the Jury System