|The purpose of this class is to improve the students English through intensive study.|
[Cross-cultural understanding and English literacy]
Students will discuss topics in class.
Students will make presentations and do writing assignments.
Students will do listening exercises.
|There will be two classes each week. NOTE: this is an English language class which means interaction (speaking and listening) in pairs and groups will take place every class! Be prepared to ask/answer questions and discuss things with other students--IN ENGLISH.|
|In this course, we will derive our reading material from a variety of sources and genres. The material will be provided to students as required. There will not be a textbook for this course.|
Week 1: Introduction and ice-breaker activities
Week 2: Newspaper article: Japanese Culture
Week 3: Quiz on above story. Pre-reading Benny Hinn Story
Week 4: Watch video on Benny Hinn. Class Discussion.
Week 5: Short Story: The Mirror Part I
Week 6: Writing Assignment
Week 7: Short Story: The Mirror Part II
Week 8: Quiz on the above. Pre-reading Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Week 9: Writing Assignment
Week 10: Walter Mitty video: Part I, questions and discussion.
Week 11: Walter Mitty video: Part I review, Part II, questions discussion
Week 12: Short Story: Something Funny--Questions and discussion
Week 13: Quiz on the above story. Pre-reading Ghost story on Airplane
Week 14: Short Story: Ghost on Airplane
Week 15: Final Test
NOTE: The above reading articles are subject to change according to current events and students'' English proficiency.