|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 not be used in this class. The professor will provide reading material applicable to studying abroad, especially pertaining to cultural differences. Topics will include immigration issues, the American character, religious matters, multiculturalism, views on crime, and international students.
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.
|PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS MEETS TWICE A WEEK. Students should be prepared to listen and speak English each and every class, as if studying in an English environment. Students should use class time well by participating positively and enthusiastically in the lessons. This means working with other students in pairs and groups. They should also prepare and review lessons thoroughly and be prepared for a quiz on each topic.|
News items, stories 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 Rules for Tourists
Week 3 New Zealand and its immigrants
Week 4 Don''t Feed the Animals
Week 5 Who is the Tip for?
Week 6 About Time video presentation Part I
Week 7 About Time video presentation Part II
Week 8 What to pack
Week 9 Canada has a problem
Week 10 Cashless Society
Week 11 The College admission process
Week 12 International Students
Week 13 Government and Economy
Week 14 The Wall or Shut Down in America
Week 15 Final Test