|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 videos that examine various issues. 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 at a level applicable to studying abroad.
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.
Topics will include health, multiculturalism, immigration, consumerism and happiness and well being.
Until such time as we return to the classroom, classes will be conducted online using a mixture of Moodle and Zoom/MS Teams. Assignments and coursework will be on Moodle, and Discussion classes will be on Zoom/MS Teams. When it is deemed safe to return to the classroom, social distancing and appropriate ventilation of the classroom will be observed
|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. This applies for online classes as well as face-to-face classes. 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, diagnostic test
Week 2 Reading 1a - World Health in the 21st Century
Week 3 Reading 1b - World Health in the 21st Century
Week 4 Reading 2a - Living in a Multicultural Society
Week 5 Reading 2b - Living in a Multicultural Society
Week 6 Test - Essay on one of the previous topics
Week 7 Essay review and techniques
Week 8 Listening and Note-taking skills: ''''''''''''''''The Men Who Made Us Spend'''''''''''''''' video: Discussion
Week 9 Group presentations on ''''''''''''''''The Men Who Made Us Spend''''''''''''''''
Week 10 Listening and Note-taking skills: ''''''''''''''''What Makes a Good Life?'''''''''''''''' Ted Talk: Discussion
Week 11 Group presentations on ''''''''''''''''What Makes a Good Life?''''''''''''''''
Week 12 Listening and Note-Taking skills: Topic To Be Announced
Week 13 Group presentations on TBA
Week 14 Final individual presentations
Week 15 Final individual presentations