|科目の目的・到達目標||The English Reading courses aim to help students become comfortable with English texts of general interest, including newspaper and magazine articles and other works in prose, either fiction or non-fiction, and by the second year with specialised materials in the Policy Sciences and Cultural Studies. Work in the courses will include activities designed to help students understand the basic structures of English sentences, paragraphs, and essays, improve reading comprehension and speed, and identify and form critical judgements about the key issues and main ideas in the texts under discussion.|
|授業の概要||(1) Each class will start with warm-up assignments given in the previous class. Some of the students will be asked to share their assignments orally in the class. (2) After the warm-up assignments, the students will have a textbook and the tasks to perform. This entails various types of exercises, such as pair/group work activities, vocabulary building, practices for reading, grammar exercises, and discussions. Each unit in the textbook targets some reading skills. (3) Some exercises in each unit will be assigned for homework. Through the assignment, students are expected to reflect on the topic and form their opinion about it.|
|授業計画||Week 1 Orientation to the course
Week 2 Unit 1 How to Develop Good Study Skills and Habits
Week 3 Unit 2 How to Stop Procrastinating
Week 4 Unit 3 How to be a Responsible Traveler
Week 5 Review 1
Week 6 Unit 4 How to Overcome Your Fear of Flying
Week 7 Unit 5 How to Become Your Own "Lie Detector"
Week 8 Unit 6 How to Learn a Language Online
Week 9 Unit 7 How to be a "Smart" Street Photographer
Week 10 Review 2
Week 11 Unit 8 How to Deal with Difficult People
Week 12 Unit 9 How to Keep People Awake in Meetings
Week 13 Unit 10 How to be a Good "Tipper"
Week 14 Review 3
Week 15 Wrap-Up
|評価方法||・Class Performance 30%
・Final Examination 50%
Note: Students who are absent four times or more during the semester will receive the grade ‘F’.
|テキスト・参考文献等||Jim Knudsen, Readers' Forum 1: How-to English, Nan'un-do|
|授業外の学習活動||Students are required to spend at least an hour per week studying textbooks, class materials, or handouts in order to prepare for the next class and also to review material studied in previous classes.|