|科目の目的・到達目標||This is a general english course, with the focus on listening and speaking, aimed at increasing students' confidence in communicating about current issues in the world in English.|
|授業の概要||This is a listening and speaking course using authentic situations and current affairs topics. Students will be required to listen to several authentic listenings related to the theme of the unit, followed by a Ted talk, take notes, speak in pairs or groups, discuss ideas and give opinions. Vocabulary needed to understand the unit is introduced at the beginning of the unit along with pronunciation exercises. The final exercise is to give individual presentations, in small groups at the completion of each chapter, related to the topic. Students are expected to spend some time out of class hours preparing the presentations. Research is encouraged.|
|授業計画||There are 8 units in the book. One unit will take about 3 lessons. Units 1-4 will be studied in Semester 1.
Unit 1: "Secret Wishes" (Sociology)
Lesson 1: Introduction
Lesson 2: Listening to a discussion - Message on a Wall. Listening Skill - Recognize examples. Speaking - Agree and disagree. Critical thinking. Pronunciation - Stress content words.
Lesson 3: Ted talk - Half a million Secrets. Presentation - How people can share hopes, thoughts and ideas.
Unit 2: " Changing Climate, Changing Minds. (Environmentalism)
Lesson 4: Listening to a slide show presentation - Land Underwater. Listening skill - Listening for details. Speaking skill - cause and effect. Critical thinking.
Lesson 5: Pronunciation - Weak forms. DVD on climate change.
Lesson 6: Ted talk - How I swam the North pole. Presentations on an environmental or social topic.
Lesson 7: Presentations continued.
Unit 3: "Unexpected Discoveries." (Technology)
Lesson 8: Listening to a podcast on an invention. Listening skill - Infer meaning. Speaking skill- checking understanding and asking for clarification. Critical thinking.
Lesson 9: Pronunciation on weak forms. Note-taking skill - making a time line. Ted talk - Happy maps
Lesson 10: Presentations on own happy map.
Unit 4: "The Business of Style" (Design and Innovation)
Lesson 12: Listening to a presentation of a conversation of slide show - Sneakerheads. Listening skill - Make predictions. Speaking skill - Make suggestions. Critical thinking.
Lesson 13: Pronunciation skill - numbers. Ted talk - Forget shopping. Soon, you'll download your new clothes. Presentations on opinions about recent fashion trends.
Lesson 14 Presentations continued.
Lesson 15: Review
|評価方法||Grading will be based on class participation, attitude, a listening test. a speaking test, and presentations. 80% attendance is required to pass the course.|
|テキスト・参考文献等||21st CENTURY COMMUNICTATION, LISTENING, SPEAKING AND CRITICAL THINKING. Book 2.
by Jessica Williams. Publisher Cengage. ISBN- 978-1-305-95545-5
|授業外の学習活動||Students will be required to spend time outside class hours on presentation topics. Research is encouraged.|