|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||The textbook, In Focus 1, which introduces several important global issues will be used in this class.
Students will work in small groups and will be encouraged to not only think about but also to discuss multiple points of view. Another focus will be on vocabulary building. The textbook provides a
'systematic development of a core vocabulary of high frequency words.' Students will be highly expected to make efforts to speak up in class in English and make their views known.
|授業計画||Week 1 Introduction to the course
Week 2 The Effects of Advertising
Week 3 Identifying fact or opinion
Week 4 Extreme Sports
Week 5 Identifying topic and main idea
Week 6 Our Aging Population
Week 7 Making inferences
Week 8 Test and review
Week 9 Robots in the Home
Week 10 Identifying unnecessary information
Week 11 Animals: Our Research Partners?
Week 12 Logical Reasoning
Week 13 The Online Information Debate
Week 14 Finding supporting ideas
Week 15 Test and review
|評価方法||Homework & Participation 60%
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||Browne, C., B. Culligan, & J. Phillips, In Focus 1, Cambridge, 2014|
|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.|