This class helps students practice their basic discussion skills. Students will be exposed to different opinions on various controversial issues and learn to think critically and express their views. It will help students think about a topic in depth, carry out necessary research, construct their views logically, and listen to other students' opinions attentively before giving their own opinion in their own words.
In this course, students will read a couple of short texts that introduce different opinions about the topic.
They will be encouraged to deepen their understanding about the topic presented through listening and comprehension exercises. Discussion tactics will help them learn many expressions commonly used in discussion and debate, prepare their own ideas and write sentences before presenting them in class.
|授業計画||Week 1 Course introduction.
Unit 1: Cell phones, preparation
Week 2 Cell phones, discussion
Week 3 ‘Freeters’, preparation
Week 4 ‘Freeters’ , discussion
Week 5 The Olympic Games, preparation
Week 6 The Olympic Games, discussion
Week 7 Marriage, preparation
Week 8 Marriage, discussion
Week 9 Smoking and drinking, preparation
Week 10 Smoking and drinking, discussion
Week 11 English, preparation
Week 12 English, discussion
Week 13 Presentations and review
Week 14 Presentations and feedback
*chapter order may vary.
・Attendance, class participation, assignments and quizzes, pair and group work 50%
G. Flaherty, Which side are you on?—Forming views and opinions—, Seibido, 2018. ISBN 978-4-7919-6028-6
|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.|