|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||Students will form small groups and read a chapter from the textbook and discuss the topic of the reading each session. Vocabulary, listening and content quizzes will be given regularly during the course.
Students will be expected to submit a book report each term on reading materials of their own interests in the faculty field. There will also be occasional video-viewing activities and writing assignments.
|授業計画||Week 1 Introduction
Week 2 Unit 7: Don't Be Afraid to Make Mistakes
Week 3 Unit 7 - Vocabulary quiz
Unit 8: Develop the Ability to Express Your Thoughts
Week 4 Unit 8 – Vocabulary quiz
Unit 9: Prepare for Culture Shock
Week 5 Unit 9 – Vocabulary quiz
Unit 10: Overcome Communication Gaps in This Way
Week 6 Unit 10 – Vocabulary quiz
Film viewing and discussion
Week 7 Film viewing and discussion
Week 8 Film viewing and discussion
Week 9 Film viewing and discussion
Week 10 Unit 12: Have a Positive Way of Thinking
Week 11 Unit 12 – Vocabulary Quiz
News article reading and discussion
Week 12 News article reading and discussion
Week 13 News article reading and discussion
Week 14 Second semester summary and review
|評価方法||・Participation, presentations, quizzes, homework assignments 70%
・End –of-term report 15%
・End –of-term written exam 15%
Note: Students who are absent four times or more during the semester will receive a grade ‘F’.
|テキスト・参考文献等||Junji Nakagawa & Justin Charlebois, Surviving in a Global World, Seibido, 2020 ISBN: 978-4-7919-7209-8
|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.