|科目の目的・到達目標||The English Communication courses aim to equip students with the communicative skills they need to feel comfortable speaking and listening to English in a variety of settings, social, academic, and professional. Students will participate in activities designed to improve their listening comprehension and ability to make themselves understood in spoken English, including formal or informal presentations or other activities relevant to their personal and academic interests. Course materials may include news reports, interviews, and lectures from radio, television, video, or film, as well as materials prepared by students themselves to accompany presentations, debates, or discussions.|
|授業の概要||In this course students will build on the communicative competencies that were introduced in the previous semester. Students will practise these skills in several real-world contexts that are relevant to their own lives. For example: students will discuss and engage in their own research in relation to new technologies; compare world epochs and the consequences of change in human societies; and speculate about personal and global futures.|
|授業計画||Week 1 Course inroduction and orientation
Week 2 Describing technologies
Week 3 Describing technologies
Week 4 Talking about countries
Week 5 Talking about countries
Week 6 Story-telling skills
Week 7 Story-telling skills
Week 8 Midterm test
Week 9 Reacting to artistic culture
Week 10 Reacting to artistic culture
Week 11 Speculating about the past & future
Week 12 Speculating about the past & future
Week 13 In-class preparation for final presentations
Week 14 Presentations
|評価方法||・Writing assignments, presentations, and tests 70%
・Participation and homework 30%
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||There are no set textbooks: instructor will distribute materials in class and through email.
|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.