The course aims to develop the student's four basic English skills-reading, writing, listening, and speaking-through examination of key issues that concern the local. national and world communities. Interdiscipilary in approach, the program of studies exposes the students to a wide reading selection-sociology, economics, politics, science, and arts-on which they will be taught to formulate their own creative responses and to express themselves either in writing or in oral presentation. The sub-theme of the course is "war." War may be understood as not just military combat but as any situation where peace is threatened or ignored or abused. The course challenges the student to prepare herself for her future as an active member of society, capable of bringing a change and making a difference.
Worksheets; oral presentation; final examination; one term paper; attendance
copies of reading materials to be distributed in class
supplementary reading materials to be distributed in class
Students must be ambitiously prepared for a very demanding reading, writing, and speaking workload. As they examine the issues and problems of today, they must constantly ask themselves: "What can I do and how can I do it?"
Each class period to proceed as follows: １．Oral presentation Each student will report on an assigned reading material by undertaking: a) paragragh by paragragh analysis b) theme statement c) comprehension questions ２．Writing To be able to communicate through writing, students will review grammar, learn the principles of good writing, share common errors in writing by examining public student-papers, etc. ３．Special Activities Every student will be allowed time to express thoughts in every class. The activities vary each week. There will be lots of fun, challenging students’ creativity, curiosity, sense of humor, etc.
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