| The goal of this course is for students to build on their current oral English skills and develop a greater mastery of the skills used in speaking English both in everyday situations and more formal presentations.
| One part of the course will focus on fluency--developing smoother speaking ability through a variety of common topics. Another part of the course will focus on speaking in more formal situations--giving presentations to other groups or before the class. We will also spend time building vocabulary with idioms, proverbs and common, informal English phrases. Students will be expected to participate actively in pairs, small groups, before the class, and with the teacher.
| Course textbook information will be given on the first day of class.
| A good dictionary, with an "English-English" function is recommended.
| The class size will be limited to 24. If more than 24 students apply for the course, a priority system will be used to select students. The first priority students will be those now in the teacher's certificate program. Second priority will be senior (4th year) students, third-juniors and fourth-sophomore students.
| Evaluation will be based on active class participation, an exam at the end of each semester, and three class projects.
|１．Student selection, class orientation
２．Fluency practice introduction
３．Interruption openers, fluency practice 2
４．Talking about past experiences, fluency practice 3
５．Giving advice, fluency practice 4
６．Vocabulary--idioms, fluency practice 5
７．1st semester class presentation introduction
８．Presentation workshop 2
９．Presentation workshop 3
10．1st semester class presentations
11．Storytelling, fluency practice 6
12．Vocabulary--informal English, fluency practice 7
13．Requests and advice, review
14．Semester speaking exam
16．Vocabulary--more idioms, fluency practice 8
17．2nd semester class presentation introduction
18．Presentation workshop 2
19．Presentation workshop 3
20．2nd semester class presentations
21．Tag Questions, fluency practice 9
22．Vocabulary--more informal English, fluency practice 10
23．Introduction to group discussion
24．Group discussion 2, fluency practice 11
25．Group discussion 3, fluency practice 12
26．Group discussion 4, fluency practice 13
27．Reported speech, fluency practice 14
28．Exam preparation, review
29．Semester speaking exam