To give students a chance to discuss the most current news and social issues in Japan and other countries, to encourage interest in world events, to see events from a global perspective, and improve general English communication skills.
Listening, speaking, reading, and writing related to current events, news topics, and social issues; global thinking; communication skills; development and expression of opinions; research in English.
Students will be given all the necessary materials.
Most important will be steady attendance and a sincere effort to actively participate in the class no matter what your level of English.
Attendance; careful and thoughtful preparation for class discussions; active participation; semester report.
１．Course description. Goals. Evalution criteria. Discussion: reliable news sources. ２．Small group discussion. Video listening: documentary1. ３．Small group discussion. News photos. Opinions. ４．Reading for main points. Students choose topic for semester PowerPoint presentation or written report. ５．Media Center listening homework: 2hours. Summaries. ６．Discussion. Video listening: documentary2. ７．News articles for vocabulary study. Comprehension. Discussion. ８．Outline for reports. Check of internet resezch notes. ９．Current news photos, headlines for vocabulary, opinions, debte. 10．Video listening: global issues3. Media Center listening2 hours. Summary. 11．Listen to news articles and paraphrase. Practice in speed reading. 12．Editorial opinions. Debate. Vocabulary work. Review of report format. 13．Video listening: global issue4. Comprehension. Discussion. Reports in. 14．Media Center homework listening2 hours. Summary. Students who have chosen PowerPonit give presentations. Reports back to students. Feedback. 15．Students rewrite reports. Snmmer news reading and vocabulary homework.
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