To give students the opportunity to develop their general communicative English skills, to encourage interest in global events, and to express themselves on social issues in Japan and other countries.
The class will be taught entirely in English, Work in class will focus on speaking and listening, reading and writing will be conducted for homework. The use of English news and other media will be exploited in class. Regular focus will be given on vocabulary building, note taking summarization, paraphrasing and presentations. Homework will be given each week and will include Internet research, preparation for discussion, group presentations and student reports.
To be announced in class
Students will be given all the necessary materials
Attendance, active participation in class and group discussion. Mini presentation, term presentation and Final paper.
１．Orientation. Guide to Semester syllabus. ２．Skills focus: Note taking. Discussion ３．Student news mini-presentation and discussion. ４．Skills focus: Summarization. Textbook activity ５．English news video report. Vocabulary Quiz ６．Student news mini-presentation and discussion ７．Skills focus: Paraphrasing. Textbook activity ８．English news video report. Vocabulary Quiz ９．Skills focus: Presentations. Textbook activity/ 10．Student news mini-presentation and discussion 11．English news video report. Vocabulary Quiz 12．Skills focus: discussion. Textbook activity 13．Student Presentations 14．Review 15．Final Test
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