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. Evaluation. Explanation of group reports. ２．Students explain Japan(topic 1). Current news discussion. ３．Video listening global issue 1. Comprehension, vocabulary, discussion. ４．Students explain Japan(topic 2). Video listening, continued. ５．Opinion game. Debate. Media Center homework listening summary. ６．Students explain Japan(topic 3). Students meet team for report update. Discussion. ７．Check students' vocabulary notebooks. Report outlines due. Discussion. ８．Students explain Japan(topic 4). Video listening documentary 2. Check student internet research notes. ９．Video listening , continued. Comprehension, vocabulary, opinions. 10．Students explain Japan(topic 5). Media Center homework listening Summary. Collect reports. 11．News articles for reading, discussion. Grammar review. Number review. 12．Students explain Japan(topic 6). Hand back written reports. Common errors: feedback on reports. 13．Presentation of team report summaries to class. 14．Presentation of team report summaries to class. 15．Students rewrite reports.
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