|授業科目名||Basic English I a(資)|
|授業科目名（英文）||Basic English Ia (Dept.Environmental Resources)|
|担当教員||Morrow Jeffrey Stewart|
Robert Russell Mortenson
|学期・曜日・時限||前期 火曜日 4時限|
前期 水曜日 1時限
|The Faculty of Environmental and Symbiotic Sciences offers Basic English I (BE I) to its first-year students. BE I will focus on building students' communication skills, including learning basic vocabulary, speaking and listening, but also reading and writing. Class time will be student-centered, and students will be expected to use English in the classroom. Homework will include preparation for class time and activities to enhance students' personal learning.|
The Basic English 1 class will focus on improving the student’s basic English ability in a fun and educational way over the course of the semester. There will be some guided listening as well as reading aloud in class. Paired activities will be the main mode of interaction, although there will be some group activities as well.
In pairs and small groups, Basic English I uses interesting and lively activities to enhance students’ communicative competency. Students will actively practice their spoken and written communication using a variety of familiar topics.
|Basic English I (BE I) builds on first-year students' high school English abilities. BE I will help students improve their vocabulary, especially the most frequent words they will meet in English. Students will communicate in English with their classmates and teachers. Students will also have opportunities to improve their reading and writing skills. Students completing BE I will have the ability to communicate with anyone about simple personal topics in English.|
1. Accurately narrate and describe such things as places, people, things and report on past, present and future events or activities without relying exclusively on memorized responses to get the meaning across.
2. Listen to and respond appropriately in group discussions and/or problem-solving exercises.
3. Get a minimum score of 450 or higher on the TOEIC test.
4. Students will be able to read orally in class. Emphasis will be placed on clear and uninterrupted speech.
5. Students will accurately choose correct responses to guided listening exercises.
Students should be able to use and learn from information gap activities, interviews, and task-based exercises to improve their overall communication in the four skills. They should be able to: Accurately describe things and places; report on past and present events; listen, take notes, and relay information; get an improved score on the TOEIC test; read orally in class; and accurately choose correct answers in listening.
Students are required to do all in class assignments and attendance is mandatory.
Students are responsible for coming to class on time, participating in class activities with the teacher and other students, and completing assignments independently. Students must come speak in English in class, complete all homework assignments in timely manner, and participate actively during in-class activities.
Lesson 1 - Course orientation
Lesson 2 - Exchanging personal information
Lesson 3 - Friends
Lesson 4 - Music
Lesson 5 - Music (continued)
Lesson 6 - Dating
Lesson 7 - Weekend activities
Lesson 8 - Oral midterm test
Lesson 9 -Food and restaurants
Lesson 10 -Sports
Lesson 11 -Job hunting
Lesson 12 -Job hunting (continued)
Lesson 13 - Describing personalities
Lesson 14 - Travel
Lesson 15 - Travel (continued)
Lesson 1 Getting to know each other (4/12 TOEIC Pre-test)
Lesson 2 Talking about Interests (4/19 TOEIC Test)
Lesson 3 Talking about Family
Lesson 4 Talking about People
Lesson 5 Talking about Work
Lesson 6 Talking about Past Experiences
Lesson 7 Talking about Sports
Lesson 8 Talking about Other Countries
Lesson 9 Talking about Experiences
Lesson 10 Talking about Places
Lesson 11 Travel English: Travel to Hawaii
Lesson 12 Talking about Japanese Things
Lesson 13 Talking about Future Events
Lesson 14 Taking about School
Lesson 15 Review
Students will have daily vocabulary work as outlined in the class orientation. It is expected that students will carry out this work without fail. Also, it is important that students review previously corrected classroom work. It is also recommended that students make time to listen to English music and watch English speaking movies to greater extend their understanding of the language and culture.
Students will be told about the upcoming topic of the next class at the end of each class. The students will discuss the upcoming topic in pairs while taking notes of what their partner said. Frequent quizzes will ensure that material has been understood. The next class will begin with a review of the previous lesson and include and introduction of the topic of the day.
Dale Fuller/Clyde W. Grimm Publisher: Macmillan Languagehouse - ISBN978-7773-6390-2
Talk a Lot, Book 1
David Martin Publisher: EFL Press
A B5 sized notebook for journal writing
An English-Japanese/Japanese English Dictionary either in book or electronic form
In order to pass this class, Morentson sensei requires all students to pass all in class projects (25%), participate in weekly closed listening activates (25%), pass the oral mid-term examination (25%), and pass the final oral examination (25%).
In order to receive credit for this class, students must show satisfactory progress during in-class projects (30%). Students must also complete and submit all homework by the deadline assigned and pass all quizzes (20%). Finally, they must receive passing grades on the midterm and final examinations (50%).
|In this class, students must show significant improvement in their vocabulary. They must also be able to communicative effectively in English with classmates and teachers. In addition, students must show marked improvement in their reading skills, and have the obvious ability to communicate with anyone about simple personal topics in English.|
In addition, in both teachers’ classes students must show marked improvement in: accurately narrating and describing such things as places, people, things; reporting on past, present, and future events; listening and responding to groups discussions; creating grammatically correct questions; being able to read well orally; and choosing correct responses to guided listening exercises.