|授業科目名||Basic English II a(資)|
|授業科目名（英文）||Basic English IIa(Dept.Environmental Resources)|
Robert Russell Mortenson
|学期・曜日・時限||後期 火曜日 1時限|
後期 水曜日 1時限
|The Faculty of Environmental and Symbiotic Sciences offers Basic English II (BE II) to its first-year students. BE II will build on the skills students acquired from BE I and 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.|
<Cairns> The main objectives of this course are to help students improve their basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Class time will be used for individual, pair and group work. Homework will be assigned.
The Basic English IIa 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.
|Basic English II (BE II) builds on first-year students' first-semester university English abilities. BE II 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 II will have the ability to communicate with anyone about basic topics in English.|
<Cairns> This class will start with vocabulary meaning and usage practice, followed by pair/group topical controlled conversations and ending with question and answer building practice.
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.
|<Cairns> Because most of the work will be done within the scheduled class time, students' attendance is very important. Students are responsible for coming to class on time, participating in class activities with the teacher and other students and doing homework on time. It is an ALL ENGLISH class. Therefore, participating students will be assessed in this regard in their final grade. In short, you must show that you are attempting to do this course using English as the operative language.|
Students are required to do all in class assignments and attendance is mandatory.
This class will follow a pattern of vocabulary quizzes, followed by controlled topical converstaions and a detailed look at question building with practical exercises.
Reading will be encouraged as an aspect of personal study. Focus in on content, understanding of material read and personal observations.
* A note on vocabulary work: this is a daily activity to be carried out outside of class time. Class time will be used to review and quiz personal vocabulary acquired.
Lesson 1 - Hometown
Lesson 2 - Holidays
Lesson 3 - Talking about Experiences
Lesson 4 - Making Complaints
Lesson 5 - Ability and Achievements
Lesson 6 - Ability and Achievements (continued)
Lesson 7 - Giving Advice
Lesson 8 - Midterm Oral Examination
Lesson 9 - Plans and Expectations
Lesson 10 - Giving Opinions
Lesson 11 - Personalities
Lesson 12 - Agreeing and Disagreeing
Lesson 13 - News
Lesson 14 -About Your Country
Lesson 15 - Giving Instructions
|<Cairns><Mortenson> Review of mistakes made in question building from the previous lesson is necessary. Also, checking meaning and vocabulary in the up-coming lesson is recommended. Personal vocabulary work requires daily homework.|
|<Cairns> Let's Talk About It, Author: Craig Drayton/ Mark Gibbon, Publisher: Pearson/Longman|
A B5 sized notebook.
Dale Fuller/Clyde W. Grimm Publisher: Macmillan Languagehouse - ISBN978-7773-6390-2
|<Cairns> A good learner's dictionary. |
|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%). Cairns sensei requires students to pass vocabulary quizzes (25%), adequately participate in question building work (25%), pass the final oral examination (25%), and pass the final written examination (25%).|
|In order to receive credit for 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 Mortenson sensei’s class, students will be judged on their ability to conduct conversations in English, including the ability to connectors such as because and so. They must stay in the target language during oral actives and apply those terms to real conversations. Cairns sensei’s students will have their grades based on in-class work and willingness to try. Students must try to use English at all times during class and ask questions when something is not understood. Coming to class unprepared will be considered as ‘Not Trying.’