|授業科目名||Basic English Ia（日文）|
|授業科目名（英文）||Basic English Ia(Dept.Japanese Language&Literature)|
|学期・曜日・時限||前期 水曜日 5時限|
|This class gives a basic training on four language skills through communicative tasks.|
|This class aims to help students develop basic language skills such as reading, listening, writing and speaking. The class also seeks to help students learn basic vocabulary and develop basic ability to carry on conversation.|
|The students are expected to actively engage themselves in the activities inside and outside the class. The primary language of the class will be English. The instructor will use English only during the classes. This is an opportunity to use, practise, and improve your English speaking/writing/listening/reading skills. Students are expected to come to class regularly and on time. The instructor will act as a facilitator interacting to correct, assist and guide students as necessary. Most of the semester grade score will come from the instructor's evaluation of the student's class participation, completion of assignments and effort. Effort for this class can be described as using English only whilst attending class, active participation in the assignments given by the instructor, having all necessary materials for each class, and having a willingness to improve ones level of competence. If students miss a class, it is their responsibility to confer with classmates to determine what they have missed. If students have any questions about the class, they should ask their instructor during or after class time.|
|A wide range of conversational topics will be covered in order to introduce the students to a variety of vocabulary, English grammatical structure, phrasing, content based question/answer and discussion opportunities. At the end of this course it is expected that the students will be able to discuss a wide range of topics, and convey their opinion and thinking at a satisfactory level of competence, giving students the confidence to engage in basic conversation with native speakers of English.|
Students will improve on their writing/reading skills. Study will be carried out individually and sometimes pairs or small groups depending on the topic of work. Emphasis will be given to essay writing and a variety of reading topics. Instruction will be given in the areas of writing focus, coherence, clauses, chronology, avoiding fragments and run-on sentences, connectors, classification, comparison and contrast in order that the students will be able to write well on a variety of topics. Reading will focus on short books, essays and other materials for the purpose of comprehension and vocabulary increase.
Week 1: Orientation
Week 2: Unit 1. The Real Me. Exchanging personal information.
Week 3: Unit 2. Friendship. Talking about personal/friendship experiences. Writing topic- self introduction.
Week 4: Unit 3. Finding Special Friends. Questionnaire, profiles, discussion of preferences. Read/write summary topic.
Week 5: Unit 4. Bargains. Talking about experiences, group determinations, presentations. Read/write subjct topic experiences.
Week 6: Unit 5. Summer. Discussion of vacation plans, desires, domestic/foreign travel. Read/write topic vacations.
Week 7: Unit 6. Occupation. Questionnaire, job preferences, discussion, interviews, presentations. Read/write topic occupations.
Week 8: Unit 7. Opinions. Group discussions about various topics, people, news. Read/write topic opinions essay.
Week 9: Unit 8. Music. Questionnaire, discussion in groups, express opinions and gather findings. Writing paragraph - subject topic.
Week 10: Unit 9. Character. Talk about traits, identify self and others, strengths/weaknesses, sharing. Summarize reports. Web page review writing paragraph.
Week 11: Unit 10. Money. Identify attitudes to money, talk about budgets, gather partner information. Writing/Reading Text on technology.
Week 12: Unit 11. Life Situations. Personal/group responses to various situations, presentation of work. Writing/Reading Text.
Week 13: Unit 12. Future. Questionnaire, discussion of future plans/desires. presentation. Writing essay on future possibilities.Quiz.
Week 14: Handouts. Group discussions of target topics from both semesters, presentations. Creative essay writing.
Week 15: Class pair/group discussion on various topics of interest. Read/write essay - student topic of choice.
|I ask the students to be prepared by being aware of the basics of English conversational guidelines, which will be taught in the class, basic grammatical structure, and also to place their mental attitudes in an English listening/speaking mind-frame when in the class. Assistance will be given to the students in how to achieve this. With reference to the revision of study and work completed in the class, I encourage the students to utilize any new vocabulary, content, expressions, idioms, and phrases in other English classes they have, in their homework, and the journals that they keep. With reference to the writing materials, it is planned that each student will maintain their writing assignments and thereby be in a position to see the improvement in their abilities by comparison of their initial offering done in the first writing class through to their final written paper. Reading comprehension will also be measured; again as a comparison between first and final class improvement.|
|Face to Face by Dale Fuller/Corey Fuller. MacMillan. (\2100 + tax).ISBN 978-4-7773-6391-9|
Additional supplementary material will be handed out from time to time by the instructor for the purpose of
reinforcing the students understanding of important topics vocabulary, common speaking rules and common mistakes made by learners of second languages.
|A good dictionary(English-Japanese/Japanese-English) will be required so that the students can appreciate the nuance, complete meaning and substance of new vocabulary. Please ensure that you bring your textbooks and other materials to each class.|
|The students semester grade evaluations will be based on active class participation, completion of all assignments and end of semester examination.|
Satisfactory completion of class assignments 35%。Active class participation and effort 35%. Final examination 30%.
|Criteria for getting credit for the classes will be based on whether they are able to communicate in simple English in familiar situations. Also the evaluation will be determined by assessment of work performed during the semester and examination. Furthermore the extent to which improvement has been made during the semester will be a factor in the final grade.|