This class gives a basic training on four language skills through communicative tasks.
Speaking and listening skills will be developed through a variety of pair and group exercises. Students will be given opportunity to increase reading and writing proficiency through readings and writing assignments throughout the semester.
Students will reach a basic level in the four language skills, learn basic vocabulary, and be able to carry out a basic conversation.
By the end of the semester students should be able to:
1) Read a short passage at a speed of greater than 150 words per minute.
2) Submit a written assignment of around 120 words.
3) Comfortably engage in role play exercises in a variety of situations.
|It is understood that English ability will vary from student to student. Therefore, it is important that students understand that a considerable portion of the grade for this class will be based on the effort and willingness demonstrated throughout the semester.|
|Week 1: Orientation/ Unit 1: Asking for Information|
Week 2: Unit 2: Describing Things
Week 3: Unit 3: Making Requests
Week 4: Unit 4: Giving Instructions
Week 5: Unit 5: Review and Consolidation
Week 6: Unit 6: Asking for Permission
Week 7: Unit 7: Making Excuses
Week 8: Unit 8: Giving Opinions
Week 9: Unit 9: Comparing Things
Week 10: Unit 10: Review and Consolidation
Week 11: Unit 11: Giving Advice
Week 12: Unit 12: Talking About Experiences
Week 13: Unit 13: Inviting
Week 14: Unit 14: Making Predictions
Week 15: Review
|Students are encouraged to refer the textbook regularly to prepare for each class.|
|Fifty-Fifty Book 2: A Speaking and Listening Course, Warren Wilson, (Pearson Longman) ISBN-13: 978-962-00-5666-6 ￥2,983 plus tax.|
|English-English and Japanese-English dictionaries (book form or electronic).|
Notebook for keeping writing assignments and notes (B5 or A4).
|Grading will be as follows:|
Quizzes and Final Test 50%
|This class will be evaluated based on how well students develop four skills demonstrated by performance on various tasks set by the instructor.|