|This class implements e-learning and extensive reading. The class gives basic training in the four main language skills through communicative tasks. |
Over the course of the semester, we will build the habits and skills needed to continue extensive reading throughout your university career. Using personal blogs, we will also focus on extensive and casual writing, and vocabulary, with the aim of building your overall knowledge and proficiency.
|This class aims to help students develop the basic language skills of reading, listening, writing, and speaking. The class also aims to help students learn basic vocabulary. Students will also by the end of the course have extensive experience in writing casually and fluently and in extensive reading. Students should understand the kinds of reading material available and be able to make suitable choices from those materials.|
|Students are expected to attend class regularly, do assigned tasks, and prepare adequately for class. This class will focus in particular on large amounts of reading, and students should gain familiarity with the University Library, the Language Learning Commons, and the “Eibun Shiryoushitsu”, and the materials therein.|
|Week 1: Introduction to the course. Starting Extensive Reading: Ready-to-Read|
Week 2: Introducing extensive writing through blogging. Introducing Cambridge English Readers Starter Level and measuring initial reading speed.
Week 3: Beginning diary writing through blogging. Introducing Usborne First Reading.
Week 4: First reading assessment. Introducing Penguin Kids.
Week 5: Introducing Scholastic Popcorn ELT Readers.
Week 6: Introducing Oxford Reading Tree.
Week 7: Introducing Folk & Fairytale Easy Readers.
Week 8: Introducing Scholastic Readers. Beginning the LLC special project. Second reading assessment.
Week 9: Introducing Penguin Readers. Continuing the LLC special project.
Week 10: Introducing Oxford Bookworms. Concluding the LLC special project.
Week 11: Introducing Oxford Bookworms Factfiles.
Week 12: Introducing Foundations Reading Library. Third reading assessment.
Week 13: Introducing ELi Readers.
Week 14: Measuring final reading speed.
Week 15: Review and final assignment.
|Preparation and revision are not considered to be separate components of the course. By doing the assigned tasks, students will make gradual progress.|
Conversely, students who do not work outside of class will not be able to finish the required work.
|読書記録手帳 (distributed at orientation)|
Computer-based materials and tools will be introduced in class, and there will be no charge for these materials.
|An A-Z of Common English Errors for Japanese Learners. David Barker. BTB Press. 1,900 yen.|
|Grades will be decided based on students’ weekly participation in class activities and performance on assignments, particularly reading and writing assignments.|
|Regular participation in class activities; |
Number of book reviews and other blog posts.