|授業科目名||Integrated Skills IIa|
|授業科目名（英文）||Integrated Skills IIa|
|学期・曜日・時限||後期 水曜日 2時限|
|This course continues and further develops the ideas and skills introduced in the course in the previous term.|
Integrated Skills is a semester-long course which students are required to take till the end of the second year. This course aims at the development of four language skills (i.e. listening, speaking, reading, and writing), focusing upon real-life usage of the English language, as opposed to focusing only on one or two skills. An integrated approach does not include traditional rote-learning activities or one-way knowledge transmission style (e.g. lectures). It includes task-based, content-based, and theme-based instruction.
|Upon successful completion of the course, the students should be able to:|
1. Comprehend and therefore respond appropriately to basic oral directions, instructions, requests, questions and commands.
2. Understand and therefore respond appropriately in a conversational situation on a variety of simple everyday topics with decreasing need for repetition.
3. Comprehend information on familiar subjects and therefore take notes on short oral lectures and narratives.
4. Practice specific language functions, such as agreeing,
disagreeing, expressing opinion, making choices, comparing, giving advice, and relating a series of events.
5. Listen to and respond appropriately in group discussions and/or problem solving exercises.
6. Understand and therefore react appreciatively to the views of others, even if those views conflict with their own.
7. Compose exercises, controlled in nature, usually to reinforce in writing some grammatical or language function from group discussions.
| The class will be conducted 100% in English. This means students should use English not only when talking with the instructor, but also while talking to classmates and even when taking notes during the class. Attendance is required. Excessive absences can lead to failing the course. In class as well as homework (outside of class) writing assignments are also required and must be completed satisfactorily.|
Late work is not acceptable, unless it is because of an excused absence.
|Week 1: Introduction to the class, procedures and objectives.|
Week 2-14: Weekly lessons will generally follow the plan as stated below. Occasionally a lesson may consist of short presentations prepared and delivered by students individually on given topics.
Week 15: Review of the term, preparation and practice for the end of term test.
A lesson might be organized as follows:
1) The lesson begins with a teacher's mini-lecture about a certain topic (for instance, cultural diversity). This allows students to practice listening, but also understand what the main topic for the class is.
2) The teacher lets students discuss their ideas or opinions about the topic. This activates pre-held information (background knowledge) on the topic and gets everyone ready for the main idea.
3) The teacher then distributes an article or introduces a reading passage in a textbook, which students have to read within two or three minutes. This allows students to practice reading.
4) In pairs, the students talk about what they remember. This allows students to practice speaking and listening.
5) Students read the article again, answer comprehension questions, and seek clarification on any unfamiliar vocabulary or grammar.
6) Students write their own opinions or responses to the reading material. This allows students to practice writing.
7) The teacher reads some brief opinions aloud on the topic. This also allows students to practice listening and gather additional information on the topic.
8) Students write some notes for discussion questions, discuss in pairs, and make note of their partners' answers. They then switch partners and repeat the same task.
9) Students will write sentences, paragraphs, summaries, or short stories as a response to pair or group activities. Students' written work is collected for evaluation purposes.
|Students should prepare for the lesson before coming to class each week.|
You will have to turn in writing on paper at the end of each class.
You will be giving your teacher 2 or more pages of writing each week.
One page will be the preparation you have done for the lesson that week.
When you read the article in the textbook, you should write your comments and ideas about what you read.
You should also write the words you found in the reading that you did not know and had to look up in a dictionary.
Finally, you should write some questions you can ask connected to the topic of the reading and also write your answers to those questions.
This will assist you during the class discussion.
After the discussion time, you will be given a few minutes to write about what your group discussed.
What did people agree or disagree about?
What new ideas or connected ideas came up in your discussion?
What new or connected ideas did you learn from the teacher's mini-lecture/comments?
Did you make any final decisions about the topic?
And so on.
This should also fill one side of a page of paper, at least.
You will give your teacher this page before you leave the classroom.
2 pages each week;
1 prep for discussion;
1 idea from the discussion.
Class preparation should include the following:
1) Read the material in the textbook for the upcoming lesson.
Follow this procedure when doing the exercises:
a) Read the entire article without stopping.
b) Do not look up unfamiliar words at this time.
c) Circle any words you do not know and continue reading to the end.
d) After you finish reading, write down the words you circled in the passage in a notebook.
e) Next to each word write your "guess" of the meaning of the word based on the context.
f) Look up the word in a dictionary and write the meaning in your notebook.
g) Read the material again using your notebook as an aid.
h) If there are still parts you cannot understand, make note of them in your notebook to ask about in class.
2) In the notebook, write at least 5 questions you could use in a discussion of the passage. These should be questions that stimulate further discussion of the topic. It is very important to bring the textbook and your notebook to every class.
Follow-up of the lesson is a short writing assignment. Write a short passage connected with the topic of the passage. Your passage must be your original work. Your passage should include ideas talked about in the class discussion.
| Impact Issues 2 published by Pearson Longman|
| Integrated Skills is not an English conversation class, although the course has some conversational activities. That is, reading, writing, speaking and listening exercises (and tests, assignments, etc.) receive equal importance in Integrated Skills.|
|Students’ performance will be evaluated based primarily on the course objectives listed earlier. This may include, but is not limited to, the collected written work, participation in pair and small group discussions, presentations, and tests.|