|授業科目名||Integrated Skills IIIb|
|授業科目名（英文）||Integrated Skills IIIb|
|学期・曜日・時限||前期 木曜日 4時限|
|Integrated Skills is a semester-long course which students are required to take until the end of the first year. This course aims at the development of four language skills |
(ie. listening, speaking, reading, and writing), focusing upon the real-life usage of the English language, as opposed to focusing only on one or two skills. An integrated approach includes task-based, content-based, and theme-based instructions. Students take the course with the primary purpose of improving their English proficiency, conducted through topics. As you can see from the evaluation method below, actual class performance is more important than the formal test. Students are expected to actively participate in class and engage in all activities.
Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
1. Express their own thoughts without relying exclusively on memorized responses to get their meaning across.
2. Respond appropriately in a conversational situation on a variety of topics with longer phrases or full sentences
3. Comprehend information on a wide range of topics and take notes on oral lectures and narratives.
4. Narrate and describe in major time or aspect frames, such as describing places, people, things and reporting on past, present and future events or activities.
5. Listen to and respond appropriately in group discussions and/or problem solving exercises, using communicative strategies, such as circumlocution, illustration or
6. Understand and react appreciatively to the views of others, even if those views conflict with their own.
7. Compose exercises in the form of paragraph, usually to reinforce in writing some grammatical or language function from group discussions.
|This class will focus on development of all four English communicative skills.|
|Important information about this course will be given in the first class of the semester. Therefore, all enrolled students are expected to be in attendance from day one.|
A high degree of self-motivation and an interest to communicate orally in English on a wide variety of topics will be an asset to the successful completion of this course.
|Individual Vocabulary building work. |
Integrated Skills III will be composed of weekly topical conversations on a variety of contemporary issues pertinent to daily life. Including topics concerning: self-improvement, best friends, disagreements, rules, plagiarism, housework, the unborn child, earning money, body art and adult children. Topics won’t necessarily happen in the above order and are subject to change. All topics include extra vocabulary, discussion time, role playing and presentations.
|Students will be expected to complete vocabulary work in a timely way, at home as indicated in the first class orientation. Students will also be expected to review the previous week's work and to complete all assignments on time and without excuse.|
|Impact Issues 3, by Pearson Longman Press.|
| It is recommended that students view or read English news on a regular basis as portions of this class will be devoted to conversations, presentations and writing on current issues.|
A good English learner’s dictionary will be of use. Supplementary materials will also be occasionally used in class. At those times, materials will be supplied by the teacher unless otherwise indicated.
|Presentations/Quizzes (approx. 25%)|
Mid-term tests (approx. 25%)
Final Exam (approx. 50%)
|Final grades will roughly be based on:|
Presentations/Quizzes, Mid-term tests and Final Exam.
Classroom performance will weigh in on all of the above points. A strong attempt to communicate in English will be a big influence on this consideration. Students’performance will be evaluated primarily on the course objectives listed earlier.