|学期・曜日・時限||前期 月曜日 3時限|
|Based on the careful viewing of a modern, dialogue-rich motion picture video, this course intends to improve ability in the so-called “Four Skills” of language proficiency: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.|
1. Speaking tasks: At the start of every class, each student will have a mini-conversation with the teacher. Homework will be presented orally, and there will be chances for pair work and group discussion.
2. Listening tasks: In every lesson students will have ample opportunity to listen to each other, to the teacher, and to a scene from a dialog-rich movie.
3. Reading tasks: Students will read and prepare the scene explanation and movie transcript each week, in addition to any supplementary reading material supplied by the teacher.
4. Writing tasks: Students will write out English answers to the comprehension questions in the text. They will also keep a journal of their thoughts, writing approximately one B5 page in English every week for a total of 15 pages.
|By the end of this course, students should be able to express their thoughts orally in English with greater confidence, accuracy, fluency, and spontaneity. They should be able to describe in detail places, people, and things, and to report in detail on past, present, and future events using moderately sophisticated phrases and constructions. Through weekly textbook reading assignments, increased mastery of vocabulary and idioms is expected.|
|Students are expected to participate actively in class, as it is a substantial part of the final grade. All homework must be completed on time. |
If you miss a class, be sure to find out what you missed and prepare the assignment for the next class.
|Week 1-Introducuction: Talking about films|
Week 2-Unit 1: Exercises, reading, and discussion.
Week 3-Unit 2: Exercises, reading, and discussion.
Week 4-Unit 3: Exercises, reading, and discussion.
Week 5-Unit 4: Exercises, reading, and discussion.
Week 6-Unit 5: Exercises, reading, and discussion.
Week 7-Review of units 1-5. Journal check.
Week 8-Review of units 1-5. Discussion.
Week 9- Unit 6: Exercises, reading, and discussion.
Week 10-Unit 7: Exercises, reading, and discussion.
Week 11-Unit 8: Exercises, reading, and discussion.
Week 12-Unit 9: Exercises, reading, and discussion.
Week 13-Unit 10: Exercises, reading, and discussion.
Week 14-Review of units 6-10. Journal check.
Week 15-Review of units 6-10. Discussion.
Note: Schedule may be subject to change.
|Careful reading of the textbook and preparation of the exercises before each lesson is essential.|
Journal writing should be done on a regular basis, not all at once. The instructor’s corrections should be carefully noted and completely understood.
|The Truman Show, Shohakusha Publishing Co., Ltd., Andrew Niccol, ISBN: 978-4-88198-569-4 ￥2,268|
|Good English-English and English-Japanese dictionaries (electronic or book form).|
|Class Participation: 25%|
Homework and Journals: 25%
Final Exam: 50%
|The standard for evaluation is how well the course goals have been achieved, including students’ ability to express their thoughts orally and to describe and report in detail. This will be determined by considering not only the test scores but also the quality of the homework and journal assignments. |
Diligence in completing assignments, efforts to participate actively, and degree of improvement in each of the four skills will also be taken into account in determining the final grade.