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Academic English Advanced
DEACON Robert joel Associate Professor
Department: Institute of Liberal Arts & Sciences
|Class Time:||2017 Fall Wednesday|
|Recommended for:||School of Engneering|
The objective of this course is to develop students' academic presentation and writing skills. Students will primarily focus on problematic topics within their field of study. This course also focuses on English conversation. In class, I will address you by name each lesson so you can practice responding appropriately. You will be prompted to start conversation as well. Through this, you will also have the opportunity to improve your listening skills in both formal and informal contexts.
Lessons are constructed in order to engage students in varying tasks and are mixed with short lectures. These tasks allow students to practice covered material while engaging in new material. In groups, you will have to discuss problems and imagine possible solutions.
This class focuses on building your vocabulary, listening, presenting, and writing skills. Students will be required to give short presentations, write reaction paragraphs, and discuss a range of topics: culture, law, technology, and current world problems.
Presenting in English (Updated Edition).Mark Powell. 2011. ISBN: 978-1-111-83227-8, Price: 3100yen
AEA Schedule and Agreement
|Lessons||Points of Focus||Listening/e-face tasks||Assignments Given||Assignments Due||Possible Discussion Problems|
|1||Saying Hello and Coming up with a Good Idea||none||Presenting in English(PIE) p.10-18||none:-)||Japan's English Education|
|2||Clearly Introducting your Thesis Statement||Practice Quiz Eface + PIE(10-13)||Reaction Paragraph 1||none:-)||Japanese Population Shrink|
|3||Strong and Weak Claims||Quiz 1: Eface up to unit 2(PIE 14-18)||Presentation 1 Directions, PIE p. 20-29||Reaction writing 1||Energy and the Environment|
|4||A Guide to Visuals||none :-)||Lawyer Shortage|
|5||Practicing what we have learned||Presentation 2 Direction, PIE p. 32-40, Reaction Paragraph 2||Short Presentation 1||Death Penalty in Japan|
|6||Chunking and LInking, Difficult Sounds, Pronunciation of Past and Plural||Quiz 2: Eface up to unit 4(PIE 20-23)||PIE p. 40-45||none:-)||Organic Farming|
|7||Practicing our Skills||PIE p. 48-54||Reaction Paragraph 2||Use of Antibiotics|
|8||Focus and Repition / Using Good Evidence||PIE p.54-60, Reaction Paragraph 3||E-face(Units 1 to 4) by May 29th||Constitutional Changes|
|9||Rhetorical Questions / Handling Questions||Quiz 3: Eface: up to unit 6(PIE 54-60)||PIE p.62-68||none :-)||Legal Discrimination in Japan|
|10||Practicing our skills||PIE p.69-80||Short Presentation 2||Vacant Homes|
|11||Building Rapprt with Audience||PIE p.80-84||none :-)||Humanoid Robots|
|12||Other Useful Expressions||Quiz 4: Eface: up to unit 8(PIE 62-69)||PIE p.86-92||E-face(Units 5-8)by June 26th||Equality vs. Liberty|
|13||Simplification and Clarification / Building Complex Reprentations||PIE p.93-102||none :-)||Our Oceans and Climate Change|
|14||Practicing our skills||PIE p.104-111||Short Presentation 3, Reaction Writing 3||Earthquake Proof Homes|
|15||Recap of Important things||Quiz 5: Eface: up to unit 10(PIE 110-112)||PIE p.111-118||E-face(Units 9-12) by July 17th, Finish Final Presentations||Avoiding Tsunamis|
Lesson1-2 (PDF, 424KB) Lesson3 (PDF, 1525KB) Lesson4 (PDF, 330KB) Lesson5 (PDF, 259KB) Lesson6 (PDF, 552KB) Lesson7 (PDF, 519KB) Lesson8 (PDF, 668KB) Lesson9 (PDF, 331KB) Lesson10 (PDF, 297KB) Lesson11 (PDF, 390KB) Lesson12 (PDF, 1119KB) Lesson13 (PDF, 496KB) Lesson14-15 (PDF, 492KB)
Page last updated May 31, 2018
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