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. センゲージ ラーニング, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-111-83227-8, Price: ¥ 3110
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|
Students are graded on attendance and participation (15%), short presentations (20%), quizzes (15%), reaction paragraphs (30%), and E-face: (10%) for in class assessments (10%) for online completion.
- If you miss 5 or more classes = Absent Grade
- If you get 59 % or less = F
- No extra-credit at end of class. No grade changes.
- Please Inform the instructor if you need to withdraw from the class. (I understand the above information; please sign your name and give the bottom portion to the instructor during the following class)