|担当者||WILSON, Timothy J.||履修期||前期授業|
|授業題目||English Discussion III|
|授業の概要||This course is designed to help students develop and improve their discussion skills on various topics including social and contentious issues by expressing and supporting their opinions in English. Discussion strategies will be introduced and practiced in pairs and in small groups, and then will be applied in student discussions.
Discussion can be an effective way for students to improve their communication skills as well as engage with core ideas, apply them and enhance their problem-solving skills. It’s good for promoting teamwork, for eliciting higher-order thinking, and is especially applicable when a subject is complex and/or open-ended.
|学習の到達目標||Course objectives are to develop the knowledge of discussion techniques and skills in order to use these confidently so that students can engage in discussions and presentations on current event topics of interest through actual practice with language in use. Students will be able to express and support their opinions with reasons and agree or disagree politely with others' points of view.|
|授業計画||第１回||Guidance & Class Overview
Introductory discussion task
|第２回||Discussion topic: Should the university academic year start in September?
Discussion strategy: Clarification expressions
|第３回||Discussion topic: Cyber money
Discussion strategy: Clarification questions
|第４回||Discussion topic: Bicycle licensing
Discussion strategy: Answering with details
|第５回||Discussion topic: Drunk driving
Discussion strategy: Expressing opinions
|第６回||Discussion topic: Should we have one world language?
Discussion strategy: Asking for details
|第７回||Discussion topic: Foreign words
Discussion strategy: Using words that describe
Independent self-study project
|第８回||Discussion topic: Japlish
Discussion strategy: Volunteering an answer
|第９回||Discussion topic: Equal pay for equal work
Discussion strategy: Paragraph clarifications
|第１０回||Discussion topic: Amnakudari
Discussion strategy: Clarifying by summarizing
|第１１回||Discussion topic: Doctors for the countryside
Discussion strategy: Helping the leader
|第１２回||Discussion topic: Marginal communities
Discussion strategy: Telling what you've heard
|第１３回||Discussion topic: Garbage disposal
Discussion strategy: Telling other people's experiences
|第１４回||Discussion topic: Alternative energies
Discussion strategy: Referring to a source
|第１５回||Discussion topic: Roles & rules for men and women
Discussion strategy: Interrupting someone
- Course review and final presentations
|授業外学習の課題||Students should prepare for lessons by previewing the topic and vocabulary and reflecting on the strategies introduced in class to apply them in future discussions. Weekly homework will include reading texts on current events that will prepare them for the next class. Students will also complete an independent self-study project as well as a final group presentation.|
|履修上の注意事項||Please have access to a dictionary to allow you to build the vocabulary needed to more fully express yourself in discussions.
Students will be expected to participate actively in-class activities with pair work, group work, and mini-presentations on real-life and current events.
1) Please arrive on time, attend all lessons (limit absenteeism), & participate actively in this class taught in English, live, face-to-face on campus.対面
2) If you will be absent, please inform your instructor in advance and check with classmates to find out a) what was covered, b) the homework, & c) what to prepare for the next class.
|成績評価の方法・基準||Ongoing assessments will be based on:
Weekly homework assignments & class preparation (20%)
In-class tasks (20%)
Independent self-study project (30%)
Final Group Presentation (30%)
|テキスト||Solutions - A Topic-based Communication and Discussion Text
(Shawn Clankie, Yuki Maekawa, Masanobu Nakatsugawa, Tomohiro Endo)
|参考文献||Supplementary materials will be provided by your instructor during the course.|
|Please ask questions or discuss any problems after class or contact me by email. firstname.lastname@example.org|