English Reinforcement Program

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Oral Presentation & Discussion:Intermediate I

Samuel Harper

Class code etc
Class code A8000
Year 2021
Faculty/Graduate school English Reinforcement Program
Previous Class title
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Term 春学期授業/Spring
Credit(s) 1
Day/Period 月2/Mon.2
Campus 市ヶ谷
Grade 1~4
Duplicate Subjects Taken Under Previous Class Title
Class taught by instructors with practical experience

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Outline and objectives

本授業はオンラインにて全授業を実施する。具体的な授業の方法などは、学習支援システムで提示するので確認すること。なお、ERP受講には専用サイトにて4月7日(水)~13日(火)の申し込み期間で申し込みが必要なので注意する。詳細はhttps://www.global.hosei.ac.jp/programs/oncampus/erp/ で確認のこと。 This course, the lowest-level communication course in the ERP, aims to support and strengthen students’ existing speaking and listening skills, by building a solid foundation of English vocabulary and structures to allow simple communication on a range of engaging topics and situations. It uses the textbook’s wide range of relevant topics and themes focused on society and culture as a springboard for planning, discussion, presentation and simple debate activities, with a focus on encouraging active engagement, learner autonomy, and confidence. In class, students will receive verbal feedback individually from both their instructor and classmates to help them identify and improve their weak areas. For assigned tasks, students will receive verbal and/or written feedback from their instructor on general progress and points to improve.


By the end of this course, students will be better able to:
• make basic presentations (with PowerPoint, etc.) in English, in pairs, groups and individually
• build ability to listen to prepared speeches and simple multi-party interactions
• engage in and lead simple discussions on a range of topics
• improve pronunciation to maintain a clear diction understandable by native speakers
• manage common situations when communicating in English both in Japan and when travelling abroad
• communicate actively by employing simple strategies for explaining, checking and confirming
• express opinions supported by simple reasoning
• work together with other students in simple collaborative projects

Default language used in class

英語 / English

Method(s)(学期の途中で変更になる場合には、別途提示します。 /If the Method(s) is changed, we will announce the details of any changes. )

The course covers the first six units of the Life (Level 2) textbook. It starts with a general orientation to the program and introduction to the course, and a study planning workshop in which students set learning goals for the semester. After completing the CEFR self-evaluation in Lesson 2, students begin working with the textbook, completing one unit every two lessons thereafter. The first lesson of each unit focuses on language input and controlled practice, while the second lesson focuses on open practice and application. At the end of each unit is a discussion which provides the basis for the creation of three presentations. In the fourth, eighth and twelfth / thirteenth lessons, students will deliver these presentations which they have worked on in-class and at home. The course ends with a review of key language and skills and another study planning workshop to encourage autonomous learning.

Evaluation is based on consistent attendance, active participation in class activities, homework completion, discussion activities, and three presentations – two of which are done in pairs / groups, and one individually.

Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)

あり / Yes

Fieldwork in class

なし / No



1:Orientation & introductions
Course preview
Study planning

Write down three SMART learning goals for this course

2:CEFR self-evaluation (Initial)
Unit 1: People; parts a-b

Prepare a short speech on “People”

3:Unit 1: People; parts c-e

Unit 1 review
Prepare & practice Presentation 1

4:Presentation 1 - 10%
Unit 2: Possessions; parts a-b

Prepare a short speech on “Possessions”

5:Unit 2: Possessions; parts c-e

Unit 2 review

6:Unit 3: Places; parts a-b

Prepare a short speech on “Places”

7:Unit 3: Places; parts c-e
Discussion 1 – 10%

Unit 3 review
Prepare and practice Presentation 2

8:Presentation 2 - 10%
Unit 4: Free Time; parts a-b

Prepare a short speech on “Free Time”

9:Unit 4: Free Time; parts c-e
Discussion 2 – 10%

Unit 4 review

10:Unit 5: Food; parts a-b

Prepare a short speech on “Food”

11:Unit 5: Food; parts c-e
Discussion 3 – 10%

Unit 5 review
Prepare and practice Presentation 3

12:Presentation 3 – 10%
Unit 6: Past Lives; parts a-b

Review / Prepare Presentation 3

13:Presentation 3 continued – 10%
Unit 6: Past Lives; parts c-e
CEFR self-evaluation (Final) / Student surveys

Prepare a short speech on “What I learned in this course”

14:Course review / Study planning


Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)

Students will be expected to spend 2 hours a week completing homework assignments (preparing short speeches, preparing and practicing evaluated presentations, and completing unit review pages). They will also be asked to set goals and develop study plans as part of their self-study.


Life 2 (2nd Ed.), Cengage Learning / National Geographic Learning (ISBN: 978-1-33-790563-3)


Supplementary in-class handouts (free)

Grading criteria

Attendance: Five or more absences will result in a failing grade; 30 minutes late arrival or early leave equals absence
Participation: 40% (Involvement & Improvement, Homework Completion); Discussion 30% (Message, Language, Clarity, Contribution); Presentation 30% (Message, Structure, Delivery, Visuals)


Samuel Harper is from the south of England and has a background in science, centering around the biological sciences, medicine and pharmacology. He graduated in Medical Biochemistry. Following this, he obtained a Cambridge CELTA teaching qualification. His teaching experience includes both academic and corporate classes. He has taught business classes focusing on Presentations, Meetings, Negotiations and general Business Communication. In addition to these courses, Sam has facilitated discussion and writing courses at a prominent medical university in Tokyo. He also has over 2 years’ experience teaching both IELTS and TOEIC examination courses. Sam’s background in science and his teaching experience helps learners improve and develop their logical thinking skills during discussions and debates during lessons.


English proficiency requirement:
TOEFL® iBT 45-51, TOEFL® ITP 450-469, TOEIC® 550-549, IELTS 5.0 or EIKEN® CSE2.0 2200+ or English Placement Test α 640-689