English Reinforcement Program

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Oral Presentation & Discussion:Higher-Intermediate I

Anita Symonds

Class code etc
Class code A8009
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 木2/Thu.2
Campus 市ヶ谷
Grade 1~4
Duplicate Subjects Taken Under Previous Class Title
Notes
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 mid-level communication course in the ERP, aims to further develop students’ speaking and listening skills, by expanding their active repertoire of English vocabulary and structures to allow communication on a range of engaging topics and situations. It uses the textbook’s wide range of topics and themes on society and culture as a springboard for planning, discussion, meeting simulation, presentation and debate activities, with a focus on encouraging active engagement, learner autonomy, and critical thinking. 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.

Goal

By the end of this course, students will be better able to:
• make presentations in English (with PowerPoint, etc.) on academic and other topics, in pairs, groups and individually
• expand ability to listen to prepared speeches and multi-party interactions
• engage in and facilitate discussions on a wide range of topics related to their fields of study
• manage common situations when communicating in English both in Japan and when travelling abroad
• communicate actively by employing strategies for explaining, reasoning, persuading, checking and confirming
• express opinions supported by logical reasoning and convincing evidence, and considering multiple points of view
• build analysis and decision-making skills through group discussion activities
• work together with other students in 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 final six units of the Life (Level 3) 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

Schedule

※各回の授業形態は予定です。教員の指示に従ってください。

1:Orientation & introductions
Course preview
Study planning

Write down three SMART learning goals for this course

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

Prepare a short speech on “Lifestyle”

3:Unit 1: Lifestyle; parts c-e
Discussion

Unit 1 review
Prepare & practice Presentation 1

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

Prepare a short speech on “Competitions”

5:Unit 2: Competitions; parts c-e
Discussion

Unit 2 review

6:Unit 3: Transportation; parts a-b

Prepare a short speech on “Transportation”

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

Unit 3 review
Prepare and practice Presentation 2

8:Presentation 2 – 10%
Unit 4: Challenges; parts a-b

Prepare a short speech on “Challenges”

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

Unit 4 review

10:Unit 5: The Environment; parts a-b

Prepare a short speech on “The Environment”

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

Unit 5 review
Prepare and practice Presentation 3

12:Presentation 3 – 10%
Unit 6: Stages of Life; parts a-b

Review / Prepare Presentation 3

13:Presentation 3 continued – 10%
Unit 6: Stages of Life; 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

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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.

Textbooks

Life 3 (2nd Ed.), Cengage Learning / National Geographic Learning (ISBN: 978-1-33-790564-0)

References

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)

Others

Anita Symonds is from London, England and majored in European Business Administration at Middlesex University, UK. She also holds a Cambridge CELTA teaching certificate. Anita has gained experience teaching English in various countries around the world, such as, Germany, Spain and France, and has been in Japan for over 20 years. Her lessons are very lively and productive, and she is extremely knowledgeable about many industries. Anita’s experience has allowed her to deeply understand both the linguistic and cultural challenges learners face when studying English.

Prerequisitess

English proficiency requirement:
TOEFL® iBT 52-60, TOEFL® ITP 470-499, TOEIC® 550-624, IELTS 5.5 or EIKEN® CSE2.0 2304-2399 or English Placement Test α 690-729

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