English Reinforcement Program

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LANe100LD(英語 / English language education 100)
Oral Presentation & Discussion :Advanced II

Richard Francis

Class code etc
Faculty/Graduate school English Reinforcement Program
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Year 2022
Class code A8254
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Previous Class title
Term 秋学期授業/Fall
Day/Period 火4/Tue.4
Class Type
Campus 小金井
Classroom name 各学部・研究科等の時間割等で確認
Grade 1~4
Credit(s) 1
Notes
Class taught by instructors with practical experience
SDGs CP
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
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Outline and objectives

This course, the highest-level communication course in the ERP, aims to further develop students’ already significant speaking and listening skills, by expanding their active repertoire of English vocabulary and structures to allow complex 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 sophisticated academic presentations in English on academic and other topics, in pairs, groups and individually
• expand ability to listen to academic presentations and complex multi-party interactions
• engage proactively in and facilitate discussions on a relatively simple academic 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
• confidently express opinions supported by logical reasoning and convincing evidence, backed by data and evidence
• expand analysis and research skills by using data to support discussions and presentations in class
• work together with other students in collaborative projects

Default language used in class

英語 / English

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

あり / Yes

Fieldwork in class

なし / No

Schedule

授業形態/methods of teaching:オンライン/online

※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[オンライン/online]:Orientation & introductions
Course preview
Study planning

Write down three SMART learning goals for this course

2[オンライン/online]:CEFR self-evaluation (Initial)
Unit 7: Living space; parts a-b

Prepare a short speech on “Living space”

3[オンライン/online]:Unit 7: Living space; parts c-e
Discussion

Unit 7 review
Prepare & practice Presentation 1

4[オンライン/online]:Presentation 1 – 10%
Unit 8: Travel; parts a-b

Prepare a short speech on “Travel”

5[オンライン/online]:Unit 8: Travel; parts c-e
Discussion

Unit 8 review

6[オンライン/online]:Unit 9: Shopping; parts a-b

Prepare a short speech on “Shopping”

7[オンライン/online]:Unit 9: Shopping; parts c-e
Discussion 1 – 10%

Unit 9 review
Prepare and practice Presentation 2

8[オンライン/online]:Presentation 2 – 10%
Unit 10: No limits; parts a-b

Prepare a short speech on “No limits”

9[オンライン/online]:Unit 10: No limits; parts c-e
Discussion 2 -10%

Unit 10 review

10[オンライン/online]:Unit 11: Connections; parts a-b

Prepare a short speech on “Connections”

11[オンライン/online]:Unit 11: Connections; parts c-e
Discussion 3 -10%

Unit 11 review
Prepare and practice Presentation 3

12[オンライン/online]:Presentation 3 – 10%
Unit 12: Experts; parts a-b

Review / Prepare Presentation 3

13[オンライン/online]:Presentation 3 continued – 10%
Unit 12: Experts; parts c-e
CEFR self-evaluation (Final) / Student surveys

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

14[オンライン/online]: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 preparing short speeches on topics related to the textbook units, preparing and practicing evaluated presentations, and completing textbook unit review pages. They will also be asked to set goals and develop study plans as part of their self-study.

Textbooks

● Life 4 (2nd Ed.), Cengage Learning / National Geographic Learning (ISBN: 978-1-33-790565-7)

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, Preparation/Effort)

Others

Richard Francis is from California, USA. He went to college and finished a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and moved to Japan to teach English. Richard Francis has worked for famous Eikaiwa’s, a boutique English school, and in Japanese elementary and junior high schools. Early on, in his time in Japan, he joined Japan’s largest executive search firm and consulted top international companies. Richard Francis brings his academic background, real-world sales and customer service experience, and above all, passion to teach English to his lessons.

Prerequisites

English proficiency requirement:
TOEFL® iBT 61+, TOEFL® ITP 500+, TOEIC® 625+, IELTS 6.0+ or EIKEN® CSE2.0 2400+ or English Placement Test α 730+

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