全学教育 英語演習 初級：All-English Training for Giving a Campus Tour (2012)
I want you to be friendly, outgoing, personable, useful, and helpful. You can be all of these things and speak English in Sapporo at the same time. I want to help you know our campus and city, how to explain them, and — above all — to meet people who would appreciate your help.
This course is easy, normal, and hard. The easy part is the English language. The normal part is finding somebody who needs help. The hard part is offering help to them.
content over accuracy, 文法の正確さよりも情報の的確さ
This section explains who this course is for.
・Decide whether this course is suited for you. Read my previous students’ comments at http://goh.kawai.com/
・If you want to speak the English language but often make mistakes in choosing words and making sentences, then this course may be for you. This course is for students who have (or want to have) friendly, helpful, outgoing, extroverted personalities.
・This course is mostly in English. During class, I will talk in English. You may ask for help in English or Japanese.
・This course emphasizes helping people by answering their questions. Being friendly and helpful is more important than speaking correctly.
・During class, you will talk in English. After class, you will say, hear, read, and write English. You may ask for help in English or Japanese, in person or via email.
・During class, you will not use computers. After class, you will use the glexa online learning system to review and prepare for your next class.
・To succeed in this course, you need some English language skills. If you have trouble understanding this paragraph, then you will need to work extra-hard.
・You will learn new words. You will talk a lot. You will feel confident.
This section explains what you will learn in this course.
・After finishing this course, you will be able to:
* Meet people, shake hands, introduce yourself, and ask some questions.
* Give walking directions on or near campus, with or without using a map.
* Suggest and explain sightseeing spots on or near campus.
・Depending on how quickly we progress, after finishing this course, you may also be able to:
* Explain the types, ingredients, and cooking methods of sushi.
You will learn (a) this course’s design, objectives, and method, (b) how you will participate in class, (c) why, how, and when to do assignments, (d) how you will be graded, and (e) who your instructor and conversation partners are. You will receive your first assignment, due by the 2nd class. Within a day, you will obtain access to the glexa online learning system. I will speak Japanese during the 1st class, and mostly English the rest of the semester.
This is a seminar (enshuu) class. Some students will come to class for their first time in our 2nd class. I will repeat part, but not all, of my explanation I give in the 1st class. Ask your TAs and read the slides from the 1st class to understand why, what, and how to learn.
You will learn (a) how to find out what people want to know when they ask questions, and (b) how to choose and arrange the information you will give in your answers. You will practice specific tasks, such as giving walking directions on campus. Each week, you will study new words and expressions. These must be memorized. I will give you handouts and assignments that you will use at home or in a CALL classroom to prepare sentences for your next class. As the tasks become complex, you will use more words to describe exactly what you want to say, and your conversations will become longer. When we become confident with one task (such as giving walking directions on campus), we will continue with another (such as explaining sightseeing spots on campus). You may study with friends during and after class.
You will review and demonstrate conversations covering various topics. You will attend talks by guest speakers.
You will take your final exam. Your final exam may be partly oral and partly written. You must take the final exam. If you miss the final exam, then you must see me for a personal interview. If you miss both the final exam and the personal interview, then you fail this course.
This section explains what you will do after each class.
・Each week, you will receive assignments. At home or in a CALL classroom, you will use the glexa online learning system to review expressions, study new phrases, and write or say sentences. You will memorize the new phrases and sentences so that you can use them in your next class. You may study with friends during and after class.
・The following paragraph applies to all language courses including this course:
This section explains what you will do to receive grades and credit.
・You grades will be determined partly by how well you talk in class, and partly by how well you complete your assignments.
・The key criterion is “Did you satisfy the person who asked the question?” Your sentences do not need to be perfect English, but the information in them must be accurate and complete. For instance, if somebody asks “What is this sushi made of?” you may not answer “It’s a kind of fish” because although the sentence is in perfect English, it does not give all the information being asked for. You may say “Tuna”, which is excellent information, although it is not good English.
・During class, your teaching assistants and instructor will grade you. Conversation points will form 45 percent of your grade. Some classes, such as classes with long conversations, are worth more points. If you are absent, then you receive no points for that class period.
・After class, you will submit your assignments. Your assignments will be graded by your instructor. Assignment points will form 45 percent of your grade. Some assignments, such as assignments that ask you to write and say long phrases, are worth more points. If you do not submit assignments by the deadline, then you receive no points for that assignment.
・Your final exam will form 10 percent of your grade. Your final exam may be partly oral and partly written. You must take the final exam. If you miss the final exam, then you must see me for a personal interview. If you miss both the final exam and the personal interview, then you fail this course.
・Letter grades will be given in 12-point intervals as follows: 100 >= “shuu” >= 88, 88 > “yuu” >=76, 76 > “ryou” >= 64, 64 > “ka” >= 52, 52 > “fuka” >= 0.
There are no textbooks you need to buy. I will provide you with handouts.
The following paragraph applies to all introductory (初級) English language seminar (演習) courses including this course: