全学教育 英語Ⅳ All-English Training for Travel and Documentaries（2013）
In this one-semester wholly-English course, students acquire skills to (a) meet people, (b) understand short videos such as anime and documentaries, and (c) say, hear, read and write using phrases that commonly appear in casual conversations or documentary programs.
This section explains who this course is for.
◾Decide whether this course is suited for you. You should
(a) Talk to students who have taken my classes.
(b) Read my previous students’ comments at http://goh.kawai.com/.
(c) View my class from 2012 fall semester on Hokudai’s Open Courseware at http://ocw.hokudai.ac.jp/.
◾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 learning phrases and using them. First, you will learn phrases by watching videos and reading passages. Second, you will use those phrases to write sentences and to talk with friends.
◾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 phrases. You will talk. 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.
* Understand short videos such as anime and documentaries.
* Say, hear, read and write using phrases that commonly appear in casual conversations or documentary programs.
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.
Your classroom will be split into 2 zones: the conversation zone and the writing zone. You will spend time in both zones. In the conversation zone, you will talk with your classmates and conversation partners. In the writing zone, you will prepare sentences that you will use in your conversations. 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. 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.
◾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 those assignments.
◾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 and online courseware.
There are no references you need to buy. I will provide you with handouts and online courseware.
The following paragraph applies to all introductory (初級) English language III and IV courses including this course: