ENG156 Top Level English A
2クラス 1単位 1~2年次 1/2学期
MacNaughton, A. S. 

【題目】Researching, Describing, and Discussing World News
【到達目標】This version of Top Level English focuses on the issues underlying world news, with a challenging course of instructor- and student-led research and presentation exercise that will give students weekly opportunities to advance their English along with world-issue awareness.
【講義内容】The idea behind this class will be to use our various perspectives, life experiences, and readings to conduct weekly discussions on international issues concerning Japan and the world. English is our tool to explore issues and current affairs deeply and with a critical eye to finding new solutions and understandings. Each week we will begin with a description of some issue found in an English media source - initially these will be provided by the instructor, but soon they will be the responsibility of each student to research and provide to the class. Needless to say, this class requires a firm commitment to a 100% English language environment each week. Joining the class depends on your performance in the initial try-out week.

【授業計画】

1回
  • Selection Day
  • 事前学修: Bring a dictionary and be ready to talk
  • 事後学修: Check class list at Kyoumuka within 2 days to see if your name is listed. If so, you may register for the class.
2回
  • Introduction to this semester
  • 事前学修: Bring a dictionary. Watch or read a full domestic and international news report the day before class. [1.0時間]
  • 事後学修: Find a news story for next week. [1.0時間]
3回
  • First Issue
  • 事前学修: Bring a dictionary. Practice summarizing your news story. [1.0時間]
  • 事後学修: Find a news story for next week. [1.0時間]
4回
  • Second Issue
  • 事前学修: Bring a dictionary. Practice summarizing your news story. [1.0時間]
  • 事後学修: Find a news story for next week. [1.0時間]
5回
  • Third Issue
  • 事前学修: Bring a dictionary. Practice summarizing your news story. [1.0時間]
  • 事後学修: Find a news story for next week. Identify your mid-term issue and team. [1.0時間]
6回
  • Fourth Issue
  • 事前学修: Bring a dictionary. Practice summarizing your news story. [1.0時間]
  • 事後学修: Plan your team mid-term presentation. [1.5時間]
7回
  • Mid-term Presentations
  • 事前学修: Practice making your presentation. [1.0時間]
  • 事後学修: Find a news story for next week. [1.0時間]
8回
  • Fifth Issue
  • 事前学修: Bring a dictionary. Practice summarizing your news story. [1.0時間]
  • 事後学修: Find a news story for next week. [1.0時間]
9回
  • Sixth Issue
  • 事前学修: Bring a dictionary. Practice summarizing your news story. [1.0時間]
  • 事後学修: Find a news story for next week. [1.0時間]
10回
  • Seventh Issue
  • 事前学修: Bring a dictionary. Practice summarizing your news story. [1.0時間]
  • 事後学修: Find a news story for next week. [1.0時間]
11回
  • Eighth Issue
  • 事前学修: Bring a dictionary. Practice summarizing your news story. [1.0時間]
  • 事後学修: Find a news story for next week. Identify final presentation issue. [1.5時間]
12回
  • Ninth Issue
  • 事前学修: Bring a dictionary. Practice summarizing your news story. [1.0時間]
  • 事後学修: Find a news story for next week, and start planning final individual presentations. [1.5時間]
13回
  • Tenth Issue
  • 事前学修: Bring a dictionary. Practice summarizing your news story. Review past week's stories. [1.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Prepare Final Individual Presentations. [1.5時間]
14回
  • Final Presentations A
  • 事前学修: Practice your presentation. [1.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Prepare to present or make comment. [1.5時間]
15回
  • Final Presentations B
  • 事前学修: Practice your presentation. [1.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Reflect on what we have discussed.
【教科書】特になし
【参考文献】特になし
【評価方法】Class participation (includes attendance): 50%
Presentations: 50% (midterm 20%/final 30%)
【履修の条件】特になし
【聴講生・科目等履修生受入】
【他学科生・他専攻生受入】
【他学部生受入】
【当該科目に関連する開設科目】特になし
【使用言語】English
【担当者からの一言】Come, join the world!