ENG331 World Englishes B
  2単位 3~4年次 2学期
Underwood, J. 

【題目】World Englishes B
【到達目標】Students will develop their research skills, English speaking ability, presentation and project managing skills as they work together in small groups to understand various concepts that are connected to topic of World Englishes. In doing so they will examine how the English language has spread around the world, and how this spread has effected various country’s social, political and historical backgrounds.
In researching each country they will look at how English spread to that that particular country, what the effect of this was and how the country’s government worked to accommodate English in it’s language learning policy and the reaction of it’s people to this policy and the spread of English. As they they go through each country they will also examine and evaluate the various arguments that are connected to explaining why the “es” is needed in “World Englishes.”
In completing this course the student will have broadened their knowledge of the World Englishes and have a better understanding of why English is the current lingua franca and the various tensions that lie behind this status. And throughout the course they will have increased exposure to other Englishes, and learn about the culture and social, political and historical background behind each.
【講義内容】This is not a lecture based course. The class is going to be discussion oriented. In other words, YOUR views, ideas about issues relating to world Englishes will keep the class going. This means that you will need to have done the required readings for lecture and your discussion sections. Please be sure you bring your a file with the handouts and completed homework assignments to class since we will be consulting it for our discussions.
Students will be expected to participate in the lesson. This means that you come to class on time, ask questions when you don’t understand and try to help your classmates when they don’t understand. As the objective of this class, is to work together with your classmates to improve your English, you will have to try use English as much as possible. Outside of class it is recommended that you research your chosen topic as much as possible because class-time is quite short and if you really want to do well in your project you will have to put as much time as you can into it.

【授業計画】

1回
  • Introduction to the course & Preview activity Who speaks English?
  • 事前学修: Read syllabus [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Read Course Handbook and complete HW 1 [0.5時間]
2回
  • Small Group discussion 1 What's your experience of learning english in Japan?
  • 事前学修: Review homework assignment and prepare for the discussion [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Reflect on discussion and complete homework assignment [0.5時間]
3回
  • Small Group discussion 2 What are the characteristics of Japanese English and how is it used?
  • 事前学修: Review homework assignment and prepare for the discussion [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Reflect on discussion and complete homework assignment [0.5時間]
4回
  • Small Group discussion 3 How did English come to Asia in the expanding circle??
  • 事前学修: Review homework assignment and prepare for the discussion [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Reflect on discussion and complete homework assignment [0.5時間]
5回
  • Small Group discussion 4 How is English taught in Asia in the expanding circle??
  • 事前学修: Review homework assignment and prepare for the discussion [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Reflect on discussion and complete homework assignment [0.5時間]
6回
  • Small Group discussion 5 How is English used in Asia in the expanding circle?
  • 事前学修: Review homework assignment and prepare for the discussion [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Reflect on discussion and complete homework assignment [0.5時間]
7回
  • Small Group discussion 6 How did English come to the outer circle?
  • 事前学修: Review homework assignment and prepare for the discussion [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Reflect on discussion and complete homework assignment [0.5時間]
8回
  • Small Group discussion 7 How is English taught in the outer circle?
  • 事前学修: Review homework assignment and prepare for the discussion [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Reflect on discussion and complete homework assignment [0.5時間]
9回
  • Small Group discussion 8 How is English used in the outer circle?
  • 事前学修: Review homework assignment and prepare for the discussion [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Reflect on discussion and complete homework assignment [0.5時間]
10回
  • Small Group discussion 9 How do the two circles of English compare?
  • 事前学修: Review homework assignment and prepare for the discussion [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Reflect on discussion and complete homework assignment [0.5時間]
11回
  • Small Group discussion 10 What is standard English and where does it come from?
  • 事前学修: Review homework assignment and prepare for the discussion [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Reflect on discussion and complete homework assignment [0.5時間]
12回
  • Small Group discussion 11 What are the issues behind standard English?
  • 事前学修: Review homework assignment and prepare for the discussion [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Reflect on discussion and complete homework assignment [0.5時間]
13回
  • Small Group discussion 12 How is English used in the world and how does this compare to standard English?
  • 事前学修: Review homework assignment and prepare for the discussion [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Reflect on discussion and complete homework assignment [0.5時間]
14回
  • Small Group discussion 13 What is English as an international language and where does it come from?
  • 事前学修: Review homework assignment and prepare for the discussion [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Reflect on discussion and complete homework assignment [0.5時間]
15回
  • Small Group discussion 14 What is the future of English?
  • 事前学修: Review homework assignment and prepare for the discussion [0.5時間]
  • 事後学修: Reflect on discussion and complete homework assignment [0.5時間]
【教科書】There is currently no textbook available, so a booklet of readings will be provided.
【参考文献】As well as the booklet of reading we will be using a mixture of online and paper based resources. It is also recommended that you
purchase a good English-Japanese dictionary.
I highly recommend that everyone buy the Longman English - Japanese Dictionary which is available as an iphone app on the iTunes store, priced at: 2,500 yen. Although it seems expensive it is actually cheaper and easier to use than the paper version and is much better than a number of free dictionaries available.
If you have an android phone then JPDict Japanese Dictionary could be a viable alternative.
【評価方法】Participation 15% (which will be assessed by your participation in the small group discussions)
Project work 60% (30 X 2; Hand in Weeks 8/15)
Research diary 25% (Hand in on the last day of class)
A score of 60% is needed to pass this course. 総計 60%以上を合格とする
【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】I am a firm believer in what Confucius said: “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” Come to class prepared each week and ready to discuss interesting topics in English and watch as your overall understanding of World Englishes improves.