英語上級 (2014)



Course Syllabus (水曜3限法学部)


Purpose and aim of this class

学会や社会で求められるプレゼンテーションを行えるよう、リーディング・スピーキング・リスニング・ライティングの各能力を高め、また4技能の統合を目指すことを目的とする。研究拠点大学たる名古屋大学の学生に相応しい学術英語を使いこなす能力を、実際の運用を前提とした学習活動を通して養う。自分の考えをその根拠とともにいかに説得力ある論理的な英文に組み立てるかというこれまで英語(基礎)・(中級)で養った知識・技能と、英語(コミュニケーション)で培ったコミュニケーション能力に加え、プレゼンテーションに必要な知識や技能を習得し、学術英語を使いこなす能力を更に発展させる。


Course contents

In this course, students study various presentation skills and useful English expressions for an effective presentation, following Gershon (2013) textbook.


Week 1 (Apr 16): Getting ready: What is Academic English Advanced?

Week 2 (Apr 23): A motto for life (Unit 1)

Week 3 (Apr 30): A motto for life (Unit 1)

Week 4 (May 7): Young people today (Unit 2)

Week 5 (May 14): Young people today (Unit 2)

Week 6 (May 21): Dream vacation (Unit 3)

Week 7 (May 28): Dream vacation (Unit 3)

Week 8 (June 4): How the world works (Unit 4)

Week 9 (June 11): How the world works (Unit 4)

Week 10 (June 18): In my opinion (Unit 5), In the news (Unit 6)

Week 11 (June 25): In my opinion (Unit 5), In the news (Unit 6)

Week 12 (July 2): Student presentations

Week 13 (July 9): Student presentations

Week 14 (July 16): Student presentations

Week 15 (July 23): Student presentations


The language of instruction is English. Students are expected to participate actively during the classes and complete an oral presentation at the end of the semester. The presentation should include an element of persuasion. Students are also expected to write a one-page abstract for their talk in advance (due on June 18). The above course plan is tentative and subject to revision during the semester, depending on students’ progress and, to an extent, topics of their interest.


Evaluation

E-learning (20%), Homework and participation (40%), presentation abstract (10%), presentation (30%)

* E-learning (20%) will reflect students’ overall completion rate (10%) and final assignment score (10%) in eFACE. For the final assignment, students will be asked to write a 2-3 page essay with at least two references. 

* Final grades will be determined based on an absolute (not relative) achievement, taking into account marks (in percent) for all components listed above:

S:100%~90%,A:89%~80%,B:79%~70%,C:69%~60%,F: < 59%


Textbook

Gershon, S. (2007). Present Yourself 2: Viewpoints. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


References

It is recommended that you bring an English (electronic or paperback) dictionary to class every week. 


Notice for students

対面授業に加え、課外学習として電子教材を課し、その成績に基づく評価を授業全体の評価の20%とする。なお、5回以上欠席をした場合、「欠席」の評価がつく。履修取り下げ制度は採用しない。

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