AY 2021 Undergraduate School Course Catalog

/EL1 Advanced English 1

2022/01/19

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開講学期
/Semester
2021年度/Academic Year  3学期 /Third Quarter
対象学年
/Course for;
3rd year
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
HEO Younghyon
担当教員名
/Instructor
HEO Younghyon
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
履修規程上の先修条件
/Prerequisites
使用言語
/Language
更新日/Last updated on 2021/01/15
授業の概要
/Course outline
This course introduces how human languages are designed/structured.  Specifically, it will focus on the word, sentence and sound structure of various languages in the world showing structural diversity of human languages as it introduces some basic concepts and terms used in linguistics. Also, some interesting topics related to human language (e.g., “language acquisition”, “language and brain” and “language and thought”) will be discussed.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
This course aims 1) to introduce students the basic concepts and terms used in linguistics, 2) to introduce students how languages are structured differently in many respects and 3) to discuss some interesting topics related to human language.
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Class 1. Course Introduction
Class 2. Word Formation
Class 3. Sentence Formation
Class 4. Human speech sounds
Class 5. Sound Systems
Class 6. Presentation_Part 1
Class 7. Presentation_Part 2
Class 8. Child Language Acquisition
Class 9. Second Language Acquisition
Class 10. Language and Thought
Class 11. Language Change
Class 12. Multilingualism
Class 13. World Englishes
Class 14. Review
Class 15. Final Exam
教科書
/Textbook(s)
None
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Active Participation: 15%
Comprehension Quizzes: 15%  
Midterm Presentation: 35%
Final exam: 35%

Note: If you miss 4 classes or more, you cannot pass this course.
履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration

参考(授業ホームページ、図書など)
/Reference (course
website, literature, etc.)
Course materials (e.g. lecture notes) are available on the course page (Moodle).


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開講学期
/Semester
2021年度/Academic Year  4学期 /Fourth Quarter
対象学年
/Course for;
3rd year
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
WILSON Ian
担当教員名
/Instructor
WILSON Ian
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
履修規程上の先修条件
/Prerequisites
使用言語
/Language
更新日/Last updated on 2021/01/29
授業の概要
/Course outline
This course is a contrastive analysis of the phonology and phonetics (the sound systems) of Japanese and English. Each language's inventory of sound segments will be compared systematically, as well as the syllable structure and some phonological rules. Students will be taught to produce (pronounce) and perceive the differences between sounds in these two languages. In order to assist students in differentiating between English and Japanese sounds, both ultrasound and acoustic analysis software will sometimes be used in the classroom.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
After completing this course, students will:
(1) have some knowledge of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
(2) know the sound segment inventories of English and Japanese
(3) know the syllable structure differences between English and Japanese
(4) know some phonological rules of English
(5) have very basic knowledge of how to use Praat acoustic analysis software
(6) have had much practice *perceiving* and *producing* differences between English phonemes
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Class 1: Introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and the vocal tract
Class 2: Consonants – English vs Japanese; Minimal pairs
Class 3: Vowels & Diphthongs – English vs Japanese; spelling vs sound
Class 4: English schwa; content vs function words
Class 5: Connected speech – English vs Japanese
Class 6: Syllable structure – English vs Japanese; Katakana English; Japanese vowel devoicing
Class 7: Syllable-initial semi-vowels (/j/ and /w/); pronunciation game
Class 8: Rhyming words  – English vs Japanese
Class 9: Limericks – proper use of rhyme, syllables, and content words
Class 10: Pitch – importance in Japanese vs English; Praat software
Class 11: Japanese pitch accent vs English stress; stress in long words
Class 12: Phonetic cues to stress; Puns & homophones – English vs Japanese
Class 13: Foreign accents in English and in Japanese
Class 14: Sound-meaning relationship in English and in Japanese
Final Exam
教科書
/Textbook(s)
All materials will be distributed in class or on the class website. This course will be organized in Moodle.
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Active Participation:  15%
Quizzes and Online Forums:  45%
Final Exam:  40%
参考(授業ホームページ、図書など)
/Reference (course
website, literature, etc.)
The course instructor Ian Wilson has practical working experience. He worked for GEOS Corporation for 8 years, where he was involved in teaching English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) and training EFL teachers. Based on his experience, he can teach all 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) of EFL.


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開講学期
/Semester
2021年度/Academic Year  3学期 /Third Quarter
対象学年
/Course for;
3rd year
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
KANEKO Emiko
担当教員名
/Instructor
KANEKO Emiko
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
履修規程上の先修条件
/Prerequisites
使用言語
/Language
更新日/Last updated on 2021/02/02
授業の概要
/Course outline
**This class will be offered in the flipped-classroom style.  

Students will analyze sentences at the micro level and manually draw tree diagrams both in class and as assignments. We will start from simple to more complex sentences and give enough time to learn diagramming techniques.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
By the end of the course, students will acquire sufficient knowledge about sentence structures and be able to analyze sentences syntactically by themselves.
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Class 1 Introduction, grammar terms
Class 2 Noun phrases (proper nouns)
Class 3 Noun phrases (count/mass, articles)
Class 4 Noun phrases (diagram)
Class 5 Noun phrases (diagram)
Class 6  Noun phrases (diagram)
Class 7 Midterm Examination
Class 8 Verb phrases
Class 9 Verb phrases
Class  10 Tense
Class 11  Three kinds of objects 1
Class  12  Three kinds of objects 2
Class 13  Adjectival/adverbial
Class 14  Review for the final exam
Final Examination
教科書
/Textbook(s)
Uploaded in the course site
Students are required to watch a video and do all the exercises and homework before class.
If students do not bring homework to class, they will be marked as "absent".
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
1. Class Participation (Presentations and participation in group work) [10% ]
2. In-class and homework assignments/quizzes [ 15% ]
3. Midterm Exam [ 35% ]
4. Final Exam [ 40% ]
履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
This class will be offered in the flipped-classroom style.

Successful completion of EN 01 through 07 is highly recommended.

参考(授業ホームページ、図書など)
/Reference (course
website, literature, etc.)
The course instructor, Emiko Kaneko, worked in Gakken School Management as an English instructor and an academic administrator. She was also in charge of the development and the quality maintenance of English speaking tests in ALC Press.

For more information about flipped classroom.
http://g-jhd.jp/questionnaire/7140


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開講学期
/Semester
2021年度/Academic Year  3学期 /Third Quarter
対象学年
/Course for;
3rd year
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
PERKINS Jeremy
担当教員名
/Instructor
PERKINS Jeremy
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
履修規程上の先修条件
/Prerequisites
使用言語
/Language
更新日/Last updated on 2021/01/22
授業の概要
/Course outline
Students will learn about the structural properties of human language as illuminated by modern linguistic theory. A range of topics will be covered, including sound patterns, sentence structure, word form and aspects of meaning.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
The following objectives will be of particular interest:
1. A basic understanding of patterns seen across human languages.
2. Analysis of language data in a range of languages.
3. Use of English in describing linguistic phenomena.
4. How knowledge of sound patterns can aid in learning English and other languages.
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Class 1: Introduction
Class 1: Introduction to Linguistics
Class 2-4: Speech sounds across languages (Phonetics)
Class 5-6: Words (Morphology)
Class 7: Midterm Review Class
Class 8: Midterm
Class 9-10: Sound Patterns across languages (Phonology)
Class 11-12: Sentence Structure (Syntax)
Class 13-14: Meaning in Language (Semantics)
教科書
/Textbook(s)
Class lecture notes will be provided. You do not need to buy a textbook. Course material (including readings) will be made available online to students by the instructor.
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Homework Assignments 30%
Midterm Exam 25%
Final Exam 35%
Active Participation 10%


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開講学期
/Semester
2021年度/Academic Year  2学期 /Second Quarter
対象学年
/Course for;
3rd year
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
NICHOLAS Allan
担当教員名
/Instructor
NICHOLAS Allan
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
履修規程上の先修条件
/Prerequisites
使用言語
/Language
更新日/Last updated on 2021/01/12
授業の概要
/Course outline
When we learn a foreign language, we typically focus on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. These are important! However, we sometimes forget to think about pragmatics- the ways in which our language choices can change in different social situations. This short course introduces you to the pragmatics of the English language. You will learn about how conversation is constructed in real-life situations, and how our grammar patterns and vocabulary choices vary in different contexts.

The course introduces the concept of speech-as-action. We will use the tools of conversation analysis to describe authentic talk and gain an understanding of how it can vary according to context. You will have opportunities to analyse model talk and apply apply knowledge to your own spoken interactions.

Course components
1. In-class activities/active participation
You should attend all classes and participate in all activities. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of class. Failure to actively participate in class may lead to points being deducted from the “active participation” category. If you have to miss a class for a legitimate reason (e.g., illness or family emergency), you must contact Allan Nicholas in advance.

2. Assignments/homework
Sometimes your instructor will give you assignments to complete for homework. It is important to complete all assignments and hand them in on time.

3. End-term assessments
There is an end-term exam. Make-up exams will only be given if you miss a test for a legitimate reason (e.g. illness or family emergency).

4. End-term project
You will complete a project at the end of the term to demonstrate your ability to apply the things you have learnt throughout the course.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
By the end of the course, learners will:
a) have some basic knowledge of Speech Act Theory (SAT)
b) have knowledge of fundamental concepts related to Conversation    Analysis (CA)
c) have an understanding of how talk is influenced by social context
d) be able to analyse model conversations using CA concepts
e) be able to analyse their own English language interactions using CA concepts
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Class 1: Introduction to the course
Class 2: Speech-as-action
Class 3: Basic CA concepts- adjacency pairs and preferred/dispreferred turns
Class 4: How talk-in-interaction is organised- speech acts over multiple turns
Class 5: The speech act of requesting- structure
Class 6: The speech act of requesting- the request turn
Class 7: Social context and language choices
Class 8: Repairing a conversation; changing and closing topics
Class 9: The listener’s role
Class 10: Maintaining a conversation
Class 11: Culture and pragmatic norms
Classes 12-13: End-term assessment
Class 14: End-term project
教科書
/Textbook(s)
All materials will be provided by the instructor via LMS and in-class.
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Active participation: 10%
Final assessment: 35%
Assignments: 20%
End-term project: 35%

Student obligations
It is the responsibility of students to read the syllabus and complete all assignments, tests and projects on time.
If you do not bring the materials you need to class, you will be considered ‘absent.’ If you are exceed the maximum number of absences allowed, the final grade will be an F regardless of your final score for the course.

Academic integrity
Cheating/plagiarizing other’s work is not allowed. Sometimes the instructor will ask you to complete work in pairs or small groups, and sometimes individually. When working by yourself, you are not allowed to copy other students’ work.

履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
There are no set requirements. However, learners are expected to have completed 1st and 2nd year English core courses.
参考(授業ホームページ、図書など)
/Reference (course
website, literature, etc.)
Every student must enroll in the course through Moodle. Weekly announcements will be uploaded on the course page. Please check Moodle for detailed information on assignments or other course information. Please contact your professor if you have any problems accessing the website. If you have problems with your login, please contact or visit SSB (RQ 207-E).


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開講学期
/Semester
2021年度/Academic Year  2学期 /Second Quarter
対象学年
/Course for;
3rd year
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
KANEKO Emiko
担当教員名
/Instructor
KANEKO Emiko
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
履修規程上の先修条件
/Prerequisites
使用言語
/Language
更新日/Last updated on 2021/01/12
授業の概要
/Course outline
You will practice both "extensive" and "intensive" reading in this class. Extensive reading (ER), the activity that you had in the first year, is believed to improve overall language ability if enough number of words is read. In this course, students will read more than 40,000 words of graded readers and write and present a book report at the end of the quarter.
Intensive reading is a way of reading difficult text by analyzing the structure and meaning, possible with a dictionary. This course will attempt to improve your overall reading fluency by reading English in these two ways.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
This class is to develop reading fluency (reading and understanding English text quickly). The goal of this course is to read more than 40,000 words in three months and present a book report as well as getting used to reading academic text such as abstracts of research papers.
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Class 1 Introduction, reading speed check
Class 2 Intensive reading 1
Class 3 Book report and Extensive reading 1
              [read 5,000 words]
Class 4 Intensive reading 2
Class 5 Book report and Extensive reading 2
            [read 10,000 words]
Class 6 Intensive reading 3
Class 7 Midterm exam
            [read 20,000 words]
Class 8  Intensive reading 4
Class 9 Book report and Extensive reading 3
Class 10 Intensive reading 5
Class 11 Book report and Extensive reading 4
            [read 30,000 words]
Class 12 How to present a book report  
Class 13 Students’ presentation
Class 14 Students’ presentation
Final exam
            [read 40,000 words]

教科書
/Textbook(s)
Graded readers are found in the library. Some of them are available online.
Supplementary materials will be distributed in class.

成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
1. Number of words and books that you have read [30%]
2. Midterm Exam [20% ]
3. Final Exam [ 20% ]
4. Book report [10%]
5. Slides and presentation [15%]
6. Active class participation [5%]
履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
- You need to spend time reading graded readers outside the class.
- Successful completion of Introductory English 1-4 and Intermediate English 1-3 is highly recommended.

参考(授業ホームページ、図書など)
/Reference (course
website, literature, etc.)
The course instructor, Emiko Kaneko, worked in Gakken School Management as an English instructor and an academic administrator. She was also in charge of the development and the quality maintenance of English speaking tests in ALC Press.

About extensive reading
http://www.toyota-ct.ac.jp/intro/education/student_support/tadoku.html


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開講学期
/Semester
2021年度/Academic Year  4学期 /Fourth Quarter
対象学年
/Course for;
3rd year
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
BENSON Stuart
担当教員名
/Instructor
BENSON Stuart
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
履修規程上の先修条件
/Prerequisites
使用言語
/Language
更新日/Last updated on 2021/02/02
授業の概要
/Course outline
Knowledge of the most frequent 3,000 words in English are critical to communicate (listen and speak), and to read and write.

Luckily, there is a high-frequency vocabulary word list that contains these words. However, just learning these words receptively is not enough. We need to be able to productively use the words in context. Therefore, this course will focus on receptively and productively using these words from the 3,000-word list.

In this high-frequency vocabulary course, we will learn the most important words in English through numerous meaning-focused activities as well as the goal of learning a weekly list of words, which will focus on the most frequently used words in English.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
The following objectives will be of interest:
1. Understanding what is involved in ‘knowing’ a word.
2. Having a deeper knowledge of the most frequent words in English.
3. Learning a total of seven weekly lists over the course.
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Class 1: Introduction to vocabulary levels
Class 2: Knowing a word
Class 3-6: Using words in speaking/listening
Class 7: Mid-term vocabulary test
Class 8-10: Using words in reading/writing
Class 11-13: Using words in classroom activities
Class 14: End-term vocabulary test
教科書
/Textbook(s)
All materials will be provided in-class.
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
1. Participation: 5%
2. In-class activities and homework: 15%
3. Weekly vocabulary quizzes: 30%
4. Mid-term vocabulary test: 20%
5. End-term vocabulary test: 30%
履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
Studying the vocabulary wordlists will be completed for homework.


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開講学期
/Semester
2021年度/Academic Year  1学期 /First Quarter
対象学年
/Course for;
3rd year , 4th year
単位数
/Credits
2.0
責任者
/Coordinator
LINGLE William
担当教員名
/Instructor
LINGLE William
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
履修規程上の先修条件
/Prerequisites
使用言語
/Language
English
更新日/Last updated on 2021/02/04
授業の概要
/Course outline
This course aims to help students take control of their language learning. Using free online web corpus resources, students will learn how to identify common patterns in language use and how to use this data to communicate clearly and effectively in English.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
By the end of the course students will be able to:

1) identify high-frequency word pairs (noun-verb / adjective-noun, etc.)
2) distinguish between words with similar meanings
3) use prepositions (in, on, by, for, etc.) and articles (a, an, the) in more
        natural ways
4) understand the common ‘moves’ in academic writing and identify
        common words used to achieve these ‘moves’
5) identify resources for learning academic vocabulary words
6) understand how to use free online corpus tools independently to answer
        their own questions and improve their use of English
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Session 1: Introduction to Corpus Linguistics
Session 2: Introduction to Collocations
Session 3: Word frequency and n-grams
Session 4: Concordances - Contrasting similar words
Session 5: Using Prepositions (in, on, with, for, etc.)
Session 6: Using Articles (a, an, the)
Session 7: Academic Vocabulary and Style
Session 8: Common ‘Moves’ in Academic Writing
Session 9: Common Words for Achieving these ‘Moves’
Session 10: Using Modals (can, might, may, etc.)
Session 11: How to Use Continuous Tense Verbs
Session 12: How to Use Perfective Verbs
Session 13: Work on Final Projects
Session 14: Present Final Projects
教科書
/Textbook(s)
No textbook. Materials will be provided.
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Exercises: 30%
Quizzes: 30%
Final project: 40%
履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
None
参考(授業ホームページ、図書など)
/Reference (course
website, literature, etc.)
Materials and links will be available on the course Moodle page.


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