AY 2022 Undergraduate School Course Catalog

/EL1 Elective English 1

2022/06/27

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開講学期
/Semester
2022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
先修科目
/Essential courses
更新日/Last updated on 2022/01/25
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. Review for the midterm
Class 7. Midterm Exam
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 activity/test
Class 15. TOEIC online
教科書
/Textbook(s)
There is no textbook for this course. Course materials (e.g. lecture notes) are available on the course Moodle page.
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Active Participation: 15%
Comprehension Quizzes: 15%  
Midterm exam: 35%
Final exam: 35%

Notes:
1) If you miss 4 classes or more, you cannot pass this course.
2) Students are required to take the TOEIC test in class during the final exam week to pass this course


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開講学期
/Semester
2022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
先修科目
/Essential courses
更新日/Last updated on 2022/02/16
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
Class 3 Noun phrases (diagram)
Class 4 Noun phrases (diagram)
Class 5 Noun phrases (diagram)
Class 6  Midterm Examination
Class 7 Verb phrases
Class 8 Verb phrases
Class 9 Tense and aspect
Class 10 Three kinds of objects 1
Class 11  Three kinds of objects 2
Class 12  Adjectival/adverbial
Class 13   Review for the review test
Class 14  Review test
Final Exam Week         TOEIC online
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. Review test [ 40% ]

*Students are required to take the TOEIC test in class during the final exam week to pass this course
履修上の留意点
/Note for course registration
- This class will be offered in the flipped-classroom style.
- Successful completion of English Strongly Recommended Courses 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.
https://facultyinnovate.utexas.edu/instructional-strategies/flipped-classroom


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開講学期
/Semester
2022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
先修科目
/Essential courses
更新日/Last updated on 2022/01/25
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
Students are required to take the TOEIC test in class during the final exam week to pass this course.

Homework Assignments 30%
Midterm Exam 25%
Review Activity/Test 35%
Active Participation 10%


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開講学期
/Semester
2022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
先修科目
/Essential courses
更新日/Last updated on 2022/01/25
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
Class1-3: Vocabulary learning strategies
Class 4-8: Using words in speaking/listening
Class 7: Mid-term vocabulary test
Class 9-13: Using words in reading/writing
Class 14: Review activity / test
Final exam week: TOEIC online
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%

Students are required to take the TOEIC test in class during the final exam week to pass this course.
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
2022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
先修科目
/Essential courses
更新日/Last updated on 2022/01/27
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
Final exam week: TOEIC online
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%
Students are required to take the TOEIC test in class during the final exam week to pass this course.

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
2022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
先修科目
/Essential courses
更新日/Last updated on 2022/02/03
授業の概要
/Course outline
This course aims to help students take control of their language learning. Using free online corpus resources, students will learn how to identify common patterns in language use. Students will learn 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 Participle Forms of Verbs
Session 13: Work on Final Projects
Session 14: Present Final Projects

Final Exam week: TOEIC online
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%

Students are required to take the TOEIC test in class during the final exam week to pass this course.
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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開講学期
/Semester
2022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
KANEKO Emiko
担当教員名
/Instructor
KANEKO Emiko
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
先修科目
/Essential courses
更新日/Last updated on 2022/03/16
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 book reports 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  Book report and Extensive reading 3
Class 8  Midterm exam
Class 9  Intensive reading 4
              [read 25,000 words]
Class 10  Intensive reading 5
Class 11  Book report 5/How to present a book report  
Class 12  Students’ presentation 1
Class 13  Students’ presentation 2
Class 14  Review test
                [read 40,000 words]
Final Exam Week         TOEIC online
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. Review test [ 20% ]
4. Book report [10%]
5. Slides and presentation [15%]
6. Active class participation [5%]

*Students are required to take the TOEIC test in class during the final exam week to pass this course
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 English Strongly Recommended Courses 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
2022年度/Academic Year  4学期 /Fourth Quarter
対象学年
/Course for;
3rd year , 4th 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
先修科目
/Essential courses
更新日/Last updated on 2022/01/28
授業の概要
/Course outline
The focus of this course is on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In every class, a specific global issue will be discussed in English. Students will practice their English vocabulary, reading, listening, and especially speaking every class. Students will make short oral presentations and be required to participate in small-group discussions every class. In order to succeed in this course and fully participate in discussions, students are strongly recommended to have a TOEIC score of at least 550 points before enrolling.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
By completing this course, students will
(1) increase their English vocabulary and practice reading current topics
(2) practice listening to English presentations and discussions by others
(3) research about various efforts towards achieving SDGs
(4) practice making English speeches and participate in discussions about SDGs
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Class 1: What are SDGs?
Class 2: What is a woman-friendly society?
Class 3: Does saving infants’ lives slow population growth?
Class 4: Can technology solve the water crisis?
Class 5: How can quality education for all be achieved?
Class 6: What does it mean to be a sustainable city?
Class 7: Will “black companies” survive in the future?
Class 8: What can we do to help stop child labor?
Class 9: How can we reduce food waste?
Class 10: Is a world without plastic possible?
Class 11: How can we embrace diversity in society?
Class 12: What kind of energy is affordable and clean?
Class 13: Why should we protect endangered species?
Class 14: Will tourism break down cultural and historical barriers?
Final exam week: TOEIC online
教科書
/Textbook(s)
Title: “SDGs x Discussion”
ISBN: 978-4-7647-4150-8
Price: ¥2000
Publisher: Kinseido Publishing Co. Ltd. (Tokyo)
Publisher website: Kinseido
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Online vocabulary quizzes: 15%
Online listening quizzes: 15%
Active participation in discussions, including Q&A: 20%
Making speeches in class: 50%
Students are required to take the TOEIC test in class during the final exam week to pass this course.
参考(授業ホームページ、図書など)
/Reference (course
website, literature, etc.)
UN SDGs website: SDGs


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開講学期
/Semester
2022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
CARR Nicholas
担当教員名
/Instructor
CARR Nicholas
推奨トラック
/Recommended track
先修科目
/Essential courses
更新日/Last updated on 2022/01/31
授業の概要
/Course outline
This course focuses on notetaking in academic contexts when the notetaker is listening to a lecture that is given in their additional language (English). Notetaking during a lecture is not a single action, but a recursive process which consists of several steps. Students will practice these steps to develop their notetaking and listening skills when listening to lectures in English. A variety of notetaking methods will be practiced, allowing students to discover which approaches are most suitable for them. These skills are crucial when taking lectures in an additional language and also beneficial when attending conferences in your professional life. Please note, while this course practices and develops listening skills, its primary focus is developing notetaking skills.
授業の目的と到達目標
/Objectives and attainment
goals
After completing this course, students will:
(1) understand how to segment content into meaningful chunks when listening
(2) have learnt to separate information into various levels of importance
(3) develop the ability to record information verbatim and transfer this into simplified notes
(4) understand the Outline, Cornell and Spray-Chart methods of notetaking
(5) understand the discourse features of an academic lecture
授業スケジュール
/Class schedule
Class 1: Introduction to the unit and steps in note taking
Class 2: The Outline Method; Identifying main ideas, support and examples
Class 3: The Cornell Method; Abbreviations Part 1
Class 4: The Spray-Chart Method; Abbreviations Part 2
Class 5: Translanguaging and Diagrams in Note-Taking
Class 6: Electronic Note-Taking
Class 7: Mid-term Exam
Class 8: Reviewing Notes: Individual and Group review
Class9-10: Putting it all together Part 1- Note-taking during short lectures
Class 11:  Presentations of note-taking strategies
Class 12-13: Putting it all together Part 2 - Note-taking during real-life lectures
Class 14: Review activity/test
Final exam week: TOEIC online
教科書
/Textbook(s)
All materials will be distributed in class or via the course site.
成績評価の方法・基準
/Grading method/criteria
Active Participation: 10%
Homework Assignments: 15%
Mid-term exam: 25%
Presentation of note-taking strategies: 15%
Review activity/test: 35%
Students are required to take the TOEIC test in class during the final exam week to pass this course.


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