2017 Oral Expression in English 1 3

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Academic unit or major
English language courses
Instructor(s)
Anno Mariko 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed1-2(H113)  
Group
3
Course number
LAE.E131
Credits
1
Academic year
2017
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2017/3/17
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
English
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Course description and aims

“Oral Expression in English” courses are devoted to improving students’ skills in speaking. Apart from the context of giving presentations, effective speaking involves effective listening, so the classwork and homework in these courses require that students engaged in speeches listening exercises.

As an elective 100-level course, Oral Expression in English 1 has a specific focus on generating effective oral communication involving listening and speaking between pairs of speakers. Objectives also include using vocabulary and grammar introduced in the classes.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will will have acquired new vocabulary and phrases necessary for discussing particular aspects of their lives and experiences in one-on-one conversations with people they have not met before.

Keywords

speaking, listening,oral communication, interactive

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

This is designed to be a student centered/interactive course with students discussing and debating on various topics. New vocabulary and grammar will be routinely introduced to enable students to articulate ideas more clearly and to facilitate discussions. (Note: Attendance is taken at each class. Assignments turned in late are penalized. Syllabus is subject to change based on the levels, needs, and actual number of students.)

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to Course Unit 1: Protectors Identify course aims. Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing protectors. Articulate ideas and opinions on issues.
Class 2 Unit 1: Protectors Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing protectors. Articulate ideas and opinions on issues.
Class 3 Unit 2: Family Connections Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing family connections. Articulate ideas and opinions on issues.
Class 4 Unit 2: Family Connections Midterm Group Presentation and Paper Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing family connections. Articulate ideas and opinions on issues. Deliver a group presentation.
Class 5 Unit 3: Global Stories Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing global stories. Articulate ideas and opinions on issues.
Class 6 Unit 3: Global Stories Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing global stories. Articulate ideas and opinions on issues.
Class 7 Unit 4: Music Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing music. Articulate ideas and opinions on issues.
Class 8 Revision of Materials Final Project: Group Presentation and Paper Consolidation of vocabulary and key concepts from Units 1-4. Articulate ideas and opinions on issues. Deliver a final presentation. Identify course aims.

Textbook(s)

Bohlke, David. 2017. Keynote 2 (with My Keynote Online). Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Singapore, UK, US: Cengage. (ISBN-13: 978-1-337-104111)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Additional reading materials and handouts will be distributed in class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Class Participation, 25%
Homework and In-class Assignments, 20%
Midterm Group Presentation and Paper, 25%
Final Project: Group Presentation and Paper, 30%

Related courses

  • LAE.E132 : Oral Expression in English 2

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

none

Other

It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with LAE.E132.

Attendance at the first class is compulsory for students planning to take this course.

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