2020 Oral Expression in English 2 1

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Academic unit or major
English language courses
Instructor(s)
Stoneburgh Mark 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed3-4(H104)  
Group
1
Course number
LAE.E132
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
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 speech and listening exercises.

Oral Expression in English 2, following the format of study of Oral Expression in English 1, has its 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 be able to confidently discuss 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.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Student Introductions Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Role-playing
Class 2 Japan: Appropriate “Japan” vocabulary and expressions will be taught. Conversation questions (handouts) regarding “Japan” will be incorporated. Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Role-playing
Class 3 Work: Appropriate “Work” vocabulary and expressions will be taught. Conversation questions (handouts) regarding “Work” will be incorporated. Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Role-playing
Class 4 Nationalities: Appropriate “nationalities” vocabulary and expressions will be taught. Conversation questions (handouts) regarding “nationalities” will be incorporated. Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Role-playing
Class 5 Animals: Appropriate “animals” vocabulary and expressions will be taught. Conversation questions (handouts) regarding “animals” will be incorporated. Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Role-playing
Class 6 America: Appropriate “America” vocabulary and expressions will be taught. Conversation questions (handouts) regarding “America” will be incorporated. Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Role-playing
Class 7 The Future: Appropriate “The Future” vocabulary and expressions will be taught. Conversation questions (handouts) regarding “The Future” will be incorporated into pair work. Exam. Fluency/vocabulary, Listening/Role-playing

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.

Textbook(s)

Handouts

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Handouts

Assessment criteria and methods

Quizzes: 20%
Exam: 30%
Participation: 50%

Related courses

  • LAE.E131 : Oral Expression in English 1

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

none

Other

It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with LAE.E131 (Oral Expression in English 1).

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

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