In keeping with the title, all of the “Oral Expression in English” courses are devoted to improving students' skills in speaking. Apart from making presentations, effective speaking also involves effective listening, so the classwork and homework in the course require that students carry out both interactive speech and are engaged in listening exercises. Oral Expression in English GⅠA and GⅢ are offered during the summer vacation as an intensive course.
This course aims to provide students with English oral expression skills necessary to study abroad, with a specific focus on discussion and presentation.
|Experience since 1983 translating documents from Japanese into English, specializing in business, governmental, economic, scientific, historical, cultural and literary topics, among others. Experience since 1985 editing and fact-checking articles for a weekly newsmagazine published in Japanese. Experience since 1994 teaching English and related subjects at Japanese universities in the Tokyo-Yokohama area, with special concentrations on culture, history, media and translation. Travel experience to 155 countries and 74 dependent territories.|
Speaking, listening, discussion, presentation, study abroad
|専門力||✔ 教養力||✔ コミュニケーション力||展開力(探究力又は設定力)||展開力(実践力又は解決力)|
This six-day intensive course, focused on helping students get their point across on various STEM issues, is designed for those wanting to practice and enhance their English speaking and presentation skills. It will be student-centered, with active participation expected every day. Students will be given various topics designed to utilize and boost their critical thinking skills through discussion and debate. They will also be required to make two presentations (pair and individual), and write a couple of short essays (graduate students). Vocabulary building and active listening will also be critical components of the course.
|第1回||Course introduction, self-introductions||Prepare for self-introductions|
|第2回||Discussion and debate about timely STEM issues||Engage actively in discussions, be able to see various sides of an issue, give feedback and advice to others|
|第3回||Strategies for pair and individual presentations, selection of topics||Research discussion topic online, listen to lecture, ask instructor questions|
|第4回||Preparation time for pair presentations (discussion and feedback)||Work with partner in polishing the presentation|
|第5回||Pair presentations (timely STEM issue)||Give presentation, actively listen to others'|
|第6回||Pair presentations (timely STEM issue), feedback||Give presentation, actively listen to others', give and get feedback|
|第7回||STEM Presentations -- case study #1 (example: energy)||Research discussion topic online, listen to lecture, ask instructor questions, write essay (graduate students only)|
|第8回||STEM Presentations -- case study #2 (example: outer space)||Research discussion topic online, listen to lecture, ask instructor questions, write essay (graduate students only)|
|第9回||STEM Presentations -- case study #3 (example: AI)||Research discussion topic online, listen to lecture, ask instructor questions, write essay (graduate students only)|
|第10回||STEM Presentations -- case study #4 (example: engineering)|
|第11回||Preparation time for final presentation (discussion and feedback)||Work on presentation, get feedback from other students|
|第12回||Final Presentations (personal area of interest)- individual||Give presentation, actively listen to others'|
|第13回||Final Presentations (personal area of interest)- individual||Give presentation, actively listen to others'|
|第14回||Student evaluation & feedback, personal interviews, course wrap-up||Talk with instructor about performance and points to be improved|
All materials to be distributed in class.
Evaluation for undergraduate students:
50% Attendance and Class Participation, 20% Pair Presentation, 30% Final Presentation (individual)
Evaluation for graduate students:
30% Attendance and Class Participation, 50% Pair & Final Presentations, 20% Short Essays