This class aims to acquire academic Japanese competence. Specifically, the students are requested to present the virtue of the book (book review) to the audience using advanced communication skills.
The following advanced skills can be acquired after this class: 1) the confidence of having read through the whole book written by the native speaker of Japanese; 2) selective competence of choosing importance from a large amount of the data for the audience; 3) the strategies to overcome the lack of cultural knowledge.
reading, selection, summary, confidence
|Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students will introduce the book which each student has chosen, and present the virtue of the book.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Guidance||Discuss what one of the most difficult things to read a book in a foreign language is.|
|Class 2||Look for a book which you want to read most.||Look for a book which you want to read most.|
|Class 3||Discuss how to read a book from cover to cover.||Discuss how to read a book from cover to cover.|
|Class 4||Discuss how to use reading strategies when you encounter difficulty specifically in cultural contexts.||Discuss how to use reading strategies when you encounter difficulty specifically in cultural contexts.|
|Class 5||Discuss how to tell audiences how much your book is interesting without introducing its content.||Discuss how to tell audiences how much your book is interesting without introducing its content.|
|Class 6||Find and arrange proper speech styles.||Find and arrange proper speech styles.|
|Class 7||Preparation of Poster.||Presentation.|
|Class 8||Poster presentation.||Feedback.|
Assessment will be conducted based on student's attendance, discussions, a final report or a presentation.
Only the second year international student can take this course.
GSEP students must choose a class number for GSEP students.