Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2018Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 21220215 Subject Classification Foreign Languages
Subject Name コミュニケーションIB
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Communication IB
セルウッド ジェームス ジョン,クサナギ クニヒロ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Tues7-8:IAS K109, (2T) Fri7-8:IAS K103
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
【More Details】
Credits 1 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 22 : Language Education
Course Area(Discipline) 22 : English
Eligible Students  
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Expected Outcome 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
(1) To help students develop their understanding of the characteristics of English texts and their skills in utilising them; to develop students’ understanding of the purposes and intentions lying behind the surface of texts, involving an awareness of the writers’ social and cultural contexts.
(2) To nurture the ability to interact appropriately in everyday situations, and to express ideas clearly and concisely, considering interlocutors’ social and cultural backgrounds.  
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Orientation. Language activities.
Lesson 2: Language activities.
Lesson 3: Language activities.
Lesson 4: Language activities.
Lesson 5: Language activities.
Lesson 6: Language activities.
Lesson 7: Language activities.
Lesson 8: Language activities.
Lesson 9: Language activities.
Lesson 10: Language activities.
Lesson 11: Language activities.
Lesson 12: Language activities.
Lesson 13: Language activities.
Lesson 14: Language activities.
Lesson 15: Language activities. 
To be announced in the first lesson. 
PC or AV used in
To be announced in the first lesson. 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
To be explained in the first lesson. 
Grading Method Based on the description in the syllabus, the following items should be taken into account when planning classes and evaluating students:

(1) Text Types and Structure
Students should be able to:
1. Identify a range of genres and types of text;
2. Understand text structure;
3. Understand cohesion in texts;
4. Distinguish between formal and informal registers.

(2) Strategies and Cognitive Skills
Students should be able to:
1. Use strategies such as skimming and scanning;
2. Comprehend texts;
3. Infer information from texts;
4. Read passages of text at a reasonable speed.

(3) Social interactions
Students should be able to:
1. Produce intelligible pronunciation and use appropriate intonation;
2. Respond appropriately to what is spoken;
3. Produce utterances which include a sufficient amount of relevant information.

(4) Self-expression
Students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate logical and persuasive reasoning;
2. Express their ideas and opinions clearly in public.

(5) Grammar and Vocabulary
Students should:
1. Attain sufficient lexical and grammatical knowledge to read the types of text such as those listed under “Contents” of the syllabus;
2. Attain sufficient lexical and grammatical knowledge to communicate effectively in the situations such as those listed under “Contents” of the syllabus.

(6) Attitude
Students should:
1. Demonstrate a positive attitude towards communication activities;
2. Endeavor to overcome any breakdowns in communication that may occur.
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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