Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 21220248 Subject Classification Foreign Languages
Subject Name コミュニケーションIB
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Communication IB
ヒガ マーシャル キヨシ,ナカガワ アツシ
Campus Higashi-Senda Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Thur5-8:Online
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 22 : Language Education
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : English
Eligible Students
Keywords SDGs 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Expected Outcome 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
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. 
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. 
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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) Grammar and Vocabulary
Students should attain sufficient lexical and grammatical knowledge to read the types of text such as those listed under “Contents” of the syllabus.

(4) Attitude
Students should:
1. Demonstrate a positive attitude towards communication activities;
2. Endeavor to overcome any breakdowns in communication that may occur.
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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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