Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 21230206 Subject Classification Foreign Languages
Subject Name コミュニケーションIIA
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Communication IIA
ヒガ マーシャル キヨシ,タカハシ ユカ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Tues3-4,Fri3-4: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
1) To improve the ability to write grammatical sentences and to connect the sentences appropriately in order to write well-organized paragraphs on familiar topics. Also, to improve the ability to express one’s ideas and opinions in English, in consideration of the reader’s social and cultural background.
2) To help students develop 1) the basic knowledge and skills to understand English spoken at a natural speed, and 2) the ability to understand a speaker’s intentions with reference to his/her sociocultural background. 
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
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
To be explained in the first lesson. 
Grading Method In planning classes and evaluating students, the following items should be taken into account:

(1) Form
Students should be able to:
1. write well-constructed sentences;
2. connect sentences appropriately in order to write well-organized paragraphs;
3. use appropriate openings and closings (e.g., ‘Best Wishes’) in letters and
4. use an appropriate written register for personal essays.

(2) Practical Writing Skills
Students should be able to:
1. express a personal opinion on familiar topics in a written note or e-mails;
2. summarize information from sources;
3. state reasons for courses of action;
4. communicate basic information.

(3) Content and Speaker Intention
Students should be able to:
1. Understand the content of a variety of discourse types;
2. Understand the intentions of speakers.

(4) Appropriacy of Response
Students should be able to respond effectively to a wide variety of questions and statements used in everyday life.

(5) Grammar,Vocabulary and Phonology
Students should:
1. Attain sufficient lexical and grammatical knowledge to write the types of text such as those listed under “Contents” of the syllabus
2. Attain sufficient lexical, grammatical and phonological knowledge in order to comprehend spoken language 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.
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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