Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 65252004 Subject Classification Social Cooperation Courses
Subject Name 海外フィールドスタディ・アドバンスト
Subject Name
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Overseas Field Studies: Advanced
Instructor HOTTA TAIJI
ホッタ タイジ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte:See Momiji Website for the detail.(Higashi-Hiroshima Campus)
Lesson Style Lecture/Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture, Seminar, Active Learning, Pair Work, Group Work, Discussion   
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction O : Others
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 13 : Area Studies
Eligible Students 2nd-4th year undergraduate
Keywords Cross-Cultural Understanding, International Communication,Active Learning, Peer Learning, Cooperative Learning 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
To acquire four skills in a balanced manner and develop English communication skills through cross-cultural understanding and Quick-Response Programs.  
Expected Outcome-Improvement of the global core competencies
-Understanding of the visiting countries and regions
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
In this program, students attend preliminary lectures for three months, and then participate in overseas experiential learning/cross-cultural program for 10 days. (*) After returning to Japan, they attend follow-up lectures for three months, make a presentation in English, and submit a report.

Students attending this program will enhance their global competence through active learning, peer learning and cooperative learning, self-learning thematic exploration and results presentation, and discussions with overseas students.
Class Schedule In both preliminary lectures and follow-up lectures, each lecture will be conducted using a mix of the following learning methods:
MW: Magic Word  Learning phrases that can be used in actual conversation, and acquire classroom English used for pair work and group discussions
Learning cross-cultural understanding (nonverbal communication), Conversation Management, etc. through activities
SC: Speedy Comprehension  Learning speed reading techniques through exercises and pair work
RT: Reading Time  Reading English books using speed reading techniques acquired by SC
ACT1: Mastering Quick Response Program* through English activities
QRP: Practicing visualizing English that you hear and quick response
SO: Speak Out  Practicing conversation in pairs, fully mastering self-study vocabulary and conversational expressions, and preparing for acquiring Conversation Management
*Quick Response Program: a program that helps you demonstrate your abilities to reason, guess, gain insights, judge, decide, and take proactive approaches quickly in surroundings where you use English as a tool

[Preliminary Lectures]: Both the supporting students and students use English only. The instructor uses English except when explaining about Cross-cultural understanding and Speedy Comprehension.
(90 min./lecture)
lesson 1: Self-introduction, VN, Communication Basics(1) Cross-cultural understanding (a sense of distance with another person), SC (Slash Reading)
lesson 2: VN, Communication Basics(2), Cross-cultural understanding (nonverbal communication), SC (word and letter recognition that forms a foundation for scanning), Dictation, RT, SO (self-introduction)
lesson 3: VN, Act1, RT, SC(Paragraphs), SO (about your major and specialty)
lesson 4: VN, Communication Basics(3), Cross-cultural understanding (pronunciations), ACT1, SC (Scanning), SO (extracurricular trip)
lesson 5: VN, Reproduction, RT, Anne’s Video, SC (Previewing), SO  (impressive experience)
lesson 6: VN, Communication Basics(4), ACT1, SC (Previewing), Anne’s Video, SO (different experience and description of circumstances)
lesson 7: VN, Cross-cultural understanding (eye contact), SC (Active Reading), Following, SO (club activities)
lesson 8: VN, Communication Basics(5), ACT1, SC (Visualization), Anne’s Video, SO (your personality)
lesson 9: VN, Cross-cultural understanding (Physical Contact/ Polite Expressions), SC (Reading with a purpose) ,RT, SO (studying overseas and reasons)
lesson 10: SC (summarizing), Act1, SO(summer plan), short speech

[Field Practice] (overseas): Experiential learning through social research, etc. (10 days, include the transportation)
Day 1: Field training in Sydney
Day 2: The Sydney Jewish Museum, on-site group learning
Day 3: Morning: optional tour, on-site group learning
Day 4~6: Interaction with students at UNSW, on-site group learning
Day 7: On-site group learning
Day 8: Results presentation
- Submission of an assignment report after returning to Japan “A Journey to Your Bright Future”

[Follow-Up Session]Both the instructor and students use English only.
LTAI: Let’s Talk About It
An advanced version of Speak Outs in the preliminary lectures, focusing on conversation management. Learning how to continue conversations and develop topics.CT1: Activity  Acquire the skills in Quick Response Program through English activities.
ACT2: An advanced version of ACT1 in the preliminary lectures, practicing self-produced activities (that you made in Activity group work) all in English that consist of presentation, the moderator’s role, and class management.
MQ: Making Questions
Each student makes and reads aloud questions while slash reading paragraphs. Listeners take notes in English, and answer the questions. It is pair work focusing on the abilities of reading aloud, paying attention to slash reading, and listening comprehension.
lesson 11: VN, Cross-cultural understanding (Physical Contact), MQ, ACT1, Presentation, LTAI (summer vacation)
lesson 12: VN, Presentation, ACT1, ACT2, LTAI (your favorites)
lesson 13: VN, Cross-cultural understanding (polite expressions) , Presentation, ACT2, LTAI (favorite books)
lesson 14: VN, Presentation, ACT2, MQ, LTAI (breakfast: rice vs bread)
lesson 15: VN, Cross-cultural understanding (how to use "No" depending on the situation),  Presentation, ACT1, ACT2, LTAI (purpose to learn English)
lesson 16: VN, Presentation, ACT2, MQ, LTAI (Whether you want to live abroad or not, the reasons)
lesson 17: VN, Presentation, ACT1, ACT2, LTAI (Things you are proud of), MQ
lesson 18: Presentation, ACT2, LTAI (Things you are proud of; future plans), short speech 
“SPEEDY COMPREHENSION” , “ ACHIVE YOUR GOAL・Vocabulary Note” , “Self-Study Workbook for Communication in English” 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Self-Study Workbook for Communication in English (web) (Self-study textbooks for acquiring four skills in a balanced manner on the theme of cross-cultural understanding) to be used in some lectures 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
-Develop your four skills using assignments provided every week (Speedy Comprehension, Vocabulary Note and Self-Study Workbook for Communication in English (web)).
-You will work on individual and group studies before participating in overseas training. Prepare using “A Journey to Your Bright Future” and assigned reading books according to the purposes.
-During your overseas stay, practice the English communication that you learned in the first-semester classes. 
Grading Method The grade will be made based on a comprehensive assessment of learning outcomes, based on TOEIC scores, participation attitudes, a report after experiential learning, assignments, etc.  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message This program helps you acquire English communication skills, recognize the significance of international exchange, and take valuable steps that lead to development of expertise and studying abroad.  
Other We will use only original textbooks and homework materials that correspond to the lectures and cross-cultural experience overseas.
※Field studies might not be conducted depending on the state of affairs in the world and circumstances of overseas universities.
In these cases, substitute studies, equivalent to planned contents in field studies, are carried out. 
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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