Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC113804 Subject Classification Courses for Professional Teaching
Subject Name 初等外国語
Subject Name
Subject Name in
English for the Elementary School
Instructor MATSUMIYA NAGAKO,To be announced.
マツミヤ ナガコ,タントウキョウインミテイ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Fri1-4:EDU L205
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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This is an omnibus class with different instructors for the first half and the second half.
The class is based on a face-to-face meeting, with some online sessions. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 08 : Curriculum and Instruction Sciences
Eligible Students
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Elementary School Teacher Education
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Having acquired basic knowledge of theory and method on guidance in subjects and cross-curricular education in elementary schools 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course aims to provide students with the practical English language skills and background knowledge necessary for teaching foreign language activities and elementary school foreign language classes.
Specifically, while being aware of class situations, children's development, and learning stages, the course aims at acquiring the items to keep in mind when teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as the English language skills necessary for speaking to children, and at acquiring basic knowledge about second language acquisition, children's literature, etc. 
Class Schedule lesson1: Second language acquisition (1) Basic knowledge
lesson2: Second language acquisition (2) Applications to educational practice
lesson3:Vocabulary, sentence structure, and grammar
lesson4:Children's literature (1) Songs and poems
lesson5:Children's literature (2) Picture books
lesson6:Cross-cultural understanding (1) Cross-cultural communication
lesson7:Cross-cultural understanding (2) Cross-cultural exchange in elementary schools  
lesson8:Review of Lessons 1 through 7 and mid-term exam
lesson9:Character instruction (1) Learning typefaces and utilizing four lines
lesson10:Character instruction (2) Learning typefaces and notation on board and bulletins
lesson11:Pronunciation (1) Prosody and syllables
lesson12:Pronunciation (2) Phonemes
lesson13:Pronunciation (3) Pronunciation practice using songs and picture books
lesson14:Talking to children (1) Teacher Talk
lesson15:Talking to children (2) Assumed practice

Mid-term exam, picture book reading video assignment, Small Talk video assignment, oral reading video assignment 
Elementary School Courses of Study Explanation: Foreign Language and Foreign Language Activities" Toyokan Shuppansha
Let's Try! 1 - Tokyo Shoseki
Let's Try! 2 - Tokyo Shoseki
Here We Go!5 [2024] Mitsumura Book Publishers
Here We Go!6 [2024] Mitsumura Book Publishers 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PC, video, audio 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
The practical understanding of the contents introduced in the class will be deepened by considering class practices and language activities that make the best use of them. In addition, since students cannot learn how to speak and pronounce words simply by listening to the class, it is advisable for them to practice these skills repeatedly by themselves. 
Grading Method Mid-term exam (35%), picture book reading video assignment (15%), Small Talk video assignment (30%), oral reading video assignment (20%) 
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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