Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC119504 Subject Classification Courses for Professional Teaching
Subject Name 初等外国語教育法
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Teaching Method of English for the Elementary School
マツミヤ ナガコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Fri1-4:EDU L205
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
In-person meetings will be used as the basis.
Online may be utilized in the event that circumstances arise. 
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
Keywords SDG_04, SDG_17 
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

Special Support School Teacher Education
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Having basic knowledge and understanding on the significance of elementary education and the teaching profession, and theories and methodologies of subject teaching, which are required to obtain fundamental teaching certificates. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Acquire basic knowledge and fundamental teaching skills on foreign language activities and elementary school foreign language (subject).
Understand the way of teaching according to the second language acquisition and developmental stage, and take advantage of that to plan and implement foreign language activities and elementary school foreign language courses. Also,critically review the units, lesson plans and mock lessons established by others and oneselves to make appropriate improvements. 
Class Schedule lesson1:Understanding of the significance and goals of elementary school foreign language education, the guidelines for teaching guidance, continuity of small and medium and high school students
lesson2:Grasp the whole picture of english education at elementary schools especially through the main course materials
lesson3:Second Language Acquisition Theory and its Application to Elementary School Foreign Language Instruction (1) Method and Role of Input
lesson4:Understanding of input through class video, how to speak in English
lesson5:Second Language Acquisition Theory and its Application to Elementary School Foreign Language Instruction (2) Process from Input to Output, Utilization of Partner Consciousness and Non-verbal communication
lesson6:Concrete example of how to derive output: Between teacher and children and among children
lesson7:Consideration of learning materials: connection with national language · awareness of culture
lesson8:Understanding and guidance of English voice (rhythm and prosody), utilization of songs and chants, how to encounter letters from voice, how to enter guidance and guidance for reading and writing
lesson9:Construction and development of units and creation of lesson of 1 hour, preparation of instruction plan, teaching material research, evaluation scene and evaluation plan
lesson10:Practice unit and lesson practice, Acquire practical image through class experience, Team-Teaching with ALT, Utilize ICT
lesson11:Mock lesson and review (1) Planning · Preparing a lesson
lesson12:Mock lesson and review (2) Implementation
lesson13:Mock lesson and review (3) Reflection and discussion
lesson14:Mock lesson and review (4) Modification
lesson15:Conclusion: Goal, guidance, evaluation, flow to inputs and outputs, confirmation of character guidance at elementary school level

Mid-term examination, mock class teaching plan, assignment submission (review of mock class, etc.) 
Course of Sutdy issued in June, 2017
Let's try! 1 Tokyo Shoseki.
Let's try! 2 Tokyo Shoseki.
Here We Go! 5 [2024] Mitsumura Tosho.
Here We Go! 6 [2024] Mitsumura Tosho.
CROWN Jr. 6 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PC, video, audio 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Lesson 1-10: Review what you've learnt in each lesson.
Lesson 11-14: Utilize what you've learnt in lessons 1 to 10 to create a unit and lesson plan 
Grading Method Mid-term examination (40%), mock class teaching plan (30%), assignment submission (review of mock class, etc.) (30%) 
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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