Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 21220220 Subject Classification Foreign Languages
Subject Name コミュニケーションIB
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Communication IB
ヤマウチ ユウカ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues7-8,Fri7-8:IAS K206
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
Seminar, To be explained in the first lesson. 
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
To develop students’ communication skills necessary for receiving and transmitting information effectively in various foreign languages, and deepen their knowledge and understanding of different languages and cultures, so as to enable them to play an acti 
Expected Outcome1. To be able to conduct daily communication orally and in writing in a foreign language.
2. To be able to understand many languages and cultures by using multiple foreign languages. 
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.
*Second-hand textbooks with writing in them are not allowed. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) To be explained in the first lesson. 
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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