MONDAY 6 English Reading Skills I

  • Class Reading: Anime Tourism

    Activity: “Word Ladders” Vocabulary Game (The print-outs will be handed during class)

  • Same reading as last week (Happy days!) No need to read anything, just prepare for the Marshmallow Ch. 

    Activity: “The Marshmallow Challenge” (part 2 – design, creation & group reflection)

  • In addition to the home reading below, please bring your Marshmallow challenge short report and a photo of your Marshmallow structure (if possible).

    Print-out, read, highlight and bring the following article to class (Missed it? You missed 10 points. Sorry)

    Reading: Week 6 – Non-Japanese YouTubers tackle the art of vlogging in the vernacular

    Activity: “Crazy Comic” (part 1 – conceptualization & creation)

  • Same reading as last week (Lucky YOU!)

    No need to read anything, just prepare for the presentation of your group’s Crazy Comic.

    Activity: “The Crazy Comic” (part 2 – presentation, reflection & Q/A)

  • Special activity in Class, based on Japanese YouTubers article (please bring your printout)

  • MAKE-UP CLASS: 12月7日(土)12:40-13:55  共同利用棟A101

    Notice to students who can attend the make-up class on Saturday:

    We are going to have a debate activity. Therefore, please choose ONE of the topics below and find one relevant article (newspaper, magazine or book chapter) which supports your arguments). Just print it out and bring it to the class on Saturday. NO  REPORT WRITING needed.

    Choose one of the following topics:

    • Should bottled water be banned?
    • Is college education worth it?
    • Should zoos exist?
    • Should high-income countries continue to support low-income countries?
    • Should gasoline-fueled cars be banned?

    Notice to students who cannot attend the make-up class:

    • Please, select ONE of the topics;
    • List your arguments regarding the chosen problem (See details below / Find templates here).
    • Find a couple of articles and literature that support your position.
    • White a 2 page report in English (Important: properly cite your sources to support your arguments).
    • Print out and bring your report to our first class by January 22 – Wedn.

    THE STRUCTURE OF ARGUMENT-BASED REPORTS:

    1. Introduce the problem / ongoing debate – Find and read at least 3-4 articles and other credible sources. Don’t cite popular blogs or Wikipedia.
    2. State your position clearly in 1-2 sentences (See templates)
    3. Introduce opposing / alternative views – Provide at least 3 arguments representing the other side of the debate). Use templates
    4. Introduce your counter-arguments and provide at least 3 evidences (cite credible sources) that support your position. Use templates
    5. Before concluding your report, once again re-state your position. 
  • Special activity in Class.. details will be given later.

  • MAKE-UP CLASS: 12月7日(土)12:40-13:55  共同利用棟A101

    Notice to students who can attend the make-up class on Saturday:

    We are going to have a debate activity. Therefore, please choose ONE of the topics below and find one relevant article (newspaper, magazine or book chapter) which supports your arguments). Just print it out and bring it to the class on Saturday. NO  REPORT WRITING needed.

    Choose one of the following topics:

    • Should bottled water be banned?
    • Is college education worth it?
    • Should zoos exist?
    • Should high-income countries continue to support low-income countries?
    • Should gasoline-fueled cars be banned?

    Notice to students who cannot attend the make-up class:

    • Please, select ONE of the topics;
    • List your arguments regarding the chosen problem (See details below / Find templates here).
    • Find a couple of articles and literature that support your position.
    • White a 2 page report in English (Important: properly cite your sources to support your arguments).
    • Print out and bring your report to our first class by January 22 – Wedn.

    THE STRUCTURE OF ARGUMENT-BASED REPORTS:

    1. Introduce the problem / ongoing debate – Find and read at least 3-4 articles and other credible sources. Don’t cite popular blogs or Wikipedia.
    2. State your position clearly in 1-2 sentences (See templates)
    3. Introduce opposing / alternative views – Provide at least 3 arguments representing the other side of the debate). Use templates
    4. Introduce your counter-arguments and provide at least 3 evidences (cite credible sources) that support your position. Use templates
    5. Before concluding your report, once again re-state your position. 
  • MAKE-UP CLASS: 12月7日(土)12:40-13:55  共同利用棟A101

    Notice to students who can attend the make-up class on Saturday:

    We are going to have a debate activity. Therefore, please choose ONE of the topics below and find one relevant article (newspaper, magazine or book chapter) which supports your arguments). Just print it out and bring it to the class on Saturday. NO  REPORT WRITING needed.

    Choose one of the following topics:

    • Should bottled water be banned?
    • Is college education worth it?
    • Should zoos exist?
    • Should high-income countries continue to support low-income countries?
    • Should gasoline-fueled cars be banned?

    Notice to students who cannot attend the make-up class:

    • Please, select ONE of the topics;
    • List your arguments regarding the chosen problem (See details below / Find templates here).
    • Find a couple of articles and literature that support your position.
    • White a 2 page report in English (Important: properly cite your sources to support your arguments).
    • Print out and bring your report to our first class by January 22 – Wedn.

    THE STRUCTURE OF ARGUMENT-BASED REPORTS:

    1. Introduce the problem / ongoing debate – Find and read at least 3-4 articles and other credible sources. Don’t cite popular blogs or Wikipedia.
    2. State your position clearly in 1-2 sentences (See templates)
    3. Introduce opposing / alternative views – Provide at least 3 arguments representing the other side of the debate). Use templates
    4. Introduce your counter-arguments and provide at least 3 evidences (cite credible sources) that support your position. Use templates
    5. Before concluding your report, once again re-state your position. 
  • Special activity in Class.. details will be given later.

  • Special activity in Class.. details will be given later.

  • Special activity in Class.. details will be given later.