英語 Speaking 1

spring, 2021

Day: Monday
Time: 2:50 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Room number: A606

Syllabus

【 Textbooks 】
No text. Jason will provide materials.

【 Evaluation Criteria and Method 】

S 100~90
A 89~80
B 79~70
C 69~60
D 59~50
F 49~0

Grades are decided based on the following criteria:

  1. Class participation: attendance, being active, attitude: 10%
  2. Speaking test 1: 20%
  3. Speaking test 2: 20%
  4. Speaking test 3: 20%
  5. Weekly vocabulary tests: 10%
  6. Final vocabulary test: 10%
  7. Homework and other assignments: 10%

【 Absences and Late Arrivals 】

  1. 6 or more absences = no credit.
  2. Late policy:
    If you are late by 15 minutes or more = absent
    If you are late to class, I will add the time to your late record.
    Each time your late record reaches 15 minutes, you have 1 more absence.
    Example: Day 1: Late 6 minutes, Day 2: Late 3 minutes, Day 3: Late 7
    minutes. Total = 16 minutes. So, it’s 1 absent and 1 minute.
  3. If you have a school-approved absence form, your absence will be forgiven. In issues of difficult sickness or other really unavoidable circumstances, talk to me.
  4. Sleeping, using a cell phone (without my permission), or otherwise not participating in class will be counted as an absence..

【 English Challenges 】

  1. You can get up to 10% extra credit from these challenges.
  2. 1 challenge point = 1%.
  3. Challenge points can come from the list below. You can do these from today until 1 day before the last class.
    • 1 point: Make a 1-minute video where you talk alone using the language from class that week (means after class on Monday until class begins on the next Monday)
    • 1 point: Make a recording (voice or video are both ok) of you singing an English karaoke song.
    • 1 point: Have lunch with Jason and speak English as much as you can
    • 2 points each: Make a 2-minute video where you have a conversation with one other Japanese person using the language from the class that week.
    • 4 points: Make a recording (voice or video are both ok) of you speaking with a foreigner for 30 seconds (please see the list of manners for this). Any topic is OK!
    • ?? points: YOUR IDEA! If you have an idea, tell me. If it is nice, we can decide how many points to give.
  4. Video homework rules and notes
    • You cannot look at a script or any paper while doing a video.
    • You have to speak fluently. That means you should try for 60 or more words a minute. It is OK if your English is not perfect and you make mistakes! However, you must show that you understand the target language.
    • You can see an example video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwHj1XyXqxg
    • You cannot make the videos during class time. They must be made outside of class times. You cannot make them at lunch with Jason, either.
  5. If you choose the karaoke activity and make an audio recording, you have to prove to me it is you. Maybe you can say something before singing.
  6. Video files and audio files must be sent to me. It is ok to e-mail them if they are small, but it is better to upload them to a web site like dropbox or Youtube (you can make it a private video and send me the link).
  7. You must show me your point sheet when it is all finished or on the last day of class.
  8. If you lose your point sheet, you may lose all of your points.

VOCABULARY FOR STUDY
April 19th: speaking-1-vocab-4.26

Schedule

April 12th, 2021

Orientation

April 19th, 2021

Meeting someone new

April 26th, 2021

Meeting someone new: complimenting

May 10th, 2021

Meeting someone new: small talk

May 17th, 2021

Speaking test (Meeting someone new)

May 24th, 2021

Introducing ourselves (favorites)

May 31st, 2021

Introducing ourselves: habits

June 7th, 2021

Introducing ourselves: habits

June 14th, 2021

Speaking test 2 (Introducing ourselves)

June 21st, 2021

Making invitations: activities

June 28th, 2021

Making invitations: days and times

July 5th, 2021

Making invitations: inviting

July 12th, 2021

Speaking test (making invitations)

July 19th, 2021

Vocabulary review test and special lesson

July 26th, 2021

Portfolio talk