TeachersMAEHARA, YoshiyukiStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 1 1st semest [General Basic Subjects]
CategoryGeneral Basic Subjects
Elective, CreditsRequisites 1credit
 Syllabus Number0A111

Course Description

A placement test is required for this course. By learning grammar, we can understand how sentences are constructed and how to construct sentences. We will do some exercises to check the understanding and to apply the grammatical knowledge to four skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking. The exercises will also help to develop vocabulary.
This class is designed to achieve Educational Goals 1, 2, and 3 of the General Basic Subjects.

Course Objectives

The purpose of this course is to enable students to learn elementary level grammar to improve English proficiency.

Grading Policy

Exercises in class, participation, assignments (40%) and the term-end examination (60%)

Textbook and Reference

Textbook「A New Look at the World Easy to Read Contemporary Topics / 英語リーディング入門 新たな世界を開く15章」原田祐貨 / 橋本健広 / Patricia Massy
ISBN: 978-4-7647-4104-1


Students will be encouraged to prepare for classes. They should check the words they don't know and try the exercises in the textbook. Students should remember to review after class. Dictionaries are very useful and students should use them as often as possible.( 90 minutes per class)


Classes will follow the order in the textbook. If there is any change of the order, advance notice will be provided in class. Supplementary materials may be provided in class.


1Overview of course
2Unit 1 Unit 1 Green School [the first half]
3Unit 1 Unit 1 Green School [the second half]
4Unit 2 From Tibet with Love [the first half]
5Unit 2 From Tibet with Love [the second half]
6Unit 3 Unit 3 How to Measure the Size of the Earth [the first half]
7Unit 3 How to Measure the Size of the Earth [the second half]
8Unit 4 Unit 4 Being Greeng [the first half]
9Unit 4 Unit 4 Being Green [the second half]
10Unit 5 How to Live to Be 100 [the first half]
11Unit 5 How to Live to Be 100 [the second half]
12Unit 6 What do you call this in Japanese? (Passive voice) Ask intentions / Talk about favorite things [the first half]
13Unit 6 The Great Pacific Garbage Patch [the first half]
14Unit 7 Solo Free Climbing [the first half]
15Unit 7 Solo Free Climbing [the first half]