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

Course Description

This class is designated to achieve Educational Goals 1, 2, and 3 of the General Basic Subjects. By learning grammar, the students are going to understand how sentences are constructed and how to write sentences. The are going to 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. The students are going to attain a logical and grammatical way to read English sentences. In order to apply active learning, it is also required to practice short conversations many times.

Course Objectives

The purpose of this course is to enable students to learn elementary level grammar to improve English proficiency. It is also to enable students to read English passages about current events, and write and discuss the opinions about these events in English.

Grading Policy

Term test 60%
Mini-tests & Assignments 25%
Attitude towards classes 15%

Textbook and Reference

ISBN 978-4-7647-4088-4
Hayakawa K., & Kishi, Y.Kinseido


The students are required to bring dictionary to classes.
Absences must not exceed one-third of all the classes.
The students are required to study grammar points for next class by themselves. (30 mins) You have grammar and vocabulary mini tests.
After classes, the students are required to review what you have learned in the classes.



1Introduction / Reading and Vocabulary Proficiency Tests
2Unit 1 Travel / Nouns (1) / Vocabulary mini test (1)
3Unit 1 Travel / Nouns (2) / Grammar mini test (1)
4Unit 2 Dining Out / Adjectives (1) / Vocabulary mini test (2)
5Unit 2 Dining Out / Adjectives (2) / Grammar mini test (2)
6Unit 3 Shopping / Adverbs (1) / Vocabulary mini test (3)
7Unit 3 Shopping / Adverbs (2) / Grammar mini test (3)
8Unit 4 Entertainment / Tense (1) / Vocabulary mini test (4)
9Unit 4 Entertainment / Tense (2) / Grammar mini test (4)
10Unit 5 Advertising / Subject-Verb Agreement (1) / Vocabulary mini test (5)
11Unit 5 Advertising / Subject-Verb Agreement (2) / Grammar mini test (5)
12Unit 6 Events / Active & Passive Voice (1) / Vocabulary mini test (6)
13Unit 6 Events / Active & Passive Voice (2) / Grammar mini test (6)
14Unit 7 Daily Life / Gerunds & Participles (1) / Vocabulary mini test (7)
15Unit 7 Daily Life / Gerunds & Participles (2) / Vocabulary mini test (7)