TeachersMAEHARA, YoshiyukiStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 1 2nd 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

TextbookEnglish Mission Basic / ミッション型 大学英語の総合演習:基礎編Robert Hickling / 臼倉美里金星堂
ISBN: 978-4-7647-4071-6


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 Welcome to the Big Apple (Present tense)
3Unit 2 What's the Boss Like? (Pronouns)
4Unit 3 Masa's First Day on the Job (Prepositions)
5Unit 4 Summer Fun (Past tens)
6Unit 5 Hotel Guest Satisfaction (Countable and uncountable nouns)
7Unit 6 Brainstorming (Progressive form)
8Unit 7 Glad to Be of Service (Wh-interrogatives)
9Unit 8 Socializing with Co-Workers (Gerund and infinitives)
10Unit 9 New York State (future expressions)
11Unit 10 Sports Talk (Comparative expressions)
12Unit 11 Tour Day (Auxiliary verbs)
13Unit 12 Party Time! (Present perfect form)
14Unit 13 Office Meeting (Relative pronouns and adverbs)
15Unit 14 A Bit of History (Passive voice)