TeachersMAEHARA, YoshiyukiStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 1 2nd semest [General Basic Subjects]
CategoryGeneral Basic Subjects
Classes3, 情報電子
Elective, CreditsRequisites 1credit
 Syllabus Number0A112

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. Students should bring a dictionary to class. More information about it will be given at the first class.


1 Overview of course
2Unit 8 Fair Trade [the first half]
3Unit 8 Fair Trade [the second half]
4Unit 9 Caber Tossing [the first half]
5Unit 9 Caber Tossing [the second half]
6Unit 10 Bacteria [the first half]
7Unit 10 Bacteria [the second half]
8Unit 11 Around the World in 518 Days [the first half]
9Unit 11 Around the World in 518 Days [the second half]
10Unit 12 Kodak and Apple [the first half]
11Unit 12 Kodak and Apple [the second half]
12Unit 13 Happy Endings [the first half]
13Unit 13 Happy Endings [the second half]
14Unit 14 Beyond the Milky Way [the first half]
15Unit 14 Beyond the Milky Way [the second half]