OC: During speaking tests today

For my Oral Communication classes, while I’m busy with other students doing their speaking tests, please do not waste time. Use this time productively. You can do any of the following:

  • Video record a conversation sample (you can use your speaking test as your conversation sample for your final report). You should take your mobile phone with you, and make an audio recording of the test, in case there’s a problem with the video recording; use the audio recorder app.
  • Make a copy of the video onto your own USB memory stick
  • Review your conversation sample, and work on your final report (if you brought your own tablet or laptop computer). See info at the Oral Communication page.
  • Prepare for your own speaking test
  • Do WordEngine & vocabulary review
  • Review Orbits, and do unit 6 dialogue listening
  • Study or do extensive reading for another class

How to use the video cameras:

  • Start the recording with your name and student number.
  • Olympus: Push the record button once to preview, once more to record. Do a sound check.
  • Canon: Red button once to record. Do a sound check.
  • Use the headphone splitter to watch and review with your partner.

 

Pronunciation: Numbers teens and tens

Please practice and review these problem points:

  • Th pronunciation (tongue comes out between teeth)
  • F pronunciation (upper teeth touch lower lip)
  • Teens (with long ‘teen’) pronunciation
  • Tens (with a big sound on the first syllable, and small second syllable) pronunciation


Review th sound, where the tongue comes out between the teeth, and upper teeth touch lower lips for /f/.

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Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

For Nagoya based teachers, researchers, and JALT members, please tell us when the best time for you to attend Nagoya JALT meetings at this survey: https://goo.gl/forms/3ThnWjA8VkXQNIFm2.

This abstract was originally posted at the Nagoya JALT website. This page contains the workshop blurb and support materials. Thanks to all those who came, and QSR International Japan for sponsoring the main workshop by Prof. Yuzo Kimura.

How to do simple qualitative data analysis for small research projects on paper

  • Andrew Blyth
  • B.Sc, CELTA, MA.ELT, PhD (Ed; candidate)
  • University of Canberra, and Nanzan University

This is a simple introduction to qualitative data analysis for professional development for novice researchers, and for those wanting a better understanding of the research process. This workshop teaches and practices basic concepts of data analysis, coding (categorising), and basic concepts of theory making. The workshop is ideal for very small projects. Also, acquiring the fundamentals for larger projects including interview based research, classroom observations, discourse analysis, ethnography, and more. Furthermore, it provides the basic principles for understanding the next workshop which focuses on using Nvivo for qualitative research. Participants are not required to bring any particular materials or equipment for this workshop.

Support materials

References

  • Creswell, J (2009) Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. California, USA: Sage Publications.
  • Dörnyei, Z. (2007) Research Methods in Applied Linguistics (Oxford Applied Linguistics). Oxford University Press.
  • Henrich, N. & Holmes, B. (2013). Web news readers’ comments: Towards developing a methodology for using on-line comments in social inquiry. Journal of Media and Communication Studies, 5(1).
  • Miles, M., and Huberman, A. (1994) An Expanded Sourcebook: Qualitative Data Analysis (2nd Edition). Thousand Oaks, USA: Sage Publications.
  • ›Mitchell, C. (2011) Doing Visual Researching. Sage Publications.

Introduction to qualitative research analysis for teachers 13th May

This weekend I’ll be doing a presentation / workshop for beginning researchers on qualitative research analysis. The aim is to provide a very simple, interesting introduction on what and how qualitative research analysis is done. Basic details are below, and full details are on the Nagoya JALT website. This event is sponsored by Nagoya JALT and QSR International.

Professional development: Qualitative research, data analysis methodology, and introduction to QSR Nvivo
At Nanzan University, R building, room: R52.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/4wHsuUg86dK2
***Car parking is available in the new west carpark, close to R building.***

Schedule

  • 2:00 PM – Room opens, and Nvivo computer help available.
  • 2:30-3:30 – How to do simple qualitative data analysis for small projects on paper; Andrew Blyth, Nanzan University and University of Canberra.
  • 3:30-4:00 – Break + Nvivo computer help available.
  • 4:00-6:00 – Exploring qualitative data with NVivo: Creating, importing, coding and querying, Yuzo Kimura, University of Toyama.
  • 6:00-6:30 – Informal discussions and clean up.

The aim of these two workshops is for novice researchers to further develop and enhance their skills. There are two parts; first is a review of basic skills and an introduction to qualitative data analysis methodology; and the second introduces industry standard software commonly used in research projects.

People meeting, by Eric Bailey 2014, CC https://www.pexels.com/photo/people-meeting-workspace-team-7097/
People meeting, by Eric Bailey 2014, CC https://www.pexels.com/photo/people-meeting-workspace-team-7097/

Participants are not required to bring a laptop nor do they need to have Nvivo software, but can watch the demonstration. If they wish, participants can install QSR Nvivo on their laptops for the second workshop; however, it must be installed before attending, and the 14 day trial license newly activated. Detailed instructions are provided below. Any issues or problems with Nvivo installation should be resolved before the workshops, as the presenter cannot assist during his presentation time.

Finally, this is the first co-hosted workshop between Nagoya JALT and LEARN. A special thanks to Robert Croker of LEARN for the room booking, and for obtaining guest wifi access for this special event. Nagoya JALT looks forward to meeting and working with LEARN members at this and future events. Prof. Kimura’s workshop is co-sponsored with QSR International.

During speaking tests

During speaking tests, do not sit there staring at the ceiling; be productive. OC and CS classes, do any of the following:

  • Practice for your own speaking test
  • Review vocabulary for the articles studied (units 1-3)
  • OC: Review your own unit 3 animal article
  • Review the Orbits dialogues (units 1-3), or English Firsthand 2 (units 1 & 2)
  • OC: Listen to the Orbits dialogues
  • Do WordEngine study
  • Do extensive listening
  • Do extensive reading
  • OC: Prepare for unit 4 of Orbits (vocabulary and article). For IPA for pronunciation, use http://dictionary.cambridge.org.
  • Just chat about anything with a classmate (of course only in English)

Common problems with videos and cameras

This story is especially for my students. We use two types of cameras, the red Kodaks, and the black Olympus ones. Both have strengths and weaknesses. The red Kodak cameras do not have earphone jacks, and the internal microphone is quite poor. The black Olympus camera instead has both a mic and earphone jacks, and has excellent stereo microphones. 



Common problems

Red Kodak cameras: Through the year, someone will forget to do a sound check, and record their speaking test with the microphone either switched off or pointed away from the speakers. 

Black Olympus cameras: The video does not play with sound on Windows Media Player. WMP is a cheap simple player, and so it lacks some important codecs, including the one used by the Olympus cameras. Consequently, you’ll need to download and use either:

If you still have problems, please ask. 

Homework in Quarter 1

Final report

Due: 12pm (midday) 1st June. Andrew will be in the World Plaza from about 10.30am to noon. Late reports cannot be accepted, and will result in a fail grade. I will not accept two-page reports that are not stapled; staple your pages.

Advice: Try to print a day early just in case you have printer problems. It’s vital that you are not late, so print your report early, in case you need time to manage printer problems. There are computer rooms with printers in the J & R buildings, may be as a last resort is FedEx Kinkos in Sakae or Meieki. 

Literacy: Write a simple introduction, summary, critical review, (optional: what you learnt from the book), a conclusion, and (if needed) references for Different Worlds. Due 1st June, 12pm.

Communication Skills: Done as poster presentation (20%) on 29th May, and submit all ER reports (6 weeks of reports for 30%).

Oral Communication: See below. Due 1st June, 12pm.

 

Q1, 29th & 30th May

Oral Communication

  • Orbits Units 6
  • Review Vocabulary
  • Do listening practice
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Read the article
  • Orbits Unit 7
  • Prepare Vocabulary (pronunciation and simple-English definitions for article)
  • Word Engine for Quarter 2
  • App Store, look for language learning apps for your smartphone or tablet. For instance Babbel, Learn English Magazine (by ESL Pod), Busuu, and others. 
  • Enjoy life 🙂 

Q1, Wk 4, L10 (25th & 26th May)

Literacy (Lit)

  • Extensive reading reports must be bound (with a stapler or small binder), and submitted on the 29th May.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review keyboarding skills, and practice.Practice, “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs”.
  • Review units studied in English Grammar In Use., units 47, 72, 85.
  • Complete Different Worlds.
    • If you are interested, here are resources for sign language.
    • Different Worlds MUST be returned on Monday, 29th May. 
  • Task 3: Start working on final report.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Communication Skills (CS)

  • Do Extensive Reading reports due Monday 29th May (bound by a stapler or thin binder).
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review Conversation Gambits, p7, 9, & 16.
  • Work on your poster presentation (read, plan, make), including preparing a script for the presentation. Practice giving your presentation to your partner. 
  • Review & prepare for the Pronunciation & Intonation Skills Check. See Pronunciation page.
  • World Plaza is now open. Go, small talk, and make new friends.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Oral Communication (OC) [FB, B, & P]

Speaking tests start 25th & 26th May. We need two classes so all students can do the test. Test will be your research task article for unit 5. Each speaking test will be 5-8 minutes long. The speaking test is exactly like the article discussion we did this week. Please tell your classmates about this update.

For the final report, you can record your conversation in the next class, and start the report. Information about the report is in the course info, p5. Due 1st June, 12pm.

  • Review Orbits p6, 7, units 0-5; including vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation strategies, and articles.
  • Review articles from units 1-5, improve your brief notes for Discussion (especially from question 8) for the next speaking test.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • World Plaza is now open. Go and small talk, and make new friends. WP is open from 11am to 6pm.
  • OC [B] will do class Vocabulary quiz on 30th May
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Q1, Wk 4, L10 (22nd & 23rd May)

WordEngine will be down from 1-6pm for maintenance on Monday 22nd May.

Literacy (Lit)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by this Thursday, included in the 4,000 words is Different Worlds.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review keyboarding skills, and practice.Practice, “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs”.
  • Review units studied in English Grammar In Use.
  • Complete Different Worlds.
  • Task 3: Start working on final report.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Communication Skills (CS)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by this Thursday.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review Conversation Gambits, p7, 9, & 16
  • Work on your poster presentation (read, plan, make)
  • Review & prepare for the Pronunciation & Intonation Skills Check. See Pronunciation page.
  • World Plaza is now open. Go, small talk, and make new friends.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Oral Communication (OC) [FB, B, & P]

Speaking tests start 25th & 26th May. We need two classes so all students can do the test. Test will be your research task article for unit 5. Each speaking test will be 5-8 minutes long. The speaking test is exactly like the article discussion we did this week. Please tell your classmates about this update.

For the final report, you can record your conversation in the next class, and start the report. Information about the report is in the course info, p5. Due 1st June, 12pm.

  • Review Orbits p6, 7, units 0-5; including vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation strategies, and articles.
  • Review articles from units 1-5, improve your brief notes for Discussion (especially from question 8) for the next speaking test.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • World Plaza is now open. Go and small talk, and make new friends. WP is open from 11am to 6pm.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Q1, Wk 4, L10 (18th & 19th May)

Literacy (Lit)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by next Thursday, included in the 4,000 words is the next chapter of Different Worlds.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review keyboarding skills, and practice.Practice, “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs”.
  • Review units studied in English Grammar In Use.
  • Read the next chapter of Different Worlds.
  • Start working on final report about a graded reader.
  • Task 2: Fix the article, print it, highlight the changes, stole to the top of the original, submit on Monday before class.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Communication Skills (CS)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by this Thursday. The 4,000 can include class reading (Earrings from Frankfurt), and the book for your poster presentation.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review Conversation Gambits, p7, 9, & 16
  • Finish reading Earrings from Frankfurt for the next class.
    • Return the book in the next class.
    • Choose and start reading a book with your partner for the poster presentation.
  • Review & prepare for the Pronunciation & Intonation Skills Check. See Pronunciation page.
  • World Plaza is now open. Go, small talk, and make new friends.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Oral Communication (OC) [FB, B, & P]

  • Review Orbits p6, 7, units 0-5; including vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation strategies, and articles.
  • Review articles from units 1-4, improve your brief notes for Discussion (especially from question 8) for the next speaking test.
  • Prepare Orbits unit 5 vocabulary, and article.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • World Plaza is now open. Go and small talk, and make new friends. WP is open from 11am to 6pm.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Q1, Wk 4, L10 (15th & 16th May)

WordEngine

These students MUST fix their WordEngine accounts, so their names are in English. This is vitally important for assigning WordEngine accounts to final grades.

Literacy (Lit)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by next Thursday, included in the 4,000 words is the next chapter of Different Worlds.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review keyboarding skills, and practice.Practice, “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs”.
  • Review units studied in English Grammar In Use.
  • Read chapter 5 of Different Worlds.
  • Finish writing the summary for chapter 3 of Different Worlds.
  • Task 2: Fix the article, print it, highlight the changes, stole to the top of the original, submit on Monday before class.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Communication Skills (CS)

  • Review pronunciation
  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by this Thursday. The 4,000 can include class reading (Earrings from Frankfurt).
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review Conversation Gambits, p7, 9, & 16
  • Read chapter 2 of Earrings from Frankfurt for the next class.
    • Complete the summary for Earrings from Frankfurt.
  • English Firsthand 2:
    • Review units 0, 1, 2, 3, & 4, including vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and conversation.
    • Check Vocabulary for unit 4.
  • Review & prepare for the Pronunciation & Intonation Skills Check.
  • World Plaza is now open. Go, small talk, and make new friends.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Oral Communication (OC) [FB, B, & P]

  • Review Orbits p6, 7, units 0, 1, 2, 3, & 4; including vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation strategies, and articles.
  • Review articles from units 1-4, improve your brief notes for Discussion (especially from question 8) for the next speaking test.
  • Prepare Orbits unit 5 vocabulary, and article.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • World Plaza is now open. Go and small talk, and make new friends. Attend at least once a week for about an hour (or two lunch times).
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Q1, Wk 4, L10 (11th & 12th May)

Literacy (Lit)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by next Thursday, included in the 4,000 words is the next chapter of Different Worlds.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review keyboarding skills, and practice.
  • Review units studied in English Grammar In Use.
  • Read the next chapter of Different Worlds.
  • Finish writing the summary for chapter 3 of Different Worlds.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Communication Skills (CS)

  • Review pronunciation
  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by next Thursday. The 4,000 can include class reading (Earrings from Frankfurt).
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review Conversation Gambits, p7, 9, & 16
  • Read chapter 2 of Earrings from Frankfurt for the next class.
    • Complete the summary for Earrings from Frankfurt.
  • English Firsthand 2:
    • Review units 0, 1, 2, & 3, including vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and conversation.
    • Check Vocabulary for unit 4.
  • World Plaza is now open. Go, small talk, and make new friends.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Oral Communication (OC) [FB, B, & P]

  • Review Orbits p6, 7, units 0, 1, 2, 3, & 4; including vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation strategies, and articles.
  • Review articles from units 1-4, improve your brief notes for Discussion (especially from question 8) for the next speaking test.
  • Prepare an article on a topic related to Worker Rights.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • World Plaza is now open. Go and small talk, and make new friends. Attend at least once a week for about an hour (or two lunch times).
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Q1, Wk 4, L9 (8th & 9th May)

Literacy (Lit)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by next Thursday, included in the 4,000 words is the next chapter of Different Worlds.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review keyboarding skills, and practice.
  • Review units studied in English Grammar In Use.
  • Read the next chapter of Different Worlds.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Communication Skills (CS)

  • Review pronunciation
  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by this Thursday. The 4,000 can include class reading (Earrings from Frankfurt).
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review Conversation Gambits, p7, & 9
  • Read the next chapter of Earrings from Frankfurt for the next class.
  • English Firsthand 2: Review units 0, 1, 2, & 3, including vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and conversation.
  • World Plaza is now open. Go, small talk, and make new friends.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Oral Communication (OC) [FB, B, & P]

  • Review Orbits p6, 7, units 0, 1, 2, 3, & 4; including vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation strategies, and articles.
  • Review articles from units 1-4, improve your brief notes for Discussion (especially from question 8) for the next speaking test.
  • Prepare an article related to a topic from Part-time Work.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • World Plaza is now open. Go and small talk, and make new friends. Attend at least once a week for about an hour (or two lunch times).
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Q1, Wk 4, L6 (27th & 28th April)

Literacy (Lit)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by next Thursday.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review keyboarding skills, and practice.
  • Review RRW Intro Organic Diet for Kids, p40 and spaghetti recipe
  • Research your own recipe, and write a little of it.
  • Study Classroom Vocabulary, p7&8 of course information handout
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Communication Skills (CS)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by next Thursday
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review pronunciation, and Conversation Gambits, p9
  • Review Reading in the Real World Intro article on p22 & 40.
  • English Firsthand 2: Review units 0, 1, & 2.
  • Speaking tests on Monday 1st May
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Oral Communication (OC) [FB, B, & P]

  • Review Orbits p6, 7, units 0, 1, 2, & 3; including vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation strategies, and articles.
  • Review articles from units 1-3, improve your brief notes for Discussion (especially from question 8) for the speaking test. Improve your notes from your own article.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Q1, Wk 4, L6 (24th & 25th April)

Literacy (Lit)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by this Thursday.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review keyboarding skills, and practice.
  • Review RRW Intro Organic Diet for Kids, p40
  • Read Task 2 Example, p27 of course handout
  • Study Classroom Vocabulary, p7&8 of course information handout
  • Enjoy life  🙂

Communication Skills (CS)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by this Thursday
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review pronunciation, and classroom vocabulary (quiz on Thursday).
  • Review Reading in the Real World Intro article on p22.
  • Preview/prepare Reading in the Real World Intro on p40
  • English Firsthand 2: Review units 0, 1, & 2.
  • Speaking tests on Monday 1st May
  • Enjoy life  🙂

Oral Communication (OC) [FB, B, & P]

  • Review Orbits p6, 7, units 0, 1, 2, & 3; including vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation strategies, and articles.
  • Preview Article (Wombats) p27-28, make brief notes for Discussion (p28)
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Enjoy life  🙂

Q1, Week 4, L5 (20th & 21st April)

Literacy (Lit)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by this Thursday.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review keyboarding skills, and practice.
  • Review Organic Diet for Kids.
  • Read Task 2 Example, p27 of course handout
  • Study Classroom Vocabulary, p7&8 of course information handout
  • Enjoy life  🙂

Communication Skills (CS)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by next Thursday
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review pronunciation, and classroom vocabulary (quiz on Monday).
  • Review Reading in the Real World Intro article on p22.
  • English Firsthand 2: Review & preview units 0 & 1.
  • English Firsthand 2: Preview Unit 2.
  • Enjoy life  🙂

Oral Communication (OC) [FB, B, & P]

  • Review Orbits p6, 7, units 0, 1, & 2; including vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation strategies, and articles.
  • Preview unit 3 vocabulary p25, including making pronunciation notes.
  • Preview Article (Wombats) p27-28, make brief notes for Discussion (p28)
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Enjoy life  🙂

Q1, Week 3, L4 (17th & 18th April)

Literacy (Lit)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 2,000 words by this Thursday.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review keyboarding skills, and practice.
  • Review email structure.
  • Write your own email about a problem you have (choose one on p22 of your course info booklet, due Thu 20th Apr). Print it onto paper, and have it on the teacher’s desk by 3.15pm.
  • Enjoy life  🙂

Communication Skills (CS)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 2,000 words by next Thursday
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review pronunciation, and classroom vocabulary (quiz on Thursday).
  • English Firsthand 2: Review & preview units 0 & 1.
  • English Firsthand 2: Preview Unit 2
  • Enjoy life  🙂

Oral Communication (OC) [FB, B, & P]

  • Review Orbits p6, 7, units 0, 1, & 2.
  • Preview vocabulary p20, Article (ER) p22-23, make brief notes for Discussion (p23)
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Complete Conversation Self-reflection (p19 & 20) in the Course Information booklet by Thursday 20th April. I will be in my office (R32) on Tuesday afternoon from lunch until may be 5.15pm, but not on campus Wednesday.
  • Enjoy life  🙂

Homework: Q1, Wk2, L3

Homework details for Quarter 1, Week 2, Lesson 3

Welcome to Nanzan, one of the top universities in Japan (Times Higher Education). I wish you the best for this year.

Literacy (Lit)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 2,000 words by this Thursday
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses.
  • Review keyboarding skills
  • Review email structure
  • Write your own email about a problem you have (choose one on p22 of your course info booklet, due Thu 20th Apr)
  • Enjoy life  🙂

Communication Skills (CS)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 2,000 words by next Thursday
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses.
  • Review pronunciation
  • English Firsthand 2: Review & preview Unit 0, 1 (pages 12 & 14)
  • English Firsthand 2: Preview p15
  • Enjoy life  🙂

Oral Communication (OC) [FB, B, & P]

  • Review Orbits p6, 7, 15, 16, 17.
  • Study Classroom Language p11-13, quiz on Mon/Tue 17/18th April.
  • Preview vocabulary p20, Article (ER) p22-23, make brief notes for Discussion (p23)
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses.
  • Bring a USB memory stick to class on Monday (to get a copy of your conversation video)
  • Complete Conversation Self-reflection p19 & 20 in the Course Information booklet by Thursday 20th April.
  • Enjoy life  🙂

Homework Q1, Wk1, L2

Homework details for Quarter 1, Week 1, Lesson 2

Welcome to Nanzan, one of the top universities in Japan (Times Higher Education). I wish you the best for this year.

Literacy

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 1,000 words by this Thursday
  • If you can, start WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses.
  • Review keyboarding skills
  • Review email structure
  • Have fun 🙂

Communication Skills (CS)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 1,000 words by this Thursday
  • If you can, start WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses.
  • English Firsthand 2: Review Unit 0
  • English Firsthand 2: check vocabulary, p12
  • Have fun 🙂

Oral Communication (OC) [FB, B, & P]

  • Review Orbits p6, 7, 15, 16, 17.
  • Study Classroom Language p11-13
  • Study vocabulary p15
  • Read Article: Basic Communication p17-8
  • Make brief notes for answers for Discussion, p18
  • If you can, start WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses.
  • In the Course Information booklet, read over Gambits for using Video Cameras, p18.
  • Photocopy Conversation Self-reflection p19 & 20 in the Course Information booklet (make one or two copies).
  • Have fun 🙂

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