to Global Literacy 2005
course will be taught entirely in English at the university
level, I recommend
that your English ability be approximately TOEIC 450 or higher.
If you were an
gAh student in all your English classes during the first semester, you
probably be able to do well in this course.
You must be able
to type all your homework reports.
You must be able
to use the Internet to find information (browser, saving,
You should know
how to write outlines, paraphrase, summarize, and be able to express your
opinion in written English.
This content course
(senmon kamoku) aims to develop a basic understanding of literacy--how
and why people learn to
read and write--from social, economic, psychological, and educational
perspectives. It examines literacy programs for native, nonnative, and
bilingual learners in developing and industrialized countries around the
world. Materials for student reports will come from the INTERNET, for
example UNESCO. Some of the topics to be covered are literacy programs in
Central and South American, the
Middle East, North
class will usually be divided into two parts:
Part I (about
30 min.): We will
watch a video or the teacher will give a lecture. After that, there
will be a short quiz (write a summary, answer comprehension questions, or
give your opinion).
(about 60 min.): In
small groups (about 5 members each), students will present a
written report or project and the other members will take notes and
discuss the contents.
(1) For your report, you will
find 1-3 articles on the Internet, summarize them, and then express your
opinion. The teacher will give you advice on where to find them. (2) You
will present a report every
two weeks (in total 6 reports). (2) Each report should be about
500-600 words long (about two A4
pages typed) and also include an outline, graphic, or illustration (one A4
page). You will also make
your own short quiz (T-F, etc.) and give the quiz to the other members of
your group for practice.
Evaluation will be based on attendance (25%), classroom participation
(25%), and your homework
reports (50%). You will assemble all your homework reports and notes
into one folder (portfolio).