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Orientation Booklet (English)

  1. 1. Nanzan  University     Faculty  of  Information  Sciences  and  Engineering   English  Communication  I  [SE]     2012  Spring  Semester   Orientation  Handbook    Name  (in  romaji):  _____________________________________     Student  No.:2012SE__________       Grading   Grammar  (20%)  Small  Tests  4  times,1time  =  5%                   ①  April  13(Fri) ②  April  27(Fri) ③  May  18(Fri)   ④  June  22(Fri)     Writing  (30%)  Handwriting  Test     April  12  (Thu)            5%  Layout  Test       April  26  (Thu)            5%  Mid-­‐term  Test       May  31  (Thu)         10%   Write  two  100-­‐word  paragraphs  about  yourself  (from  topics  1,  2  and  3)      [Advanced:  150  words]  Term-­‐end  Test       Term-­‐end  test  period     10%     Write  two  100-­‐word  paragraphs  about  a  given  persons  (from  topics  1,  2,  3,  4,  and  10)  [Adv:  150  w]     Speaking  (30%)  Pronunciation  Test  ①   May  25  (Fri)              5%  Mid-­‐term  Test     either  June  7  (Thu)  or  8  (Fri)     10%   One-­‐on  –one  interview  of  2.5  mins  with  a  teacher  other  than  their  own       [Adv:  3.5  mins]   June  7:  Robert  and  Damien’s  classes;  June  8:  Douglas  and  Hajime/Sharif’s  classes  Pronunciation  Test  ②   either  July  19  (Thu)  or  20  (Fri)        5%  Term-­‐end  Test     either  July  19  (Thu)  or  20  (Fri)   10%     Two  students  together  conversing  for  3  mins  before  a  teacher  other  than  their  own  [Adv:  4.5  mins]   July  19:  Robert  and  Damien’s  classes;  July  20:  Douglas  and  Hajime/Sharif’s  classes     Individual  Teacher  Assessment  (20%)   (each  teacher  will  explain  this  in  class)       Class  Rules  ① 4  absences  are  acceptable,  5  absences  is  a  fail   ・Participation  in  the  ‘Jo-­‐Nan  Sen’  is  permitted  with  an  official  note   ・If  you  are  absent  because  you  are  sick,  bring  a  note  from  your  doctor  or  a  receipt  ② You  can  join  the  class  if  you  are  up  to  15  minutes  late  for  class.  Three  lates  equals  one  absence.    ③ Using  a  mobile  phone  is  banned  –  using  one  counts  as  an  absence  ④ Other   non-­‐class   related   activities   are   also   banned   (studying   for   the   word   test,   playing   games,   putting  on  makeup,  and  so  on)  –  that  behaviour  one  counts  as  an  absence  ⑤ Sleep  counts  as  an  absence  ⑥ Cheating  on  tests  is  strictly  forbidden     This  class  is  a  JABEE  class(articles:F-­‐1,2,3,4)  1  
  2. 2. Handwriting  Test  Criteria  (test  date:  Thursday,  April  12,  2012)    ____  ①  Do  not  write  cursive  letters,  e.g. like this.    ____  ②  All  letters  must  touch  the  lower  line.  They  must  not  float  above  the  line.      ____  ③  The  ‘middle  line’,  between  the  top  and  bottom  line,  is  actually  around  55%  above  the  bottom  line.    ____  ④  All  of  the  small  letters  must  touch  the  bottom  and  middle  lines.      ____  ⑤  All  of  the  tall  letters,  except  ‘t’,  must  touch  the  top  line.  ‘t’  stops  between  the  middle  and  top  lines.      ____  ⑥  ‘t’  is  crossed  on  the  middle  line.      ____  ⑦  Letters  with  tails,  q,  y,  p  etc  touch  two  middle  lines.    ____  ⑧  Do  not  split  words  between  lines.    ____  ⑨  You  must  have  even  spacing  between  words.    ____  ⑩  Your  handwriting  must  be  neat  and  easy  to  read,  always.         Layout  Test  Criteria  (test  date:  Thursday,  April  26,  2012)    ____  ①  Write  your  name  in  Roman  letters  in  the  top  right-­‐hand  corner.  Under  that,  write  your  student  number.    ____  ②  The  title  of  your  report  should  be  in  the  center  of  the  page.  The  first  letter  of  each  word  in  the  title  should  be   capitalized.  Small  words  like  a,  the,  and  as  are  not  capitalized  unless  they  are  the  first  or  last  words  of  the   title.    ____  ③  Skip  one  line  under  the  title  before  you  start  writing.    ____  ④  The  first  line  (only)  of  a  new  paragraph  should  be  indented  about  one  centimeter.    ____  ⑤  Write  so  that  the  bottoms  of  your  letters  touch  the  lines  of  the  paper.  Do  not  let  your  writing  float  above  or  sink  below  the  lines.    ____  ⑥  Double  space  your  writing,  so  skip  one  line  after  every  line  your  write.    ____  ⑦  Do  not  start  a  new  line  after  a  period.  Keep  writing  until  you  reach  the  end  of  the  line,  and  then  continue  on  the  next  line.      ____  ⑧  Leave  a  margin  of  about  two  centimeters  at  the  left  of  the  pager.  Use  your  eyes  to  judge  this:  do  not  draw  a  line  down  the  page.    ____  ⑨  The  margin  on  the  right  of  the  page  should  be  about  the  same  as  the  margin  on  the  left,  but  it  is  okay  for   each  line  to  be  slightly  different.    ____  ⑩  Write  the  number  of  words  at  the  bottom  of  the  page.    2  
  3. 3. Writing  Feedback  –  Symbols  _______   grammar  problem  –  the  word  is  correct,  but  the  tense  or  conjugation  is  not                      g    _______   spelling  problem                      s    _______   word  or  vocabulary  problem  –  choose  a  better  word                      w    _______   word  order  –  put  this  word  in  another  place  in  this  sentence                      o            ∧   insert  one  word     ∧∧   insert  two  words    _______   capitalization  problem  –  change  lower-­‐case  letters  to  capital  letters,  or  capital  letters  to  lower-­‐case  letters                      c    _______   punctuation  problem  –  add  or  remove  a  comma  or  a  period,  or  inverted  commas                      p    _______   put  these  two  sentences  together  to  make  one  longer  sentence                      +    [                  ]   this  section  is  unclear  –  please  rewrite  it     Pronunciation  Test  ①(test  date:  Friday,  May  25,  2012)    One  day  five  young  women  thought  they  would  go  for10  a  walk  along  a  riverbank.  One  of  the  women,  Laura20,  said  that  they  should  stop  for  a  while  to  rest30.  On  the  river,  beside  where  they  were  resting,  there  was40  a  little  rowing  boat.  “Let’s  row  the  boat  for  a50  few  minutes  on  the  river,”  said  Florence.  Then  the  five60  women  climbed  into  the  rowing  boat  and  started  to  row70  out  onto  the  river,  but  there  was  a  very  loud80  roar  from  the  riverbank.  “Hey!  That’s  my  boat,”  shouted  a90  very  angry  old  man.  He  was  furious.  The  women  quickly100  rowed  the  boat  back  to  the  riverbank  and  got  out110.  “We’re  very  sorry,”  they  said.  They  were  really  flustered,  so120  they  ran  back  along  the  riverbank.         Below  are  the  test  criteria.  For  the  actual  test,  you  will  read  the  above  passage  from  a  piece  of  paper.  Please   pronounce  clearly,  so  please  practice  before  the  test.  Also,  please  look  over  the  test  criteria  now  so  you   understand  how  we  will  be  grading  your  pronunciation.   Katakana Grade Fluency TH R&L F&V W English Reads  without   Has  mastered  the   Has  mastered  the   Has  mastered  the   Has  mastered  the   5   100-120 wpm katana  pron.   phonemes   phonemes   phonemes   phoneme   Shows  little   Forms  the   Forms  the   Forms  the   Forms  the   4   80-100 wpm katakana  pron   phonemes  with  a   phonemes  with  a   phonemes  with  a   phonemes  with  a   and   little  difficulty,   little  difficulty,   little  difficulty,  but   little  difficulty,  but   pronounces   but  is  basically   but  is  basically   is  basically  good.   is  basically  good.   most  words   good.   good.   correctly.   Has  some   Makes  an  effort   Makes  an  effort   Makes  an  effort  to   Makes  an  effort  to   3   60-80 wpm katakana  pron,   to  pronounce  the   to  pronounce  the   pronounce  the   pronounce  the   but   phonemes,  but  is   phonemes,  but  is   phonemes,  but  is   phoneme,  but  is   pronounces   bad.   bad.   bad.   bad.   many  words   correctly.   Has  strong   Fails  to  make  an   Fails  to  make  an   Fails  to  make  an   Fails  to  make  an   0   0-60 wpm katakana  pron.   effort  to   effort  to   effort  to  pronounce   effort  to  pronounce   pronounce  the   pronounce  the   the  phonemes   the  phoneme   phonemes   phonemes    3  
  4. 4. Mid-Term Writing Test (May 31, 2012) Score: _____/ 10 Student  Number  :  2012SE_______________    Name  :  ______________________________  Teacher  :  ______________           Number  of     Sentence  Structure   Organization   Handwriting   Layout   Errors   0  -­‐1  error(s)   Five  or  more  compound   All  sentences   Completely   Completely   =  6    and  complex  sentences,   (except  perhaps   correct   correct  layout     Excellent   in  appropriately  mixed   one)  are  ordered   handwriting   =  0.5   2  –  4  errors   order     logically     =  0.5   =  5   =  2   =  1   5  –  7  errors   Three  or  four  compound   Two  or  three   Up  to  three   One  instance  of   =  4   and     sentences  are  not   instances  of   incorrect   Satisfactory   complex  sentences,     in  logical  order   incorrect   layout     8  -­‐  10  errors   in  mixed  order      =  0.5   handwriting     =  0.25   =  3   =  1.5   =  0.25   11  -­‐  13  errors   One  or  two  compound  or   Four  or  more   Four  or  more   Two  or  more   =  1   complex  sentences     sentences  are  not   instances  of   instances  of   Below     =  1   in  logical  order   incorrect   incorrect   Standard   14  +  errors   All  simple  sentences      =  0   handwriting       layout     =  0   =  0   =  0   =  0    Comments:             Term-End Writing Test (Term-End Test Period, July 2012) Score: _____/ 10 Student  Number  :  2012SE_______________    Name  :  ______________________________  Teacher  :  ______________             Number  of   Sentence  Structure   Accuracy   Handwriting   Layout   Errors   0  -­‐1  error(s)   Five  or  more  compound   All  sentences  are     Completely   Completely   =  6    and  complex  sentences,   correctly   correct   correct  layout     Excellent   in  appropriately  mixed   translated   handwriting   =  0.5   2  –  4  errors   order     =  1   =  0.5   =  5   =  2   5  –  7  errors   Three  or  four  compound   One  sentence  is   Up  to  three   One  instance  of   =  4   and     not     instances  of   incorrect   Satisfactory   complex  sentences,     correctly   incorrect   layout     8  -­‐  10  errors   in  mixed  order     translated   handwriting     =  0.25   =  3   =  1.5    =  0.5   =  0.25   11  -­‐  13  errors   One  or  two  compound  or   Two  or  more   Four  or  more   Two  or  more   =  1   complex  sentences     sentences  are  not   instances  of   instances  of   Below     =  1   correctly  written   incorrect   incorrect   Standard   14  +  errors   All  simple  sentences     =  0   handwriting       layout     =  0   =  0   =  0   =  0    Comments:              4  
  5. 5. Mid-Term Speaking Test (June 6 or 7, 2012) Score: _____/ 10 Student  Number  :  2012SE_______________    Name  :  ______________________________  Teacher  :  ______________                        Exam  No.  :  ____________   Notes:  Please  write  your  name  in  Roman  letters.     Your  Exam  No.  should  include  your  room  number  and  your  order  number  (e.g. C309-12)     GRADE   Listening     Answering   Accuracy   Pronunciation   A+   Accurately  understands  all   Every  answer  is  very  clear,   Very  accurate  in  use  of   Accurately  pronounces  all     questions.   with  much,  appropriate   both  vocabulary  and   the  phonemes.    Very   9.5     ‘+alpha’.   grammar.   natural  intonation.   A   Accurately  understands   Almost  all  answers  are   Makes  a  few  vocabulary  or   Accurately  pronounces     almost  all  questions;   clear  with  much  ‘+alpha’.   grammar  mistakes.   most  of  the  phonemes.   8.5   promptly  says  ‘Sorry?’   Natural  intonation.   when  doesn’t.   B   Understands  most   Most  answers  are  clear  /   Makes  some  vocabulary  or   Accurately  pronounces     questions;  often  says   some  ‘+alpha’.   grammar  mistakes,  but   many  phonemes.    Mostly   7.5   ‘Sorry?’  when  doesn’t.   still  easy  to  understand.   natural  intonation.   C   Understands  many   Many  answers  are  unclear   Makes  many  vocabulary  or   Has  some  difficulty  with     questions;  does  not  always   /  not  much  ‘+alpha’.   grammar  mistakes  that   many  phonemes.  Katakana   6.5   says  ‘Sorry?’  when  doesn’t.   sometimes  hinder   pron.  Some  monotone   comprehension.   intonation.   F   Doesn’t  understand  many   Cannot  answer  many   Makes  so  many  vocabulary   Wrongly  pronounces     questions;  often  does  not   questions.   or  grammar  mistakes  that   many  phonemes.  Strong   0   say  ‘Sorry?’  either.   it’s  almost  impossible  to   katakana  pron.  Unnatural   understand.   intonation.  Comments: Term-End Speaking Test (July 19 or 20, 2012) Score: _____/ 10 Student  Number  :  2012SE_______________    Name  :  ______________________________  Teacher  :  ______________                        Exam  No.  :  ____________   Notes:  Please  write  your  name  in  Roman  letters.     Your  Exam  No.  should  include  your  room  number  and  your  order  number  (e.g. C309-12)       Listening     Answering   Accuracy   Pronunciation   GRADE A+   Accurately  understands   Every  answer  is  very   Very  accurate  in  use  of   Accurately  pronounces     all  questions.   clear,  with  much,   both  vocabulary  and   all  the  phonemes.    Very   9.5     appropriate  ‘+alpha’.   grammar.   natural  intonation.   A   Accurately  understands   Almost  all  answers  are   Makes  a  few  vocabulary   Accurately  pronounces     almost  all  questions;   clear  with  much  ‘+alpha’.   or  grammar  mistakes.   most  of  the  phonemes.   8.5   promptly  says  ‘Sorry?’   Natural  intonation.   when  doesn’t.   B   Understands  most   Most  answers  are  clear  /   Makes  some  vocabulary   Accurately  pronounces     questions;  often  says   some  ‘+alpha’.   or  grammar  mistakes,   many  phonemes.    Mostly   7.5   ‘Sorry?’  when  doesn’t.   but  still  easy  to   natural  intonation.   understand.   C   Understands  many   Many  answers  are   Makes  many  vocabulary   Has  some  difficulty  with     questions;  does  not   unclear  /  not  much   or  grammar  mistakes   many  phonemes.   6.5   always  says  ‘Sorry?’   ‘+alpha’.   that  sometimes  hinder   Katakana  pron.  Some   when  doesn’t.   comprehension.   monotone  intonation.   F   Doesn’t  understand   Cannot  answer  many   Makes  so  many   Wrongly  pronounces     many  questions;  often   questions.   vocabulary  or  grammar   many  phonemes.  Strong   0   does  not  say  ‘Sorry?’   mistakes  that  it’s  almost   katakana  pron.  Unnatural   either.   impossible  to   intonation   understand.  Comments:    5  
  6. 6. English Communication I A [SE] 2012 Spring SemesterWeek   Date   Writing   Grammar   Speaking   Notes     1   4/5   Handwriting         Classroom  English     1   4/6   Handwriting     Unit  1:  Self-­‐Introductions     Handwriting  Test  (5%)       2   4/12     GB  1:  Self-­‐Introductions         2   4/13     Grammar  Test  ①   Unit  1:  Self-­‐Introductions         3   4/19   GB  1:  Self-­‐Introductions           3   4/20       Unit  1:  Self-­‐Introductions     Layout  Test  (5%)       4   4/26     GB  2:  Family           4   4/27   Grammar  Test  ②   Unit  2:  Family         5   5/10   GB  2:  Family             5   5/11     Unit  2:  Family         6   5/17   GB  3:  Hometowns             6   5/18   Grammar  Test  ③     Unit  3:  Hometowns           7   5/24   GB  3:  Hometowns           Pronunciation  Test  ①  (5%)     7   5/25       Unit  3:  Hometowns     Mid-­‐Term  Writing  Test  (10%)   8   5/31       All  Ss   200  words  (Adv:  250  words)       8   6/1     Mid-­‐Term  Test  Review     JoNanSen     Mid-­‐Term  Speakng  Test  (10%)   Robert   9   6/7   GB  4:  School  Life     2.5  mins  (Adv:  3.5  mins)   Damien   Mid-­‐Term  Speakng  Test  (10%)   Douglas   9   6/8   GB  4:  School  Life     2.5  mins   Hajime     10   6/14   GB  10:  Future  Plans             10   6/15     Unit  4:  School  Life         11   6/21   GB  10:  Future  Plans             11   6/22   Grammar  Test  ④     Unit  5:  Future  Plans       12   6/28           12   6/29           13   7/5           13   7/6       Teacher  Change  Day     14   7/12             14   7/13       Term-­‐end  Test  Review     Term-­‐end  Speakng  Test  (10%)   Robert   15   7/19   Term-­‐end  Test  Review     3  mins  (Adv:  4.5  mins)   Damien   Pronunciation  Test  ②(5%)   Term-­‐end  Speakng  Test  (10%)   Douglas   15   7/20   Term-­‐end  Test  Review     3  mins  (Adv:  4.5  mins)   Hajime   Pronunciation  Test  ②(5%)   Test   Term-­‐end  Writing  Test  (10%)   Test       All  Ss   Period   200  words  (Adv:  250  words)      6  

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