Communication Strategies 1
this course is designed for students to develop their communication skills needed in everyday conversations. Students will be engaged in a variety of pair, group, and class activities. Emphasis will be placed on developing speaking and listening fluency, important communication structures, and communication strategies through individual learning, pair work, and group work. Critical thinking skills are expected to improve, which can be applied to more formal situations. Students are also expected to work on developing a basic 2000 word-level vocabulary.
- Be able to provide meaningful information in phrase or sentence with fluent and accurate pronunciation.
- Be able to identify common conversation structures and understand how to use them.
- Be able to identify appropriate communication strategies and apply them in appropriate ways.
- Be able to think about scientific and social issues critically, to produce opinions with clear and connected reasons, and to ask/answer questions about the opinions in a logical manner.
- Be able to identify three collocations of the most frequent 2000 words.
Download a generic course syllabus here
Specific details related to each teacher are available on the Waseda Moodle course page.
- Textbook: Communication Strategies 1 (Fifth Edition). C. Sheppard, M. Fujii, E. Manalo, H. Masuda, N. Orita, H. Sakai, Y. Shinohara, N. Tanaka-Ellis, and Y. Ueno. (2017) DTP Publishing.
- Weekly vocabulary lists
Assessment and grading