BP 12 (12/11)

  1. Announcements
  2. Presentation Task 07: Presentation with slides (continued)
    • Pokka Sapporo business lines (web; PPT)
    • Task 1 continued
    • Feedback
  3. Presentation Task 08: Presentation with slides (2)
    • Pair work
    • 次回の授業では、以下を報告・提出してもらいます:
      • 紹介する企業名
      • 文脈(どのような状況で誰に対してプレゼンを行う想定か)
      • スライド(PowerPoint等で数ページ、画像中心で文字の少ないもの)
  4. Announcements/Homework
    • TBA

WS-B 2-12 (12/11)

  1. Announcements
  2. Unit 6: Cause-effect essays
  3. Paired writing
  4. Announcements/Homework
    • Every week:
      • Slack posts both in #topics and #journal
    • By Monday, December 17:
      • Second draft of the cause-effect essay @ Google Classroom.

Chiang Mai Scenery

Photos taken during my visit to Chiang Mai, Thailand in December 2018.

Fujifilm X-E2 w/ Fujinon 18.0-55.0 mm f/2.8-4.0

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This page is for the presentation by Ken Urano and Yukie Koyama at the 5th International Conference on Foreign Language Learning and Teaching (FLLT 2018), held on December 7–8 at Duangtawan Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand
, titled:

Developing and implementing a task-based syllabus for an English for Business Purposes course


In task-based language teaching (TBLT), a syllabus is designed in the following steps. First, learner needs and target tasks (i.e., the tasks that learners need to carry out in their life) are identified. Second, a series of pedagogic tasks are derived by adjusting the complexity of the target tasks and then sequenced. In this presentation, we will report on an ongoing attempt to design and implement a task-based module on sales talks as part of an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course on business presentation at a Japanese university. One of the presenters accompanied student interns at an international food expo held in Bangkok, and kept records of buyer-seller interactions. Typical discourse patterns were then identified, and pedagogic tasks were created. These tasks were implemented in an actual course, and are currently being revised reflecting on the student reaction and performance in the course.

Presentation Slides [PDF]

CS-B 2-11 (12/05)

  1. Announcements
  2. Water-cooler chat
  3. Stage 5: As seen on TV (teams)
    • What’s your story?
    • Lights, camera…
  4. Homework
    • speaking report
    • 次回(12/12)の授業で infomercial を披露してもらうので、それまでにはリハーサルも含めてすべての準備を終えてください。

CS-A W11 (12/05)

  1. Announcements
    • 学生生活実態調査回収
    • Class canceled on Friday, December 07 (business trip)
    • There will be a review quiz on Units 11-14 on Wednesday, December 12.
  2. Unit 14: Let’s eat out (unit 14 dictation)
    • Speaking task one
    • Speaking task two
  3. Unit 15: Say that again (unit 15 dictation)
    • Warm-up
    • Listening
    • Dictation
  4. Announcements/Homework