OE2 Fall 2013: Lesson 2
It's only the second class of the semester, but we were busy as usual!
We reviewed the guidelines for your Listening Reports. You will have to choose a video / audio file from one of the websites listed in the "Listening Reports" section and complete a short report. You can either write or type your report. You can find the worksheet templates in the "Listening Reports" section as well.
We also reviewed the guidelines for your Listening Interactions, and I modeled a Listening Interactions for you with the "Batman Begins" video. Remember that you have to choose a theme for your interaction: psychology or media. These interactions are similar to our group discussions last semester, but you will be using video rather than a news article.
Remember to go to Room 218 for next week's lesson. We'll need to use the computers for you to play your videos. Remember to also bring a pair of earphones. I'm sure you don't want to borrow mine!
Don't forget that you'll have to make copies for your group members! You'll need 6-8 copies since you'll present your interaction twice and will have 3-4 members in your group.
1. Listening Interactions preparation (see schedule)
2. Blog Post #2
3. Listening Report #1 (due October 17)
Blog Question #2:
Why is it important to have homework in our English language course every week?
*Write 8-10 sentences.
*Use capitalization, punctuation & spelling correctly.
*Submit by Wednesday, October 9 by 6:00pm.
10/4/2013 05:34:22 pm
In my opinion, I think it is because we can improve in English by doing weekly homework. Outside of English class, I rarely speak English in daily life. So if it were not for homework, I would have little opportunity of using English. I think that it motivates me to learn English because it gives me chances to use English. Of course, my English still isn’t enough. However, thanks to weekly homework, I feel that my English is getting better than before. Therefore, we can not only maintain our English skills but also make progress with English. Though it is hard for me to do homework every week, I’d like to continue to do my homework seriously. I want to be able to communicate with people from various countries.
10/5/2013 03:30:29 am
First of all, I appreciate the homework every week. I think it is meaningful. This is because the homework gives us the opportunity to express our feeling by English. In my opinion, only expressing it can raise our skill of English. We can't get the real skill if we frequently use English. Therefore it is important to do the homework "every week". Of course, our class is for the ability for communication by English. We must do the homework for real English skill and our future.
10/5/2013 12:16:43 pm
In my opinion, we should grow accustomed to English. The reason why is that we are Japanese and we ordinarily use Japanese. Generally speaking, almost people who live in Japan use japanese. So, we have lots opportunities to use Japanese. I think that such environment make us get good at Japanese. if we want to get good at another language, we should have lots opportunities to use it. But, we tend to be indulgent to us. So, I think that it is important to have homework every week.
10/6/2013 06:11:36 pm
I have to do some homework in this course every week. This blog posting homework is practice for composition in English. I think that writing English sentences has an efficient for improving my English speaking skill. When I make sentences, if there are words that I don't know, I look up them in a dictionary. That is how I get new words' meaning. Listening report homework is a training for my listening skill. It is important for me to improve my listening and speaking skill in English, because I require it for communication with people all over the world. We need English in this an age of globalization.
10/6/2013 10:00:30 pm
In my opinion, I think the reason is that we can learn English more not only Oral English class but also our home or somewhere else. I feel my opportunity to learn English became less than before. I had English classes every day in my junior high school and high school. However, I have English classes three times a week now. I think that I have to do homework and study English to progress my English. If I don't do homework, I won't be able to progress my English because I have English classes only three times a week. Therefore, I think it's important to have homework in our English language course every week. I want to continue to learn English and progress my English!
10/7/2013 12:12:51 am
In my opinion, it is important because English learning of every week improve our English. If Ms.Takeda don't give us homework, we will spend a week without thinking about English. Moreover, homework is related with last week's lesson, so we can review the lesson. For learning language we should repeat working hard again and again.
10/7/2013 12:38:47 am
I think there are two reasons why every week's English homework is important. First, it is essential to use English constantly for improving our English. I studied English hardly when I was a high school student, but I became to be not good at English because I didn't use English at all during third year's spring vacation. I regretted doing so. It apply to all study that learning everyday is important. Second, to write a logical composition lead our English to higher level. We get the power of taking communication in English by speed discussion in class. On the other hand, we can acquit the ability to think in English by homework. I want to do homework as I think about these points.
10/7/2013 07:36:41 am
I think students need homework because it let's you review what you did during class and you get to use English outside the classroom. In order to improve your linguistic skills, you have to keep using the language that you are learning. Homework will help a lot since it's hard to get a chance to use English in Japan. I speak in English with my family but others probably don't have a family like mine. So it's important to constantly using English in class and during homework.
10/7/2013 12:05:35 pm
In my opinion, we can't highly improve English ability on lessons that have only once a week. We can't use English correctly unless we use English. The shortest route to improve English is to use it many times. Getting English homework is getting time to touch with English. The more hard we do homework, the more English ability we can get. Homework gives us many time to think with English. Then our English ability will improve highly.
10/7/2013 01:07:42 pm
It is ideal to have students homework to improve English skills in OE class. I believe homework help us to remind what I have done in the last class. In order to acquire new knowledge, it is important to review after you learned. Homework will help with this. Next, homework gives us chance to be in touch with English outside the class. For example, I would never read English news if I didn't have news discussion.There are few students who studies on one's own. For those students who won't study outside the class, homework helps to improve our English.
10/7/2013 01:17:54 pm
I think it is because if we stop to learn English, our English skills will get lower soon. We should come in touch with English to improve our English skills. However, it’s difficult to achieve. In such circumstances, I think to do homework is the best way to improve our English skills easily. Recently, adults are required to have high English skills. We will get a job in near future, so we have to have high English skills. From this, I think we need English skills to live in society. To have high English skills, it’s important to do homework every week.
10/7/2013 03:23:28 pm
I think doing a homework in English is helpful to get some kind of knack of using English. We could't use English well without practice. Surely, skills of taking English may get easily by get on with foreigner, but academic skills would'nt be gotten without continuous university's class and homework. Recently, people are required to use English correctly so as to be members of globalization. Indeed, if we want to study something deeply, we are required high level of English skills. Special English skills can't be gotten easily, so we have to practice using special English continuously through our weekly homework.
10/8/2013 08:44:58 am
If you ask me, that is important for us to develop both communication skills and writing skills. Since we have only one class a week, it is difficult to do activity to develop both of them. Therefore we do communication activity in our class. Talking with Nicole and my classmates in English is very valuable time. Also, we have to do writing activity, so everyweek homework is necessary for us. In our homework, we prepare our interactions too. This helps us to make time for presentations. I am not good at writing English, but I am developing my skill through homework.
10/8/2013 10:36:18 am
I think that we can’t speak, write, read, listen to English easily. It isn’t killing two birds with one stone. To acquire the English skill, we need to work on assignment continuously. For example, when we have the test, not we should cram in one night, but we should keep studying it little by little every day. In conclusion, I think it is important to have homework in our English language course every week.
10/8/2013 10:52:01 am
Having homework in English language course every week means a lot to us. First of all, it requires us to think in English. Outside of the class, we don't have much chance to speak English nor write nor listen.
10/8/2013 02:39:02 pm
I think there are two reasons why we have homework every week. First, if we don't have homework, we won't use English for a week. In order to improve our English skills, I think we should use English almost everyday. Also we can review what we learned in the last class. It will help us remember the important points of the class. Second, English is used all over the world these days. When we work in the society, English will be necessary to communicate with many people from the world. That's why we should do our homework every week.
10/8/2013 03:10:15 pm
i think there is no need to say that the reason why we should have lot's of home works every week is to keep studying english is the most important thing for acquiring skill to speak english in practice.
10/8/2013 03:42:36 pm
It is important to have homework in our English class because unless we have it, we wouldn't use English out of the class. English is hard to learn just by listening. We have to use it to memorize and review. Also, second language is easy to forget. This is the reason we have to use English out of the class. I think most people hate homework, but if we do it, that would lead to improvement of the English. These are the reason why homework is important in our class.
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10/8/2013 05:48:31 pm
I think it is difficult for us to improve in English immdiately. We can easily forget what we studied. When I was a high school student, I was said that it took me for two month to take back a sense if I didn't study English for two weeks by my teacher.
10/8/2013 05:51:56 pm
Surely, I think that homework is indispensable. Since there are very few opportunities to touch in everyday life especially about English, it is very good that an opportunity to touch by homework increases. However, homework does not only refer to the fact that what is necessary is just . You should have an intention in all the contents. Besides various lessons of a university, today's college student holds many tasks and is living. I think it important to give the homework of the suitable contents which have firmly meaningful fulfillment to such a college student, and quantity.
10/8/2013 05:53:29 pm
I think English homework is important for us because learning English constantly improve our ability of English. If we not used English, our English proficiencies would be declined. For the progress of our English, we need more and more opportunities to use English. Having English homework every week is just the opportunity. In our class, I think ability of speaking and listening English improve in particular. On the other hand, I think every homework improve our writing skills. In the future we will have many opportunity to use English. So It is important we practice to use English.
10/8/2013 06:50:46 pm
In my opinion, I think doing homework every week is important because it gives us opportunities to use English in daily life. I think we can improve our English ability only by using English. However, we rarely have such a occasion here in Japan. So, through doing homework, we are able to get used to using English.
10/8/2013 06:52:05 pm
We need homework in this class to improve our English skill. There are two reasons. One reason is that we have few opportunities except English class. I think langustic skill goes down if we don't have enough opportinities to learn. Therefore, having homework is a way to become proficient in English. Second, I think we cultivate power of expression by blog post. In class, we listen and speak English but we rarely write our opinion in English, so blog post is important for us. That's why we do our homework in this class.
10/8/2013 07:42:59 pm
I'm sorry to be late.
10/8/2013 07:46:13 pm
In my opinion, it is important to have homework because I can understand to the core. When the class ends, I remember what we do in the class. However, over time I forget. If I do homework after the class, I don't forget for quite a while. As the old Japanese saying goes, endurance makes you stronger. If i review our lesson over and over again, it will become my power. So, I do my homework at any cost. That will be of advantage.
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