ILC First Year

4I

 First Year Curriculum

Term One (April-July)

Students will analyze what communication is and how and why we do it.

Students will learn to pronounce the sounds they will find most difficult.

Students will learn the questions necessary for language acquisition.

All students will write essays about, make speeches about, and be able to converse about the following:

A. Themselves: Students will give information about themselves, their family, their friends, likes, dislikes, interests, and future aspirations.

B. Descriptions of people: Students will be able to give detailed descriptions of people's physical appearances and personalities.

Students will learn to make logical comparisons between two people.

Students will learn the essentials of writing a paragraph logically and well.

Students will learn beginning critical reading skills.

Students will learn job nouns and how to describe the job a person does.

Students will learn how to study together and learn new and more-effective learning techniques.

Students will learn how to write a short summary.

Students will begin writing book reports. This will continue for the next two years.

Students take a field trip to a culturally important location in the Tokyo area.

 

Term Two (September-December)

Students will learn to make and keep a schedule.

Students will learn the essentials of writing an essay logically and well.

Students will learn beginning critical reading skills.

Students will make a speech about one of their family members.

Descriptions of simple objects: Students will describe simple objects in detail including taste, feel, smell, sight, and sound.

Students will learn to make logical comparisons between two objects.

Students will learn basic English teaching techniques.

Students will learn correct preposition usage.

Students will also be able to understand and give directions around town.

Houses and neighborhoods: Students will be able to describe the inside and outside of a house, locate objects in a room, and talk about their hometown.

Students will make a speech describing their home and its neighborhood.

 

 

Term Three (January-March)

Students will learn to give and understand complex instructions about how to do something. The students will learn to focus on giving detailed instructions in organized logical steps. The students will then give a speech telling the other students how to do something.

Students will have an interview test where they must tell a short fairy tale based on picture cards chosen randomly by an instructor. Students will use their imagination and learn how to make and deliver an interesting story in a limited time. The test will be timed.