Studies in English, week 2: October 5th, 2012

Today, we will watch a number of videos and do some free writing. (If you were absent today, please watch the videos and write your response.)

The purpose of today’s class is:

  • to begin the search for your research topic;
  • what questions do you have about language, communication, linguistics?
  • allow something about language, communication or linguistics to choose you that you want intensely to know.

Homework:

  • On your blog (if you don’t have a blog, read this for instructions)  start your  learning journal  by writing your response to today’s class:
    • Freewriting.
    • In English.
  • AND write your list of questions or possible research topics as an entry on your own blog, (or, if you can’t make your own blog then as a comment on this blog).  Deadline: Tuesday, midnight.
  • Write your list on paper and bring it to the next class.
  • What is a learning journal? It’s like a diary 日記 but focused on your learning – in this case, learning about language, communication and linguistics. 学習日記
    • your own personal notes and reflections on the material you’re studying and on your experience of studying it; (Learning Journal Quick Start Guide)
    • A learning journal is a collection of notes, observations, thoughts and other relevant materials built-up over a period of time and maybe a result of a period of study. (What is a learning journal? PDF)
    • 学習奮闘記

Here are today’s videos. Which ones did you like? Leave a comment if you wish.

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And the same song 20 years later…

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3 thoughts on “Studies in English, week 2: October 5th, 2012”

  1. We practice free writing. But I cannot write as I want to do. Then we studied varios sound on DVD. I was interested in watching. I want to study difference between communication of all over the world.

  2. For Studies in English:
    Learning Journal
    In last class, we did free writing. I think free writing is very good for us to improve our English writing skills. I think so because in other class,we have less opportunity to write English than listening, speaking and reading. I am not good at writing in English, but free writing is king of trainning, I think, so it is useful.

    List of question and interests
    -the origin of language
    -why is it hard to speak English for Japanese
    -what would be happened to people if there were only one language in the world
    -same context could be different meaning in the situations

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