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Here students can access resources for university courses taught by . . . 

Professor McCasland (Mr. Mac). 

    Available courses

    • This is the second class in the Japan Studies Program for students who want to learn content in English. 
    • The theme of this class is Professional Skills through Commercials. 
    • We will also be looking at the history of branding.
    • We will be exploring the past marketing campaigns of ten different companies in different sectors 
    • while looking at how professional skills are portrayed in each.  
    • As a communication course, we will use lectures and discussions as the main medium of instruction in the classroom.
    • We will also follow a CLIL (Content in Language Learning) paradigm where content is primary and the study of language will be secondary.

    • This class is an general English oral communication class for second-year students. 
    • Course standards are set using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, more specifically the “Can Do” statements. 
    • It is assumed that students entering this class will be at or near the B1 level. 
    • By the end of the year, students will have attained an B2 level in the areas of listening comprehension and speaking. 
    • Students will be required to demonstrate their proficiency in an exit exam based on oral production in a discussion setting, 
    • Requiring a 75% average, specifically in the following areas of oral proficiency: 
    • I can . . . 
      • 1) relate details of unpredictable occurrences, e.g. an accident; 
      • 2) can describe the personal significance of events and experiences in detail; 
      • 3) give clear , detailed descriptions and presentations, with appropriate highlighting of significant points, and relevant supporting detail

    • A general English oral communication class for first-year students. 
    • It will be based on a Reading Circle Model and 
    • Will require reading and writing as homework, and discussion in every class with a group presentation at the end of the semester.

    Practical seminar for second, third and fourth semester students. Practical means something that you can immediately put into practice right after you study it. 
    In this class we will practice techniques to use modern media and popular culture to learn English, or for that matter any language. 
    Each week we will take a different medium practicing various techniques to learn and acquire good language skills. 
    We will also take a short look at the theory behind these techniques of self-study. If you want to be an active, lifelong learner of language, and if you generally have a curious disposition, this is the course for you.

    • This is a class is designed for third and fourth semester business and economic students who want to continue practicing English in their daily life.
    • This course will focus on reading, listening and speaking. 
    • We will be looking at one American classic through the book narrative and reenactment of a movie.
    • We will analyze the plot, characters, case, setting, conflict, climax, and conclusion. 
    • Expect lots of discussion in this class

    • This is a content course in English for students who have successfully completed WEA I &
    • Have traveled and worked abroad on an approved internship (Work Abroad Experience). 

    • This class is an general English oral communication class for second-year students. 
    • By the end of this two semester course students will be able to do the following tasks (Can Do Statements) with at least a 75% proficiency rate.  
    • I can . . . relate details of unpredictable occurrences, e.g. an accident; describe the personal significance of events and experiences in detail; 
    • give clear , detailed descriptions and presentations, with appropriate highlighting of significant points, and relevant supporting detail.
    • This class is designed at the Common  European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR) levels B1-B2.  

    • This is a self-selected, advanced, oral communication class for first-year students. 
    • Students enrolled in this class should be willing to speak English in every class. 
    • Oral communication is the focus.
    • Other English skills will also be utilized, especially for homework.  

    Open Course for Advanced Students

    Research Publications etc. 

    This class is a general English (4skills) class for first-year students. It is based on a Reading Circle Model which will require reading, writing and speaking in English in every class. 

    This is a content based  for students who want to improve their knowledge of business related topics while studying in English.  2nd semester on. 

    HSBC: Business Skills, Motivation, Culture 

    This class is an advanced general English, oral communication class for second-year university students. It will following a literature/discussion model which requires all students to read and speak in English in every class. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas will be our textbook along with a study guide. 

    This is a general English Oral Communication Class—4-skills for 2nd-year students. 

    We will be a working on the CAN DO STATEMENTS from the CEFR. 

    This is a self-selected, advanced, oral communication (4-skills) class for first-year students. Those who take this class should be willing and able to use English in every class. 

    This seminar class for graduate students explores economic theories applied to real-life situations. Skills honed in this class are critical thinking, research methodology, academic reading, data evaluation and professional presentation. 

    The first section of the class is spent discussing the major theme, incentives and how people are incentivized―from the textbook Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything,  by Levitt and Dubner (2005). In the second part of this class students will work with the professor on their own research through writing, editing, practicing and presenting in a professional format--and in English. 

    This class is a preparation class for students who plan to work abroad using English as a global language. Before students participate in an overseas internship, they must attend this class. 

    • Polite Fictions in Collision: Why Japanese and Americans Seem Rude to Each Other
    • HSBC Marketing: Study Abroad and Global Communication Mistakes