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Grammar Review I

Course Description & Course Goals


Grading Criteria

Grades will be based on the following:

12 Textbook Mini-quizzes 【1回3点満点(0.3点刻み)×12回】各自の端末を使って解答する4分間のMini-quiz(小テスト)です。前週の学習範囲から5問、当該週の学習範囲から5問、計10問出題します。ただし、Meeting 2 (初回テキスト学習週)とMeeting 8 (Quiz 1の翌週)は、全問が当該週の学習範囲からの出題となります。3択の問題です。解答する際、テキストや辞書は使ってはいけません。Quiz実施日(Meeting 7とMeeting 15)にはMini-quizはありません。 36 points
14 Textbook Tasks 【1回3点満点(0.5点刻み)×12回+1回2点満点(0.5点刻み)×2回】予習(=宿題)や授業参加の状況を見て採点します。通常は3点満点ですが、Quiz実施日は2点満点です。 40 points
2 Quizzes 【1回12点満点×2回】Meeting 7とMeeting 15に12点満点のQuiz(試験)を実施します。 24 points
Late to class, using your cell phone, chattering, sleeping in class, no text, no dictionary minus 1 point  


Grammar Review: English Expeditions Materials, Seibido Publishing Co., Ltd.

Note: You are required to purchase a copy of this text for this class. Any possession of a copy of this text (even if it is your own copy) from a previous semester will be considered a violation of academic honesty.

English-English Dictionary

You are required to bring an English-English dictionary to class every day. See the list of recommended dictionaries below for more information.

Course Schedule Print

Meeting Textbook Quiz Agenda
1 Orientation  
2 Unit 1 品詞    
3 Unit 2 文の種類    
4 Unit 2 文の種類    
5 Unit 3 文型    
6 Unit 3 文型    
7 Unit 3 文型 Quiz 1 (Units 1-3)  
8 Unit 4 時制    
9 Unit 4 時制    
10 Unit 4 時制    
11 Unit 4 時制    
12 Unit 5 助動詞    
13 Unit 5 助動詞    
14 Unit 5 助動詞    
15 Unit 5 助動詞 Quiz 2 (Units 4, 5)  

Course Can-do Goals

Course-related Language Skills

  1. 8品詞を英語で言うことができます。
  2. 形容詞の働きを説明でき、文の中で適切に使うことができます。
  3. 副詞の働きを説明でき、文の中で適切に使うことができます。
  4. 形容詞と副詞の違いを説明できます。
  5. 前置詞がどのようなものであるか、例を挙げて説明できます。
  6. 目的語について例を挙げて説明できます。
  7. 補語について例を挙げて説明できます。
  8. 目的語と補語の違いを説明できます。
  9. 第4文型の文を第3文型に書き換えることができます。
  10. 句と節の違いを説明できます。
  11. 等位接続詞と従位接続詞の違いを説明できます。
  12. 従属節について例を挙げて説明できます。
  13. 過去時制と現在完了時制の違いを説明できます。
  14. 現在完了時制と過去完了時制の違いを説明できます。
  15. 未来完了時制について説明できます。
  16. 助動詞について例を挙げて説明できます。
  17. 丁寧さの度合いの違う複数の依頼文を使い分けることができます。
  18. 大きな桁の数字を英語で言うことができます。
  19. 分数を英語で言うことができます。
  20. 英語で四則計算できます。

Program-wide Standards

Grading Scale

80% or more, B; 60-79%, C; below 60%, F

NOTE: At the end of your second semester, you will be taking a TOEIC®L&R IP Test. You will then be re-streamed for your second-year courses based on the results of this achievement exam, your placement test, and the numerical average of all of your first-year English courses. Therefore, it is important to strive for not only a high letter grade, but also for the highest numerical grade that you are capable of.

Attendance Policy

Students are expected to attend class regularly. Failure to attend class regularly may result in a reduction of the student's overall grade. Students will be penalized 3 'demerits' for each absence and 1 'demerit' for each 30-minute period they're late. Students who accumulate more than 15 'demerits' (the equivalent of 5 absences) will receive an unsatisfactory grade ('F') for the course, regardless of their actual score. As a rule, no make-up work will be given for unexcused absences.

NOTE: Students who fail to take the TOEIC®L&R IP Test will have 5 points subtracted from the total score of EACH English class they are enrolled in.

English-English Dictionaries

You are required to bring an English-English dictionary to class every day. The following is a list of quality paper dictionaries for English language learners. You may use any other dictionary or you may elect to use an electronic dictionary.

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, Oxford University Press.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, Longman Press.
Collins Cobuild English Dictionary, HarperCollins Publishers.

Online FAQs

A bilingual set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) has been prepared for each course, as well as a general set for the entire curriculum. You can access these FAQs from the menus on your English Expeditions home page. Please read all of your FAQs before your second meeting.

Extra-Credit Points

The English Expeditions extra-credit system is tied to your TOEIC®L&R IP Test results, in order to encourage all students to practice their TOEIC-IP® test-taking skills. For more information on the TOEIC®L&R IP test, see the TOEIC® Exercises section of your Online Education text. The extra-credit point system is as follows:

Semester One Semester Two Semester Three Semester Four
No extra-credit points are available. Score higher on your first-year TOEIC®L&R IP Test than you scored on your placement test. No extra-credit points are available. Score higher on your second-year TOEIC®L&R IP Test than you scored on your first-year test.

NOTE: Extra-credit points are only available for regularly matriculating (no genkyuufukki) students in all levels of English 3, English 4, English 7, English 8, and Super-Advanced and Advanced-level English 10.

The Extra-Credit points available are outlined in the chart below.
Note: TOEIC® Bridge-IP scores will be converted to TOEIC®L&R IP Test scores for all calculations.

No Academic
TOEIC-IP Exam Extra-
Credit Points
Took Exam Score Gain Score
> 200
< 20% Drop

The Academic Honesty Policy for S&E English Classes

The following will be considered violations of our academic honesty policy:

  1. Copying any answers from another student's exercise, doing any exercises together with other students, or using a textbook from previous years. Exercises are to be completed entirely on your own.
  2. Showing any portion of your exercise to another student.
  3. Using any form of 'cheat sheet' in performing an exercise, quiz, etc.
  4. Taking copies of an exercise, quiz, etc. (including unused copies) outside of the classroom. (This includes taking pictures of the exercise, quiz, etc.)
  5. Using writing instruments or telephones during feedback of an in-class exercise, quiz, etc.
  6. Copying answers from another student's exercise, quiz, etc. while it is being administered.
  7. Copying any portion of a homework exercise from another student.
  8. Allowing any portion of your homework exercise to be copied by another student.
  9. Copying (or closely paraphrasing) portions of a homework assignment from other sources (printed matter, the Internet, etc.) and presenting it as your own, regardless of whether you acknowledge the source. This includes using translation software to translate any portion of your submission into English.
  10. Sharing Rainbow or English Expeditions User IDs or Passwords with another student.

Any of the above violations will result in a score of 0 for ALL exercises on that day, as well as forfeiting your chance for extra-credit.



  1. 他者に(たとえ一部でも)課題の答えを写させてもらった場合 (課題を複数で一緒にやること、そして、過年度のテキストを使用することも含みます/課題は必ず独力でやること)
  2. 他者に(たとえ一部でも)課題の答えを写させた場合
  3. Quiz, Exercise等において、カンニングペーパー等を使用した場合
  4. Quiz, Exercise等の答案(未使用のものも含む)を不当に持ち帰った場合 (カメラ付き携帯等による撮影も含みます)
  5. Quiz, Exercise等のフィードバックの際、筆記用具、携帯電話等を手にした場合 (正答を盗もうとしたとみなします)
  6. その他、Quiz, Exercise等の実施を妨害する行為、他者の受験を妨害する行為、 替え玉受験等も、不正行為とみなします。
  7. Homework Assignmentにおいて、他者のAssignmentの一部または全部をコピーした場合
  8. Homework Assignmentにおいて、他者に自身のAssignmentの一部または全部を コピーさせた場合
  9. Homework Assignmentにおいて、書籍やWWWのサイトから得た情報をそのまま、 もしくは改ざんの後、断りなく(引用を明記せずに)、自身のAssignmentに盗り入れた(すなわち著作権を侵害した)場合(英語の授業で課されるassignmentの多くは、引用を明記する、しないにかかわらず、一切の引用を認めていません) 。これには翻訳ソフトの使用も含みます。一旦日本語で書いて、それを翻訳ソフトを利用して翻訳して提出することは、それがたとえ一文であっても許されません。
  10. RainbowやEnglish ExpeditionsのユーザーIDやパスワードの授受があった場合

上記、および上記に類する「不正行為」があった場合は、当該学生の当該科目における、その日の得点を0点にするとともに、Extra-credit pointsはすべて無効になります。