How a guidebook for English and economics learning has been developed – with some contribution to learning process -

Theme 4   Alternative teaching approaches.

Researchers and academics.

This presentation is to demonstrate how a study on the creation of a guidebook that integrates economic education and English education using the online economics educational source "CORE-Econ" is carried out. As the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in Japan promotes university education for globalization, universities are required to increase the number of lectures given in English. However, it is not only difficult to use economics textbooks written in English in class, in addition, it is even more difficult to teach them in English. In order to solve these problems and make it easier for students to learn economics in English, it is important to check the meaning of frequently used economic terms in advance. Our guidebook is a new attempt to combine elements of English language learning with those of economics learning. This guidebook was developed through the collaboration of teachers specializing in economics and those specializing in English. The content of the guidebook includes a frequency-based vocabulary list (along with a unique index to determine whether high school students have already learned the vocabulary in their high school English textbooks) and advice on what background knowledge is needed for each chapter. In addition, the guidebook supports learning from various aspects by including some activities that allow students to learn independently. In our presentation, we would like to demonstrate how helpful and innovative our guidebook is.

Presented by: Go Igusa (1, 1) and Naoyuki Kuida , Katsushi Mizuno, Kenji Hamamoto

Lecture (20 min)

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