SemesterFall Semester, 2017
DepartmentGeneral Education Courses in Foreign Languages
Course NameCollege English I
Course TypeSelectively
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule
Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant


Students in this course are expected to:

  • preview all assigned readings;

  • attend classes punctually (attendance WILL count!);

  • actively participate in all activities held in class;

  • attend midterm and final examinations;

  • take a performance-based speaking test;

  • complete three e-learning lessons.


Attendance (10%)1, class participation (10%)2, quizzes/homework (20%)3,--------------- 40 %

Midterm examination ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 20 %

Final examination ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 20 %

E-learning ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10%

Performance test (details to be announced) --------- --------------------------------------- 10%


  1. Attendance will be recorded in every class, when possible. Any absence will be counted against your attendance records unless a leave is arranged before hand via phone or e-mail.

  2. Class participation refers to your active involvement in the class activities, especially your voluntary work.

  3. Quizzes will be given on an irregular basis without advance notice. No make-up quizzes are allowed; however, with proper leave of absence, missed quizzes will be excused.

Textbook & Reference


21 Century Communication: Listening, Speaking, and Critical thinking. (2017). Boston, MA: National Geographic Learning, Cengage Learning Company.

Navigate (2016). Oxford University Press.

21st Century Reading: Creative Thinking and Reading with TEDTalks (2016). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. 

Academic Connectons 3 (2010). White Plains, NY: Pearson Education, Inc. 

Reading Explorer 3, 4 (2010). Boston MA: Heinle Cengage Learning. 

NorthStar 4 (3rd ed.) (2009). New York: Pearson Education Inc. 

Hemispheres 4. (2008). New York NY: McGraw-Hill ESL/ELT. 

Issues for today (3rd ed.) (2004). Boston MA: Heinle Thomson Corporation. 

Listen in 3 (2nd ed.) (2003). Boston MA: Heinle Thomson Corporation. 

Tapestry Reading 3 & 4 (2000). Boston MA: Heinle Thomson Corporation. 

Explorations 1 & 2 (2000 2001). Oxford UK: Oxford University Press. 


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