SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentDept. of English Course Schedule for Minor Students
Course NameEnglish Oral Training
InstructorVAN JAARSVELDT LEON
Credit2.0
Course TypeRequired
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Students should:




  • regularly check the MOODLE course website for announcements and materials

  • prepare class materials before class to ensure active class participation

  • actively take part in class discussions (English is required for all discussions)

  • complete assignments on time

  • complete assignments accurately (Accuracy of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation)

  • present a midterm project

  • attend class (attendance is mandatory)



 



Tentative Class Schedule

























































































































Week



 課程主題



Course Theme



課程內容與指定閱讀



Content and Reading Assignments



教學活動與作業



Class Activity & Homework



1



No Class



No class; Makeup class to be announced



 



2



Culture and Identity



Course introduction; Effective self-introductions; Icebreakers; Conversational Threading



Group Discussion



3



Culture and Identity



Critical Reading and Questioning Skills: Inferring Morals



Group Discussion



Forming questions and interviews



Roleplay: Formal Interviews



Homework: Retelling an Event (Narrating and Event)



4



Public Behaviour



Critical Skills: Evaluating Internet Sources; Identifying essential information (Hypothesis; Topic Sentences; Supporting Materials)



Impromptu Speeches: Narrating an event



Group analysis



Group Discussion on World Issues



Assignment Due: Retelling and Event (Narrating)



5



Public Behaviour



Summarising and Paraphrasing; Using sources; Impromptu Speeches: Styles



Group simulation: Impromptu Speeches (Random topic and random groups)



Homework: Prepare possible outline(s) for Impromptu Speech



6



Social Issues



Definition Writing; Informative Speech; Using Sources



Impromptu Speeches: Strategies for preparation



Assignment Due: Impromptu Outlines



Group simulation: Informative Speech (Impromptu)



7



Social Issues



Definition Writing; Informative Speech; Using data sources



Impromptu Speech: PREP



Group simulation: Informative Speech (Impromptu)



Homework: Prepare Midterm topic



8



Changes in Modern Lifestyle



Process writing skills; Process Speech; Effective transitions



Impromptu Speech: PREP



Assignment Due: Midterm Topic



Group simulation: Process Speech (Planned topic and random groups)



9



Changes in Modern Lifestyle



Presenting with Visual Aids/PPT; Process Speech



Group simulation: Present your midterm topic to your group



Peer Feedback



Homework: Draft Midterm



10



Midterm Exam: presentation



Midterm Presentation Pair Assignment



Assignment Due: Midterm presentation and script



11



Health and Technology



Planned Speech: Cause Effect



Debating skills



Group Activity: Small Group Debates



12



Health and Technology



Planned Speech: Cause Effect



Debating skills: Logical Fallacies



Group Activity: Small Group Debates



Homework: Prepare for Class debate



13



Health and Technology



Planned Speech: Persuasive



Argumentation; Persuasive Skills



Voice Practice: Pronunciation, Stress and Intonation



Class Debate/Panel Discussion: Wall or no wall



Voice Practice



Homework: Dictation



14



Global Issues



Planned Speech: Persuasive



Argumentation; Persuasive Skills



Voice Practice: Sentence Variation & Pauses



Assignment Due: Dictation



Group Activity: Small Group Debates



Group Activity: Voice Practice



15



Global Issues



Planned Speech: Persuasive; 5-minute style



Argumentation; Persuasive Skills: Fallacies



Group Activity: Small Group Debates



Homework: Final Topic



16



Global Issues



Planned Speech: Persuasive



Argumentation; Persuasive Skills



Strategies for placing and Chunking



Assignment Due: Final assignment Topic



Class Debate/Panel Discussion: Regulating Facebook



Homework: Complete Draft of the final topic



17



Workshop



Final assignment; Peer feedback



Group Activity: Simulate speeches to in small groups



Homework: Complete Final Presentation



18



Final Presentation



Planned Speech Using Visuals



Planned Speeches




 


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading

Students are evaluated according to their levels of active participation, comprehension of assigned materials, ability to initiate, direct and end conversations, interacting with cultural awareness, seeking and presenting information in an organised manner, improvisation in new situations, fluency, and accuracy (grammar, pronunciation, contextual appropriateness).



 



1. Attendance, Participation and Class Discussion: 30%*



2. Class Assignments: 20%**



3. Midterm Oral presentation: 20%



4. Final Project: 30%



 



* This class relies on active participation. Therefore, class attendance and participation are mandatory.




  • Exceptions may be applied for from the teacher.

  • Unauthorised absenteeism can result in the deduction of points.

  • Being late by more than 30 minutes is considered absent.

  • Languages other than English and unapproved use of technology are considered non-participation. Examples of approved forms in-class technology use may include using devices for reading unprinted materials, searching for class-relevant materials and looking up vocabulary.



**All assignments, including the midterm and final, must be submitted on time.




  • Assignments more than 48 hours late will be subjected to a 5-point penalty per week.

  • Assignments more than a week late might not be graded.

  • Plagiarism, defined as the act of copying materials of others and passing it as one’s own work, will be subjected to a 10-point penalty per instance (1 sentence = 1 instance). If a sizeable proportion of an assignment has been plagiarised, the teacher may decline to grade and may ask that the assignment be redone.


Textbook & Reference

Class materials are made up of authentic material. These materials are posted to Moodle and students should prepare the materials before class to ensure active class participation. The materials are sourced from the following:




  1. Handouts

  2. Guided News events ICRT/English Breaking News/VOA News Etc.

  3. Current News (from CNN/BBC…)

  4. Ted Talk Shows (Some Scripts are available)

  5. Broukal, Milada. Weaving it together 4: Connecting Reading and Writing. National Geographic Learning, Cengage Learning, 2016.

  6. McGuigan, Brendan. Rhetorical Devices: A Handbook and Activities for Student Writers (p. 63). Prestwick House. Kindle Edition.



Other supplementary materials (Including materials from communication textbooks).


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