SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentGeneral Education Courses in Foreign Languages
Course NameCollege English I
InstructorHUANG HSING-FEI
Credit3.0
Course TypeSelectively
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
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週次



Week



課程主題



Topic



課程內容與指定閱讀



Content and Reading Assignment



教學活動與作業



Teaching Activities and Homework



學習投入時間



Student workload expectation



課堂講授



In-class Hours



課程前後



Outside-of-class Hours



1



Class Orientation



-Course Introduction



-Ice-breaker Activity



-Grouping



Browse the textbook and MOOC



3



4.5



2



 



Hopes and Dreams



 



-Textbook Unit 1



-[Speaking] Your dreams



-[Reading] Living the Dream



-[Listening] 5 Ways to Kill Your Dreams



 



Speaking Assignment #1



 



[Reading] Earthrise



 



Prepare a short talk/story (3 mins)



3



 



4.5



 



3



Ideas



-Textbook Unit 10



-Giving a presentation



-Presentation basics (+ asking for info)



-[Listening] TED's secret to great public speaking



-Writing basics



-Informal/formal Email writing



Exercises in Unit 10



 



3



4.5



4



Education



-Textbook Unit 6



-[Debate] To test or not to test?



 



Writing Assignment #1 (Email)



 



 



3



4.5



5



Education



-Watch MOOC Unit 3 video + Note-taking (handout)



-Group Presentation (GP) #1



-Complete MOOC Unit 3 Quiz



-[TED] Do Schools Kill Creativity?



-Talk about your favorite book/movie



3



4.5



6



Reading the World



-Textbook Unit 2



-Travel broaden the mind +Reading Project



-GP#2



-Watch MOOC Unit 2 video + Note-taking (handout)



-Complete MOOC Unit 2 Quiz



-Written report (describing data & statistics) GP#1 due



3



4.5



7



Stereotypes



-A typical teenager?



-MOOC Unit 2



-GP#3



(stereotypes on age, gender & profession)



Writing Assignment #2-1(summary writing)



-[Reading] You are Not Your Country: Top 10 National Stereotypes



-Written report (describing data & statistics) GP#2 due



3



4.5



8



Stereotypes



-MOOC Unit 2



-GP#4



(stereotypes on sexual orientation, religion & ethnic group)



Writing Assignment #2-2



-Written report (describing data & statistics) GP#3 due



3



4.5



9



Cross-cultural issues



-Culture shock



-[Board game] Taboo



-Introduce Hofstede



Watch MOOC Unit 1 video + Note-taking (handout)



-Written report (describing data & statistics) GP#4 due



3



4.5



10



Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions



MOOC Unit 1



-GP#5



-Individualism vs. Collectivism



-Uncertainty Avoidance



-Long-term orientation vs. Short-term orientation



-GP#6



-Power distance



-Masculinity vs. Femininity



-Indulgence vs. Restraint



Watch videos on Hofstede's six cultural dimensions



3



4.5



11



Moving Forward



-Textbook Unit 7



-KAHOOT +Technology



-[Reading] Biological blueprints



-GP#7



[worksheet] Innovations



-Written report (describing data & statistics) GP#5+#6 due



3



4.5



12



Moving Forward



-Textbook Unit 7



-[Activity] Innovations



-[Listening] What a Driverless World Could Look Like



 



Exercises in Unit 7



-Written report (describing data & statistics) GP#7 due



3



4.5



13



Discovery



Textbook Unit 4



Discovering the Past & Exploration



Exercises in Unit 4



Speaking Assignment #2 deadline



3



4.5



14



Discovery



Textbook Unit 4



[Listening] The Boiling River of the Amazon



-Reflection/ Feedback



Prep. for final exam



3



4.5



15



Final exam



written exam



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3



4.5



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

Sally



105702041@nccu.edu.tw


Requirement/Grading

ATTENDANCE, PUNCTUALITY & ASSIGNMENT/EXAM POLICIES



Attendance is important, and students are expected to come to class ON TIME! (Attendance/Lateness policy will be explained in the first class.) Students who are absent for more than half of total class hours without an appropriate reason will receive zero for both Attendance and Class Performance portions, and CANNOT partake in the final exam. All required assignments must be submitted to the instructor before the due dates. Note that NO assignments will be accepted after the given deadline. NO make-up final exam will be given unless you have received the instructor’s permission in advance.



To successfully complete the course, you must prepare the assigned homework prior to class and, while in class actively participate in class discussions and pair/group work. Your final grades are determined by the following course components:




  • Participation: 20% (Attendance 10% + Class performance 10%)

  • Speaking assignments: 20%

  • Writing assignments: 20%

  • Midterm project: 20%

  • Final exam: 20%



Participation



Your participation grade will be based on your attendance, homework preparation, and the contribution you make to the learning experience of others. Contribution includes your questions to the instructor, insights and comments regarding class content, answers to the instructor’s questions, and reactions to other students’ contributions in class.



Speaking assignments



There are 2 speaking assignments: a paired speaking assignment and an individual oral report. For the paired speaking assignment, you will conversate with one of your classmates on a given topic and record it (3~5 minutes). For the individual oral report, you will summarize one of the interesting group presentations and express your opinions about it (3 minutes). All the recordings must be uploaded to the class website. The grading rubric for the speaking assignments (attached below) is also available on the class website. More details will be provided in class.



 



Writing assignments



There are 2 writing assignments. You will write a formal email on a given topic to the instructor. Besides the email, you will respond to the writing prompts regarding a cross-cultural issue. This assignment should show you have completed and thought seriously and critically about the reading and videos provided for you. The grading rubric for the writing assignments (attached below) is also available on the class website. More details will be provided in class.



 



Midterm project (Teamwork)



The midterm project contains a group oral presentation and a group written report. For the group presentation, you and your group members will report on an assigned topic containing research with graphs/charts and statistics. The presentation should be approximately 20 minutes, followed by a 5-minute discussion and a 5-minute Q&A session. Each group should meet with the instructor one or two weeks prior to their presentation to discuss their topic and outline. Following the presentation, each group will submit a group written report and the report must be turned in within one week after the group oral presentation. The grading rubrics for both the oral presentation (speaking assignment) and written report (writing assignment) are available on the class website. More details will be provided in class.



 



Final Exam



All materials, including the readings, handouts, and information provided in class will potentially be included in the in-class final exam. It contains listening/reading tasks and vocabulary/grammar questions.


Textbook & Reference

Textbook: Perspectives 4 by Amanda Jeffries, Lewis Lansford, & Daniel Barber (2018). National Geographic Learning.


Urls about Course
Mooc (Massive Open Online Course) http://moocs.nccu.edu.tw/course/ Introduction to Cross-cultural Communication
Attachment

College_English_Rubrics.pdf