SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentGeneral Education Courses in Foreign Languages
Course NameCollege English I
InstructorLEE PAO-LI
Credit3.0
Course TypeSelectively
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule








 


































































































































































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



Course overview & email writing




  • Self-introduction

  • Email etiquette

  • Writing exercise: Writing an email to your professor




  • Watch MOOC Unit 1 video

  • Complete quizzes

  • Preview pp. 8-13 and exercises



3



4.5



2



Hopes and Dreams




  • Textbook Unit 1 (pp. 8-13)

  • Current event




  • Preview pp.14-19 and exercises

  • Study materials (a), (d)



[See “Textbook & References” below for list of study materials]



3



4.5



3



Hopes and Dreams




  • Textbook Unit 1&2 (pp. 14-19)

  • Current event




  • Study materials (b)

  • Study materials (c)



3



4.5



4



Travel Story



Writing exercise: Describe your personal travel story [example: p. 149]



Preview pp. 20-25 and exercises



 



3



4.5



5



Reading the World




  • Textbook Unit 3 (pp. 20-25)

  • Current event



Preview pp. 26-31 and exercises



3



4.5



6



Reading the World




  • Textbook Unit 3&4 (pp. 26-31)

  • Current event




  • Group presentations (on MOOC Unit 1)

  • Preview pp. 32-37 and exercises



3



4.5



7



Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions



 



Pristine Places




  • Cultural Differences

  • Grouping for group presentations

  • Textbook Unit 4 (pp. 32-37)




  • Group presentations (on MOOC Unit 1)




  • Choose a book you have read and would like to introduce to the class



3



4.5



8



Presentation




  • Group presentations

  • Books review sharing




  • Watch MOOC Unit 2 video

  • Complete quizzes

  • Preview pp. 38-43 and exercises



3



4.5



9



Pristine Places




  • Textbook Unit 4 (pp. 38-43)

  • Current event




  • Study materials (e), (f), (g)

  • Prepare for midterm



3



4.5



10



Mid-term exam



Exam




  • Study materials (h), (i), (j)

  • Preview pp. 44-49 and exercises



3



4.5



11



Stereotypes



 



Discovery




  • Current event

  • Textbook Unit 5 (pp. 44-49)




  • 2nd oral assignment (on MOOC Unit 2)

  • Preview pp. 50-55 and exercises



3



4.5



12



Discovery




  • Textbook Unit 5&6 (pp. 50-55)

  • Current event




  • Preview pp. 56-61 and exercises

  • Watch MOOC Unit 3 video

  • Complete quizzes



3



4.5



13



Education




  • Textbook Unit 6 (pp. 56-61)

  • Current event




  • Study materials (k),(l)

  • Preview pp. 61-67 and exercises



3



4.5



14



Education




  • Textbook Unit 7 (pp. 61-67)

  • Current event



Study materials (m), (n)



3



4.5



15



Culture & Education




  • Current event

  • Grouping for final oral exam



3rd oral assignment (on MOOC Unit 3)



3



4.5



16



Current Event



Current event



Prepare for final exam



3



4.5



17



Final exam



Oral exam



Prepare for final exam



3



4.5



18



Final exam



Written exam



 



3



4.5




 




Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading








Class time will be devoted to activities that allow you to practice and interact in English. 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 (including attendance, effort on speaking in class, and homework preparation): 10%

  • Mooc:

    • Quizzes: 5%

    • Video task – Unit 2 & 3: 10%

    • Group presentation – Unit 1: 10%



  • Writings

    • Statictical description: 10% (due date will be announced in class)

    • Summary: 10% (due date will be announced in class)

    • Email writing: 10% (due date will be announced in class)



  • Midterm – written test: 10%

  • Final – oral: 10%

  • Final – written test: 15%



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 in-class questions to the instructor, insights and comments regarding class content, answers to the instructor’s questions, and reactions to other students’ contributions.



In-class exercises/quizzes



Periodically throughout the semester, writing/listening exercises and pop quizzes will be given in class. These exercises and quizzes CANNOT be made up even if it’s a granted leave.



Oral presentations



You will give an individual oral report and a group presentation during the semester.



Individual video task: You will tell a 3-minute personal anecdote or speech based on the discussion questions on Mooc Units 2 & 3.



Group presentation: You and three other students will give a presentation based on Mooc Unit 1. The presentation should be approximately 15 minutes, followed by a 5-minute discussion. Students will be scored individually based on their ability and preparation; however, part of the presentation marks will be the same for each one in the group. More details will be provided in class.



 



Written assignments



There are three written assignments based on the learning materials and the textbook for the course. The grading rubric for the written assignments is available on the class website.



Writing 1 – Travel Story: Read the story on page 149 and write up your own travel story that may include something that went wrong, a planned action, how the situation was resolved, a new plan for the future, the setting (time, place, protagonist), or how the protagonist reacted.



Writing 2 – Book Review: Choose a book you have read and write up a review about the book. It doesn’t have to be a great book that you want to recommend to others; it could also be a book that needs improvement. Samples will be given in class.



Writing 3 – Email Writing: You will be given a case scenario in school and write your own response. The formal email format is going to be introduced in the first week. Handouts will be available on class website.



 



Examinations



The grading rubric for the speaking test is available on the class website. No make-up exams will be given unless you have received the instructor’s permission in advance.



Midterm and final written exams: All materials, including the readings, handouts, and information provided in class will potentially be included on mid-term and final exams. The written tests include vocabulary/grammar questions, a listening/reading section, and short writing tasks.



Final oral exam: Five topics will be announced a week ahead and form your own group, a group of 3. The speaking test requires you your partners to conduct a 5-minute conversation based on the topic drawn out right before the oral exam. Notes are allowed, but you cannot read directly from the scripts. Students will be scored individually based on the following, but not limited to: ability to react to the partner’s questions and to speak for an extended period of time without hesitation, deviation or repetition. More details will be announced in class.



 




Textbook & Reference








Textbook: Perspectives 4 by Amanda Jeffries, Lewis Lansford, & Daniel Barber (2017). ISBN: 978-1-337-27715-0




  • Study materials:

    1. Dimensions of national culture [Reading]





http://geert-hofstede.com/national-culture.html






    1. Country comparison [Reading]





http://geert-hofstede.com/countries.html






    1. Applications of national culture [Reading]





http://geert-hofstede.com/applications.html






    1. Hofstede's six cultural dimensions [6 videos]



    2. Host Chris Rock rapped over Asian-American 'joke' [Video]

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9tgjD1B2EA

    3. Chris Rock criticized after Asian joke at Oscars [Video]

      https://youtu.be/0yW1cYWvTMQ

    4. People Aren’t Happy With Chris Rock’s Asian Joke At The Academy Awards [Reading]

      http://www.buzzfeed.com/krishrach/people-are-unhappy-with-all-the-asian-





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    1. Donald Trump vs Barack Obama: Talking About Women [Video]

      https://youtu.be/V9hhOWGxxmw

    2. The Origins of Stereotypes [Reading]

      http://aps.psychologicalscience.org/convention/program_2014/search/viewProgram.cfm?





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    1. Stereotypes and Prejudices

      http://remember.org/guide/history-root-stereotypes

    2. College Classroom Culture [5 Videos]









    1. Formal and informal classroom culture in the U.S. [2 videos]










    1. A Conversation with Chinese and American Students [Video]

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX_7NuOWYMk

    2. How Do American, Chinese and French Students Characterize their Teachers’ Communication? [Reading]

      http://www.immi.se/intercultural/nr38/brassier.html





 




  • Resources:



VoiceTube: https://tw.voicetube.com



BBC Learning English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish



TED talks: https://www.ted.com/talks



Vocabulary: https://www.vocabulary.com/



English Grammar Online: https://www.ego4u.com/



Word Roots: https://www.learnthat.org/pages/view/roots.html



 




Urls about Course
?MOOC: http://moocs.nccu.edu.tw/course/52/
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