SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentGeneral Education Courses in Foreign Languages
Course NameCollege English I
InstructorJIN JIA XIN
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



Course overview & email writing



Writing exercise: Writing an email to your professor




  • Watch MOOC Unit 1 video

  • Complete quizzes



3



4.5



2



Necessities



Textbook Unit 1 (pp.8-17)




  • Exercises in Unit 1

  • Study materials (a), (d)



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



3



4.5



3



Image and identity



Textbook Unit 2 (pp.18-27)




  • Exercises in Unit 2

  • Study materials (b)



3



4.5



4



Describing statistical data and diagrams



Writing exercise: Describing graphs



Study materials (c)



3



4.5



5



Harmony




  • Textbook Unit 3 (pp.30-39)

  • Current event



Exercises in Unit 3



3



4.5



6



Challenges




  • Textbook Unit 4 (pp.40-49)

  • Readings on a current event



Exercises in Unit 4



3



4.5



7



Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions




  • Readings on a current event



1st written assignment (on MOOC Unit 1)



3



4.5



8



Summary writing




  • Writing exercise: Write a summary

  • Readings on a current event




  • Watch MOOC Unit 2 video

  • Complete quizzes



3



4.5



9



Culture Talk I



(Guest speaker)



Readings on a current event




  • Study materials (e), (f), (g)

  • Write a comment on Culture Talk on the class website



3



4.5



10



Mid-term exam



Exam



Study materials (h), (i), (j)



3



4.5



11



Stereotypes




  • Readings on a current event



2nd written assignment (on MOOC Unit 2)



3



4.5



12



Inspiration




  • Textbook Unit 5 (pp.52-61)

  • Readings on a current event




  • Exercises in Unit 5

  • Watch MOOC Unit 3 video

  • Complete quizzes



3



4.5



13



Culture Talk II



(Guest speaker)



Readings on a current event




  • Study materials (k),(l)

  • Write a comment on Culture Talk on the class website



3



4.5



14



Solutions




  • Textbook Unit 6 (pp.62-71)

  • Readings on a current event




  • Exercises in Unit 6

  • Study materials (m), (n)



3



4.5



15



Education



Readings on a current event



3rd written assignment (on MOOC Unit 3)



3



4.5



16



Culture Talk III



(Guest speaker)



Readings on a current event



Write a comment on Culture Talk on the class website



3



4.5



17



Final exam



Speaking exam



 



3



4.5



18



Final exam



Written exam



 



3



4.5



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

1. Make copies of handouts.



2. Grade quizzes.



3. Register quiz points.



4. Convert and edit files


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): 20%

  • Oral presentations and written assignments: 30%

  • Midterm and final exams: 20%

  • Others (e.g., in-class exercises/quizzes): 30%



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 can NOT be made up.



Oral presentations



You will give an individual oral report and a group presentation during the semester. For the individual report, you will tell a 3-minute personal anecdote. For the group presentation, you and three other students will report on a current event. The presentation should be approximately 15 minutes, followed by a 5-minute discussion. Each group should meet with the instructor two weeks prior to their presentation to discuss their topic and present their outline. Following the presentation, they will submit a group written report. More details will be provided in class.



 



Written assignments



In addition to the periodic in-class and take-home writing exercises, there will be three written assignments based on the online learning materials for the course. In each assignment, you will respond to the writing prompts regarding a cross-cultural issue. Your papers should show you have completed and thought seriously and critically about the readings and videos provided for you. You are also encouraged to research the topic and cite your sources. The grading rubric for the written assignments is available on the class website.



 



Examinations



All materials, including the readings, handouts, and information provided in class will potentially be included on mid-term and final exams. The mid-term exam is a written test, and the final exam contains a written test and a speaking test. The written tests include vocabulary/grammar questions, a listening/reading section, and short writing tasks. The speaking test requires you to answer two or more questions, each question for two minutes. The instructor will evaluate your ability to respond to the questions appropriately and to speak for an extended period of time without hesitation, deviation or repetition. 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.


Textbook & Reference

Prepared by the instructor


Urls about Course
https://www.dropbox.com/home/2017%20Fall%20CE?preview=CE+I+Workbook.docx
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