SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentGeneral Education Courses in Foreign Languages
Course NameCollege English I
InstructorCHEN YA-LI
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 orientation



 



Self-introduction



-Class rules



-Moocs instruction



-Introduction to -Cross-Cultural Communication



Lecture, Discussion



HT: Classroom Rules, Syllabus



HW: Preview of Unit 1



3



4.5



2



Exploring Genius



*Topic Discussion



*Vocabulary & *Listening 1



*Express Opinions



*Speaking Task



Lecture, Pair work, Group discussion



HW: Review Listening 1 & Vocabulary



3



4.5



3



Exploring Genius



Unit 2:*Vocabulary & Listening 2



*Grammar: Passive Voice



Unit 3:*Vocabulary & Listening 1



Lecture, pair work, Group discussion HW: Review Grammar Rules & Listening 2



3



4.5



4



The Achilles Heel



*Make Inferences



*Vocabulary & Listening 2



*Literal V.S. Figurative Meaning



*Grammar: Gerunds & Infinitives



Pair work,



Grammar drills



HW: Speech Preparation (Personal Experience about Overcoming Certain Obstacles)



3



4.5



5



The Golden Years



*Topic Discussion



*Vocabulary & Listening 1



*Make Inferences



*Reading: Online Articles



Group sharing, Discussion



Oral Test (2 mins per person, 20 ss)



HW: Review Listening 1 & Vocabulary



3



4.5



6



The Golden Years



*Vocabulary & Listening 2 *Grammar: Contrasting, Simple, Progressive & Perfect Verbs



Group sharing Grammar drills,



Oral Test (2 mins per person, 20 ss)



HW: 1. Review Grammar Rules & Listening 2



2. Finish Practice of Online Unit 2



3



4.5



7



Giving to Others



*Topic Discussion



*Vocabulary & Listening 1



* Writing Task 1



*Online Unit 1 Discussion



Topic discussion



Vocabulary & Listening 1,



Writing: Formal e-mail



HW: Review



Listening 1 & Vocabulary



3



4.5



8



Giving to Others



*Vocabulary & Listening 2 *Grammar: Relative Pronouns



Suppl. Reading: Building Houses Out of Earth



Lecture, Pair discussion



HW:



1. Review Grammar Rules & Listening 2



2. Study Midterm Lessons



3



4.5



9



Midterm Exam



Unit 1 & 2; 5 & 6



Written Test



3



4.5



10



Early to Bed, Early to Rise



*Topic Discussion



*Vocabulary & Listening 1



*Make Inferences



Group sharing, Discussion



HW: 1. Review



Listening 1 & Vocabulary



2. Prepare to sharing your dream for 1-2 mins



3



4.5



11



Early to Bed, Early to Rise



Unit 2:*Vocabulary & Listening 2



*Grammar: Present Unreal Conditionals



*Oral Task: Sharing Your Dreams



Lecture, Oral task, Pair work



HW: 1. Review Grammar Rules & Listening 2



2. Finish Practice of Online Unit 2



3



4.5



12



Animal Intelligence



*Topic Discussion



*Vocabulary & Listening 1



*Make Inferences



*Online Unit 2 Discussion



Group sharing, Discussion



HW: Review



Listening 1 & Vocabulary



 



3



4.5



13



Animal Intelligence



Unit 2:*Vocabulary & Listening 2



*Grammar: Reported Speech



*Writing Task 2



Lecture, Discussion,



Writing: describing statistical data & diagram



HW: 1. Review Grammar Rules & Listening 2



2. Prepare a speech



3



4.5



14



Do Your Homework



*Topic Discussion



*Vocabulary & Listening 1



*Make Inferences



*Oral Task



Lecture,



Oral presentation w/ Visual Aids (2 mins)



HW: Review



Listening 1 & Vocabulary



3



4.5



15



Do Your Homework



Unit 2:*Vocabulary & Listening 2



*Grammar: Causative Verbs



*Suppl. Reading: Tea Tree Oil



Review and discussion



Grammar Rules & Listening 2



2. Finish Practice of Online Unit 3



3



4.5



16



Pros and Cons of Gaming



*Topic Discussion



*Vocabulary & Listening 1



*Make Inferences



* Writing Task 3



*Online Unit 3 Discussion



 



Group sharing, Discussion



Writing: Summary



HW: Review



Listening 1 & Vocabulary



 



 



3



4.5



17



Pros and Cons of Gaming



Unit 2:*Vocabulary & Listening 2



*Grammar: Tag Questions



HW: 1. Review Grammar Rules & Listening 2



2. Study Midterm Lessons



3



4.5



18



Final Exam



Unit 3 & 4; 7 & 8



Written Exam



3



4.5



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

Will be updated later.


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): 10%

  • Oral presentations and written assignments: 40%

  • Midterm and final exams: 40%

  • Others (e.g., in-class exercises/quizzes): 10%



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

  • Textbook: Tess Ferree & Kim Sanabria 2015. NorthStar 4 – Listening & Speaking,4th edition. Pearson Education, Inc.

  • Supplementary Books:



1. Amanda Jeffries, Lewis Lansford & Daniel Barber: Perspectives 4, National Geographic



2. Eric Van Bemmel, Janina Tucker, IELTS to Success, 2nd Edition, Hawthorn Press





VoiceTube: https://tw.voicetube.com



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


Urls about Course
?MOOC: http://moocs.nccu.edu.tw/course/52/ Grading rubrics for presentations and written assignments Class rules
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