SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentGeneral Education Courses in Foreign Languages
Course NameCollege English I
InstructorLIN HAN-YI
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



Introduction



&



Course overview



§ Curriculum design



§ Introducing NCCU



§ Writing exercise & Topic discussion: “College: New Demands and Expectations”



§ Poster Presentations



§ Homework (HW) :



Responses to Topic Discussion



(Moodle討論區)



3



4.5



2



Hopes and Dreams



&



Cross-cultural Communication: An Overview



 



§ Textbook (TB) Unit 1 (1A-1B)



§ Introduction to Cross-cultural Communication



§ Exercises in TB Unit 1



§ Watch MOOC Unit 1 video



§ HW: Complete MOOC Unit 1 quizzes



3



4.5



3



Hopes and Dreams



&



 Cross-cultural Communication: Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions



§ TB Unit 1 (1C & 1D)



§ Making an oral summary (1)



§ Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions (1)



§ Exercises in TB Unit 1



§ HW: Responses to MOOC Unit 1 Discussion Questions (Oral Report)



3



4.5



4



Hopes and Dreams



&



 Cross-cultural Communication:



Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions



§ TB Unit 1 (1E)



§ Making an oral summary (2)



§ Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions (2)



§ Exercises in TB Unit 1



§ Group Discussion and Oral Report for MOOC Unit 1



§ Writing exercise:



Describing graphs (on MOOC Unit 1)



3



4.5



5



Reading the World



§ TB Unit 2 (2A-2C)



§ Exercises in TB Unit 2



3



4.5



6



Reading the World



 



§ TB Unit 2 (2D – 2E)



§ Tell and respond to a story



§ Exercises in TB Unit 2



§ Watch MOOC Unit 2 video & Complete MOOC Unit 2 quizzes



§ HW: 1st written assignment (A story)



3



4.5



7



Pristine Places



&



Cross-cultural Communication:



Stereotypes



§ TB Unit 3 (3A-3B)



§ Stereotypes (1)



 



§ Exercises in TB Unit 3



§ HW: Responses to MOOC Unit 2 Discussion Questions (Oral Report)



3



4.5



8



Pristine Places



&



Cross-cultural Communication: Stereotypes



§ TB Unit 3 (3C & 3D)



§ Stereotypes (2)



 



§ Exercises in TB Unit 3



§ Group Discussion and Oral Report for MOOC Unit 2



§ Writing exercise:



(on MOOC Unit 2)



(Moodle Wiki)



3



4.5



9



Pristine Places



&



Cross-cultural Communication: Stereotypes



§ TB Unit 3 (3E)



§ Informal emails



§ Exercises in TB Unit 3



§ HW: 2nd written assignment (An informal email)



3



4.5



10



 



Midterm



 



3



4.5



11



Education



&



Cross-cultural Communication: Education



§ Discussion about Midterm



§ TB Unit 6 (6A & 6B)



§ Cross-cultural Communication: Education (1)



§ Exercises in TB Unit 6



§ Watch MOOC Unit 3 video



§ HW: Complete MOOC Unit 3 quizzes



3



4.5



12



 



Education



&



Cross-cultural Communication: Education



 



§ TB Unit 6 (6C & 6D)



§ Discussion about Cross-cultural Communication: Education (2)



§ Exercises in TB Unit 6



§ Group Discussion and Oral Report for MOOC Unit 3



§ HW: Prepare and practice for Group Presentations



3



4.5



13



Education



&



 Cross-cultural Communication: Education



§ TB Unit 6 (6E)



§ Opinions / Agreeing and Disagreeing



 



§ Exercises in TB Unit 6



§ Writing exercise: an opinion essay



§ HW: Prepare and practice for Group Presentations



3



4.5



14



Group Presentations



§ Group Presentations



§ HW: 3rd written assignment (A group written report)



3



4.5



15



The Real Me



§ TB Unit 8 (8A & 8B)



§ Summary Writing (1)



 



§ Exercises in TB Unit 8



 



3



4.5



16



The Real Me



§ TB Unit 8 (8C & 8D)



§ Summary Writing (2)



 



§ Exercises in TB Unit 8



§ Writing exercise: a summary



 



3



4.5



17



The Real Me



§ TB Unit 8 (8E)



§ Pros and Cons



§ Exercises in TB Unit 8



§ Writing exercise: an essay comparing advantages and disadvantages



3



4.5



18



Final Exam



3



 



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

助理工作



1. Copy handouts.

2. Assist with the grading of tests or quizzes.

3. Help assess written assignments.

4. Help prepare teaching materials.

5. Help design web-based listening exercises.

6. Carry out internet and library searches for supplementary materials.

7. Tabulate questionnaire responses given to students.


Requirement/Grading

評分相關規定



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%

  • In-class exercises/quizzes: 10%

  • Oral presentations and written assignments: 40%

  • Midterm and final exams: 40%



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 three individual oral reports and a group presentation during the semester. For each individual report, you will give a 2 to 3-minute talk responding to the discussion questions based on the online learning materials for the course. For the group presentation, you and three or four other students will report on a topic covered in the course. The presentation should be approximately 15-20 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.  The grading rubric for the group presentations is available on the class website.  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 learning materials provided in class.  In each assignment, you will respond to the writing prompts regarding a thought-provoking 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 three or more questions, each question for one minute. 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: Perspectives 4 by Amanda Jeffries, Lewis Lansford & Daniel Barber (2018)





          




  • Resources:



VoiceTube: https://tw.voicetube.com



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



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



        





Urls about Course
WM5數位學習網http://wm5.nccu.edu.tw/learn/index.php Moodle 數位學習網http://moodle.nccu.edu.tw/
Attachment

???? College English_Rubrics.pdf
Group Presentation Rubric.pdf