|Semester||Fall Semester, 2019|
|Department||General Education Courses in Foreign Languages|
|Course Name||College English I|
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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:
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.
Periodically throughout the semester, writing/listening exercises and pop quizzes will be given in class. These exercises and quizzes can NOT be made up.
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.
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.
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)
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/|
???? College English_Rubrics.pdf
Group Presentation Rubric.pdf