|Semester||Fall Semester, 2019|
|Department||General Education Courses in Foreign Languages|
|Course Name||College English I|
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 assig
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, listening/ writing/speaking exercises will be given in class. You should follow instructions and submit your answers, writings or recordings to Moodle or Zuvio in time in class. These exercises can NOT be made up.
You will give a group presentation and an individual oral presentation during the semester. For the group presentation, you will analyze a superhero from TV, movie, or comic books based on the discussion of Keynote 4 Unit 2 (pp. 25-36). For the individual oral presentation, you will give a 3-minute presentation on “A fictional character who inspires me” or “My most significant achievement” based on Keynote 4 Presentations 1 & 2 (pp. 49-50 & 87-88). More details will be provided in class. The grading rubrics for group presentation and individual oral presentation are available on the class website.
In addition to the periodic in-class and take-home writing exercises, there will be two major written assignments: a summary on an assigned reading, and an essay on “Ideal wealth distribution in Taiwan” (based on the discussion of Keynote 4 Unit 3, pp. 37-48). 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 final exam. The final exam includes vocabulary/grammar questions, reading comprehension, and short writing tasks. No make-up exam will be given unless you have received the instructor’s permission in advance.
|Textbook & Reference|
BBC Learning English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish
TED talks: https://www.ted.com/talks???????
|Urls about Course|
|Moodle: http://moodle.nccu.edu.tw/ MOOC: http://moocs.nccu.edu.tw/ Zuvio: https://www.zuvio.com.tw/student|