SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentGeneral Education Courses in Foreign Languages
Course NameCollege English I
InstructorSU JING-FEN
Credit3.0
Course TypeSelectively
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
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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




  • Introduction to Moodle, MOOC, and Zuvio

  • Keynote 4 Unit 1 Embrace Stress! A-B (pp. 13-17)




  • Writing exercise: Write an email to your professor

  • Homework: preview Unit 1C “The stressed-out generation” (pp. 18-19) and post one discussion question based on the reading on Moodle



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4.5



2



Embrace Stress



Keynote 4 Unit 1 Embrace Stress! C-E (pp. 18-24)




  • Exercises in Unit 1

  • Group discussion on “Dealing with stress”

  • Homework: watch MOOC Unit 1 video and complete checkpoint quiz; preview two items from study materials (a)-(d) [See “Textbook & References” below for list of study materials]



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4.5



3



Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions




  • MOOC Unit 1 Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions

  • Lecture on presentation skills




  • Group discussion on analyzing cultural differences using the six dimensions

  • Homework: preview Unit 2C “Are superheroes good role models?” (pp. 30-31) and post one discussion question based on the reading on Moodle; brainstorm superheroes for group presentation



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4.5



4



Media Influence



Keynote 4 Unit 2 Media Influence A-C (pp. 25-32)




  • Exercises in Unit 2

  • Group presentations on “Analyzing superheroes”

  • Homework: choose to answer one question on 2C designed by your classmates on Moodle



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4.5



5



Media Influence




  • Keynote 4 Unit 2 Media Influence D-E (pp. 33-36)

  • Lecture on summary writing




  • Exercises in Unit 3

  • Pair & group discussion on “Analyzing movies”

  • Homework: #1st written assignment—write a summary



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6



Development



Keynote 4 Unit 3 Development A-C (pp. 37-44)




  • Exercises in Unit 3

  • Pair discussion on “Relationship between money and happiness”

  • Homework: brainstorm and post your topic for individual oral presentation on Moodle (refer to Keynote 4 Presentations 1& 2, pp. 49-50 & 87-88)



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4.5



7



Development;



Describe statistical data and diagrams




  • Keynote 4 Unit 3 Development D-E (pp. 45-48)

  • News articles on wealth distribution in Taiwan




  • Group discussion on “The distribution of wealth” in Taiwan

  • Homework: #2nd written assignment—“Ideal Wealth Distribution in Taiwan”



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5



8



Secrets and Lies



Keynote 4 Unit 4 Secrets and Lies A-B (pp. 51-55)




  • Exercises in Unit 4

  • Group discussion on “Stretching the truth in job interviews”

  • Homework: preview Unit 4C “Lies we need to tell” (pp. 56-57) and post one discussion question based on the reading on Moodle



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4.5



9



Secrets and Lies



Keynote 4 Unit 4 Secrets and Lies C-E (pp. 56-62)




  • Exercises in Unit 4

  • “The lying game”

  • Homework: write and submit your draft of individual oral presentation to Moodle



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4.5



10



Film



Film-watching & discussion: Tuesdays with Morrie




  • Write reflections on the movie

  • Homework: preview Unit 5C “Magic man” (pp. 68-69) and post one discussion question based on the reading on Moodle



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4.5



11



To the Edge



Keynote 4 Unit 5 To the Edge A-C (pp. 63-70)




  • Exercises in Unit 5

  • Individual and group discussion on “Talking about yesterday’s activities”

  • Homework: choose to answer one question on 5C designed by your classmates on Moodle



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4.5



12



To the Edge



Keynote 4 Unit 5 To the Edge D-E (pp. 71-74)




  • Exercises in Unit 5

  • Group discussion of one question on 5C designed by your classmates

  • Homework: watch MOOC Unit 2 video and complete checkpoint quizzes; preview two items from study materials (e)-(j)



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4.5



13



Stereotypes;



Depict an experience



MOOC Unit 2 Stereotypes




  • Write about personal experience of stereotypes

  • Homework: preview Unit 6C “Giving something back” (pp. 80-81) and post one discussion question based on the reading on Moodle



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4.5



14



Money Matters



Keynote 4 Unit 6 Money Matters A-C (pp. 75-82)




  • Exercises in Unit 6

  • Pair discussion on “Supporting a Kickstarter project”

  • Homework: choose to answer one question on 6C designed by your classmates on Moodle



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4.5



15



Money Matters




  • Keynote 4 Unit 6 Money Matters D-E (pp. 83-86)

  • Hugh Evans’ TED talk “What does it mean to be a citizen of the world”




  • Exercises in Unit 6

  • Individual and group discussion on “Promoting a charity initiative”

  • Homework: submit your PPT of individual oral presentation to Moodle; rehearse individual oral presentation



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16



Individual Oral Presentations



Individual Oral Presentations: “A fictional character who inspires me” or “My most significant achievement”




  • Peer evaluation and feedback

  • Homework: watch MOOC Unit 3 video and complete checkpoint quiz; preview two items from study materials (k)-(n)



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4.5



17



Education



MOOC Unit 3 Education




  • Group discussion of cultural differences in education

  • Homework: prepare for final exam



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4.5



18



Final exam



Final Exam



 



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Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
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 assig




  • Attendance & participation: 15%

  • In-class exercises: 15%

  • Written assignments: 20%

  • Oral presentations: 20%

  • Final exam: 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



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.



Oral presentations



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.



Written assignments



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.



Examination



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

  • Textbook: Keynote 4 by Helen Stephenson, Lewis Lansford, and Paul Dummett, National Geographic Learning (2017).

  • Supplementary readings: To be distributed in class.

  • Study materials:

    1. Dimensions of national culture [Reading]








    1. Country comparison [Reading]







l. A Conversation with Chinese and American Students [Video]



m. How Do American, Chinese and French Students Characterize their Teachers’ Communication? [Reading]




  • 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
Moodle: http://moodle.nccu.edu.tw/ MOOC: http://moocs.nccu.edu.tw/ Zuvio: https://www.zuvio.com.tw/student
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