SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentGeneral Education Courses in Foreign Languages
Course NameCollege English I
InstructorCHEN HSIU-YU
Credit3.0
Course TypeSelectively
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

 




























































































































































































































































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 overview & orientation



Socialising and introducing yourself



Activity: Icebreaking and initiating social interactions (Speaking 1)



3



4.5



Group presentation: X



Homework: Write a 150-word email to the teacher to introduce yourself (Writing 1)



(https://medium.com/@lportwoodstacer/how-to-email-your-professor-without-being-annoying-af-cf64ae0e4087)



2



Present yourself & “Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions”



- Use a photo or an object to talk about yourself



- Cross-cultural communication Unit 1



Activity: 3 minutes self-introduction (Speaking 2)



3



4.5



Group presentation: X



Homework: Complete unit 1 quizzes



3



“Above Manhattan”



Textbook Unit 1-1



Activity: Listening comprehension test and class discussion



3



4.5



Group presentation: 1



Homework: Complete textbook exercise



4



“Under Paris”



Textbook Unit 1-2



Activity: Listening comprehension test and class discussion



3



4.5



Group presentation: 2



Homework: Complete textbook exercise



5



Review Week:



“Bright Lights, Brilliant Minds”



BBC Documentary: A Tale of Three Cities: New York



Activity: Film watching and class discussion



3



4.5



Group presentation: X



Homework: Write a 300-word summary of the documentary (Writing 2) (In-class)



6



“The Snow Patrol”



Textbook Unit 2-1



Activity: Listening comprehension test and class discussion



3



4.5



Group presentation: 3



Homework: Complete textbook exercise



7



“Into the Volcano”



Textbook Unit 2-2



Activity: Listening comprehension test and class discussion



3



4.5



Group presentation: 4



Homework: Complete textbook exercise



8



Review Week:



“A Slash Career?”



“What Are ‘Slash’ Careers and Why You Need One”



Activity: Reading and discussion



3



4.5



Group presentation: 5



Homework: Prepare for midterm exam



9



Midterm exam



Unit 1 and 2



Written exam



3



4.5



10



“Stereotypes”



Cross-cultural communication Unit 2



Activity: In-class writing (300-word): describe a personal experience when stereotypes were (in)appropriately used (Writing 3)



3



4.5



Group presentation: X



Homework: Preview unit 3



11



“Path of the Jaguar”



Textbook 3-1



Activity: Listening comprehension test and class discussion



3



4.5



Group presentation: 6



Homework: Complete textbook exercise



12



“Champion of the Underdog”



Textbook 3-2



Activity: Listening comprehension test and class discussion



3



4.5



Group presentation: 7



Homework: Complete textbook exercise



13



Review week:



“Planet Earth”



BBC Documentary: Animal Planet 2, ep.1



Activity: Film watching and group discussion



3



4.5



Group presentation: X



Homework: Present a 3-minute review of the film (Speaking 3) (Upload to Facebook)



14



“Sun Struck”



Textbook 4-1



Activity: Listening comprehension test and class discussion



3



4.5



Group presentation: 8



Homework: Finish textbook exercise



15



“Tracking Tsunamis”



Textbook 4-2



Activity: Listening comprehension test and class discussion



3



4.5



Group presentation: 9



Homework: Finish textbook exercise



16



“Education”



Cross-cultural communication Unit 3



Activity: Group discussion and presentation: “What do you think should be taught in universities?”



3



4.5



Group presentation: X



Homework: Prepare for final oral presentation



17



Final exam



Speaking exam



Oral presentation



3



4.5



18



Final exam



Speaking exam



Oral presentation



3



4.5




 


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 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%

  • Speaking and written assignments: 20% & 20%

  • Group presentation: 10%

  • Midterm and final exams: 15% & 15%

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



Note: for group assignments, individual grades will still be awarded reflecting your individual effort, participation and achievement in the group. In short, not every member of the group will receive the same grade.



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 CANNOT be made up.



Oral presentations



You will give an individual oral report and a group presentation during the semester. For the group presentation, you and your group will report on your assigned reading material. 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



There will be several periodic in-class and take-home writing exercises. 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 will be a speaking test. 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

  • Primary Textbook: Reading and Vocabulary 4 by Catherin Mazur-Jefferies (2014)

  • Supplementary readings: To be distributed in class.

  • Cross-cultural Communication Study materials:

    1. Dimensions of national culture [Reading]





http://geert-hofstede.com/national-culture.html






    1. Country comparison [Reading]





http://geert-hofstede.com/countries.html






    1. Applications of national culture [Reading]





http://geert-hofstede.com/applications.html






    1. Hofstede's six cultural dimensions [6 videos]



    2. Host Chris Rock rapped over Asian-American 'joke' [Video]

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9tgjD1B2EA

    3. Chris Rock criticized after Asian joke at Oscars [Video]

      https://youtu.be/0yW1cYWvTMQ

    4. People Aren’t Happy With Chris Rock’s Asian Joke At The Academy Awards [Reading]

      http://www.buzzfeed.com/krishrach/people-are-unhappy-with-all-the-asian-





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    1. Donald Trump vs Barack Obama: Talking About Women [Video]

      https://youtu.be/V9hhOWGxxmw

    2. The Origins of Stereotypes [Reading]

      http://aps.psychologicalscience.org/convention/program_2014/search/viewProgram.cfm?





Abstract_ID=29772&AbType=1&AbAuthor=&Subject_ID=&Day_ID=71&keyword






    1. Stereotypes and Prejudices

      http://remember.org/guide/history-root-stereotypes

    2. College Classroom Culture [5 Videos]









    1. Formal and informal classroom culture in the U.S. [2 videos]










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

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX_7NuOWYMk

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

      http://www.immi.se/intercultural/nr38/brassier.html





 




  • 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 ? MOOC: http://moocs.nccu.edu.tw/course/52/
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