SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentGeneral Education Courses in Foreign Languages
Course NameCollege English I
InstructorCHANG CHING-WEN
Credit3.0
Course TypeSelectively
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule














































































































































































Week



Date



Main Topic



Content and Reading Assignment



Teaching Activities and Homework



Student Workload



(In/Out-class Hours)




  1.  



9/12



Course Orientation



 



In Class:



Self-Introduction



Assignment:



Vocabulary List 1 Preview



3



4.5




  1.  



9/19



Unit 1 Culture & Stereotypes



- The Chinese Eat Anything that Moves



- Taiwanese Stereotypes



- Gambling vs. Stereotypes



Assignment:



Vocabulary List 1 Preview



3



4.5




  1.  



9/26



Unit 1 Culture & Stereotypes



- Whom to Leave Behind Discussion



In Class:



Vocabulary List 1 Quiz



Stereotype Pop Quiz Activity



Group Presentation – Culture & Stereotypes



Assignment:



Vocabulary List 2 Preview



3



4.5




  1.  



10/3



Unit 1 Culture & Stereotypes



- British & American Culture



- Differences between British & American English (Vocabulary, Grammar, Pronunciation)



In Class:



British & American Idiom Video Comprehension



British & American Rap Music



Assignment:



Group Presentation – Culture & Stereotypes



Group Graph Writing- Culture & Stereotypes



Vocabulary List 2 Preview



3



4.5




  1.  



10/10



NO CLASS



 



 



3



4.5




  1.  



10/17



Unit 1 Culture & Stereotypes



- Presentation



- Fairy Tales and Gender Stereotypes



- The Princess and the Pea (and other Fairy Tales)



In Class:



Vocabulary List 2 Quiz



Group Presentation – Culture & Stereotypes*7



Fairy Tale Analysis



Group Fairy Tale Analysis*7



Assignment:



Vocabulary List 3 Preview



3



4.5




  1.  



10/24



Unit 2 Creative Sparks



- Sparkling Wonder and Possibility



In Class:



Analysis of Stories



Making Inferences



3



4.5




  1.  



10/31



Unit 2 Creative Sparks



- The Elements of a Story (Character, Plot, Setting)



In Class:



Analysis of the Lion King



Analysis of Character, Plot and Setting in Movies



3



4.5




  1.  



11/7



Unit 2 Creative Sparks



- Stories Worth Sharing



- The Specialist’s Hat



- The Clinging Woman



In Class:



Vocabulary List 3 Quiz



Group Story Writing



Assignment:



Vocabulary List 4 Preview



Group Story Writing



3



4.5




  1.  



11/14



Unit 2 Creative Sparks



- Movie Watching



In Class:



Movie Watching



Movie Analysis



Assignment:



Group Story Writing



3



4.5




  1.  



11/21



Unit 2 Creative Sparks



- The Rising Popularity of Dystopian Literature – The Artifice



- TED Talk – The Mystery Box



In Class:



Introduction of Dystopian Literature



Dystopian Literature Reading Puzzle



TED Talk – Comprehension & Discussion



3



4.5




  1.  



11/28



Unit 3 Education & Learning



- What Babies Know About Language and Why We Should Care



- Critical Period



In Class:



Vocabulary List 4 Quiz



Education in Taiwan



Global Education



Assignment:



Vocabulary List 5 Preview



3



4.5




  1.  



12/5



Unit 3 Education & Learning



- Email Writing for Academic Purposes



In Class:



Introduction to Email Writing



Assignment:



Email Writing



3



4.5




  1.  



12/12



Unit 3 Education & Learning



- TED Talk – The Linguistic Genius of Babies



In Class:



TED Talk – Comprehension & Discussion



TED Talk Contest



3



4.5




  1.  



12/19



Unit 3 Education & Learning



- Pronunciation – Reduced Pronunciation Rules & Examples



In Class:



Vocabulary List 5 Quiz



Reduced Pronunciation in Pop Music



3



4.5




  1.  



12/26



Unit 3 Education & Learning



- Pronunciation – Reduced Pronunciation Rules & Examples



In Class:



Reduced Pronunciation in Pop Music



Chinese Whisper



3



4.5




  1.  



1/2



Final Exam



Oral Exam



In Class:



Oral Exam



3



4.5



18.



1/9



Final Exam



Oral Exam



In Class:



Oral Exam



3



4.5



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

Jamie’s Email: 106551008@nccu.edu.tw    Jay’s Email: chin.me_19980628@icloud.com



Tina’s Email: 105208066@mail2.nccu.tw


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:








































Types of Assessment Methods



Weighting



Participation (including attendance, effort on speaking in class, and homework)



10%



Vocabulary Quiz *5



20%



Group Presentation – Culture & Stereotypes



10%



Group PEEL Writing – Culture & Stereotypes (Data Description)



10%



Group Story Writing (Summary)



15%



Email Writing



15%



Final Oral Exam



20%





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 Vocabulary Quizzes



Periodically throughout the semester, five vocabulary quizzes will be given in class. These quizzes can NOT be made up.



Group Presentations



For the group presentation, you will present in groups of 5 members for 20 minutes on issues and themes regarding culture and stereotypes. A 5-minute Q & A will follow each presentation. A group graph writing is due one week post presentation. More details will be provided in class.



 



Written Assignments



There will be three written assignments based on the learning materials for the course.



The first writing assignment asks students to work in groups of 3 to 5s to produce a written essay using PEEL paragraphs to describe and explain culture and stereotypes in standup comedies. Members are expected to write one paragraph each for this assignment. Examples, a rubric, and more details will be provided in class.



The second writing assignment requires students to build a creative story of their own. Students, in groups of 5 will develop and conduct a two-page story. Examples, a rubric, and more details will be provided in class.



The final individual writing assignment is designed to evaluate students’ ability to respond to emails. Students will be asked to write an email based on a certain scenario in school.



More details will be provided in class. A rubric for each writing assignment will be shown ahead of time.



 



Final Oral Exam



A final oral exam will be conducted in class. Students in groups of 3 will discuss on the topic of education & learning. Five questions will be announced ahead of time. One question will be drawn out right before the group oral exam. Notes are allowed. Students will be scored individually based on their ability to engage in a discussion and the content that is stated. A rubric for scoring will be announced prior to the exam



 


Textbook & Reference

No textbook is required. A $100 photocopying fee will be collected at the beginning of the semester.



Teacher Provided Materials: Readings and worksheets will be distributed in class.



WM5



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


Urls about Course
(a) Chinese Eat Anything That Moves: Traditional Chinese Dish http://www.strangetruenews.com/2013/09/chinese-eat-anything-that-moves.html (b) Stereotypes in Taiwan: for them it’s casual, for me took some time to get used to. https://onceintaiwan.wordpress.com/2015/10/12/stereotypes-in-taiwan-for-them-its-casual-for-me-took-some-time-to-get-used-to/ (c) 18 ways to be Taiwanese [Video] https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3238564 (d) Top 10 WRONG Cultural Stereotypes You Probably Believe [Video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVtew_MpPww (e) Captain Europe (Captain America Parody) [Video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdFgd_Qyhdo (f) Captain Europe - Part 2 (Captain America Parody) [Video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6khXaME407I (g) ASIAN STEREOTYPES [Video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPbvhfYQuM0 (h) Americans Don't Understand English - The Jonathan Ross Show [Video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wSw3IWRJa0 (i) Hugh Laurie: the British slang vs the American [Video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYmrg3owTRE (j) Leave It To Beaver S03E31 Mother's Day Composition LITB 2017 [HD] [Video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz6q98Uy28k (k) The Princess and the Pea - Fixed Fairy Tales [Video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPytbUghpJM (l) Difference between American Culture and British Culture http://www.differencebetween.info/difference-between-american-culture-and-british-culture (m) 96 Differences Between American And British Culture https://www.huffingtonpost.com/whitney-kay-bacon/96-differences-between-american-and-british-culture_b_12199986.html (n) A Science Fiction and Fantasy Reading List for Teen Creativity https://ideas.ted.com/are-our-kids-getting-worse-at-creative-writing-6-sci-fi-and-fantasy-books-to-share-with-the-app-generation/ (o) Elements of Story or Fiction - character, setting, plot, point of view, style, tone, theme http://homeofbob.com/literature/genre/fiction/ficElmnts.html (p) The Specialist’s Hat http://kellylink.net/specialists-hat (q) Bite-Sized Literature: Take a Piece of One of These 18 Easy English Short Stories https://www.fluentu.com/blog/english/easy-english-short-stories-2/ (r) The Rising Popularity of Dystopian Literature https://the-artifice.com/popularity-of-dystopian-literature/ (s) The Mystery Box [Video] https://www.ted.com/talks/j_j_abrams_mystery_box (t) What Babies Know About Physics and Foreign Languages https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/31/opinion/sunday/what-babies-know-about-physics-and-foreign-languages.html (u) Improve Your Email Writing with These 9 Helpful Posts https://www.grammarly.com/blog/email-writing-tips/ (v) How to Write and Send Professional Email Messages https://www.thebalancecareers.com/how-to-write-and-send-professional-email-messages-2061892 (w) Patricia Kuhl :嬰兒的語言天分 [Video] https://www.ted.com/talks/patricia_kuhl_the_linguistic_genius_of_babies?language=zh-tw ? Resources: VoiceTube: https://tw.voicetube.com BBC Learning English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish TED talks: https://www.ted.com/talks
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English I Fall 2019 ? 234.pdf