|Semester||Fall Semester, 2019|
|Department||General Education Courses in Foreign Languages|
|Course Name||College English I|
Jamie’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Jay’s Email: email@example.com
Tina’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
In-class Vocabulary Quizzes
Periodically throughout the semester, five vocabulary quizzes will be given in class. These quizzes can NOT be made up.
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.
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.
|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|
English I Fall 2019 ? 234.pdf