SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentGeneral Education Courses in Foreign Languages
Course NameCollege English I
InstructorTSUI CHENG-FANG
Credit3.0
Course TypeSelectively
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
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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



Introduction



Socializing exercise



Essentials and Etiquette of Email Writing



Lecture + exercise



Email homework



3



4.5



2



College life



College: New demands and expectations



Listening tasks + summary exercise



group discussion



3



4.5



3



Cross-cultural communication



Unit 1: Hofstede theory



MOOC Unit 1 video



complete quizzes



3



4.5



4



Intelligence



Emotional intelligence



Listening tasks + summary exercise



group discussion



Written assignment of MOOC Unit 1 due



3



4.5



5



Intelligence



Description of statistical data and diagrams



Multiple intelligences



Describing trends with data and charts



Lecture +



exercise worksheets



group discussion



3



4.5



6



Paragraph writing



Paragraph structure; topic sentence writing



Lecture +



writing exercises



3



4.5



7



The invisible



Ghost Month vs. Halloween



Video viewing +



summary exercise



group discussion



3



4.5



8



Cross-cultural communication



Unit 2: Stereotypes



MOOC Unit 2 video



Group discussion



Complete quizzes



3



4.5



9



Sports



What makes an Olympic champion?



Listening task



summary exercise



group discussion



3



4.5



10



Midterm



Midterm Exam



 



3



4.5



11



Beauty



Plastic surgery and



eternal youth



Video viewing



group discussion



Written assignment of MOOC 2 due



3



4.5



12



Beauty



Body image



Video viewing + debate



Summary writing



3



4.5



13



Computer culture



Unmasking virus writers and hackers



Listening task + summarizing key points



+ group discussion



3



4.5



14



Computer culture



White-hat and black-hat hackers



Vocabulary exercise + listening task



3



4.5



15



Ethics in journalism



Peeping Tom journalism



Case study + debate



3



4.5



16



Cross-cultural communication



Unit 3: Education



MOOC Unit 3 video



Complete quizzes



3



4.5



17



Bullying



Cyberbullying + Case study



Listening task +



group discussion



Written assignment of MOOC Unit 3 due



3



4.5



18



Final Exam



Final Exam



 



3



4.5



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading
 


COURSE REQUIREMENTS



Students in this course are expected to:




  • preview all assigned readings;

  • attend classes punctually (attendance WILL count!);

  • actively participate in all activities held in class;

  • conduct oral presentations;

  • complete three e-learning lessons;

  • attend midterm and final examinations.



COURSE EVALUATION



Attendance (10%)1, class participation (10%)2, quizzes/homework (20%)3,----- 40 %



Midterm examination -------------------------------------------------------------- 15 %



Final examination ------------------------------------------------------------------ 15 %



E-learning -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10%



Oral presentations ----------------------- --------- -------------------------------- 20%



 



Attendance and Participation



Attendance will be recorded in every class, when possible. Any absence will be counted against your records unless a leave of absence is requested to the instructor by phone or email, prior to or by the end of the absent day. Habitual lateness and unauthorized use of cell phone will also jeopardize your attendance records. Participation grade will be based on your before-class 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 can NOT be made up. However, with an approved leave of absence, missed quizzes, which otherwise would count as zero, will not count towards your composite final grade.



Oral presentations



You will give an individual oral report and a group presentation during the semester. For the individual report, you will tell a 3-minute personal anecdote. For the group presentation, you and three other students will report on a current event. The presentation should be approximately 15 minutes, followed by a 5-minute discussion. More details will be provided in class.



Written assignments



In addition to the periodic in-class and take-home writing exercises, there will be three written assignments based on the online learning materials for the course. In each assignment, you will respond to the writing prompts regarding a cross-cultural issue. 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 contains a written test and a speaking test. The written tests include vocabulary/grammar questions, a listening/reading section, and short writing tasks. 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

REQUIRED TEXT



A collection of readings from different sources will be available for purchase at Campus Photocopy Shop



SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS



21 Century Communication: Listening, Speaking, and Critical thinking. (2017). Boston, MA: National Geographic Learning, Cengage Learning Company.



Navigate (2016). Oxford University Press.



Hemispheres 4. (2008). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill ESL/ELT.



Issues for today (3rd ed.). (2004). Boston, MA: Heinle, Thomson Corporation.




  • 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?





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    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
?MOOC: http://moocs.nccu.edu.tw/course/52/ Grading rubrics for presentations and written assignments Class rules
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