SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentGeneral Education Courses in Foreign Languages
Course NameCollege English I
InstructorHSIEH YAU-LING
Credit3.0
Course TypeSelectively
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Tentative Outline



 



 



Week Contents





  1. Introduction and Class organization




  2. Self-introduction: Oral practice




  3. Unit One: Who motivates you? Who am I?




  4. Unit 2: Whose language is it? Writing practice. First Test.




  5. Unit 2: Once upon a time. Presentation: Group 1




  6. Review: 1 & 2, Presentation: Group 2




  7. Unit 3: Don’t get mad, get even. Second Test.




  8. Unit 3: History goes to the movies. Word building. Cultural Unit One.




  9. Words and phrases of French origins. Presentation: Group 3




  10. Unit 4: Breaking the silence. Third Test. Presentation: Group 4




  11. Unit 4: Lost in translation. Speculation and deduction. Writing practice.




  12. Cultural Unit 2. Oral practice. Fourth Test. Presentation: Group 5




  13. Writing practice and discussion.




  14. Unit 5: Are there 31 hours in a day? Presentation: Group 6




  15. Unit 5: Do you have Affluenza? Grammar discussion.




  16. 5th Test. Cultural Unit 3. Oral Practice




  17. General discussion and writing practice




  18. Final Examination











































































































































































  19. 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 and Class Organization



    Writing exercise: Writing an outline for self-introduction



    Introduce yourself in English



    Revising the outline



    3



    2



    2



    Unit One: Who motivates you? Who am I?



    Textbook Unit 1



    Writing Practice



    Exercises in Unit 1



    Practice writing an e-mail 



    3



    4



    3



    Unit One: B & C



    Textbook Unit 1



    Writing practice: Revision and proofreading



    Exercises in Unit 1



    Test 1



    3



    5



    4



    Unit 2: Whose language is it?



    Presentation: Group 1



    Discussion on the first writing assignment



    Exercises in Unit 2



    Written Assignment 1



    3



    4



    5



    Unit 2: Once upon a time



    Presentation Group 2



    Discussion: past experiences



    Revision for grammar and style



     



    3



    5



    6



    Review: 1 & 2,



    Presentation: Group 3



    Discussion on the tests



     



    Test 2



    Oral Practice



    3



    4



    7



    Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions



    Unit 3: History goes to the movies



    Presentation Group 4



    Oral Practice and group writing (on MOOC Unit 1)



    Oral Practice and group writing (on MOOC Unit 1)



    3



    4



    8



    Words and phrases of French origins



    Presentation Group 5



    Word building



    Test 3



     



    3



    4



    9



    Mooch: Cultural Lesson 2



     



    Presentation Group 6



    Oral Practice (discussion of the topics in Mooch Unit 2)



    Write a comment on Culture Talk on the class website



    3



    5



    10



    Unit 4: Breaking the silence



    Discussion on current events



    Written Assignment 2



    3



    4



    11



    Unit 4: Lost in translation



    Group Presentation 7



    Discussion on the 2nd written assignment



    Exercises in Unit 4



    Test 4



    3



    5



    12



    Stereotypes and Inspiration



    Review of Textbook Units  5



    Reading Advertisements



    3



    5



    13



    MOOC Unit 3



    Oral Practice: Discussion on issues in Unit 3



    Group Presentation 8



    Talk on the class website



    3



    4



    14



    Unit 5: Are there 31 hours in a day?


    Group Presentation 9

    Exercises in Unit 4



    Test 4



    3



    5



    15



    Unit 5: Do you have Affluenza?



    Discussion on grammar



    3rd written assignment



    3



    4



    16



    General discussion and writing



    Readings on a current event



    Revising and Proofreading



    3



    5



    17



    General discussion and writing practice



    Final oral practice



    Questions on the handouts



    Presenting opinions



    3



    4



    18



    Final exam



     



     



    3



    5




     






Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading

Participation and attendance  10%



Tests and written assignments  40%



Group presentation                   25%



Final examination (on handouts) 25%


Textbook & Reference

American English Files (v. 5) (Oxford University Press)



Handouts (10-13 pages)



References:



Vocabulary in Use (Upper Intermediate)



Oxford Word Skills (Advanced)



Everyday Grammar


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