SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentGeneral Education Courses in Foreign Languages
Course NameCollege English I
InstructorTANG CHIA-JUNG
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



Act Successful




  • Watch MOOC Unit 1 video

  • Complete quizzes



3



3



2



Why Explore?



Textbook Unit 1 (pp.10-17)




  • Four confidence- building exercises

  • Get the main ideas

  • Identify supporting information



3



4.5



3



The Urge to Explore



Textbook Unit 2 (pp.24-26)




  • Exercises in Unit 1

  • Writing task: What motivates people to explore



3



4.5



4



Success and Failure



Textbook Unit 2 (pp.27-29)



Online courses




  • Evaluate evidence and reflect on own experience

  • Write a profile about someone who overcame failure



3



4.5



5



Power Shifts




  • Textbook Unit 3 (pp.40-43)

  • Life on Mars and Life on Venus




  • Interpret statistics

  • Exercises in Unit 2



3



4.5



6



Driving Change



Textbook Unit 3 (pp.44-46)



 




  • Recognize reference markers

  • Exercises in Unit 2



3



4.5



7



Summary writing




  • Writing exercise: Write a summary

  • Readings on a current event




  • 1st written assignment on (on MOOC Unit 1)

  • Exercises in Unit 3



3



4.5



8



Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions



Textbook Unit 5 (pp.72-77)




  • Watch MOOC Unit 2 video

  • Complete quizzes



3



4.5



9



Hope and Equality



Living on a Dollar a day




  • Exercises in Unit 5



 



3



3.5



10



Mid-term exam



Exam



2nd written assignment (on MOOC Unit 2)



3



3.5



11



Stereotypes



Festivals around the world




  • Christmas Rituals and Hanukkah

  • Retell an event happened



3



4.5



12



Paraphrasing strategies



Readings on a current event




  • Watch MOOC Unit 3 video

  • Complete quizzes



3



4.5



13



Creative Sparks



Textbook Unit 4 (pp.58-61)




  • Exercises in Unit 4

  • Reflect on own experience



3



4.5



14



Education



Ivory Tower Spurned



3rd written assignment (on MOOC Unit 3)



3



4.5



15



Story telling



Story types and plots



Create s story to present



3



4.5



16



New Year’s Day



17



Final exam



Speaking exam



 



3



4.5



18



Final exam



Written exam



 



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): 20%

    • Oral presentations and written assignments: 30%

    • Midterm and final exams: 40%

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


    • 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 can NOT be made up.



      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. 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



      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


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    1. Stereotypes and Prejudices

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

    2. College Classroom Culture [5 Videos]


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


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

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

    5. 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



Dummett, P., Hughes, J. and Stephenson, H.(2015). Life advanced. National Geographic Learning/CENGAGE Learning.



Maclntyre, P. (2010). Reading Explorer 4. Heinle Cengage Learning.


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