SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentGeneral Education Courses in Foreign Languages
Course NameCollege English I
InstructorCHEN CHIA-CHI
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 to the course



College: New demands & expectations



E-mail Writing



Lecturing & in-class activities



Homework: Writing new resolutions & writing email to a classmate



3



4.5



2



Reading Strategies



Becoming an Active Reader



Lecturing & in-class activities



Homework: Reading Exercise ‘Remember me’



3



4.5



3



Reading Strategies & Listening Strategies



Reading Exercise: ‘Remember me?’



Listening Video



Lecturing & Discussion & Listening Activity



Homework: Learning Listening Strategies



3



4.5



4



Listening Strategies



Listening exercises



Lecturing, Presentation, Skits & Listening activities



Homework: Reading 1 of Ch. 2



3



4.5



5



Teamwork & Competition



Reading 1 of Chapter 2



Writing exercise: Write a summary



Lecturing, in-class activities & a quiz



Homework: Reading 2 of Ch. 2 & writing a summary



3



4.5



6



Halloween



‘Practical Magic’ by Alice Hoffman



In-class activity & Watching Video



3



4.5



7



Halloween Teamwork & Competition



Reading 2 of Chapter 2



Writing exercise: Write a summary



Role-play, Lecturing, Discussion



Homework: Reading 1 of Ch. 4 & writing a summary



3



4.5



8



Health & Leisure



Reading 1 of Chapter 4



Lecturing, in-class activities & a quiz



Homework: Reading 2 of Ch. 4



3



4.5



9



Health & Leisure



Reading 2 of Chapter 4



Lecturing, Discussion & summarizing paragraphs



3



4.5



10



Midterm Exam



Midterm Exam



Writing Midterm Questions



3



5



11



High Tech, Low Tech



Reading 2 of Chapter 5



Lecturing, Discussion & summarizing paragraphs



Homework: Online Course



3



4.5



12



Cross-cultural Communication



Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions



Writing exercixe : Writing Comments



Lecturing, Discussion & in-class activities



Homework: Online Course



3



4.5



13



Cross-cultural Communication



Stereotypes



Lecturing, Discussion & in-class activities



Homework: Online Course



3



4.5



14



Cross-cultural Communication



Education



Lecturing, Discussion & in-class activities



Homework: Online Course



3



4.5



15



Cross-cultural Communication



Fresh off the Boat



Group Presntation



In-class activity & Watching Video



Homework: Preparing Final Presentation



3



4.5



16



Cross-cultural Communication



Cross-cultural supplementary



Describing statistic data and diagrams



Discussion & in-class activities



Homework: Preparing Final Presentation



3



4.5



17



Final Project



Final Presentation



Final Presentation



3



5



18



Final Project



Final Presentation



Final Presentation



3



5



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

Help prepare teaching materials.



Help grade tests and homework.


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

Mosaic 1 Reading (can be purchased at the campus bookstore) Brenda Wegmann & Miki Knezevic. 2014. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.



Supplementary readings: To be distributed in class.



Moocs政大磨課師:Cross-cultural Communication

    Hofstede's six cultural dimensions

    Stereotypes

    Education



 


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