SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentProgram(undergraduate level)
Course NameEnglish Elective:Reading & Oral Training(ETP)
InstructorCHEN HSIU-YU
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
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Course Description
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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



 



課堂



講授



課程



前後



1



Course orientation



Introduction and orientation



 



Activity - Introduction and orientation



3



4.5



Presentation - x



Homework - Prepare a photo (or more) to introduce yourself in 3 minutes



2



Getting started



Introduce yourself



 



 



Activity - Introduce yourself to the class



3



4.5



Presentation - Decide your week and topic



Homework – Watch “TedTalk: The Disarming case to act right now on climate change” https://www.ted.com/talks/greta_thunberg_the_disarming_case_to_act_right_now_on_climate



3



World news: Greta Thunberg and climate change



I'm striking from school to protest inaction on climate change – you should too



Activity - Present your summary of last week’s TedTalk to the class



3



4.5



Topic Presentation - 1



Homework – Read “You did not act in time” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/23/greta-thunberg-full-speech-to-mps-you-did-not-act-in-time



4



World news: Greta Thunberg and climate change



You Did Not Act in Time



Activity - Share your summary of the reading with the class



3



4.5



Topic Presentation - 2



Homework - Prepare a 3-minute talk about your understanding and experience of using social media



5



Current issues: Social media



BBC: Is Social Media bad for you?



(http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180104-is-social-media-bad-for-you-the-evidence-and-the-unknowns)



Activity – Share your experience with the class



3



4.5



Topic Presentation - 3



Homework – What do you know about China’s social credit system?



6



Current issues: Social media



Black Mirror: Nosedive



Activity – Film watching and review writing



3



4.5



Topic Presentation - 4



Homework – Take notes of your own rituals and routines of sleep.



7



Science:



Sleep and health



Dr. Matthew Walker talks at Google



Activity – Video watching and notetaking



3



4.5



Topic Presentation - 5



Homework – Preview reading



8



Science:



Sleep and health



The sleep-deprived human brain



(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6143346/)



Activity - class discussion



3



4.5



Topic Presentation - 6



Homework - Prepare for mid-term oral presentation



9



Mid-term exam



“Read for Reading’s Sake”



Activity - Share a book you want to read and present in the end of the term (10 mins)



3



4.5



10



Mid-term exam



“Read for Reading’s Sake”



Activity - Share a book you want to read and present in the end of the term (10 mins)



3



4.5



11



Art



Contemporary art and field work



Activity - Each group should present to the class an exhibition they have been to



3



4.5



Presentation – field work presentation (5 mins each person)



Homework -



12



Art



Contemporary art and field work



Activity - Each group should present to the class an exhibition they have been to



3



4.5



Presentation – field work presentation (5 mins each person)



Homework – prepare a poem to share in class next week



13



Literature:



What is literature?



Poetry, prose and fiction



(Reading materials to be distributed in class)



Activity - Introduce and recite a poem of your choice



3



4.5



Topic Presentation - 7



Homework - preview



14



Literature:



The Great Gatsby



The Great Gatsby, part 1



 



Activity – Reading and discussion



3



4.5



Topic Presentation - 8



Homework – Write a 300-word opinion piece explaining why we should or should not read



15



Literature: The Great Gatsby



The Great Gatsby, part 2



 



Activity - Share your opinion with the class



3



4.5



Topic Presentation - 9



Homework -



16



Literature:



The Great Gatsby



The Great Gatsby, part 3



 



Activity - Reading and discussion



3



4.5



Topic Presentation - 10



Homework - Prepare for presentation



17



Presentation



“The book I want to share is…”



Activity - Present and share the book you read (10 mins)



3



4.5



18



Presentation



“The book I want to share is…”



Activity - Present and share the book you read (10 mins)



3



4.5



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

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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 actively participate in class discussions and pair/group work. Your final grades are determined by the following course components:




  • Attendance and participation: 10%

  • Writing and speaking exercises: 20%

  • Topic presentation: 10%

  • Midterm presentation: 20%

  • Final presentation: 20%



Note: for group assignments, individual grades will still be awarded reflecting your individual effort, participation and achievement in the group. In short, not every member of the group will receive the same grade.



ASSIGNMENTS AND REQUIREMENTS



Attendance & participation



Your attendance and 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.



Written assignments



Four written assignments based on the course readings will be assigned. The assignments may ask you to respond to key issues in the readings, write summaries, analyze passages or write short compositions comparing/contrasting cultural issues. You are required to complete the assignments at home by due dates so that you can join discussions in class. Late submission will lead to lower grades of your assignment. You will combine all the writings you have done and submit them in a portfolio by the end of the semester. See the attachment for the grading rubric for these assignments.



Oral presentations



You will give three types of oral presentations during the semester:




  • In-class discussions: In these discussions, you will share opinions, discuss questions brought up by the instructor or your classmates, and/or present your written assignment work.

  • Group presentation on an assigned topic

  • Individual oral presentation during final exam week: You will give a formal presentation recommending your favorite book to the class.



See the attachment for the grading rubric for these presentations.


Textbook & Reference

  • Supplementary readings: To be distributed in class.

  • Resources:



VoiceTube: https://tw.voicetube.com



YouTube: www.youtube.com



BBC Learning English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish



TED talks: https://www.ted.com/talks


Urls about Course
WM5 Moodle: http://moodle.nccu.edu.tw/
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