SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentProgram(undergraduate level)
Course NameEnglish Elective:Reading & Oral Training(ETP)
InstructorLEE PAO-LI
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
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



Course orientation




  • Introduction to the course

  • Moodle classroom vs. Facebook group

  • Introduction to summary writing




  • Watch video clips on Moodle

  • Tips of oral presentation skills

  • Prepare a short summary of Top 3 news of July – September 2018



3



4.5



2



News highlights




  • Say Goodbye to 2017! Top 10 highlights of 2018




  • Supplementary reading 1

  • Preview Unit 1 (pp. 2-11)



3



4.5



3



Unit 1 - Communication Studies




  • Communication Studies – Slang and Language Change

  • Exercises

  • Reading 1




  • Supplementary reading 2

  • 1st written assignment

  • Prepare a 3-minute talk on a news item of your interest

  • Preview Unit 2 (pp. 12-21)



3



4.5



4



Holiday



5



Unit 2 - Child Psychology




  • Child Psychology – The Genius Within

  • Exercises

  • Reading 2

  • Grouping for Discussion Leader




  • Supplementary reading 3

  • Preview Unit 3 (pp. 22-31)

  • Group 1: Post Questions

  • The rest: Answer the questions



3



4.5



6



Unit 3 - Sociology




  • Sociology – Online Communities

  • Exercises

  • Reading 3

  • Model Discussion Leader




  • Supplementary reading 4

  • Preview Unit 5 (pp. 42-51)

  • Group 2: Post questions

  • The rest: Answer the questions



3



4.5



7



Unit 5 - Cognitive Psychology




  • Cognitive Psychology – Memory

  • Exercises

  • Reading 4

  • Group 1 Presentation




  • Supplementary reading 5

  • Preview Unit 6 (pp. 52-61)

  • Group 3: Post questions

  • The rest: Answer the questions



3



4.5



8



Unit 6 - Anthropology / Biology




  • Anthropology / Biology – The Science of Love

  • Exercises

  • Reading 5

  • Group 2 Presentation




  • Supplementary reading 6

  • 2nd written assignment

  • Preview Unit 7 (pp. 62-71)

  • Group 4: Post questions

  • The rest: Answer the questions



3



4.5



9



Unit 7 - Technology




  • Technology – Artificial Intelligence: The Turning Point

  • Exercises

  • Reading 6

  • Group 3 Presentation




  • Prepare for Midterm Exam



3



4.5



10



Mid-term Exam




  • Written Exam




  • Group 5: Post questions

  • The rest: Answer the questions

  • Preview Unit 8 (pp. 72-81)



3



4.5



11



Unit 8 - Political Science




  • Political Science – Big Brother and the Surveillance Society

  • Exercises

  • Group 4 Presentation




  • Supplementary reading 6

  • Preview Unit 9 (pp. 82-91)

  • Group 6: Post questions

  • The rest: Answer the questions



3



4.5



12



Unit 9 - Linguistics




  • Linguistics – Animal Communication (pp. 82-91)

  • Exercises

  • Reading 6

  • Group 5 Presentation




  • Supplementary reading 7

  • 3rd written assignment

  • Preview Unit 10 (pp. 92-101)

  • Group 7: Post questions

  • The rest: Answer the questions



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4.5



13



Unit 10 - Economics




  • Economics – The Evolution of Money (pp. 92-101)

  • Reading 7

  • Exercises

  • Group 6 Presentation




  • Supplementary reading 8

  • Preview Unit 11 (pp. 102-111)

  • Group 8: Post questions

  • The rest: Answer the questions



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4.5



14



Unit 11 - Biology




  • Biology – The Fountain of Youth

  • Reading 8

  • Exercises

  • Group 7 Presentation




  • Supplementary reading 9

  • 4th written assignment

  • Preview Unit 12 (pp. 112-121)

  • Group 9: Post questions

  • The rest: Answer the questions



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4.5



15



Unit 12 - Sociology




  • Sociology – Marriage

  • Reading 9

  • Exercises

  • Group 8 Presentation




  • Supplementary reading 10

  • Prepare for Group Portfolio



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4.5



16



 




  • Group 9 Presentation




  • Supplementary reading 11

  • Prepare for Group Portfolio



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4.5



17



 




  • Reading 11

  • Group discussion




  • Prepare for group debate



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4.5



18



Final Oral Exam




  • Group Debate

  • Group Portfolio Showcase



 



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




  • Attendance: 5%

  • Participation: 10%

  • Oral presentations: 

  • Online discussion posts/comments: 10%

    When one group is responsible for the topic and questions on Facebook, the others will be required to answer the questions. Each week's posts are monitored and graded based on your contribution. Missing one week's responses will result in zero score for that given week. 

  • Written assignments:

    • Group Movie Portfolio: 10%

    • Individual writings: 15%



  • Midterm: 10%

  • Final Debate: 15%



ASSIGNMENTS AND REQUIREMENTS



Attendance & participation



Your attendance is based on your attendance, whereas participation grade will be based on 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. You will need to submit proper document in order for the instructor to mark your absence as a granted leave.



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. No late work is going to be submitted. You will form a group of 3 or 4 to work on your final written assignment – Movie Portfolio. It will include synopsis without spoilers, characters description, vocabulary and phrases, interesting facts/plots, and your self-reflections. See the attachment for the grading rubric for these assignments.



Oral presentations



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




  • Group presentation: In this presentation, you will first choose an article or event, post it online, post questions related to the article/event, and then compile all the comments posted by your fellow classmates. The presentation itself not only includes the posts and comments, but should also be informative with your own opinions. You may even raise more questions, include activities, or pair-work during the presentation. (30-50 minutes)

  • Individual oral presentation: You will give a formal presentation recommending your favorite book to the class. (5-8 minutes)

  • Final group debate: You will be given scenarios ahead of time for you to choose from, or you may even create your own case scenario. In any case, you will have to have people on both sides. As you can you plan ahead, you should try to give each other a fair amount of chances to speak during the oral exam instead of taking over.



See the attachment for the grading rubric for these presentations.



Mid-term exam



The exam is based on lecture contents and assigned readings. It includes vocabulary/grammar questions, a reading section and short writing tasks. No make-up exam will be given unless you have received the instructor’s permission in advance.




Textbook & Reference










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



Vocabulary: http://www.vocabulary.com




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