SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentProgram(undergraduate level)
Course NameEnglish Elective:Reading & Oral Training(ETP)
InstructorCHIANG I-CHIN
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

  • Self-introduction




  • Lecture, discussion

  • Review of summary writing and oral presentation skills

  • HW: Watch video clips on Moodle



3



4.5



2



News highlight




  • Say Goodbye to 2017! Top 10 highlights of 2018




  • Supplementary reading (To be distributed in class)

  • News follow up (Group discussion + newsletter making)

  • Prepare your short summary of Top 3 news of Jan. – Jun. 2018, put it into newsletter format and turn in a hard copy



3



4.5



3



Public health




  • What is in the 2017-2018 Flu Shot?

  • Immunity




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

  • Supplementary reading

  • 1st written assignment



3



4.5



4



Life satisfaction



Most Taiwanese Children Satisfied with Their Lives: Survey




  • Supplementary reading

  • The Report Card (pp.1-40)



3



4.5



5



No class




  • No class




  • HW: Read the Report Card (pp.41-60)

  • Preview Unit 2



3



4.5



6



Child psychology




  • Textbook Unit 2:



The Genius Within



(pp.12-21)




  • Discussion: assignment review

  • Supplementary reading

  • HW: The Report Card (pp.61-94)



3



4.5



7



Child psychology




  • What Makes an Exceptional Child?




  • Lecture, discussion

  • HW: The Report Card (pp.95-173)



3



4.5



8



Child psychology




  • The Report Card: Discussion & Sharing

  • Film: Gifted on prodigy celebrity




  • Discussion, reading,

  • HW: 2nd written assignment ;

  • Prepare for Midterm Exam



3



4.5



9



Sociology




  • Textbook Unit 3 Online communities (pp.22-31)




  • Social Network vs. Online Community: What is the difference?




  • Lecture, discussion

  • HW: Watch assigned videos on online communities

  • Prepare for Midterm Exam



3



4.5



10



Mid-term Exam




  • Written Exam




  • HW: Recorded pair discussion



3



4.5



11



Cognitive psychology




  • Textbook Unit 5 Memory (pp.42-51)

  • How Pixar Explains The Science of Memory




  • Lecture, discussion

  • HW: reading The Giver



3



4.5



12



Memory




  • Novel discussion



 




  • Lecture, discussion

  • HW: 3rd written assignment



3



4.5



13



Political science




  • Textbook Unit 8 Big Brother and the Surveillance Society (pp.72-81)

  • Spy On the Run




  • Lecture, discussion

  • HW: Exercises on Textbook p.81



3



4.5



14



Surveillance




  • Textbook p.81 review

  • Deciding topic for Final presentation




  • HW: Research info for final presentation



3



4.5



15



Biology




  • Textbook Unit 11 The Fountain of Youth (pp.101-111)



 




  • Lecture, discussion

  • HW: 4th written assignment



3



4.5



16



Biology




  • Textbook Unit 11 The Fountain of Youth




  • Prepare for presentation

  • Put together your portofolio and hand in next week



3



4.5



17



No class




  • Individual oral presentation preparation



 




  • Working on final oral presentation and upload link to assigned google doc



3



4.5



18



Presentation




  • Individual oral presentations

  • Peer Review




  • Presentation



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




  • Attendance (10%) & participation (5%): 15%

  • Quizzes: 20%

  • Oral presentations: 25%

  • Written assignments: 20%

  • Examination: 20%



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.



 



In-class quizzes and exercises



Throughout the semester, pop quizzes and in-class exercises will be given in class covering all topics and materials in the course. Missed quizzes and exercises CANNOT be made up.



 



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 (50% late penalty). You will combine all the writings you have done and submit them in a portfolio by the end of the semester. The grading rubric for these assignments will be available on the class website.



 



Oral presentations



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




  • In-class discussions (5%): In these discussions, you will share opinions, discuss questions brought up by the instructor or your classmates, and/or present your written assignment work.

  • Audio recorded pair discussion on an assigned topic (5%)

  • Individual oral presentation during final exam weeks (15%): You will give a formal presentation on an extended topic related to the themes/topics discussed in this semester.



The grading rubric for these assignments will be available on the class website.



 



Mid-term Examination



The exam is based on lecture content and assigned readings. It includes vocabulary, 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

  • Textbook: David Beglar and Neil Murray. 2017. Contemporary Topics 3 – 21st Century Skills for Academic Success. 4th Edition. Pearson Longman.

  • Supplementary readings: (1) Handouts to be distributed in class; (2) Novel: The Report Card, The Giver,

  • 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
Moodle: http://moodle.nccu.edu.tw/ Grading rubrics for presentations and written assignments Class rules
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