SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentProgram(undergraduate level)
Course NameEnglish Elective: Academic_Listening_&_Speaking(ETP)
InstructorCHEN CHIA-CHI
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
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 Introduction & Orientation



 




  • Pre-coursework evaluation

  • Lecture listening



Lecturing, group discussion and in-class activities



3



4.5



2



Note-Taking Basics & Presentation skills



§ Presentation and Discussion



§ Lecture listening and note-taking



 



Lecturing, group discussion and in-class activities



Homework: Unit 1 Connect to the topic & Build your vocabulary



3



4.5



3



Urban Challenges



§ TED Talk: Who Votes for New Words? You do.



§ Unit 1 Urban Challenges



§ Topic, vocabulary and Sequence markers to Organize your Notes



§ Lecture listening and note-taking



Lecturing, group discussion and in-class activities



Homework: The main lecture & assigned task



3



4.5



4



Urban Challenges



§ Unit 1 Urban challenges



§ Group discussion Video



§ Lecture listening and discussion



 



Lecturing, group discussion and in-class activities



Homework: Preparing for the 1st presentation



3



4.5



5



Urban Challenges



&



Protecting Our Planet



§ The 1st Presentation



§ Unit 2 Protecting our planet



§ Topic, vocabulary and Key Terms and Definitions



 



Presentation & Teacher’s feedback



Lecturing, group discussion and in-class activities



Homework: Assigned task



3



4.5



6



Pretecting Our Planet



§ Unit Protecting our planet




  • Lecture listening and note-taking



§ Group discussion Video



 



Lecturing, group discussion and in-class activities



Homework:



Doing research on social networking and preparing information



3



4.5



7



Protecting our planet




  • Sharing information & Group Discussion



Watching video, lecturing, group discussion and in-class activities



Homework: Preparing for the 2nd presentation



3



4.5



8



Beauty and  Appearance



§ The 2nd Presentation



§ Unit 3  Beauty and Appearance



§ Topic, vocabulary and Key Terms and Definitions



 



Presentation & Teacher’s feedback



Lecturing, group discussion and in-class activities



Homework: Assigned task



3



4.5



9



Beauty and  Appearance



§ Unit 3 Beauty and  Appearance




  • Lecture listening and note-taking



§ Group discussion Video



 



 



Lecturing, group discussion and in-class activities



Homework: Preparing for the midterm exam



3



4.5



10



Mid-term exam




  • Taking the midterm exam

  • Explaining Final Project



Midterm exam



Homework: Worksheet of the final project



3



4.5



11



Migration




  • Unit 5 Migration



§ Topic, vocabulary and Sequence markers to Organize your Notes



§ Lecture listening and note-taking



Lecturing, group discussion and in-class activities



Homework:



The main lecture & assigned task



3



4.5



12



Migration




  • Unit 5 Migration



§ Group discussion Video



§ Lecture listening and discussion



Lecturing, group discussion and in-class activities



Homework:



Unit 12 Connect to the topic & Build your vocabulary



3



4.5



13



Tradition and Progress



§ Unit 6 Tradtion and Progress



§ Topic, vocabulary and Sequence markers to Organize your Notes



§ Lecture listening and note-taking



Watching video, lecturing, group discussion and in-class activities



Homework: Preparing for the 3rd presentation



3



4.5



14



Tradition and Progress



§ Unit 6 Tradition and Progress



§ Group discussion Video



§ Lecture listening and discussion



Lecturing, group discussion and in-class activities



Homework:



Worksheet of the final project



3



4.5



15



Money in Our Lives



§ The 3rd Presentation



§ Unit 7 Money in Our Lives



§ Topic, vocabulary and Sequence markers to Organize your Notes



Presentation & Teacher’s feedback



Lecturing, group discussion and in-class activities



Homework:



Assigned tasks



3



4.5



16



Money in Our Lives



§ Unit 7 Money in Our Lives



§ Lecture listening and note-taking



§ Group discussion Video



Lecturing, group discussion and in-class activities



Homework: Preparing for the final exam



3



4.5



17



Supplementary Matrrials




  • Lecture listening and discussion

  • Preparing for the final project



Lecturing, group discussion and in-class activities



Homework:



Completing the final project



3



4.5



18



Final Project



§ Presenting the final project



3



4.5



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

Help prepare teaching materials.



Help grade tests and homework.


Requirement/Grading

To successfully complete the course, you must take all quizzes and participate in assigned activities. Your final grades are determined by the following course components:



? Attendance & class performance: 20%



? Quizzes and in-class exercises (listening & note-taking tests): 30%



? Assignments (informative talks, on-line feedback and note-taking practice): 15%



? Group presentations: 15%



? Final exam (Listening, note-taking and speaking tests): 20%



 



ATTENDANCE, PUNCTUALITY & ASSIGNMENT POLICIES



Attendance is mandatory. Students who are absent for more than 1/3 of total class hours without an appropriate reason are prohibited from taking the final exam and receive a mark of zero for the final exam. All required assignments must be submitted to the instructor on or before the due dates. Late assignments will be given a lower grade unless there is an acceptable explanation for their late submission. Make-up exams for the mid-term and final exams may be held for the students with appropriate reasons but will have 20 full points (20%) deducted from the grade awarded.



 



ASSIGNMENTS & EXAMINATIONS



Quizzes/In-class exercises



At regular times throughout the semester, lecture-listening and note-taking exercises and pop quizzes will be given in class. These exercises and quizzes CANNOT be made up. See the attachment for the grading rubric for note-taking exercises.



Assignments



Throughout the semester, you will give three or four talks on a topic discussed in class and post your peer feedback on the course platform. Each informative talk on the academic field will focus on a relevant subtopic of your choice, last five minutes, and include PowerPoint slides. Before or after the class, you need to upload the slides and then give your online feedback on your partners’ talks after this activity. Also, some listening and note-taking tasks, based on the lectures provided in the e-learning course (WM5), will be assigned to you in advance, followed by a class discussion or an opinion-sharing session. More details will be provided in class.



Group presentations



You will give one group presentation during the midterm week. For the group presentation, each group will report on a subject-matter topic containing numbers and statistics. The presentation should last approximately 20 minutes, followed by a five-minute discussion. While presenting, each group will be evaluated by the instructor (see grading rubric attached) as well as by their peers. After the presentation, each group needs to upload the PowerPoint slides to WM5. Each student is encouraged to give their on-line feedback on the task according to a peer evaluation form, which will be available on the course platform.



Examinations



The final exam contains a listening test and an integrated speaking test. The listening test includes lecture listening and note-taking tasks covering most of the materials and information provided in class. In the integrated speaking test, you will be required to answer two independent and four integrated questions as in the speaking section in TOEFL. You need to demonstrate your ability to respond to the questions clearly and coherently and the ability to accurately convey the information about what you have read or listened to. See the attachment for the grading rubric for the integrated speaking test.


Textbook & Reference

  • Textbook: Pathways 4 (can be purchased at the campus bookstore) Paul Maclntyre. 2018. National Geographic Learning, a Cengage Learning Company.



     

  • Supplementary readings: To be distributed in class

  • Resources:



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



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



3. VoiceTube: https://tw.voicetube.com



4. VOA Learning English: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/



5. Elllo: http://www.elllo.org/


Urls about Course
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