SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentProgram(undergraduate level)
Course NameEnglish Elective: Academic_Listening_&_Speaking(ETP)
InstructorKUO HSIAO JUNG
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 Introduction & Orientation



 



Class rules; Moodle instruction; Elevator pitch



Warm-up; Preparing for elevator pitch



3



4.5



2



Note-Taking Basics;



Introduction speech



Preparing for presentation



Brainstorming map; Introducing a classmate; Previewing C1



3



4.5



3



Unit 1 Business



C1 preview quiz;



C1: New Trends in Marketing Research



Preparing for C1 presentation; Previewing C3



3



4.5



4



Unit 2 Media Studies



C3 preview quiz;



C3: Trends in Media



Preparing for C3 presentation; Previewing C4



3



4.5



5



Unit 2 Media Studies



C4 preview quiz;



C4: The Changing Music Industry



Preparing for C4 presentation; Preparing for T.E.D. talk sharing



3



4.5



6



Speaking practice;



T.E.D. talk sharing



Practice with Cohesion;



Presentation & note-taking skills



Connecting ideas; practicing consistency; Previewing C5



3



4.5



7



Unit 3 Science



C5 preview quiz;



C5: The Placebo Effect;



Preparing for C5 presentation; Previewing C6



3



4.5



8



Unit 3 Science



C6 preview quiz;



C6: Intelligent Machines



Preparing for C6 presentation; Preparing for T.E.D. talk sharing



3



4.5



9



Speaking practice;



T.E.D. talk sharing



Practice with the Personal Preference Task & Personal Choice Task



Choosing a topic; defining your choice; stating your position; sequencing ideas; making a concluding statement; Previewing C7



3



4.5



10



Unit 4 Psychology



C7 preview quiz;



C7: Sibling Relationships



Preparing for C7 presentation; Previewing C8



3



4.5



11



Unit 4 Psychology



C8 preview quiz;



C8: Multiple Intelligences



Preparing for C8 presentation; Preparing for T.E.D. talk sharing



3



4.5



12



Speaking practice;



T.E.D. talk sharing



Practice with integrated R/L/S tasks;



Presentation & note-taking skills



Identifying important points; analyzing the task; planning your speech; Previewing C9



3



4.5



13



Unit 5 Art & Design



C9 preview quiz;



C9: The Art of Graffiti



Preparing for C9 presentation; Previewing C10



3



4.5



14



Unit 5 Art & Design



C10 preview quiz;



C10: Design Basics



Preparing for C10 presentation; Preparing for T.E.D. talk sharing



3



4.5



15



Speaking practice;



T.E.D. talk sharing



Practice with integrated L/S tasks;



Presentation & note-taking skills



Identifying important points; analyzing the task; planning your speech Previewing C2



3



4.5



16



Unit 1 Business



C2 preview quiz;



C2: Business Ethics



Preparing for final exam



3



4.5



17



Final exam



Listening and speaking test



Preparing for final project



3



4.5



18



Final project



Peer evaluation; Group discussion



Self-analysis



3



4.5



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

NA


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:



? Participation & Attendance: 15%



? Notes, assignments, and in-class exercises: 20%



? Individual speeches: 30%



? Final project(Group presentation): 20%



? Final exam (Listening, note-taking and speaking tests): 15%



 



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 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. More details will be provided in class.



Group presentations



You will give one group presentation at the end of the semester. For the group presentation, each group will conduct a panel discussion on a subject-matter topic containing numbers and statistics. The panel discussion 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 Moodle. Each student is encouraged to give their 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: Frazier, L. & Leeming, S. (2013): Lecture Ready 3 (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press.

  • References:



1. Dunkel, P. A. & Pialorsi, F. (2014): Listening & Notetaking Skills, Level 3. (4th ed.)  Cengage Learning.



2. Maclntyre, P. (2013): Pathways 4, Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking. National Geographic Learning, a part of Cengage Learning.



3. Sarosy, P. & Sherak, K (2013): Lecture Ready 2. (2nd ed.)Oxford University Press.



4. Lebauer, R. S. (2010): Learn to Listen Listen to Learn 1 & 2 (3rd ed.). Pearson Education.



5. Beglar, D. & Murray, N. (2009): Contemporary Topics 3. (3rd ed.) Pearson Education.



6. Preiss, S. (2004): NorthStar: Listening and Speaking, Advanced Second Edition. New York: Pearson Education, Inc.




  • 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
Moodle: http://moodle.nccu.edu.tw/
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