SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentProgram(undergraduate level)
Course NameEnglish Elective: Academic_Listening_&_Speaking(ETP)
InstructorCHAO I-LI
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

*This syllabus is subject to change according to the proficiency level and the needs of the students.

































































































































































週次



Week



課程主題



Topic



課程內容、指定聽力、



與教學活動



Content, Listening Assignment, & Teaching Activities



作業



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 Overview



&



Academic Success



Icebreaking (sociometry), students’ needs, assistants,



Speaking (S): Conv. w/I-Li



Lecture Listening (L) & note-taking:




  1. College success: Academic success tips (1:43)

  2. Habits of successful college students (44:31)



(S): prep. partner introduction, bring your (English) lecture notes



3



4.5



2



Note-Taking & Summary



(S) Partner intro. & feedback,



Share your notes, team up, abbreviation, (L):




  1. How to take great notes (5:08)

  2. The Cornell notes method (13:49)

  3. Visual Cornell notes (10:26)



(S) Team presenting the summary



Lecture teams (LT) set up, Class photo, syllabus



(FB): self-analysis (presentation video), go over syllabus (Qs), LT#1: NV prep.



3



4.5



3



Nonverbal Communication



Tea-Time (TT) story demonstrated by I-Li, TT teams set up, Syllabus (Q&A), English Tour & Word Café date/teams set up, Nonverbal Communication (NV), delivery topic, LT#1 & (L):




  1. A demonstration of NV (2:03)

  2. Make body language your superpower (13:18)



(FB): self-analysis-LT#1, LT#2: Study skills prep., TT#1 prep., Delivery Exercise prep.



3



4.5



4



Study Skills &



Delivery Skills



(S) TT#1 & feedback, Delivery Exercise & feedback, LT#2 & (L):




  1. Studying & note taking tips: How to get a 4.0 GPA (10:19)

  2. How I got 4.0 GPA (12:30)



(FB): self-analysis-LT#2, TT#1, & Delivery,



LT#3: discuss skills prep., TT#2 prep.



3



4.5



5



Academic Discussion Skills



(S) TT#2 & feedback, LT#3 & (L):




  1. How to discuss a topic in a group (9:20)



Movie Day, Final English Night event, teams & topics set up



(FB): self-analysis-LT#3 & TT#2,



LT#4: Time mgmt. prep., TT#3 prep.,



English Night topic



3



4.5



6



Academic Success: Time Management



(S) TT#3 & feedback, LT#4 & (L):




  1. Time management (37:06)

  2. Organizing your study time (46:19) & (47:36), draw your own pie



(S) present your pie chart



Due: English Night topic(s)



(FB): self-analysis-LT#4, TT#3 & pie



LT#5: Comm. prep., TT#4 prep.



3



4.5



7



Communication



&



Speech Outline



(S) TT#4 & feedback, LT#5 & (L):




  1. Communication techniques (58:19)



Speech Outline (O/L): Body



(FB): self-analysis-LT#5 & TT#4,



LT#6: Culture. prep., TT#5 prep.



3



4.5



8



Cultural Differences & Similarities in academia



&



Speech Outline



(S) TT#5 & feedback, LT#6 & (L):




  1. Cultural differences: An intro. for ESL students (4:09)

  2. 8 cultural differences btw native speakers & English learners (22:21)



Encounter International Students (EIS) prep.,



Speech Outline (O/L): Intro. & Conclusion



(FB): self-analysis-LT#6 & TT#5,



LT#7: Culture. prep., TT#6 prep.



3



4.5



9



Cross-Cultural Communication in academia



(S) TT#6 & feedback, LT#7 & (L):




  1. Avoid stereotypes while communicating (1:50)

  2. TED: Stereotypes (15:40)

  3. 4 stages of adapting to a new country (2:04)

  4. Student Talks: The process of cultural adaptation (8:34)

  5. Student Talks: 6 things I would do differently at university (12:31)



EIS prep.,



Visual Aids (VA), *Due: Invitation



(FB): self-analysis-LT#7 & TT#6,



LT#8: Stress prep., TT#7 prep.



3



4.5



10



Psychology



(S) TT#7 & feedback, LT#8 & (L):




  1. Stress management strategies (5:05)

  2. How to make stress your friend (14:28)



EIS prep.: Qs list



(FB): self-analysis-LT#8 & TT#7,



LT#9: Movie prep., Qs list



3



4.5



11



Mid-term: Movie Day



LT#9: Movie Day (L): _________,



(S) reflect & discuss, World Café prep., *Due: EIS prep.: Qs list



(FB): self-analysis-LT#9,



EIS prep.



3



4.5



12



Cross-Cultural Communication in academia



(L) & (S) Encounter International Students (EIS): Interview & interact w/ international students at NCCU, Q&A



(FB): EIS reflections, English Tour prep. & Qs list



3



4.5



13



English Tour



(L) English tour &



(S) Team presentations



(FB): English Tour reflections, English Night rehearsal prep.



3



4.5



14



Rehearsal, Q&A, Reflection



Due: English Night Rehearsal



(FB): self-analysis-Rehearsal



3



4.5



15



English Night, Q&A, Reflection



(S) Final: English Night Performance, Q&A



(S) prep. 3-min. video



(FB): self-analysis-English Night reflection



3



4.5



16



Course reflection & review



(S) Semester review & reflection, & Good-bye party,



(C) Essence of Samba Dance in Brazil presented by I-Li



(S) prep. 3-min. video



(FB): Samba reflection



3



4.5



17



Final exam



Make up by English Night / English Tour



(S)Due: 3-min. video (FB)



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



Grading Basis:




  1. Speaking Skill Training (40%): enhance students’ abilities in social conversations, effective presentation skills (e.g., story-telling, body language, visual aids, etc.), cross-cultural understanding and communication, discussion leading, reflective discussion skills, & teamwork




  1. (S) Lecture Team (LT) leading w/prepared handout(s) & quiz, discussion, & reflection (15%)

  2. (S) Tea-Time (TT) Story Presentation (10%)

  3. (FB) assignments: Self-analysis (Partner Intro., LT leading, TT, English Night), & Reflection (English Night, Samba, etc.) (10%)

  4. (S) 3-min. video: presenting your learning progress in this class w/evidence (VAs) (5%)



 



Speaking Skill Training:



You will prepare leading the discussion of an issue relating to the lecture topic of the week with your teammates, give a group presentation, analyze your presentations, and do an individual presentation during the semester. For the lecture topic leading, you and your teammates will watch the videos offered by the instructor in advance, prepare handouts and power point, and practice leading the discussion in class. You are encouraged to research the topic and cite your sources on your power point and/or the handouts you will offer to the class. For the group presentation, you and your teammates will tell vivid and significant stories of yourselves. The presentation should be approximately 12~15 minutes, followed by a 5-minute discussion. Each group should meet with the instructor two weeks prior to their presentation to discuss their topic and outline. Following the presentation, they will watch their presentation video, and submit a group reflective written analysis on FB. Finally, for the individual presentation at the end of this semester, you will videotape yourself and give a 3-minute presentation about your learning progress in this class by incorporating all the presentation skills learned this semester.



 




  1. Lecture-Listening & Note-Taking Training (30%): improve students’ note-taking/summarizing skills through the exercises of listening to the variety of academic lectures, as well as presenting summaries




  1. (L) 10 Cornell note-taking method exercises (10%)

  2. (L&S) In-class discussion (1 pt/week): lecture-listening participation, discussions, & quizzes, opinion/reflection sharing, and critical-question raising in class (10%)

  3. (L) Explain your pie chart (10%)



 



Lecture-Listening & Note-Taking Training:



You will be doing weekly note-taking exercises by practicing Cornell note-taking skills while watching lecture videos. In addition, you will be expected to share your summary and participate in the discussions regarding the lecture videos.



 




  1. Midterm & Final (30%): enhance students’ abilities in cross-cultural communication, project/event planning, organization, execution, teamwork, and presenting/performing in English



Midterm projects (10%):




  1. (S&FB) English Tour: Qs list, participation, presentation/(FB)reflection (5%)

  2. (S&FB) Encounter International Students (EIS): Qs list, participation, (FB)reflection (5%)



Final English Night Team Project—Rehearsal & Final Presentation/Performance (20%):




  1. (W) Proposal/Outline (5%)

  2. (S) Rehearsal(s) (e.g., team meetings, progress, contributions, in-class rehearsal, etc.) (5%)

  3. (S) Final Presentation/Performance (10%)



 



Midterm & Final:



Your midterm will be closely related to two special activities, English Tour and Encounter International Students (EIS). Your midterm grade will be based on your thorough research prior to the events, active participation in the activities, and reflective presentations followed by the experiences. Your final will be well prepared and publically presented at our English Night. Your final grade will include the proposal or presentation outline of what you plan to present, your in-class rehearsals, and your final presentation. The grading rubric for the presentations will be provided in class. More details about these projects will be discussed in class.



 



*Note:



More details regarding each project will be provided in class.



No make-up exercises, quizzes, exams, and presentations/performances will be given.



The grading rubric for the note-taking exercises will be available on the class FB group.



The grading rubric for the speaking projects will be available on the class FB group.





Textbook & Reference

  • Supplementary readings: To be distributed in class.

  • Lecture videos: To be announced 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/


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