SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentSchedule of College of Commerce Elective Courses for Commerce Students
Course NameWriting and Oral Training I
InstructorYang Chien-Wei
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule






















































































































Weekly Session



Topic



Preview/Task/Project Progress



Time Invested



1st



Course Introduction



Warmers



Learning Resources on Campus and the Net



1. Prw. handout 1



2. Finding resources on campus



3.5 hr.s



2nd



Signs, Cultures, and Character I; Pronunciation Drill I



1. Prw. handout 2



2. Researching celebrities



4 hr.s



3rd



Signs, Culture, and Character II



Short Passage Writing: Topic Sentence



Digital Addiction I;



1. Observing my smartphone use



2. Assignment 1: Success and Character



4 hr.s



4th



Digital Addiction II; team-building



1. Prw. handout 3



4 hr.s



5th



Pronunciation Drill II; Public Speaking Basics: Recitation Skills



Recitation preparation



5 hr.s



6th



*Individual recitation & Feedback



Pronunciation Drill III



1.Team-building & questionnaire design



2. Prw. handout 4



5↑hr.s



7th



Questionnaire Discussion; Oral Presentation Skills I



1. Discussion questions



2. Conducting survey and



preparing for the team



survey presentation



5↑hr.s



8th



Team Survey Presentation: Smartphone Addiction across Continents & Feedback; Confirmation of the Individual Presentation Topic



Individual oral presentation preparation



4↑hr.s



9th



Mid-term Week



Cultural Literacy: A Case Study



Writing Steps: Topic Sentence and Format



Response paragraph 1: cross-cultural marriage



3.5 hr.s



10th



Mini-Individual Oral Presentation: My Favorite



Group I



Peer Feedback



4↑hr.s



11th



Mini-Individual Oral Presentation: My Favorite



Group II



Peer Feedback



Prw. Handout 5 & Discussion Questions



4↑hr.s



12th



Spending and Budget;



Short Passage Writing: Supporting Sentences and Concluding Sentence



Short Passage on self-chosen topic



Reading Preview



4↑hr.s



13th



Paragraph Sample Discussion



Trends to Watch: Gender and Identity I



Pronunciation Drill V



Prw. Handout 5



4↑hr.s



14th



Trends to Watch: Gender and Identity II



Exposition Writing I: Description



Team-building & Brainstorming for the Final Project (FP)



1. Time Capsule: Hello!



Me in Three Years



2. Screenplay Draft of the micro film



5↑hr.s



15th



Screenplay Discussion; Project Requirements



Setting up the Premiere Organizing Committee



Revising the screenplay



4↑hr.s



16th



Acting in English



Script Recitals



Script Recital Recording



 



5↑hr.s



17th



Work Week



Shooting and Producing Micro Film



Micro film preparation



5↑hr.s



18th



Final Week



Micro Film Premiere



1. Submitting the film



2. Voting for and commenting on your Favorite micro films



4↑hr.s



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

To be announced in the first week.


Requirement/Grading

Course Requirements:




  1. English is the instruction language in this course, and students are expected to use English only when communicating with other students and the instructor.

  2. Students are expected to show strong motivation by actively participating in in-class activities and tasks and preview assigned chapters and materials.

  3. EVERY student will have the opportunity to share a favorite song or a piece of music at the beginning of each weekly session.

  4. Each student will have to make ONE oral presentations on one assigned topic. The attendants will need to propose questions and provide feedback in written form.

  5. Full attendance is strictly required. Two absences or more without proper reasons will result in failure to pass.

  6. Punctuality is similarly required. Lateness for over 5 minutes may count for a half absence.

  7. If you will miss a class, please inform the instructor in advance. Your request for the instructor’s permission of a leave must be made in written form. Use e-mail to inform the instructor at least ONE day prior to the class; in cases of emergency, notify the instructor through e-mail before the class starts. DO NOT ask your classmate to pass the request.

  8. Hand in the final draft and the visual aid file one week ahead of each presentation. No delay is acceptable without the instructor being informed.

  9. All written assignments will have to be submitted on time; the total grade of the assignment will be deducted by 10 percent in cases of late submission.

  10. A meeting with the instructor will/can be scheduled since the second session.

  11. Formal dress is required for the oral presentation weeks. Please start preparing a business suit since the beginning of the semester. More details will be explained in class.

  12. Please visit the Moodle platform on the weekly basis or one day before the class.



     Class Leaders and Organizing Committee:



     The course will need one or two class leaders and voluntary members of the premier organizing                                  committee. Contributors will receive bonus grades depending on the extent of their contribution. The class                  leader's responsibilities will include:

          1. Checking out and managing equipment

          2. Make photocopies

          3. Collecting assignments

          4. Other duties to be discussed



   Grading Policy:



































Component



Percentage



Attendance



10%



Class Participation



25%



Mid-term Project



15%



Final Project



20%



Other tasks



30%



Bonus Grades



5-12%




    Rubrics:































A+



Fluent in speech; effective stressing and natural intonations; proper pronunciation; a clear focus and complete structure of the content; full application of the skills introduced; proper standing posture and use of hand gestures



A



Almost fluent in speech; attempted stressing and natural intonations; proper pronunciation of most of the words; a clear focus and complete structure of the content; use of the skills introduced; proper standing posture and attempted use of hand gestures



B+



Near fluent in speech with breaks; lack of obvious stressing and in sufficient variations in intonations; proper pronunciation of most of the words; lack of a focus in content; use of the skills introduced; infirm standing posture and attempted use of hand gestures



B-



Lack of fluency; lack of obvious stressing and in sufficient variations in intonations; mispronunciations of key words; lack of a focus in content; lack of application of skills; infirm standing posture and attempted use of hand gestures



C



Failure to reach expected performance in every aspect; improved performance required



F



Show little or no motivation; lack of preparation or essential skills; miss the assignment or task without proper reason




*Any changes to the grading policy will be announced in class


Textbook & Reference

Textbook:



The course does not require any textbook. Course materials will be prepared by the instructor.


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