SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentForeign Language Center
Course NameEnglish Elective: Academic Listening & Speaking
InstructorHUANG HSING-FEI
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



Class Orientation



-Course Introduction



-Assessment (rubrics)



-Grouping



 



-Ice-breaker activity



-Prepare a short talk/story (2 mins)



3



4.5



2



 



Learning:



Listen & Speak



-Listening strategies & Note-Taking Basics



[Listening] Names



 



-Presentation strategies



[Listening] TED's secret to great public speaking



 



Informative Talk (IT) Practice



 



[Reading] Are our kids tough enough? Chinese School (note-taking)



3



 



4.5



 



3



Learning:



Education



[Debate] To test or not to test?



[Discussion] Our education system



[TED] Every kid needs a champion



IT begins



 



 



[TED] Do schools kill creativity?



 



3



4.5



4



Learning:



Multiple Intelligences



 



[Listening] Multiple Intelligences



 



Group Presentation (GP) #1



Quiz #1



3



4.5



5



Science:



Artificial Intelligence



[Listening] Intelligent Machines



[Discussion] Artificial Intelligence



 



[Reading] Philippine Farmers Adopt GM Corn



3



4.5



6



Science:



Genetic Engineering



[Listening] Genetically-Modified Food



[Debate] GM crops



 



GP#2



[Worksheet] Innovations



3



4.5



7



Science:



Innovations



[Speaking] Innovations



 



[TED] Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist"



Quiz #2



3



4.5



8



Cross-cultural issue:



Stereotypes



[Listening] Gender and Communication



[Reading] Science Gets the Last Laugh on Ethnic Jokes



-Culture shock



 



 



 



[Sharing] culture shock experience



 



3



4.5



9



Cross-cultural issue: Culture Shock



 



-Culture shock



[Listening & Discussion] Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions



 



[Board game] Taboo



 



GP#3



 



3



4.5



10



Oral Training (lab)



[lab] speaking practice



Quiz #3 (speaking)



3



4.5



11



Cross-cultural issue: Languages & Identity



[Listening] Global English



[TED] Who am I? Think again



 



[Sharing] Your Ambitions & Dreams



3



4.5



12



Future: Ambitions & Dreams



[Speaking] Your Ambitions & Dreams



 



[Listening] Success in the global economy



 



GP#4



 



[Job Interview] Present yourself



(3 mins)



3



4.5



13



Future:



Career & Money



Job interview



practice + tips



 



[Listening] Career choice



 



[Speaking] Money in our lives



Quiz #4



3



4.5



14



Future:



True Success



[Discussion] True success



[Listening] Arnold Schwarzenegger’s five Rules for Success



[TED] 5 ways to kill your dreams



-Reflection/ Feedback



Prep. for final exam



3



4.5



15



Final exam



Speaking + Listening Tasks



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1



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Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

Sally



105702041@nccu.edu.tw


Requirement/Grading

ATTENDANCE, PUNCTUALITY & ASSIGNMENT/EXAM POLICIES



Attendance is important, and students are expected to come to class ON TIME! (Attendance/Lateness policy will be explained in the first class.) Students who are absent for more than half of total class hours without an appropriate reason will receive zero for both Attendance and Class Performance portions, and CANNOT partake in the final exam. All required assignments must be submitted to the instructor before the due dates. Note that NO assignments will be accepted after the deadline. The quizzes CANNOT be made up, and NO make-up final exam will be given unless you have received the instructor’s permission in advance.



To successfully complete the course, you must participate in assigned activities and take quizzes and the final exam. Your final grade is determined by the following course components:




  • Participation: 20% (Attendance 10% + Class performance 10%)

  • Quizzes: 20%

  • Assignments: 20%

  • Presentations: 20% (group 10% + individual 10%)

  • Final exam: 20%



Participation



Your participation grade will be based on your attendance, homework preparation, and the



contribution you make to the learning experience of others. Contribution includes your 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



Throughout the semester, 4 quizzes will be given in class, including 3 listening quizzes and 1 speaking



exercise. The listening quizzes contain lecture listening, note-taking and comprehension questions,



and students are required to give their responses orally in the speaking exercise. More details will be



provided in class. 



Assignments



You will give 4 short Informative Talks (ITs) on topics discussed this semester (3 to your group



members and 1 to the whole class). Each IT will focus on a relevant subtopic of your choice, last five



minutes, and include visual aids. Before the class, you need to upload the outline (or any visual aids)



to the class website. When you give your IT during class time, the other group members will then



practice note-taking strategies and give you feedback when the IT is finished. Note that your



feedback (e.g., notes and comments) will also need to be uploaded to the class website afterwards.



More details will be provided in class.



Presentations



You will give one group presentation and one individual presentation. For the group presentation,



each group will report on a chosen topic. The presentation should last approximately 25 minutes,



followed by a 5-minute discussion. While presenting, each group will be evaluated by the



instructor as well as by their peers. Before the presentation, each group needs to upload the



PowerPoint slides to the class website. For the individual presentation, each student will be assigned



by the instructor to give a 5-minute informative talk (on one of the chosen topics) with PowerPoint



presentation in front of the whole class. More details will be provided in class.



Final Exam



The final exam contains a listening test and an integrated speaking test. The listening test includes



lecture listening, note-taking, and comprehension questions. In the integrated speaking test, you will



be required to give your responses orally. You will 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.



 



*** The grading rubrics for the group presentation/speaking test/note-taking exercise will be available on the class website. http://moodle.nccu.edu.tw/


Textbook & Reference

Coursepack: to be distributed in class



 




  • References:



1. Beglar, D. & Murray, N. (2017): Contemporary Topics 3: 21st Century Skills for Academic Success.



   (4th ed.) Pearson Education.



2. Day, R. R., Shaules, J. & Yamanaka, J. (2009): Impact Issues 3. Pearson Longman Asia ELT.



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



    Geographic Learning/ Cengage Learning.



4. Frazier, L. & Leeming, S. (2013): Lecture Ready 3 (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press.



5. Kisslinger, E. (2017): Contemporary Topics 2: 21st Century Skills for Academic Success. (4th ed.)



    Pearson Education.



6. Lansford, L., Dummett, P. & Stephenson, H. (2016): Keynote (Advanced). National Geographic   



    Learning/ Cengage Learning.



7. Lim, P. L. & Smalzer, W. (2014): Listening & Notetaking Skills, Level 2. (4th ed.) National   



    Geographic Learning/ Cengage Learning.



8. Liu, J. & Harper, K. (2008): Communication Strategies 4, Cengage Learning Asia Pte Ltd.



9. Maclntyre, P. (2013): Pathways 4, Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking. National Geographic



    Learning/ Cengage Learning.



10. Rogers, M., Taylore-Knowles, J., Taylore-Knowles, S., & Wisniewska, I. (2015): Master Mind  



     (Level 1). (2nd ed.) Macmillan.



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



12. Stephenson, H., Lansford, L. & Dummett, P. (2017): Keynote 4. National Geographic Learning/    



      Cengage Learning.


Urls about Course
http://moodle.nccu.edu.tw/
Attachment

Academic_Listening_and_Speaking_Rubrics.pdf