SemesterSpring Semester, 2020
DepartmentDept. of English Course Schedule for Minor Students
Course NameEnglish Oral Training
InstructorVAN JAARSVELDT LEON
Credit2.0
Course TypeRequired
PrerequisiteEnglish Oral Training、Oral Presentation and Interaction、Public Speaking
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Students should:




  • regularly check the MOODLE course website for announcements and materials

  • prepare class materials before class to ensure active class participation

  • actively take part in class discussions (English is required for all discussions)

  • complete assignments on time (Assignments later than 3 days will be penalized; Very late assignments may not be graded)

  • complete assignments accurately (Accuracy of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation)

  • present a midterm and final project

  • attend class (Attendance is mandatory: If you are unable to attend class, please contact and arrange with the teacher at least 24 hours before class; Late by more than 30 minutes is considered absent).

  • Not commit plagiarism (the passing of someone else’s work as your own). Strategies for avoiding this will be discussed in class and you may always ask the teacher if you are uncertain. Plagiarized assignments will be returned ungraded



Tentative Class Schedule

























































































































Week



 課程主題



Course Theme



課程內容與指定閱讀



Content and Reading Assignments



教學活動與作業



Class Activity & Homework



1



Cultures, subcultures & (mis)understanding



Evaluating an Audience



Review of prior methods



Cultural Sensitivity



Audience analysis



Group Discussion



2



Cultures, subcultures & (mis)understanding



A-R-E Overview



Revision: Cause-Effect Model



Hypophora



Group Discussion



Analyze examples



Group/Class Activity: Impromptu Speech



3



Cultures, subcultures & (mis)understanding



Making and Evaluating Persuasive Arguments



Addressing the audience



Group Assignment: Simulation of A-R-E (Voice Practice)



Homework: A-R-E (Voice Practice)



4



Cultural Issues & Economics



Rebuttals and Counter Arguments: Evaluating Sources



Class Assignment: Simulation of A-R-E (Voice Practice)



Assignment Due: A-R-E (Voice Practice)



5



Cultural Issues & Economics



Script Writing Skills: Tools for Introductions; Hook Practice



Rebuttals and Counter Arguments: Reasoned Statements and fallacies



Group/Class Activity: Counter Arguments; Panel discussion



Group Assignment: Counter Arguments



Analyze examples



6



Cultural Issues & Economics



Debates; Rhetoric: Repetition & Parallelism;



Group Assignment: Planning Rebuttals; Panel Discussion



Homework: Rebuttals



7



Globalization & Nationalism



Writing for speeches: Brevity and Persuasiveness (Orwell)



Script Writing Skills: Logical Appeals, Extended Analogy



Group simulation: Rebuttals; Panel Discussion



Assignment Due: Rebuttals



8



Globalization & Nationalism



Using visual aids; Data Commentary & Sourcing



Group Dynamics: Strategic recovery & Partner cooperation



Group/Class Activity: Impromptu Speech



Homework: Prepare Midterm Draft



9



Globalization & Nationalism



Class Midterm Simulation



Assignment Due: Draft of Midterm



Group Simulation of Midterm & Peer Review



10



Midterm Exam: presentation



Midterm Presentation (Pair Assignment)



Assignment Due: Script and Speech (A-R-E)



11



Public Safety & Security



Emotional appeals; Extreme contrast



Revision: Analogy, Hyperbole, Allusion



Group/Class Activity: Impromptu Speech



Analyze example



12



Public Safety & Security



Introducing Humor in Speeches



Rhetoric: Climax & Anti-climax



Group Discussion; Voice Practice



Analyze example



Homework: Voice Practice



13



Public Safety & Security



Rhetoric: Inferences & connotation



Debating Skills



Group/Class Activity: Impromptu Speech



Group Activity: Emotional Appeals & Rhetorical Devices



Assignment Due: Voice Practice



14



International Conflict & Weapons



Rhythm and Intonation (Class Voice Practice)



Debating Skills



Group Assignment: Debate



Homework: Debate



15



International Conflict & Weapons



Rhythm and Intonation (Class Voice Practice)



Body Language and Visuals



Group Simulation: Debate



Assignment Due: Debate



16



International Conflict & Weapons



Body Language and Visuals



Grammatical fluency



Class Simulation: Debate



Homework: Final Draft



17



Workshop



Workshop



Group Practice and Peer Review



Assignment Due: Full draft of final assignment



18



Final Presentation



Group Debates



Assignment Due: Final Assignment




 


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

NA


Requirement/Grading

Students are evaluated according to their levels of active participation, comprehension of assigned materials, ability to initiate, direct and end conversations, interacting with cultural awareness, seeking and presenting information in an organized manner, improvisation in new situations, fluency, and accuracy (grammar, pronunciation, contextual appropriateness).



 



1. Attendance, Participation and Class Discussion: 30%*



2. Class Assignments: 20%**



3. Midterm Oral presentation: 20%



4. Final Project: 30%


Textbook & Reference

References & Recommended Readings:



Class content consists of authentic reading materials. These materials are posted to Moodle and students should prepare the materials before class to ensure active class participation. The materials are from:




  1. Handouts

  2. Current News and Feature Articles (from CNN/BBC…)

  3. Academic Articles

  4. Ted Talk Shows (Some Scripts are available)

  5. McGuigan, Brendan. Rhetorical Devices: A Handbook and Activities for Student Writers (p. 63). Prestwick House. Kindle Edition.

  6. Orwell, G. (1968). Politics and the English language. In The collected essays, journalism and letters of George Orwell (pp. 127-140). Harcourt, Brace, Javanovich.

  7. Other supplementary materials.


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