SemesterSpring Semester, 2020
DepartmentGeneral Education Courses in Foreign Languages
Course NameCollege English II
Instructor
Credit3.0
Course TypeSelectively
PrerequisiteCollege English I
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



2/26



Moving Forward



Vocabulary Building; Listening: Comminuting in different cities



Preview Reading



3



4.5



2



3/5



Moving Forward



Grammar: Ellipsis…; Reading: Biological blueprints



Grammar Practice



3



4.5



3



3/12



Moving Forward



TED Talk



Speaking: Agreeing & Disagreeing



Writing: A report



Writing Assignment



3



4.5



4



3/19



The Real Me



Vocabulary Building; Listening: A radio show about teenagers



Preview Reading



3



4.5



5



3/26



The Real Me



Grammar: Adverbials Reading: Ms. Marvel



*Mocks: Unit 4 Discussion



Grammar Assignment



*Online: Unit 4 Practice



3



4.5



6



4/2



The Real Me



TED Talk



Speaking: Showing understanding…



Writing: An essay



Writing Assignment



3



4.5



7



4/9



Information Overloaded



Vocabulary; Listening 1: News resisters



Grammar: Passive voice



Grammar Assignment



3



4.5



8



4/16



Information Overloaded



Listening 2: Does the media…



Speaking Task



Review Lessons for the Midterm



3



4.5



9



4/23



 



期中考



 



3



4.5



10



4/30



A Healthy Life



Vocabulary Building Listening: A radio show about healthy living



*Mocks: Unit 5 DIscussion



Preview Reading



*Online: Unit 5 Practice



3



4.5



11



5/7



A Healthy Life



Grammar: Relative clauses



Reading: The healthiest places in…



Grammar Practice



3



4.5



12



5/14



A Healthy Life



TED Talk



Speaking: Responding to a proposal



Writing: A proposal



Writing Assignment



3



4.5



13



5/21



Ideas



Vocabulary Building; Listening: Making a point



Preview Reading



3



4.5



14



5/28



Ideas



Grammar: Advanced question types Reading: Earthrise



Grammar Assignment



3



4.5



15



6/4



Ideas



TED Talk



Speaking: Giving a presentation



Writing: A review



*Mocks: Unit 6 Discussion



Writing Assignment



*Online: Unit 6 Practice



3



4.5



16



6/11



Goodbye to Sit-down Meals



Vocabulary; Listening 1: French sandwiches; Grammar: Phrasal verbs



Grammar Assignment



3



4.5



17



6/18



Goodbye to Sit-down Meals



Listening 2: Food in a Bowl; Speaking Task: A Cooking show



Review Lessons for the Exam



3



4.5



18



6/25



 



期末考



 



3



4.5



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

陳鎂琪 Mecy 103208025@nccu.edu.tw


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 and pair/group work. Your final grades are determined by the following course components:




    • Participation (including attendance, effort on speaking in class, and homework): 10-20%

    • Oral presentations and written assignments: 30-40%

    • Midterm and final exams: 30-40%

    • Others (e.g., in-class exercises/quizzes): 10%



    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 in-class questions to the instructor, insights and comments regarding class content, answers to the instructor’s questions, and reactions to other students’ contributions.



    In-class exercises/quizzes



    Periodically throughout the semester, writing/listening exercises and pop quizzes will be given in class. These exercises and quizzes can NOT be made up.



    Oral presentations



    You will give an individual oral report and a group presentation during the semester. For the individual report, you will tell a 3-minute personal anecdote. For the group presentation, you and three other students will report on a current event. The presentation should be approximately 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 present their outline. Following the presentation, they will submit a group written report. More details will be provided in class.



     



    Written assignments



    In addition to the periodic in-class and take-home writing exercises, there will be three written assignments based on the online learning materials for the course. In each assignment, you will respond to the writing prompts regarding a cross-cultural issue. Your papers should show you have completed and thought seriously and critically about the readings and videos provided for you. You are also encouraged to research the topic and cite your sources. The grading rubric for the written assignments is available on the class website.



     



    Examinations



    All materials, including the readings, handouts, and information provided in class will potentially be included on mid-term and final exams. The mid-term exam is a written test, and the final exam contains a written test and a speaking test. The written tests include vocabulary/grammar questions, a listening/reading section, and short writing tasks. The speaking test requires you to answer two or more questions, each question for two minutes. The instructor will evaluate your ability to respond to the questions appropriately and to speak for an extended period of time without hesitation, deviation or repetition. The grading rubric for the speaking test is available on the class website. No make-up exams will be given unless you have received the instructor’s permission in advance.




Textbook & Reference

*REQUIRED TEXTBOOK



<Perspectives 4>, Amanda Jeffries, Daniel Barber etc., 2018 Published (東華書局代理)



*SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS



<NorthStar 4: Listening & Speaking> (4th Edition), Ferree & Sanabria, Pearson Education



(6th Edition), Jami Hanreddy & Elizabeth Whalley, McGrawHill



<IELTS to Success>, Eric Van Bemmel & Janina Tucker, Hawthorn English Language Centres


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