SemesterSpring Semester, 2020
DepartmentGeneral Education Courses in Foreign Languages
Course NameCollege English II
InstructorCHEN HSIU-YU
Credit3.0
Course TypeSelectively
PrerequisiteCollege English I
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Statement of purpose-



 



This course aims to provide various activities to enhance and improve students listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities. Being able to communicate and share ideas and opinions in English at ease is the focus of this course. Group work is an important part of the class to help students gain back the autonomy and initiative of learning. Therefore participation in discussions and making presentations will be how students are assessed in this class.



 












































































































































































































































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



Course overview & orientation



Socialising and warming up



Activity: Icebreaking and initiating social interactions (Speaking 1)



3



4.5



Reading group 1: Introduction



Homework: Prepare to share your winter holiday with a photo or an object



2



Present yourself & “PC Language”



- Share your winter holiday



- Cross-cultural communication Unit 4



Activity: Share in the group (Speaking 2)



3



4.5



Reading group 2



Homework: Complete unit 4 quizzes



3



“Finding Fakes”



Textbook Unit 5-1



Activity: Listening comprehension test and class discussion



3



4.5



Reading group 3



Homework: Complete textbook exercise



4



“The Lost Leonardo”



Textbook Unit 5-2



Activity: Listening comprehension test and class discussion



3



4.5



Reading group 4



Homework: Prepare an artist or artwork to share next week



5



Review Week:



“Art”



Share and Discuss



Activity: Class discussion



3



4.5



Reading group 5



Homework: Analyze and comment on your class discussion today (Writing 1) (In-class)



6



“Mind over Matter”



Textbook Unit 6-1



Activity: Listening comprehension test and class discussion



3



4.5



Reading group 6



Homework: Complete textbook exercise



7



“Journey to the North Pole”



Textbook Unit 6-2



Activity: Listening comprehension test and class discussion



3



4.5



Reading group 7



Homework: Complete textbook exercise (Prepare to talk about will power)



8



Review Week:



“Nietzsche”



Share and Discuss



Activity: Reading and discussion.



3



4.5



Reading group 8



Homework: Prepare for midterm exam



9



Midterm exam



Unit 5 and 6



Written exam



3



4.5



10



“Non-verbal Communication”



Cross-cultural communication Unit 5



Activity: Film watching



3



4.5



Reading group 9



Homework: Analyze and comment on non-verbal communication (Writing 2)



11



“Golden Worms”



Textbook Unit 7-1



Activity: Listening comprehension test and class discussion



3



4.5



Reading group 10



Homework: Complete textbook exercise



12



“The Bite that Heals”



Textbook Unit 7-2



Activity: Listening comprehension test and class discussion



3



4.5



Reading group 11



Homework: Complete textbook exercise



13



“Treasures of the Titanic”



Textbook Unit 8-1



Activity: Listening comprehension test and class discussion



3



4.5



Reading group 12



Homework: Finish textbook exercise



14



“Shipwreck Discovery”



Textbook Unit 8-2



Activity: Listening comprehension test and class discussion



3



4.5



Homework: Express your opinion on a global or local issue (Writing 3) (In-class)



15



“Kung Fu Battles”; “Kwame Nyong’o: Film Animator” &



“Globalization”



Textbook Unit 9-1 and 9-2



Activity: Listening comprehension test and class discussion



3



4.5



Homework: Finish textbook exercise and upload Speaking 3 to Facebook



16



Final exam



Speaking exam



(Speaking 3)



 



 



 



17



Day-off



18



Final exam



Speaking exam



(Speaking 3)



Oral presentation



3



4.5




 


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

林雅淇



 


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%

  • Speaking and written assignments: 20% & 20%

  • Group presentation: 10%

  • Midterm and final exams: 15% & 15%

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



Note: for group assignments, individual grades will still be awarded reflecting your individual effort, participation and achievement in the group. In short, not every member of the group will receive the same grade.



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 CANNOT be made up.



Oral presentations



You will give an individual oral report and a group presentation during the semester. For the group presentation, you and your group will report on your assigned reading material. 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



There will be several periodic in-class and take-home writing exercises. 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 will be a speaking test. 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

  • Primary Textbook: Reading and Vocabulary 4 by Catherin Mazur-Jefferies (2014)

  • Supplementary readings: To be distributed in class.




  • Study materials:


    1. Politically Correct Dictionary [Reading]





http://www.academia.edu/6735062/politically_correct_dictionary






    1. Racist Warning on the Tom and Jerry Cartoons



  • Why Tom And Jerry Now Comes With A Racism Warning [Reading]



http://www.cinemablend.com/television/Why-Tom-Jerry-Now-Comes-With-Racism-Warning-67631.html




  • Tom and Jerry - Introduction by Whoopi Goldberg [Video]



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_oEOdIBOpU&list=PLVkWczZMrm_pb1i3uYEI9Uv1ZPRNkPT0A






    1. How to be Politically Correct [Reading]





http://www.ehow.com/how_2238710_be-politically-correct.html






    1. American Hand Gestures in Different Cultures - 7 Ways to Get Yourself in Trouble Abroad [Video]





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWFPHW7BCCI






    1. Cultural Proxemics: Personal Space [Video]

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OFAm-VHATw

    2. How Different Cultures Tell Time - Sana Reynolds [Video]

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgzmKHDfSPM

    3. Top 10 Nonverbal Communication Tips [Reading]

      https://www.verywell.com/top-nonverbal-communication-tips-2795400

    4. Globalization

      • Globalization easily explained [Video]

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ0nFD19eT8

      • Globalization of Starbucks [Video]

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-KKy-03O5A

      • 5 life lessons from Disney movies [Reading]

        https://novakdjokovicfoundation.org/what-can-your-kids-learn-from-disney-movies/

      • Can Disney cartoons make your child nicer? [Reading]

        https://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/can_disney_cartoons_make_your_child_nicer

      • How dangerous is Disney? Impact of Disney movies on global culture [Video]

        https://tw.voicetubcom/videos/43311










    1. Glocalization


      • What is Glocalization? [Video]

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH-wx-Qz52A

      • McDonald’s Global and Local Strategy: Examples of Food in McDonald’s and KFC that goes local [Video]

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6coDUDCJ10

      • Defining a localization strategy: How do logos fit into your global plans? [Reading]







https://www.sajan.com/defining-localization-strategy-logos-fit-global-plans/






    1. The issue of outsourcing according to the Simpsons cartoon [2 videos]







 




  • Resources:



 



VoiceTube: https://tw.voicetube.com



BBC Learning English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish



TED talks: https://www.ted.com/talks



 


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