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

 


































































































































































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 & Introduction to academic Writing



Paragraph to short essay



Lecturing and in-class activities



Homework: Writing exercises & Readings on Short essay



3



4.5



2



Academic writing Strategies



 



Short Essay



Unity & Coherence



A state of purpose



Lecturing, writing & in-class activities



Homework: Readings on Introductions and Conclusions



3



4.5



3



Academic writing Strategies



Introductions and Conclusions



Topic sentence, supporting sentences & concluding sentence



Lecturing, in-class activities & group discussion



Homework: Reading 1 of Unit 6



3



4.5



4



Money Matters



Unit 6 Reading 1



Lecturing, in-class activities, group discussion & a quiz



Homework: Reading 2 of Unit 6



3



4.5



5



Money Matters



Unit 6 Reading 2



Lecturing, in-class activities, group discussion & a quiz



Homework:



Readings on Descriptive Writing



3



4.5



6



Descriptive Writing



Descriptive writing & writing exercises



Lecturing & in-class activities



Homework: Reading 1 of Unit 8



3



4.5



7



Creativity



Unit 8 Reading 1



Lecturing, in-class activities, group discussion & a quiz



Homework: Reading 2 of Unit 8



3



4.5



8



Creativity



Unit 8 Reading 2



Lecturing, in-class activities, group discussion & a quiz



Homework: Readings on Narrative Writing



3



4.5



9



Narrative Writing



Group Presentation of Groups 1&2 & writing exercises



Lecturing, group presentations & in-class activities



Homework: Midterm Exam



3



4.5



10



Midterm Exam



Taking the midterm exam



Midterm Exam



Homework: Reading 1 of Unit 9



3



4.5



11



Human Behavior



Unit 9 Reading 1



Lecturing, in-class activities, group discussion & a quiz



Homework: Reading 1 of Unit 10



3



4.5



12



Crime and Punishment



Unit 10 Reading 1



Lecturing, watching a video, in-class activities, group discussion & a quiz



Homework: Opinion Writing



3



4.5



13



Opinion Writing



Group Presentation of Groups 3&4 & writing exercises



Lecturing, group presentations & in-class activities



Homework: Comparison and Contrast Writing



3



4.5



14



Comparison and Contrast Writing



Group Presentation of Groups 5&6 & writing exercises



Lecturing, group presentations & in-class activities



Homework: Cross-cultural communication Unit 4



3



4.5



15



Cross-cultural Communication



PC Language



Lecturing, Discussion & in-class activities



Homework: Checkpoint quiz and assignments online



3



4.5



16



Cross-cultural Communication



Nonverbal Communication



Lecturing, Discussion & in-class activities



Homework: Checkpoint quiz and assignments online



3



4.5



17



Cross-cultural Communication



Globalization



Lecturing, Discussion & in-class activities



Homework: Checkpoint quiz and assignments online



3



4.5



18



Final Project



Making a video which relates to any topic they learn in this semester



Preparation time: Week 12-Week 18



3



4.5



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

Help prepare teaching materials.



Help grade tests and homework.


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 and effort on speaking in class): 15%

  • In-class exercises/quizzes: 15%

  • Oral presentations: 15%

  • Written assignments: 15%

  • Midterm exam: 20%

  • Final Project: 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 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 summarize and comment on a local or global issue in three minutes. For the group presentation, you and three other students will research and present your view on a controversial topic. The presentation should be approximately 20 minutes, followed by a 10-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. A writing template and an assessment rubric for each assignment are 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. An assessment 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

Mosaic 1 Reading (can be purchased at the campus bookstore) Brenda Wegmann & Miki Knezevic. 2014. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.



Effective Academic Writing : The Short Essay Alice Savage & Patricia Mayer. 2012. Oxford University Press.



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



    5. 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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