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
Course Schedule














































































































































































Week



Date



Main Topic



Content and Reading Assignment



Teaching Activities and Homework



Student Workload



(In/Out-class Hours)




  1.  



2/18



Course Orientation



 



In Class:



Course Orientation



3



4.5




  1.  



2/25



Unit 4 City Wonders



- City Wonders – By the Numbers: Megacities of the Future



- Empire State of Mind



Assignment:



Vocabulary List 6 Preview



3



4.5




  1.  



3/03



Unit 4 City Wonders



- Classified Ads Discussion



- Accommodation Preference Discussion



- School Dorm Small Talk Activity



In Class:



Vocabulary List 6 Quiz



MOOC Unit 4 PC Language



Assignment:



Group Presentation – 3-Day Trip



Group Writing – 3-Day Trip Itinerary



3



4.5




  1.  



3/10



Unit 4 City Wonders



- Scavenger Hunt Group Challenge



In Class:



Scavenger Hunt Group Challenge



Assignment:



Group Presentation – 3-Day Trip



Group Writing – 3-Day Trip Itinerary



3



4.5




  1.  



3/17



Unit 4 City Wonders



- Presentations



In Class:



Group Presentation – 3-Day Trip *6



Assignment:



Group Presentation – 3-Day Trip



Group Writing – 3-Day Trip Itinerary



Vocabulary List 7 Preview



3



4.5




  1.  



3/24



Unit 4 City Wonders



- Presentations



- Neighborhood Rearrangement Group Discussion



In Class:



Vocabulary List 7 Quiz



Group Presentation – 3-Day Trip *3



3



4.5




  1.  



3/31



Unit 5 Jobs & Professions



- Job Survey Discussion



- SOP writing



- International Company Identifying Group Challenge



- Company Forming Activity



- Job Interview Practice



In Class:



SOP Writing



MOOC Unit 5 Nonverbal Communication



Assignment:



SOP Writing



Job Interview Preparation



3



4.5




  1.  



4/07



Unit 5 Jobs & Professions



- Movie Watching



Assignment:



SOP Writing



Job Interview Preparation



Vocabulary List 8 Preview



3



4.5




  1.  



4/14



Unit 5 Jobs & Professions



- Job Interview Practice



- Graded Job Interview



In Class:



Vocabulary List 8 Quiz



Job Interview Practice



Graded Job Interview



3



4.5




  1.  



4/21



Unit 5 Jobs & Professions



- Bargaining Class Activity



- Negotiation Skills -Meeting



In Class:



Bargaining Skills - The Road to Happiness



Negotiations - Game Theory (Prisoner’s Dilemma) Activity



Show & Tell *5



3



4.5




  1.  



4/28



Unit 5 Jobs & Professions



- Taiwan Is Suffering from a Massive Brain Drain and the Main Beneficiary is China



In Class:



Workplace Role Place



Workplace Small Talk Class Activity



Show & Tell *5



Assignment:



Vocabulary List 9 Preview



3



4.5




  1.  



5/05



Unit 5 Jobs & Professions



- TED Talk – Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are Group Challenge



- Telephone English Role Play



In Class:



Vocabulary List 9 Quiz



TED Talk Group Challenge



Show & Tell *5



3



4.5




  1.  



5/12



Unit 5 Jobs & Professions



- SOP Group Conference



In Class:



Group Conference



Show & Tell *5



3



4.5




  1.  



5/19



Unit 6 Food Origins



- World Food Origins



In Class:



TED Talk – Comprehension & Discussion



MOOC Unit 6 Globalization



Show & Tell *5



Assignment:



Vocabulary List 10 Preview



3



4.5




  1.  



5/26



Unit 6 Food Origins



- Restaurant / Store Review



In Class:



Vocabulary List 10 Quiz



Writing Critiques



Show & Tell *5



3



4.5




  1.  



6/02



Unit 6 Food Origins



- TED Talk – The Hunt for General Tso



In Class:



Show & Tell *5



3



4.5




  1.  



6/09



Unit 6 Food Origins



- Food Idioms



- Australian Food Specialties



In Class:



Show & Tell *5



3



4.5



 18.



6/16



Final Project



Final Project



 



3



4.5



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

Jamie's Email: 106551008@nccu.edu.tw



Tina's Email: 105208066@mail2.nccu.tw



Jay's Email: chin.me_19980628@icloud.com


Requirement/Grading









































Types of Assessment Methods



Weighting



Participation (including attendance, effort on speaking in class, and homework)



10%



Vocabulary Quiz *5



20%



Group Travel Promotion – Unit 4 City Wonders



10%



Group 3-Day Trip Itinerary – Unit 4 City Wonders



5%



Personal SOP / Biography– Unit 5 Jobs & Professions



15%



Job Interview – Unit 5 Jobs & Professions



10%



Group Restaurant Review Blog – Unit 5 Food Origins



10%



Show & Tell



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 Vocabulary Quizzes



Periodically throughout the semester, five vocabulary quizzes will be given in class. These quizzes can NOT be made up.



 



Group Travel Promotion



You will give one group presentation during this semester.



You will present in groups of 4 to 5 members for 15 minutes on promoting a 3-day travel plan to a certain country or city. A 5-minute Q & A will follow each presentation.



More details and the grading rubric will be provided in class.



 



Written Assignments



There will be three written assignments based on the learning materials for the course.



The first writing assignment asks students to work in groups of 4 to 5 members to produce a 2-paged itinerary for their 3-day trip promotion. Handouts are expected to be given out during the group presentation to the audience as reference. Samples will be shown in class.



The second individual writing assignment requires students to build their own SOPs for job interview sessions in class. Rules of SOP writing, as well as good and bad example SOPs will be introduced in the session. A small group conference with 4-5 students will follow for the teacher to provide oral feedback to the students.



The final group writing assignment is for students to build a restaurant or store reviewing blog. In groups of 4 to 5 students, each member is in charge of writing a critical review of a store they have visited. Examples and a scoring rubric will be shown prior to the assignment.



 



Job Interview



Individual job interviews will be conducted upon the completion of student SOPs and job interview practices. Each student will be given a choice of three jobs to apply for. Students will be asked to introduce themselves and participate in a job interview scenario. Students will be scored using a rubric by the teacher and TAs.



 



Show and Tell



Personal show and tell sessions will be held starting from Week 9. Students are to present individually on a hobby or interest they have for 10min in class. While introducing the activity, the presenter is required to show and demonstrate how things work. Guidelines and a scoring rubric will be announced ahead of time.


Textbook & Reference

  • No textbook is required. A $100 photocopying fee will be collected.

  • Teacher Provided Materials: Readings and worksheets will be distributed in class


Urls about Course
25 Cities you must visit once in your lifetime http://www.worldofwanderlust.com/25-cities-you-must-visit-once-in-your-lifetime/ By The Numbers: Megacities Of The Future https://www.forbes.com/2007/06/11/megacities-population-urbanization-biz-cx_21cities_ml_0611megacities_slide.html What Is A Megacity? https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/what-is-a-megacity.html What's the Difference Between a Megacity, a Metropolis, a Megalopolis and a Global City? https://www.archdaily.com/896568/whats-the-difference-between-a-megacity-a-metropolis-a-megalopolis-and-a-global-city The 10 biggest issues facing cities today https://www.businessinsider.com/cities-are-facing-these-10-big-issues-2015-8 Problems of Urban Life https://open.lib.umn.edu/socialproblems/chapter/14-3-problems-of-urban-life/ World City Populations 2018 http://worldpopulationreview.com/world-cities/ The 10 Largest Cities In The World https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-10-largest-cities-in-the-world.html How to Do Travel Arrangements https://traveltips.usatoday.com/travel-arrangements-13279.html “PC LANGUAGE” EXISTS FOR A REASON https://www.ubyssey.ca/magazine/the-value-of-pc-language/ Political Correctness https://aggslanguage.wordpress.com/the-impact-of-political-correctness-on-language-change/ 10 EXAMPLES OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GONE WILD https://listosaur.com/politics/10-examples-political-correctness-gone-wild/ Job Interview Do's and Don'ts https://www.thebalancecareers.com/job-interview-do-s-and-don-ts-2061313 Writing Good Survey Questions https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/writing-survey-questions/ 10 Tips for Building Effective Surveys https://www.qualtrics.com/blog/10-tips-for-building-effective-surveys/ Taiwan battles a brain drain as China aims to woo young talent https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/taiwan-battles-a-brain-drain-as-china-aims-to-woo-young-talent-away/2018/04/13/338d096e-3940-11e8-af3c-2123715f78df_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0b69deb47f60 Taiwan Is Suffering From a Massive Brain Drain and the Main Beneficiary is China http://time.com/4906162/taiwan-brain-drain-youth-china-jobs-economy/ The 11 Most Fun Jobs in the World https://www.careeraddict.com/fun-jobs The 15 Most Interesting, Unique, and Weird Jobs https://www.thebalancecareers.com/top-weird-and-interesting-jobs-2060110 The Highest Paying Jobs of 2018 https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/highest-paying-jobs-2018/ TED Talk- Amy Cuddy: 姿勢決定你是誰! https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are?language=zh-tw Top Ten Effective Negotiation Skills https://smallbusiness.chron.com/top-ten-effective-negotiation-skills-31534.html Nonverbal Communication https://www.helpguide.org/articles/relationships-communication/nonverbal-communication.htm The Power Of Mindful Nonverbal Communication https://www.forbes.com/sites/nazbeheshti/2018/09/20/beyond-language-the-power-of-mindful-nonverbal-communication/#45c8e7ed1501 7 Cultural Differences in Nonverbal Communication https://online.pointpark.edu/business/cultural-differences-in-nonverbal-communication/ Food Idioms https://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/idioms-food.htm 30 Useful Food-Related Idioms https://www.ifluentenglish.com/lessonblog/30foodrelatedidioms Food for Thought: The Origins of 6 Favorite Foods https://www.britannica.com/list/food-for-thought-the-origins-of-6-favorite-foods 10 Common Misconceptions About Food Origins https://listverse.com/2013/03/29/10-common-misconceptions-about-food-origins/ Marmite v Vegemite: What's The Difference? https://theculturetrip.com/pacific/australia/articles/marmite-v-vegemite-whats-the-difference/ Sticky and Savory: 7 Recipes with Marmite (...or Vegemite) https://www.thekitchn.com/sticky-and-savory-xx-recipes-w-148360 Write a Restaurant Review https://visihow.com/Write_a_Restaurant_Review How to Write a Restaurant Review? http://www.writeawriting.com/business/write-restaurant-review/ How to Write Genuinely Useful Reviews Online https://lifehacker.com/5885607/how-to-write-interesting-and-effective-reviews-online-that-people-will-actually-read Writing a product review https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/writing-help/writing-a-product-review TED Talk- The hunt for General Tso https://www.ted.com/talks/jennifer_8_lee_looks_for_general_tso?language=en#t-936777 The Impact of Globalization on Economic Growth https://www.thebalance.com/globalization-and-its-impact-on-economic-growth-1978843 How Globalization Affects Developed Countries https://www.investopedia.com/articles/economics/10/globalization-developed-countries.asp The Pros And Cons Of Globalization https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikecollins/2015/05/06/the-pros-and-cons-of-globalization/#65677affccce Online Learning Platforms: WM5 MOOC: http://moocs.nccu.edu.tw/course/52/
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