SemesterSpring Semester, 2020
DepartmentProgram(undergraduate level)
Course NameEnglish Elective:Reading & Oral Training(ETP)
InstructorCHAO I-LI
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

*This syllabus is subject to change according to the proficiency level and the needs of the students.


































































































































































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



3/1



 



 



 



 



 



2



3/8



Course Overview



Ice-breaker, students’ needs, WTD teams set up, presentation skills review,



(News article) Relationship, not techniques central in therapy and life



World Café, English Tour, WTD prep., ETP Night topics



3



4.5



3



3/15



Vision Board



(Blog post) How to make the most mind blowing vision board in just 4 steps



Your own vision board & discussion WTD#1 prep.



3



4.5



4



3/22



Happiness



(Book chapters) Happier: Learn the secrets to daily joy and lasting fulfillment (WTD#1 leading)



Chapter exercises, ETP Night topic(s) (due), WTD#2 prep.



3



4.5



5



3/29



Health



(Reader’s Digest) Health



https://www.rd.com/health/, etc. (WTD#2)



Reading discussion, WTD#3 prep.



3



4.5



6



4/5



 



 



 



 



 



7



4/12



Love



(Psychology Today) All about love: Looking at the different facets of affection, etc. (WTD#3)



Reading discussion, WTD#4 prep.



Persuasive O/L (due)



3



4.5



8



4/19



Interpersonal Communication



(Academic article)



Satir’s communication stances, or Explaining theories of interpersonal communication (WTD#4)



Reading exercise & discussion, Team research about Taiwan, 3-min. news prep.



3



4.5



9



4/26



Film



Midterm Week: Movie or 3-minute talk on a news item of your interest



Film watching /News talk & discussion



3



4.5



10



5/3



Taiwanese Culture



Research, discussion, & presentation (teams)



World Café prep., WTD#5 prep.



3



4.5



11



5/10



Intercultural Communication



(Book chapter) Speech communication made simple (WTD#5), &



World Cafe



Reading discussion, Present to international students



3



4.5



12



5/17



 



 



 



 



 



13



5/24



Rehearsal



ETP Night rehearsal



ETP Night prep.



3



4.5



14



5/31



ETP Night



Presentations



Presentations



3



4.5



15



6/7



 



 



 



 



 



16



6/14



Final



Semester Review



English Tour



3



4.5



17



6/21



Final



Final Exam Week



Due: 3-min. video



3



4.5



18



6/28



 



 



 



 



 



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
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 actively participate in class discussions and pair/group work. Your final grades are determined by the following course components:




  • Reading & Presentation Training (30%)

  • Attendance & Participation (20%)

  • Midterm projects (25%)

  • Final Projects (25%)



 



ASSIGNMENTS AND REQUIREMENTS



Reading & Presentation Training



Two primary projects based on the course readings will be assigned. You and your teammates are expected to read the assigned readings while practicing an assigned reading skill, doing extra research related to the topic of the week, and prepare relevant handouts and questions. You are required to complete the previous work at home by due dates so that you can present and lead discussions in class. You are expected to present and lead discussion concerning the assigned readings related to the topic of the week. The grading rubric for these projects will be offered in our class FB group.



Attendance & Participation



Your attendance and participation grade will be based on your attendance, homework preparation, opinion sharing in class, and the contribution you make to the learning experience of others. Contribution includes your in-class questions to the instructor, insights and comments regarding readings and class content, answers to the instructor’s questions, and reactions to other students’ contributions.



Midterm Projects



Your midterm will be closely related to two special activities, English Tour and World Café II. Your midterm grade will be based on your thorough research prior to the events, active participation in the activities, and reflective presentations followed by the experiences. The grading rubric for the presentations will be provided in class. More details about these projects will be discussed in class.



Final Projects



Your final will be well prepared and publically presented at our ETP Night. Your final grade will include the proposal or presentation outline of what you plan to present, your in-class rehearsals, and your final presentation. The grading rubric for the presentations will be provided in class. More details about these projects will be discussed in class.



 



*Note:



More details regarding each project will be provided in class.



No make-up exercises, quizzes, exams, and presentations/performances will be given.



The grading rubric for the speaking projects will be available on the class FB group.


Textbook & Reference

Urls about Course
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