SemesterSpring Semester, 2020
DepartmentProgram(undergraduate level)
Course NameEnglish Elective:Reading & Oral Training(ETP)
InstructorCHEN HSIU-YU
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
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.





















































































































































































































































 



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



 



課堂



講授



課程



前後



1



Course orientation



Introduction and orientation



 



Course introduction and orientation



3



4.5



Presentation – Introduce yourself to the class



Homework – Share your relationship with reading in class. What do you like to read and why?



2



Getting started



Pick up the habit of reading



What are the genres of writing?



3



4.5



Sharing and discussion



Homework – Prepare a poem to read in class.



3



Poetry



Emily Dickinson: Because I could not Stop for Death



Emily Dickinson: Because I could not Stop for Death



3



4.5



Topic Presentation - 1



Homework – Find your favourite quote of Shakespeare to share in class.



4



Play



Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet



Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet



3



4.5



Topic Presentation - 2



Homework – Come up with an essay question about The Story of an Hour.



5



Fiction



Kate Chopin: The Story of an Hour



Kate Chopin: The Story of an Hour



3



4.5



Topic Presentation - 3



Homework – What is the main theme of The Death of the Moth?



6



Prose



Virginia Woolf: The Death of the Moth



Virginia Woolf: The Death of the Moth



3



4.5



Topic Presentation - 4



Homework – Observe your sleep situation and share in class.



7



Other than literature 1



Matthew Walker: Why We Sleep



Matthew Walker: Why We Sleep



3



4.5



Topic Presentation - 5



Homework – What is social media to you?



8



Other than literature 2



Neil Postman: Amusing Ourselves to Death



Neil Postman: Amusing Ourselves to Death



3



4.5



Topic Presentation - 6



Homework -



9



Other than literature 3



Jordan Peterson: 12 Rules for Life



Jordan Peterson: 12 Rules for Life



3



4.5



Topic Presentation - 7



Homework – prepare for midterm exam



10



Mid-term exam



“Nosedive”



Film watching and answer essay questions



3



4.5



11



Lead your own study group 1



Session 1



Activity – student led study session



3



4.5



Classroom discussion and prompt speech



Homework -



12



Lead your own study group 2



Session 2



Activity - student led study session



3



4.5



Classroom discussion and prompt speech



Homework –



13



Lead your own study group 3



Session 3



Activity - student led study session



3



4.5



Classroom discussion and prompt speech



Homework -



14



Lead your own study group 4



Session 4



Activity – student led study session



3



4.5



Classroom discussion and prompt speech



Homework –



15



Lead your own study group 5



Session 5



Activity - student led study session



3



4.5



Classroom discussion and prompt speech



Homework -



16



Presentation



Rewrite a story into a play



Stage performance



3



4.5



17



Day-off



 



18



Presentation



Rewrite a story into a play



Stage performance



3



4.5



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

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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:




  • Attendance and participation: 10%

  • Writing and speaking exercises: 20%

  • Topic presentation: 10%

  • Midterm presentation: 20%

  • Final presentation: 20%



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.



ASSIGNMENTS AND REQUIREMENTS



Attendance & participation



Your attendance and 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.



Written assignments



Written assignments based on the course readings will be assigned. The assignments may ask you to respond to key issues in the readings, write summaries, analyze passages or write short compositions comparing/contrasting cultural issues. You are required to complete the assignments at home by due dates so that you can join discussions in class. Late submission will lead to lower grades of your assignment. You will combine all the writings you have done and submit them in a portfolio by the end of the semester. See the attachment for the grading rubric for these assignments.



Oral presentations



You will give three types of oral presentations during the semester:




  • In-class discussions: In these discussions, you will share opinions, discuss questions brought up by the instructor or your classmates, and/or present your written assignment work.

  • Group presentation on an assigned topic

  • Individual oral presentation during final exam week: You will give a formal presentation recommending your favorite book to the class.



See the attachment for the grading rubric for these presentations.


Textbook & Reference

  • Supplementary readings: To be distributed in class.

  • Resources:



VoiceTube: https://tw.voicetube.com



YouTube: www.youtube.com



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



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


Urls about Course
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