SemesterSpring Semester, 2020
DepartmentFreshman Class A, Department of English Freshman Class B, Department of English
Course NameEnglish Oral Training (II) : Oral Training & Reading
InstructorLIN HSIN-CHIEH
Credit3.0
Course TypeRequired
PrerequisiteEnglish Oral Training (I) : Oral Training & Listening、English Oral Training (I) : Oral Training and Listening、English Oral Training(I):Oral Training and Listening
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

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週數



課程內容與指定閱讀



教學活動與課前課後作業



學生學習投入時間



1



2/19 Introduction



Introduction, house-keeping, and ice-breaking.



3



2



2/26 Unit 1



Free-Therapy



Listening skill: Listen for supporting evidence



In-class listening: Upgrade Your Life?



Homework: The hidden power of smiling



4



3



3/04 Unit 1



Free-Therapy



Critical Thinking skill: interpret, synthesize, evaluate



Presentation skill: Use visuals effectively



5



4



3/11 Unit 2



The Right to Know



Listening skill: Listen for multiple viewpoints



In-class listening: Moving Society Forward



Homework: What your doctor won’t disclose?



5



5



3/18 Unit 2



The Right to Know



Critical thinking skills: evaluate, interpret, categorize, reflect, synthesize



Presentation skill: Give other people’s points of view



*Midterm Worksheet



Homework: Midterm Preparation: Find a topic that you would like to introduce to your classmates.



5



6



3/25 Unit 3



Listen up!



Listening skill: Draw conclusions



In-class listening: The Business of Listening



Homework: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!?



(In class: Group discussion “What makes a good speaker?”)



5



7



4/1 Unit 3



Listen up!



Critical thinking skills: evaluate, interpret, categorize, reflect, synthesize



Presentation skill: Give a pair presentation about the benefits of listening



*Deadline for midterm presentation topic approval*



5



8



4/08 Unit 4



Big Data



Listening skill: Distinguish facts from opinions



In-class listening: Datatainment



An academic lecture



Homework: Big data is better data



5



9



4/15 Unit 4



Big Data



Critical thinking skills: evaluate, analyze, predict, categorize, interpret, synthesize



Presentation skill: Follow a clear organization



5



10



4/22 Midterm Exam: Presentation



Midterm presentation (in pairs)



-After class: Find an article to support your opinion.



Write an argument for your position.



4



11



4/29 Unit 5



Fear Factor



Listening skill: Recognize repetition



In-class listening: Fear in the Media



Homework: What fear can teach us



5



12



5/06 Unit 5



Fear Factor



Critical thinking skills: interpret, personalize, infer evaluate, synthesize, reflect, analyze



Presentation skill: Support your message with a story



5



13



5/13 Unit 6



Food for Thought



Listening skill: Ask questions



In-class listening: The Future of Food



Homework: How I fell in love with a fish



5



14



5/20 Unit 6



Food for Thought



Critical thinking skills: evaluate, reflect, interpret, categorize, synthesize



Presentation skill: Connect with your audience



*Final presentation worksheet



5



15



5/27 Unit 7



A Good Reputation



Listening skill: Identify the speaker’s purpose



In-class listening: The Art of Reputation



Homework: The currency of the new economy is trust



*Deadline for final presentation topic approval*



5



16



6/03 Unit 7



A Good Reputation



Presentation skills: identify, infer, personalize, synthesize, evaluate



Presentation skills: Include effective supporting details



5



17



6/10 Presentation



Final Presentation and feedback (Individual)



5



18



6/17 Presentation



Final presentation and feedback (Individual )


 
 

 




 



 


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading

1. Attendance: 20 %. 



(For each absence, students will be taken 5 points off from the attendance score. Students who skip the class for 3 times will not be permitted to take the final exam. 



Tardiness: Students who are late for more than 15 minutes will be taken 3 points off; those later for more than 30 minutes are considered absent.)



 



2. Class participation and homework: 20% 



 



4.  Group Project : 30% 



 



5. Final Presentation: 30%


Textbook & Reference

Lee, C. (2017). 21St Century Communication: Listening, Speaking and Critical Thinking Level 4. Boston, MA: National Geographic Learning.


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