教學大綱 Syllabus

科目名稱:大學英文(一)

Course Name: College English I

修別:群

Type of Credit: Partially Required

2.0

學分數

Credit(s)

35

選課人數

Number Registered

課程資料Course Details

課程簡介Course Description

Welcome to Our College English Classroom!

We are going to do a lot of interesting things while learning and using English!

I believe you have been studying English very hard for some years. It is likely you have memorized a lot of vocabulary and sentence patterns. In College English you will USE what you have learned and build upon it. It will be an active class and I hope you can have some fun as you participate in the learning activities. I am here to guide you and teach you, but it is now more about you making English happen for yourself.  

The course objectives will be addressed through learning and thinking about topics and issues of social and cultural importance from the textbook and other materials. You will read articles, watch TED Talks, and discuss ideas. New vocabulary and learning skills will be presented and practiced. With this knowledge, you will be asked to consider your own opinions about the topics, find related information that you are interested in and present short talks to the class.   

核心能力分析圖Core Competence Analysis Chart


課程目標與學習成效Course Objectives & Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives 課程目標

College English I is designed to help students learn and use English used in social and academic environments. Some specific goals which will be addressed during the course are:

  • Listening: To use English in social, broadcast and academic situations relevant to the teaching materials. Strategies such as listening for examples and time periods, previewing, taking notes, getting main idea, etc. will be taught.
  • Speaking: To converse in English on topics related to course materials and daily life. Specific skills including how to carry on a conversation, narrate an event, participate in pair/group discussions, and give a group presentation.
  • Reading: Strategies, including vocabulary building, scanning, skimming, guessing meaning from context, and identifying main ideas and supporting details to name a few.
  • Writing: Sentence level work and paragraph writing: summarizing, and paraphrasing.

每周課程進度與作業要求 Course Schedule & Requirements

週次 Week 課程主題 Course Theme 課程內容與指定閱讀 Content and Reading Assignment 教學活動與作業 Activity and Homework 學習投入時數 Estimated time devoted to coursework per week
課堂講授 Lecture Hours 課程前後 Preparation Time
1
Welcome
How to write an email to your professor
Advice to new students
Write email on paper form.
Purchase textbook 
Get in Moodle
HW: Complete Unit 1 Lesson A
2.0
0.5
2
Unit 1 Lesson A
Why Explore?
Short writing prompt, reading, discussion
HW: Complete Lesson A
2.0
1.0
3
Unit 1 Lesson A
Why Explore?
About the presentation project
Short writing prompt, reading, 
Watch TED Talk Complete “TED Talk Summary Worksheet” Due next week
2.0
1.0
4
Unit 1 Lesson B
Why We Need the Explorers
(Brian Cox)
Watch TED Talk Complete “TED Talk Summary Worksheet” Due next week
HW: Poster on a product developed from space travel technology
2.0
3.0
5
Unit 1 
Poster Session
Poster presentation on space exploration product 
HW: Prepare U2 Lesson A
2.0
1.0
6
Unit 2 Lesson A
Success and Failure Education
HW: Prepare U2 Lesson A
2.0
1.0
7
Unit 2 Lesson A 
Success and Failure Education
HW: Prepare U3 Lesson A
2.0
1.0
8
Unit 3 Lesson A
Power Shifts Business / Gender
HW: Prepare U3 Lesson A
2.0
1.0
9
Unit 3 Lesson A
Power Shifts Business / Gender
Watch TED Talk Complete “TED Talk Summary Worksheet” Due next week
2.0
2.0
10
Unit 3 Lesson B
Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders 
(Sheryl Sandberg)
HW: Researching women with successful careers & Complete Poster
2.0
3.0
11
Unit 3 
Poster Session
Women with successful careers
HW: Study for Exam
2.0
4.0
12
Exam on 21st CR Units 1, 2, 3
Intro to Culture Module
Choose country for assignment
Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions
1.	Watch video lecture 
2.	Complete Checkpoint quiz 
3.	Moodle forum: Individually post a description of HCDs for the country you chose.
2.0
2.0
13
Culture 1 HCD
Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions (HCDs)
Discussion of Taiwan using HCDs with partner/s. 
English paragraph structure
Compose paragraph in pairs responding to question from teacher posted on Moodle
Homework:
1.	Moodle forum: Post response from class discussion
2.	Complete stereotype online questionnaire
3.	Watch Stereotypes video lecture
4.	Complete Checkpoint quiz
2.0
2.0
14
Culture 2
Stereotypes
Analyze questionnaire results in groups
Complete report based on worksheet posted in Moodle 
1.	Watch Culture 3 (Education) video lecture
2.	Complete Checkpoint quiz
2.0
1.0
15
Culture 3 Education
Group discussion
Prep for ppt
Prepare ppt for audio recording
2.0
3.0
16
Culture 3
Class in computer lab: Recording audio for ppt
Complete ppt and post on Moodle
2.0
3.0
17
Culture Conclusion
Class in regular classroom: Class activity on defining culture and discussion on stereotypes and education; finalize and upload PPTs Final presentations
Prepare presentation
2.0
2.0
18
No Class
Happy day
Happy Lunar New Year!
2.0
0.0

授課方式Teaching Approach

25%

講述 Lecture

25%

討論 Discussion

30%

小組活動 Group activity

5%

數位學習 E-learning

15%

其它: Others: Listening/writing

評量工具與策略、評分標準成效Evaluation Criteria

To do well in this class:

    • Come to class prepared every week on time.
    • Check your email and the Moodle platform regularly.
    • ASK QUESTIONS!
    • Participate actively in pair/group discussions
    • Take responsibility for your own learning: Preview the semester schedule and plan your time
    • Be a good classmate during group work
    • Communicate professionally with your instructor and course assistant

International students are welcome, but you are expected to attend all classes and abide by the NCCU schedule and the deadlines for assignments on the course schedule.

Homework, Assignments, and Projects

INSURANCE POLICY:

KEEP ALL YOUR WORK UNTIL AFTER THE FINAL SEMESTER GRADES ARE POSTED!!

  • Always write the following at the TOP RIGHT CORNER of any paper you give me:
    • Chinese Name & English (or Romanized) Name
    • Your student number
    • Your College English day and class period (i.e. Tue. 56)
    • The date the assignment is due.
  • Complete homework assignments and reading BEFORE arriving for class.
    • Late homework penalty: For each day past the deadline, the grade will be cut by 25%.
    • Late homework may not be given feedback or comments.
  • You are responsible for handing in assignments on time (even if you are absent the week before) and finding out about homework assignments on any day you are absent.
    • Ask a responsible classmate you trust or email me for information.
    • If someone gives you the wrong information, it cannot be redone.
  • PAPER FOR HOMEWORK:
    • ONLY B5 OR A4 SIZE PAPER ACCEPTED FOR ANY WRITTEN WORK.
    • ONLY A4 ACCEPTED FOR TYPED WORK
    • If you hand me messy work on a torn piece of paper, I will give it back you ungraded.

Quizzes CANNOT BE MADE UP IF MISSED. Exams may only be made up or rescheduled for serious health or family emergencies. Family trips are not family emergencies.

Attendance and tardiness: I will take attendance almost every week!:

The most important thing is that you SHOW UP ON TIME FOR CLASS!

  • Attendance points
    • 2 points: Present when role is taken.
    • 1 point: Late—you must tell me you have arrived at the break or you will be counted absent.
    • 0 points: Absent for one period (first or second) or two periods.
  • Excused absence (0 points, but no penalty):
    • Certain activities—representing NCCU in sports, music, or other event.
    • Illness: Bring receipt or documentation from doctor or hospital.
    • Family situation—please inform me in advance or as soon as possible.
  • Unexcused absence: No show, no communication, and no points
    • FOUR UNEXCUSED ABSENCES WILL RESULT IN FAILING GRADE
    • SIX ABSENCES OF ANY KIND WILL RESULT IN FAILING GRADE

Grading

Final grades will be heavily based on classroom participation and homework/regular preparation. There will also be midterm and/or final exams, writing assignments, and presentations. All materials, including the written text, handouts, and any information spoken in class or written on the board will potentially be included on quizzes. Take notes. Keep all of the work you do during the course until after the final grades have been announced. 

Final grades will be determined by the following:

  • Attendance: 20%
  • Homework & poster sessions: 30%
  • Exam: 25%
  • Final presentation: 25%

During class

  • Please respect your classmates and teacher during and after class.
  • Do not eat or sleep in class.
  • Do not spend time with social texting in class. Whatever it is can wait until break-time.
  • Do not interrupt class by answering your cell phone.
    • Note: I only answer my phone in class if my son is calling me.

*Language policy:

This course is conducted in English and since it is a language course, students are expected to make their presentations and write assignments in English. I also hope that all students participate and work in English during class. However, there are times when you will need to use your first language to help you start assignments and to confirm your understanding. That is fine. Please just try your best to work in English in the class. The sooner you start working on your topics in English, the sooner you will gain confidence in your ability.

If you have a problem or concern you need to discuss with me, please do not hesitate to speak with me in Chinese. I can also read Chinese, so you may write email to me in Chinese, but including English will be helpful.

Plagiarism and cheating

If any student is found to have copied any part of an assignment from any other source, the student will get a “0” for that assignment and be asked to do it again. If a student is caught plagiarizing a second time, he/she will fail the course. If any student is found to have cheated on a quiz or test, the same policy will stand.

Special needs

If any student has any special needs due to a physical or mental handicap, please let me know so that any arrangements can be made to facilitate your success in this class.

指定/參考書目Textbook & References

Title: 21st Century Reading: Creative Thinking and Reading with TED Talks Book 4 (2015)

Authors: Laurie Blass and Jessica Williams

Publisher: National Geographic Learning / CENGAGE Learning

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課程相關連結Course Related Links

Registered students will be enrolled in Moodle

課程附件Course Attachments

課程進行中,使用智慧型手機、平板等隨身設備 To Use Smart Devices During the Class

其他: Other regulation