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)

38

選課人數

Number Registered

課程資料Course Details

課程簡介Course Description

This communicative course is designed for intermediate learners of English. It features an innovative topic-based syllabus which integrates practice in reading listening speaking and writing around engaging meaningful tasks. Using readings coming from a variety of sources along with abundant usage of related cultural information the course aims to sharpen learners’ vocabulary-building language analysis skills and learning strategies in all four skills. Listening activities give learners the opportunity to hear people using the language in a variety of different contexts and the content of the recording often serves as useful input for task-based discussions that follow. Then the discussions can also serve as a springboard for additional project work and writing activities. In general with a combination of bottom-up (based on language decoding) and top-down processing skills (based on context and background knowledge) students are allowed to develop their language ability through integrated practice in linguistic and cultural points presented in the course.

核心能力分析圖Core Competence Analysis Chart


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

課程目標

This course will help students to
- gain confidence in language use
- build vocabulary
- develop listening skills and strategies in general
- develop discussion and communicative skills
- develop basic reading skills
- expand critical thinking
- nurture intercultural communication
- put their ideas into written English

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
Introduction
 
 1. Curriculum Design
2. Reading & Topic 
Discussion (College: New Demands and Expectations)
3. Useful links
Reading Article: College: New Demands and Expectations
2.0
3.0
2
Cross-cultural Communication: An Overview
1. Discussion about "College: New Demands and Expectations"
2. Textbook: An Overview
3. Introduction to Cross-cultural Communication
Homework: Cross-cultural Communication – Unit 1 Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions (Online exercises)
2.0
3.0
3
Success and Failure
Education
1. Discussion about "A School in the Cloud"
2. Group Work: Discussion about Cross-cultural Comm. Unit 1
Homework: Responses to Cross-cultural Comm. – Discussion Questions (Oral Report)
2.0
3.0
4
Success and Failure
Education 
1. TED Talks “How to Learn From Mistakes”
2. Group Discussion and Presentation for  
  “Hofstede’s Cultural Dimension”
Homework: Responses to Cross-cultural Comm.– Discussion Questions (Moodle討論區)
2.0
3.0
5
Success and Failure
Education
Review “Success and Failure”
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2.0
3.0
6
Power Shifts
Business / Gender
1. TB: Unit 3 - Lesson A “Driving Change”
Homework: Cross-cultural Comm. Unit 2: Stereotypes (Online exercises)
2.0
3.0
7
Power Shifts
Business / Gender
1. TB:  Unit 3 – Lesson B “Why We Have too Few Women Leaders”
2. Note-taking Practice
Homework: Responses to Cross-cultural Comm. Unit 2- Discussion Questions (Oral Report)
2.0
3.0
8
Power Shifts
Business / Gender
1. Oral Report : Stereotypes
2. Summary Writing for Unit 3: Power Shifts
Homework: Responses to Cross-cultural Comm. Unit 2 – Discussion Questions (Moodle Wiki)
2.0
3.0
9
Power Shifts
Business / Gender
Review “ Power Shifts”
Review for Midterm
2.0
3.0
10
Midterm
Midterm
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2.0
2.0
11
Creative Sparks
Media / Literature 
& Cross-cultural Communication
1. Discussion about Midterm
2. TB: An Overview of Unit 4
3. Cross-cultural Comm. Unit 3: Education
HW: Cross-cultural Comm. Unit 3 - Online exercises
2.0
4.0
12
Creative Sparks
Media / Literature 
& Cross-cultural Communication
1. TB: Unit 4 Lesson A “Sparking wonder and Possibility” 
2. Discussion about Cross-cultural Comm. Unit 3
HW: Group Presentation for Unit 3
2.0
3.0
13
Creative Sparks
Media / Literature 
& Cross-cultural Communication
1.	TB: Unit 4: Lesson B “The Mystery Box”
2. Group Presentation for Cross-cultural Comm. Unit 2-Stereotypes

HW: Group Project for Cross-cultural Communication Unit 3 (Moodle Wiki)
2.0
3.0
14
Hope and Equality
Sociology / Economics
1. TB: Unit 5 Lesson A: “Living on a Dollar a Day”
2. Summary Writing (1)
HW: Preview Unit 5
2.0
3.0
15
Hope and Equality
Sociology / Economics
1. TB: Unit 5 Lesson B: “The Good News on Poverty”
2. Summary Writing (2)
HW: Summary Writing for TB unit 5
2.0
3.0
16
Hope and Equality
Sociology / Economics
1. TB: Unit5 Project
2. Summary Writing (Final Draft)
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2.0
3.0
17
Review
Review
Preparing for Final
2.0
3.0
18
Final Exam
Final Exam
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2.0
0.0

授課方式Teaching Approach

30%

講述 Lecture

20%

討論 Discussion

30%

小組活動 Group activity

20%

數位學習 E-learning

0%

其它: Others:

評量工具與策略、評分標準成效Evaluation Criteria

評分相關規定

Attendance in classes is mandatory. You are advised to take all quizzes for this course and participate in assigned activities. A combination of attendance quiz marks/scores and class performance accounts for 60% of the final grade. All compulsory assignments must be submitted to the teacher on or before the due dates. Late assignments will be given a lower grade unless there is an acceptable explanation for their late submission. In addition you are also required to take Midterm and Final Exam which account for 20% and 20% respectively. Make-up exams may be held for the students with appropriate reasons but will have 20 full marks (20%) deducted from the mark awarded.
Course Assessment
Attendance quizzes class performance and assignments 60%
Midterm Exam 20%
Final Exam 20%
(Note: Students who are absent for more than 1/3 of total class hours without an appropriate reason are prohibited from taking the final exam and receive a mark of zero for the final exam.)

指定/參考書目Textbook & References

Textbook: 

21st Century Reading


References:

1. Pathways 3
2. Explorations 1 & 2.
3. Contemporary Topics 1-3.
4. Select Readings.
5. Global Outlook.
6. Teacher’s Resources.

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