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)

36

選課人數

Number Registered

課程資料Course Details

課程簡介Course Description

College English I/II is part one of a 4-skills integrated two-semester course, designed to help students to become proficient in English. The first semester course focuses on improving students’ confidence in speaking and listening. Readings provide a context with vocabulary from which to build oral skills through discussion and presentations. Listening excerpts vary in difficulty, focusing on the topic under discussion to aid in speaking production in pairs or groups. Writing primarily focuses on reflection of the topics under discussion and students’ personal responses with class lectures on how to fix common grammatical sentence-level errors. Cultural learning and discussion will be integrated throughout the units, including a three-week online course on cultural understanding, which provides the context for the group presentation. Students will continually track their own progress in English with weekly writing. Semester 1 seeks to build a foundation of speaking and listening in order to progress to more reading and longer writing tasks in the second semester.

核心能力分析圖 Core Competence Analysis Chart

能力項目說明


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

    College English I/II is a 4-skills integrated two-semester course, designed to help students to become proficient in English. Through group work and pair work, students will learn to build and maintain a balance of each skill in order to improve their English ability in a cooperative learning atmosphere.

    Specific goals are listed below:

    Speaking Skills: Students are expected to be able to express opinions clearly on familiar topics, summarize a news article, and participate in group discussions.

    Listening Skills: Students will be trained to comprehend presentations, interviews, and radio shows related to each topic. In addition, students will become proficient note-takers in English as they write notes on presentations from classmates and other listening presentations in class.

    Reading Skills: Students will learn basic reading strategies, including vocabulary-building, scanning, skimming, analyzing rhetorical patterns, main ideas, and supporting details.

    Writing Skills: Students will learn to write the basic paragraph structure and write simple informative and opinion paragraphs, building a foundation for longer writing in the second semester.

    Cultural Skills: Integrated into the training of the four skills of English learning will also be cultural learning and discussion. Through oral training, students will accomplish the following goals: introducing Taiwanese culture in English; respecting, examining, and understanding different cultural and personal values of others as well as their own; and analyzing differences between Taiwanese and international cultural practices and values. Students will also be required to participate in an online course on cultural understanding in which students work together in small groups to prepare a presentation based on the information from the online units.

    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
    Introductions
    First impressions of speaking
    Individual Student Introductions
    2.0
    2.0
    2
    The Importance of First Impressions
    Article 1: “Making a Great First Impression”
    Group interaction; listening activities
    2.0
    2.0
    3
    How to Make Great First Impressions
    Article 1: “Making a Great First Impression”
    Group interaction; listening activities
    2.0
    2.0
    4
    Nutrition and Health
    Article 2: “Can the Japanese diet help you live to 100?”
    Group interaction; listening activities
    2.0
    2.0
    5
    Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle
    Article 2: “Can the Japanese diet help you live to 100?”
    Group interaction; listening activities
    2.0
    2.0
    6
    Success
    Article 3: “Taiwan’s top 3D street artist brings illusions to life as he lives his dream”
    Group interaction; listening activities
    2.0
    2.0
    7
    What it Means to be Successful
    Article 3: “Taiwan’s top 3D street artist brings illusions to life as he lives his dream”
    Group interaction; listening activities
    2.0
    2.0
    8
    **Mid-Term Speaking Test**
    article and experience sharing
    test
    2.0
    3.0
    9
    **Mid-Term Speaking Test**
    article and experience sharing
    test
    2.0
    3.0
    10
    Making Voluntary Changes; Embracing Involuntary Changes
    Article 4 “30 days to change your life”
    Group interaction; listening activities
    2.0
    2.0
    11
    Making Voluntary Changes; Embracing Involuntary Changes
    Article 4 “30 days to change your life”
    Group interaction; listening activities
    2.0
    2.0
    12
    Taking Risks and Facing Fear
    Article 5 “Take a risk: The odds are better than you think”
    Group interaction; listening activities
    2.0
    2.0
    13
    **Reading/Writing Test**
    Test on information in the article - writing sentences based on information found in a reading
    test
    2.0
    3.0
    14
    Online Cultural Course
    Unit 1 Hofstede’s cultural dimensions
    Homework online course unit 1
    2.0
    2.0
    15
    Online Cultural Course
    Unit 2 Stereotypes
    Homework online course unit 2
    2.0
    2.0
    16
    Online Cultural Course
    Unit 3 Education
    Homework online course unit 3
    2.0
    2.0
    17
    **Final Speaking Test**
    group cultural presentations
    test
    2.0
    3.0
    18
    **Final Speaking Test**
    group cultural presentations
    test
    2.0
    3.0

    授課方式Teaching Approach

    20%

    講述 Lecture

    20%

    討論 Discussion

    30%

    小組活動 Group activity

    30%

    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

    Participation: 30% (including attendance, effort in class speaking, homework, and notes)

    Reading/Writing Test: 30%

    Mid-Term Speaking Test: 20% (10% for each part – personal article, personal experience)

    Final Speaking Test: 20% (group presentation)

     

    **Attendance is mandatory – students who are absent 3 or more times will automatically fail the course. Students who are absent still need to make up the class work and complete homework assignments on time.

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