SemesterSpring Semester, 2021
DepartmentGeneral Education Courses in Foreign Languages
Course NameCollege English II
InstructorYANG JU YIN
Credit3.0
Course TypeSelectively
PrerequisiteCollege English I
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule



























































































































週次



Week



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



Student workload expectation



 



 



 



 



課堂講授



In-class Hours



課程前後



Outside-of-class Hours



1



Imagination



Neutral reporting




  1. Watch MOOC Unit 2 video

  2. Complete quizzes



3



4.5



2



Imagination



Textbook Unit 1 (pp.78)




  1. Exercises



Study materials



 



3



4.5



3



Working together



 



Textbook Unit 2 (pp.84-93)




  1. Exercises

  2. Study materials



3



4.5



4



Working together



 



Writing exercise: Describing graphs



Study materials



3



4.5



5



Review 7 & 8




  1. Textbook Unit 7&8

  2. Current event



Study materials



3



4.5



6



Stree and relation




  1. Textbook Unit 9

  2. Readings on a current event



Exercises in Unit 9



3



4.5



7



Stree and relation




  1. Readings on a current event

  2. Invite Speaker



 



1st written assignment



3



4.5



8



Risk




  1. Writing exercise: Write a summary

  2. Readings on a current event



 



 




  1. Complete Reflection



3



4.5



9



Risk



Readings on a current event




  1. Study materials



 



3



4.5



10



Mid-term exam



Exam



 



3



4.5



11



Vision




  1. Textbook Unit 11 (pp.118-127)

  2. Readings on a current event



2nd written assignment



 



3



4.5



12



The Future




  1. Textbook Unit 11 (pp.128-137)

  2. Readings on a current event




  1. Exercises in Unit 12

  2. Complete quizzes



3



4.5



13



Final exam



 



 



 



3



4.5



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
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, while in class actively participate in class discussions and pair/group work. Your final grades are determined by the following course components:




  1. Participation (including attendance, effort on speaking in class, and homework): 10-20%

  2. Oral presentations and written assignments: 30-40%

  3. Midterm and final exams: 30-40%

  4. Others (e.g., in-class exercises/quizzes): 10%



Participation



Your 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.



In-class exercises/quizzes



Periodically throughout the semester, writing/listening exercises and pop quizzes will be given in class. These exercises and quizzes can NOT be made up. 



Oral presentations



You will give an individual oral report and a group presentation during the semester. For the individual report, you will tell a 3-minute personal anecdote. For the group presentation, you and three other students will report on a current event. The presentation should be approximately 15 minutes, followed by a 5-minute discussion. Each group should meet with the instructor two weeks prior to their presentation to discuss their topic and present their outline. Following the presentation, they will submit a group written report. More details will be provided in class.



 



Written assignments



In addition to the periodic in-class and take-home writing exercises, there will be three written assignments based on the online learning materials for the course. In each assignment, you will respond to the writing prompts regarding a cross-cultural issue. Your papers should show you have completed and thought seriously and critically about the readings and videos provided for you. You are also encouraged to research the topic and cite your sources. The grading rubric for the written assignments is available on the class website.



 



Examinations



All materials, including the readings, handouts, and information provided in class will potentially be included on mid-term and final examsThe mid-term exam is a written test, and the final exam contains a written test and a speaking test. The written tests include vocabulary/grammar questions, a listening/reading section, and short writing tasksThe speaking test requires you to answer two or more questions, each question for two minutes. The instructor will evaluate your ability to respond to the questions appropriately and to speak for an extended period of time without hesitation, deviation or repetition. The grading rubric for the speaking test is available on the class website. No make-up exams will be given unless you have received the instructors permission in advance.


Textbook & Reference

The textbook and materials listed below are for example only.



Textbook: Keynote (Advanced) by Lewis Lansford, Paul Dummett & Helen Stephenson (2015)



a. Politically Correct Dictionary [Reading] http://www.academia.edu/6735062/politically_correct_dictionary



b. Racist Warning on the Tom and Jerry Cartoons




  • Why Tom And Jerry Now Comes With A Racism Warning [Reading]



http://www.cinemablend.com/television/Why-Tom-Jerry-Now-Comes-With-Racism-Warning-67631.html




  • Tom and Jerry - Introduction by Whoopi Goldberg [Video]



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_oEOdIBOpU&list=PLVkWczZMrm_pb1i3uYEI9Uv1ZPRNkPT0A




  1. How to be Politically Correct [Reading]



http://www.ehow.com/how_2238710_be-politically-correct.html




  1. American Hand Gestures in Different Cultures - 7 Ways to Get Yourself in Trouble Abroad [Video]



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWFPHW7BCCI




  1. Cultural Proxemics: Personal Space [Video]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OFAm-VHATw

  2. How Different Cultures Tell Time - Sana Reynolds [Video]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgzmKHDfSPM

  3. Top 10 Nonverbal Communication Tips [Reading]

    https://www.verywell.com/top-nonverbal-communication-tips-2795400

  4. Globalization




  • Globalization easily explained [Video]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ0nFD19eT8

  • Globalization of Starbucks [Video]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-KKy-03O5A

  • 5 life lessons from Disney movies [Reading]

    https://novakdjokovicfoundation.org/what-can-your-kids-learn-from-disney-movies/

  • Can Disney cartoons make your child nicer? [Reading]

    https://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/can_disney_cartoons_make_your_child_nicer

  • How dangerous is Disney? Impact of Disney movies on global culture [Video]

    https://tw.voicetubcom/videos/43311 




  1. Glocalization 




  • What is Glocalization? [Video]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH-wx-Qz52A

  • McDonald’s Global and Local Strategy: Examples of Food in McDonald’s and KFC that goes local [Video]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6coDUDCJ10

  • Defining a localization strategy: How do logos fit into your global plans? [Reading]



https://www.sajan.com/defining-localization-strategy-logos-fit-global-plans/




  1. The issue of outsourcing according to the Simpsons cartoon [2 videos]





 




  • Resources:



VoiceTube: https://tw.voicetube.com



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



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


Urls about Course
https://flc.nccu.edu.tw/
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