SemesterSpring Semester, 2021
DepartmentGeneral Education Courses in Foreign Languages
Course NameCollege English II
InstructorSU JING-FEN
Credit3.0
Course TypeSelectively
PrerequisiteCollege English I
Course Objective
Course Description
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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



Course overview



§ Introduction to Moodle, Cross-Cultural Communication (CCC), and Zuvio



§ Keynote 4 Unit 7 Medical Frontiers A-B (pp. 89-93)



§ Exercises in Unit 7



§ Homework: preview Unit 7C “Just press ‘print’” (pp. 94-95) and post one discussion question based on the reading on Moodle



3



4.5



2



Medical Frontiers



Keynote 4 Unit 7 Medical Frontiers C-E (pp. 94-100)



§ Exercises in Unit 7



§ TOEFL iBT Speaking Practice I: Tasks 1-2



§ Homework: preview Unit 8 A-C; post one discussion question based on 8C “The defining decade” on Moodle



3



4.5



3



Life Decisions



Keynote 4 Unit 8 Life Decisions A-C (pp. 101-108)



§ Exercises in Unit 8



§ Homework: choose to answer one question on 8C designed by your classmates on Moodle



3



4.5



4



Life Decisions



Keynote 4 Unit 8 Life Decisions D-E (pp. 109-112)



§ Exercises in Unit 8



§ Homework: #1st written assignment—Write an advice column



3



4.5



5



Technology and Innovation



§ Keynote 4 Unit 9 Technology and Innovation A-C (pp. 113-120)



§ Exercises in Unit 9



§ TOEFL iBT Speaking Practice II: Task 3



§ Homework: preview Unit 9 D-E; watch CCC Unit 4 video and complete the checkpoint quiz; preview two items from “Resources”; post group presentation PPT to Moodle



3



4.5



6



Politically correct language & statement of purpose



§ CCC Unit 4 PC Language



§ Lecture on writing a statement of purpose for student exchange program



§ Group Presentations I: Groups 1 & 2



§ Homework: #2ndwritten assignment—Write a statement of purpose; brainstorm and post your topic for individual oral presentation on Moodle



3



4.5



7



Technology and Innovation



Keynote 4 Unit 9 Technology and Innovation D-E (pp. 121-124)



§ Exercises in Unit 9



§ TOEFL iBT Speaking Practice II: Task 4



§ Homework: watch CCC Unit 5 video and complete the checkpoint quiz; preview two items from “Resources”; post group presentation PPT on Moodle



3



4.5



8



Connections



§ CCC Unit 5 Nonverbal Communication



§ Keynote 4 Unit 10 Connections A-B (pp. 127-131)



§ Group Presentations II: Groups 3 & 4



§ Homework: choose to answer one question on 9C designed by your classmates on Moodle; write and submit your draft of individual oral presentation to Moodle



3



4.5



9



Connections



Keynote 4 Unit 10 Connections C-E (pp. 132-138)



§ Exercises in Unit 10



§ Homework: submit your PPT of individual oral presentation to Moodle; rehearse individual oral presentation



3



4.5



10



Film



Film watching & discussions



§ Write reflections on the film



§ Homework: submit your revised PPT of individual oral presentation to Moodle; rehearse individual oral presentation



3



4.5



11



Presentations



Individual Oral Presentations I



§ Peer evaluation and feedback



3



5



12



Presentations



Individual Oral Presentations II



§ Peer evaluation and feedback



§ Homework: preview Unit 11 A-C; post one discussion question based on 11C “Your brain on nature” on Moodle



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5



13



University Anniversary



No Class



 



 



 



14



Life in the Slow Lane



Keynote 4 Unit 11 Life in the Slow Lane A-C (pp. 139-146)



§ Exercises in Unit 11



§ TOEFL iBT Speaking Practice III: Task 5



§ Homework: choose to answer one question on 11C designed by your classmates on Moodle



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4.5



15



Life in the Slow Lane



Keynote 4 Unit 11 Life in the Slow Lane D-E (pp. 147-150)



§ Exercises in Unit 11



§ TOEFL iBT Speaking Practice III: Task 6



§ Homework: watch CCC Unit 6 video and complete checkpoint quiz; preview two items from “Resources”; post group presentation PPT on Moodle



3



4.5



16



Globalization; Make Yourself Heard



§ CCC Unit 6 Globalization



§ Keynote 4 Unit 12 Make Yourself Heard A-B (pp. 151-155)



§ Group Presentations III: Groups 5 & 6



§ Homework: preview Unit 12 A-B; post one discussion question based on 12C “Whistleblowers” on Moodle



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4.5



17



Make Yourself Heard



Keynote 4 Unit 12 Make Yourself Heard C-E (pp. 156-162)



§ Exercises in Unit 12



§ Homework: prepare for final exam



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18



Final exam



Written exam



 



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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:




  • Attendance & participation: 15%

  • In-class exercises/quizzes: 15%

  • Written assignments: 20%

  • Oral presentations: 25%

  • Final exam: 25%



Attendance & Participation



You are required to attend classes regularly and on time. Absences (including sick leave and personal leave), tardiness, or early departure will damage your attendance grade. Contact me about your absence before class if you must miss class.*If you have FIVE (or more) unexcused absences, you will not be allowed to take the Final Exam.



Your participation grade will be based on your 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. Speaking up in class, either being called or voluntarily, will add points to your participation grade. Try to catch any opportunity to speak up in class to earn bonus points! Writing down your responses to questions on Moodle Discussion Boards will also add points to your participation grade.



In-class exercises/quizzes



Periodically throughout the semester, listening/writing/speaking exercises will be given in class. You should follow instructions and submit your answers, writings or recordings to Moodle or Zuvio in time in class. These exercises can NOT be made up. Please keep a record of your in-class writings by submitting images of your worksheets to Moodle regularly for the instructor’s end-of-semester grading.



Oral presentations



You will give an individual oral report and a group presentation during the semester. For the individual report, you will take turns giving a PowerPoint presentation on a self-selected topic for 3~5 minutes. Individual oral presentation guidelines and grading criteria can be seen on Moodle. You need to submit your PowerPoint file to Moodle in advance by your assigned presentation date. During the presentations, each student will offer comments and scores on the presenters’ performance on Zuvio, which will be immediately available to the presenters upon completing their presentations. *Points will be deducted if you change your assigned presentation date except for force majeure causes.



For the group presentation, you and your group members will take turns giving a 15-minute PowerPoint presentation on an assigned unit from Cross-cultural Communication (Units 4-6, two groups on each unit). In your presentation, you can choose to summarize the lecture or related resources, share your observations about discussion questions, or present any topics related to the unit. Each member should have a chance to speak on stage. Please post your PPT of group presentation to Moodle in advance. Within one week after your group presentation, each group member needs to fill out the form of “Self-and-peer-review of group presentation” on Zuvio. *Your presentation will be timed, and points will be deducted if your presentation exceeds 15 minutes.



Written assignments



In addition to the periodic in-class and take-home writing exercises, there will be two major written assignments: an advice column (based on Keynote 4 Unit 8, p. 112), and a statement of purpose for a student exchange program. More details will be provided in class. The grading rubric for the written assignments is available on Moodle.


Textbook & Reference

  • Textbook: Keynote 4 by Helen Stephenson, Lewis Lansford, and Paul Dummett, National Geographic Learning (2017)

  • Supplementary readings: To be distributed in class.

  • Study materials:

    1. Politically Correct Dictionary [Reading]





http://www.academia.edu/6735062/politically_correct_dictionary






    1. 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



    5. 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
? Moodle: http://moodle.nccu.edu.tw/ ? MOOC: http://moocs.nccu.edu.tw/ ? Zuvio: https://www.zuvio.com.tw/student
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