SemesterSpring Semester, 2021
DepartmentGeneral Education Courses in Foreign Languages
Course NameCollege English II
InstructorHUANG HSING-FEI
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 Introduction



Go over syllabus (assignments, group project, rubrics, etc.)



*Grouping



*Browse chosen topics in textbook 



3



4.5



2



Global Citizens



 



Making a Difference



[Listening] Malala Yousafzai



[Reading] A Kinder World?



 



3



4.5



3



Ice Bucket Challenge



[TED TALK] What does it mean to be a citizen of the world?



[Writing 1] Paragraphs to Essays



Group Presentation (GP) #1



3



4.5



4



Pristine Places



 



Deep Blue Sea



[Listening] ecological issues



[Vocab.] prefixes



[Reading] Exploring the Okavango Delta



3



4.5



5



World Heritages Sites



[TED TALK] An Underwater Museum, Teeming with Life



[Writing 2] Essay Writing (EW) introduction



GP #2



3



4.5



6



Environmental issues



[Movie]



 



Movie discussion



3



4.5



 



7



 



 



Essay Writing (EW)     



     +



 



Collaborative Writing (CW) introduction



 



 



 



 



 



 



[Writing 3] EW practice + proposal



 



 



[Writing 4] Group project video watching + CW (guided writing worksheet)



[board game] Once Upon A Time



 



 



Watch Globalization video + worksheet



 



*Writing Assignment (Essay Writing)



 



3



4.5



8



Globalization



 



Globalization & Glocalization (Moodle Unit 6)



 



*Collaborative Writing



 



*Discussion questions in Moodle Unit 6



3



4.5



9



The issue of outsourcing



[Reading] Can Disney cartoons make your child nicer?



GP #3



Watch PC Language video + worksheet



3



4.5



10



PC Language



Politically Correct Terms (Moodle Unit 4)



 



*Collaborative Writing



*paired Speaking Assignment (PC Lg)



3



4.5



11



[Reading] How to be Politically Correct



GP#4



*Discussion questions in Moodle Unit 4



3



4.5



12



Further Study   



     &



Job Prospects



 



-What’s the right job for you?



 



*Collaborative Writing



 



3



4.5



13



-Introduce SOP (Statement of Purpose)



GP #5



 



 



 



3



4.5



14



Failure and Success



-Interview tips



[Writing 5] Cover letter + CV



3



4.5



15



Sports



  &



Health



 



-Sports & How to 



 Stay Well



[Listening] Alzheimer’s disease



GP #6



 



3



4.5



16



-A Healthy Life [Reading]The Healthiest Places in the World



*Watch Non-verbal Communication video + worksheet



 



3



4.5



17



Non-Verbal Communication



Chronemics, Proxemics, Kinesics, and Environment (Moodle Unit 5)



[Reading] Top 10 Nonverbal Communication Tips



*Discussion questions in Moodle Unit 5



 



 



 



3



4.5



18



Final exam



In-class exam



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1



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Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

Miss Jamie Wu  107507009@nccu.edu.tw



 


Requirement/Grading

ATTENDANCE, PUNCTUALITY & ASSIGNMENT/EXAM POLICIES



Attendance is important, and students are expected to come to class ON TIME! (Attendance/Lateness policy will be explained in the first class.) Students who are absent for more than half of total class hours without an appropriate reason will receive zero for both Attendance and Class Performance portions, and CANNOT partake in the final exam. All required assignments must be submitted to the instructor before the due dates. Note that no assignments will be accepted after the deadline. No make-up final exam will be given unless you have received the instructor’s permission in advance.



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 grade is determined by the following course components:




  • Participation: 20% (Attendance 10% + Class performance 10%)

  • Group (video) project: 20%

  • Speaking activities: 20%   (Group oral presentation 10% + Speaking assignment 10%)

  • Writing activities: 20%    (In-class writing exercises 10% + Essay writing 10%)

  • Final exam: 20%



 



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 questions to the instructor, insights and comments regarding class content, answers to the instructor’s questions, and reactions to other students’ contributions in class.



Group (video) project



For this project, you and your group members will record a short discussion/interview/drama (about 5 minutes) on a chosen topic regarding a (controversial) national or global issue. In the video, you will have to report and explain the issue, and express your opinions (e.g., support or reject an argument) accordingly. Each group should present their outline, discuss the topic with the instructor, and submit the proposal before recording the video. The link of the video must be uploaded to the class website by the deadline. More details will be provided in class. The grading rubric (attached below) for the group video (speaking assignment) is available on the class website.



 



Speaking activities



There are two speaking activities: a paired speaking assignment and a group presentation. For the paired speaking assignment, you will conversate with one of your classmates on a given topic and record it (3 to 5 minutes). Based on the topic, you will have to analyze the phenomenon, comment on it, and explain your viewpoint. The audio recording must be uploaded to the class website by the deadline. For the group presentation, you and your group members will find relevant information to a topic assigned. Your group will lead the class and share your findings on the topic (WITHOUT reading any notes). This formal presentation should be approximately 30 minutes, including a discussion session or an interactive activity. Each group could meet with the instructor two weeks prior to the presentation to discuss their topic and outline. While presenting, each group will be evaluated by the instructor as well as by other groups. More details will be provided in class. The grading rubrics for the speaking assignment and group presentation (attached below) are available on the class website.



Writing activities



You will write an argumentative essay, and this assignment should show you have learned how to write a short, well-structured essay. Besides this assignment, you will practice writing a video response (collaborative writing) based on a group project and CV (résumé) along with a cover letter as in-class writing exercises. Following the group video project, each group will receive an assigned video from the instructor. After watching that video, you and your group member will discuss, analyze, and express your opinions about it in class and will collaboratively write a report with guided instructions. More details will be provided in class. The grading rubric for the writing assignments (attached below) is available on the class website.



 



Final Exam



All materials, including the readings, handouts, and information provided in class will potentially be included in the in-class final exam. It contains listening/reading tasks and vocabulary/grammar questions.


Textbook & Reference

Textbook: Perspectives 4 by Amanda Jeffries, Lewis Lansford, & Daniel Barber (2018). National Geographic Learning.



 



(Essay Writing) Supplementary materials: provided by the instructor



 



 



Useful English media outlets:



 



Taiwan



English newspapers from Taiwan: Taipei Times



Commonwealth (English): (https://english.cw.com.tw/)



Focus Taiwan (http://focustaiwan.tw/)



ICRT News (https://www.icrt.com.tw/info_list01.php?&mlevel1=6&mlevel2=12)



 



Asia



The News Lens (https://international.thenewslens.com/)



The Straits Times (http://www.straitstimes.com/asia)



The South China Morning Post (SCMP) (http://www.scmp.com/news)



 



World



BBC



CNN



Aljazeera



PBS (Public Broadcasting ServiceUSA)



The New York Times



The Washington Post



The Guardian



 



Resources:



VoiceTube: https://tw.voicetube.com



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



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



 



Dictionaries:



Macmillan (https://www.macmillandictionary.com/)



Merriam-Webster (https://www.merriam-webster.com/)


Urls about Course
? NCCU Moodle (Introduction to Cross-cultural Communication) https://moodle.nccu.edu.tw
Attachment

College English Rubrics_Rev..pdf
Group Presentation Rubric _CE_.pdf