SemesterSpring Semester, 2021
DepartmentGeneral Education Courses in Foreign Languages
Course NameCollege English II
InstructorLEE PAO-LI
Credit3.0
Course TypeSelectively
PrerequisiteCollege English I
Course Objective
Course Description
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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, email writing, & Unit 6 – Education




  • Course overview

  • Grading scheme

  • Email etiquette

  • Writing exercise: Study of Purpose




  • Preview pp. 68-73 and exercises



0



4.5



2



Unit 6 – Education




  • Current event




  • Preview pp.74-79 and exercises



 



3



4.5



3



Unit 6 – Education




  • Textbook Unit 6 (pp. 74-79)

  • Current event

  • E-mail writing etiquette




  • Moocs Unit 4

  • Finish checkpoint

  • Read the discussion questions



3



4.5



4



Moocs Unit 4




  • Moocs Unit 4 Discussion Questions

  • Study of purpose due (no late work is accepted)



Preview pp. 80-91 and exercises



 



3



4.5



5



Unit 7 – Moving Forward




  • Textbook Unit 7 (pp. 80-91)

  • Current event



Preview pp. 92-97 and exercises



3



4.5



6



Holiday



 



Preview pp. 92-97 and exercises



0



4.5



7



Unit 8 – The Real Me




  • Textbook Unit 8 (pp. 92-97)




  • Preview pp. 98-103 and exercises

  • Read the proposal on page 153



3



4.5



8



Unit 8 – The Real Me




  • Textbook Unit 4 (pp. 98-103)

  • Current event

  • Grouping for video commercial

  • Proposal writing draft




  • Moocs Unit 5

  • Finish checkpoint

  • Read the discussion questions



3



4.5



9



Moocs Unit 5




  • Moocs Unit 5 Discussion Questions

  • Current Issues

  • Finalize proposal (turn in in class; no late work is accepted)



Prepare for midterm written exam



3



4.5



10



Mid-term exam



Exam



Work on video commercial



3



4.5



11



Review midterm exam




  • Review midterm exam

  • Current issues

  • Debate



Finish video commercial



3



4.5



12



Video Commercial Showcase




  • Video Commercial Showcase

  • Current issues




  • Preview pp. 104-109 and exercises



3



4.5



13



Unit 9 – A Healthy Life




  • Textbook Unit 9 (pp. 104-109)

  • Current event




  • Preview pp. 110-115 and exercises

  • Moocs Unit 6

  • Finish checkpoint

  • Read the discussion questions



3



4.5



14



Unit 9 – A Healthy Life



Moocs Unit 6




  • Textbook Unit 9 (pp. 110-115)

  • Moocs Unit 6




  • Preview pp. 116-121 and exercises



3



4.5



15



Unit 10 - Ideas




  • Textbook Unit 10 (pp. 116-121)

  • Current event

  • Portfolio due (no late work is accepted)



Preview pp. 122-127 and exercises



3



4.5



16



Unit 10 - Ideas




  • Textbook Unit 10 (pp. 122-127)

  • Current event



Prepare for group presentation



3



4.5



17



Group Presentation



Group Presentation



Prepare for final exam



3



4.5



18



Final exam



Written 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): 15%

  2. Oral presentations and written assignments: 50%

  3. Midterm and final exams: 25%

  4. MOOCs quizzes: 10%



Participation (15%)



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.



 



Oral presentations/projects (30%)




  1. Group presentation: You will give a group presentation with three classmates in the semester. Research any topic that’s related to the contents in the textbook or any current issues that are of your interest. The presentation should be approximately 15 minutes, followed by a 10-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, each member in the group will submit a written report regarding their performance. More details will be provided in class. (10%)

  2. Role-play: You will be given a scenario and 3 minutes to prepare the conversation with your partner while the previous group is conducting their conversation. It should at least last for 3 minutes. (10%)

  3. Impromptu speech (10%) requires you to deliver an individual 3-minute speech. The instructor will evaluate your stage performance. 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 instructor’s permission in advance.



 



Written assignments (20%)



In addition to the periodic in-class and take-home writing exercises, there will be three written assignments:




  1. Email writing/Study of Purpose: You will be writing your study of purpose for your graduate school application. Samples will be provided in class. (10%)

  2. Critical thinking: You will be given a scenario that requires your response. Read the scenario in class and discuss with your classmates for deeper understanding and clarification. You will then respond to the prompts regarding the 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. (5%)

  3. Self-reflection on a book/movie: Choose a book or a movie or a TV series that you think is worth reading/watching. Express your reasons in a 3-paragraph essay. (5%)



 



Examinations (25%)



All materials, including the readings, handouts, and information provided in class will potentially be included on mid-term and final exams.



The mid-term exam (10%) is a written test, and the final exam (15%) contains a written test and a speaking test. The written tests include vocabulary/grammar questions, a listening/reading section, and short writing tasks.



 



MOOCs quizzes (10%)



There will be four quizzes from MOOC Unit 4-6. By May 31, all four quizzes have to be done, and the best scores for each quiz will be counted toward this mark.


Textbook & Reference

Textbook: Perspectives 4 by Amanda Jeffries, Lewis Lansford, & Daniel Barber (2017). ISBN: 978-1-337-27715-0





 




  • Resources:



VoiceTube: https://tw.voicetube.com



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



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



Vocabulary: https://www.vocabulary.com/



English Grammar Online: https://www.ego4u.com/



Word Roots: https://www.learnthat.org/pages/view/roots.html


Urls about Course
MOOC: http://moocs.nccu.edu.tw
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