|Semester||Spring Semester, 2021|
|Department||Freshman Class A, Department of English Freshman Class B, Department of English|
|Course Name||English Oral Training (II) : Oral Training & Reading|
|Prerequisite||English Oral Training (I) : Oral Training & Listening、English Oral Training (I) : Oral Training and Listening、English Oral Training（I）：Oral Training and Listening|
學生學習投入時間 Student Time Investment
每週課堂教學時數： 3 小時 Class Hours per week
每週預習/複習時數： 3 小時 Pre/Study per week (typical, actual time requirements vary)
Assignments Per Week
The specific course schedule is To Be Announced. See http://www.briandavidphillips.net/nccu/ for updates as well as the class facebook pages and other resources. See below for additional information on course requirements.
Students will present several major public speaking assignments which include live presentation in front of classmates and video presentations. For the second semester of the course, these include HUMOROUS SPEAKING (personal stories), INFORMATIVE (documentary), PROCESS (how to and demonstrational), and other speaking presentations. Typically, there are two to three weeks between these major speaking assignments (depending upon the nature of the tasks involved). Videos of these assignments will be considered for the SPARKSHOW channel.
Preliminary Schedule (Subject to Change).
Students will also be asked to perform critical evaluations of their own presentations and those of classmates.
Additionally, students will be asked to participate in conversational activities such as CONVERSATION BLUEPRINTS, STORIES FOR DISCUSSION, IMPROVISATIONAL LANGUAGE STRUCTURES, INTERACTIVE DRAMA, and the like. These activities will typically be assigned as in-class practice on “off-weeks” between major speaking assignments.
There may be occasional pop-quizzes related to weekly readings, lectures, or other course content.
N/A or TBA
1. Regular attendance
2. Participation in classroom activities
3. Completion of assignments
Oral and Written Examinations. Participation. Fluency. Projects. Note that students receive participation points for each course session, so absences lower final grades based on both attendance and participation points. If a student has three unexcused absences then that student will not be allowed to participate in final projects or take the final examination. Five absences (excused or unexcused) lead to automatic failure in the course. Except in unusual cases late assignments will not be accepted. Plagiarism may result in an automatic failure of the course.
Students should familiarize themselves with course policies, including those specifically related to Attendance, Participation, and Extra Credit opportunities (if any).
? ATTENDANCE & PARTICIPATION POLICY: For the most current Attendance and Extra Credit policies, please see the class Facebook group files section. . . Attendance and Participation in this course are required. Students who are tardy or absent will be penalized through lower possible participation points. Attendance is taken regularly and penalties are applied. Typically, students receive on average ten to fifteen participation points each class period (more or less depending upon activities of the week and actual participation). Participation Grade Penalties are as follows: Tardy, -5 participation points; Second Hour Tardy, -10 participation points; Absence, no participation points possible. Use of Cellphone, tablet, computer, or mobile device without specific permission or instruction from the instructor, no participation points possible, -10 to -15 participation points and possibility of device being confiscated for the period (yes, just like elementary school students). Attendance Points and Penalties are as follows: Penalties for tardiness or absence are grade points taken from the course final grade of the semester. Tardy, -1 grade point; Second Hour Tardy, -2 grade points; Unexcused Absence, -3 grade points; Three Unexcused Absences, not allowed to take final exam and zero points for final project; Five Absences, automatically fail course. Note, students who missed the first few course sessions are still penalized for attendance and participation, even if they had not yet registered for the course.
? EXTRA CREDIT POLICY: For the most current Extra Credit policies, please see the class Facebook group files section . . . Students may makeup for points lost due to missed classes or gain additional grade points by completing optional extra credit activities. Extra credit is always optional. However, certain extra credit opportunities are not available to everyone and others are time sensitive. It is to your advantage to sign up for extra credit earlier rather than later to ensure that you are eligible and that the schedule allows for the activity. If you wish to pursue extra credit, do so early. Extra Credit is NOT available within the last two weeks of the semester.
? Days in which students are scheduled to make presentations or in which interactive drama or similar activities are planned count as DOUBLE ATTENDANCE DAYS and all participation and attendance points or penalties are double.
|Textbook & Reference|
As per the English Department guidelines, this course employs realia (authentic materials). We have no books on reserve in the library for this course. Most readings will be provided electronically.
Reading materials will be authentic and on a variety of subjects, including current events, popular culture, the humanities, and science, to technology, economics, politics, and different cultures. Students should be able to evaluate and critique the reading material as well as use it to develop and expand their vocabularies. In addition, other readings from speech and communication textbooks will be provided.
We may also consider coordinating the reading component to reinforce what has been done in the Writing and Reading program as listed below: • Skimming • Scanning • Analyzing structure • Distinguishing mains ideas from details • Telling facts from hypotheses • Making inferences • Introducing critical thinking and analysis • Developing and expanding vocabulary.
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