103年第1學期-3766 英語發音及聽力增進 課程資訊
|Mid-Term Exam||15||It covers the Units 1-8|
|Final Exam||15||It covers Units 9-15|
|Attendance||15||Each absence is -10 points, each time being late, -5 points. Each time raise hand to participate is +1|
|Quizzes||15||Every 3-4 units, we have a quiz|
|Listening Journal||40||This is the most important part of this course. No late work is allowed|
By the end of the course, students will demonstrate improvements in their pronunciation of American English. They will show increased awareness of the differences between accurate and less than accurate pronunciations, in terms of word and sentence stress, intonation, consonants and vowels. They will also be able to pronounce consonants and vowels of English sounds which are particularly troublesome for Chinese learners with increased accuracy.
This course intends to improve Chinese EFL students pronunciation and listening comprehension of American English. The emphases of the course are on the sounds that are central to intelligibility and sounds that are challenging for most speakers of Chinese. The course leads students to discover, recognize, pronounce and comprehend American English word stress, sentence stress, intonation patterns, and high-frequency vowels and consonants with increased accuracy. It offers extensive listening and speaking practice so that students can carry key pronunciation patterns over to listening and speaking American English in different contests. The learning activities such as guided conversations, pair and small group practices, information gap activities, peer interviews, and short oral reports will invite students to enjoy improving their command of accurate pronunciation and comprehension in spoken American English.
Office Hour三, 五 (11:20-12:10)m LAN 111 B
Guilbert, J. B. (2012). Clear Speech 4th ed. New York: Cambridge University Press.
TED Talks: https://www.ted.com/talks/browse?language=zh-tw
Other useful materials and web links will be provided during the semester