108年第1學期-3721 看美劇學英文 課程資訊
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On completion of the course, students should be able to
demonstrate in daily-life communication their oral skills and use of language expressions acquired from viewing American films;
briefly describe the story/plot of the American films they have viewed;
discuss American films, including characters, events, and story/plot, with others;
present the similarities and differences between Taiwanese and American cultures.
This 3-credit course is designed to help students improve their English oral/aural skills and their understanding of American culture through several films. The films selected for this course will focus on the theme “doing humor/comedy.” The language skills center on building up idiomatic and colloquial expressions, expanding daily-life vocabulary, and recognizing dialect differences which reflect the diversity of the American population. These language features are necessary components for understanding and doing humor in English. Students will improve their listening skills through film viewing and enhance their oral skills though in-class group discussion and other group-based tasks. In addition, students should be able to improve their overall understanding of American people and appropriate use of the English language through reflections on the similarities and differences between Taiwanese and American cultures.