99年第1學期-0120 英語口語訓練（二） 課程資訊
|Concept Speech||20||Introducing and explaining a concept in English Studies|
|Interview/Job Presentation||20||Presenting results of an interview related to a possible future job|
|WebQuest Presentation||20||Group presentation about how Taiwan is portrayed in the international media|
|Self-critiques||20||Viewing of videos of individual presentations|
In this class, we will work on communicative and speech-making practices, again concentrating on rhetorical considerations. You will also learn how to listen to others’ opinions and arguments, in order to identify what other people think in relation to what you think. For this, we need to go beyond listening for “just” the main idea to listening with a mind that’s both open and critical--open to be willing to hear other opinions and experiences, and critical to analyze and test what is being said according to our own knowledge and experience.
In addition to activities related to our investigation of the nature of the discipline of English Studies in Taiwan, we will engage in some other kinds of speaking practice. These include an individually presented informative speech and a group-prepared panel presentation, as well as opportunities for group discussion.
Oral Training 2 is a second-year required course and builds on the English-language skills developed in Oral Training 1. This course focuses primarily on using spoken English for academic purposes, such as group discussions and delivering oral presentations. The course continues to stress accuracy in speaking and writing and emphasizes skills and strategies to improve the ability of students to communicate in English. Studens also learn how to analyze and strengthen their spoken English. The general goal of the course is to increase the academic English language proficiency to a high-intermediate level in speaking. This course is taught together with Composition 2.
Office HourOffice: LAN 203, Office D
Office Hours: MW 3:20-4:10 p.m. & by appointment
Porter, P., and M. Grant. Communicating Effectively in English. (Heinle & Heinle, 1992)