99年第1學期-3359 大一英文 課程資訊
|in class (quizzes, writing, oral practice, participation)||50|
|midterm exam and final exam||50|
This course is designed for those who are not English majors. We emphasize four skills learning-- reading, writing, listening and speaking. Thus, the textbook we use is four skills oriented American English File 3. Grammar and writing practice will be much emphasized in the first semester, while the play performance the second semester. We will study grammar and practice how to write correctly from sentences to a whole article. Since the increase of vocabulary and the practice of grammar would be helpful to promote our English proficiency and the learning of them within context is effective, we will study three reading books-- Information Technology, The History of the English Language and Great Expectations, which are varied in topics and levels-- to study grammar forms and build up vocabulary. Every reading book will have quizzes for comprehension, writing and oral practice. By reading those books, we will not only obtain knowledge but develop critical thinking; further, we hope, through discussion, we practice to express or share ideas precisely and clearly to each other. As for listening, we will practice it in Language Lab by watching a video called Connected with English.
Freshman English is a first-year required course. The goal of the course is primarily to improve the proficiency of students in communicative language skills with an emphasis on speaking and writing. A functional, notional approach is taken to planning objectives to help students gain confidence in using English in social interactions. Therefore, active participation in the class is a prerequisite for successful completion. A variety of activities are used throughout the year including dialogues, role-plays, pair work, small group projects and whole class discussions. The syllabus includes a general review of grammar and many class activities attempt to integrate these grammar components. Therefore, students are given the opportunity to apply the rules to real-life situations that they might encounter in an English-speaking country. Teachers encourage students to monitor their grammar usage while improving their level of fluency.
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American English File 3
The Picture of Dorian Gray (level 3)
The History of the English Language (level 4)
Great Expectations (level 5)