99年第1學期-3371 大一英文 課程資訊
1. To increase the ability to listen to English with enough comprehension in order to respond appropriately
2. To increase the ability to use reading skills such as skimming, scanning, identifying main idea, making inferences, and guessing vocabulary in context in order to understand academic texts
3. To increase the ability to use written English for academic purposes, such as writing summary and reading reactions in the format of paragraphs
4. To increase the ability to speak/respond spontaneously and appropriately, and ability to ask for clarification
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.
Office HourWednesdays 14:00pm-16:00pm & by appointment
I. Active Skills for Reading. (Book 3) by Neil J. Anderson. New York: Thomson Heinle.
II. Supplementary materials and selected articles from various sources
III. In-class handouts and videos
IV. Simplified Readers for the first semester:
The Railway Children (Oxford), The Wind in the Willows (Oxford), The Picture of Dorian Gray
(Oxford), Philip’s Journey to MIT (Beta Publishing)
Winterbreak: Frankenstein (Penguin)