100年第1學期-2973 運用英語文探索多元文化 課程資訊
|Oral presentations||25||Each student should give two topical speeches.|
|Reflective journaling||25||Each student should write three journal entries.|
|In-class participation||20||Each student should be attentive to presentations of others and participate actively in class and group discussions.|
|Final project||30||Each student should report a project on a cross-cultural topic of their own choice.|
This course aims to cultivate active English users and reflective cross-cultural learners. The course materials, class activities, consolidation assignments and evaluative measures are, accordingly, selected/designed and implemented to stimulate the learners’ interest in improving their English proficiency to achieve meaningful and effective communication, to broaden their cultural knowledge, to develop their abilities to reflect on different cultural values, and to advance their intercultural sensibility. The above-mentioned objectives may be modified in accordance with average enrolled students’ capabilities, interests, learning styles and learning needs as the course proceeds.
This course is designed for university students with an intermediate English proficiency level to help them enhance their English proficiency and raise their cross-cultural awareness. The instructor will include diversified class activities to guide students to explore the values of diverse cultures and to improve their English skills. In addition, the course content mainly centers on experiences of culture shock. Through each story of cross-cultural misunderstandings, the students may obtain a better understanding of their own culture and other cultures as well.
Office Hour13:10-14:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at LAN203B (by appointment)
Dresser, N. (1993). Our Own Stories: Cross-cultural Communication Practice. New York: Longman.
Genzel, R. B. & e, M. G. (1986). Culturally speaking: A conversation and culture text for learners of English. Singapore: Harper Collins.
Greenall, S. (2007). People Like Us: Exploring Cultural Values and Attitude. Oxford: Macmillan.
Huang, J. (2006). Folktales from Taiwan: An English reader. Taipei: Bookman.