101年第1學期-2959 運用英語文探索多元文化 課程資訊
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本課程名額為 24人，已有17 人選讀，尚餘名額7人。
This course design takes roots in the notion that culture is a complex and dynamic phenomenon (Allen & Valette, 1994) and adopts the recently proposed Intercultural Competence Model (Deardorff 2006), which perceives learners’ acquisition of intercultural competence as a spiral and dynamic process involving four dimensions: internal outcome, (inter)cultural knowledge and skills, attitudes, and external outcome. Throughout the course, university students are expected to use English as a medium to revisit their attitudes towards their own and other cultures, advance their intercultural knowledge and communicative (verbal & nonverbal) skills in order to develop, internally and externally, their cross-cultural understanding and communication competence. Besides the above-mentioned conceptual framework, this course is constructed with the following beliefs: 1) Each student comes from diverse backgrounds and their knowledge repertoire and life experiences should be recognized and valued; 2) a safe, supportive and trusty learning community is likely to generate profound discussions and solid learning outcomes; 3) Clear guidance and sufficient time are critical factors in cultivating reflective learners.
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 Hour9:10 -10:00 on Mondays & Wednesdays
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.