103年第2學期-4172 大二英文 課程資訊
Sophomore English for Non-English Majors (SENM) is a required course for the majority of second-year
students at Tunghai University. It is a one-year course worth 1-1 credits, and is taken during the second year
regardless of whether a student has passed or failed FENM. English is the medium of instruction.
SENM is intended as an integrated English-as-a foreign-language (EFL) course to further advance
students beyond the English ability level achieved in FENM. As an extension of FENM, SENM focuses on
reading and listening, but still makes use of the four language skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and
writing. More specifically, SENM emphasizes application of the four skills learned in FENM to general
contexts, and exposes students to English from a range of natural situations, with a focus on reading and
listening. Commensurate with their ability level, students are encouraged to draw upon English as a useful
resource in learning about and interacting with the wider world. Communication skills are strengthened, and
confidence in active use of English is nurtured. SENM also introduces students to interesting topics in
English to help prepare students to integrate English source materials in their further studies. Maximizing
students’ exposure to real-life conversations, reading materials, and multimedia from different English
language sources is emphasized, and students are trained in advancing and improving skills of
communication and presentation in English.