107年第2學期-4021 大一英文 課程資訊
|Orals||15||In-class assessment (taking up 15% out of 50% of the whole semester grades)|
|Quizzes||15||In-class assessment (taking up 15% out of 50% of the whole semester grades)|
|Participation||10||In-class assessment (taking up 10% out of 50% of the whole semester grades)|
|Writing||10||In-class assessment (taking up 10% out of 50% of the whole semester grades)|
|Mid-term and final exams||50||Listening (30%), reading (40%), and communicative component (30%)-(Taking up 50% out of the whole semester grades)|
This course aims to accomplish the following goals:
1. To help students (Ss) to become better English learners through in-class activities.
2. To equip Ss with the strategic knowledge that they could use for English learning.
3. To encourage Ss to use English language in class through Qs AND As.
4. To promote the concept of thinking about thinking (meta-cognition) while doing in-class activities.
5. To encourage cooperative learning among students through the assistance from the capable peers.
6. To emphasize the importance of both form and meaning in the context of English language learning.
7. To introduce word formation, idioms, language chunks and fixed expressions in English learning situations.
Freshman English for Non-English Majors (FENM) is a required course for the majority of freshmen at Tunghai University. This course is intended as a general four skills (namely, listening, speaking, reading, and writing) integrated English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) course emphasizing English fluency in general contexts, i.e., English use for general purposes. Thereby, the course is designed to help students use their existing general knowledge about themselves and about the world along with the knowledge of the English language they have acquired to enhance their general English proficiency and enrich their personal background knowledge by using English to learn and communicate. Specifically, the FENM course maximizes students’ opportunities to use English in a wide variety of contexts both in and outside class. Furthermore, it provides an atmosphere that will increase students’ participation and confidence in a non-threatening, whole-English learning environment and that will facilitate students’ acquisition of new knowledge and skills of the English language and new knowledge about the world.
Office HourYou can come to me on Mondays and Wednesdays during the break or 10 minutes earlier before the class starts.
The textbook selected for the course are listed below:
1. Extensive Readers:
Reading title: Of Mice and Men
Author: John Steinbeck
2. American Headway (Second Edition)
Author: Liz and John Soars
3. Supplementary materials:
Of Mice and Men---The text guide (ISBN:9781841461144)
Of Mice and Men--- Let's Explore (ISBN:1857582640)
4. Sounds Good Book 3 by Ken Beatty and Peter Thinkler (Language Lab)(ISBN:9789862803264)
5. Supplementary materials for writing created by Ping-yu Li