109年第2學期-4079 大二英文：日常溝通 課程資訊
|Attendance and Participation||15|
|Midterm and Final Projects||40|
本課程名額為 25人，已有25 人選讀，尚餘名額0人。
This course is designed to help students communicate more effectively and confidently in spoken English. The course addresses improvement in oral skills not only for daily conversation, but also for class discussions and presentations. Students also have opportunities to develop their vocabulary and grammar skills as well as practice pronunciation through group exercises.
In addition to discussions over issues of international appeal, this is a practice-oriented course. Using proper language for different purpose of communication clearly and comfortably in public is a valuable and often essential skill to possess. Although some of you might find the emphasis on performance frightening or frustrating, the rewards for acquiring communicative skills are many. Through feedback from me and your classmates, you will gain insight into the tactics that work for and against you as a speaker.
The SENM program, an extension program of the FENM program, is a student-centered course focusing on students′ learning needs and interests. The course design features a small-class (no more than 25 students) learning and four modules. These four modules are: Multiculturalism, Presentation and Public Speaking, Career and Profession, and Daily Communication. All modular courses are semester-based; so each SENM student can choose two different modules according to their individual learning needs in one academic year. Within each module, there are different sub-themes, or topics, around which the course curriculum is built. Various class activities such as discussions, exhibitions, competitions, and presentations are incorporated to strengthen students′ English competence.
This specific course belongs to the Module of Daily Communication. This module emphasizes real-life English for effective communication. It provides conversation models and practices for a variety of common scenarios in everyday life. Apart from daily-life vocabulary, frequently-used colloquial and idiomatic expressions are the two major language components covered.
On completion of the course, students should be able to
1) use effectively the vocabulary and expressions acquired in the course to address daily-life topics;
2) use spontaneously the conversation strategies acquired in the course to initiate, sustain, and end communication;
3) communicate with others effectively in various daily-life situations; and
4) express themselves in English more confidently.
選課備註：用英文享生活English for Daily Life；詳見授課大綱
Office HourMonday/12:10-13:10 Wednesday/12:10-13:10 A212 Making appointment via email is required.
Carol Numrich. (2013). Consider the Issues: High-Intermediate Listening and Critical Thinking Skills. Fourth Edition. NY: Pearson Education.
Relevant materials taken from a variety of sources will be provided by the instructor.