98年第1學期-2959 每日美語 課程資訊
|Midterm Exam||15||Oral Interview|
|Final Exam||15||Oral Interview|
|Quizzes||30||Cover vocabulary from readings|
|Oral Assignments||30||Picture Story, Dialogue, and Commercial|
1 display their knowledge of the English language and the ability to use English in a meaningful way by conveying a message with appropriate content, grammar, structure, vocabulary, fluency, and pronunciation for each oral assignment.
2 display their command of English listening and speaking by debating the pros and cons of an issue, reaching a group consensus, and solving a problem in pair and group conversations with appropriate and spontaneous English discourse that is relevant and meaningful.
3 display their ability to effectively communicate in English by actively participating in classroom and group discussions with coherent responses that use relevant vocabulary and expressions provided by the teacher.
4 display their comprehension of written English texts by correctly answering questions, which are designed to measure basic reading skills such as skimming, scanning, reading for main idea, inferencing, and guessing vocabulary in context.
5 display their ability to use English language learning strategies in their independent learning by using language not taught in class in their oral assignments.
6 display their ability maintain and build their motivation in learning English by meaningful participation in class exercises.
This 3-credit elective for non-English majors is designed to: (1) improve students’ communication skills in English through activities with engaging topics, themes, and ideas related to students and their interests; (2) increase students knowledge of the English language; and (3) build students communicative and linguistic competence. Students will meet these goals by completing several meaningful tasks (these tasks include performing three oral assignments, reading and completing weekly reading assignments, passing vocabulary quizzes, debating the pros and cons of an issue, reaching a group consensus, and solving a problem) These tasks, which are designed to increase students participation and their confidence in English speaking contexts, will be performed in a supportive atmosphere that will facilitate English fluency as well as accuracy. In short, this class is designed to help students to increase their ability to apply their knowledge of the English language to effectively communicate their ideas.
Office HourOffice Hours (FL106 F): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 12:30 - 1:30
Byrd, D. R. H. & Clemente, I. C. (2001). React-Interact: Situations for Communication, Third Edition. Prentice Hall Regents and Addison Wesley Longman, Inc, White Plain, New York.
Sims, J. M. (2008). Selected Readings. Unpublished material.