98年第1學期-2965 行動英語 課程資訊
practicing English using social volunteering, discussion, and presentation
The purpose of this course is to develop English communication skills by performing activities that promote, protect, and improve society. The semester will be divided into four sections, each section taking four weeks of class to explore one social topic and complete a social service project executed in 100% English. Each section will include four sessions: (1) introduction to topic and planning sessions using group discussion in English, (2) group research, discussion, and exchange of information in English to support the topic, (3) execution of social action using English to work with classmates and perform a social action, and (4) formal presentation in English of results and critiques of projects. Some possible topics are animals, the environment, homeless, children without families, the sick, aged, world peace and/or media influence. Students do not need a previous experience with social volunteerism, but they must display a motivation to use 100% English in their projects, to cooperate with a group, and to affect society in positive ways. Although there are no level requirements, this course is directed at students with intermediate English skills who express a desire to use English in the future academic or career life.