98年第1學期-2973 英語發音及聽力增進 課程資訊
|Mid-term exam||20||From Lesson 1 to Lesson 5 or 6, depending on our progress. The format: Listening to identify sounds/sentences, answering questions on rules you have learned, pronounce the sentences provided,|
|Final exam||20||The final exam will cover what has been taught for the whole semester. Same format as the mid-term|
|Attendance and participation||20||Full attendance is expected. You need to give a legitimate reason for each absence. 10 points off for each unexcused absence. Participation in class and working with partners are required, too.|
|Listening Log||40||The most important part of the course. Late work is not accepted. Graded on the amount and thoroughness of the assignment.|
By the end of the course, students will demonstrate improvements in their pronunciationas well as listening comprehension of American English. They will show increased awareness of the differences between accurate and less than accurate pronunciations, in terms of word and sentence stress, intonation, consonants and vowels. Furthermore, they will be able to inrease their understanding of spoken American English which contains linking, blending, assimilation and reduced sounds. They will also be able to pronounce consonants and vowels of English sounds which are particularly troublesome for Chinese learners with increased accuracy.
This course intends to improve Chinese EFL students pronunciation and listening comprehension of American English. The emphases of the course are on the sounds that are central to intelligibility and sounds that are challenging for most speakers of Chinese. The course leads students to discover, recognize, pronounce and comprehend American English word stress, sentence stress, intonation patterns, and high-frequency vowels and consonants with increased accuracy. It offers extensive listening and speaking practice so that students can carry key pronunciation patterns over to listening and speaking American English in different contests. The learning activities such as guided conversations, pair and small group practices, information gap activities, peer interviews, and short oral reports will invite students to enjoy improving their command of accurate pronunciation and comprehension in spoken American English.
Office HourTime: Friday 9:10-11:10 Location: FLLD FL 102 A-4
1. Sounds Great 1 - by Beverly Beisbier,
2. A little mirror. Optional: a recording device.