98年第1學期-3324 大一英文 課程資訊
|In-Class||50||15% oral/15% quizzes/10% writing/10% participation|
|Exams||50||15% communicative/15% listening/20% reading|
The purpose of this course is for learning English listening,speaking, reading and writing skills. It will help students to improve these areas. The textbook is Reading Keys : Developing. The grade is based on 50% in-class performance and 50% exam scores.
The general goals of the FENM program are to provide an atmosphere that will increase students’ participation in a non-threatening environment and increase their confidence in English speaking contexts. It is also a major goal of the FENM program to increase students’ ability to apply their knowledge of the English language they have acquired in high school so that they will be able to achieve fluency in a general context. To achieve these goals, the FENM program focuses on four language skill areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
�A. to comprehend English everyday topics
�B. to listen to and understand English as it is used in real life
�A. to be comfortable using English for real-life communication in and
outside the classroom
�B. to be more confident in oral communication in various forms
Reading goals will be accomplished through the use of both intensive and extensive reading. Intensive reading includes the reading of articles in the reading textbooks and other supplemental readings chosen by teachers according to students’ levels. The purpose of these textbooks is to introduce and enhance basic reading skills. Extensive reading includes the use of simplified readers (English novels and stories graded to students’ appropriate levels) to foster students’ appreciation of reading in English language.
A. to understand the fundamental components of will-structured,
comprehensible,and cohesive expository writings
B. to apply writing strategies to composing comprehensible texts
Freshman English is a first-year required course. The goal of the course is primarily to improve the proficiency of students in communicative language skills with an emphasis on speaking and writing. A functional, notional approach is taken to planning objectives to help students gain confidence in using English in social interactions. Therefore, active participation in the class is a prerequisite for successful completion. A variety of activities are used throughout the year including dialogues, role-plays, pair work, small group projects and whole class discussions. The syllabus includes a general review of grammar and many class activities attempt to integrate these grammar components. Therefore, students are given the opportunity to apply the rules to real-life situations that they might encounter in an English-speaking country. Teachers encourage students to monitor their grammar usage while improving their level of fluency.