98年第1學期-3376 大一英文 課程資訊

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選課分析

本課程名額為 35人,已有34人選讀,尚餘名額1人。

評分方式

評分項目 配分比例 說明
In-class: Participation 10 Attendance and active participation in class (if you are more than 20 minutes late, or you are sleeping in class, then you are automatically absent)
In-class: Quizzes 15 The two lowest quiz grades will be dropped
In-class: Orals 15 Two individual speeches and one prepared dialogue presentation
In-class: Writing 10 Speech scripts and in-class summary writing
Exam: Midterm 25 Please make sure you understand the FENM Pass-Pass Rule. You must pass both the in-class portion and the exam portion of the class in order to pass.
Exam: Final 25 Details about the Pass-Pass Rule can be found on the FENM website and will be discussed in class.

授課教師

Jonathan Benda

教育目標

Objectives I will grade you on:
Speaking:

  • Use English to participate in conversations to exchange personal information and opinions
  • Present prepared public speeches on personal topics in English
  • Present prepared and impromptu dialogues in English
Reading:
  • Read intermediate-level English language texts to identify main ideas and supporting ideas
  • Identify the meanings of vocabulary in readings from the context
  • Build up reading speed without sacrificing comprehension
Writing:
  • Use English to plan and outline prepared speeches
  • Write brief summaries of intermediate-level English language texts
Listening:
  • Listen to and understand (and be able to respond to) your teacher and your classmates in English
  • Understand main ideas and important details of videos we will watch in class and in lab
Goals I cannot grade but that I hope you will achieve:
  • Enjoyment while using English in and out of class
  • Time management skills

課程概述

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.

課程資訊

參考書目

  1. Active Skills for Reading, 2nd edition: Book 3--New copies only
  2. Ghost Stories, Oxford Bookworms Library Level 5
  3. The Hound of the Baskervilles, Oxford Bookworms Library Level 4
  4. A Christmas Carol (Evans Crane Fast Track Classics)
  5. One Thousand Dollars and Other Plays, Oxford Bookworms Library Level 2 (winter break reading)

Other required materials:
  • B5 paper and a binder to hold that paper
  • Your Tunghai University e-mail account (you will need this account to receive important e-mails from me)
  • NT$ for photocopying