98年第1學期-3400 大一英文 課程資訊
Freshman English for Non-Majors (FENM) is a required course for the majority of freshmen at Tunghai University. It is a one-year course worth three credits. Students are required to participate in four hours of regular class and one hour of language lab class each week. Students are placed into classes based on the result of the placement exam and the classes are scheduled by college.
The purpose of this course is to help you feel more confident and comfortable using English. In this class you will have opportunities to develop your skills through reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The course assignments will follow the basic schedule as listed in the Freshman English Students’ Handbook. The grading policy will also be according to the standards as found in the handbook.
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.
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The following textbooks are required for this course: Active Skills for Reading: Book 3 (Heinle and Heinle), Connect with English-Script Books 1 and 2 (McGraw Hill), and simplified readers published by Oxford: Jane Eyre, Tales From the Arabian Nights, A Christmas Carol, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Around the World in 80 Days.