99年第2學期-3396 大一英文 課程資訊
|Exams||50||Composed of mid-term and final exams. Each exam includes written portion (70 points) and communicative component (30 points).|
|In-class grade||50||The breakdown is as follows: Quizzes 15%, Orals 15% , Writing 10%, Participation 10%|
On completion of the FENM course, students should be able to
1. use English in daily life;
2. think independently, logically, analytically, synthetically, and creatively in English;
3. understand and enhance one/s own interest and motivation in learning English;
4. use English to acquire and understand knowledge of various disciplines;
5. use various English language learning strategies;
6. use various English language learning resources;
7. use English to explore and understand various cultures in the world; and
8. use English to explore and understand the meaning of one/s own life.
Aims of Course
Freshman English for Majors is a four-skills course taught exclusively to majors of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. The goal of the course is primarily to improve students’ proficiency 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 the 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.
Office HourMonday and Wednesday 1-2 pm Office: LAN 102 D
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