學期別: 1001 課程名稱: 040001b 會話一(上)
一、課程目標Course objectives: The focus will be on conversational skills in dealing with daily activities, academic study, workplace matters and international travel topics. Emphasis at the elementary level will be on expanding vocabulary in common areas such as relationships, shopping, clothing, body parts, colors, weather information, entertainment (music, movies, TV), and the like. 

二、師生晤談時間及地點Instructor office hours: 12:00-13:00 Wednesday & Tuesday

三、授課方式Teaching approach: The procedure involves 1) an overview of the topic with discussion of the vocabulary, cultural context, sentence structures, communicative interactions, and social skills involved, 2), the preparation of a conversation text by student pairs or, in some cases, small groups, and 3) the presentation of the conversation in front of the class with critique by the instructor.  Variety will be provided by occasional Panel Discussions on vital issues, using drama, readings, TV sitcom selections, etc. The focus on the class is on students performing freely to their maximum potential and developing new skills and vocabulary as well as cultural content. Intensive practice is a goal insofar as time and class size constraints allow.

四、評量方式Grading criteria: 50% attendance / Participation / Exercises ; 25% Mid-term Exam; 50% Final Exam

五、參考書目Textbook & references: Instructor will provide handouts or show material on overhead projector from his own materials or selected materials from other sources.

六、教學進度(週次、授課主題、教學活動、評量方式/作業、章節)
Course schedule (week, topic, activities, evaluation/assignment, text, etc.):
第1週: 09/14/2011: Introduction to the course Relationships 1 - Classmates
第2週: 09/21/2011: Relationships 2 – Family
第3週: 09/28/2011: Relationships 3 – Friends and Acquaintances
第4週: 10/05/2011: Leisure time activities 1 - Shopping
第5週: 10/12/2011: Leisure time activities 2 – Outdoor Activities 
第6週: 10/19/2011: Leisure time activities 3 - Entertainment
第7週: 10/26/2011: Leisure time activities 4 – Travel at home and abroad
第8週: 11/02/2011: Leisure time activities 5 - Sports
第9週: 11/09/2011: Mid-term 
第10週: 11/16/2011: The World – Geography and Nations
第11週: 11/23/2011: The World – Climate and Natural Disasters
第12週: 11/30/2011: American and Chinese Holidays
第13週: 12/07/2011: Christmas Music Extravaganza 1 – Selections with activities
第14週: 12/14/2011: Christmas Music Extravaganza 2 – Selections with activities (continued) 
第15週: 12/21/2011: Christmas Music Extravaganza 3 – Student Participation  
第16週: 12/28/2011: A New Beginning - New Year’s Resolutions   
第17週: 01/04/2012: Calendars, Times and Dates
第18週: 01/11/2012: Final Exam

七、TA協助事項Teaching Assistant tasks: None
八、備註Remarks: None