學期別: 1001 課程名稱: 040003b 英語聽講一(上)
一、課程目標Course objectives: The purpose of this course is to improve advanced English listening and speaking skills used in informal daily conversation. The learning process will be built around episodes of the sitcom F-r-i-e-n-d-s which involves many daily conversational topics in informal rather standard English. Students will be asked what was said, what it meant, why it was funny, and the like. Small groups will reenact scenes from episodes to practice what they have heard and learned. Mid-term and Final exams will consist of reenacting a series of scenes from a single episode. The second half of the semester will use a full-length movie, As Good As It Gets, with a focus on understanding and being able to discuss the plot, characters, themes and intricacies of communication.

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: Instructor will present selected episodes from the sitcom Friends each week with Chinese subtitles, then English subtitles, then none. Understanding and articulating about each scene -- including idioms, jokes, characters, and the like -- will be involved. The second half of the semester will deal more complexly with a full-length movie with discussions on the interaction of the several characters. Students will be asked to give character, plot and theme summaries as well as to do an enactment of a selected scene with other members of a team for both thew sitcom and the movie.

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: CDs of Friends and As Good As It Gets will be used from the libraru of the Language Center.

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: 09/13/2011: Introduction to the Course
第2~7 週: 09/20/2011 ~ 第7週: 10/25/2011: Selected Episodes from the SitCom FRIENDS 
第8週: 11/01/2011: Practice Enactment of selected Scene 
第9週: 11/08/2011: Mid-term 
第10~16週: 11/15/2011 ~ 第16週: 12/27/2011: The Movie As Good As It Gets
第17週: 01/03/2012: Practice Enactment of selected scene
第18週: 01/17/2012: Final Exam


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