學期別: 1001 課程名稱: 982043b 外文系英文一(上)

課程目標/ Course Objectives:

One of the main goals of this course is designed to build up students’ four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. With this class, students will be provided with enough learning materials to become more confident with their English abilities and be able to communicate with others in English. Another objective of this course is to provide skills for students to pass GEPT Intermediate Level, or other English language proficiency tests, before graduation. 
Students should be able to:  understand English syntax (reading/writing);  use correct daily English conversation and pronunciation, and carry on a conversation by topics specified by the instructor (speaking/listening); and  have confidence with their own English skills.
Each academic year the language skills focused upon will increase. In Year 1, courses are conducted to increase students’ abilities in listening and reading. In Year 2, listening, reading and speaking. In Year 3, students will be trained in listening, reading, speaking, and writing.
It is hoped each student will gain individual confidence and competence in his/her own English abilities through in-class activities, Reading for Pleasure, English Corner, and any other outside activities students find beneficial for their English growth. 

教科書/Required & Supplemental Materials	Required: (No single textbook for a specific class is required. Instructors will provide students with online/printed materials and documents as needed.)

Supplemental: 
1. Strategies for Success, 2002, Longman, H. 
Douglas Brown.
2. Pronunciation Plus, 2008, Cambridge 
University Press, Martin Hewing/Sharon Goldstein
3. Basic Grammar in Use, 2011, Cambridge 
University Press, Raymond Murphy
4. GEPT 全民英檢一路通應試錦囊—中級 (聽力、閱讀、寫
作、口說測驗) 文鶴出版社 
5. CNN Student News http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/
6. VOA English http://www.voanews.com/learningenglish/home/


教學評量方式以及課堂規定 / Evaluation and Regulations:
1.學期作業、考試、評量/Assignments & Grading Criteria

TEACHING APPROACH:
Due to the smaller size of class size, students and teachers will have more personalized interaction.  Students will also receive more student-to-student interaction.  The course teaching approach will vary by instructor; however, many classes will include: in-class lectures, group or individual discussions, student-to-teacher discussions, student-to-student conversations, peer activities, presentations, Reading for Pleasure, and English Corner participation. 
GRADING:
Grading will be calculated as 70% and 30%. 
Seventy percent (70%) will be based on any or all of the following: online/printed material presented to students by the instructor, in class quizzes, tests, mid-term exams, final exams, in-class active participation, individual and group work, any in-class or homework assignments and attendance.
Thirty percent (30%) will be further divided into 15% and 15%. The former 15% will come from the first 9 weeks, and the latter 15% will come from weeks 10-18. These percentages will be based on English Corner attendance and Reading for Pleasure.  It is each student’s own responsibility to attend and keep a personal log of time spent with these activities. The instructors may require some proof of your attendance and participation in these two activities. The instructor will give detailed explanations in class. 
IT IS EACH STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW, UNDERSTAND, FOLLOW, AND KEEP BACK UP COPIES OF HIS/HER PARTICIPATION FOR THE PRESCRIBED PROCUDURES FOR THIS 30% OF HIS/HER GRADE.
Quizzes CNN & Reading (Weekly): 
Preparations— There will be 12-14 weekly quizzes throughout the semester; each will be based on the CNN Student News broadcast program http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/ and/or homework reading assignments.

1. Go to the web site, click on the “play” icon.  Watch and listen to the broadcast.  Listen to the broadcast for the THURSDAY program.  Listen to the Thursday broadcast prior to the quiz date.  Quizzes will be at the beginning of the class. 
2. It is recommended that you listen to the broadcast on the designated dates, or as close as possible, as it may have been removed by the day you take the quiz.
3. You may listen, take notes and bring your notes to class for use during the quiz, but taking notes is not mandatory.  You MAY NOT give, copy or in any way “share” your notes with ANY other classmates.  Only notes taken by you can be used on the quiz.
4. Each weekly quiz will be 5-10 questions (multiple styles) based on the broadcast conversation and news topics.  Each quiz will have 10 as the highest score, 1 as the lowest score.  If you score a perfect paper, your grade will be 10.  If you get all the questions wrong, your grade will be 1.
5. Write your English name, ID number and week number (ex. Week 5).
6. Questions will be read to you about the related Thursday broadcast.
7.  Make your answers to the questions as short as possible yet clear enough that I can understand what you mean.  Your answer should be more than one word.

READING (Weekly) Quizzes 2:
Preparations—There will also be weekly quizzes based on the related homework or class discussion topics.
 1. Quizzes will be 5-10 questions (multiple styles) based on the reading assignments and/or class discussion topics.  Each quiz will have 10 as the highest score, 1 as the lowest score.  If you score a perfect paper, your grade will be 10.  If you get all the questions wrong, your grade will be 1.
2. You should read the articles/handouts. You MAY NOT use the handouts directly for the quiz. Only notes taken by you, in the same manner as described above for CNN, can be used during the quiz.  
3. Write your name, ID number and date or week number.
4. Questions will be read to you aloud.
5.  Make your answers to the questions as short as possible yet clear enough that I can understand what you mean.  Your answer should be more than one word.

2. 課堂規定 Regulations/Remarks
CONFERENCES:
If you have trouble within class, something you do not understand, or there is something the teacher should know, please do not hesitate to speak with him/her.  Instructors are here to help you. 

EXAMS:
There will be at least one exam during the semester. Further details will be given in class.

ATTENDANCE:
You will be expected to be present for all sessions.  A quiz may be given in any class.  There will be no make-ups of quizzes, test or exams.  Additionally, late homework is not accepted.  Homework is due at the beginning of class (or occasionally, the day before class).  No Exceptions.  Late homework and missed quizzes will be given a score of zero. Attendance is important because communication is both a sending and receiving process.  You have the responsibility of not only presenting materials but also of listening and responding to the information of other class members.  The specific attendance policy, with no distinction between “excused” or “unexcused” absences is—
1 class hour missed = no penalty
2 class hours missed = final grade reduced by 10 points
3 class hours missed = final grade reduced by 20 points
4+ class hours missed = automatic failure of the course

Note:
 The instructor arrives on time for class.  You are expected to be on time as well. Late arrivals and early departures will be counted as partial absences.
(Students who are not late and are present for ALL classes during the semester will be rewarded quantitatively for the final course grade.)

 The instructor reserves the right to modify the schedule or assignments as dictated by time restraints, class size or unforeseen events. Students are responsible for being aware of any adjustments. Make-up class hours (if needed/required) will be determined by instructors. Students may be given a voice in any final decision.

 ANY form of plagiarism in strictly prohibited in this course. Students are responsible for knowing what plagiarism is and how it may damage their educational path. Please refer to the university policy or student handbook on this matter.

每週進度表/Weekly Schedule
週次	上課日期	課程進度、內容、主題
1 	9/15 (R)	Course set-up, introduction, expectations, policy, and syllabus
2 	9/22	Reading for Pleasure Tour
3 	9/29	Reading Activities, Quiz 1
4 	10/6 	Listening Activities, Quiz 2
5 	10/13	Reading Activities, Quiz 3
6 	10/20	Listening Activities, Quiz 4
7 	10/27 	Listening Activities, Quiz 5
8 	11/3 	In-Class Reading, Quiz 6
9 	11/10 	Mid Term Exam Week, Quiz 7
10 	11/17	Listening Activities, Quiz 8
11 	11/24	Reading Activities, Quiz 9
12 	12/1	Listening Activities, Quiz 10
13 	12/8 	In-Class Reading, Quiz 11
14 	12/15	Listening Activities, Quiz 12
15 	12/22	Reading Activities, Quiz 13
16 	12/29	Listening Activities, Quiz 14
17 	1/5/2012	Combination Summary and Slide Class
18 	1/12/2012	Final Exam Week