學期別: 1002 課程名稱: 982044b 外文系英文一(下)
授課教師/Instructor: Gary Vore
學年學期/Year-Semester	1002	必/選修Req/Elec	必修	
教師聯絡方式 /Instructor Contact: Main Office: B101 (Language Center)  2650   garyv@ncnu.edu.tw 
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: (as per instructor)

(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 exam, final exam, 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 weeks 2-8, and the latter 15% will come from weeks 10-17. 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.
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, 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 = final grade reduced by 30 points
5 class hours missed = final grade reduced by 40 points
6+ hours or 1/3 of course time missed = automatic failure of the course

Note:
 The instructor arrives on time for class.  You are expected to be on time as well. Arriving more than 10 minutes late will be counted as an absence. Students will NOT be able to take a quiz or test that day if more than 10 minutes late. 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 for the final course grade, by having one of their lowest quiz grades removed, bonus points added to their score of some other measure decided upon by the instructor.)

 Students are not allowed to randomly attend other/alternate classes due to oversleeping, taking a missed quiz, or anything else. Students MUST attend the class and time in which they are enrolled. No Exceptions.

 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.

 Students are expected to do their own work in order to help their own English ability. ANY form of plagiarism, cheating, copying is strictly prohibited in all courses and in this university. Students are responsible for knowing what plagiarism/cheating is and how it may damage their educational path. Please refer to the university policy or student handbook on this matter.