||課程英文名稱||Listening & Oral Training|
||授課語言||□中文 ■英文 □其他：______|
This course focuses on general English and builds upon contemporary topics. It concentrates on listening and speaking. The instructor will provide students with opportunities to exchange information, express opinions, and share ideas and feelings.
During the course, students will enhance their listening and speaking skills through lectures, note-taking practices, role-play, videos, pair/group discussions, and presentations. Students are encouraged to try their best to express themselves. It is hoped that students can learn how to organize their thoughts and present themselves fluently and clearly.
In this course students will:
- develop effective note-taking and summarizing skills
- participate in group and class discussions on various topics
- improve fluency through guided opportunities for authentic, natural
- learn presentation skills
- enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- build confidence in the ability to communicate in English
- be aware of cultural differences and potential misunderstandings in cross-cultural
Listening Quizzes: 30%
Group Presentation: 20%
Final Exam: 25%
Attendance is important, and students are expected to come to class ON TIME! (Lateness policy will be explained in the first class.) Students who are absent for more than half of total class hours without an appropriate reason will receive 0 for both Attendance and Participation portions, and cannot partake the final exam.
The participation grade is based on homework preparation and the contribution the student makes to the learning experience of others in class, such as class/group discussions and information exchange. Contribution includes his/her questions to the instructor, insights and comments regarding class content, answers to the instructor’s questions, and reactions to other students’ contributions.
Three quizzes related to the topics discussed in class will be given. Each listening quiz includes multiple-choice questions and note-taking tasks. Missed quizzes cannot be made up.
Group Presentation (about 20 minutes)
Each group is in charge of ONE topic assigned. Members in each group should discuss how to present the topic and find relevant information. It is hoped that the group could coordinate the presentation well (teamwork) and design interactive tasks for the rest of the class (communication + presentation skills). While presenting, each group will be evaluated by the instructor as well as by their peers.
The final exam contains an in-class listening test and an individual speech video (about 3 minutes). The individual speech video must be uploaded by the deadline and the performance should reflect what they have learned from this course.
小組活動 Group Activity：30%；
||使用教材||Coursepack from chosen materials (please see references below)|
Beglar, D. & Murray, N. (2017): Contemporary Topics 3: 21st Century Skills for Academic Success. (4th ed.) Pearson Education.
Day, R. R., Shaules, J. & Yamanaka, J. (2009): Impact Issues 3. Pearson Longman Asia ELT.
Kisslinger, E. (2017): Contemporary Topics 2: 21st Century Skills for Academic Success. (4th ed.) Pearson Education.
Lansford, L., Dummett, P. & Stephenson, H. (2016): Keynote (Advanced). National Geographic Learning/ Cengage Learning.
Lim, P. L. & Smalzer, W. (2014): Listening & Notetaking Skills, Level 2. (4th ed.), Cengage Learning.
Maclntyre, P. (2013): Pathways 4: Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking. National Geographic Learning/ Cengage Learning.
Rogers, M., Taylore-Knowles, J., Taylore-Knowles, S., & Wisniewska, I. (2015): Master Mind (Level 1). (2nd ed.) Macmillan.
Stephenson, H., Lansford, L. & Dummett, P. (2017): Keynote 4. National Geographic Learning/ Cengage Learning.
TED talks: https://www.ted.com/talks