讀小說學英文

課程大綱

  • 課程基本資料
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課程名稱 讀小說學英文
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課程英文名稱 English Proficiency Through Fiction
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授課教師姓名 蘇靖棻
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每期上課時數 ■3週,共27小時、□6週,共54小時
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學分數 1.5學分
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上課週別 週一、□週二、■週三、□週四、■週五,下午1-4
日期:7/9-7/27
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預計招收人數 30
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適合修習對象 ■高中生、■大學生、■研究生、■社會人士
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先修資格 建議英文程度中高級以上者修習
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授課語言 □中文  ■英文  □其他:______
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可抵免科目 今年暑期修習「讀小說學英文」與「聽力與口說訓練」,修畢且成績及格者,此兩門課程合計可申請抵免「選修英文:閱讀與口語訓練」3學分。
 
 
貳、課程教學計畫
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教學目標及特色 This course is intended for high-intermediate to advanced learners of English. It aims to improve the students’ English proficiency through the reading of fiction and to enrich the students’ minds through the meaningful, inspiring life lessons embedded in the stories. We will read one contemporary English novel of about 200 pages in length. Four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) will be integrated and the students will be encouraged to develop independent thinking through pair and group discussions, oral presentations, writing assignments, film watching, and other in-class activities. The course will be conducted in English.
 
Upon completing this course, those who have satisfactorily completed the course requirements will have:
  • increased their reading speed and finished reading an unabridged novel in English independently;
  • sharpened their oral skills to confidently express opinions and respond to others’ comments;
  • developed their abilities to write summaries, reflections and responses on the assigned readings; and
  • improved their ability to listen effectively, using critical and reflective thinking when responding to communication events such as the teacher’s lectures, classmates’ speeches, and discussions with peers.
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課程大綱 請填寫每次上課的授課內容(含作業/測驗/活動
堂次 授課內容 作業/測驗/活動
1
(7/9)
Orientation;
Film watching & discussion—The Five People You Meet in Heaven (I)
  1. Finish reading Part 1 of the novel
  2. Prepare for Quiz 1
2
(7/11)
The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Part 1 (Hyperion 1-31/Sphere 1-33); Quiz 1
  1. Finish reading Part 2 of the novel
  2. Complete reading circles role sheet 1
3
(7/13)
The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Part 2 (“The First Person,” H 32-55/S 34-57); Reading circles 1
  1. Finish reading Part 3 of the novel
  2. Prepare for Quiz 2
4
(7/16)
The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Part 3 (“The Second Person,” H 56-97/S 58-102); Quiz 2; Board game
  1. Finish reading Part 4 of the novel
  2. Complete reading circles role sheet 2
5
(7/18)
Film watching & discussion—The Five People You Meet in Heaven (II)
  1. Finish reading Part 4 of the novel
  2. Complete reading circles role sheet 2
6
(7/20)
The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Part 4 (“The Third Person,” H 98-144/S 103-152); Reading circles 2
  1. Finish reading Part 5 of the novel
  2. Prepare for Quiz 3
7
(7/23)
The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Part 5 (“The Fourth Person,” H 145-178/S 153-190); Quiz 3; Making a pop quiz
  1. Finish reading Part 6 of the novel
  2. Complete reading circles role sheet 3
8
(7/25)
The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Part 6  (“The Fifth Person,” H 179-196/S 191-208); Reading circles 3
  1. Review the novel
  2. Prepare for Final exam
9
(7/27)
Group games, competition & discussion; Final exam  
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評量方式及評分標準 Grading Criteria:
Attendance & Participation: 20%
Quizzes: 15%
Reading circles role sheets & in-class writing: 40%
Final exam: 25%
Requirements:
  1. Attendance: You are required to attend classes regularly and on time. Absences (including sick leave and personal leave), tardiness, or early departure will damage your attendance grade. Contact me about your absence before class if you must miss class.
  2. Participation: Speaking up in class, either being called or voluntarily, will add points to your participation grade. Try to catch any opportunity to speak up in class to earn bonus points!
  3. Quizzes: We will have overview quizzes on the assigned readings before starting class every other week. Each quiz will include three general questions based on the main plot of the reading.
  4. Reading Circles: You will be grouped into teams of 5 members. Each member in your team will take turns assuming different roles of the Discussion Leader, Summarizer, Connector, Word Master, Passage Person, and Culture Collector. You are required to complete your role sheets at home by due dates so that you can join the reading circles discussion and share your reflections with your classmates in class.
  5. Final exam: We will have in-class written final exam in our last class. The final exam will include three parts: short answers, vocabulary, and essay questions. Short answer will come from the overview questions in warm-up activities; vocabulary will be based on the word list provided by the instructor; essay questions will be open-ended questions similar to the discussion questions in class.
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教學方式 Warm-up activities: BINGO questions, pair discussion, sequencing, etc.
Lecture on cultural information; reading circles discussion; pair/group work; board game; group games & competition; in-class writing
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使用教材 Albom, Mitch. The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Hyperion, 2003. (ISBN 978-1-4013-9803-3)
OR: Albom, Mitch. The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Sphere, 2003. (ISBN 978-0-7515-3614-0)
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參考書目 Oxford Collocations Dictionary, 2nd ed. (牛津搭配辭典敦煌代理)
A Dictionary of English Collocations (英語搭配大詞典中央)
Cambridge Dictionaries Online: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/
Merriam-Webster Online: http://www.merriam-webster.com/
Longman English Dictionary Online: http://www.ldoceonline.com/
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聯絡方式(E-mail) Office: Room 737, Research Building (研究大樓737)
Office Hours: by appointment
Tel: 02-29393091 ext. 88121
E-mail: jfsu@nccu.edu.tw