98學年度第一學期課程大綱/ Fall 2009 Course Description
授課教師/ Instructor： 黃淨慧
課程名稱/ Course name： 英文（附一小時英聽）一
課號/ Course number： 102 83310
班次/ Section number： 48
學分數/ Credit hour： 3
課程概述 Course Description
This course is designed to help students improve their command of English to higher-intermediate or advanced levels. As common English learners tend to have uneven developments in their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills, this course hopes to remedy this defect by encouraging students to participate in in-class discussions, and to deal with different aspects of a topic by utilising the four skills. For this reason, students’ participation in class is essential, including oral presentations and three sessions of writing during the semester. For many of the non-English majors, the course of “Freshmen English” is their last chance in university to work on their English skills systematically, so, although this course is not exam-oriented, it aims at giving students a solid grounding in English. In this way, students will have a fair start in preparing for GEPT, TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS in their future career. The topics covered in this course deal with real-life situations, and are highly applicable to daily experiences. Students are encouraged to put what they learn into practice, and to appreciate the use of English as a means of facilitating communication and mutual-understanding. Photocopies of extracts from newspaper articles and literary works will supplement the textbook. Students are required to memorize ten extra words and their sample sentences per week in addition to the vocabulary in the textbook.
課程目標 Course Objectives
It is hoped that students will be able to elaborate on a given topic with competence, whether in spoken or written English. Students are also expected to work effectively with group members.
As the course is organized around in-class discussion and writing, attendance comprises the basic requirement. Students who are absent (i.e. no-show without advanced notices to the instructor) for more than 10 hours in this semester will be flunked; students who are late for more than 30 minutes with no prior notice to the instructor will be regarded as absent. All in-class writing must be submitted at the end of the day’s session; otherwise the writing must be submitted before 12 o’clock noon of the coming Monday, and the writing will have 10 points deducted (the penalty does not apply to those students who are absent because of extreme conditions [e.g. illness, accidents, financial and family issues, etc.]).
參考書目（教科書）Textbook and References
Joan Saslow and Allen Ascher. Summit: English for Today’s World 2. Pearson Longman, 2006.
Oxford Collocations: Dictionary for Students of English.
Collins Paperback Thesaurus: the Ultimate Wordfinder.
R. Kent Smith. Building Vocabulary for College.
Classroom participation and teamwork 60% (including presentations and essays)
Midterm exam 20%
Final exam 20%
第1週 House-keeping announcement; Unit 1: Dreams come true (life choices and plans)
第2週 Share your dreams and goals in life; discuss job qualifications and work experience.
第3週 In-class writing of a biography (brainstorming; grammar: the present perfect and the present perfect continuous)
第4週 Give feedback on the writing done in the previous week.
Unit 2: Character counts (taking and avoiding responsibility); the moral of a story; the social uses of lying.
第5週 Express regret and take responsibility; discuss helping others; reading fables; group discussion in preparation for the presentation in the coming week.
第6週 Group presentations (15-20 mins each): An experience that taught you a lesson; learn to evaluate presentations.
第7週 Unit 3: Dealing with adversity (expressing frustration and empathy; encouragement and discouragement); grammar: the relationship of past events and actions to each other.
第8週 Read a story about dealing with adversity; narrate past events logically; review questions for the midterm exam.
第9週 Midterm exam
第10週 Give feedback on the midterm exam; listen to stories about an heroic act and discuss the nature of heroism
第11週 Unit 4: Personality and life (comparing oneself with others; problematic attitudes and behaviors; stress management)
第12週 Discuss how you handle anger; identify what is important in your life.
第13週 In-class writing of tips for solving a problem (brainstorming; the topic sentence and supporting sentences)
第14週 Give feedback on the writing done in the previous week.
Unit 5: It’s all in your mind (ways to express disbelief; grammar: non-count nouns made countable)
第15週 Evaluate suspicious claims; identify fears and phobias.
第16週 Describe and interpret a dream; brainstorm for the in-class writing of the coming week.
第17週 In-class writing: describe a superstition; review questions for the final exam.
第18週 Final exam