基本素養 Basic Literacy

國際視野
Global Vision

核心能力 Competence

語文欣賞及運用能力
Language Proficiency and Communication Abilities

課程概述 Course Description

訓練使用一般英文學術性字彙,以增進學生英文口語表達及批判思考能力。

課程學習目標 Course Objectives

1. The learning goal of this class is to improve intermediate students’ English listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency with adequate opportunities of practice in an effective way. Topics cover global themes of arts, social concerns, and technological development which are thoroughly updated for nowadays students. Apart from the textbook, the updated handouts will be provided as extra comprehension input. The oral training helps students develop daily communicative skills daily and build their self-confidence and techniques needed in academic presentations.
2. By the end of this course, students are expected to familiarize themselves with grammar, vocabulary, and the mechanics of everyday reading and writing, and become a better speaker of English by saying what they really think, listening a lot, learning conversational phrases, keeping expanding their vocabulary, taking the initiative, asking when they don’t understand, and NOT being afraid to make mistakes IN ENGLISH. In other words, they will not only learn general English and language skills but also critical thinking skills and academic skills in this class.
3. For weekly schedule, please see attachment below.

課程進度 Progress Description

進度說明 Progress Description
1Orientation; Unit 1 Beginning 1.1 Ideal flatmates
21.2 It’s first 1.3 I'd like to enquire
31.4 Off the Hook Video podcast: What makes a good flatmates
4Unit 2 Issues 2.1 Comic relief
52.2 We're being watched 2.3 Just what I was thinking!
62.4 The Happiness Video podcast: Does money make you happy?
7Unit 3 Downtime 3.1 Dangerous games
83.2 Find your niche 3.3 How does it work?
9Mid-term Exam
10Video podcast: What's the perfect way to switch off?
11Unit 4 Stories 4.1 And the moral is …
124.2 A life is six months 4.3 It's great read December 2 (Monday) 大一英文會考(30%)
134.3 It's great read 4.4 Tess of the D'Urbervilles
14Unit 5 Ideas Video podcast: What was the last book you read?
15Unit 5 Ideas 5.1 Bright ideas 5.2 Consumer crazy
165.3 What do you think? 5.4 Genius
17Video podcast: If you could start a business, what would it be?
18Final Exam
 以上每週進度教師可依上課情況做適度調整。The schedule may be subject to change.

課程學習融入下列議題或具有下列內涵的程度
Immersing the Following Issues or Contents

議題或內容 Issues or Contents關聯性 Correlation
生命教育 Life Education 直接相關 Direct correlation
服務學習 Service Learning 間接相關 Indirect correlation
性別平等 Gender Equity 間接相關 Indirect correlation
環境安全 Environmental Safety 直接相關 Direct correlation
環境保護 Environmental Protection 直接相關 Direct correlation
智慧財產權 Intellectual Property 直接相關 Direct correlation
法治教育 Law-Related Education 間接相關 Indirect correlation
人權教育 Human Rights Education 間接相關 Indirect correlation

有關課程其他調查 Other Surveys of Courses

1.本課程是否規劃業界教師參與教學或演講? 否
Is there any industry specialist invited in this course? How many times? No
2.本課程是否規劃含校外實習(並非參訪)? 否
Are there any internships involved in the course? How many hours? No