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  Intermediate Listening and Conversational English
 
發文單位:English Elite Program      張貼日期:2012-12-05  

Course
Intermediate Listening and Conversational English

科目代碼:

大學部課程 □研究所課程

講授-實習-學分:2-0-2

Objective:   

For students to improve their ability to speak English clearly and accurately, to distinguish between consonant and vowel sounds and to recognize the correct rhythm and intonation patterns. 
  

Furthermore to improve their ability to link meaningful word groups together into phrases and sentences, to identify the main points of other people’s opinions and thus to improve their ability to express themselves with confidence.
Course outline and content:

1. For the first half of the first semester students will be taught to develop their ability to understand spoken English by using top-down processing skills involving their knowledge  of the situation, the context, the topic and the keywords to accurately infer the meaning of  speech samples.

2. For the second half of the first semester they will also be taught to utilize bottom-up processing skills in order to decode individual words, recognize how the endings of words  change their meanings and understand the details and subtleties of the language. Emphasis will be on improving listening skills using authentic, natural speech and learning from the natural pauses, hesitations and interruptions that occur in real life conversations.

3. Students will be given a mid-term and final exam based on the class content and which will be at the level of B1 on the C.E.F. Each exam will count 30% of their total grade. They will be given a mock TOEIC test and are expected to attain a grade of at least 550 points. 

4. The second semester will focus on students improving their ability to produce accurate speech by expressing their opinions in order to describe matters of daily concern and to be able to provide support for their reasons as well as discuss future plans using an intermediate level of English vocabulary.

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Intermediate Listening and Conversational English Course Description
Course Outline This course provides students with a comprehensive, dual approach to achieving competence in speaking and listening. The initial focus is on the listening skills necessary to improve oral abilities and speech production. The students will learn to listen to nuances in pronunciation in order grasp meaning and reply correctly.  Students will be provided with opportunities to use and develop their speaking skills with technological applications.
Objectives
1. A vocabulary level of at least 4,500 words will be required for students to follow and progress through the class.

2. To improve the students ability to speak English more clearly and accurately.

3. To improve the ability to distinguish between similar consonant and vowel sounds and thus to learn to pronounce them more clearly.

4. To learn to recognize the correct English rhythm and intonation patterns and then to produce them correctly.

5. To learn to link meaningful word groups together accurately into phrases and sentences with appropriate stress and pauses.

6. To identify the main points of expressed opinions and to relate their own opinions concisely and with proper support.

7. To improve the ability to express oneself with confidence.
Course Criteria Credit(s) 2 credits, 1 semester
Evaluation
1. Students will be given a mid-term and final exam based on the class content and which will be at the level of B1 on the C.E.F. Each exam will count 30% of their total grade. 

2.
 
Students will be given a mock TOEIC test and are expected to attain a grade of at least 550 points. This will account for 20 % of their course grade. 

3.
 
Attendance, class participation, homework and short quizzes will account for 20 % of the students’ grade.
Learning Content Students will be taught to develop their ability to understand spoken English by using top-down processing skills involving their knowledge of the situation, the context, the topic and the keywords to accurately infer the meaning of speech samples. They will also be taught to utilize bottom-up processing skills in order to decode individual words, recognize how the endings of words change their meanings and understand the details and subtleties of the language. Emphasis will be on improving listening skills using authentic, natural speech and learning from the natural pauses, hesitations and interruptions that occur in real life conversations. Listening skills will be followed up with speaking activities designed to improve fluency in conversations such as how to open and close a conversation and then how to develop the topic. Strategies to insure smooth communication will be introduced, such as making requests, asking for clarification and using idioms.  Students will be encouraged to practice these skills during times available for pair work, group work, role plays and opinion and information sharing discussion activities.
Communication Skill Listening Speaking Reading Writing
Description Objective: Students will be able to understand the main points of opinions expressed in English conversation on familiar subjects. They will be able to follow and get the gist of topics discussed on  many radio and TV programs as well as currently popular  movies and videos.

Objective (Spoken Interaction): Students will be able to understand and interact with English speakers from around the world in topics of daily conversation using basic to intermediate level English vocabulary.  Objective (Spoken Production): Students will be able to put together phrases and use idioms into complete sentences in order to describe matters of daily concern They will be able to provide support for their reasons discuss future plans. They will be able to describe a short story or relate the plot of a movie or book they have read. Objective: Students will be able to read and get the gist of English newspaper and magazine articles as well as short passages from popular books and novels. They will learn how to read and interpret polite formal English written and digital communication such as will be encountered on the web or in business. Objective: Students will be able to write simple English requests for information or clarification as well as to express their feelings and describe events. 

Material(s) 1. Oxford University Press, American Headway

2. English materials covering  current events derived from internet sources.
Jobs that the students who have completed the course can apply for This course will be useful for students who may plan to travel abroad, work in an environment which will include different nationalities, work in a sales position or communicate with others in English. Students wanting a greater understanding of current events and the English speaking world will want to complete this course.

 

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