This course is designed to enable majors to improve their basic English skills in the areas most relevant to their studies in English language and literature, and media and communication such as organizing thoughts before speaking or writing, listening and reading for the main point, and widening vocabulary.
Along with weekly assignments and/or short quizzes in class, students will exercise reading and critical thinking skills. Oral communication skill will be built through group discussions and group/individual presentations. Listening comprehension and dictionary exercises will be also given to enhance listening and vocabulary buidling skills and supplement their learning. Discussion materials range from selected literary texts to articles on current affairs.
Mosaic 1: Reading. Silver Edition.
Sub-text: Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
Regular attendance is strictly required.
Regular attendance, class participation and performance, assignments, quizzes and final exams.
１．Skills and strategies covered in class include but are not limited to the following: Reading materials without looking up unknown words ２．Understanding words from context ３．Understanding suffixes, compounds, parts of speech ４．Understanding metaphor and figurative expressions ５．Understanding synonyms and antonyms ６．Understanding idioms and specialized terms ７．Recalling information after reading ８．Skimming for general ideas, scanning for details ９．Analyzing paragraphs for the main idea and its development 10．Finding the implied main idea of a paragraph/reading 11．Distinguishing betweeen general and specific statements 12．Distinguishing between facts and opinions 13．Identifying the pattern of organization in a reading 14．Identifying a topic and supporting details in a paragraph 15．Reading charts, graphs, and tables 16．Paraphrasing sentences 17．Understanding cultural differences and similarities 18．Expressing opinions 19．Taking a stance and expressing one's view 20．Synthesizing web content and presenting research results 21．Evaluating opinions 22．Using a graphic organizer to identify development of a story 23．Giving examples and details to support one's opinion 24．Speaking naturally through segmenting phrases 25．Listening accurately 26．Listening to various materials (e.g., news, speech, conversation) 27．Improving grammar through identifying mistakes 28．Using English-English dictionary effectively 29．Short quizzes include but are not limited to the following areas:VocabularyListening comprehension, dictationGrammar check 30．Final exam will be given at the end of each semester
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