This course offers an effective way of listening in English. Students are required to attend all classes and give a presentation in English (3min). All texts are read in English, and discussion and presentations are conducted in English.
The chief objective of the course is to improve students’ skills in listening in English. By listening to various interviews and watching DVDs of academic lectures, students will be able to comprehend academic issues presented in English. Through preparing and delivering the required presentation, students will study how to respond to questions from audiences and hold the audiences’ attention with visual information.
Class 1 General Introduction to the Course
Class 2 Chapter 1 The Foundations of Government
Class 3 Chapter 2 Constitutional Issues Today
Class 4 Chapter 2 Constitutional Issues Today
Class 5 Chapter 3 The Origins of Diversity
Class 6 Chapter 3 The Origins of Diversity
Class 7 Students’ Presentations
Class 8 Students’ Presentations
Class 9 Chapter 4 Diversity in the United States Today
Class 10 Chapter 5 The Struggle Begins
Class 11 Chapter 6 The Struggle Continues
Class 12 Chapter 8 American Values Today (+ Group Work)
Class 13 Chapter 8 American Values Today (+ Group Work)
Class 14 Group Presentations
Class 15 Final Exam
Academic Encounters Level 2 Student’s Book
(Listening and Speaking with DVD: American Studies 2nd ed.)
The course evaluation is based on attendance, participation in discussion, a presentation and final exam.