2016 Spring — Sophomore Speech and Communication (A 105)
Jo Ho (office hours: Mon 12-2pm, Tu 1-2pm)
This is an oral training course designed to put both ideas and speech into language learning students to help them speak more persuasively and effectively while building vocabulary as well as knowledge. Course materials revolve around recent issues and challenging ideas as an effort to stimulate thinking and talking. Class activities are divided into two categories: the discussion sessions will be devoted to group work on the assigned materials during which students discuss their thoughts on the core issues; the reading-aloud sessions will concentrate on enunciation and articulation of speech to increase student familiarity with public speaking.
All correspondences are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, with themes clearly marked as「大二口語－作業日期－學生中文姓名」. Mails may be lost otherwise.
Class attendance is mandatory. Class materials are provided online.
Weekly class performance 60%
Students are required to prepare hard before coming to class. For the discussion classes, students will read the materials prepared, get familiar with the vocabulary, seek pieces on the same topic online, and prepare ideas to be exchanged in class. For the reading-aloud classes, students will read the assigned material aloud several times before class, marking the sentences so that meaning is scripted unto the text, and if necessary, research the topic to ensure understanding.
Intro to the Course: how do you shop for clothes
Discussion: Shopping for Clothes:
(Make-up Class) Reading Aloud: The Brave Tin Soldier
Reading Aloud: The Selfie Gene
Instructor on lecture tour (Make-up March 8th)
Reading Aloud: A Teenager’s View on Social Media
|5-2||Discussion: 1.Motorcycle culture機車嫌惡症、2.自行車城市的階級政治
Group topics: The entry of motorcycles into Taiwan
Popularity of motorcycles
Motorcycle ads and their themes
Inconvenience of riding motorcycles
The Revival of the Bicycle
instructor on sick leave
Discussion:How a Nation of Tech Copycats Transformed Into a Hub for Innovation
|5-23||instructor sick leave|
Individual Response: Far from the Tree
1. make a one-minute talk (what I need to work on in oral training);
2. select a one-minute reading from "How a Nation of Tech Copycats Transformed Into a Hub for Innovation"