課程規劃-中級

  1. 課程目標
    • 本課程以多元文化主題為核心,讓學生藉由英語文學習來認識和理解多元文化。設計脈絡化課程,並搭配與全球化議題相關的內容,以提供學生多元文化交流與溝通的學習情境。讓學生在運用英文口說和寫作表達能力的同時,也能培養對多元社會的興趣和探討能力,進而產生對異文化的包容力,拓展學生國際視野,因而具備成為世界公民的能力。
  2. 課程主軸
    • 本課程的主軸有三:「多元文化」、「溝通能力」、以及「全球視野」。
    •  「多元文化」方面:透過共同教材搭配真實新聞報導,例如全球各地的生活型態報導、跨國婚姻、足球運動在不同國家的型態等等,培養學生對異文化的興趣,並連結到自身的本土文化。
    •  「溝通能力」方面:透過英文學習,加強聽說讀寫技能。學生必須能夠閱讀特定議題之中篇文章,聽懂中篇對話和演講,並可以運用基礎寫作策略來書寫一段文意連貫的段落,且能針對已經理解的書寫或口語內容作相關之口頭回應,進而參與群組討論。
    • 「全球視野」方面:著重在全球議題的多元角度。利用共同教材內容搭配時事新聞,例如生活科技造成地球環境的改變、宗教組織與公平正義的爭議等等,讓學生將自身置於全球社群中,從不同的角度理解同一個議題,了解當代的全球化現象及衍生的矛盾與利弊,進而省思自身的公民責任。
  3. 預期成效
    • 學生在完成本課程後可以達到以下預期目標:
    •  能比較各地文化異同,且了解文化差異的因素。
    •  對全球議題有基本認識,可以閱讀英文時事新聞,且可從多元角度理解全球議題。
    • 增強英文技能,增強聽讀理解,並訓練正式場合中口說和寫作的技巧。

This course, centering upon multicultural issues, aims to help students learn and understand multiple cultures through English learning. Its contextualized curriculum relates the contents to issues of globalization to provide students with learning environments in which multicultural interactions and communication are made possible. By producing oral and written works in English, students can develop their interests and curiosities about multicultural societies, which can cultivate their tolerance for different cultures and broaden their global vision, thereby becoming qualified world citizens.

The course centers upon three objectives: multicultural learning, communication skills, and global vision.

Multicultural learning:

Students are provided with shared teaching materials along with authentic news reports on issues such as different lifestyles around the world, cross-cultural marriage, and football in different countries with the aim of cultivating their interests in different cultures and even helping them associate these cultures with local ones.

Communication skills:

Through English learning, we aim to enhance our students’ reading and writing abilities. Students should be able to read and understand the assigned mid-length articles as well as comprehend mid-length conversations and speech. They are also expected to apply their acquired basic writing skills to compose a coherent paragraph, make verbal responses to comprehended written works or speech, and finally involve themselves in group discussions.

Global vision:

With an emphasis on global issues from diverse perspectives, shared teaching materials along with news on current events are provided to students. Those events include changes caused by new technology in global environments and the controversy over religious institutions or social justice. Students can therefore immerse themselves in the global community, perceive an issue from various perspectives, understand the pros and cons derived from globalization, and eventually reflect upon their own responsibility as world citizens.

By completing this course, students are expected to achieve the following objectives:

Be able to compare similarities and differences among cultures around the world as well as understand the causes of those differences.

Acquire a basic understanding of global issues, be able to read English news on current events, and understand global issues from diverse perspectives.

Enhance English skills, improve listening and reading comprehension skills, and acquire speaking and writing skills used in formal occasions.