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課程大綱 (人文藝術社會科學領域 語言選修)

本課程為中級課程的第二學期,目的是提供給口語能力比閱讀能力和寫作能力好的學生,因此課程重點在於閱讀和寫作,同時擴展口語能力並掌握標準發音,適合具有中文會話基礎的學生。學生必須實作練習。本課程結束時,學生應該能說發音標準的中文,在日常對話及某些特殊話題中能使用流利的中文交談,能流暢地閱讀(簡體或繁體)編輯過或是真正的文章,並且能就某些題目寫作。本課程的構成是混合練習,閱讀,討論,聽寫,寫作及對上課反應,透過網路研究,並發表成果。本課程以中文進行。

所有修課的學生必須以所學習的字彙,措辭及句型,以中文寫一份四頁的報告。報告題目會在四月公佈。修課學生也必須兩人一組,以power point進行15分鐘關於中國的研究簡報。學生應該在期中考後選擇研究夥伴和研究主題。本課程會收取少許的複印費用,在近學期末時繳交。

學習內容錄音檔

所有選修此門課程的學生都必須透過線上收聽錄音、或是到語言學習與資源中心(LLARC)去聽錄音,然後做指派的作業。詳細的指派作業會顯示在每週的進度中。

步驟

  • 閱讀和討論教科書中的文法問題。
  • 在課堂會話中積極學習。
  • 做教科書上的句法句型和練習。
  • 利用教科書和其他資源練習閱讀,理解,及翻譯。
  • 在可使用中文的電腦上寫作。
  • 利用可獲得的資源,探索改變中的中國(例如網路,圖書館,中國城等)。
  • 如果有的話,補充中文的影帶或電影。
  • 訪問你認識的中國人。
  • 詳細的每週進度會在每週最後一節課發給各位,內容會包括課堂上的內容以及你每天需要準備的進度。

學生的責任

期望學生能先預習,在上課前閱讀指定的閱讀範圍並研習指定的漢字,在課堂討論中主動參與。期望學生在預定的日期內繳交作業。

評量方式

評量之根據為課程表現,雙週測驗,期中考,綜合期末考,以及最後的口語測驗.

各項評分的比重大致如下:

項目 分數
課堂表現

出席率
課堂準備
課堂參與
指定作業
20

5
5
5
5
雙週測驗 20
課堂聽寫 10
期中考 20
Power Point簡報 10
四頁的報告 20

影響成績的因素包括準時上課以及預習,仔細並及時完成指定的寫作,積極主動參與課堂活動。其他因素也會列入考慮,例如整學期下來在這門課中進步或是退步,以及相對於一開始程度的提升。

  • 本課程不接受補考,包括隨堂測驗,期中考及期末報告,除非事先得到教師的許可。如果因為生病或其他不可抗拒之因素而無法出席,學生應該打電話到教師的辦公室,事先告知或以電子郵件請假。
  • 遲交的作業會被訂正但不列入成績計算。
  • 本課程的出席率是極為重要的,如果未得到教師允許而缺席超過三次,你的學期總成績將會被降一級(例如從B變成C)。
  • 分數最低的一次隨堂測驗不列入成績計算。

修此門課的建議

學習外國語言不應該覺得像是份苦差事,如果是這樣的話,你應該認真的思考為什麼你要來修這門課。外國語言是需要注意力和專注力去學習的一門學科。它需要極高程度的專注,以及系統性,按部就班的方法。事實上,這是一個永無終點的過程,它牽涉到將不斷累積的資料(字彙)應用到一個錯綜複雜的架構上(文法) 。正因為如此,學習一種外國語言通常是令人感到挫折的,也因此需要耐心面對。但是學習的成果會帶來一輩子的滿足感。如果你來修這門課只是想知道少許付出可以得到什麼成果,或者你只關心你能得到怎麼樣的分數,而不是你能學到什麼,那麼你將不會成功。然而如果你是帶著專注和正面的態度來修這門課,我保證你將會獲得來自貨真價實的知識和技能帶來的滿足感。


Course Description (HASS-D Language Option)

This is the second semester of the intermediate level sequence intended for students whose conversational ability exceeds their reading and writing skills. Focus is on reading and writing, as well as broadening conversational skills and control of standard pronunciation, for students with background in conversational Chinese. Lab work is required. On completing this course, students should be able to speak the language with standard pronunciation, to converse with some fluency on everyday topics, as well as on some specialized topics, to read edited, as well as authentic texts, in simplified or traditional characters with suitable fluency, and to be able to write composition on certain topics. The class consists of a combination of practice, reading, discussion, dictation, composition and feedback, net exploration via the web, and presentation. This course is conducted in Mandarin.

All participants will be expected to write a four-page paper in characters with the words, expressions, and patterns learned. Topic for the paper will be given out in April. All students are expected to give a 15-minute power point presentation in pairs on their research on China. Right after the mid-term, all participants should also choose your research partner and a research topic. There will be a small fee for Xeroxed materials, paid towards the end of the semester.

Learning Material Recording

All the students registered for this class should listen to the recordings on line or go to the LLARC to listen to the recordings, and do the assigned work. Detailed assignments will be on each week’s schedule.

Procedures

  • Reading and discussion of grammatical problems from the texts.
  • Active practice through class conversation.
  • Work with sentence-patterns and exercises from the texts.
  • Practice in reading, comprehension, and translation using the texts and other sources.
  • Writing in Chinese using available computers.
  • Exploration of changing China, using available resources (e.g. network, library, Chinatown, etc.)
  • Supplementary video or film presentations in Chinese, as available.
  • Interview Chinese people you know.
  • Detailed weekly schedules will be handed out in the last period of each week. These indicate what will be covered in class and what you need to do each day to prepare.

Students' Responsibilities

Students are expected to preview, read the assigned reading(s) and study the assigned characters before class, and to participate actively in class discussions. Students will be expected to hand in assigned homework on the date due.

Grading Criteria

Evaluation will be based on class performance, bi-weekly quizzes, a mid-term, a comprehensive final, and a final oral test.

The weighting of the various factors is, roughly, as follows:

ACTIVITIES POINTS
Class Performance

Class Attendance
Class Preparation
Class Participation
Assigned Homework
20

5
5
5
5
By-weekly Quizzes 20
In-class Dictation 10
Mid-Term 20
Power Point Presentation 10
Four-page Paper 20

Factors involved in the Class Grade include being on time and prepared, completing written assignments carefully and on time, and participating enthusiastically in class activities. Other factors may come in to play, e.g. improvement versus deterioration over the course of the semester, and progress relative to starting level.

  • No make-up quizzes, mid-term, and final presentation unless you have permission from the lecturer beforehand. If you are sick or unable to attend class because of unexpected situations, you should telephone the teacher at his office, leave a message or email him.
  • Homework handed in late will be corrected but receive no credit.
  • Attendance in this class is extremely important. If you were absent for three times without any permission from your teacher, your final grade will be reduced by one whole step (e.g.: B to C).
  • Your lowest quiz will be dropped.

Advice on Approaching the Class

Learning a foreign language shouldn't feel like a chore. If it does, you should probably do some serious thinking about why you enrolled. A foreign language is a discipline to be studied with attention and dedication. It requires a high level of concentration, and a systematic, steady approach. It is, in fact, a never-ending process which involves a consistent accumulation of data (vocabulary) to be applied within a complex framework (grammar). As such, learning a foreign language is often frustrating and so it should be dealt with patiently. But the result provides lifelong satisfaction. If you approach this course by wondering how little work you can do and still get by, or if you approach this class by thinking only about what grade you are getting instead of what you are learning, then you will not succeed. If, however, you approach this class with dedication and a positive attitude, I guarantee that you will be rewarded with the satisfaction that comes from the genuine acquisition of knowledge and skill.


 
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