Departmental Cores

APPROACHES TO LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING

This course provides a general introduction to the language teaching methods and approaches. Topics covered include general educational theories, teaching technique and principles based on the communicative, cognitive, affective-humanistic, and the comprehension approach. A major focus will be placed on eight teaching methods practiced in foreign classrooms. A further strand will examine various learning styles and multiple intelligences identified by a range of modern researchers as well as the implications of this work for language teaching methodology.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.identify the key principles of each language teaching method, technique, and language learning terminology;
2.Demonstrate understanding of various teaching approaches and evaluate both their strengths and weakness;
3.Familiarizes themselves with the current English teaching situation in Taiwan;
4.Develop their cooperative skills through working out group assignments and presentations.

Course duration: 1st year

LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS

Literature for Children and Young Adults” introduces well-known picture books, authors, illustrators, multicultural literature, international literature as well as the relationship between literature and children and young adults.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, Students will be able to:
1. familiarize EFL students with the main genres of
a.)Books for children up to age 12 years.
b.)Books for young adults up to age 16 years or so.
2.Familiarize themselves with well-known writers and their books in the children’s literature field, past and present.
3.Gain a broad view of this field by reading extensively.
4.Initiate a study of illustrators and illustrations in children’s literature.
5.Form basic teaching techniques:
a.)reading aloud
b.)book talk
c.)oral activities
d.)children’s own storytelling.

Course duration: 1st year

INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

The course will enable the students to further understand themselves and their own personal development as well as give insights into the development of the young people they will teach. It will focus on issues and theories across different domains of human development: cognitive, emotional, social and language development in children, adolescents and adults. Students will learn to consider themselves as learners, examine their own skills, backgrounds and preferred learning styles in order to teach children appropriately. Students will further develop their world view through understanding the theories of human development by well-known scholars.

Course Outcome: 1. Demonstrate knowledge of human development theories
2. Demonstrate knowledge of techniques of classroom management and methods of handling problem behavior

Course duration: 1st year

SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

This course will provide students with a comprehensive review of second language acquisition. Students will learn about the different theories, influential factors and important issues in second language acquistion.

Course Outcome: By the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.familiarize themselves with theories and key issues in the field of second language acquisition;
2.learn about factors affecting second language acquisition;
3.collaboratively investigate important issues in second language acquisition.

Course duration: 2nd year

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING

This course is intended to give students a broad view of computer-enhanced language learning. It will involve students in exploring a working theory of language learning environments, using and discussing existing and potential applications of computer technology in the language classroom, and creating projects to use and test knowledge gained through reading, discussion, and hands-on experience.

Course Outcome: The students should:
1. create appropriate contexts in which language learners interact and negotiate meaning in the computer-assisted classroom.
2. understand how to integrate technology into language teaching and learning environments.
3. effectively evaluate software and technology-based projects and activities for use in their own language classrooms.
4. develop new computer-enhanced tasks and adapt existing computer-based tasks to suit the needs of their learners.
5. understand the importance of and use on-going assessment in the computer-enhanced language classroom.

Course duration: 2nd year

COMPUTER ASSISSTED LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION

This course is intended to extend students’ understanding of computer-enhanced language teaching and learning. It will involve students in exploring a working theory of language learning environments, using and discussing existing and potential applications of computer technology in the language classroom, and creating projects to use and test knowledge gained through reading, discussion, and hands-on experience.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.Create collaboratively appropriate contexts in which language learners interact and negotiate meaning in the computer-assisted classroom.
2.Integrate technology into language learning environments.
3.Effectively evaluate software and technology-based projects and activities for use in their own language classrooms.
4.Develop new computer-enhanced tasks and adapt existing computer-based tasks to suit the needs of their learners.
5.Understand the importance and use of on-going assessment in the computer-enhanced language classroom.

Course duration: 2nd year

INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS

This course introduces the students to the fundamentals of language, which distinguishes humans from animals, and the latest development in our understanding of language, including neurolinguistics. Whenever possible, attempts will be made to illustrate the universal properties of language with examples from Chinese, the native language of the students, as a venue of instinctive introspection.

Course Outcome: Students are expected to acquaint themselves with the concepts of language universals, nature and components of linguistic knowledge, and language in its relation to the brain and its acquisition.

Course duration: 2nd year

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND LANGUAGE EDUCATION

This course provides a practical, comprehensive overview of the different phases and activities involved in developing and implementing a sound, rational, and effective program. Students are expected to design a tentative language course which consists of thematic units to be taught in a certain length of time or in an academic term.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.plan and develop an English language course,
2.establish goals and objectives for a language course in which learners’ age and language proficiency differences are heavily taken into account
3.construct communicative curricula and syllabus.

Course duration: 3rd year

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

In this course, students will learn the theories and develop the techniques in class management, such as setting up class rules, arranging seats, giving rewards/punishments, developing group cohesiveness, etc. Instructional methods include lectures, discussions, oral presentations, term papers, in-class demonstrations, etc.

Course Outcome: By the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.write reports on the planning and the implementation of class management projects;
2.develop techniques and abilities required to implement an effective language class;
3.reflect on the influence of teacher’s personal traits on class management;
4.evaluate different class management approaches for future improvements.

Course duration: 3rd year

INTEGRATING LANGUAGE SKILLS

In this course, students will learn about using a segregated-skill approach and an integrated-skill approach in the EFL classroom. Both content-based instruction and task-based instruction will be introduced in a communicative language learning context. Practical examples will be used throughout each lesson and students will be required to create tasks demonstrating their understanding of the course content.

Course Outcome: By the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.incorporate pedagogical and linguistic concepts into 4-skill integrated language teaching based on student needs;
2.choose and adapt 4-skill integrated instructional materials;
3.design 4-skill integrated lessons based on the ESA or PPP pattern.

Course duration: 3rd year

TEACHING MATERIAL DESIGN IN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION

In this course, students will learn methods for carrying out prospective (before a course begins) and retrospective (after a course ends) evaluation of materials and courses in foreign language learning and teaching. They will also have opportunities to critically examine commercially published teaching materials. Furthermore, they will have opportunities to adapt and design both teaching and learning materials and aids for various instructional contexts. Finally, they will use the teaching materials and aids they have designed in their teaching.

Course Outcome: By the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.select and organize teaching materials that are appropriate for goals and objectives of a language course;
2.design a series of 4-skill integrated materials including lessons, teaching aids and teacher’s manual;
3.incorporate cross cultural events into material design;
4.collaboratively design materials based on second language acquisition theories.

Course duration: 3rd year

GRADUATION THESIS

This course is a one-year project that all students in the Department of Foreign Language Instruction (DFLI) are required to successfully accomplish before graduation. Students will design plan and execute for a language learning research or project by utilizing the knowledge and skills they have learned during their study in the DFLI and learn to communicate and cooperate with others. In addition, students will execute the project at their graduation exhibition.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, students will be able to
1.plan and develop an effective language learning project.
2.Execute a language learning project.
3.Collaborate with others and work as a team effectively.
4.Through self-reflection, peer observation, teaching analysis, repeated practice to polish their skills in the field of language teaching and learning.

Course duration: 3rd year

ASSESSMENT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

This course is about to help students understanding the role of assessment and evaluation in instruction and education. Fundamental concepts and terminology will be introduced. Basic ideas of statistics will be brought in as foundations as well. Different approaches and categories of assessment tools will be presented, as well as how to use assessment tools in practice will be discussed. An important dimension of this course will involve developing the skills to work as part of a group to investigate aspects of the research literature related to this topic.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.Familiarize themselves with
2.The basics of assessment and testing
3.Get familiar with different categories of assessment tools
4.Choose assessment tools appropriately
5.Develop and use assessment tools effectively
Combine assessment and evaluation into instruction

Course duration: 4th year

TEACHING PRACTICE

The emphasis in this course will be on overall course development and on the preparation and delivery of a series of purposeful and focused lessons that make up a coherent 10 to13-week program for local EFL learners whom the course trainees will teach. Through observation and practice, they will develop practical English language teaching, planning, program evaluation, and cooperation skills.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, the course trainees will learn how to
1. plan and deliver a series of lessons as part of an integrated program,
2. compile and design teaching materials after taking consideration of related contextual factors, that influence language learning and teaching,
3. select and organize contents that are appropriate for specific goals and objectives and consistent with personal beliefs in English teaching and learning,
4. apply knowledge about language to facilitate learning;
5. apply knowledge about language to the design of lessons and materials;
6. improve their ability in organizing and managing a language class,
7. apply and test various teaching techniques,
8. use teacher’s manuals and other teaching resources,
9. observe and evaluate the teaching of their own and of their peers,
10. assess students’ learning.

Course duration: 4th year

College Cores

CULTURE - EDUCATION AND CREATIVITY

This course will guide the students to cultivate and apply their innovative and creative ability in the creation of cultural or educational products, in order to enhance their work-related skills in the cultural or educational sector. The contents of this course include acquiring the following points:
1.Basic concept of culture and education.
2.Basic concept of innovation and creativity.
3.Understanding of cultural creativity and cultural sector.
4.Understanding of educational creativity and educational sector.
5.Skills of producing creative cultural and educational products.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.evaluate the appropriateness of various teaching materials based on the needs of different target groups of language learners.

2. design a materials evaluation checklist that is appropriate for the teaching environment.
3.devise plans on how to improve or supplement foreign language teaching materials.
4.cooperate effectively with group members during the process of evaluating and improving foreign language teaching materials.

Course duration: 2nd year

Department Electives

Foreign Language Teaching Module

LEARNING AND TEACHING PRONUNCIATION

This course is designed to improve students’ English pronunciation and to develop their teaching techniques for it. Through learning the basic phonetic symbols, the manner and the point of articulation, and some important techniques of teaching pronunciation (such as Phonics), students are expected to polish their own pronunciation and acoustic perception, and to do a teaching demonstration integrating what they have learned throughout the course.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.evaluate the appropriateness of various teaching materials based on the needs of different target groups of language learners.

2. design a materials evaluation checklist that is appropriate for the teaching environment.
3.devise plans on how to improve or supplement foreign language teaching materials.
4.cooperate effectively with group members during the process of evaluating and improving foreign language teaching materials.

Course duration: –

LEARNING AND TEACHING READING SKILLS

In this course, students will learn
1.different genre and genre analysis,
2.various reading skills,
3.the theories and skills related to teaching reading in English.
4.reasons for learning how to read,
5.how to choose appropriate English reading materials,
6.how to design English reading programs,
7.how to increase reading speed,
8.how to solve reading problems, and
9.how to teach reading skills.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1. acquire various reading skills
2. comprehend different types of texts
3. gain experience in intensive reading and extensive reading
4. acquire the theories in relation to the teaching of reading in English
5. develop an understanding of the techniques and resources required to teach reading effectively
6. apply the theories and techniques of teaching reading in teaching practice
7.design and plan reading lessons collaboratively
8. examine reading skills and teaching techniques from teachers’ point-of-views

Course duration: 1st year

TEACHING IN LISTENING AND CONVERSATION

This course will introduce and discuss the theories and important techniques of teaching listening and conversation. Students will enhance their professional knowledge through learning key teaching skills, and ways to assess student needs and develop a syllabus. Students will also be provided with opportunities to implement the techniques discussed in class.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.Familiarize themselves with key methods of teaching listening and conversation
2.Teach listening and conversation in a professional and effective way
3.Design lesson plans on the basis of their professional knowledge in teaching listening and conversation
4.Do microteaching collaboratively using what they have learned in class

Course duration: 2nd year

PICTURE BOOKS & STORIES IN LANGUAGE EDUCATION

This course intends to increase students’ theoretical and practical knowledge of picture books and stories in language teaching. It provides students with the opportunities to consider how this powerful literary form could be used with young learners. Students will learn to motivate young learners and facilitate their teaching by integrating visual and verbal information with picture books and stories.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.Gain awareness of the function of picture books and stories in language education.
2.Criticize and evaluate different types of pictures books in English language teaching.
3.Select appropriate story books and stories for children at different age levels.
4.Collaboratively create and design lesson plan, learning worksheet and an individual picture book
5.Use appropriate storytelling skills to tell stories to young children effectively—Storytelling skills

Course duration: 2nd year

LEARNING AND TEACHING WRITING SKILLS

In this course, students will gain awareness of:
1. different genres;
2. discourse analysis;
3. various writing skills;
4. the theories and skills related to teaching writing in English;
5. reasons for writing;
In addition, students will plan:
6. writing lessons for students at different levels;
7. design writing materials and tasks for students at different levels;
8. diagnosis writing problems and find solutions;
9. evaluate of student writing.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.examine writing skills and teaching techniques from a teaching perspective
2.differentiate between types of texts
3.demonstrate a range of different writing outcomes
4.understand theories in relation to the teaching of English writing
5.discuss techniques required to teach writing effectively
6.apply the theories and techniques of teaching writing in teaching practice, such as design and develop writing lessons including tasks and materials for students on different levels
7.demonstrate greater fluency in writing than at the outset of the course
8.recognize students’ writing problems and propose solutions
9.apply appropriate and effective theories and skills in teaching English writing

Course duration: 2nd year

TEACHING VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR

This subject will familiarize students with current views on how to teach grammar and vocabulary and how to select activities that are appropriate to the learning context learners’ age and their level of proficiency. The selection of relevant textbooks will also be considered.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.Use appropriate activities and techniques to teach various aspects of English grammar and vocabulary in the classroom
2.Students will be able to identify common problems involved in the teaching and learning of English grammar and vocabulary
3.Students will be able to develop and critique materials for the effective teaching of English grammar and vocabulary collaboratively

Course duration: 2nd year

ACTIVITIES IN LANGUAGE LEARNING FOR CHILDREN

This course will enable the students to implement, adapt, and design English teaching activities for young children based on the strategies of cognitive development of children’s language learning. This course will especially emphasize the practical and available activities which children enjoy as they learn languages and develop confidence and willingness for further learning. Related issues and theories regarding Taiwanese school settings will also be brought into discussions.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.Read books or journal articles on teaching English to children and select appropriate activities.
2.Design appropriate activities for teaching young language learners listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
3.Adapt teaching activities based on the needs of the children.
4.Work with their peers to develop a set of listening/speaking/reading/writing teaching activities for children.

Course duration: 3rd year

LEARNING AND TEACHING CHILDREN ENGLISH THROUGH DRAMA

This class is an introduction which can improve the knowledge for those students to know the current market of children’s English drama. The course is designed for students who are interested in conducting a drama and want to free their bodies for maximum efficiency for self-expression. It will also enable the students to apply the 4 skills of children’s English teaching and multi-media in drama teaching.

Course Outcome: After taking this course, the students will :
1. have learned English teaching through drama for children
2. have learned how to arrange an English drama for EFL young learners.

Course duration: 3rd year

FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING INTEGRATION I

The course aims to assist course participants in building up a portfolio of work, focusing on all content areas relevant to the TKT test. The course provides a wide range of resources, such as input, exam practice, practical tasks and assignments which aim to fully prepare teachers for exam success.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, the course participants should be able:
1. to acquire and apply language and background to language learning,
2. to acquire and apply lesson plan and use of resources for language teaching.
3. to exam teaching skills and teaching techniques from teachers’ point of view

Course duration: 3rd year

FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING INTEGRATION II

The course aims to assist course participants in building up a portfolio of work, focusing on all content areas relevant to the TKT test. The course provides a wide range of resources, such as input, exam practice, practical tasks and assignments which aim to fully prepare teachers for exam success.

Course Outcome: By the end of the course, the course participants will be able:
1. to acquire and apply language and background to language learning,
2. to acquire and apply lesson plan and use of resources for language teaching.
3. to exam teaching skills and teaching techniques from teachers’ point of view.

Course duration: 3rd year

RHYMES IN LANGUAGE EDUCATION

This course introduces the value and benefits of rhymes in language education, such as helping children understand the concept of syllables easily. Through discussing different ways to approach teaching rhymes to young learners, students learn to reinforce and facilitate their teaching in the future.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.Gain awareness of different types of rhymes and their function in language teaching.
2.Select rhymes (including poems and songs) that are suitable for children at the present time and understand how to make the lesson more interesting and appealing to young learners by using rhymes.
3.Collaboratively design lesson plans, learning worksheet and teaching materials for teaching rhymes in the young language classroom.

Course duration: 3rd year

ADULT SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING

This course introduces the student to the basic concepts in the instruction of adults. Emphases will be placed on understanding the adult learner and how individual backgrounds and experiences can affect the learning process. Additionally, the course will provide information on the resources in the field of adult second language teaching and learning.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.Gain awareness of the basic concepts in the instruction of adults.
2.Design a communicative language program for adults where learners’ backgrounds and experiences are heavily taken into consideration.

Course duration: 4th year

Language and Culture Module

GRAMMAR AND RHETORIC

This course aims to improve and strengthen students’ knowledge and command of English sentence structure and wording.

Course Outcome: Students will be able to develop a good command of sentence structures and vocabulary. With the command, students will be able to get their message across and to enjoy learning professional courses.

Course duration: 1st year

ENGLISH LITERATURE

This course focuses on English literature after the fifteenth century to help students gain an understanding of the association between literary works and the contemporary milieu, furthermore, to help students an appreciation of literature from different genres.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.Gain a broad understanding of English literature
2.Analyze characterization in fictions
3.Scan a poem in terms of meter and foot
4.Tell a story and present a poem (in terms of reciting loudly or make a poem into a lyric and so on)

Course duration: 2nd year

AMERICAN LITERATURE

This course is a brief introduction of American literature. Since we have only one semester, fiction will be the major text. We will study short stories from authors of different period in American literature such as Poe from Romanticism, Chopin from realism, Gilman from realism, and other short stories from naturalism and/or multi-cultural. Poetry by Dickinson and Frost will also be introduced.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.Gain a broad understanding of American literature.
2.Analyze point of view in short stories.
3.Analyze different forms of poetry written by American authors.
4.Tell a story and present a poem (in terms of reciting loudly or even making a poem into a lyric and so on)

Course duration: 2nd year

SECOND LANGUAGE 1

This course aims to introduce vocabulary, pronunciation, basic sentence patters and culture of a foreign language other than English. Students will learn how to use the language through practice. With the course content, students will be encouraged and motivated to learn more about the language.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.gain awareness of the basic structure and sentence patterns of a foreign language other than English
2.use the language with adequate pronunciation and intonation
3.use basic sentences in their daily life.

Course duration: 2nd year

SECOND LANGUAGE II

This course aims to introduce vocabulary, pronunciation, basic sentence patters and culture of a foreign language other than English. Students will learn how to use the language through practice. With the course content, students will be encouraged and motivated to learn more about the language.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1. gain awareness of the basic structure and sentence patterns of a foreign language other than English
2. use the language with adequate pronunciation and intonation
3. use basic sentences in their daily life.

Course duration: 2nd year

SPECIAL TOPICS IN CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION

The course will explore the relationship between language and culture. Through reading, discussion and reflection, students will learn how to use foreign language to see the things, observe the world, and reflect their thoughts, habits and behaviors in the society; furthermore, they will understand the essence of cross-cultural communication.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, Students will be able to :
1.Increase students’ awareness and understanding of the cultural values of the United States and other countries
2.Express their own thoughts, feelings, and concerns in reading and writing tasks relevant to cross-cultural communication in education
3.Cultivate their critical thinking skills for academic research in a motivating, cooperative, and enjoyable environment
4.Foster cross-cultural communication
5.Further develop their personal philosophy of education in cross-cultural settings
6.Cultivate awareness of current educational trends and how they may affect language learning.

Course duration: 3rd year

LANGUAGE EDUCATION RESEARCH WRITING

The aim of the course is to instruct students on the skills needed to write a research paper, including: choosing and narrowing a topic, research methods, developing ideas, formatting, using resources, and conventions for citations and references in order to strengthen students’ writing ability as well as their research and writing organization. The research topics cover issues in second /foreign language teaching and learning.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.Demonstrate a broad understanding of contemporary second/foreign language education issues.
2.Demonstrate their ability to read and analyze articles in major pedagogical and language journals
3.Employ critical thinking ability when reading and evaluating professional material.
4.Demonstrate improved writing ability gained through individual and group practice
5.Use home library and electronic research skills
6.Improve and modify thesis development and organization
7.produce a research paper 10-15 pages in length

Course duration: 3rd year

THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

This 2-credit semester course is designed for the junior of the four- year college. Through topic-based materials, students will learn how to be a professional educator in their future career. Detailed course content includes lectures, class discussions, group projects and presentations

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, Students will be able to:
1.understand basic concepts about being a professional educator.
2.Acquire information about the regulations for teachers issued by the Ministry of Education.
3.Analyze advantages and disadvantages of different countries’ educational systems.
4.Understand the kind of behavior a professional educator should possess.

Course duration: 4th year

Educational Technology Module

INSTRUCTIONAL WEBSITE DESIGN

This course will help student build upon their educational knowledge by developing skills as they relate to designing, and delivering instructional multimedia web content. Students are required to have a basic understanding of simple web page design. Student will learn the basics of multimedia instructional design and will have opportunities to practice applying their knowledge through the development of multimedia instructional materials.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, Students will be able to:
1.demonstrate an understanding of basic HTML web authoring
2.demonstrate an understanding of multiple HTML authoring tools
demonstrate an understanding of integrating other multimedia tools into a website
3.describe basic instructional design concepts and components, and demonstrate competency in the design, development, and evaluation of multimedia instructional media

Course duration: 3rd year

INSTRUCTIONAL MULTIMEDIA DESIGN

This course will give an introduction and overview of the theory and practice of multimedia, particularly as used in an institutional setting to deliver information internally and to the public. A laboratory task enables students to develop original media, gather and edit digital media assets, integrate their products into a computer presentation program and output their results in a variety of media formats.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.Select, modify and design instructional materials.
2.Identify the potential contributions to learning of various instructional tools and technology, including computers and other media. Develop, edit and publish original media using multimedia hardware and software.
3.Combine methods and media to develop an instructional plan incorporating the use of technology.
4.Construct an evaluation instrument to measure student learning.
5.Use technology resources to engage in collaborative problem solving and professional development.
6.Demonstrate the ability to integrate digital media artifacts into an ‘online instructional digital media portfolio’.

Course duration: 3rd year

E-LEARNING DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

This course is intended for students who wish to conduct e-learning training, or teach or administer e-learning courses and programs. The course addresses approaches to e-learning, instructional designs, tools and procedures for e-learning environments, effective assessment methods, and e-learning program implementation and management.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.Choosing the most effective and cost efficient course delivery formats
2.Using tools and technologies to create, deliver and access course materials
3.Repurposing existing materials for web delivery
4.Intellectual property and copyright in the e-learning setting
Scheduling, budgeting and planning issues
Emerging technologies and courseware packages

Course duration: 3rd year

SYSTEM DESIGN FOR LONG DISTANCE LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING

This course examines the process of instructional design and development in a distance education and training context. Students evaluate the relationship between instructional design and technology. Various models of course development are considered (for example, large versus small scale course development, centralized versus decentralized course development, individual faculty/author versus team course development). Students apply the instructional development process by developing a small instructional unit. Special emphasis is given to Web-based instructional design and delivery.

Course Outcome: At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1.Select appropriate technology and course structure to achieve learning goals
2.Use current learning and instructional concepts to shape distance learning units
3.Set instructional objectives and match them to instructional approaches
4.Organize instructional units
5.Provide interaction in web-based and online environments
6.Ensure that learners are motivated, and that they have the skills needed to function in a distance learning setting

Course duration: 4th year

INTERNSHIP

SEMESTER-BASED OFF-CAMPUS INTERNSHIP I

This course will provide students with an opportunity to work as an intern in a language, teaching, or administration management related workplace for 4.5 months. Students can gain practical work experience before their graduation from the university, establish a positive working attitude and develop their professional skills in order to achieve the integration of theoretical learning and pedagogical practices in the relevant field.

Course Outcome: 1. apply what they have learned to their workplace
2. establish a positive working attitude
3. observe and evaluate their own or other people’s job performance
4. reflect and improve their own job performance

Course duration: 3rd year

SEMESTER-BASED OFF- CAMPUS INTERNSHIP II

This course will provide students with further opportunity to work as an intern in a language, teaching, or administration management related workplace for 4.5 months. Students can gain advanced practical work experience and further sharpen their professional knowledge and skills in order to prepare themselves well for the forthcoming employment after graduating from the university in the near future.

Course Outcome: 1. enhance what they have learned to their workplace
2. maintain a positive working attitude
3. observe and evaluate their own or other people’s job performance
4. reflect and improve their own job performance
5. advance their professional knowledge and skills

Course duration: 3rd year

SEMESTER-BASED OVERSEAS INTERNSHIP I

This course will provide students with an opportunity to work as an overseas intern in a language, teaching, or administration management related workplace overseas for 4.5 months. Students can gain practical work experience before their graduation from the university, establish a positive working attitude and develop their professional skills in order to achieve the integration of theoretical learning and pedagogical practices in the relevant field.

Course Outcome: 1. apply what they have learned to their workplace
2. establish a positive working attitude
3. observe and evaluate their own or other people’s job performance
4. reflect and improve their own job performance

Course duration: 3rd year

SEMESTER-BASED OVERSEAS INTERNSHIP II

This course will provide students with further opportunity to work as an overseas intern in a language, teaching, or administration management related workplace overseas for 4.5 months. Students can gain advanced practical work experience and further sharpen their professional knowledge and skills in order to prepare themselves well for the forthcoming employment after graduating from the university in the near future.

Course Outcome: 1. enhance what they have learned to their workplace
2. maintain a positive working attitude
3. observe and evaluate their own or other people’s job performance
4. reflect and improve their own job performance
5. advance their professional knowledge and skills

Course duration: 3rd year

SUMMER INTERNSHIP I

This course, by collaborating with language, teaching, or administration management related organizations, will provide students with at least 160 hours internship in the summer to gain workplace experience, to establish a positive job attitude by observing other’s job performance, and to put into practice the combination of theory and practice.

Course Outcome: 1. apply what they have learned to their workplace
2. establish a positive working attitude
3. observe and evaluate their own or other people’s job performance

Course duration: 3rd year

SUMMER INTERNSHIP II

This course, by collaborating with language, teaching, or administration management related organizations, will provide students with at least 320 hours internship in the summer to gain workplace experience, to establish a positive job attitude by observing other’s job performance, and to put into practice the combination of theory and practice.

Course Outcome: 1. apply what they have learned to their workplace
2. establish a positive working attitude
3. observe and evaluate their own or other people’s job performance
4. reflect and improve their own job performance

Course duration: 3rd year

OVERSEAS INTERNSHIP I

This course aims to provide students with early experience in the language, teaching, or administration management related workplace for at least 36 hours, establish a positive working attitude, develop professional skills, and implement the combination of theory and practice through cooperation with industry organizations in related fields overseas.

Course Outcome: 1. apply what they have learned to their workplace
2. establish a positive working attitude
3. observe and evaluate their own or other people’s job performance
4. enhance the international outlook

Course duration: 3rd year

OVERSEAS INTERNSHIP II

This course aims to provide students with early experience in the language, teaching, or administration management related workplace for at least 72 hours, establish a positive working attitude, develop professional skills, and implement the combination of theory and practice through cooperation with industry organizations in related fields overseas.

Course Outcome: 1. apply what they have learned to their workplace
2. establish a positive working attitude
3. observe and evaluate their own or other people’s job performance
4. enhance the international outlook

Course duration: 3rd year

OVERSEAS INTERNSHIP III

This course aims to provide students with early experience in the language, teaching, or administration management related workplace for at least 108 hours, establish a positive working attitude, develop professional skills, and implement the combination of learning, theory and practice through cooperation with industry organizations in related fields overseas.

Course Outcome: 1. apply what they have learned to their workplace
2. establish a positive working attitude
3.reflect and improve their own job performance
4. enhance the international outlook

Course duration: 3rd year

OVERSEAS INTERNSHIP IV

This course aims to provide students with early experience in the language, teaching, or administration management related workplace for at least 144 hours, establish a positive working attitude, develop professional skills, and implement the combination of learning, theory and practice through cooperation with industry organizations in related fields overseas.

Course Outcome: 1. apply what they have learned to their workplace
2. establish a positive working attitude
3.reflect and improve their own job performance
4. enhance the international outlook

Course duration: 3rd year

JOB SHADOWING I

This course aims to provide students with early experience in the language, teaching, or administration management related workplace for at least 36 hours, establish a positive working attitude, develop professional skills, and implement the combination of theory and practice through cooperation with industry organizations in related fields.

Course Outcome: 1. apply what they have learned to their workplace
2. establish a positive working attitude
3. observe and evaluate their own or other people’s job performance

Course duration: 2nd year

JOB SHADOWING II

This course aims to provide students with early experience in the language, teaching, or administration management related workplace for at least 72 hours, establish a positive working attitude, develop professional skills, and implement the combination of theory and practice through cooperation with industry organizations in related fields.

Course Outcome: 1. apply what they have learned to their workplace
2. establish a positive working attitude
3. observe and evaluate their own or other people’s job performance

Course duration: 2nd year

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