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Curriculum Planning

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Curriculum Planning

Syllabus

The main structure of the syllabus revolves around multicultural concepts. According to students’ levels we have selected a variety of teaching materials including picture books, commercials, textbooks, readers, news and even movies. Through discussion based on diverse issues and activities, we have reformed the experimental courses. We use real and close-to-life materials for multicultural education. Teachers may improvise with selected teaching materials which go with the different topics they choose.

    Under the multicultural framework, courses can be categorized into four main topics with eight subsidiary goals which are scheduled to be achieved within a semester. The teachers discuss beforehand on the selection of teaching materials through social networking websites and reach a consensus on teaching goals. Besides this, teachers may add more contents and units according to their individual needs. On social networking sites, teachers can share their activities in class as well as various approaches to assess students’ achievements. This way, we can benefit teachers and students by constantly refining teaching methods and the syllabus.

The project aims to foster students’ self-learning habits. Through active learning we hope we can motivate our students to continue their English learning throughout their four years of college. Additionally, our project will cooperate with the project of Central Taiwan Teaching/Learning Resources Center and the Teaching Excellence Project of the Ministry of Education. The two-way relationship will solidify the foundation of the education system. Constant operation of social networking between teachers help maintain the teaching quality through exchanging experiences. With the help and succession of responsible teaching assistants, the innovation of the freshman English class will be able to stand the test of time. We expect that our students will be able to integrate their specialties with multiculturalism and realize the compact relationships between peoples of the global village. In the future, the students will be able to dedicate themselves to the global society and make the world a more beautiful place.