English Listening and Pronunciation
Fall 2014

Monday 3:30-5:20pm  
Foreign Language Teaching
and Resource Center (FLTR 外教)
206
Professor Karen Chung 史嘉琳 老師
karchung@ntu.edu.tw

Join the NTU English Listening and Pronunciation page
on Facebook!
Class syllabus:
Fall 2013  Spring 2014
CET articles on English pronunciation
Mini-conversations

A demonstration of how the Echo Method works


Spring 2015: 15 class meetings

     March:
2, 9, 16, 23, 30;
     April:
6
(Holiday; no class), 13, 20, 27;
     May:
4, 11, 18, 25;
     June:
1, 8, 15.

     Spring 2015: Last day of semester: Thursday, June 18, 2015
     Final exam: June 22, 2015 外教 206


Important dates (Spring 2015):

Cancel-add: February 24-March 7 (cancel: till March 8)
February 27 holiday (no class):
Friday, February 27
Finalization of class schedules:
March 16-20
Application period for withdrawing from a course:
March 9-May 22
NTU Azelea Festival begins:
March 14
Tomb-Sweeping Holiday (no class for fe on Wednesday April 1 and Monday April 6):
April 1-6
Online application for second chance at exemption from advanced English class
(subject to change):
   
March 23-27
Mid-semester online student course evaluations:
March 23-May 1
Taiwan University marathon:
March 28
Mid-terms
(no midterm will be given for this class): April 20-24
End-of-semester online student course evaluations:
June 5-18
Last day of class:
Thursday, June 18
Final exams:
June 22-26
Final exam:
Monday, June 22, 3:30-5:20am, in 外教 206
Summer Vacation:
June 29-September 6

Spring 2015 syllabus
     Note: This syllabus is subject to change, and will be adjusted and updated weekly throughout the semester.
     PLEASE REPORT ANY ERRORS OR DEAD LINKS you find to
karchung@ntu.edu.tw!

Week 1: March 2-9:

1. Enrollment and other class business.
2. New students: Join a. the NTU English Listening and Pronunciation page on Facebook;
    and b. Karen on Ivy League Analytical English group on Facebook.
3. The Echo Method.
4. Every Monday, you will hand in:
    1.
a summary of your class notes from the previous week,
    2. together with a your daily listening log,
    3. a summary of one or more of the CET 師德 articles online. This week, for new students:

          1. 大師開講 — 提升聽力祕訣: 每天請聽「回音」十分鐘(上) in No. 69, January/February 2012, p. 8-10.
          2. 大師開講 — 提升聽力祕訣:每天請聽「回音」十分鐘(下) in No. 70, March/April 2012, p.12-14.
    These articles explain in Chinese how the "Echo Method" of language learning works.
    For both new and old students: read and summarize CET 19 脫口而出的英文文法.
    Join
Email Updates
list to access.
    4.
Summaries of two (new students: four) chapters of Scott Cuthbert's book:
    
親愛的英文,我到底哪裡錯了? (fb) 搞定50個你一定會犯的英文錯誤,
    說讀寫有如神助
 作者: 史考特•科斯博 (Scott Cuthbert)  出版社:本事文化  2014
    New students:
For next week, summarize chapters 1 and 2 of Cuthbert;
    New and old students: summarize chapters 33 and 34.


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5. Sing Kemo Kimo.
6. Tell one-minute story of an experience that happened during winter break.
     It must have a story arc, and drama!

Week
2. March 9-16:

1. Submit class notes, notes on CET 1, 2 and 19, Cuthbert 1, 2, 33, and 34,
     pronunciation correction plan, and your listening log.
     For next Monday: summary of
CET 3
: 提升聽力祕訣: /i/ 和 /ɪ/ 的辨別 (new students)
     and
CET 20 (new and old students);
     also Cuthbert 3, 4 (new students), 35 and 36
(new and old students).
2. Send a quote to Ms. Chung according to this model; due by Friday, March 13;
    subject line: ELP quote; make sure to send it in plain text, not html.
    Also subscribe to the New York Times news digest, and say so in your email.
3. Dictation.
4. Continue telling one-minute story of an experience that happened during winter break,
    with story arc, and drama.
5. Listen to The Truth Podcast: Eat Cake; prepare
to act out the story next week.
    Do it as an improvisation, but prepare some good and correct sentences beforehand!


Week 3. March 16-23:
1. Submit class notes, notes on CET 3 and 20, and on Cuthbert 3, 4, 35, and 36;
     pronunciation correction plan, and your listening log.
     For next Monday - new students: summary of
CET 4
: 「重音」真的很重要!
     and Cuthbert 5, 6; everybody: Cuthbert 37 and 38.
     Also submit dictation from last week and (old students) corrected final exam from last semester.

2. Dictation.
3. Finish telling one-minute story of an experience that happened during winter break,
    with story arc, and drama.
4. We'll do the improvisations in pairs of The Truth: Eat Cake
next Monday (3/23).
5. Learn and prepare to recite a poem to the class next week: Fire and Ice, by Robert Frost.

Week 4. March 23-30:

1. Submit PAPER class notes, notes on CET 4, and on Cuthbert 37 and 38 (new: also 5 and 6),
    pronunciation correction plan, and your listening log; ALSO upload to Google Drive.
    For next Monday: Melissa's article on how to write good email:
    the link will be emailed to you via Mailchimp;
    new students: summary of CET 5: 英語教學死角:複合名詞重音
    and Cuthbert 39 and 40 (new: also 7 and 8).
2. Dictation.
3. Improvisations in pairs of The Truth: Eat Cake.
4. Recite poem: Fire and Ice, by Robert Frost, if there's time; otherwise next week.

Weeks 5 and 6. March 30-April 13:

1. Submit PAPER class notes and notes on Cuthbert 39 and 40 (new: also 7 and 8),
    and Melissa's article: 英文Email潛規則 (new students: notes on CET 5),
    pronunciation correction plan, and your listening log; ALSO upload to Google Drive.
    For Monday April 13: CET 21 (issue 89; it has been emailed to you;
    (new students: summary of CET 6: 抑揚頓挫:英語的語調和斷句),
    and Cuthbert 41, 42, 43 and 44 (new: also 9, 10, 11, and 12).
    2. Dictation.
3. Finish improvisations in pairs of The Truth: Eat Cake.
4. Recite poem: Fire and Ice, by Robert Frost.
5. Postponed to 4/20: Read your play outline to the class; vote on the ones you like best,
     form groups to develop and perform the plays chosen.
     The author of each idea will be the group leader.

Week 7. April 13-20:

1. Submit PAPER class notes and notes on Cuthbert 41, 42, 43 and 44;
    (new: also Cuthbert 9, 10, 11 and 12 and CET 6).
    For Monday April 20: Cuthbert 45, 46 (new: 13, 14 and CET 7).
2. Dictation.
3. Recite poem: Fire and Ice, by Robert Frost.

Week 8. April 20-27:

1. Submit PAPER class notes and notes on Cuthbert 45, 46;
    (new: also Cuthbert 13, 14 and CET 7).
    For Monday April 27: Cuthbert 47, 48 (new: also 15, 16 and CET 8);
2. Dictation.
3. Finish reciting poem: Fire and Ice, by Robert Frost.
4. For Monday May 4:
    Read your play outline to the class; vote on the ones you like best,
    form groups to develop and perform the plays chosen.
    The author of each idea will be the group leader.

Week 9. April 27-May 4:

1. Submit PAPER class notes and notes on Cuthbert 47, 48;
    (new: also 15, 16 and CET 8);

    For Monday May 4: Class notes and Cuthbert 49 and 50
    (new: also 17, 18 and CET 9).
2. Dictation.
3. Read your play outline to the class; vote on the ones you like best,
    form groups to develop and perform the plays chosen.
    The author of each idea will be the group leader.
    Submit first draft of 3-minutes radio drama next Monday May 4.
    One person can do most of the writing, but the others must be involved
    throughout the process, and everybody must offer feedback and
    help edit the draft before it is handed in.

Week 10. May 4-11:

1. Submit PAPER class notes and Cuthbert 49 and 50 (new: also 17, 18 and CET 9).

    For Monday May 11: Class notes (new: Cuthbert 19, 20, and CET 10).
2. Dictation.
3. Melissa's IPA Handout.
4. Read the draft of your play to the class; get feedback for editing;
    rehearse.

Week 11. May 11-18:

1. Submit PAPER class notes (new: also 19, 20 and CET 10).

    For Monday May 18: Class notes and CET 22 (issue 89);
    (new: also Cuthbert 21, 22, and CET 11).
2. Dictation.
3. Melissa's IPA Handout.
4. Read the draft of your play to the class; get feedback for editing;
    rehearse.

Week 12. May 18-25:

1. Submit PAPER class notes and notes on CET 22 (issue 89);
    (new: also 21, 22 and CET 11);

    For Monday May 25: Class notes (and new: Cuthbert 23, 24, and CET 12 and 13).
2. Dictation.
3. Finalize the draft of your play; get feedback for editing.
    We'll record your performances next Monday May 25;
    rehearse.
4. Poetry.

Week 13. May 25-June 1:
1. Submit PAPER class notes; (new: also 23, 24 and CET 12 and 13);

    For Monday June 1: Class notes (and new: Cuthbert 25, 26, and CET 14 and 15);
also note which items in Cuthbert "error bank II" you might still have problems with.
2. Dictation.
3. Your edited scripts have been returned to you; go over them in class;
    mark stress and intonation.
    We'll record your performances next Monday June 1.

Edited scripts with MP3 audio files for each group:

1. Ghostbusters Revisted   script   audio    final edited version
2. Eat Cake Revisited   script    audio     final edited version
3. Smooch   script    audio     final edited version
4. Girls' Night Out   script    audio     final edited version
5. Pickled Radishes   script    audio   audio2: slower reading    final edited version
6. Hotline Romance   script    audio     final edited version

Week 14. June 1-8:

1. Submit PAPER class notes; (new: also 25, 26 and CET 14 and 15);

    For Monday June 8: Class notes (and new: Cuthbert 27, 28, 29 and CET 16 and 17);
also note which items in Cuthbert "error bank I" (p. 173-182) you might still have problems with.
2. Perform and record edited and rehearsed podcasts.

3. Poetry.

Week 15. June 8-15:

1. Submit PAPER class notes; (new: also Cuthbert 27, 28, 29 and CET 16 and 17),
and list of items from Cuthbert "error bank I" you might still have problems with.

    For Monday June 15: Class notes (and new: Cuthbert 30, 31 and 32 and CET 18 and 19).
2. Perform and record edited and rehearsed podcasts.
3. Next week: 3-minute news reports.
4. Poetry, if there's time.
5.
Final evalution and Summary of Class Notes (submit as two separate pdf files)
    for English Listening and Pronunciation are due Due June 15.

      I. End-of-semester evaluation:
      Part 1: evaluate the class, teacher, homework assignments,
what was most and least useful, things that could be improved, and how
— everything about the class this semester.
      Part 2: Evaluate yourself: Attendance and punctuality, homework submission,

how prepared for class you were, how much you learned from the class,
how much effort you put into this class.
      Part 3: How do you plan to continue improving your English?

      II. Organized summary of your class notes:
      Go through all your old notes, and organize them into a summary of main points,
including notes on the CET articles. You do not have to include every single detail
from your notes; try rather to combine notes that are about the same thing and to generalize.


      Format and submission instructions: Convert your files to pdf format
before emailing both files to Ms. Chung at: feathermountain@gmail.com no later than June 15, 2015.


Week 16. June 15:

1. News reports.
2. Poetry.
3. Submit final summary and evaluation as two separate pdf files to feathermountain@gmail.com..

Week 17. June 22:

Final exam.


Fall 2014: 17 class meetings

     September 2014: 15, 22, 29;
     October 6, 13, 20, 27;
     November 3, 10, 17, 24;
     December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;
     January 2015: 5.

     
Last day of semester: Friday, January 9, 2014
     Final exam: Monday, January 12, 2015
外教 201


Fall 2014 Important dates:

Cancel-add: September 15-27
Application period for withdrawing from a course:
September 29-December 12
Finalization of class schedules:
October 6-10
Double Tenth National Day (no class):
Friday, October 10
Online application for exemption from advanced English class:
October 20-24 (tentative)
Mid-semester online student course evaluations:
October 13-November 21
Mid-terms
(no midterm will be given for this class): November 10-14
Anniversary of the Founding of Taiwan University (no class):
Saturday, November 15
NTU Campus Fair:
Sunday, November 16
New Year's Day/Founding Day of the ROC
(no class)
: Thursday, January 1, 2015
End-of-semester online student course evaluations:
December 26, 2014-January 8, 2015
Last day of class:
Friday, January 9, 2015
Final exams:
January 12-16, 2015
ELP final exam:
Monday, January 12, 2015 in 外教 201
Winter break:
January 19-February 23, 2015
Chinese New Year's Eve:
Saturday, February 18, 2015


Fall 2014 syllabus

     Note: This syllabus is subject to change, and will be adjusted and updated weekly throughout the semester.
     PLEASE REPORT ANY ERRORS OR DEAD LINKS you find to
karchung@ntu.edu.tw

Week 1: September 15-22:
1. Enrollment and other class business.
2. Join a. the NTU English Listening and Pronunciation page on Facebook; and b. Karen on Ivy League Analytical English
3.  Send a
quote to Ms. Chung according to this model; due by Monday, September 29; subject line: ELP quote and gmail address;
     make sure to send it in plain text, not html.
    
Make sure you also subscribe to the New York Times news digest, and say so in your email.
     Also, click on the link to join the
NTU English Listening and Pronunciation group on Facebook.
4. The Echo Method.
5. Every Monday, you will hand in:
     
 1.
a summary of your class notes from the previous week,
      2. together with a your daily listening log,
      3. a summary of one or more of the CET 師德 articles online.
      4. and a summary of two chapters of Scott Cuthbert's book.
      For next week, you will read and summarize the first two articles, CET 1 and 2
(No. 69 and 70),
      which explain in Chinese how the "Echo Method" of language learning works:

      1. 大師開講 — 提升聽力祕訣: 每天請聽「回音」十分鐘(上) in No. 69, January/February 2012, p. 8-10.
      2. 大師開講 — 提升聽力祕訣:每天請聽「回音」十分鐘(下)in No. 70, March/April 2012, p.12-14.
      Also summarize chapters 1 and 2 of Cuthbert.
6. Poetry: Limerick MP3; handout on prosody and literary terms

     There once was an old man from Esser,
     Whose knowledge grew lesser and lesser;
     It at last grew so small,
     He knew nothing at all,
     And now he's a college professor.

6.
Mini-conversations 1, 2

Week 2. September 22-29:
1. Summarize for next Monday (same as last week due to large number of new students, following pronunciation
    assessment test):  
    1. 大師開講 — 提升聽力祕訣: 每天請聽「回音」十分鐘(上) in No. 69, January/February 2012, p. 8-10.
    2. 大師開講 — 提升聽力祕訣:每天請聽「回音」十分鐘(下)in No. 70, March/April 2012, p.12-14;
    also summarize Cuthbert 1 and 2.
    and include in with your class notes and listening log next Monday.
2. Correct email quote assignment based on this document.
3. Recite limerick.
4. We'll go over mini-conversations 1 and 2 in class; be ready to perform both perfectly next Monday!

Week 3. September 29-October 6:
1. Submit class notes, pronunciation correction plan, listening log,
    summary of CET 1 and 2
: 提升聽力祕訣: 每天請聽「回音」十分鐘(上) and (下),
    and Cuthbert 1 and 2 to Google Drive
.
     For next Monday, summarize CET 3: 提升聽力祕訣: /i/ 和 /ɪ/ 的辨別
    also summarize Cuthbert 3 and 4.
2. Learn and practice mini-conversations
    Make sure your quote is corrected and submitted by today!
    Leave only one blank line between paragraphs, not two!
3. Learn and sing: My dame has a lame tame crane:

     My dame has a lame tame crane,
     My dame has a crane that is lame.
     Please, gentle Jane, let my dame’s lame tame crane
     Feed and come home again.

4. Perform mini-conversations 1 and 2;
    learn mini-conversations 3 and 4, to be performed 3/10.
5. Listening assignment: A Moment of Science:
    I. Counting on your fingers and II. Processing Moral Dilemmas
    Copy questions and type out brief, concise answers into a Word file,
    print it out, and bring it to class next Monday.
    This file type (.ram) can be played on the VLC Media Player.
   
Week 4. October 6-13:
1. Submit class notes, pronunciation correction plan, listening log,
    summary of CET 3
: 提升聽力祕訣: /i/ 和 /ɪ/ 的辨別 and Cuthbert 3 and 4.
    For next Monday, summarize CET 4
: 「重音」真的很重要!
    and Cuthbert 5 and 6.
2. Go over and perform mini-conversations 3 and 4;
    learn mini-conversations 5 and 6, to be performed 10/13.
3. Mark listening assignment: A Moment of Science:
    I. Counting on your fingers and II. Processing Moral Dilemmas;
    listening assignment for 10/13: VideoJug: How to Remember People's Names.

Week 5. October 13-20:
1. Submit class notes, pronunciation correction plan progress report, listening log,
    summary of CET 4
: 「重音」真的很重要!, and Cuthbert 5 and 6.
    For next Monday, summarize
CET 5: 英語教學死角:複合名詞重音 and Cuthbert 7 and 8.
2. Perform mini-conversations 5 and 6;
    learn mini-conversations 7 and 8, to be performed 10/13.
3. Mark listening assignment: VideoJug: How to Remember People's Names.
    listening assignment for 10/20: Popular song: Desperado.
    Please CHECK YOUR GRAMMAR CAREFULLY on your listening and ALL OTHER
    assignments! Read the following piece and use Google to check ALL WORK before submission:
    Using Google as a Usage Barometer, by Jerome C. Su.

Week 6. October 20-27:
1.
Format for name on homework – in upper right hand corner, left justified:

    Rita Lin 林玉梅
    B01102000
    Freshman English
    September 18, 2013

Use:
Times New Roman 12 pt for text,

       
Lucida Sans Unicode 10.5pt for IPA symbols,
       新細明體 12pt
for 中文

2. Submit class notes, pronunciation correction plan progress report, listening log,
    summary of CET 5
: 英語教學死角:複合名詞重音, and Cuthbert 7 and 8.
    For next Monday, summarize CET 6:
抑揚頓挫:英語的語調和斷句 and Cuthbert 9 and 10,
    and submit with your class notes on Google Drive
.
3. Compound noun and phrase stress exercise; due 10/27.
4. Perform mini-conversations 3, 4, 5 and 6;
    learn mini-conversations 7 and 8, to be performed 10/27.
5. Mark listening assignment: Desperado;
    listening assignment for for 10/27: Joined for Life: Abby and Brittany Turn 16
6. Read this SECOND article in
Chinese from 商業周刊 on using Google and other online tools
    to check your English grammar:
    還在用Google翻譯?6個超強網站讓你查到最道地的英文
    This article has gone viral on Karen on Ivy; as of this writing it has been viewed over 30,000 times!

7. PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to word-final and syllable-final /b, d, g/ stops in spoken English.
    a. Can you hear the little "tail" of rumbly voicing at the end?
    b. Can you hear a longer vowel before word-final and syllable-final /b, d, g/ stops and other voiced sounds?
8. Book sharing:
    1. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, by Malcolm Gladwell. (2002)
    2. The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way, by Amanda Ripley. (2014)
    3. Things I've Learned From Women Who've Dumped Me, ed. by Ben Karlin. (2009)


Week 7. October 27-November 3:
1. Submit class notes, pronunciation correction plan progress report, listening log,
    summary of
CET 6: 抑揚頓挫:英語的語調和斷句 and Cuthbert 9 and 10, on Google Drive.
    For next Monday, summarize
CET 7: Stop at stops! —— 遇到塞音請停! and Cuthbert 11, 12, 13 and 14.
2. How to check your English grammar BEFORE submitting any assignment:
    Using Google as a Usage Barometer, by Jerome C. Su
    and:
還在用Google翻譯?6個超強網站讓你查到最道地的英文.

3. Perform mini-conversations 7 and 8;
    learn mini-conversations 9, 10 and 11, to be performed 11/3.
4. Mark listening assignment: Joined for Life: Abby and Brittany Turn 16;
    listening assignment for 11/3: Louis CK (Szekely): Everything's amazing, nobody's happy

Week 8. November 3-10:
1. Submit class notes, pronunciation correction plan progress report, listening log,
    summary of CET 7: Stop at stops! —— 遇到塞音請停! and Cuthbert 11, 12, 13 and 14.
    For next Monday, summarize CET 8: "-s" 和 "-ed" 詞尾 怎麼唸? and Cuthbert 15 and 16.
2. Perform mini-conversations 9, 10 and 11; learn mini-conversations 12 and 13 for 11/10.
3. Mark listening assignment: Everything's amazing, nobody's happy;
    listening assignment for for 11/10: 20/20 on YouTube: The Woman Who Could Not Forget.
4. Complete the practice worksheet with the following four tasks: (1) compound noun stress and phrase stress;
    (2) [s] or [z]? (3) syllable count and schwa elision; and (4) deaspirated /sp/, /st/, and /sk/.
5. Read this web page under Phonetics I: 32. Schwa elision in English, and give the number of syllables
    for each word in the list, then check them by marking 反白 the space after each word with your computer mouse.
    Make sure you know how to pronounce each one by checking the audio pronunciation on the
    Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary online. Please focus on US English,
    but you can also listen to how the words are pronounced in Standard British English.

Week 9. November 10-17:
1. Submit class notes, pronunciation correction plan progress report, listening log,
    and your summaries of CET 8: "-s" 和 "-ed" 詞尾 怎麼唸? and Cuthbert 15 and 16.
2. For next Monday, summarize: these TWO articles:
    (a) CET 9:
鼻音/m/、/n/ 與 /ŋ/ —— No problen? (上)    
    (b) CET 10:
鼻音/m/、/n/ 與 /ŋ/ —— No problen? (下) and Cuthbert 17 and 18.
3. Mark listening assignment: 20/20 on YouTube: The Woman Who Could Not Forget;
    listening assignment for for 11/24: NPR: Interview with Deborah Tannen on her book You're Wearing That?.
4. Rest of performances of mini-conversations 9, 10 and 11, by those who didn't perform 11/03/14:
    everyone will perform mini-conversations 12 and 13 if there is time.
    Learn mini-conversations 14 and 15.
5. Go over Four-task exercise: (1) compound noun stress and phrase stress; (2) [s] or [z]?
    (3) syllable count and schwa elision; and (4) deaspirated /sp/, /st/, and /sk/.

Week 10. November 17-24:
1. Submit class notes, pronunciation correction plan progress report, listening log,
    and your summaries of:
    (a) CET 9:
鼻音/m/、/n/ 與 /ŋ/ —— No problen? (上;
    (b) CET 10: 鼻音/m/、/n/ 與 /ŋ/ —— No problen? (上); and
    (c) Cuthbert 17 and 18.
    For next Monday, summarize: CET 11 台式英語罪魁禍首:/æ//ɛ//eɪ/, and Cuthbert 19 and 20.
2. Mark listening assignment: NPR: Interview with Deborah Tannen on her book You're Wearing That?
    listening assignment for 11/24: The New York Times: A Conversation With Andre Agassi
3. Perform mini-conversations 12 and 13; also 14 and 15;
    learn mini-conversations 16 and 17 for 11/24.
4. Read carefully and make sure you understand everything on the page:
    Phonetics I: 15. More on Phonemes and Allophones

Week 11. November 24-December 1:
1. Submit class notes, pronunciation correction plan progress report, listening log,
    and your summary of CET 11 台式英語罪魁禍首:/æ//ɛ//eɪ/, and Cuthbert 19 and 20.
2. For next Monday, summarize: CET 12: 英語發音百樂篇(一): Pronunciation Potluck (1),
    and Cuthbert 21 and 22
.
3. Mark listening assignment: The New York Times: A Conversation With Andre Agassi
    check email for Gilmore Girls pilot link, watch the video at least 3 times;
    then complete this cloze exercise for 12/01: Gilmore Girls Pilot cloze exercise.
4. Perform mini-conversations 16 and 17; learn 18 and 19 for 12/01.

Week 12. December 1-8:
1. Submit class notes, pronunciation correction plan progress report, listening log,
    and your summary of CET 12: 英語發音百樂篇(一): Pronunciation Potluck (1),
    and Cuthbert 21 and 22
.
2. For next Monday, summarize: CET 13 英語發音百樂篇(二): Pronunciation Potluck (2),
    and Cuthbert 23 and 24
.
3. Mark compound noun stress exercises.
4. Mark listening assignment: Gilmore Girls Pilot cloze exercise.
    Part assignments for 12/08:

Lorelei: Rory: Luke and Joey:
Carol
Vivian
Debby
Jasmine
Jennifer
Linda
Claire
Emily
Sophia

Angela
Sandy
Erica
Therese
Annie
Ashley
Grace
Stephanie
Dyann

Alice
Nick
Handsome
Yu Te
Vincent
Jacky
Steve
Kazuki
Michael

5. Performances of mini-conversations 18 and 19 postponed to work on Gilmore Girls.
6. Christmas music will be distributed to those planning to play an instrument on December 22.
    Here is the Christmas carol page.

Week 13. December 8-15:
1. Submit class notes, pronunciation correction plan progress report, listening log,
    and your summary of CET 13 英語發音百樂篇(三): Pronunciation Potluck (2),
    and Cuthbert 23 and 24
.
2. For next Monday, summarize: CET 14 英語發音百樂篇(四): Pronunciation Potluck (3),
    and Cuthbert 25 and 26.
3. Perform Gilmore Girls Pilot, scene one;
    go over scene two.

Week 14. December 15-22:
1. Submit class notes, pronunciation correction plan progress report, listening log,
    and your summary of CET 14 英語發音百樂篇(四): Pronunciation Potluck (3),
    and Cuthbert 25 and 26.
2. For next Monday, summarize: CET 15 英語發音百樂篇(四): Pronunciation Potluck (4),
    and Cuthbert 27 and 28.
3. We'll sing Christmas carols next week (Monday, December 22), so we won't do
    other assignments in class that day.
    Print out and bring to class on Monday December 22 this handout of Christmas carol lyrics   pdf
4. Perform Gilmore Girls pilot, scene one; go over scene two.
5. You will perform Gilmore Girls Pilot, scene two on Monday, December 29.
    Here is the transcript for the entire episode, divided into numbered parts.

    Below are your part assignments for scene two:

Lorelei: Rory: bellboy/Michel/Drella:
Stephanie
Dyann
Angela
Sandy
Erica
Therese
Annie
Ashley
Grace

Yu Te
Vincent
Alice
Nick
Handsome
Jacky
Steve
Kazuki
Michael

Sophia
Emily
Claire
Linda
Jennifer
Jasmine
Debby
Vivian
Carol

6. Final evalution and Summary of Class Notes (submit as two separate pdf files)
      for English Listening and Pronunciation are due January 5:

      I. End-of-semester evaluation:
      Part 1: evaluate the class, teacher, homework assignments,
what was most and least useful, things that could be improved, and how
— everything about the class this semester.
      Part 2: Evaluate yourself: Attendance and punctuality, homework submission,

how prepared for class you were, how much you learned from the class,
how much effort you put into this class.
      Part 3: How do you plan to continue improving your English?

      II. Organized summary of your class notes:
      Go through all your old notes, and organize them into a summary of main points,
including notes on the CET articles. You do not have to include every single detail
from your notes; try rather to combine notes that are about the same thing and to generalize.


      Format and submission instructions: Convert your files to pdf format
before emailing both files to Ms. Chung at: feathermountain@gmail.com no later than January 5, 2014.


Week 15. December 22-29:
1. Submit class notes, pronunciation correction plan progress report, listening log,
    and your summary of CET 15 英語發音百樂篇(四): Pronunciation Potluck (4)
    and Cuthbert 27 and 28.
2. For December 22, summarize: CET 16 Do not 和 don’t意思一樣嗎?英語的縮讀字,
    and Cuthbert 29 and 30.
3. Sing Christmas carols   pdf   Bring any instruments you have that you would like to play!
4. Don't forget your class evaluation and summary of class notes, due January 5!

Week 16. December 29-January 5:
1. Submit class notes, pronunciation correction plan progress report, listening log,
    and your summary of CET 16 Do not 和 don’t意思一樣嗎?英語的縮讀字,
    and Cuthbert 29 and 30.
2. For January 5, summarize: CET 17 Do not 和 don’t意思一樣嗎?英語的縮讀字(下),
    AND CET 18 次重音:次要的重音還是很重要! and Cuthbert 31 and 32.
3. Finish marking compound noun stress exercises in class and hand in;
    collect a list of 10 compound nouns and noun phrases similiar to the ones
    in the previous exercises; circle the stresses and mark tonic stresses on each item,
    and hand in next week, 1/5.
4. Perform Gilmore Girls Pilot scene two; people who didn't finish today will
    perform Monday January 5.
5. Prepare to perform Gilmore Girls Pilot scene three Monday January 5;
    look up or Google everything you're not sure of in part 3, e.g. what is a hayride?
    What is a "slam book"?
    Here are the part assignments people who got more lines in scene 2 will receive
    fewer in scene 3 to even things out a bit:

Lorelei (14 lines)
Woman
(1 line);
Mrs. Traister;
Girl 2; Girl 4
(1 line each = 3 lines):
18 lines total
Lane (8 lines);
Sookie
(12 lines);
Girl 1; Girl 3
(one line each = 2 lines): 23 lines total
Rory (7 lines);
Drella
(2 lines);
Salvador
(1 line)
:
9 lines total
Stephanie
Dyann
Angela
Sandy
Erica
Therese
Annie
Ashley
Grace

Yu Te
Vincent
Alice
Nick
Handsome
Jacky
Steve
Kazuki
Michael

Sophia
Emily
Claire
Linda
Jennifer
Jasmine
Debby
Vivian
Carol

    Your grade for this performance (scene 3) together with that for scene 2
    will be counted as your oral performance grade for your final exam.
6. Start developing ideas for a 3 to 5 minute radio drama podcast
    for next semester;
    students planning to return and continue the class in Spring 2015 should
    begin working on their ideas and forming groups of 3 to 5 people now.
7. Don't forget your class evaluation and summary of class notes, due January 5!

Week 17. January 5:
1. Submit class notes, pronunciation correction plan progress report, listening log,
    and your summaries of CET 17 AND CET 18, and Cuthbert 31 and 32 to Google Drive.
2. Your class evaluation and summary of class notes are due today!
3. Hand in list of 10 compound nouns and phrases, with stresses and tonic stresses marked.
4. We'll finish the remaining Gilmore Girls, scene 2 performances first, then scene 3.
5. We'll discuss next semester's radio drama podcast if there's time.
6. The final exam will be held on January 12 at 3:30-5:20pm in 外教 201;
     it will be a written test, covering the content of the CET articles you read and
     took notes on this semester, plus compound noun and phrase stress marking.


FINAL EXAM: January 12 at 3:30-5:20pm in 外教 201


     The main goals of this course are (1) to teach you how to listen; this will be done mainly by listening to audio and video files online and answering comprehension questions on them; and (2) to improve your pronunciation.

     Listening and pronunciation are probably the two weakest links in English education in Taiwan (though even those of you who have been educated in English abroad may find you have things to learn from this class). Rather than complain about what you didn't get in the past, we encourage you to focus on the here and now – there's still time to fix things. But you must be committed. The things you learn in this class are not assignments to be completed to earn a grade and then forgotten. They will require behavior modification on your part. Anybody knows how hard a habit is to break, and poor pronunciation habits present an especially stubborn case. Producing the correct sounds in class is easy – using them consistently when you're supposed to is the tough part! You will need to tire yourself out for a few weeks or months relearning the way you speak English. It will be well worth it – you'll sound absolutely wonderful every time you speak English for the rest of your life! You can sound like a native  but you have to really, really want it!

     One very important reason to fix your pronunciation is to show respect for other people. When you speak with a heavy foreign accent, other people have to strain to understand you, and that makes them very tired. When you speak clearly and correctly, you make life easier and happier for everybody you come in contact with.

Course Materials and Activities:

     No textbook is assigned; most class materials will be available through this Website and the Internet. However, if you feel you need extra work on your pronunciation, you might want to consider buying the following textbook with CD recordings:

     Gilbert, Judy. Clear Speech. 4th edition, with CD. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

     Here's a very useful pdf by Judy, entitled: Six Pronunciation Priorities for the Beginning Student

     and another called Teaching Pronunciation: Using the Prosody Pyramid.

      Handouts will be mainly be posted on this site and will not be distributed in class.

     Occasional quizzes will be given, usually dictations or ones requiring you to distinguish between correct and incorrect pronunciations.

     Pronunciation and grammar journal: You are required to keep a running record of specific sounds and other areas you need to work on in your pronunciation in a small notebook, based on feedback you receive in class. You are also required to note down grammar points discussed in class and corrections you receive orally or in your written work. You are expected to have your journal open and ready throughout each class, without being reminded.

     Grades for the course will be based on: attendance and punctuality, class performance and participation, listening assignments, quizzes, progress made, attitude, and the final exam.


Input tools:
i2Speak IPA input tool:
http://www.i2speak.com/

Another IPA input interface:
http://westonruter.github.com/ipa-chart/keyboard/

Pinyin tone tool: Adds tone markings over correct vowels
to pinyin marked with tone numbers
http://toshuo.com/chinese-tools/pinyin-tone-tool/

Dictionaries and reference tools:
How to choose a dictionary
http://www.wikihow.com/Choose-a-Dictionary

Merriam-Webster
(American English)
http://www.merriam-webster.com/

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (American and British English)
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/

Macmillan Dictionary (American and British English)
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/

Howjasay (British English pronunciation)
http://www.howjsay.com/

About Poetry: English Prosody Plus Selected Literary Terms handout.
(Refer to this for definitions of terms like iambic, doggerel, and synaesthesia)

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