ELP: English Listening and Pronunciation
Fall 2020
The Big Bang
                Theory

THIS WEEK

Monday 3:30-5:20pm 
Foreign Language Teaching
and Resource Center (FLTR 外教) 201
Professor Karen Chung 史嘉琳 老師
karchung@ntu.edu.tw
SLANT video
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Join the
ELP: English Listening and Pronunciation Fall 2020  page on Facebook!

CET articles on English pronunciation
CET articles 1-24 in one pdf file  
Mini-conversations
A demonstration of how the Echo Method works


Previous class syllabuses: Spring 2014 
 Fall 2014 and Spring 2015  Spring 2016  Spring 2017 
Fall 2017  Spring 2018  Fall 2018  Spring 2019 
Fall 2019 and Spring 2020  

     Fall 2020

     There will be 17 class meetings this semester:

     September 2020: 14, 21, 28;
     October:               5, 12, 19, 26;
     November:           2, 9, 16, 23, 30;
     December:           7,
14, 21, 28;
     January 2021:      4.

                                  The final exam will be held on Monday, January 11, 2021
                                 
at the regular class time and place, i.e. 3:30pm in 外 教中心 201.

Grade calculation

    Grades will be calculated on the basis of:

    Written class work (20%)
    oral class work and class participation (20%)
    scores on your dictations and quizzes (15%)
    score on final exam (written and listening) (30%)
    attendance, punctuality, attitude, and progress made; DON'T BE LATE! (15%)

    Note that the percentage breakdown is only APPROXIMATE, and is SUBJECT TO ADJUSTMENT in each individual case.

    Also note that more than 3 absences or 5 tardinesses may result in your NOT PASSING THE COURSE.
    If you must miss class or be late let Prof. Chung know by e-mail or otherwise beforehand;
    or as soon as possible afterwards if you really can't get in touch beforehand.
    Don't just fail to show up for class and not offer an explanation – even if it's "I overslept", please explain.


Format for name on homework – in upper right hand corner, left justified 左邊對齊:

         Iris Lin 林玉梅
         B01102000
         ELP  September 14, 2020
         Week One

     Print on BOTH SIDES of the paper; staple goes in the upper LEFT HAND CORNER of the paper.

 FONTS: Times New Roman 12 pt for
text
                Lucida Sans Unicode 10.5pt for IPA symbols 
                新細明體 12pt for 中 文

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

     Convert to pdf format before printing out to avoid encoding errors.

     Create a folder using your English name as the folder name
     under
ELP Fall 2019 on Google Drive; use your gmail address.
     This is where you will upload your class assignments.
     U
pload each new assignment into an increasingly growing pdf file
     (newest notes on top of your Word file, then convert to pdf) to your Google Drive folder.


     Make a COPY of the file entitled "Learning Checklist" with new NEW FILENAME
     (you can add your initials at the end) that you will find in this folder
     and keep it in your Google Drive folder. You will update this file WEEKLY.
     Sheet One is required; the other sheets are optional, but you may find them useful and fun!

     Print out and bring to every class this IPA Handout.
     Also useful:
handout on note taking.


Week One: 9/14


1.
Enrollment and other class business.

    Each student will have a LEARNING PARTNER. You will help each other with class work
    and accountability. You will also check on each other's online assignments.

    There will be a pronunciation diagnostic test on Wednesday 9/16/18 at 1:30pm in 普103.
 
2. Join the ELP: English Listening and Pronunciation, Fall 2020 page on Facebook.
  
3.  Warm-up song: Nat King Cole: Kemo Kimo

4.  SLANT:
     Sit up straight.
     Listen.
     Ask and answer questions.
     Nod your head. (or: shake your head; or: wrinkle your brow)
     Track the teacher.

5.  Send an email with this subject line: ELP: quote, reason, gmail, fb
     1. a quote to Prof. Chung at karchung@ntu.edu.tw
         according to this model,
     2. your reason for wanting to take this class: I want to take this course because...
     3. your gmail address, so you can be added to Google Drive: My gmail address is:
     4. your Facebook name: My Facebook name is...
    

     Due Monday, September 21, or Wednesday September 23 for new students.

     Read and refer to this article carefully before doing the assignment;
     英文 Email 潛規則老師怎麼不早點教我?! 文/熊偌均 Melissa Hsiung.
 
     Make sure to send it in plain text, not html (look under ... and click on: 切 換為純文字).

     Indent five spaces at the beginning of each new paragraph,
     and leave only one blank line between paragraphs, not two!

6.  Every Monday, you will hand in on paper, and also upload to Google Drive:
    1. a summary of your class notes from the previous week.
    2. a summary of one or more of the CET 師德 articles online. This week:
        大師開講 — 提升聽力祕訣:每天請聽 「回音」十分鐘(上、下) in No. 69 & 70,
        January/February p. 8-10 & March/April 2012, p.12-14.
        These articles explain in Chinese how the "Echo Method" of language learning works.
   
    Also include notes on Melissa Hsiung's article, 英文 E-mail 潛規則:老師怎麼不早點教我?!
    3. There will also be weekly listening and other assignments.

     Create a folder using your English name as the folder name
     under
ELP Fall 2020 on Google Drive; use your gmail address.
     This is where you will upload your class assignments.

     Make a COPY of the file entitled "Learning Checklist" with new NEW FILENAME
     (you can add your initials at the end) that you will find in this folder
     and keep it in your Google Drive folder. You will update this file WEEKLY.
     Sheet One is required; the other sheets are optional, but you may find them useful and fun!

     Make sure to produce careful work that is not filled with sloppy mistakes:
     GET EVERYTHING RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!
     Make sure you sign your full name (e.g. Iris Lin) to every e-mail you write!
     Pay attention to correct format;
     for example, leave a space before and after (parentheses) like this.
     Without a space it looks like(this)and this is not acceptable in English written format.


7. Print out and bring to every class this IPA Handout.
    Also useful:
handout on note taking.

8.  The Echo Method
     Mini-conversations

9. Poetry: Practice this limerick using the Echo method with this MP3 audio file
    till you can recite it smoothly and accurately by heart;
    you may also find this page on prosody and literary terms a useful reference,
    especially for 文牘 and other literature classes in the future.
 
     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.


Week Two: 9/21 
1.
Enrollment and other class business.

    Each student will have a LEARNING PARTNER. You will help each other with class work
    and accountability. You will also check on each other's online assignments.

 
2. Join the ELP: English Listening and Pronunciation, Fall 2020 page on Facebook.

3.  SLANT:
     Sit up straight.
     Listen.
     Ask and answer questions.
     Nod your head. (or: shake your head; or: wrinkle your brow)
     Track the teacher.

4.  Send an email with this subject line: ELP: quote, reason, gmail, fb
     1. a quote to Prof. Chung at karchung@ntu.edu.tw
         according to this model,
     2. your reason for wanting to take this class: I want to take this course because...
     3. your gmail address, so you can be added to Google Drive: My gmail address is:
     4. your Facebook name: My Facebook name is...
    

     Due Monday, September 21, or Wednesday September 23 for new students.

     Read and refer to this article carefully before doing the assignment;
     英文 Email 潛規則老師怎麼不早點教我?! 文/熊偌均 Melissa Hsiung.
 
     Make sure to send it in plain text, not html (look under ... and click on: 切 換為純文字).

     Indent five spaces at the beginning of each new paragraph,
     and leave only one blank line between paragraphs, not two!

5.  Every Monday, you will hand in on paper, and also upload to Google Drive:
     1. a summary of your class notes from the previous week.
     2. a summary of one or more of the CET 師德 articles online. Last week:
         大師開講 — 提升聽力祕訣:每天請聽 「回音」十分鐘(上、下) in No. 69 & 70,
         January/February p. 8-10 & March/April 2012, p.12-14.
         These articles explain in Chinese how the "Echo Method" of language learning works.
   
     Also include notes on Melissa Hsiung's article, 英文 E-mail 潛規則:老師怎麼不早點教我?!
     3. There will also be weekly listening and other assignments.

     Create a folder using your English name as the folder name
     under
ELP Fall 2020 on Google Drive; use your gmail address.
     This is where you will upload your class assignments.

     Make a COPY of the file entitled "Learning Checklist" with new NEW FILENAME
     (you can add your initials at the end) that you will find in this folder
     and keep it in your Google Drive folder. You will update this file WEEKLY.
     Sheet One is required; the other sheets are optional, but you may find them useful and fun!

     Make sure to produce careful work that is not filled with sloppy mistakes:
     GET EVERYTHING RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!
     Make sure you sign your full name (e.g. Iris Lin) to every e-mail you write!
     Pay attention to correct format;
     for example, leave a space before and after (parentheses) like this.
     Without a space it looks like(this)and this is not acceptable in English written format.


6. Print out and bring to every class this IPA Handout.
    Also useful:
handout on note taking.

7.  The Echo Method
     Mini-conversations


8.  Discuss and hand in notes on
大師開講 — 提升聽力祕訣:每天請聽 「回音」十分鐘(上、下)
     in No. 69 & 70, January/February p. 8-10 & March/April 2012, p.12-14; and
     英文 Email 潛規則老師怎麼不早點教我?! 文/熊偌均 Melissa Hsiung.

     For next Monday 9/30:
read and take notes on: CET 3 (issue 71): /i/ 和 /ɪ/ 的辨別 
     in No. 71, May/June 2012, p. 12-14;
and
     「格式」就是禮貌:英文標點符號的10大規則 in English Island 英語島 48, January 2020;
     Be ready to mention some of the main points of the articles in class!

9.  One Small Step Can Change Your Life: with Kaizen

10. The Pomodoro Technique of time management,
      and improving focus and productivity.


11. Print out and bring to every class this IPA Handout.
     Dictation #1: /i/ vs. /ɪ/, final /-p/.

12. Poetry: Review and recite this limerick:
 
     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.

13. Mini-conversations.
       Find a learning partner, and enter their name in the class list in our Google Drive folder.

14. If there's time: Warm-up song: Nat King Cole: Kemo Kimo 

15. Useful links:
      a. Merriam-Webster Dictionary with audio files  https://www.merriam-webster.com/

      b. The Free Dictionary: Dictionary and Word of the Day  https://www.thefreedictionary.com/
      c. A Word A Dayhttps://wordsmith.org/awad/index.html 
      d. 萌典 MOE 教育部中文字典:https://www.moedict.tw/ 
      e. More practice with /i/ vs. /ɪ/ here:  efl net: Sound contrasts  http://www.eflnet.com/content/sound-contrast-i-vs-i / 

      f.  Dictation Practicehttp://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/phonetics/dictations.htm  
      g. Goodreads:   https://www.goodreads.com/ 
      h. The power of focus: How to jump from a plane without a parachute:
          NPR The Hidden Brain: You 2.0: The Mind's Eye August 10, 2020  https://www.npr.org/transcripts/900994753   


16. Breaktime song: Dust in the Wind     by Kansas     lyrics     video with lyrics  




 









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