Our Mission: To Enable Non-Native English Speakers to Speak & Publish Scientific Literature Like a Native Speaker

Basic Oral Skills: 1:1 Interaction & Listening to Lectures

Chapter 1. Introductions: Course, Teacher & Methodology

Objectives

  •     ● To understand the teacher's English.
  •     ● To understand why we are teaching the way we are teaching
  •     ● To realize the importance of one's name

Chapter 2. One-to-One Interactions & Cultural Awareness

Objectives

  •     ● To understand the teacher's English.
  •     ● To open, carry on, and close a short conversation at a conference reception.

Contents

  •     ● Initiating, continuing and closing conversations.
  •     ● Communicating 1:1 with foreign scientists and engineers.

Evaluation (total 25 pnts)

Chapter 3. Listening to Lectures

Objectives

  •     ● To listen efficiently to and understand scientific lectures.
  •     ● To overcome one's fear to speak & ask questions at a lecture.

Contents

  •     ● How to Listen.
  •     ● How to Ask Questions.

Evaluation (total 25 pnts)

Time Line

§Topic 題目
Controlling SWF Launch SWF
Week 週
9wkx2hr18wkx2hr9wkx3hr
0Thinking about Cultural Differences PPT skip 1 1
1Introductions SWF 1 2 1
1Famous Real Names PPT skip 2 1
1Submitting Assignments PPT 1 2 1
2.1Overview of Chapter 2 2 3 2
2.2Meeting People: Opening the Communication Channel 232
2.3Continuing & Ending the Conversation3 4 3
2.4Other Types of Conversations skip 5 3
2.5Invitations: Recognizing, Responding & Giving464
2.6Agreeing and Politely Disagreeing 4 6 4
2.7Logic and Debates SWF 5 7 5
2.8Brainstorming SWF skip 8 5
2.1Evaluation: Written 6 8 6
3.1Overview of Chapter 3 6 10 6
3.2Distinguishing Content and Filler 6 10 6
3.3Short Talks and Communication Theory6 11 6
3.3Evaluation: One minute talk 6 11 6
3.4Speak Up! Active Listening 7 12 7
3.5Note Taking & Key Words 8 13 8
3.6Putting it Together: Taking Notes During a Demonstrationskip14 8
3.1Evaluation: Written 9 15 9
3.1Evaluation: Listening9 15 9