1. Confidence and Grammatical
2. Campus Situation Conversation
3. Communication Skills:
This is a course in practical, every day
English of special use for university teachers,
secretaries and assistants in academic settings.
Although each class is different, class content focuses
on practice "lessons" in how to give tours of various
parts of the Fu Jen campus to foreign visitors, for
example, how to offer opening comments at academic
conferences to welcome or to introduce guests, and how
to introduce one's own academic presentations in
English. Class materials include sample writings and
dialogues by the instructor.
In addition to concentrating on English
in an academic setting, the course also provides a
limited amount of focus on news events as reported in
English. In this way, colleagues at Fu Jen may feel more
confident of how to speak in English on common
conversational matters with whomever they may meet on
campus. For such conversational topics, both students
instructor offer reprints of newspaper articles.
This course is very participative in
spirit. Each student is expected to speak in every
class, as far as possible, and the instructor uses a
"modeling" or "patterning" approach with repetition of
key phrases and simple sentences to build better
pronunciation and strengthen the students' confidence.