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英文課程名稱:Reading to Connect
學分數:3 學分
建立日期:2020 年 2 月


It is designed to help undergraduate and graduate students develop fundamental strategies for reading English academic texts more effectively and critically. Reading assignments, practice and activities will explore a variety of English language materials, such as news articles, academic articles, opinions and commentaries across disciplines.

The texts will cover topics related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to address a wide range of social and global issues ranging from poverty to climate change. Topics covered will include comprehension, vocabulary enrichment, close-reading analysis and critical reflection. All the activities and group projects are intended to foster students’ metacognitive awareness of reading and analytical skills. On completion of this course, students will not only develop effective reading skills, but more importantly, grow as proficient and critical readers, while also gaining a better awareness of global issues.

The course will consist of three modules. Each module will cover a set of topics and lessons related to active English reading and comprehension strategies, critical reading and thinking skills, and practical strategies for connecting reading and writing.

The content of each learning module is organized as follows:
The introductory Module provides an overview of the course, including course requirements, policies, and student responsibilities.
• Module 1: Reading for Meaning introduces fundamental reading strategies: activating, comprehension, review and reflection, critical thinking
• Module 2: Reading Critically in a Diverse World explores diverse perspectives and global issues through the reading of various genres (narratives, news articles, commentary and opinions, and academic/scientific texts).
• Module 3: Reading to Write presents key elements and techniques that guide students to use their critical reading skills to write effectively.


李維晏 Miguel (Wei-Yan Li)
江介維 Way (Jie-Wei Jiang)
林欣潔 Kay (Hsin-Chieh Lin)
柯凱彣 Kevin Kau
胡至柔 Amy (Chih-Jou Hu)
張晨 Chen Chang
陳巧玲 Lily (Chiao-ling Chen)
陳翊齊 Freddy (Yi-Chi Chen)
葉芳萍 Amanda (Fang-Ping Yeh)
熊宜君 Angela (Yi-JiunShiung)


Core Competences (CC)
The purpose of this course is to adhere to the NTU educational objectives by contributing to students’
CC 1: Independent judgment and ability to innovate
CC 2: Professional knowledge and skills
CC 3: Communicative and team skills

Course Intended Learning Outcome (CILO)
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
CILO 1: Identify common patterns of organization in texts and develop strategies for reading a variety of genre texts, increasing vocabulary, and responding critically to texts. (CC 1, 2 & 3)
CILO 2: Effectively use context clues and other electronic reference materials to determine the meanings of unfamiliar vocabulary and phrases. (CC 1 & 2)
CILO 3: Analyze and summarize information from texts including main ideas, supporting details & evidence, points of view, biases, and arguments. (CC 1, 2 & 3)
CILO 4: Demonstrate the ability to synthesize information from different sources into writing and provide valid and logical reasonings for arguments. (CC 1 & 2)
CILO 5: Demonstrate awareness of local and global issues from a variety of genre texts and develop a capacity to become a more critical, independent reader and critic. (CC 1, 2 & 3).


1. Online Reading Tasks & Quizzes: 20%
* In-Class Pop Quizzes (20%) Students will be given an in-class quiz weekly after completing online reading tasks.

2. Attendance : 20%
Based on students’ participation in class discussions and their attendance.

3. In-Class Discussion & Assignments: 30%
Students will be required to actively participate in class discussion of assigned texts and mini-project-based activities.

4. Learning Evaluation Tasks: 30%
* Midterm Project-Based Learning Task (10%)
* Final Learning Evaluation Task (20%)