- The Value of Using English Language Newspapers to Teach Freshman English
- The Characteristics of Newspaper English and Application to English Teaching: An Analysis Based on the Texts of Four English-language Newspapers
- Freshman English Learning Experiences: A Cross-Sectional Study
- Using Neural Network to Evaluate and Classify Students' Language Skills
|The Value of Using English Language Newspapers to Teach Freshman English=課程價值之評估以英文報紙作為大一英文教材
|王毓芝; Wang, Yu-chih;
|大一英文; 英文報紙; 課程設計; 聽; 說; 讀; 寫; Freshman English; English newspapers; Curriculum; Reading; Writing; Listening; Speaking;
|At the end of the twentieth century, the teaching of English as a foreign language has encountered many dramatic changes and got some impacts from high-tech. Making the Freshman English program more interesting and practical has been the goal of all English teachers. From analyzing questionnaires, I found freshmen were also longing for learning some effective methods from teachers to improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. How to find effective teaching materials to meet these needs is a problem to all English teachers. The purpose of this paper is two-fold. On the one hand, by using some surveys, questionnaires, and interviews, it evaluates the curriculum of the Freshman English program by using English language newspapers as a teaching tool in order to explore whether they can be effective teaching materials. On the other hand, it examines the students' attitudes toward the teaching material and curriculum. From the final evaluation, I found that most students showed more interest in English at the end of the second semester than at the beginning of the first semester. From this practicum, I also found that students gradually have improved their listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiency. The improvement of these skills and the enjoyment of the students while learning are the goals of the Freshman English program.