2017 Spring: 五專財金四年甲班 Applied English

台北商業技術學院105年度第2學期教學計劃表
A tentative syllabus
科目名稱: 應用英文與實習 授課教師: 賴淑麗 Shu-li (Sally) Lai
授課班級: 五專財金四年甲班 學分/時數: 2/3
Email: shulilai@gmail.com Time/Location: Thursday (9:10 ~12:00) 視聽教室 (Room 3)
研究室: 承曦樓 904 (by appointment) Course webiste http://www.shulilai.idv.tw
Textbooks
1. Miller, J. L., & Cohen, R. F. (2014). Longman Academic Reading Series: Reading Skills for College (3), published by Pearson Education. NT 485 (原價570) 東華書局代理 (黃政瑋先生 02-2311-4027; 0912-278-109)
2. Vocabulary in use (Intermediate). 華泰文化 NT680 (原價 860)
Overview of the course
This is a one-year four-skill integrated course which prepares students to become more effective and confident readers. While the focus is on reading, this class also encourages students to discuss and write about the ideas they discovered in the readings, aiming to make them better speakers and writers of English as well. Class will be implemented in the form of lecture, discussion, group activity, and presentation.
Grading Policy
Midterm: 20% Final: 15% Quizzes and Assignments: 35% Project: 25% Participation: 5%
Course Requirements

  1. If you have to miss a class for an unavoidable reason (e.g., sick leave, injury, family emergency), please contact me in person or email me in advance.
  2. Two points (-2) will be deducted for any unexcused absence.
  3. No late assignments or make-up tests will be allowed.
  4. If you cheat on a quiz or exam, you’ll receive 0 point.
  5. Please switch your mobile phone to silent mode during class time. Unless it’s used for dictionary look up or for information searching, please don’t use your mobile phone during class time.
  6. There will be quizzes and exams based on the materials in the textbooks and the materials presented in class. Please preview and review the class materials every week.

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Date Major textbook Vocabulary book or Activities Assignments
2/23 Orientation
3/2 Quiz 1: Vocabulary (Unit 35 to Unit 59)
Chapter 4.1 The Hippocratic Oath – A Modern Version (link)
Chinese version (link)
 Unit 60 – Unit 63
3/9 Chapter 4.2 The Invisible Enemy  Unit 64 – Unit 67
3/16 Chapter 6.1 A Biography of Vincent Van Gogh
An introduction to Vincent Van Gogh and his paintings 
Vincent, by Don Mclean
 Unit 68 – Unit 71
3/23 Exercises from Chapter 6.2  Unit 72 – Unit 74
3/30 Chapter 6.2 The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh
Malik shares the Arabic language
 Unit 75 – Unit 77
4/6 Guidelines on group project
Exercises: p.71 (A & B); p.72 (A & B); p. 78 (A & B); p.80 (C); p.82 (2)
 Unit 78 – Unit 80
4/13 – Discussion
4/20 Midterm Exam
4/27 Discussion
— Group Project
— All Ears English
 Unit 81 – Unit 83
5/4 – Discussion (mid-term)
– Some samples from last year
6 Minute English
– TED Talk
1. Grit: The power of passion and perseverance (6 minutes)
2. A 12-year-old app developer (4 minutes)
3. What’s wrong with our food system (5 minutes)
4. Photos from a storm chaser (4 minutes)
5. Don’t eat the marshmallow (6 minutes)
 Unit 84 – Unit 88
5/11 My ET Unit 89 – Unit 92 Book 1A:
–1.1 自我介紹
— 2.5 兌換錢幣
5/18 Group Presentation 1 & 2  Unit 93 – Unit 95 Book 1B:
— 8.5 At a business lunch: Making small talk
— 9.6 Changing a flight
— 10.3 At the dinner table
— SPT (3 times)
5/25 Group Presentation 3, 4, 5  Unit 96 – Unit 97
6/1 Group Presentation 6, 7, 8  Unit 98 – Unit 100
6/8 Group Presentation 9, 10
6/15 Wrap-Up
6/22 Final Exam
Happy Summer Vacation!