2018 Spring: 五專財金四年甲班 English 4


A tentative syllabus
科目名稱: 英文 (四) 授課教師: 賴淑麗 Shu-li (Sally) Lai
授課班級: 五專財金系四年級 學分/時數: 3/3
Email: shulilai@gmail.com Time/Location:  Thursday (9:00 to 12:00)
研究室: 承曦樓 904 (by appointment) Course website: http://www.shulilai.idv.tw

  1. Miller, J. L., & Cohen, R. F. (2014). Longman Academic Reading Series: Reading Skills for College (Book 3), published by Pearson Education. NT $485 (原價570) 東華書局代理 (黃政瑋先生 0912-278-109; 02-2311-4027#407)
  2. New TOEIC Test 多益一站600字彙 NT $276 (原價 350) 洽眾文出版社 (王小姐 02-8369-1198 ext: 24 )
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 will be on academic reading, vocabulary, and grammar, this class will also encourage students to discuss and write about the ideas they discover in the readings, aiming to make them better speakers and writers of English as well. Students will engage in a variety of activities, including discussion, group activities, and presentation.
對應校核心能力: 外語能力、專業素養
對應通識課程核心能力: 語言思辯表達、問題溝通解決
Grading Policy
Midterm Exam: 20% Final Exam: 15% Project: 25% Quizzes, Assignments & Participation (in-class & after-class): 40%
Group Project: 6 in a group
Weekly assignments: 5 in a group
Course Requirements

  1. If you have to miss a class for an unavoidable reason (e.g., sick leave, injury, family emergency), please 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. 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.
  5. 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 Assignments
3/1 1. Back to School
2. Syllabus
3. Grouping (5 in a group)
4. Rearrange the seat
TOEIC Vocabulary (p.122 to p. 174) 1. Preview Chapter 4.1 The Hippocratic oath – A modern version
2. Be ready for Quiz 1
3/8 1. Quiz 1
2. Chapter 4 Medicine: Pioneers and heroes
3. Chapter 4.1 The Hippocratic oath – A modern version
4. 希波克拉底斯醫生誓言
TOEIC (p. 176-187) 1. Preview Chapter 4.2 The invisible enemy and post the difficult sentences on BB. (3/13 due)
3/15 Chapter 4.2 The invisible enemy
How we conquered the deadly smallpox virus
TOEIC (p. 187-199)
Surfing Dogs
 1. Preview Chapter 6.1 A biography of Vincent Van Gogh (3/20 due)
3/22 1. Chapter 6.1 A biography of Vincent Van Gogh (link)
2. Vincent Van Gogh Paintings (Art Heaven)
3. Vincent, by Don Mclean (Starry Starry Night)
5. Quiz 2
TOEIC (p. 200-212)
3/29 – Chapter 6.2 The letters of Vincent Van Gogh
– The Painting Life of Vincent van Gogh ENGLISH (Documentary
TOEIC (p. 214-225)  1. As a group finish the exercises: A (p.128), B (p.128), B (p. 130).
4/5 Holiday (No Class) TOEIC (p. 226-236)
4/12 Quiz 3
– Chapter 6.3 Portrait of Dr. Gachet: A timeline
– Guidelines for the group project
4/19 Review
4/26 Midterm
5/3 – Guidelines for the group project
– Discussion on your group project
– Presentation skills (review)
– 8 Secrets of Success
 TOEIC (p. 238-250)
5/10 – TED Talk 2
– Chapter  10.1 The Global context
– Discussion on your group project
 TOEIC (p. 252-264)
5/17 Quiz 4
– G1 Japan
– G2 France
5/24 – G3 Germany
– G4 Netherlands
– G5 Turkey
5/31 – G6 Korea
– G7 New Zealand
– G8 Australia
– Video from North Korea (video 1, video 2)
– Australia folk song (Waltzing Matilda)
6/7 – G9 Singapore
– G10 UK
Review (p. 122-190) Please upload your files to BB before June 14 (Thursday)
1. ppt
2. talkscripts. Please combine all the talkscripts into one. Be careful about the format, and be consistent. (font, size, alignment)
3. handout
4. Link to the video files if any.
6/14 Chapter 10.2 Sociological theories of crime Review (p. 191-264)
6/21 Wrap-up
6/29  Final Exam
Happy Summer Vacation!