2020 Spring: 五專財金四年甲 English 4

國立台北商業大學108學年度第2學期教學計劃表
A tentative syllabus

Course: English 4 授課教師: 賴淑麗 Shu-li (Sally) Lai
授課班級: 五專財金系 學分/時數: 3/3
Email: shulilai@gmail.com Time/Location:  Thursday (9:10 to 12:00 am.)/Room4
研究室: 承曦樓 904 (by appointment) Course website: http://www.shulilai.idv.tw
Textbooks
1.Longman Academic Reading Series: Reading Skills for College (2), published by Pearson Education, Inc. (2014). 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800字彙 眾文出版社 (王小姐 02-8369-1198 ext: 24 ) NT$277 (原價 $350)
3. Online materials and handouts.
Overview of the course
This is a one-year four-skill integrated course that prepares students to become more effective and confident readers. While the focus will be on academic reading and vocabulary, this class will also encourage 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. Students will engage in a variety of activities, including discussion, group activities, and group presentations.
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
Quizzes & Assignments (in-class & after-class): 40% Midterm Exam: 20% Final Exam: 25% TOEIC: 15% ( 為配合高教深耕計畫,本課程實施英語文能力檢測,佔學期成績15%)
Group Project
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. No late assignments or make-up tests will be allowed.
3. Please switch your mobile phone to silent mode during class time. Unless it’s used for dictionary lookup or for information searching, please don’t use your mobile phone during class time.
4. 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.

Blackboard

Date Major Textbook TOEIC Book Assignments
3/5 Orientation
Quiz 1 (Unit 6)
TOEIC Resource
#1 Preview Robots improve health care, helping doctors, nurses, and patients.
As a group, post 1 or 2 sentences that your group do not quite understand. (Due on 3/10)
3/12 Unit 3.1 Robots improve health care, helping doctors, nurses, and patients
Quiz 2 (Unit 7)
How to talk about health problems in English?
TOEIC 168-177 #2 Watch the video and learn how to talk about health problems in English. Look up the dictionary for any unknown words.
– Review the article and finish the exercises on page 57 & 58.
3/19 Unit 3.1 Robots improve health care, helping doctors, nurses, and patients
Quiz 3 (Vocabulary from Unit 3.1)
TOEIC 178-186 #3 Preview Chapter 3.3 Water is shown to help people lose weight and post your sentences on BB. (due on 3/24)
3/26 3.3 Water is shown to help people lose weight TOEIC 188-197 #4 Preview Chapter 5.1 Types of Intelligence and post your sentences on BB. (due on 3/31)
4/2 Holiday (No Class) TOEIC 198-208 #5 Preview Chapter 5.2  Transforming students’ motivation to learn and post your sentences on BB. (due on 4/7)
4/9 5.1 Types of Intelligence (p.106)
5.2 Transforming students’ motivation to learn
1. The Queen’s coronavirus address: ‘We will meet again’
2. Coronavirus: Queen tells UK ‘we will succeed’ in fight
3.  “I’ll be reborn, you will be reborn”
TOEIC 210-217 Finish the exercises in the four chapters.
4/16 1. The History of Easter?
2. Andrea Bocelli gives unique, emotional performance on Easter Sunday
Quiz 4 (TOEIC and Vocabulary from Unit 3.3, 5.1, 5.2)
4/23 Midterm Exam
4/30 Guideline to the term project (member)
News website
1. https://newsforkids.net/
2. https://www.dogonews.com/
TOEIC 218-227 #6 Preview Chapter 6.1 The one week job and post your sentence on BB. (due on 5/5)
5/7 Chapter 6.1 The one week job: 52 jobs in 52 weeks
Members and news ready
TOEIC 228-237 Finish the exercises (Chapter 6.1).
#7 Your ppt ready about next Tuesday (midnight) noon. Submit your first version to BB.
5/14 Chapter 6.3 Eight keys to employability TOEIC 238-246 #8 Your talkscript ready by next Tuesday (midnight). Submit your first version to BB.
5/21 Presentation 1 (G1 to G11) TOEIC 248-257
5/28 Presentation 2 (G12 to 22) TOEIC 258-264
6/4 TOEIC 深耕計畫
6/11 Quiz 5
1. VOA Learning English
2. MIT OpenCourseWare
6/18 Quiz 6 & wrap-up
6/25 Independent study
7/2 Independent study

Dictionaries
1. Cambridge bilingual dictionary (https://dictionary.cambridge.org/zht)
2. Longman (https://www.ldoceonline.com)
3. Oxford (https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/us)
4. Yahoo Kimo (https://tw.dictionary.search.yahoo.com)

Screen Recorder
1. Screencast-O-Matic (free) https://screencast-o-matic.com/screen-recorder
2. PowerCam (one-month trial) https://tw.formosasoft.com/cpage/download/

Some tools
1. Random name picker!  https://www.classtools.net/random-name-picker/
2. Names (total) https://www.classtools.net/random-name-picker/41_kLH5mA
3. Groups (10) https://www.classtools.net/random-name-picker/14_SG6FRE

Questionnaire
News Project (link)