2021 Fall: 四技大一 English 1

A tentative syllabus


課程名稱: 英文 (一)

授課教師: 賴淑麗 (Shu-li Sally Lai)

授課班級: 大一英文

學分/時數: 2/2

E-mail: shulilai@gmail.com

Time: Wednesday (13:30 to 15:15)

Class website: https://www.shulilai.idv.tw

Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/anb-koiv-tjm

Group Discussion room: Link 

Classroom materials

  1. Longman Academic Reading Series: Reading Skills for College (2), published by Pearson Education, Inc. (2014) (原價570) 東華書局代理 (黃政瑋先生 0912-278-109; 02-2311-4027)
    A. 網購 (https://is.gd/Ajq3hP) 原價不打折 ($570), 運費書商吸收
    B. 直接到東華書局業務部採購 (享團購價85%, NT 485)
    業務部地址: 台北市重慶南路一段147號5樓  (周一~周五, 9:00~17:50)

Classroom Evaluation

Quizzes & Assignments (in-class & after-class): 40% Midterm Exam: 20% Project: 20% Participation: 10%
TOEIC: 10% (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10%)

Course Objective

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

Group Project

To be announced

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. 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.






1. 簽到 (link)
3. Google meet (Please prepare a webcam)
3. Backgroud Questionnaire (link)

Read the article:
Online meeting etiquette for attendees – A 2021 update (link)

9/29 1. 簽到 (link)
2. Get to know each other (link)
3. Learning Strategies (1): Some dictionaries you can use.
4. Blackboard System
#1 Vocabulary 1
– Preview Reading One
– Finish the vocabulary worksheet and submit it to Blackboard (10/4 midnight due).
– Self-Introduction: 40 words on the discussion board. (BB)
10/6 Reading One Tony the Traveler
Dictionary skills
– Review Reading One
– Listen to the audio one more time.
– Memorize the 12 words you listed for the vocabulary exercise last week.
– Finish the exercise on page 5 and page 6 of your book. Write your answers in your books.
10/13 Reading One Tony the Traveler – Finish the exercise on page 7 (Word Form)
– Preview Reading Two
10/20 Chapter 1 Cultural studies: The lessons of travel
An introduction to TOEIC and some resources you can use.
1. Score converter http://www.wie.ac.nz/TOEICconversion.htm
2. TOEIC (Taiwan) https://www.toeic.com.tw/
3. TOEIC 模擬練習系統
1. Learn the keywords in Reading One.
2. Preview Reading Two and be ready for the T & F questions.
10/27 Reading Two The Benefits of studying abroad
Self-Introduction (Ken)
History of Halloween
1. A short article (link)
2. A short video (video)
1. Try out the TOEIC System.
校務系統 =>語言線上測試平台 (News) => TOEIC 模擬測驗 => 開放課程 => 單元練習 => Part 1 (Photographs) 第一回 & 第二回
11/3 Invited Talk 1:
講題: 多彩人生始於生涯中的不同色彩-外語便是那些窗
講者: 臺灣歐洲聯盟中心執行長
1. Preview Chapter 3 Reading 1. Be ready for a quiz (T & F).
11/10 Chapter 3 Reading 1
Robots improve health care, helping doctors, nurses, and patients.
Vocabulary for health problem (link)
Review the three chapters and be ready for the Midterm Exam.
11/17 Midterm Exam
11/24 Invited Talk 2:
講題: 為將來進入職場競爭的我做好準備
講者: 劉建宏先生
問卷連結 (link)
12/1 Presentation Skill 1
12/8 Presentation Skill 2
Link to the term project (Link)
12/15 Project: G1 to G5 More practice
校務系統 =>語言線上測試平台 (News) => TOEIC 模擬測驗 => 開放課程 => 單元練習 (7 Parts)
Preview: Chapter 3.2 (p.62) Be ready for T & F questions.
12/22 TOEIC Test (全校型測驗)
Computer Lab請自備耳機
五育樓605 (請自備耳機) 10%
Link to the project (link)

Preview Chapter 3.3. Be ready for another quiz (T & F).

12/29 Project: G6 to G12

1/5 Project: G13 to G18

1/12 Discussion and feedback

1/19 彈性補充教學
1. Read the three articles (T & F)
A. Chapter 4 Reading 1 Bloom’s taxonomy
B. Chapter 4 Reading 2 The Mayonnaise Jar and two cups of coffee
C. Chapter 4 Reading 3 A teacher’s lasting impression
2. Listen to English on a daily basis
A. All Ears English (link)
B. Studio Classroom (link)
C. 好想講英文 (link)
D. 阿滴學英文 (link)

3. Go to  the library and borrow books
A. TOEIC listening, TOEIC vocabulary, TOEIC grammar (find new books)
B. 牛津書蟲系列 (link)

以上所有課程每堂課皆對應以下指標校核心能力:外語能力、專業素養 通識課程核心能力:語言思辯表達、問題溝通解

Note. We’ll adjust the schedule as we go along.