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2021 Spring
五專財金四甲 English 4
五專財稅四甲 English 4
二技財金一甲 English
大一通識英文 English 2

 

2020 Fall
五專財金四甲 English 4
五專財稅四甲 English 4
大一通識 English 1
大二通識 English 3

 

2020 Spring
五專財稅四年甲班 English 4
二技財金一年甲班 English
大一通識 English 2
五專財金四年甲 English 4

 

2019 Fall
五專財稅四年甲班 English 4
大一通識 English 1
大二通識 English 3
五專財金四年甲班 English 4

 

2019 Spring
五專財金四年甲班 English 4
四技通識 English 2
四技通識選修 Computer Assisted Language Learning
五專資管三年甲班 English 3

 

2018 Spring
五專企管二年甲班 English 2
二技資管一年甲班 English 1
四技一年級 English 3
五專財金四年甲班 English 4

 

2017 Fall
五專企管二甲 English 2
四技英文一 English 1
四技財金二年甲班 English 3
五專財金四年甲班 English 4

 

2017 Spring
電腦輔助英語學習 Computer Assisted Language Learning
四技會資一年乙班 Freshmen English
四技企管一年甲班 Freshmen English
五專財金四年甲班 Applied English

 

2016 Fall
電腦輔助英語學習 Computer Assisted Language Learning
四技會資一年乙班 Freshmen English
四技企管一年甲班 Freshmen English
五專財金四年甲班 Applied English

 

2016 Spring
四技商務一年甲班 Freshmen English
四技企管一年甲班 Freshmen English
四技會資一年乙班 Freshmen English
五專財金四年級 Applied English

 

2015 Fall
四技商務一年甲班 Freshmen English
四技企管一年甲班 Freshmen English
四技會資一年乙班 Freshmen English
四技通識選修 Computer-Assisted Language Learning
五專財金四年級 Applied English

 

2015 Spring
四技商務一年級 Freshmen English
四技企管一年級 Freshmen English
四技通識選修 Computer Assisted Language Learning BlogProject
五專財金四年級 Applied English

2015 Spring: 四技通識選修-Reflection Paper

Guidelines for Writing a Reflection Paper

1. Paper must be typed.
2. Paper should be 1.5 to 2 page long (1.5 spaced).
3. Writing should use formal language (in English), correct spelling, and punctuation.
4. Topics reflected upon may include any information covered in class or from the reading.
5. Paper may take 1 or 2 topics and examine them in details, or more topics with less details.
Consider the followings when writing your reflection:
1. What have we studied so far that interest you?
2. What new things have you learned?
3. How has your learning influenced the preconceptions or misconceptions you brought with you into class?
4. How has your learning influenced your view of computer in language learning/teaching?
5. Will what you have learned change your language learning behavior in the future?
Reminders:
Writing a reflection helps you find what is meaningful to you and adds value to your learning. Do not simply outline or summarize the materials we have covered. I want to know what the materials mean to you. (6/23 due)

2015 Spring: 四技通識選修-Reading 2

Internet & Reading 2

1. Internet and Reading
“Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window.”
a quote from William Faulkner.
2. Read for different purposes
1. Read to update News
A. BBC English
Sixth Mers death in South Korea amid sarp rises in cases (6/8/2015)
South Korea tries to contain Mers outbreak
B. CNN
C. Breaking News English
Free, interactive news, in 7 levels.
D. The New York Times
E. The Washington Post
F. Reuters
2. Read for Fun
Online Comics–Pictures can often help you understand what you’re reading. One good way to improve your everyday English is to read comic books. They’ll help you pick up new vocabualry in an interesting way.
Comics are often written with simpler vocabulary although they also contain difficult one sometimes.
A. Go Comics
Snoopy–Peanut Comic Strips
Snoopy’s renunion (part1, part2) video clips
Online Stories & Novels
byGosh.Com–You could fine copyright free online literature here, including novels, nonfiction, stories, poems, and kid’s classics. E.g. Aesop’s Fables.
3. Assignments
Please begin to work on the reflection paper.

 

2015 Spring: 四技通識選修-Reading 1

OpenCourseWare

1. OpenCourseWare
Group 6 (ppt) by Vicki, Jessie, Simon, Iris, Lucy, Ruby, & Lucy
2. Definition of OpenCourseWare
Courseware: Educational software designed especially for classroom use.
OpenCourseWare (OCW) is an educational initiative developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to make the core teaching materials for all MIT graduate and undergraduate classes available at no cost to Internet users around the world.
Open: Free
 3. Some opencoursewares
A. MIT OpenCourseWare
 http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
 B. EdX : Free online courses from world’s best universities.
 https://www.edx.org
 (1) From their official website (https://www.edx.org)
 (2) From Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/user/EdXOnline)
The Science of Happiness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cqm3d0Vg5c
C. Yale University
http://oyc.yale.edu/
D. UC Irvine
http://ocw.uci.edu/
Education => Language and Literacy (http://ocw.uci.edu/lectures/educ_151_lec_01_language_and_literacy_understanding_language_literacy_and_thought_part_i.html)
E. 台大開放課程
http://ocw.aca.ntu.edu.tw/ntu-ocw/
F. 交大開放課程
http://ocw.nctu.edu.tw/
 4.  Assignments
A. Please register an account on edX and choose a course of your interest.
B. Have you heard about opencourseware before? or have you visited any of the opencourseware before? How do  you like it? Found anything useful or interesting to you? How could this help your learning. Please comments on it.

2015 Spring: 四技通識選修-Speaking 1

Internet & Speaking 1

1. Sharing
1. Which TED talk you listened last week?
2. Who is the speaker? (name, nationality, anything special about him)
–his/her nationality, hometown, age…etc.
3. What is the talk about?
4. Your comments on the talk.
2. Speech rcognition–Speech recognition (also known as automatic speech recognition or computer speech recognition) converts spoken words to machine-readable input.
My ET— It is a web-based program employing automatic speech analysis system (ASAS) to identify the words spoken into the recording device, and it can analyze the speech on pronunciation, pitch, timing and emphasis.
Presented by 4 (ppt)
3. Assignment
1. MyET
Please join our class community before starting your pronunciation practice (Community Code: NTUB_2015Fall_CALL).
Meeting Someone at the Airpot (under the section of survival English. 標準課程/接機). Due on Tuesday at 12:00.
2. Please preview the following two articles.
A. Intonation–Changing meanings through word stress
B. Linking–Linking consonant to vowels

2015 Spring: 四技通識選修-Listening 2

Internet & Listening 2

1. Discuss your midterm
2. Authentic online listening materials
YouTube and Language Learning–Steve Job’s 2005 Stanford Commencement Address as an example.
(ppt, by Group 2)
(a) Video from Youtube
(b) Transcript of Steve Jobs’ address
3. Practice download one of the commercial using Youtube downloader.
1. Create a folder first, to save whatever you download from youtube.
2. Download your file by pasting the link to the downloader.
3. Covert the videos to whatever format you need.
4. Best Graduation Speeched (2013)
http://www.graduationwisdom.com/speeches/best-commencement-graduation-speeches-with-inspirational-quotes-2013.htm
Graduation Speech Archive
http://www.graduationwisdom.com/archive/archive000.htm
5. Two commercials:
(a) What are you thinking about? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT86iWiH2mI&feature=player_embedded)
(b) Porsche commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRbzJ0L1Zn8)
(c) Peppa Pig Cartoon: Gym class (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xejCew61NZQ)
6. Assignments:
1. Listen to Steve Jobs’ talk at least three times and read the transcript as well.
2. Create a link of Steve Jobs’ talk to your blog and write down the expressions you learn from his talk (at least 5 expressions)

2015 Spring: 四技通識選修-Listening 1

Internet and Listening One

1. Review Google Syntax
2. Some questions about listening:
A. Is listening important?
B. Do you think listening is difficult?
C. What makes listening difficult?
A good listener needs to be able to draw on a range of skills, including:
Listening for general meaning.
Listening for specific information.
Coping with unknown vocabulary.
Predicting what is going to be said next.
Using prior knowledge to aid understanding.
Coping with different accents.
2. Two articles on listening
Listening: A good way to learn English
How to Hear English Everywhere?
3. Authentic online listening materials
Podcast
A podcast is an audio file that you download from the Internet. After you download it, you can listen to it on your computer or on an MP3 or a portable music player (for example, an iPod).
4. ESL Pod.Com
This podcast is run by a volunteer team of experienced English as a Second Language professors in the States.
Example:
Episode 1092 Keeping a meeting on track
5. Assignments:
1. Review the podcast we listened today. Take notes on the key words/phrases. How the host explained these words/phrases.
2. Comment on the site. How do you like podcast as a learning resource? Is it good? How does it differ from the materials you used to use before? Its strength and weakness? Be critical! (4/19 due)

2015 Spring: 四技通識選修-Writing3

Internet and Writing (3)

Corpus, Concordancer, and Collocation Retrival System

1. Review
2. Concordancer
A concordancer is a kind of search engine designed for language study. If you enter a word, it looks through a large body of texts, called a corpus, and lists every single example of the word.
3. What is a corpus?
A collection of texts, spoken and/or written, which has been designed and compiled based on a set of clearly defined criteria. (e.g. British National Corpus, BNC Spoken Corpus , Brown Corpus)Corpus users use a type of software called a “concordancer” to search for a specific word or phrase they want to find. The concordancer searches the whole database and then provides all the sentences containing that word or phrase. In this way, the user can see how it has been used by many different people, and can study its meaning, grammar, and so on.Corpora (that’s the plural of corpus) are now used by many people involved in language teaching. All of the modern learners’ dictionaries are based on corpora. People who study grammar and how best to teach it use corpora to discover new grammar principles NOT found in older grammar books. e.g. Cambridge International Corpus (Cambridge Online Dictionary).Different corpora
native speaker vs. learner
monolingual vs. multilingual
4. Bilingual online concordancers
Parallel corpus–A parallel corpus is a collection of texts, each of which is translated into one or more other languages than the original.
CANDLE- National E-Learning Project (計畫主持人: 清華大學劉顯親教授)
http://candle.cs.nthu.edu.tw/newcandle/Home_C.asp
TotalRecall—A bilingual concordancer http://candle.cs.nthu.edu.tw/totalrecall/totalrecall/totalrecall.aspx?funcID=1
5. What is collocation
1. In English, certain words are often used together (co-occur).
2. Collocation refers to the restrictions on how words can be used together, for example which prepositions are used with particular verbs, or which verbs and nouns are used together.
3. Knowledge of collocations is vital for the competent use of a language. A grammatically correct sentence will stand out as ‘awkward’ if collocational preferences are violated. This makes collocation an interesting area for language teaching and learning.For example:
make an appointment
make a mistake
make a dicision
but,
do an exercise
do your homework
do the research
6. Types of collocation
1. Verb + Noun
V + the survey (做問卷調查)
V + a study
V + difficulties2. Adjective + Noun
Adj + probability (很高的可能性, 機會很大)
There is __________ probability that price growth will remain.
Tthere is a __________ chance that President Bush will take a new direction on Iraq.3. Adverb + Verb
strongly + suggest4. Adverb + Adjective
totally different
very different
slightly different5. Adjective + Preposition
blamed for
happy about
happy with
7. Collocation retrieval systems (CCRS)
Tango Verb-Noun Collocation http://candle.cs.nthu.edu.tw/collocation/webform2.aspx?funcID=9
deveoped by Dr. 劉顯親 from 清華大學 .
8. Group 1: Google Syntax
9. Assignments
1. Review Google Syntax
2. Review Common Collocation
3. Preview the two articles:
Listening: A good way to learn English
How to Hear English Everywhere?
Be ready to talk about the two articles after you come back from the spring break.  

 

2015 Spring: 四技通識選修-Writing2

Internet and Writing (2)

Corpus and Concordancer

1. Review
Share your experiences in using the tools we discussed last week.
Share your experiences in using the tools to look up the words when reading the BBC news.
2. Dictionary Labels
Learner dictionaries give students useful information about when and where to use a word or phrase through labels.
Some common dictionaries labels.
1. formal
2. informal
3. spoken
4. old-fashioned
3. Concordancer
A concordancer is a kind of search engine designed for language study. If you enter a word, it looks through a large body of texts, called a corpus, and lists every single example of the word.This lets you look at a word in context, see how common it is, and see the style associated with it. Such a tool is a computer-specific tool that you may not be familiar with from learning English by more traditional ways, but it is worth spending some time experimenting with it and getting to know how to use it.

In addition to showing you a clear and objective picture of language use, concordancer can help you with words that you are unsure of. You can use it to compare your usage with that of native speakers.

Further reading at http://www.usingenglish.com/articles/concordancers.html

4. What is a corpus?
A collection of texts, spoken and/or written, which has been designed and compiled based on a set of clearly defined criteria. (e.g. British National Corpus, BNC Spoken Corpus , Brown Corpus)Corpus users use a type of software called a “concordancer” to search for a specific word or phrase they want to find. The concordancer searches the whole database and then provides all the sentences containing that word or phrase. In this way, the user can see how it has been used by many different people, and can study its meaning, grammar, and so on.

Corpora (that’s the plural of corpus) are now used by many people involved in language teaching. All of the modern learners’ dictionaries are based on corpora. People who study grammar and how best to teach it use corpora to discover new grammar principles NOT found in older grammar books. e.g. Cambridge International Corpus (Cambridge Online Dictionary).

Different corpora
native speaker vs. learner
monolingual vs. multilingual

5. Monolingual online concordancers
1. VLC Concordancer
http://vlc.polyu.edu.hk
2. NTNU Web Concordancer
http://llrc.eng.ntnu.edu.tw/English/search/default.htm developed by Dr. Howard Chen.
3. Online Concordancer by Dr. Tom Cobb
http://www.lextutor.ca/concordancers/
6. Bilingual online concordancers
Parallel corpus–A parallel corpus is a collection of texts, each of which is translated into one or more other languages than the original.
CANDLE- National E-Learning Project (計畫主持人: 清華大學劉顯親教授)
http://candle.cs.nthu.edu.tw/newcandle/Home_C.asp
TotalRecall—A bilingual concordancer http://candle.fl.nthu.edu.tw/totalrecall/totalrecall/totalrecall.aspx?funcID=1
7. Assignments
1. Preview Google Syntax
2. Add the links of your classmates’ blogs to yours. (layout=>add a gadget=>blog list
3. Add the links to the tools we learn today. (layout=>add a gadget=>link list)
4. Preview the following article: What is a collocation?

 

2015 Spring: 四技通識選修-Writing1

Internet and Writing (1)

Review
Some acronyms
1. CALL
2. CELL
3. TELL
4. IT
5. MALL
Discussion
你不可不知的字典知識
──專訪台灣英語教學界字典達人奚永慧老師
http://www.cavesbooks.com.tw/CET/ArtContent_tw.aspx?CDE=ART20130906141633A0M
1. Computers as Tools–Online Reference Tools 
2. Tell me the kinds of online dictionaries you have used so far.
3. Different types of dictinaries
A. Bilingual dictionaries
B. Monolingual dictionaries
C. Learners Dictionaries
—-a dictionary specially written for those learning a foreign language.
— one of the most distinctive differences betwee dictionaries for native speakers and non-native speakers is that the definitions in learner dictionaries are written using a restricted defining vocabulary.
4. Bilingual Dictionaries
A. YahooKimo Online Dictionary
http://tw.dictionary.yahoo.com/
B. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, English-Chinese (traditional)
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english-chinese-traditional/
C. Google Dictionary
https://translate.google.com.tw/
5. Learners’ Dictionaries
A. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/
B. Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary
http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/
C. Oxford Advanced American Dictionary (American English)
http://oaadonline.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/ (new)
D. Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Dictionary
http://www.ldoceonline.com/
E. Collins COBUILD Advanced Dictionary
http://www.mycobuild.com/free-search.aspx
6. Business Dictionary
Cambridge Business English Dictionary
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/business-english/
7. Grammar
English Grammar Today
8. Dictionary Labels
Learner dictionaries give students a lot of useful information about when and where to use a word or phrase through labels.
Some common dictionaries labels.
1. formal
2. informal
3. spoken
4. old-fashioned
9. Acronym
Acronym Finder: Find out what those acronyms and abbreviations stand for..
http://www.acronymfinder.com/
10. Visual Dictionary
Merriam-Webster’s New Online Visual Dictionary
–words in a visual dictionary are defined as pictures, for leaning the exact names of objects.
http://visual.merriam-webster.com/index.php
11. Others
A. Dictionary.com
–Free online English dictionary, thesaurus and reference guide, crossword puzzles and other word games, online translator and Word of the Day.
http://dictionary.reference.com/
B. OneLook Dictionary Search
–101 links to General dictionaries and glossaries indexed by the OneLookR search engine.
#2 Dictionary Exercise (due on 3/22, Sunday)
1. Read the article: Walking or cycling to work ‘improves well-being from BBC News. (9/14/2014)
2. Look up 5 words/phrases that are new or confusing to you.
3. List the words, their major definitions, and one example sentence each on your blog.
4 . Comment on the searching results. How do you like the learners’ dictionaries, and the definitions and example sentences they provide. Please be specific. Don’t just say “I think it’s good.” In what way it’s good. Please be as specific as possible.
Please preview the two articles this week.
— Concordacner in language learning and teaching (https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/concordancers-elt)
— Corpus Linguistics: What It Is and How It Can Be Applied to Teaching