2017 Fall

2017 Fall: 四技英文1 – Song Project

About the project:
This semester, you’re going to do an English song project and give an English powerpoint presentation.
Your presentation need to include the following information:
1. Your motivation: Is there anything special about the song? Why did your group choose this song?
2. The background of the song: The history of the song, or the story behind the song.
3. The singer: Who is the singer? His/her background.
4. The lyric
5. Vocabualry/phrases/sentences you learned
6. Your comments on the song.
7. Division of responsibility
8. Reference
Length of the presentation: 15-18 minutes (make sure you finish everything in the allotted time)
Language: English only
Members:
Documents needed for this project:
1. PPT file
— An Introduction: Is there anything special about the song? Why did your group choose this song?
— The background of the song: The history of the song, or the story behind the song.
— The singer: Who is the singer? His/her background.
— The lyric
— The video and the link to the video
— Vocabulry/phrases/sentences you learned/
— Your comments on the song.
— Division of responsibility
Reference
2. Class handout
Please prepare a class handout (1-2 pages) for each of your classmates.
— Anything you think that might help your audience better understand your presentation, or the song you chose.
–You could also list some of the good words/phrases/sentences that you learned from the talk.

 

3. 書面報告 (超級重要)
(1) A printed version of your ppt, (2) your talk script, and (3) the class handout you prepared. 

— On the day your present, please give me a printed version of your ppt (6 slides on one page, double-sided) and a copy of your talk script (as a group)
— Please also attach a copy of the lyric of the song.

Final Reminder:
1. Please email your ppt file one week before your presentation so I could give you some comments before you present in class. Also, please upload your finalized file in 3 days after your presentation.
2. When doing your presentation in class, you can play “part of the song”–the parts that impressed you the most. (3 to 3.5 minutes, maximum).

2017 Fall 五專企管二年級 Song Project

About the project:
This semester, you’re going to do an English song project and give an English powerpoint presentation.
Purposes:

  1. Learn how to make an effective powerpoint presentation in English;
  2. Learn how to collect and organize English information online and present it in a way that your audience can understand well;
  3. Share the song your group members like;
  4. Learn new songs;
  5. Improve your pronunciation, listening, vocabulary.

Your presentation need to include the following information:
1. Your motivation: Is there anything special about the song? Why did your group choose this song?
2. The background of the song: The history of the song, or the story behind the song.
3. The singer: Who is the singer? His/her background.
4. The lyric
5. Vocabulry/phrases/sentences you learned
6. Your comments on the song.
7. Division of responsibility
8. Reference

Length of the presentation: 16-19 minutes (make sure you finish everything in the allotted time)
Language: English only
Members: 6×8組 7×1組=55人
Documents needed for this project:
1. PPT file
— An Introduction: Is there anything special about the song? Why did your group choose this song?
— The background of the song: The history of the song, or the story behind the song.
— The singer: Who is the singer? His/her background.
— The lyric
— The video and the link to the video
— Vocabulry/phrases/sentences you learned/
— Your comments on the song.
— Division of responsibility
Reference2. Class handout
Please prepare a class handout (1-2 pages) for each of your classmates.
— Anything you think that might help your audience better understand your presentation, or the song you chose.
–You could also list some of the good words/phrases/sentences that you learned from the talk.3. 書面報告 (超級重要)
(1) A printed version of your ppt, (2) your talk scripts, and (3) the class handout you prepared. 

— On the day your present, please give me a printed version of your ppt (6 slides on one page, double-sided) and a copy of your talk scripts (as a group)
— Please also attach a copy of the lyric of the song.

Final Reminder:
1. Please email your ppt file one week before your presentation so I could give you some comments before you present in class. Also, please upload your finalized file one day before you present so your classmates could take a look before they hear your talk.
2. When doing your presentation in class, you can play “part of the song”–the parts that impressed you the most. (3 to 3.5 minutes, maximum).

2017 Fall: 五專財金四年甲班 Song Project

About the project:
This semester, you’re going to do an English song project and give an English powerpoint presentation.
Your presentation need to include the following information:
1. Your motivation: Is there anything special about the song? Why did your group choose this song?
2. The background of the song: The history of the song, or the story behind the song.
3. The singer: Who is the singer? His/her background.
4. The lyric
5. Vocabulry/phrases/sentences you learned
6. Your comments on the song.
7. Division of responsibility
8. Reference
Length of the presentation: 15-18 minutes (make sure you finish everything in the allotted time)
Language: English only
Members:
Documents needed for this project:
1. PPT file
— An Introduction: Is there anything special about the song? Why did your group choose this song?
— The background of the song: The history of the song, or the story behind the song.
— The singer: Who is the singer? His/her background.
— The lyric
— The video and the link to the video
— Vocabulry/phrases/sentences you learned/
— Your comments on the song.
— Division of responsibility
Reference 

2. Class handout
Please prepare a class handout (1-2 pages) for each of your classmates.
— Anything you think that might help your audience better understand your presentation, or the song you chose.
–You could also list some of the good words/phrases/sentences that you learned from the talk.

3. 書面報告 (超級重要)
(1) A printed version of your ppt, (2) your talk script, and (3) the class handout you prepared. 

— On the day your present, please give me a printed version of your ppt (6 slides on one page, double-sided) and a copy of your talk script (as a group)
— Please also attach a copy of the lyric of the song.

Final Reminder:
1. Please email your ppt file one week before your presentation so I could give you some comments before you present in class. Also, please upload your finalized file one day before you present so your classmates could take a look before they hear your talk.
2. When doing your presentation in class, you can play “part of the song”–the parts that impressed you the most. (3 to 3.5 minutes, maximum).

2017 Fall: 五專企管二年甲班 English 2

A tentative syllabus
科目名稱: 英文 (二) 授課教師: 賴淑麗 Shu-li (Sally) Lai
授課班級: 五專企管2年級 學分/時數: 2/2
Email: shulilai@gmail.com Time/Location:  Monday (13:30 to 16:15), Room 7
研究室: 承曦樓 904 (by appointment) Course website: http://www.shulilai.idv.tw
Textbooks

  1. Life (Book 4). National Geographic Learning. NT$ 510 (原價 $600) 東華書局代理 (黃政瑋先生 0912-278-109; 02-2311-4027)
  2. 英文文法簡易通. 遠東圖書公司出版 NT$ 176 (原價 NT$220) (遠東圖書 沈小姐 02-2311-8740 分機 202)
Overview of the course
This is a one-year four-skill integrated course which helps students to develop fluency in English and equip them with the learning strategies needed for autonomous learning. While more focus are on reading, grammar, and vocabulary in the first semester, students are also encouraged to discuss and write about the ideas they discover in the reading and listening, aiming to develop their critical-thinking, speaking, and writing skills. Class activities include 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: 25% Project: 25% Quiz: 30% Assignments & Participation (in-class & after-class): 20%
Course Requirements

  1. Participation is crucial to the success of your learning. You’re expected to ask questions, answer questions, and share information in different ways.
  2. The tests will be taken on scheduled dates; no make-up tests.
  3. You’re responsible for getting class notes and handouts, if late or absent from class. Absence from class will not be an acceptable excuse for missing assignments or tests.
  4. Quizzes: 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.
  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.

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Song Project

Date Major textbook Grammar Book Assignments
9/20 Orientation
9/25 Unit 1 Color
1A Life in color
1B Culture and color
1-1 Noun
1-2 Countable & uncountable noun
10/2 Unit 1 Color
補10/9 日的課 (till 17:20)
Unit 1B Culture and color (audio, p.12)
 City of Stars (video 1, video 2)
  • Review p.10 & p.11
  • Group Work (p. 15) (10/6 Friday due).
10/9 Holiday (No Class)
10/16 Unit 2 Performance
Quiz 1
  • English at University: Episode 1 Leaving Home (link)
  • Self-Introduction (10/20 Thursday due)
  • Group Work: Please read A world together (p.27) and post the sentences/words your group don’t understand on blackboard (10/20 due)
10/23 1. 2A: A world of music
2. Quiz 2
3. 
15:20 全班往指定處打流感疫苗
  • Review 2A.3 (12 new words)
  • Grammar book:
    • review (p.2 to p. 12)
    • finish the exercises on p. 12 to p. 15. (I’ll check your book next week)
10/30 1.  History of Halloween (link)
2. How to make a jack o lantern (link)
3. Unit 2a A world of music (audio, p.22)
4. Grammar
  • Preview Grammar Book: 第二章 動詞
  • Read A world together (p.27) and check the sentences you did not understand one more time (on blackboard).
11/6 1. Unit 2C A World together
2. Grammar book (Chapter 1 & 2)
  •  Globalization easily explained (link)
  • The Voice Portugal (link)
11/13 Midterm
11/20
  1. Song & English Learning (ppt)
  2. How to learn English with songs
  3. 56 most inspirational songs of all time
  4. Group Project
  5. What makes a good talk?
  6. Presentation Skills
11/27 1. Presentation Skills
2. Song and English Learning
3. SongFacts
4. Examples
Grammar Book: Chapter 3 (page 32 to page 45) 1. Group 1, 2, 3 (please email me your ppt before 12/4). I won’t take any late assignments.
2. Grammar Book: 41-45
12/4 1. Presentation Skills (watch more examples)
2. Unit 3c Love and death in the sea
3. Quiz 3
Grammar Book: Chapter 4 (page 46 to page 64) 1. Group 4, 5, 6 (please email me your ppt before 12/11). I won’t take any late assignments. (超級重要)
2. Finish reading Unit 3c Love and death in the sea
12/11 Group Presentation (1) Group 1 Someone in the crowd, by Leo, Wesley, Amanda, Jordan, Tommy, Anna
Group 2  Mamma Mia, by Sarah, Claire, Peg, Nina, Nimo, Wendy
Group 3 How far I will go, by Helen, Rita, Joy, Erin, Sandy, Nien
Listen to the three songs you learn today, and go through the three handouts one more time.
12/18 Group Presentation (2) Group 4 Flash light, by Iris, Selina, Stella, Nikki, Vivi, Betty
Group 5 My heart will go on, by Michelle, Ruby, Jean, Andrey, Janet, Tina, Angela
Titanic History (http://www.history.com/topics/titanic)
Group 6 1-800-273-8255, by Peiling, Lara, Betty, Cindy, Joanna, Lydia. (rescheduled to 12/25, after Group 9)
12/25 Group Presentation (3)
New Year Song
Group 7 Fuck the police, by Hank, Kevin, Lex, Andy, Henry, Ted
Group 8 Cup song, by Sherry, Catherine, Jessica詹, Jessica 鍾, Ann, Christine
Group 9 Look what you make me do, by Karen, Anny, Samantha, Sherry, Becky, Jojo
Group 6 1-800-273-8255, by Peiling, Lara, Betty, Cindy, Joanna, Lydia.
1/1 Holiday (No Class) Blackboard submission (1/3 due)
1. Powerpoint File (BA_G1_Someone in the crowd)
2. Class Handout (BA_G1_Handout_Someone in the crowd)
3. Talk script (combined into one file) (BA_G1_Talkscript_Someone in the crowd)
1/8 -Group Presentation (4)
– Check the scores
– Wrap-up
– Movie Time
 Group 7 Fuck the police, by Hank, Kevin, Lex, Andy, Henry, Ted
1/15 Quiz 4
– Handouts from Presentation Skills
– Group Handouts (G1, G3, G4, G5, G8)
– Grammar Book (Chapter 4, 介係詞)
Happy Winter Vacation!

2017 Fall: 五專財金四年甲班 English 4

台北商業技術學院106年度第1學期教學計劃表
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 webiste http://www.shulilai.idv.tw
Textbooks

  • 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)
  • 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 is on academic reading, vocabulary, and grammar, 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. 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: 25% Quizzes & Assignments (in-class & after-class): 50%  Project: 25%
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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Song Project

Date Major textbook Vocabulary book or Activities Assignments
9/21 Orientation
9/28 Chapter 1.1 The extraordinary life of Steve Jobs VB1 (2-11)
Vocabulary Note
  • Preview Chapter 1.1 The Extraordinary Life of Steve Jobs
  • Post your assignment on Blackboard (10/3 due)
10/5 1. Chapter 1.1 The extraordinary life of Steve Jobs
2. Dictionary look-up and vocabulary learning skill (1)
3. Quiz 1
 VB 2 (12-21)
  • Finish the exercise on page 8 & page 9.
  • Preview Chapter 1.2 and look up words you don’t understand.
10/12 Chapter 1.2 The Pixar Story
Animated short films (Luxo Jr., Piper)
 VB3  (22-31)
10/19
  1. Quiz 2
  2. Chapter 1.2 The Pixar Story
  3. Animated short films (Luxo Jr.Piper)
  4. Steve Jobs’ Talk (video, script)
 VB4 (32-41)
  • Self-study: The map of innovation: Creating something out of nothing (p. 16)
  • Group Work: Preview Chapter 2.1 When does a fear become a phobia and post your assignment on Blackboard (10/24 due)
  • Self-Introduction (10/31 due)
10/26 – History of Halloween (link)
– How to make a jack o lantern (link)
– Chapter 2.1 When does a fear become a phobia?
– All Ears English (Episode 403)
  •  VB5 (42-51)
  •  Listen to All Ears English (Episode 403) again and review the ways to offer a compliment.
  • Review the article we discussed today.
  • Group Work: Preview Chapter 2.2 Case Studies and post your assignment on Blackboard (10/31 due).
11/2 – Chapter 2.2 Case Studies
– Quiz 3
– Halloween Parade in Dublin (link)
 VB6 (52-61)
11/9 – Review
– Form the group
5×9=45
6×2=12
– lyricstraining (link)
Review
11/16 Midterm
11/23 – Guidelines for the group project
– Discuss the midterm
 VB7 (62-71)
11/30 – Chapter 3.1 An interview with Michael Pollan
– Presentation Skills 1
 VB8 (72-81)
  •  Group Work: Preview Chapter 3.1 An Interview with Michael Pollan and post your assignment on Blackboard (12/6 中午12:00 due).
12/7 – Chapter 3.1 An interview with Michael Pollan
– Presentation Skills 2
– Quiz 4
 VB9 (82-91)
12/14 Group 1 Dark, by Harry, Bai, Coco, Jeffrey, Logan
Group 2 A way back to love, by Helen, Libby, Helen, Jolin, Juliana
Group 3 Try everything, by Caijie, Peggy, Henry, Angela, Yoyo, Angela
 VB10 (92-101)
  •  Listen to the three songs again and see if you like them.
  • G1 & G2: upload your files (ppt, handout, talkscripts) to BB in 3 days after your presentation.
12/21 Group 4 Just the way you are, by Steven, Laurence, Bryan, Rome, Brian
Group 5 Something just like this, by Richard, James, Clary, Alina, Serina, Sandy
Group 6 What about us, by Heidi, Joy, Ruya, Nien
 VB11 (102-111)
12/28 Group 7 See you again, by Chien, Zaytsev, Hebe, Sunny, Helen
Group 8 We all try, by Sean, Amanda, Amy, Jieshen, Rex
Group 9 There for you, by Christina, Tina, Allen, Rita, Hola
 VB12 (112-121)
  •  Self-Study

Human treatment for the animals we eat

1/4 Group 10 Galway Girl, by Amisa, Yvonne, Jessie, Hannah, Erin
Group 11 Seven Year, by Vivi, Peggy, Eileen, Aurora, Crystal
BFG (1)
1/11 Quiz 5 (Page 82-Page 121) Fill in the blanks
Handouts (Presentation Skills) Fill in the blanks and T/F Questions
BFG (2)
 BB due on 1/9
1/18 Wrap-Up
1. TOEIC Vocabulary (p.122 to p. 174)
2. Studio Classroom (February)
3.  台大演講網
Happy Winter Vacation!

2017 Fall: 四技財金二年甲班 English 3

台北商業大學106年度第1學期教學計劃表
A tentative syllabus
科目名稱: 英文 (三) 授課教師: 賴淑麗 Shu-li (Sally) Lai
授課班級: 財金系二年甲班 學分/時數: 2/2
Email: shulilai@gmail.com Time/Location: Wednesday (15:25 to 17:10) Room 4
研究室: 承曦樓 904 (by appointment) Course webiste http://www.shulilai.idv.tw
Textbooks

  • World English 3A (第三冊, 第二版). 請洽文鶴出版社蒙先生 0988-082-067 (NT540, $455 after discount)
Overview of the course
This is a one-semester four-skill integrated course which helps students to further develop and improve their English proficiency and communication skills. This class encourages students to discuss and write about the ideas they discover from readings, aiming to make them better speakers and writers. Students will engage in a variety of activities, including listening practice, discussion, group activity, 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: 25% Quizzes & Assignments (in-class & after-class): 50% Project: 25%
Course Requirements

  1. Participation is crucial to the success of your learning. You’re expected to ask questions, answer questions, and share information in different ways.
  2. The tests will be taken on scheduled dates; no make-up tests.
  3. You’re responsible for getting class notes and handouts, if late or absent from class. Absence from class will not be an acceptable excuse for missing assignments or tests.
  4. Quizzes: 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.
  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.

Login to the online course system

Date Major textbook Activities Assignments
9/20 Orientation
9/27 Chapter 2.1 Talk about learning strategies  Audio 8 (mp3)
  • Finish the listening exercise on page 18 (B, C, D)
  • – #1 Preview the article In your face (p.22) and take notes on vocabulary. (need to hand in next meeting)
10/4 Mid-Autumn Festival (No Class)
10/11 – Chapter 2.2 Talk about your senses & fears
– Synesthesia: Listening Practice
– News from BBC (10/10) How i went blind and started hearing colors (link)
1. Check the listening exercises.
2. Check your vocabulary notes.
  • Finish Exercises A (p.15)
  • Self-Study: Read The Mind-Body Connection on your workbook (p.18) and finish exercise A & B (p.19).
  • #2 Preview the article A new Mother Earth (p.28) and take vocabulary notes.
10/18
  1. Conversation Practice
  2. Workbook: The Mind Body Connection (p.18) (link) (interview)
  3. Quiz 1
  4. Chapter 3.1 A new Mother Earth
  •  Someone like you, by Adel (

youtube)

  • Preview 3.3 Talk about Invasive Species (p. 32).
  • Preview 3.4 Salvation (and profit) in Greentech (p. 34). (link).
  • Be ready for another quiz next week.
10/25 – Chapter 3.2 Discuss causes and effects
– 3.4 Salvation (and profit) in Greentech (p. 34). (link)
– Quiz 2
  • Listen to Audio 12 (p.30) at least 3 times and try to answer the 6 questions (2C).
  • Workbook: Exercise A on page 21, 22, 23.
  • Self-Introduction: 3 adjectives with supporting sentences (10/30 due)
11/1 – Discuss Assignments
– Chapter 3.3 Talk about invasive species
– Chapter 3.4 Salvation (and profit)  in Greentech (p.34) (link)
1. – History of Halloween (link)
2. – How to make a jack o lantern (link)
3. Crumpkin’s Pumpkins’ Pumpkin Song (link)
  •  Review 3.4 and listen to John’s talk online again (link)
11/8 Chapter 3.4 Discuss effects on the future
Tales of Ice-Bound Wonderlands (p.38) (link)
Review
11/15 Midterm
11/22 PowerPoint Presentation Skills
Discuss your midterm
11/29 – Presentation 1
12/6 – Presentation 2
– Discuss your midterm
12/13 Group 1 Sweden, by Jacob, Sam, David, Jacky, Eric, John
Group 2 Malaysia, by Marshall, Jay, Dian, Harvey, Nara, Martin
Self-study: page 44 (A, B, C), page 45 (A, B)
Self-study: page 48 (A, B), page 49 (A, B, A)
12/20 Group 3 Indonesia, by Vic, Irma, Yetta, Zoe, Corry, Oliver
Group 4 Egypt, by Jessica, Andy, Sandy, Nancy, Jennifer, Kelly
Self-Study: page 56 (Vocabulary A, Grammar), page 57 (A, Conversation A), page 59 (Communication, the 7 words in the picture)
12/27 Group 5 United Arab Emirates, by Jenna, Judy, Lisa, Ruby, Sally, Iris, Shelly (or Saudi Arabia?)
Group 6 Ireland, by Cindy, Many, Alex, Anne, Kay, Wendy, Lan
Group 7 Germany, by Anita, Winnie, Robbie, Tiffany, Jessie, Wayne
1/3 Group 8 Belgium, by Annie, Joyce, Kiki, Nancy, Ella, Mindy
Group 9 Netherlands, by Eric, Andy, Swagger, Nicole, Faye, Annie
1/10 Quiz 4 and Discussion
1. Handouts on Presentation Skills
2. Group Report (keep the handouts)
1/17 Wrap-Up
Happy Summer Vacation!
  1. Free Online Tools
    Learners’ Dictionary
    Oxford Advanced American Dictionary (for English Learners) Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Dictionary
    Cambridge Advanced Learners’ Dictionary Collins COBUILD Advanced Dictionary
    http://visual.merriam-webster.com/
    Bilingual Dictionary
    Yahoo Bilingual Dictionary Google translator
    Corpus Tool
    Linggle
  2. Edit

2017 Fall: 四技英文一 English 1

台北商業商業大學106年度第1學期教學計劃表
A tentative syllabus
科目名稱: 英文 (1) 授課教師: 賴淑麗 Shu-li (Sally) Lai
授課班級: 大一英文 C 班 學分/時數: 2/2
Email: shulilai@gmail.com Time/Location: Wednesday (13:30 to 15:15)
研究室: 承曦樓 904 (by appointment) Course webiste http://www.shulilai.idv.tw
Textbooks

  • 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 0912-278-109; 02-2311-4027#407)
  • 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 is on academic reading, vocabulary, and grammar, 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. 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: 20% Quizzes and Assignments: 50% Project: 25%
Course Requirements

  1. Participation is crucial to the success of your learning. You’re expected to ask questions, answer questions, and share information in different ways.
  2. The tests will be taken on scheduled dates; no make-up tests.
  3. You’re responsible for getting class notes and handouts, if late or absent from class. Absence from class will not be an acceptable excuse for missing assignments or tests.
  4. Quizzes: 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.
  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.

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Song Project

Date Major textbook Vocabulary book or Activities Assignments
9/20 Orientation
9/27 Chapter 1.1 The extraordinary life of Steve Jobs
  • VB1 (2-11)
  • Preview Chapter 1.1 The Extraordinary Life of Steve Jobs
  • Post your assignment on Blackboard (Oct. 6 due)
10/4 Holiday
  • VB 2 (12-21)
10/11 1. Chapter 1.1 The extraordinary life of Steve Jobs
2. Dictionary look-up and vocabulary learning skills
3. Quiz 1
  • VB3  (22-31)
  • Finish the exercises on page 8 (2) & page 9 (2).
  • Group work: Read Chapter 1.2 The Pixar Story and post the difficult sentences/words on Blackboard (10/16 due)
10/18 1. Discuss Quiz 1
2. More discussion on Chapter 1.1.
3. Steve Jobs’ Talk (videoscript)
  • VB4 (32-41)
  • Someone like you, by Adel (youtube)
  • Self-Introduction: 3 adjectives with supporting sentences (10/23 due)
  •  Review Chapter 1.1
  • Listen to Steve Jobs’ talk and read the talk script. (videoscript)
10/25 1. Chapter 1.2 The Pixar Story
2. Animated short films (Luxo Jr.video1)
3. Piper (link)
4. Quiz 2
  • VB5 (42-51)
  • When you say nothing at all, by Ronan Keating (youtube)
  •  Self-Study: Chapter 1.3 The Map of Innovation: Creating Something Out of Nothing
  • Group Work: Preview Chapter 2.1 When does a fear become a phobia and post your assignment on Blackboard (10/30 due)
11/1 Chapter 2.1 When does a fear become a phobia?
1. – History of Halloween (link)
2. – How to make a jack o lantern (link)
3. Crumpkin’s Pumpkins’ Pumpkin Song (link)
VB6 (52-61)
  •  Group Work: Preview Chapter 2.2 Case Studies and post your assignment on Blackboard (11/6 due)
11/8 Chapter 2.2 Case Studies  Review
  •  Self-Study: Chapter 3.3 Treatments for Phobias
11/15 Midterm
11/22 Discussion on Midterm test
Guidelines for the Group Project
 VB7 (62-71)
  •  Group Work: Preview Chapter 3.1 An Interview with Michael Pollan and post your assignment on Blackboard (11/27 due).
11/29 DCEC Test VB8 (72-81)
12/6 – Presentation Skills (1)
– Quiz 3
VB9 (82-91)
12/13 – Presentation Skills (2) VB10 (92-101) Group 1 & Group 2: Please email me your ppt before next Wednesday. I won’t take any late assignments. (超級重要)
12/20 Group 1 Heavy, by Jasper, Emily, Kimi, Paul, Amanda
Group 2 What I’ve done, by Linda, Jocelyn, Toto, Eleen, Chong
VB11 (102-111) Don’t for get to submit your finalized files to Blackboard (assignment section) in 3 days after your presentation.
1. ppt
2. Talk-script (please combine the files of all your members’ talk script into ONE file)
3. Handout
12/27 Group 3 My heart will go on, by Gina, Tracy, Tim, Harry, Eddie, Thin
History of Titanic
Group 4 Faded, by Nancy, Kimi, Steven, Cindy, Eric
Christmas concert: Italian children choir
VB12 (112-121)
  • Self-Study
    Human treatment for the animals we eat
1/3 Group 5 Tears in heaven, by Lilian, Vivian, Sabina, Cindy, Michelle, Candy
Group 6 Flashlight, by Henry, Annie, Maggie, Yvonne, Tim
New Year Song
1/10 Quiz 4
– TOEIC (82-121)
– Handout (Presentation Skill)
 Review
1/17 Wrap-Up
1. TOEIC Vocabulary (p.122 to p. 174)
2. Studio Classroom (February)
3.  台大演講網
Happy Winter Vacation!

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