2017 Spring: 四技通識選修

2017 Spring:四技通識選修_Guidelines for reflection paper

Guidelines for the Reflection Paper

  1. Paper must be typed.
  2. Paper should be at least 1.5 to 2 pages long (1.5 spaced).
  3. Writing should use formal English, correct spelling and punctuation.
  4. Topics may include any information covered in class or from the readings.
  5. Consider the followings when writing your reflection:
    1. Do you think the CALL class this semester is helpful to you?
    2. What have we studied/learned so far that interest you?
    3. What new things have you learned?
    4. How has your learning affected the preconceptions or misconceptions you brought with you into this class?
    5. How has your learning influenced your view of computer in language learning?
    6. Will what you have learned change your behavior in the future?
  6. Deadline: Please upload your reflection paper to Blackboard before June 17. (midnight, Saturday). Also hand in a hard copy when you come to the class on June 20.

重要提醒: 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.

2017Spring: 通識選修 Group Presentation

Group Presentation

Time: 16 to 22 minutes Language: English  Number: 4-5 people
Powerpoint file: Send it to me one week before your presentation
1. ppt: cover slide, outline, content, reference, how you share your work
2. Bringing a note is not allowed when doing the presentation.
3. Put only the main idea on the slides.
 
Group No. Topic Members
Group 1
4/25
YouTube & Language Learning (ppt)
Steve Jobs’ 2005 Standford commencement Address

A. Introduction of the talk
B. Introduction of the speaker
C. Summary of the talk
D. Good words & sentences that inspired you.
E. Learning English from yourube (strengths)
F. How to download Youtube
G. Your comments
Another good example:
https://www.youtube.com/education
 Mindy, Sandy, Irene, Samantha
Group 2
5/2
TED Talk & Language Learning
A. It’s origin
B. What can we find in TED talk
C. How to locate a talk
D. Recommend 1 or 2 good talk
— a good talk to share with your audience
E. Your comments on TED talk (for language learning & content)
 Dorothy, Sharon, Jean, Maggie, Amber
Group 3
5/9
My ET
A. What is My ET?
B. What is speech recognition?
C. Use a lesson as an example (introduce its sections and scoring system)
D. Demonstrate how it works
E. Your comments (Strengths & Weakness)
 Wendy, Iris, Cindy, Sally, Silvia
Group 4
5/23
Evaluation of an interactive CD (Studio Classroom & Studio Classroom 影音典藏系統)
A. The official website
B. The CD (sections)
C. Demonstrate each sections
D. Compare & Contrast (Strengths and weakness)
E. Your comments on using interactive CD as a learning rescource
Mary, Alex, Peggy
Group 5
6/6
MOOCs and Open Course Ware (EdX, MIT Open Courseware)
A. Their origin
B. What is MOOCs
B. What is Open Courseware
C. Introduce two of the popular MOOCs (Edx, MIT, & Coursera)
D. Use a lesson to demonstrate
E. Your comments on MOOCs (Strengths & Weakness)
 Vicky, Janice, Yuna, Silvia, James

2017 Spring: 通識英文 Internet & Vocabulary Tools 2

Internet & Vocabulary Tools (2)

Internet & Vocabulary Tool 2

 1. Review
Share the 5 words you learned from CNN with one of your classmates.
Share your experiences in using the tools we discussed last week.
2. Learners’ Dictionaries
A. Oxford Advanced American Dictionary (American English)
http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/american_english/
B. Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Dictionary
http://www.ldoceonline.com/
C. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/
 3. 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
4. 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
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 + suggest

4. Adverb + Adjective
totally different
very different
slightly different

5. Adjective + Preposition
blamed for
happy about
happy with

5. Collocation Dictionary
https://www.ozdic.com/
http://linggle.com/
6. 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 .
7. Concordancer
What is a corpus:
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
Concordancer: 
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
8. 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
9. 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 .
10. Acronym
Acronym Finder: Find out what those acronyms and abbreviations stand for.
http://www.acronymfinder.com/
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.
Assignments
1. Preview Google Syntax (link)
2.  Practice using Linggle and finish the Vocabulary Exercise. Need to hand it in next week.
3. Add the links of your classmates’ blogs to yours. (layout=>add a gadget=>blog list)
4. Add the links to the tools we learn today. (layout=>add a gadget=>link list)

2017Spring: 通識選修 Bloglist

Bloglist (Spring, 2017)

ID Name English Class Blog
1 10537003 陳芊卉 Sharon 二技外語一甲 http://sharon10537003.blogspot.com
2 10537010 劉彥岑 Amber 二技外語一甲 http://amberntub.blogspot.com
3 10537016 張家慈 Maggie 二技外語一甲 http://ntubmags.blogspot.com
4 10537018 張育瑋 Dorothy 二技外語一甲 http://dorothy10537018.blogspot.com
5 10537028 蔡子勤 Jean 二技外語一甲 http://10537028.blogspot.com
6 10245100 吳得莎 Samantha 四技企管二乙 http://Samanthantub.blogspot.com
7 10445066 劉惠甄 Mindy 四技企管二乙 http://mindyntub0307.blogspot.com
8 10445068 王尹廷 Irene 四技企管二乙 http://IreneNTUB.blogspot.com
9 10445069 陳宜佳 Sandy 四技企管二乙 http://iamjiachen.blogspot.com
10 10445087 劉展華 James 四技企管二乙 http://chinwa123.blogspot.com
11 10243074 謝雅婷 Tina 四技財稅四乙 http://tina1223332.blogspot.com
12 10444015 林欣瑜 Iris 四技商務二甲 http://Irisntub.blogspot.com
13 10444021 廖頤文 Wendy 四技商務二甲 http://Wendyntub.blogspot.com
14 10441004 莊瑀玟 Cindy 四技會資二甲 http://cindy1260.blogspot.com
15 10441009 張芸瑄 Sally 四技會資二甲 http://taco0110.blogspot.com
16 10446001 李玉棋 Vicky 四技資管二甲 http://vickyntub.blogspot.com
17 10446002 余思樺 Mary 四技資管二甲 http://maryyu456.blogspot.com
18 10446003 李佩珊 Peggy 四技資管二甲 http://PeiShanNTUB.blogspot.com
19 10446010 陳映安 Janice 四技資管二甲 http://inaa128.blogspot.com
20 10446015 黃勁元 Alex 四技資管二甲 http://hjyellowapple.blogspot.com
21 10446021 黃于真 Una 四技資管二甲 http://unantub.blogspot.com
22 N1036405 陳羿蓁 Silvia 四技資管三甲 http://ntubyizhen.blogspot.com

2017 Spring: 通識英文 Internet & Vocabulary Tools

Internet & Vocabulary Tool 1

Review
Some acronyms
1. CALL
2. CELL
3. TELL
4. IT
5. MALL
1. Computers as Tools–Online Reference Tools
2. Tell me the kinds of online dictionaries you have used so far.
3. Different types of dictionaries
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 between 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. Oxford Advanced American Dictionary (American English)
http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/american_english/
B. Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Dictionary
http://www.ldoceonline.com/
C. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/
7. Collocation Dictionary
https://www.ozdic.com/
http://linggle.com/
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. 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 3/19, Sunday)
1. Read the article: Trump planning to host Chinese present at Mar-a-Lago from CNN News. (3/13/2017)
2. Look up 5 words/phrases that are new or confusing to you.
3. List the words, their major definitions, and one example sentence (for each word) on your blog (using the dictionary I introduced to you this week).
4. Leave comments on at least one of your classmates’ greeting post. (students from different classes)

2017 Spring: 電腦輔助英語學習 Computer Assisted Language Learning

國立台北商業大學105年度第2學期教學計劃表
A tentative syllabus
科目名稱: 電腦輔助英語學習 (Computer Assisted Language Learning) 授課教師: 賴淑麗 Shu-li (Sally) Lai
授課班級: 通識選修 學分/時數: 2/2
Email: shulilai@gmail.com Time/Location: Tuesday (13:30 to 15:15) Language Lab (2)
研究室: 承曦樓 904 (by appointment) Course webiste: http://www.shulilai.idv.tw
Textbooks
A variety of online materials (audio files, video clips, reading texts, freeware), to be announced.
Overview of the course
This course aims to increase students’ understanding of computer assisted language learning. Students will get familiar with the language resources on the Internet, including websites and freeware, and learn how to use these resources to improve their English skills. Learning strategies will be demonstrated through tasks in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and vocabulary practice. Class activities include lectures, group/class discussion, online discussion, and class presentation.
Grading Policy
Weekly Assignments: 62% Reflection Paper: 20% Group Presentation: 18%
Course Requirements

  1. Be in class on time.
  2. If you have to miss a class for an unavoidable reason (e.g., sick leave, injury, family emergency), please contact me in person or email me in advance.No late assignments or make-up tests.
  3. 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.
  4. There will be quizzes based on the materials presented in class. Please preview and review the class materials every week.
  5. Group Presentation: You’ll be forming into several groups. Each group will have to prepare a powerpoint presentation base on the assigned materials and answer the questions your classmates raise if any (20 minutes).

Link to the blogs

Group Project

 

Review the Google Syntax we discussed today.

Date Major textbook Materials Assignments
2/21 Orientation Please preview the article: An introduction to computer assisted language learning, by Phil Hubbard, Standford University. Be ready for the discussion next week.
2/28 No Class
3/7 An overview of CALL
An introduction to computer assisted language learning, by Phil Hubbard (ppt)
– Background Questionnaire
– Set up your blog
https://www.blogger.com/about/?hl=en
  • Blogging for ELThttps://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/blogging-elt
Assignment #1 Greetings!
–Add information to your personal profile, upload your photo, post your first greeting post. At least 80 words. (3/12 due)
e.g. your major, your interests, your hometown, your goal, etc.
***Late assignment will NOT be graded.
– Preview the article: CALL and Language Skills (html, pdf)
3/14 – CALL and Language Skills (html, pdf)
Internet & Vocabulary Tools: Deal with vocabulary problems
 – How to use a dictionary effectively?http://esl.fis.edu/learners/advice/dic.htm  #2 Vocabulary Exercise (3/19 due)
–Read the article: Trump planning to host Chinese present at Mar-a-Lago from CNN News. (3/13/2017)
–Look up 5 words/phrases that are new or confusing to you.
–List the words, their major definitions, and one example sentence (for each word) on your blog (using the dictionary I introduced to you this week).
–Leave comments on at least one of your classmates’ greeting post. (students from different classes)
3/21 Internet & Vocabulary Tool (2)

 

 How to add a widget/gadget to a blogger? (Link) #3 Vocabulary Exercise on Linggle
1. Vocabulary Exercise (on Linggle). Hand in next Tuesday.
2. Add blog list and tool list to your blog.
3. Preview Google Syntax.
3/28 Internet & Listening 1: podcast
1. What is a podcast?
2. A list of podcast for English learners
2. 6 Minute English
  • Note-taking skill (listen & write)
 # 4 Six Minute English
Choose one episode that interests you and write a summary of the episode (60 words, at least)
4/4 No Class
4/11 Internet & Listening 2: podcast
1. All Ears English Podcast
Google Search Engine
Google Search Operator (linklink, link)
1. 12 tips to search Google like an expert
2. Google Search Tips
3. Reference Book (超神!Google情報檢索術)
4. Google Toolbar
#5 All Ears English
Choose one episode of  your interest, and listen to it at least twice. (1) Write the words and sentence structures you learned from it. (2) your comments on it. (free in length).
4/18 Internet & Listening 3: Songs/musicals
1. How to learn English with songs?
2. 56 most inspirational songs of all time
3. http://lyricstraining.com/
4. Songfacts
Assignment #6 English song
–Find an English song that interests you.
–Post its lyrics, audio & video (if any) files on your blog
–Briefly introduce the song (Who is the singer? His/Her names and nationality?
–Three words you learned (with one example sentence each)
–Why you likes the song?
(60 words minimum)
4/25 Internet & Listening 4: Youtube
1. Song sharing
2. Group Presentation
3. Steve Jobs’ talk (video)
4. Talk script (link)
G1: Youtube & Language Learning (ppt, by Irene, *Mindy, Sandy, Samantha) Assignment #7 Steve Jobs’ Talk
— Create a link of Steve Jobs’ talk on your blog.
— 5 good words/sentences you learn (use learners’ dictionary)
— How do you like his 3 life stories? Can you relate them to any of your life experiences? or Does it inspire you in any way?
5/2 Internet & Speaking 3: TED Talk
1. Grit: The power of passion and perseverance (6 minutes)
2. A 12-year-old app developer (4 minutes)
3. What’s wrong with our food system (5 minutes)
4. Photos from a storm chaser (4 minutes)
5. Don’t eat the marshmallow (6 minutes)
G2: TED Talk & Language Learning (ppt, by *Dorothy, Sharon, Jean, Maggie, Amber) Assignment #8 TED Talk
Listen to  one of the talks on TED and read the talk scrip.
(1) Let me know which talk you listened to, then, you can either (2) Post 5 words/phrases you learn (Look up the words in the dictionary and give one example of each); OR (3) share your thoughts on the talk.
5/9 Internet & Speaking 1: My ET G3: My ET (*Sally, Cindy, Tina, Iris, Wendy)  Assignment #9 My ET (due on 5/14 (Sun)
—SPT test  (3 times)
–1.1 Self-Introduction (自我介紹)
–2.4 Asking for and receiving directions (問路)
–5.4 Goodbye
5/16 Internet & Speaking 2: My ET
— Talk Sharing: TED Talk
— Language Exchange (link)
Membership Info. (link)
— Chatbot
— Article (link)
Google Search Engine
Google Search Operator (linklink, link)
1. 12 tips to search Google like an expert
2. Google Search Tips
3. Reference Book (超神!Google情報檢索術)
4. Google Toolbar
Make sure you’ve finished Assignment 9.
5/23 Internet & Stories (Stories & Dramas)
Storyline Online
Dramas from BBC Learning English
Google Search Engine (Syntax)
 G4: An evaluation of an interactive CD (*Mary, Alex, Peggy)
  1. Explore the story and drama sites and see if you like it.
  2. Visit Studio Classroom online.
  3. Begin to think about your reflection paper. (Guideline for the reflection paper)
5/30 No Class
6/6 Open Courseware
Edx
MIT Open Courseware
台大開放式課程
台大演講網
G5: MOOCs and Open Course Ware (Vicky, Janice, Yuna, Silvia, James) Assignment #10 
1. Register for an account in edX.
2. Browse the website and find a course that interests you.
3. Watch the video (1 class meeting).
4. List the class you’ve watched (name of the class, from which school).
ps. You’re welcome to share your feelings in attending the MOOCs. (optional)
6/13 Internet & News
Wrap-Up
6/20 Reflection Paper Due (due on June 17, Saturday)
(Guideline for the reflection paper)
Check your weekly scores
Happy Winter Vacation!