2019 Spring: 四技通識

2019 Spring: 四技通識_English 2

Course: English 2 授課教師: 賴淑麗 Shu-li (Sally) Lai
授課班級: 通識英文 學分/時數: 2/2
Email: shulilai@gmail.com Time/Location:  Wednesday (13:30 to 15:15 pm.)
研究室: 承曦樓 904 (by appointment) Course website: http://www.shulilai.idv.tw

Textbooks
1. 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)
2. New TOEIC Test 多益一站800字彙 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 will be on academic reading, vocabulary, and grammar, this class will also encourage students to discuss and write about the ideas they discover 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: 45% Presentation: 20%
Proficiency Test: 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 look up 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.

Date Major Textbook TOEIC Book Assignments
2/20

Back to school

TOEIC Vocabulary (p. 123 to p.166) 1. Be ready for Quiz 1 (Unit 6 & Unit 7)
2. Preview Chapter 4.1 The Hippocratic oath – A modern version
2/27 1. Quiz 1 (Unit 6 & Unit 7)
2. Chapter 4.1 The Hippocratic Oath – A modern Version
3. 希波克拉底斯醫生誓言
TOEIC (p. 168 to p.177) Preview Chapter 4.2 The invisible enemy and post the difficult sentences on BB (3/4 due).
3/6 1. Chapter 4.2 The invisible enemy
2. All Ears English
TOEIC (p. 178 to p.189) 1. Listen to AEE423 again and learn the useful expressions. 
2.  Review Chapter 4.1 
3/13 1. Quiz 2
2. Chapter 4.2 The invisible enemy
3. Have You Lost Weight? How to Approach This Touchy Situation in English (1110) 
TOEIC (p. 190 to 199) 1. Preview Chapter 6.1 A biography of Vincent Van Gogh and post the difficult sentences on BB (3/18 due)
2. Review All Ears English (1110)
3/20 1. Chapter 6.1 A biography of Vincent Van Gogh (link)
2. Vincent Van Gogh paintings (Arts Heaven)
3. Vincent (Starry Starry Night, by Don Mclean)
TOEIC (p. 200 to p.208) 1. Preview Chapter 6.2 The letters of Vincent Van Gogh and post the difficult sentences on BB (3/25 due)
2. I Got (新多益初試第一回)
3/27 1. Quiz 3
2. Chapter 6.2 The letters of Vincent Van Gogh 
3. 梵谷傳 (documentary)
4. Vincent (Starry Starry Night,by Don Mclean)
TOEIC (p.210 to 219) 1. Finish the exercises (Chapter 6.2) and be ready for the discussion next week. 
2. Self-study: 6.3 Self-Study Portrait of Dr. Gachet: A timeline
3. 新多益第二回 (I GOT System) (4/1 due)
4/3 Holiday (No Class)   New TOEIC 3 (4/8 due)
4/10 1. Guidelines for the group project
2. Discussion on your group project
3. AEE 1100: Keep Me Posted! How to Ask Someone to Update You
  Review the podcast (AEE 1100).
4/17 Midterm Exam    
4/24 1. Seven presentation skills and tips
2.Tip to hook your audience (1)
3. Facial expression & body language (1)
TOEIC (p. 220 to p.230) 1. Tips for effective group working
2. Review the video we watch today again.
3. Be ready to report your progress on the project next week.
5/1 More presentation skills
– Speed
What’s wrong with our food system (5 minutes)
A 12-year old app developer (4 minutes)
– Visual:

Photos from a storm chaser (4 minutes)
– How

How to speak so that people want to listen (10 minutes)
TOEIC (p. 232 to p.241) 1. Review the three files
2. Some listening practices on I GOT
5/8 TOEIC (proficiency test) 15% TOEIC (p. 242 to p.253)  
5/15

G1 Sweden
G2 South Africa 

   
5/22 G3: Malyasia
G4: Brunei
G3 BB files missing  
5/29 G5 Germany
G6 UK
TOEIC (p.254 to p.264)
Car advertisement
Prime Minister announced resignation.
 
6/5 Quiz 4 (p.220 to p.241) and T & F questions from group presentation.
Inside the mind of a master procrastinator (13 minutes)
   
6/12 Quiz 5 (p.242-264) and presentation skills (videos and handouts we discussed).

Questionnaire  
6/19 Wrap-Up
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Online Dictionaries
1. Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English 
2. Oxford Learners’ Dictionary
3. Cambridge Learners’ Dictionary

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