2015 Fall: 四技企管一年甲班Freshmen English



A tentative syllabus
科目名稱: 基礎英文 授課教師: 賴淑麗 Shu-li (Sally) Lai
授課班級: 四技企管一甲 學分/時數: 2/2
Email: shulilai@gmail.com Time/Location: Thursday (10:10~12:00) Language Lab 2
研究室: 承曦樓 904 (by appointment) Course webiste https://www.shulilai.idv.tw
1. Rogers, L., & Wilkin, J. (2013), Skillful Reading & Writing 2, published by Macmillan. 請洽文鶴書局蒙先生 0988-082-067 (NT$ 442 after discount)
2. New TOEIC TEST 金色證書字彙 (2015) 請洽眾文出版社 莊小姐 (02) 8369-1198 ext: 24 (NT $277 after discount)
Overview of the course
This is a one-year four-skill integrated course which helps you to learn and improve the reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills necessary for college-level coursework. In this semester, more focus will be on the reading, grammar, and English presentation skills. Class will be implemented in the form of lecture, discussion, group activity, and presentation.
Grading Policy
Midterm: 25% Quizzes and Assignments: 35% Project: 25% (oral presentation, ppt, transcript, handout, group diary) Reflection (group & individual): 10% Participation: 5%
Course Requirements

  1. 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.
  2. Two points (-2) will be deducted for any unexcused absence.
  3. No late assignments or make-up tests will be allowed.
  4. If you cheat on a quiz or exam, you’ll receive 0 point.
  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.
  6. 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 Assignments
9/17 Orientation
9/24 Chapter 1.1 Food as Communication Part 1 (p.1 to p.14) 1. Fill out the form before 9/28 (Link)
2. Begin to work on your vocabulary book.
3. Finish assignment 1.
10/1 Chapter 1.1 Foods as Communication
Skimming & Scanning
Part 2 (p.16 to p.25) 1. Review the article we discussed today.
2. Continue to work on your vocabulary book.
3. Finish the vocabulary handout.
10/8 Chapter 1.2 Farms of the Future  Part 3 (p.26 to p.40)
10/15 Chapter 1.2 Farms of the Future  Part 4 (p. 41 to p.50)
10/22 Chapter 2.1 Living by the Rules  Part 5 (p. 52 to 61) 1. Review the article: Living by the Rules (p.19)
2. Review the two vocabulary exercises on p.18.
3. As a group, finish the note on page 20. Please draw your group map on a piece of paper (A4).
10/29 Chapter 2.2 Ants: master collaborators  Part 6 (p.62 to p.73)
10/5 Grammar & Review
11/12 Midterm
11/19 Presentation Skills Part 3 (p.74 to p. 84)
11/26 Song and English Learning
Perhaps Love (Youtube1/Youtube2/Lyrics)
Somewhere over the rainbow (youtube)
Somewhere out there (youtube)
Tears in Heaven (Youtube) (withi lyric)
Part 3 (p.85 to p.93)
12/3 Presentation Skills Part 4 (p.94 to p.104)
12/10 Presentation Skills (Watch more examples) Part 5 (p.105 to 110)
12/17 Group 1, 2, 3
12/24 Group 4, 5, 6
12/31 No Class
1/7 Reflection
1/14 Wrap-Up
Happy Winter Vacation!