2015 Fall: 四技商務一年甲班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: 四技國際商務一甲 學分/時數: 2/2
Email: shulilai@gmail.com Time/Location: Tuesday (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
9/15 Orientation
9/22 No class due to typhoon Part 1 (p.1 to p.14)  Please fill in your basic data here (link to the google doc)
9/29 Chapter 1.1 Food 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. Post your introduction before 10/11 (Sunday). At least 100 words. (請至系統個人區=>我的資訊 將資料填寫完整)
4. Preview the next article.
10/6 Chapter 1.1 Food as Communication  Part 2 (p.26 to p.40)
10/13 Chapter 1.2 Farms of the Future  Part 2 (p. 41 to p.50) As a group, please answer the two questions on the BBS.
議題討論區 (10/16 17:00 Friday due)
10/20 Chapter 2.1 Living by the Rules  Part 3 (p. 52 to 61)
10/27 Grammar and Vocabulary Skills  Part 3 (p.62 to p.73)
11/3 Grammar & Vocabulary Skills
Group presentation (topics, rules, & groping)
11/10 Midterm
11/17 Presentation Skills Part 3 (p.74 to p. p.84)
11/24 Song and English Learning
Perhaps Love (Youtube1/Youtube2/Lyrics)
Part 3 (p.85 to p.93)
12/1 Presentation Skills Part 4 (p.94 to p.104)
12/8 Presentation Skills (Some examples) Part 5 (p.105 to 110)
12/15 Group 1 & 2 
12/22 Group 3, 4, & 5
12/29 Group 6 & 7
1/5 Self-Evaluation
Test on TOEIC Vocabulary (p.94 to p.110)
1/12 Wrap-Up & Check your scores
Happy Winter Vacation!