2015 Spring: 四技企管一年級Freshmen English


A tentative syllabus
科目名稱: 基礎英文 Freshmen English 授課教師: 賴淑麗 Shu-li (Sally) Lai
授課班級: 企管系四技一年級 學分/時數: 2/2
Email: shulilai@gmail.com Time/Location: Monday (10:10 to 12:00)
研究室: 承曦樓 904 (by appointment) Course webiste https://www.shulilai.idv.tw
1. Reach Out (Book4) 請洽海學文化事業張美智小姐 Tel: 0937-896-223 (NT$ 502)
2. Studio Classroom (with super CD) (NT$ 90 vs. 150) (http://www.studioclassroom.com/) Cellphone: Leo 0910-009700
3. Outside reading materials (handouts)
Overview of the course
This is a one-year four-skill integrated course which helps students to develop and improve the reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills necessary for college-level coursework. Extra listening and speaking practice will be given. This course will be implemented in the form of lecture, discussion, group activity, and presentation.
Grading Policy
Midterm: 25% Reflection paper: 15% Quizzes and Assignments: 30% Project: 20% Participation: 10%
Course Requirements

  • 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.
  • Two points (-2) will be deducted for any unexcused absence.
  • No late assignments or make-up tests will be allowed.
  • If you cheat on a quiz or exam, you’ll receive 0 point.
  • 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.
  • 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 Content Tasks
2/24 Welcome back to school (ppt)
3/3 The key to success, by Angela Lee Duckworth
3/10 The key to success, by Angela Lee Duckworth
3/17 Unit 4 Let’s go!
3/24 Unit 4 Let’s go!
3/31 Quiz 1
Movie (Family Man)
4/7 Grammar
4/14 Review
4/21 Midterm
4/28 Discuss Midterm
Introduction to the group project
5/5 Unit 5 Image and Identity
News on earthquake (Taiwan & Nepal)
5/12 Unit 5 Image and Identity
5/19 Group Project 1 (2 groups) Group 1: Vienam, by Eva, Joanna, Vu, Jenny Wu, & Jenny Chu (ppt, handout, video)
Group 2: Thailand, by Selver, Cara, Aileen Valerie, & Milk (ppt, handout, video)
5/26 Group Project 2 (3 groups) Group 3: Mexico, by Sunny, Betty, Carlo, Nancy, & Chainal (ppt, handout, video)
Group 4: Malaysia, by Joker, Dung, Nash, Hank, & King (ppt, handout, video)
Group 5: Italy, by Jimmy, David, Bill, Willy, & Samuel (ppt, handout, video)
6/2 Group Project 3 (2 groups) Group 6: Germany, by Emily, Alice, Vivian, Cindy, & Eric (ppt, handout, video)
Group 7: Switzerland, by Evelyn, Jessie, Jane, Karl, & Kevin (ppt, handout, video)
6/9 Email Writing
6/16 Wrap-Up
6/23 Reflection Paper Due
Happy Winter Vocation!

Note. We’ll adjust the schedule as we go along.