2015 Spring: 四技商務一年級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: 商務系四技一年級 學分/時數: 2/2
Email: shulilai@gmail.com Time/Location: Monday (10:10 to 12:00)/視聽教視 (Lab 4)
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 their 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

  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.

Group Members

Date Content Tasks
3/2 Welcome back to school (ppt)
3/9 The key to success, by Angela Lee Duckworth
3/16 The key to success, by Angela Lee Duckworth
3/23 Unit 4 Let’s go!
3/30 Unit 4 Let’s go!
4/6 Holiday
4/13 Unit 4 Let’s go!
4/20 Midterm
4/27 Discuss your midterm paper
An introduction to the group project this semester.
5/4 Unit 5 Image and identity
The Family Man
 News on earthquake (Taiwan and Nepal)
5/11 Unit 5 Image and identity
5/18 Group Project 1 (1) Group 1: Italy, by Jane, Leo, Cinny, Rosa, & Mark (ppt, handout, video)
Group 2: China, by Phantom, Brian, Mickey, Allen, Howard, & Harry (ppt, handout, video)
5/25 Group Project 2 (3) Group 3: Sweden, by Sonia, Sian, Byte, Sherry, & Vicky  (ppt, handout, video)
Group 4: by Kate, Maggie, Yi Gin, Henry, & Sussi  (ppt, handout, video)
Group 5: America, by Sherrry, Zoe, Kelly, Alicia, Tiffany, & Ruby (ppt, handout, video)
6/1 Group Project 3 (3) Group 6: Japan, by Zona, Abby, Zowie, Emma, & Yvonne (ppt, handout, video)
Group 7: German, by Sally, Cindy, Sunny, Winnie, & Phoebe  (ppt, handout, video)
Group 8: France, by Linda, Melody, Ivy, Hunter, & Loic  (ppt, handout, video)
6/8 Eamil Writing
6/15 Unit 6 A perfect world
6/22 Reflection Paper
Happy Summer Vocation!

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