2016 Fall: 五專財金四年甲班 Applied English

A tentative syllabus
科目名稱: 應用英文 (上) 授課教師: 賴淑麗 Shu-li (Sally) Lai
授課班級: 五專財金四甲 學分/時數: 2/2
Email: shulilai@gmail.com Time/Location: Thursday (9:10~12:00) 語言教室 Lab 3
研究室: 承曦樓 904 (by appointment) Course webiste https://www.shulilai.idv.tw
1. Miller, J. L., & Cohen, R. F. (2014). Longman Academic Reading Series: Reading Skills for College (3), published by Pearson Education. NT 485 (原價570) 東華書局代理 (黃政瑋先生 02-2311-4027; 0912-278-109)
2. Vocabulary in use (Intermediate). 華泰文化 NT680 (原價 860)
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 is on reading, this class also encourages students to discuss and write about the ideas they discovered in the readings, aiming to make them better speakers and writers of English as well. Class will be implemented in the form of lecture, discussion, group activity, and presentation.
Grading Policy
Midterm: 20% Final: 15% Quizzes and Assignments: 35% Project: 25% 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 or Activities Assignments
9/15 Holiday (No Class)
9/22 Orientation
9/29 Chapter 1.1 The extraordinary life of Steve Jobs Unit 1, 2, 3
10/6 Chapter 1.2 The Pixar Story Unit 4. 5, 6
10/13 Group Discussion: Chapter 1.3 The Map of Innovation Unit 7, 8, 9
10/20 Unit 10, 11, 12
10/27 Unit 13, 14, 15
11/3 Review and Discussion  Unit 16
11/10 Midterm
11/17 Guidelines for Group Project
Unit 17, 18, 19
11/24 Presentation Skills (1) Unit 20, 21, 22
12/1 Presentation Skills (2)
1. Eight secrets to success (link)
2. Grit: The power of passion and perseverance (link)
Unit 23, 24, 25
12/8 Chapter 3.1 An Interview with Michael Pollan
Group Presentation: G1
What’s wrong with our food system (4 minutes)
Unit 26, 27, 28
12/15 Michael Pollan on “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual” (video)
Group presentation: G2, G3, G4
Unit 29, 30, 31
12/22 Group presentation: G5, G6, G7 Unit 32, 33, 34
12/29 Group presentation: G8, G9, G10 1. Grit: The power of passion and perseverance (6 minutes)
2. A 12-year-old app developer (4 minutes)
3. What’s wrong with our food system (5 minutes)
4. Photos from a storm chaser (4 minutes)
5. Don’t eat the marshmallow (6 minutes)
1/5 Chapter 3.1 An Interview with Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan on “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual” (video)
 Final Exam:
–Chapter 3.1
–Unit 23 to 34
–Presentation Strategies
1/12 Final Exam  Assignment for the Winter break
Unit 35 to Unit 59
Happy Winter Vacation!