2016 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: Wednesday (13:30~15:15) 承404
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
9/14 Orientation
9/21 Chapter 1.1 The extraordinary life of Steve Jobs
Unit 1 & 2
9/28 Typhoon (No class) Unit 3 & 4
10/5 Chapter 1.2 The Pixar Story
Dictionary skills
Unit 5, 6, 7
10/12 Chapter 1.3 The Map of Innovation Unit 8, 9, 10
10/19 Chapter 2.1 When does a fear become a phobia? Unit 11, 12, 13
10/26 通識研討會 (行政大樓8F音樂廳) 13:25 點名, 請務必準時. Unit 14, 15, 16
11/2 Steve Jobs’ Commencement address on June 12, 2005 (link)
11/9 Midterm
11/16 Guidelines for Group Project
Unit 17, 18, 19
11/23 Presentation Skills (handout) Unit 20, 21, 22
11/30 Presentation Skills 2
1. Eight secrets to success (link)
2. Grit: The power of passion and perseverance (link)
Unit 23, 24, 25
12/7 Chapter 3.1 An Interview with Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan on “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual” (video)
Unit 26, 27, 28
12/14 Group presentation: G1, G2
What’s wrong with our food system (4 minutes)
Unit 29, 30, 31
12/21 Group presentation: G3, G4 Unit 32, 33, 34
12/28 Group presentation: G5, G6
1/4 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
1/11 Final Exam  Assignment for the Winter break
Unit 35 to Unit 59
Happy Winter Vacation!