2016 Spring: 四技企管一年甲班 Freshman 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: Thursday (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,writing, and English presentation skills. Class will be implemented in the form of lecture, discussion, group activity, and presentation.
Grading Policy
Linggle test: 12% Midterm: 25% Quizzes and Assignments: 28% Project: 25% (oral presentation, ppt, transcript, handout, group diary) TOEIC: 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.

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Date Major textbook Vocabulary book or Activities Assignments
2/25 Back to school Preview Unit 5.1 What does it take to be successful?
3/3 Quiz 1
Unit 5.1 What does it take to be successful?
Which quality do you think is the most important factor in success? Why? Please give us one example to explain. (due on 3/7, Monday)
3/10 Quiz 2
Unit 5.1 What does it take to be successful?
3/17 Unit 5.2 Did they just get lucky?
Linggle 1
TOEIC (p. 191- p. 201)
3/24 Unit 5.2 Did they just get lucky?
Linggle 2
TOEIC (p. 202- p. 212) Outside Reading 1
10 Forgotten Truths to Help You Get Through Hard Times (Link)
3/31 Unit 6.1 The stresses strains of work
Linggle Test 
TOEIC (p. 213- p. 223)
4/7 Quiz 3
Unit 6.1 The stresses strains of work
Guidelines on group project
TOEIC (p. 224 – p. 237)
4/14 Unit 6.2 Rich and famous
4/21 Midterm
4/28 TED Talk
Discuss the midterm exam
Group project
5/5 Unit 7.1 Rears, reactions, coping
Discuss Linggle Test
 How to overcome fear
Be a more confident public speaker
5/12 Group 1: Germany (*Zoe, Steve, Yvonne, Rosa, Wendy)
Group 2: Liechtenstein (*Vita, Sandy, Peggy, Joy, Patty, Ruby)
Group 1 (ppt, handout)
Group 2 (ppt, handout)
5/19 Group 3: United States (*John, Kevin, Tony, Candy, Covey)
Group 4: Netherlands (*Tracy, Sophia, Stanley, Brad)
Group 5: Switzerland (*Stephanie, Sara, Sharon, Supier, Maggie)
Group 3 (ppt, handout)
Group 4 (ppt, handout)
Group 5(ppt, handout)
5/26 Group 6: Sweden (*RJ, Tina, Angel, Cherry, Kimmy, Gloria)
Group 7: Malaysia (*Kevin Evano, Yee Fun, Eddie, Stanley Liou, Cynthia)
Group 6 (ppt, handout)
Group 7 (ppt, handout)
6/2 TOEIC Practice
Reading / 75 minutes
6/9 Holiday (No Class)
6/16 TOEIC Practice
Listening / 45 minutes
6/23 Wrap-up
Happy Winter Vacation!