2016 Spring: 四技商務一甲 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: 四技國際商務一甲 學分/時數: 2/2
Email: shulilai@gmail.com Time/Location: Tuesday (10:10~12:00) Language Lab 2
研究室: 承曦樓 904 (by appointment) Course website: 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 and exercise Assignments
2/23 Quiz 1 (on spring break assignments) Preview Unit 5.1 What does it take to be successful?
3/1 Quiz 2 (on spring break assignments)
Unit 5 Success
Unit 5.1 What does it take to be successful?
Please preview unit 5.2 Did they just get lucky?
3/8 Quiz 2
Unit 5.2 Did they just get lucky?
3/15 Unit 6 Pressure
Unit 6.1 The stresses & strains of work
Linggle Training 1
 TOEIC (p. 191- p. 201)
3/22 Unit 6 Pressure
Unit 6.1 The stresses & strains of work
Linggle Training 2
 TOEIC (p. 202- p. 212)
3/29 Unit 6.2 Rich and famous  TOEIC (p. 213- p. 223)
4/5 Holiday (No Class)  TOEIC (p. 224 – p. 237)
4/12  Quiz 3 (p.191 – p.223)
Guidelines for group project
4/19  Midterm Exam
4/26 TED Talk
Discuss the midterm exam
Group project (hand in your outline next week)
 Preview the two articles:
7.1 Fears, reactions, coping
7.2 Superhuman powers
5/3 7.1 Fears, reactions, coping
Group report: your plan on your term project
How to overcome fear
Be a more confident public speaker
 Please read the online article: How to overcome fear
5/10 7.2 Superhuman Powers
Kids with superhuman powers in China
Discuss the Linggle test
5/17 G1 Malaysia (Cindy, Fanti, Jean, *Ruby, Jason)
G2 Denmark (Eleanor, *Elly, Zavi, Jessie, Tina)
9.1 Freshwater Delivery
The Iceberg Project
G1: ppt, handout

G2: ppt, handout

5/24 G3 Germany (Emma, Fion, Vicky, Jenny, *Cora)
G4 Unit Arab Emirates (Audrey, *Teresa, Tina, Ritisy, Kartal)
G5 Italy (Willy, Anny, *Candy, Sylvia, Janice)
G3: ppt, handout

G4: ppt, handout

G5: ppt, handout

5/31 G6 Brazil (Maggie, Vivian, Mei, Wendy, David)
G7 Belgium (*Kelly, Eileen, Teresa, Iris, Wendy)
G8 Switzerland (Emily, Joyce, Penny, Betty, *Georgina)
 G6: ppt, handout

G7 ppt, handout

G8: ppt, handout

6/7 TOEIC (Reading section / 75 minutes)
6/14 TOEIC (Listening / 45 minutes)
6/21 Wrap-Up & Check your scores
Happy Summer Vacation