2018 Spring: 四技一年級 English 2


A tentative syllabus
科目名稱: 英文 (二) 授課教師: 賴淑麗 Shu-li (Sally) Lai
授課班級: Freshmen English 學分/時數: 2/2
Email: shulilai@gmail.com Time/Location:  Wednesday (13:30 to 15:15)
研究室: 承曦樓 904 (by appointment) Course website: https://www.shulilai.idv.tw

  1. Miller, J. L., & Cohen, R. F. (2014). Longman Academic Reading Series: Reading Skills for College (Book 3), published by Pearson Education. NT $485 (原價570) 東華書局代理 (黃政瑋先生 0912-278-109; 02-2311-4027#407)
  2. New TOEIC Test 多益一站600字彙 NT $276 (原價 350) 洽眾文出版社 (王小姐 02-8369-1198 ext: 24 )
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 will be on academic reading, vocabulary, and grammar, this class will also encourage students to discuss and write about the ideas they discover in the readings, aiming to make them better speakers and writers of English as well. Students will engage in a variety of activities, including discussion, group activities, and presentation.
對應校核心能力: 外語能力、專業素養
對應通識課程核心能力: 語言思辯表達、問題溝通解決
Grading Policy
Midterm Exam: 20% Group Project: 20%  Quizzes, Assignments & Participation (in-class & after-class): 60%
Weekly assignments: 4-5 in a group
Course Requirements

  1. If you have to miss a class for an unavoidable reason (e.g., sick leave, injury, family emergency), please 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. 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.
  5. 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 Assignments
2/28 Holiday (No Class)
3/7 1. Back to School
2. Syllabus
3. Grouping (4-5 in a group)
4. Rearrange the seat
5. Quiz 1
TOEIC Vocabulary (p.122 to p. 174) 1. Preview Chapter 4.1 The Hippocratic oath – A modern version
(3/12 Due)
3/14 Chapter 4.1 The Hippocratic oath – A modern version
TOEIC (p. 176-187)
Surfing Dogs
1. As a group, finish the exercises: B (p.71),  A (p. 72), B (p.73).
2. Preview Chapter 4.2 The invisible enemy and post the difficult sentences on BB. (3/19 due)
3/21 – Chapter 4.2 The invisible enemy

How we conquered the deadly smallpox virus

TOEIC (p. 187-199) 1. Watch the youtube on smallpox again and see if you can understand at least 75% of it.
2. As a group, finish the exercises: A (p.78), B (p. 78), C (p. 80)
3/28 – Chapter 4.2 The invisible enemy
– Chapter 6.1 A biography of Vincent Van Gogh (biography)
–  Vincent Van Gogh Paintings (Art Heaven)
Vincent, by Don Mclean (Starry Starry Night)
– The Painting Life of Vincent van Gogh ENGLISH (Documentary
TOEIC (p. 200-212) – As a group, finish the exercise: A (p.119), B (p.120), 2 (p.121).
– Watch the video clips and the – documentary.
– Preview 6.2 The letters of Vincent Van Gogh (4/2 due)
4/4 Holiday (No Class)

Facebook boss apologises in UK and US newspaper ads

TOEIC (p. 214-225)
4/11 Quiz 2
Chapter 6.2 The letters of Vincent Van Gogh
TOEIC (p. 226-236) – As a group, finish exercise: A (p. 128), B (p.128), B (p.130)
– Preview Chapter 6.3 Portrait of Dr. Gachet: A timeline (4/16 due)
4/18 – Review Chapter 4.2 The invisible enemy
– Guidelines for the project
4/25 Midterm
5/2 Guidelines for the project
Presentation Skills
Body Language for Presentations
6 Public Speaking Tips To Hook Any Audience
– How to Open and Close Presentations
5/9 More Discussion on presentation skills
– TED Talk 1
– Some examples (ppt)
TOEIC (p. 238-250)
Presentation Skills
Body Language for Presentations
6 Public Speaking Tips To Hook Any Audience
– How to Open and Close Presentations
5/16 The power of passion and perseverance, by Angela Lee
Chapter 10.1 The Global context
Quiz 3 
 TOEIC (p. 252-264)
5/23 G1 Italy, by Jasper, Kimi, Emily, Paul, Amanda, Steven, Alex
G2 Sweden, by Tracy, Cindy, Gina, Eddie, Jhin, Eric
Discussion (Mid-term Exam)
5/30 G3 Spain, by Sunny, Kimi, Vivian, Namcy, Ann, Lisa
G4 Denmark, by Eleen, Linda, Toto, Jocelyn, Chong, Tim
6/6 G5 Germany, by Henry, Maggie, Annie, Tim, Yvonne, Harry
G6 Thailand, by Vivian, Lilian, Sabina, Cindy, Candy, Michelle
Australia folk song (Waltzing Matilda)
The story (link)
Submit the files to BB before 6/13 (Wed).
1. ppt
2. talkscript
3. handout
4. link to the video, if any.
6/13 Chapter 10.1 The Global Context Review (p. 122-190)
6/20 Chapter 10.2 Sociological Theories of Crime Review (p. 191-264)
6/27 Quiz 4
Happy Summer Vacation!