2022 Fall: 四技通識 English 3


A tentative syllabus


課程名稱: 英文 (三)

授課教師: 賴淑麗 (Shu-li Sally Lai)

授課班級: 四技通識

學分/時數: 2/2

E-mail: shulilai@gmail.com

Time: Wednesday (15:25 to 17:10)

Class website: https://bb.ntub.edu.tw

Room: 視聽教室 Room 7

Google Meet: Link

Blog: Your Blog 

Classroom materials

1. Longman Academic Reading Series: Reading Skills for College (2), published by Pearson Education, Inc. (2014) NT 485 (原價570) 東華書局代理 (黃政瑋先生 0912-278-109; 02-2311-4027)
2. Online materials and handouts.

Classroom Evaluation

Quizzes & Assignments (in-class & after-class): 40% Weekly Presentation: 10% Midterm Project: 15% Term Project: 15% TOEIC: 20% (為配合高教深耕計畫,本課程實施英語文能力檢測,佔學期成績20%)

Course Objective

This is a one-semester, four-skill integrated course. While the first year of English focused on reading and vocabulary, the second year will emphasize speaking and listening. Students will listen, watch and discuss topics in pairs, groups, and in front of the entire class. They will also be encouraged to write down their thoughts. Discussion, group activities, and group presentations are examples of class activities.

Group Project

To be announced

Course Requirements

1. If you must miss a class due to an unavoidable circumstance (e.g., sick leave, injury, or a family emergency), please notify me in advance by email.
2. There will be no late assignments or make-up tests.
3. Please turn your cell phone to silent mode during class. Please do not use your mobile phone during class unless it is for dictionary lookup or information searching.
4. There will be quizzes and exams based on the materials presented in class and in the textbooks. Please preview and review the class materials every week.




9/14 Orientation
Create your blog (link)
Consent form/Listening
Assignment # 1 Greetings
Create your blog and write your very first post: Briefly introduce yourself (9/18 due)
– upload a picture of yours
– briefly introduce yourself (at least 50 words)
– Add your blog link here (link)
9/21 1. Writing
2. Grouping
Weekly Presentation

  • Background information
  • Issue discussed
  • Some good words to learn
  • Your comments on the topic
  • Questions for your audience

* Upload the ppt to BB 2 days before your presentation.
* Printout one copy for me when you present in class.

— Improve your 1st blogpost.
— Visit your classmates’ blog and leave a comment (2 friends).
— Preview (listen) to the course materials next week. Look up the difficult words in the dictionary. Be ready for a quiz next week (T&F, Multiple choice).
9/28 Topic 1: The food delivery revolution (link) Assignment #2
More people are using delivery apps to order food from restaurants. Why do delivery apps become so popular now? Any reason? (at least 50 words) due on Sunday.
10/5 Topic 2: Is it good to disagree? (link)
10/12 Topic 3: Body language online (link)
10/19 Topic 4: Why take a gap year? (link)
10/26 Work on your midterm project
11/2 Ready to upload your files
TED Talk and Language Learning
11/9 Midterm Project Showcase (3 groups)
11/16 Topic 5: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator
11/23 Inside the mind of a master procrastinator
11/30 Topic 6: The Key to Success: Grit
12/7 高教深耕 (育605)
12/14 Group Project 1
12/21 Group Project 2
12/28 Group Project 3
Writing Practice
1/4 Listening and Questionnaire
1/11 Wrap-up



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We’ll adjust the schedule as we go along.