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 Food delivery revolution
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)
Lucy, Jenny, Maggy, Tina, Linda
Watch the three videos and get familiar with the keywords and expressions.
1. How to Disagree in English Politely
2. Disagree politely
3. Phrases for expressing an opinion
10/12 Topic 3: Body language online (link)
8 Top Tips For Improving Your Body Language During Virtual Meetings (link)
Assignment #3 Body Language
What are two of the important aspects of body language you want to improve the most when having an online meeting/class next time? Why? (50 words at least) Due on Sunday.
10/19 Topic 4: Why take a gap year? (link)
10/26 Work on your midterm project
Tips for mobile video recording (link)
Tips for shadowing (link)
11/2 Ready to upload your files to BB (name your files as: English 3_G1_Names)
TED Talk and Language Learning
11/9 Midterm Project (Showcase)
11/16 Topic 5: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator Assignment #4: Procrastination
1. Do you procrastinate sometimes?
2. What are some of the things you procrastinate on?
3. What are some causes of your procrastination?
4. What are some strategies you can use to combat your procrastination?
(50 words, at least) Due on Sunday.
11/23 Inside the mind of a master procrastinator Preview topic 6
TOEIC 模擬考: 第一回 (Listening Part 1 & Part 2) Due 11/28 Monday (22:00)
11/30 Topic 6: The Key to Success: Grit TOEIC 模擬考: 第一回 (Listening Part 3 Short conversation) Due 12/5 Monday (22:00)
12/7 高教深耕 (育605) 五育樓605 教室 (Reading only).
Writing Test (link)
Term Project (link)
TOEIC 模擬考: 第一回 (Listening Part 4 Short Talk) Due 12/19 Monday (22:00)
12/14 1. The first 20 hours – how to learn anything (link)
2. Do you really need 8 hours of sleep every night? (link)
Assignment #5 Comment on One of the two talks
Comment on One of the talks and please embed the video to your blog post. (30 words at least)
Due on Sunday.
12/21 3. Sleep is your superpower (link)
4. Why should school start later for teens? (link)
Assignment #6 Comment on One of the two Talks
Comment on One of the talks and please embed the video to your blog post as well. (50 words)
Due on Sunday.
12/28 5. How to spot a liar (link)
6. How to make stress your friend (link)
1/4 Listening
1/11 Wrap-up
Questionnaire (link)



通識課程核心能力: 語言思辯表達、問題溝通解決

We’ll adjust the schedule as we go along.