2022 Fall: 五專財金四甲 English 4


A tentative syllabus


課程名稱: 英文 (四)

授課教師: 賴淑麗 (Shu-li Sally Lai)

授課班級: 五專財金四甲

學分/時數: 2/3

E-mail: shulilai@gmail.com

Time: Monday (13:30 to 17:10)

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

Room: 視聽教室 Room 7

Google Meet: Link

Classroomscreen: Link

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% Midterm Exam: 20% Project: 20%
Final Exam: 10% Participation: 10%

Course Objectives

This is a one-year four-skill integrated course that prepares students to become more effective and confident readers. While the focus will be on academic reading and vocabulary, this class will also encourage students to discuss and write about the ideas they discovered 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 group presentations.

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.




9/12 Orientation
Background Questionnaire
Visit the website:
Focus Taiwan and explore some of the news that interest you (https://focustaiwan.tw/).
Preview Chapter 1.1 when you get your book.
9/19 Vocabulary Learning Questionnaire
Vocabulary test & Consent form
Reading (第五回) 防疫假/公假同學 (before 9/25)
– Assignment 1: Read Chapter 1.1 (page 4) at least once. Look up the 10 highlighted words in the dictionary.
– Be ready for a T & F quiz next week.
9/26 Vocabulary Learning Questionnaire (link)
Chapter 1.1 Toney the traveler
– Review the article
– Finish the exercise
10/3 Chapter 1.1 Toney the traveler
Dictionary skill (1) Introduction
10/10 Holiday (No Class)
10/17 – Chapter 1.2 The benefits of studying abroad
– Dictionary skill (2) (Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English) (link)
– TOEIC Converter (link)
– Certificate (link)
10/24 Chapter 1.2 The benefits of studying abroad
10/31 Chapter 3.1 Robots improve health care, helping doctors, nurses, and patients
11/7 Chapter 3.1 Robots improve health care, helping doctors, nurses, and patients
11/14 Midterm
11/21 – Guidelines for academic presentation (1)
– Grouping
– Discussion for midterm
11/28 – Guidelines for academic presentation (2)
– Chapter 3.3 Water is shown to help people lose weight
– Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2022 (link)
– Pardon a turkey (link)
12/5 – Chapter 3.3 Water is shown to help people lose weight
12/12 Group Presentation 1, 2, 3
12/19 Group Presentation 4, 5, 6, 7
12/26 Group Presentation 8, 9, 10
1/2 Holiday (No Class)
1/9 Final Exam



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We’ll adjust the schedule as we go along.