2023 Fall: 二技企管一甲 English


A tentative syllabus


課程名稱: 英文

授課教師: 賴淑麗 (Shu-li Sally Lai)

授課班級: 二技企管一甲

學分/時數: 2/2

E-mail: shulilai@gmail.com

Time: Monday (10:10 to 12:00)

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

Room: 視聽教室 Room 7

Classroomscreen: link


Classroom materials

Joseph Henley (2015) Successful Business Writing (1), published by Cengage. 敦煌書局代理 (500*85%=$425) 湯昂諺先生(Tony): 0912-196-610

Classroom Evaluation

Quizzes & Assignments (in-class & after-class): 50% Midterm Exam: 20% Final Exam: 20% Participation: 10%

Course Objective

In this one-semester course, students will learn essential business-related vocabulary, grammar rules, and sentence structures applicable to the business world. They will also practice reading articles and composing letters to enhance their business communication and writing skills. Class activities include reading, vocabulary learning, speaking, and writing exercises. By the end of the semester, students will be familiar with key terms, subjects, and skills relevant to today’s business environment.

Group Project

To be announced

Course Requirements

1. If you must miss a class due to an unavoidable circumstance (e.g., illness, injury, or a family emergency), please notify me in advance by email.
2. There will be no extensions for assignments or opportunities to make up tests.
3. There will be quizzes and exams based on the materials covered in class and in the textbooks. Please review and preview the class materials each week.

4. 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.





9/11 Orientation
Background Questionnaire
9/18 Unit 1 Introduction The job forum (link) – Finish the Exercises
– Compose an email in the style of a recent graduate introducing yourself for a job search. Ensure that the email is double-spaced for readability. You can refer to the mail on page 10. (due on 9/24 Sunday 24:00)
9/25 Unit 1 Introduction Cambridge Learners’ Dictionary (link) – Preview Unit 2 Letter of Application
– Upload version 2 (revised) to Blackboard.
– Finish the exercises (p. 13 to p. 15).
10/2 Unit 2 Letter of Application – Self-Study (p. 23 to p. 25)
– Review Unit 1 & Unit 2
10/9 Holiday (No Class)
10/16 Quiz 1
Unit 2 Reading 2
Discussion the exercises (p. 24 & p. 25)
10/23 Unit 5 Project Management (Reading 1)
10/30 Quiz 2
Unit 5 Project Management (Reading 2)
More discussion and review
11/6 Midterm Exam
11/13 Unit 6 Arranging Meeting 1st conditional (link)
boardroom vs. conference room (link)
10 ways to have a better conversation (link)
11/20 Unit 6 Arranging Meeting
Discuss Midterm Exam
2nd conditional 第二類條件句 (link)
11/27 Unit 7 Effective Marketing (Answer key to BB,  1/2/2024 Friday)
Metrics (link)
Turkey pardoning 2023 (link)
Thanksgiving tradition (Bookflix)
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade (link)
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2023 (full)
12/4 Quiz
Unit 7 Effective Marketing (page 69 -72)
Writing Tools (1)
Cambridge Learners’ Dictionary (link)
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (link)
Linggle (link)
Simple email sign-offs (link)
12/11 Writing Tools (2) Grammarly (link)
Quillbot (link)
ChatGPT (link)
12/18 Writing Tools (3) Coursera (link)
Small Talk: Conversation Starters (link)
– Small Talk: Conversation Starters (link)
– Speak English Professionally: In Person, Online & On the Phone
by Georgia Institute of Technology
12/25 Unit 14 Business Memos
1. (link) 2. (link)
Formal Email (link)
Unit 7 Effective Marketing (Answer key to BB,  1/2/2024 Friday) Return quizzes
1/1 Holiday (No Class) Unit 6, Unit 7, Unit 14 (only part 1), Handout (Email Etiquette)
1/8 Final Exam and Wrap-Up 1. BBC Learning English (Six Minute English, News Review, Podcast)
2. Coursera台大演講網 (link)
3. 台大演講網 (link)
4. Tools: Grammarly, ChatGPT



通識課程核心能力: 語言思辯表達、問題溝通解決

The syllabus is subject to change based on the progress and needs of the class.