2023 Fall: 四技通識 English 1


A tentative syllabus


課程名稱: 英文一

授課教師: 賴淑麗 (Shu-li Sally Lai)

授課班級: 四技通識英文(一)

學分/時數: 2/2

E-mail: shulilai@gmail.com

Time: Wednesday (13:30 to 15:15)

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

Room: 視聽教室 Room 7



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

Midterm: 20%, Final Exam: 20%, Quizzes and Assignments: 30%, Project: 20% TOEIC: 10% (配合高教深耕計畫)

Course Objective

In this one-year, four-skill integrated course, students will strengthen their language skills essential for college-level coursework. It covers skills and strategies for effective reading and writing, vocabulary building, critical thinking, and academic presentation. Students will be encouraged to discuss and write about the ideas they discover in readings to become better speakers and writers of English. Additionally, students will engage in a variety of activities, including discussions, 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.





9/13 Orientation
Background Questionnaire
9/20 Getting to Know Each Other
Icebreaker activities and team-building exercises
9/27 Chapter 1 Cultural Studies: The Lessons of Travel
10/4 Chapter 1 Cultural Studies: The Lessons of Travel
10/11 Chapter 1 Cultural Studies: The Lessons of Travel
10/18 TOEIC Test (全校大一統一施測)
10/25 Chapter 2 Multicultural Literature: Writing about Cultural Identity
11/1 Chapter 2 Multicultural Literature: Writing about Cultural Identity
11/8 Midterm Exam
11/15 Chapter 3 Health Science: High Tech, Low Tech, No Tech
11/22 Chapter 3 Health Science: High Tech, Low Tech, No Tech
11/29 Chapter 3 Health Science: High Tech, Low Tech, No Tech
12/6 Project Presentation
12/13 Project Presentation
12/20 Chapter 4 Education: The Task of the Teacher
12/27 Chapter 4 Education: The Task of the Teacher
1/3 Chapter 4 Education: The Task of the Teacher
1/10 Final Exam



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.