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

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

Midterm: 20%, Quizzes and Assignments: 50%, 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 好想講英文 (link)
視訊會議 (link)
Be ready for the vocabulary test.
10/11 Chapter 1 Cultural Studies: The Lessons of Travel – Cambridge Learners’ Dictionary (link)
– TOEIC (link)
– 學生資訊系統=> 語言線上測試平台(New)=> 兩回 (3 times)
– TOEIC test next week. (請自備2B黑色鉛筆以及橡皮擦畫卡)
10/18 TOEIC Test (全校大一統一施測)
Vocabulary Note (Hand it in)
請帶鉛筆/橡皮擦畫卡 Preview Chapter 3.1 and be ready for a T & F quiz.
10/25 Chapter 3.1 Robots improve health care, helping doctors, nurses, and patient
11/1 Chapter 3.1 Robots improve health care, helping doctors, nurses, and patient Be ready for a vocabulary test
11/8 Chapter 3.3 Water is shown to help people lose weight
11/15 Midterm Exam
11/22 Presentation Skills (1)
Lyricstraining (link)
11/29 Presentation Skills (2)
12/6 Chapter 5.1 Types of Intelligence
12/13 G1: Try everything by Shakira (link)
G2: Demons by Imagine dragons (link) (link)
12/20 G3: Permission to dance by BTS (link)
G4: We are the world by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie (link)
G5: Some things never change by Kristen Bell,Idina Menzel,Josh Gad,Jonathan Groff (link)
12/27 G6: Love yourself by Justin Bieber (link 1, link 2)
G7: How long will I love you by Ellie Goulding (link)
G8: Someone you loved by Lewis Capaldi (link)
E-card (link1)
1/3 Email Etiquette and form (link)
Please bring your book next week.
1/10 Wrap-Up and Winter Assignments
2/19 Beginning of School
Longman textbook:
A. Chapter 3.2 A Simple Diagnosis
B. Chapter 4..1 Bloom’s Taxonomy
C. Chapter 4.3 A Teacher’s Lasting Impression
1. Lyricstraining (link)
2. 好想講英文 (link)
3. BBC Learning English (Six Minute EnglishNews ReviewPodcast)
4. 台大演講網 (link)



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.