2023 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: 四技通識英文(三)

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 5

 Blog: link

Classroom materials

Online materials and handouts.

Classroom Evaluation

Assignments and Quizzes: 50%; Self-Directed Learning Task:15% Reflection Paper: 15%; TOEIC: 20%

Course Objective


In this one-semester class, students will be introduced to various technologies and online resources that can be used to enhance their listening, speaking, and writing abilities. Students will explore these resources and discuss how they could cater to their learning needs. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with some useful tools and be able to apply them to their future learning.

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 make-up tests, and late assignments will not be accepted.
  3. Please turn your cell phone to silent mode during class. Additionally, refrain from using your mobile phone during class, except for dictionary lookups or information searching.
  4. Remember to preview and review the class materials every week.





  • Orientation
  • Students sign the consent form
  • Background Questionnaire
An introduction to CALL (link)
Please preview Chapter 1.
9/20 – An introduction to CALL (from An invitation to CALL) (2021)
– Create your blog (submit the weekly assignment here)
What is a blog? (video) #1 Greetings
Introduce yourself to your readers in a clear and interesting way. Share a brief overview of who you are, your hobbies, and what makes you unique. Make sure to include a suitable photo of yourself alongside your introduction (60 words at least). Due on Sunday (midnight)
9/27 Listening &  Speaking (1)

  • Podcast: Six Minute English (link)
  • Listening
  • Mine the data
  • Vocabulary and phrase learning
10/4 Listening & Speaking (2)

  • TED Talk
  • Listening
  • Mine the data
  • Vocabulary and phrase learning
10/11 Listening & Speaking (3)

  • Text to speech (one paragraph)
  • Wordwall
  • Critical thinking
  • Thought sharing
10/18 Listen to write

  • Grammarly
  • Critical thinking
  • Thought sharing
10/25 Reading & Writing (1)

  • Online news
  • News in Level
  • VOA News
11/1 Reading & Writing (2)

  • CoolEnglish Writing Tools
11/8 Reading & Writing (3)

  • CoolEnglish Writing Tools

Midterm Week

11/15 AI & English Learning (1)

  • Open AI
  • Prompts
11/22 TOEIC 全校統一施測
11/29 AI & English Learning (2)

  • CoolE Bots
12/6 English for Specific Purposes

  • Open Courseware
  • EdX/Coursera
  • Academic Wordlist
12/13 Others

  • Online stories
  • Language games
  • Youtubers
12/20 Self-Directed Learning Task
My study plan: Share your learning plan
12/27 Self-Directed Learning Task
My study plan: Share your learning plan
  • Evaluation Questionnaire
  • Self-reflection paper due
  • TOEIC test (配合學校施測)
1/10 Wrap-up and follow-up interview



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.