2023 Spring: 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 16:15)

Google Meet: link

Room: 視聽教室 Room 7

Classroomscreen: https://classroomscreen.com/

Cambridge Learners’ Dictionary (link)

Classroom materials

1. Longman Academic Reading Series: Reading Skills for College (2), published by Pearson Education, Inc. (2014)
2. Online materials and handouts.

Classroom Evaluation

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

Course Objective

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

Participation and Attendance
1. If you have to miss a class for an unavoidable reason (e.g., sick leave, injury, family emergency), please email me in advance.
2. No late assignments or make-up tests will be allowed.
3. Please switch your mobile phone to silent mode during class time. Unless it’s used for dictionary lookup or for information searching, please don’t use your mobile phone during class time.
4. There will be quizzes and exams based on the materials in the textbooks and the materials presented in class. Please preview and review the class materials every week.




2/13 Back to School
Chapter 3.3 Water is shown to help people lose weight
2/20 Quiz 1
Chapter 4.1 Bloom’s Taxonomy
好想講英文 (link)
Convenience store (link)
Slam Dunk Contest (link) (link)
Focus Taiwan (link)
Review Chapter 4.1 Bloom’s Taxonomy
Explore the YouTube channel 好想講英文
Review Convenience Store
2/27 Holiday (No Class)
3/6 Quiz 2 (Convenience store & Chapter 4.1)
Chapter 5.1 Types of Intelligence
7 Common Business Idioms/好想講英文 (link)
3/13 Quiz 3
Chapter 5.1 Types of Intelligence
Chapter 5.2 Transforming students’ motivation to learn
2023 WBC Highlights (link)
3/20 Quiz 4
Chapter 5.2 Transforming students’ motivation to learn
Grit: The power of passion and perseverance (link)
Chapter 6.1 The one week job: 52 jobs in 52 weeks
3/27 Chapter 6.1 The one week job: 52 jobs in 52 weeks
Learn English Happily (link)
4/3 Holiday (No Class)
4/10 Midterm Exam
4/17 Guideline for the group project
4/24 Presentation Skill
Talk 1:
Talk 2: link
5/1 Chapter 8.2 The best way to structure a speech
How to speak so people want to listen? (link)
Your body language may shape who you are (link)
5/8 Chapter 8.1 The power of public speech
Barack Obama graduation speech: Arizona State University (link)
Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address (link)
5/15 Project 1 (Germany, Iceland, Sweden)
Natural Reader (link)
Grammarly (link)
QuillBot (link)
5/22 Project 2 (Switzerland, UK, Netherlands)
5/29 Project 3 (South Korea, Japan)
黃仁勳在台大2023年畢業典禮致詞 (link)
台大演講網 (link)
MIT Open Courseware (link)
6/5 Project 4 (New Zealand)
Email Etiquette (link 1) (link 2, worksheet) (link 3)
統測/插大準備: 技專院校入學測驗中心 (link)
Email Writing on BB:
6/10 (Saturday) Time: 23:30
6/12 Email writing (print it out)
Wrap-up/Check your grades



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We’ll adjust the schedule as we go along.