2023 Spring: 四技通識 English 2


A tentative syllabus


課程名稱: 英文 (二)

授課教師: 賴淑麗 (Shu-li Sally Lai)

授課班級: 四技通識

學分/時數: 2/2

E-mail: shulilai@gmail.com

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

Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/myp-drcw-vbs

Room: 視聽教室 Room 7

SKELL: https://skell.sketchengine.eu/

Linggle: http://tequila.nlplab.cc:3000/

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: 15% Project: 20% TOEIC:15%

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 anounced.

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.




2/15 Back to school
2/22 Guidelines for academic presentation
8 secrets of success (link)
Inside the mind of a master procrastinator (link)
3/1 Guidelines for academic presentation 1. Review the handout
2. Choose a topic of your interest and upload the good sentences to BB (format).
3/8 Chapter 5.1 Types of Intelligence
How to Talk to Cashier in English (link)
Review “How to talk to cashier in English.”
Finish the exercises (Chapter 5.1)
3/15 Chapter 5.2 Transforming students’ motivation to learn
Quiz 2
3/22 Chapter 5.2 Transforming students’ motivation to learn
Quiz 3
Chapter 6.1 The one week job: 52 jobs in 52 weeks
3/29 Chapter 6.1 The one week job: 52 jobs in 52 weeks
4/5 Holiday (No Class)
4/12 Midterm Exam
4/19 Presentation Skills (1)
4/26 The Power of Words: 6 Public Speaking Tips (link)
How to speak so people want to listen? (link)
Tips for effective group working (link)
1. Begin to work on your group project
2. Watch the videos and read the article. Pay attention to these tips.
5/3 TOEIC Test (15%) 請自備耳機 (承曦樓702)
5/10 Chapter 8.2 The best way to structure a speech
Presentation Skills
Hands-on Exercise 4
Interview (invited)
5/17 G1: Singapore (Lily, Lora, Rebecca, Taylor, Angela, Wynn)
G2: Italy (Leo, Crystal, Ivy, Alicia, Walle, Helen)
5/24 G3: Sweden (Emily, Kelly, Elane, Lulu, Sharon)
G4: France (Anna, Ted, Amy, Nancy, Sky)
5/31 G5: Finland (Penny, Ada, Anila, Benny, Betty, Una)
G6: Germany (Willie, Sherry, Yuting, Anny, Vivi)
Bring your text book next week.
6/7 Email Writing (link 1) (link 2worksheet) (link 3)
Vocabulary Learning Habit (post)
Email Writing on BB:
6/10 (Saturday) Time: 23:30
6/14 Wrap-up
黃仁勳在台大2023年畢業典禮致詞 (link)
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

We’ll adjust the schedule as we go along.