2023 Spring: 四技通識 Technology Enhanced Language Learning


A tentative syllabus


課程名稱: Technology Enhanced Language Learning

授課教師: 賴淑麗 (Shu-li Sally Lai)


學分/時數: 2/2

E-mail: shulilai@gmail.com

Time: Wednesday (15:25 to 17: 10)

Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/nhs-ombq-sxy

Room: 視聽教室 Room 5

Classroomscreen: https://classroomscreen.com/

Link to your blog: Your Blog

Classroom materials

Free online materials (websites and tools)
該課程無須買課本, 教材全部是線上免費資源.

Classroom Evaluation

Assignments and Quizzes: 65%
Self-Directed Learning Plan:20%
Reflection Paper: 15%

Course Objective

課堂中將帶領體驗各類英語學習網站以及科技,並討論這些科技如何能幫我們提升英語能力或解決英文相關問題. 課程內容包含體驗線上聊天機器人,語音辨識, Podcast, 英文歌曲網站, 新聞網站, 以及世界著名之開放課程網站.

Term 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. Please submit (hand in) your assignments on time.
  3. Be in class on time.




  • Orientation to the class
2/22 #1 Greeting (due on 2/26 Sunday)
– Say hi to your readers and briefly introduce yourself. (50 words at least).
– Text and photo (required)
– Video (optional) Review the article we discussed today.
Preview Chapter 4 (p. 38 only): Vocabulary
An introduction to CALL (from An invitation to CALL) (2021) (link)
3/1 Topic 1: Vocabulary and writing tools

  • An introduction to CALL (from An invitation to CALL) (2021) (link) (Vocabulary, p. 38 only)
  • Easy editing with Grammarly – Grammarly Tutorial (link)
  • Grammarly (link)
  • Use Grammarly to check and revise your 1st post.
  • How to write a quality comment (link)
#2 Improve your 1st post and comment on your classmates’ blog posts.
1. Add the link to your blog (Grammarly)
2. Improve your 1st post.
3. Comment on 3 of your classmates’ 1st posts.
3/8 Topic 1: Vocabulary (review)
Learners’ dictionary, corpus tool, translator
#3 Hands-on Exercise 1
Please hand it in next week.
3/15 Topic 2: Listening & Speaking
– Check your assignment.
– Podcast: 好想講英文 (link)
– Add gadgets to your blog
# 4 好想講英文
1. Choose a topic of your interest and write down 10 sentences you learn and highlight the keywords. You can also add Chinese translation? Don’t forget to add the topic and the link to the episode you listen to.
2. Add at least 2 gadgets to your blog.
3/22 Topic 2: Listening & Speaking
– Learn English happily (graded stories) (link)
– How does a bank collapse in 48 hours? (link)
# 5 Online stories
Listen to One online story from learn English happily, summarize the stories, and provide a short comment (at least 60 words). Don’t forget to have the topic and embed the video at the top.
3/29 Quiz 1
– Sharing of your chosen story on your blog last week
– The Umbrella Man by Roald Dahl (Short Story) (link)
– Website version (link)
– Learn English through songs (link)
– Lyricstraining (link) also has app
– Genius.com (link)
#6 English song
–Find an English song that interests you.
–Post its lyrics, audio & video (if any) files on your blog
–Briefly introduce the song (Who is the singer? His/Her name and nationality?
–Three words you learned (with one example sentence each)
–Why do you like the song?
(60 words minimum)
4/5 Holiday (No Class)
4/12 Topic 3: English Songs
– Song sharing
4/19 Topic 4: Speaking
– Chatbot and English Learning
– Vocaroo (link) 錄音軟體
– Upload your speaking test files here (link)
– CoolEnglish (link)=> 課程專區(普高區)=> 口說區 => Coolebot => Invited talk
# 7 Chat with robot (Part 1, Chat 1, Chat 2, and Chat 3)
Chat 5 minutes per day, three times a week. Upload your file to the folder. 3 次聊天 (文字/Written) 5分鐘以上
Share your chat with us next week.
4/26 Topic 4: Speaking
Chatbot and English learning
#8 Chat with robot (Part 2, Chat 1, 2, 3)
5/3 Topic 5: Online News
– 6 Fetching News Article Resources for ESL Students Online (link)
– Breaking News English (link)
– News in Levels (link)
– Focus Taiwan (link)
– Natural Reader (link)
– TTS (CoolEnglish)
#10 News English
1. Read a piece of news from the websites we explored today.
2. Add the link to your blog
3. Underline 3 words you want to learn.
4. Look up the 3 words in the dictionary. List its definition and one example sentence for each.
Continue to chat with the robot (Part 2, Chat 4, 5, 6)
5/10 Topic 6: Internet and Academic English
– Academic Wordlist (link1, headword) (link2)
– MIT Open Courseware (link)
– Edx (link)
Final chat
Part 3: Chat 7, 8, 9
***Begin to prepare for your learning plan
5/17 Topic 6: Games for Learning English
Speaking Test
– Vocaroo (link) 錄音軟體
– Upload your speaking test files here (link)
Check your email for the template (self-direct learning)
5/24 – Self-Directed Learning Task (1) Alan, Gary, Dylan, Sara, Colin, Ryan
My study plan: Share your learning plan
5/31 – Self-Directed Learning Task (2) William, Jenny, Tina, Hank, Daniel, Jacob
My study plan: Share your learning plan
Guidelines for Reflection Paper (link)
6/7 – Self-Directed Learning Task (3) Sean, Maggy, Anna
– Input, Output, Interaction
6/14 Reflection Paper Due



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.