2024 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)

Class website: https://bb.ntub.edu.tw/

Room: 視聽教室 Room 7


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): 35%

Midterm Exam: 20%

Project: 20%
為配合高教深耕計畫,本課程實施英語文能力檢測 TOEIC(15%),口說(5%), 以及寫作練習(5%)

Course Objective

This year-long course integrates four key language skills to help students become more skilled and confident readers. While the main focus is on academic reading and building vocabulary, the class also encourages students to actively discuss and write about the ideas they discover in their readings. The goal is to improve their proficiency in English, enabling them to be better readers, speakers, and writers. To achieve these goals, the course incorporates various activities, including discussions, collaborative group tasks, and presentations.

Group Project

To be announced

Course Requirements

1. Participation and Attendance:
– If you must miss a class due to unavoidable circumstances (e.g., illness, injury, family emergency), please email me in advance.
– Late assignments or make-up tests will not be permitted.
2. Mobile Phone Usage:
– Please switch your mobile phone to silent mode during class. Unless it’s being used for dictionary lookup or information searching, kindly refrain from using it during class.
3. Quizzes:
– Regular quizzes will be conducted, covering materials from both textbooks and class presentations. It is advised to preview and review class materials every week to stay prepared.





2/21 Back to school Preview Chapter 6 Reading 1
BB Assignment
2/28 Holoday (No Class)
3/6 Chapter 6 Business: The changing workplace
Chapter 6 Business: The changing workplace
Reading 1: The one week job: 52 jobs in 52 weeks
Preview Chapter 6 Reading 2
BB Assignment
3/13 Chapter 6 Reading 1 (Exercise check)
Listening practice: TOEIC Part 1 (1st time Zuvio)
Chapter 6 Reading 2 (Warm-Up)
– 能力對照表 (link)
– 成績單 (link)
– 證書 (link)
– 測驗內容 (link)
– Converter (link)
– Please read Unit 6.2 again and finish the exercises.
– BB (Labeling Exercises) p. 133
3/20 Reading 2: Flip flops and facebook breaks: Millennials enter the workplace (BB group discussion)
More discussion and check exercises
– Preview Unit 6 Reading 3 (Be ready for a T &F question test)
– Vocabulary Test (Unit 6 Reading 1 & 2)
– Finish the exercises from Unit 6 Reading 2 (p. 141 to p. 144). We will check the exercises before the vocabulary test next week).
3/27 Chapter 6 Reading 2: Flip flops and facebook breaks: Millennials enter the workplace (Check and discuss the exercises)
Writing Assignments for Spring Break
1. Writing Assignments for Spring Break
2. Finish the exercises (Chapter 6.3) p. 141 to 143.
3. Preview Chapter 6.3 and finish the exercises.
4/3 Spring Break (No class) Writing Assignments for Spring Break
4/10 Chapter 6 Reading 3: Eight Keys to employability
4/17 Midterm
4/24 Project Guidelines
Term Project
5/1 TOEIC Test (Computer Lab)
5/8 Chapter 9 Peace Studies: The change makers
5/15 Chapter 9 Peace Studies: The change makers
5/22 Project Presentation G1, G2
5/29 Project Presentation G3, G4, G5
6/5 Project Presentation G6, G7
6/12 Email etiquette
6/19 Wrap-Up



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.