Courses

2024 Spring: 四技通識選修 Technology-Enhanced English Learning

國立台北商業大學112學年度第2學期教學計劃表

A tentative syllabus

 

課程名稱: 科技輔助英語學習 Technology-Enhanced English Learning

授課教師: 賴淑麗 (Shu-li Sally Lai)

授課班級: 四技通識選修

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%

Project: 20%

Participation: 10%

Course Objective

本課程將介紹同學們實用,好用的數位英語學習工具和以及網站,以提昇英語學習興趣以及學習效率。
工具內容包含聽力、口語、閱讀、以及寫作的免費優質資源。修完這門課程的同學,未來可以很有效率的自學英文,繼續增進自我英語能力。科技日新月異,尤其是AI一日千里,許多新的英語學習資源陸續問世。如果你對英語學習有興趣,歡迎加入我們。本課程包含的工具如下:
1. 使用AI工具幫我們修正英文寫作 (TOEIC英文改錯系統, Grammarly, ChatGPT等工具)
2. 運用語音識工具以及聊天機器人來改善或加強英語發音和口語表達
3. 運用Podcast和TED影片來訓練聽力, 並增強單字力以及口說能力
4. 新聞英文網站(符合學生程度及需求, 可以輕鬆學英文的新聞網站)
5. 線上短篇小說 (有趣的繪本, 小說)
6. 其他

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. Assignments and Quizzes:
– We do not have written midterm exam or final exam, but we do have regular assignments and quizzes. Need to be prepare and hand in your assignments on time.

Date

Content

Activities

Assignments

2/21 – Orientation
– Get to know each other
2/28 Holiday (No Class) Cambridge Learners’ Dictionary (link)
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (link)
3/6 News English
1. http://www.coolenglish.edu.tw
2. Google bloggar
3. News English
Voice of America:
https://learningenglish.voanews.com/
#1 Greeting post (free in length)
#2 News English
Read a piece of news, identify three words you wish to learn, and then summarize the news in three to five sentences.(due on Sunday)
3/13 News English
Voice of America (VOA)
– Link (link)
– About (link)
– Test your English Level
– English in a Minute (link)
Six Minute English (link)
Vocabulary for News and Media (link)
TOEIC
– 能力對照表 (link)
– 成績單 (link)
– 證書 (link)
– 測驗內容 (link)
– Converter (link)
News English: Vocabulary (Part 1)
1. Explore the two news websites and read sections (articles/topics) of your interests.
2. Be ready for the vocabulary test next week.
– General Media Vocabualry (20 keywords)
– The activites will help.
– Look up the words in the learners’ dictionary will help as well.
3/20 Vocabulary Learning
Audio/Text/Video
Vocabulary Games
#3 Listen to the talk: AI時代的英語學習力》(link)
and share your thoughts:
– Your main takeaways from the talk
– How AI may impact English learning
– the most surprising facts you learned
– How AI may impact your English learning or learning in general.
Length: Free in lenghth
Due on Sunday.
3/27 AI & Language Learning (1)
TTS
News in Level (link)
Explore TTS and see how it can help your English learning.
4/3 Spring Break
4/10 AI & Lanugage Learning (2) WordWall Exercises:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/16PIueTcflEXs4VslHAB6DbNl7qI-7z_-yytX1sFzfx8/edit
#4 ChatGPT: Provide 1 example about how you use the prompt to help your English learning. 
In your blog, please indicate:
– Your Prompt:
– Your results: Share the responses generated by ChatGPT based on your provided prompt.
– Comments on the Results: Reflect on the quality and effectiveness of the responses. Provide feedback on how well ChatGPT fulfilled the given task. (how do you like your responses)
# 4.1 WordWall Exercises
Due on Sunday
4/17 AI & Language Learning (3) #5 ChatGPT (more prompts)
– Try some prompts (features) we explore today and see how they can help
– Provide 1 example about how you use the prompt to help your English learning.
– Provide your evaluation, experience, observation, and feedback.
4/24 AI & Language Learning (4) Vocaroo (link) #6 Try a poem (20% + 80%)
1. Title
2. Text
3. Auidio file 1 (your choice, speed, male, female)
4. Aidop file 2 (your own voice) https://vocaroo.com/
5/1 AI & Language Learning (5) #7 Invited Talk
The career I’m interested in. Submit your work to gooogle drive (Due on Monday)
Print out a hard copy next week.
5/8 AI & Language Learning (6) #8 Famous People
5/15 YouTube and Language Learning
Language Reactor (link)
Guideline for the Project Sharing
Video 1 How to organize main idea (link)
Part 1 (Use plain langauge) (link)
Part 2 (Use concise sentence) (link)
Part 3: Use logical main points (link)
Part 4: Backing Up What You Say (link)
Listen to the 5 video clips.
5/22 Pressentation 1: Ken
My ET (link)
ASR
Quiz
#9 My ET
5/29 Presentation 2:
Betty
Amy
Angela
Add the link, app, website to your blog.
6/5 Presentation 3
Ivy
Sherry
Mia
Begin to work on your reflection paper
6/12 Open Source
Wrap-Up
#10 Reflection Paper (Due on 6/15, upload to BB please)
6/19 Final Discussion

以上所有課程每堂課皆對應以下指標:

校核心能力外語能力、專業素養

通識課程核心能力: 語言思辯表達、問題溝通解決


Note.
The syllabus is subject to change based on the progress and needs of the class.

2024 Spring: 四技通識 English 2

國立台北商業大學112學年度第2學期教學計劃表

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.

Date

Content

Activities

Assignments

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)
TOEIC
– 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)
Quiz
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
Hand-in your outline next week (print out)
5/1 TOEIC Test (Computer Lab)
中正紀念館第五視聽教室中正紀念館第五視聽教室
1st outline due (hard-copy)
5/8 Presentation Skills (1)
Discuss your outline
Video 1 How to organize main idea (link)
Part 1 (Use plain langauge) (link)
Part 2 (Use concise sentence) (link)
Part 3: Use logical main points (link)
Part 4: Backing Up What You Say (link)
2nd outline with more details (hard-copy)
1. Outline
2. Explantion &. Examples
***Group 1 & G2 You need to work on the talkscript this week. Need to submit your files 2 days before the presentation.
5/15 Presentation Skills (2)
5/22 G1 Vietnam, by Kate, Austin, Yuni, Camellia, Bill
G2 Denmark, by Mason, Hebe, Jason, Ashley, Nora, Luna
5/29 G3 China, by Orchei, Gina, Iris, Judy, Kristina
G4 Japan, by Patrick, Jane, Steven, Judy Lai, Jenny, Erin
6/5 G5 Switzerland, by Wayne, Daniela, Eva, Selina, Cindy
G6 French, by Chris, Nita, Linda, Malcolm, Sharon
Les Misérables | Do You Hear the People Sing? (link)
Le Temps des cathedrales (link)
Language reactor
Evaluation for all the courses and TA.
6/12 More discussion on presentation skills (feedback)
6/19 Wrap-Up
Check your scores
Email Etiquette next semester

以上所有課程每堂課皆對應以下指標:

校核心能力外語能力、專業素養

通識課程核心能力: 語言思辯表達、問題溝通解決


Note.
The syllabus is subject to change based on the progress and needs of the class.

2024 Spring: 二技資管一甲 English

國立台北商業大學112學年度第2學期教學計劃表

A tentative syllabus

 

課程名稱: 英文

授課教師: 賴淑麗 (Shu-li Sally Lai)

授課班級: 二技資管一甲

學分/時數: 2/2

E-mail: shulilai@gmail.com

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

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

Room: 視聽教室 Room 7

Cambridge Learners’ Dictionay: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/

 CoolEnglish: https://www.coolenglish.edu.tw/

Classroom materials

Joseph Henley (2015) Successful Business Writing (1), published by Cengage. 敦煌書局代理 (500*85%=425)

Classroom Evaluation

Quizzes & Assignments (in-class & after-class): 50%

Midterm Exam: 20%

Final Exam: 20%

Participation: 10%

Course Objective

In this one-semester course, students will learn essential business-related vocabulary, grammar rules, and sentence structures applicable to the business world. They will also practice reading articles and composing letters to enhance their business communication and writing skills. Class activities include reading, vocabulary learning, speaking, and writing exercises. Students will be introduced to some AI writing tools. By the end of the semester, students will be familiar with key terms, subjects, and skills relevant to today’s business environment.

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 textbook and class presentations. It is advised to preview and review class materials every week to stay prepared.

Date

Content

Activities

Assignments

2/20 Orientation
Background Questionnaire
2/27 Unit 1 Introduction Read the email on page 10, and raise 1 or 2 questions on Blackboard as a group (due on Saturday)
3/5 Unit 1 Introduction Finish Unit 1 Reading 2 by yourself.
– Grammar, sentence structure
– Vocabulary
Read the letter of application on page 20, and raise 1 or 2 questions on Blackboard as a group (due on Saturday)
3/12 Unit 1 Introduction
TOEIC (Part 1)
TOEIC
– 能力對照表 (link)
– 成績單 (link)
– 證書 (link)
– 測驗內容 (link)
– Converter (link)
1. Read Unit 2 Reading 1 again (p.20) and finish the exercises on page 21 and page 22.
2. Dictionary Exercises: Look up 3 vocabulary (word or phrases) you would like to learn. Please include: Chinese, English definition, Part-of-Speech, and 1-2 good example sentences from the dictioanries. (upload to BB, individual work, due on Saturday)
3/19 Unit 2 Letter of Application Peview Unit 2 Reading 2 (p. 23)
Be ready for a vocabulary test (Unit 1 & Unit 2)
3/26 Unit 2 Letter of Application Finish the exercises (Unit 2.2) (p. 24 & p. 25)
Preview Unit 5.1 (p. 49 & p. 50)
4/2 Unit 5 Project Management
T & F questions on Unit 5.1
Some strategies for Part 1
TOEIC (Part 1) 2nd time
– Review Unit 5 (Reading one)
– Finish the exercise
– Be ready for a vocabulary test next week. (Unit 5.1)
– Preview Unit 5 Reading 2
4/9 Unit 5 Project Management
4/16 Midterm
4/23 Discuss your Midterm
Writing Tools (1): Learners’ dictionary & Grammarly
Computer Lab (承曦樓708)
4/30 Unit 6 Arranging Meetings
Writing Tools (2): ChatGPT and English Learning
Computer Lab (承曦樓708)
5/7 Unit 6 Arranging Meetings
Writing Tools (3): ChatGPT and English Learning
Computer Lab (承曦樓708)
5/14 Unit 7 Effective Marketing
Writing Tools (4): Chatbot and English Learning
Computer Lab (承曦樓708)
5/21 Chapter 6.2 Arranging Meeting Preview Chapter 7.1 and Finish the exercise
5/28 Chapter 7.1 Effective Marketing Part 1 Use plain langauge (link)
Part 2 Use concise sentence (link)
Part 3: Use logical main points (link)
Part 4: Backing Up What You Say (link)
Part 5: How to speak with conviction (link)
  • Review and finish the rest of the exercise  (7.1)
  • Watch the five Youtube Videos
  • Be ready for a quiz (p. 69) and T & F Questions from the five videos.
6/4 Unit 7.1 Effective Marketing Discussion on the videos
6/11 Email Etequette (Class handout)
Wrap-Up
6/18 Check your Scores
Final Exam

以上所有課程每堂課皆對應以下指標:

校核心能力外語能力、專業素養

通識課程核心能力: 語言思辯表達、問題溝通解決


Note.
The syllabus is subject to change based on the progress and needs of the class.

2024 Spring: 五專財金四甲 English 4

國立台北商業大學112學年度第2學期教學計劃表

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: 3/2

E-mail: shulilai@gmail.com

Time: Monday (13:30 to 16:15)

Blackboard: https://bb.ntub.edu.tw/

Room: 視聽教室 Room 7

Classroomscreen: link

好想講英文 (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): 55%

Midterm Exam: 20%

Three-Minute Talk: 15%

Participation: 10%

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

Three-Minute Talk

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.

Date

Content

Activities

Assignments

2/19 Back to school
1. Your winter break sharing (Padlet)
2. 英語能力對照表 (link)
3. Score converter (link)
好想講英文 (link)
https://www.youtube.com/@StudioClassroomofficial
– Preview Chapter 6, Reading 1 (p. 132) and post your questions on BB (discussion board) before Friday (midnight).
– Be ready to share your group questions next Monday.
– Create a Padlet account using school email, and choose the basic membership. (free)
– Arrange your seating for next week and find a good study partner.
2/26 Chapter 6 Business: The changing workplace
Reading 1: The one week job: 52 jobs in 52 weeks
– Preview Chapter 6, Reading 2 (p. 140) and post your questions on BB (discussion board) before Friday (midnight).
3/4 Chapter 6 Business: The changing workplace
Reading 1: The one week job: 52 jobs in 52 weeks
Listening practice: TOEIC Part 1 (Zuvio) 1st time
– Labeling Exercises (as a group)
3/11 Chapter 6 Business: The changing workplace
Discussion on the exercises
Review Chapter 6.2 and finish th exercises.
3/18 Reading 2: Flip flops and facebook breaks: Millennials enter the workplace
Listening practice: TOEIC Part 2 (Zuvio, 1st time)
Review Reading 1 & Reading 2 (Vcoabulary Test Next Week)
Preview Reading 3 (BB Assignments)
3/25 Reading 3: Eight Keys to Employability
Vocabulary Test
Finish the exercises
4/1 Reading 3: Eight Keys to Employability
TOEIC (Part 2): Question and Response (Strategies) (2nd time)
Be Ready for T & F Questions
4/8 Reading 3: Eight Keys to Employability
Check the exercises
Review
TED Talk (link)
Why 30 is not the new 20? (link)
4/15 Midterm
4/22 Discuss Midterm
Three-Minute Talk Guidelines (topic)
Please finalized your topic by 4/28/2024 
Link to your topic (link)
4/29 Organizing a 3-minute talk
Writing Tools (to suggest, proofread, and give you feedback)
Video 1 How to organize main idea (link)
Part 1 (Use plain langauge) (link)
Part 2 (Use concise sentence) (link)
Part 3: Use logical main points (link)
Part 4: Backing Up What You Say (link)
5/6 Chapter 9 Peace Studies: The change makers
Text to Speech (to practice your pronunciation)
Draw lots to decide the presentation sequence
5/5 (Outline and example due): upload to BB and hand in one hard copy.
5/12 1st draft due: upload to BB.
5/13 Improve your outline
Proofread your talk scripts
Practice your scripts
Pratice and minor revision Grammarly
Text to Speech
5/20 Three-Minute Talk (2) N=24
5/27 Three-Minute Talk (3) N=24
6/3 Email Etiquette
1. Link 1: How to email a professor (wikiHow) (link)
2. Link 2: An email to your professor (link)
3. Link 3 (link)
TED Talk (More discussion)
TED Talk (link)
Why 30 is not the new 20? (link)
6/10 Holiday (No Class)
6/17 Wrap-Up

以上所有課程每堂課皆對應以下指標:

校核心能力外語能力、專業素養

通識課程核心能力: 語言思辯表達、問題溝通解決


Note.
The syllabus is subject to change based on the progress and needs of the class.

2023 Fall English 3 Blog

Blog (English 3, Fall, 2023)

Class Name Name URL
1 四技企管二乙 陳子樊 Elane https://elane7an.blogspot.com
2 四技企管二甲 林芳華 Ivy https://LinHua4501.blogspot.com
3 四技企管二甲 粘惠婷 Betty https://huiting1001.blogspot.com
4 四技企管二甲 田靜宜 Amy https://tientien0404.blogspot.com
5 四技財金二甲 林姿妘 Angela https://ziyunlin.blogspot.com
6 四技財金二甲 莊忻穎 Sherry https://sin1216yin.blogspot.com
7 四技財金二甲 林育茹 Ada https://yurulin0504.blogspot.com
8 四技財金二甲 阮玉霸王 Ted https://teddatedd.blogspot.com
9 四技財稅二乙 楊雅絜 CoCo https://blog11043082.blogspot.com
10 四技財稅二乙 簡語霈 Penny https://11143072.blogspot.com
11 四技財稅二甲 鄭筠潔 Sky https://skycheng1717.blogspot.com
12 四技財稅二甲 陳佳琪 Alicia https://ALICIASBLOGGGGGG.blogspot.com
13 四技財稅二甲 李靜怡 Lily https://lily11031103.blogspot.com
14 四技財稅二甲 吳品嫺 Crystal https://crystal0806.blogspot.com
15 四技財稅二甲 盧靜萱 Anny https://annylu1014.blogspot.com
16 四技財稅二甲 劉馨潞 Lulu https://luluuuu23.blogspot.com
17 四技商務二乙 許舒涵 Helen https://helen123aaa306.blogspot.com
18 四技商務二甲 蕭嘉材 Taylor https://tayloor03.blogspot.com
19 四技商務二甲 邵家楹 Una https://unaying1205.blogspot.com
20 四技商務二甲 鄭秀美 Emily https://xiumei0429.blogspot.com
21 四技商務二甲 彭郁媗 Anna https://yu1025.blogspot.com
22 四技會資二乙 胡芷翎 Vivi https://vivivivi1215.blogspot.com
23 四技會資二乙 洪子苓 Lora https://zerooo456.blogspot.com
24 四技會資二乙 李嘉倩 Kelly https://kellylee0505.blogspot.com
25 四技會資二甲 陳智傑 Leo https://leo-the-artist.blogspot.com
26 四技會資二甲 陳柏丞 Benny https://BennyChen11.blogspot.com
27 四技會資二甲 田旻卉 Nancy https://1141013.blogspot.com
28 四技資管二甲 何國瑋 Walle https://walle4561.blogspot.com
29 四技資管二甲 沈宛宣 Sharon https://wanxuan173.blogspot.com
30 四技資管二甲 柯妤蓁 Rebecca https://rebecca1104.blogspot.com
31 四技資管二甲 趙明威 Willie https://mingwei0826.blogspot.com
32 四技資管二甲 王暘嘉 Anila https://yanjiablog.blogspot.com
33 四技資管二甲 黃政 Wynn https://wynnsohigh.blogspot.com

2023 Fall: 四技通識 English 3

國立台北商業大學112學年度第1學期教學計劃表

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

本課程在引導學生善用科技以及網路英語學習資源,有效提升英語聽、說、讀、寫之相關能力,並激發其學習意願。修完此課程之學生,將能有效運用科技以及線上資源,解決自我英語學習相關之問題,期能達到獨立學習以及終生學習之目的。

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.

Date

Content

Activities

Assignments

9/13
  • 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 Podcast (1)

  • Podcast: Six Minute English (link)
  • Listening
  • Mine the data
  • Vocabulary and phrase learning
– A list of podcast (link) #2 Six Minute English (1)
– Listen to the podcast at least 2 times.
– Look at 5 words that you found challenging.
– Information to put
POS (Part of Speech)
Definition (either in English or Chinese)
A good example for each of the words.
10/4 Podcast (2)

  • All Ears English (link)
  • AEE 1248: Feeling Sick? How to Ask to Leave Work Early in English (link)
  • Listening practice
  • Mine the data
  • Vocabulary and phrase learning
– Some discussion about chatbot chatbots (link) #3 All Ears English
Explore All Ears English and select an episode that interests you. List three to 5  words, phrases, or sentences that you’ve learned.
10/11 Speaking (1)

  • Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR)
  • Thought sharing
  • Add gadgets to your blog
CoolEnglish (link) #4 Speaking Exercises
Finish the speaking exercises (due 10/15 Sunday, 23:59).
Let’s speak English (Level 2) => Lesson 2: The interview
10/18 Speaking (2)

  • CoolE Bot
#5 Chatbot 1
Chat with 3 selected bots (career).
10/25 Speaking (3)

  • CoolE Bot
#6 Chatbot 2
Chat with 2 selected bots (famous people).
11/1 News English
– 6 Fetching News Article Resources for ESL Students Online (link)
– Breaking News English (link)
– News in Levels (link)
– Focus Taiwan (link)
#7 News Read a piece of news from the websites we explored today.
2. Add the link to your blog (indicate the source).
3. You can either summarize the news or comment on the news (100 words, at least). Due on Sunday.
11/8 News English
– BBC Learning English=> News Review (link)
– VOA Learning English => Voice of America (link)
#8 Add at least three gadgets to your blogs.
– Dictionaries
– News
– Vocabulary
– My friends’ blog
– Podcast/Radio etc…
11/15 Writing (1)
Grammarly (link)
Quillbot (link)
ChatGPT (link)
#9 Writing tools

  • Explore the tools we introduced today: Grammarly, Quillbot, and ChatGPT.
  • Use the tools to revise Assignment 1 (Greetings) or Assignment 7 (News).
  • Indicate Version 1, Version 2, and which tools you used.
  • Indicate your sequence:A. B. C.
11/22 TOEIC 全校統一施測
11/29 English for Specific Purposes

  • Open Courseware
  • EdX/Coursera
  • Academic Wordlist
Coursera: Speak English Professionally: In Person, Online & On the Phone
by Georgia Institute of Technology
Small Talk: Conversation Starters (link)
#10 Coursera
Finish the Week 1 material and be ready for a quiz next week.
– Small Talk
– Elevator Speech
Begin to work on your term project.
12/6
  • Others
  • Academic Wordlist (link1), headword (link2)
  • 每周新聞英文 (link)
Academic Wordlist (link1), headword (link2)
12/13 Self-Directed Learning Task (9)
My study plan: Share your learning plan
12/20 Self-Directed Learning Task (9)
My study plan: Share your learning plan
12/27 Self-Directed Learning Task (9)
My study plan: Share your learning plan
1/3 Self-Directed Learning Task (6)
Wrap-Up
Evaluation Questionnaire
1/10 Self-Reflection Due (paper-based and file on BB)

以上所有課程每堂課皆對應以下指標:

校核心能力外語能力、專業素養

通識課程核心能力: 語言思辯表達、問題溝通解決


Note.
The syllabus is subject to change based on the progress and needs of the class.

2023 Fall: 四技通識 English 1

國立台北商業大學112學年度第1學期教學計劃表

A tentative syllabus

 

課程名稱: 英文一

授課教師: 賴淑麗 (Shu-li Sally Lai)

授課班級: 四技通識英文(一)

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

Classroomscreen: link

 

Classroom materials

  1. Longman Academic Reading Series: Reading Skills for College (2), published by Pearson Education, Inc. (2014) NT 485 (原價570) 東華書局代理 (黃政瑋先生 0912-278-109; 02-2311-4027)
  2. Online materials and handouts.

Classroom Evaluation

Midterm: 20%, Quizzes and Assignments: 50%, Project: 20%, TOEIC: 10% (配合高教深耕計畫)

Course Objective

In this one-year, four-skill integrated course, students will strengthen their language skills essential for college-level coursework. It covers skills and strategies for effective reading and writing, vocabulary building, critical thinking, and academic presentation. Students will be encouraged to discuss and write about the ideas they discover in readings to become better speakers and writers of English. Additionally, students will engage in a variety of activities, including discussions, group activities, and group presentations.

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 late assignments or make-up tests.
  3. Please turn your cell phone to silent mode during class. Please do not use your mobile phone during class unless it is for dictionary lookup or information searching.
  4. There will be quizzes and exams based on the materials presented in class and in the textbooks. Please preview and review the class materials every week.

Date

Content

Exercise

Assignments

9/13 Orientation
Background Questionnaire
9/20 Getting to Know Each Other
Icebreaker activities and team-building exercises
9/27 Chapter 1 Cultural Studies: The Lessons of Travel
10/4 Chapter 1 Cultural Studies: The Lessons of Travel 好想講英文 (link)
視訊會議 (link)
Be ready for the vocabulary test.
10/11 Chapter 1 Cultural Studies: The Lessons of Travel – Cambridge Learners’ Dictionary (link)
– TOEIC (link)
– 學生資訊系統=> 語言線上測試平台(New)=> 兩回 (3 times)
– TOEIC test next week. (請自備2B黑色鉛筆以及橡皮擦畫卡)
10/18 TOEIC Test (全校大一統一施測)
Vocabulary Note (Hand it in)
請帶鉛筆/橡皮擦畫卡 Preview Chapter 3.1 and be ready for a T & F quiz.
10/25 Chapter 3.1 Robots improve health care, helping doctors, nurses, and patient
11/1 Chapter 3.1 Robots improve health care, helping doctors, nurses, and patient Be ready for a vocabulary test
11/8 Chapter 3.3 Water is shown to help people lose weight
11/15 Midterm Exam
11/22 Presentation Skills (1)
Lyricstraining (link)
11/29 Presentation Skills (2)
12/6 Chapter 5.1 Types of Intelligence
12/13 G1: Try everything by Shakira (link)
G2: Demons by Imagine dragons (link) (link)
12/20 G3: Permission to dance by BTS (link)
G4: We are the world by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie (link)
G5: Some things never change by Kristen Bell,Idina Menzel,Josh Gad,Jonathan Groff (link)
12/27 G6: Love yourself by Justin Bieber (link 1, link 2)
G7: How long will I love you by Ellie Goulding (link)
G8: Someone you loved by Lewis Capaldi (link)
E-card (link1)
1/3 Email Etiquette and form (link)
Quiz
Please bring your book next week.
1/10 Wrap-Up and Winter Assignments
2/19 Beginning of School
Longman textbook:
A. Chapter 3.2 A Simple Diagnosis
B. Chapter 4..1 Bloom’s Taxonomy
C. Chapter 4.3 A Teacher’s Lasting Impression
1. Lyricstraining (link)
2. 好想講英文 (link)
3. BBC Learning English (Six Minute EnglishNews ReviewPodcast)
4. 台大演講網 (link)

以上所有課程每堂課皆對應以下指標:

校核心能力外語能力、專業素養

通識課程核心能力: 語言思辯表達、問題溝通解決


Note.
The syllabus is subject to change based on the progress and needs of the class.

2023 Fall: 五專財金四甲 English 4

國立台北商業大學112學年度第1學期教學計劃表

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)

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

Room: 視聽教室 Room 7

Classroomscreen: link

English Central: link

Classroom materials

  1. Longman Academic Reading Series: Reading Skills for College (2), published by Pearson Education, Inc. (2014) NT 485 (原價570) 東華書局代理 (黃政瑋先生 0912-278-109; 02-2311-4027)
  2. EnglishCentral: https://www.englishcentral.com/browse/videos

Classroom Evaluation

Midterm: 20%, Quizzes and Assignments: 50%, Project: 20%, Participation: 10%

Course Objective

In this one-year, four-skill integrated course, students will strengthen their language skills essential for college-level coursework. It covers skills and strategies for effective reading and writing, vocabulary building, critical thinking, and academic presentation. Students will be encouraged to discuss and write about the ideas they discover in readings to become better speakers and writers of English. Additionally, students will engage in a variety of activities, including discussions, group activities, and group presentations.

Group Project

To be announced

Course Requirements

  1. Please arrive in class on time.
  2. 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.
  3. There will be no make-up tests, and late assignments will not be accepted.
  4. 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.
  5. Quizzes and exams will be based on the materials presented in class and in the textbooks. Remember to preview and review the class materials every week.

Date

Content

Activities

Assignments

9/11 Orientation
Background Questionnaire
Preview Chapter 1.1.
9/18 Reading One: Tony the traveller
TOEIC (link)
Review Chapter 1.1
9/25 Reading One: Tony the traveller
TOEIC (link)
Tools you need to know
1. Cambridge Learners’ Dictionary (link)
2. Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (link)
1. TOEIC 單元練習
第一回=>(Part 1, 2)
2. Memorize the vocabulary (Reading 1)
10/2 Reading 2 The benefits of studying abroad Old Taipei (Link 1, Link 2)
10/9 Holiday (No Class)
10/16 Chapter 1 Cultural Studies: The Lessons of Travel
Quiz 1
Discussion Exercises (p. 12, p. 13, p. 14)
好想講英文: How to Survive Online Meetings (link)
1. Listen to “How to survive online meeting” again and memorize the keywords.
2. Preview Chapter 3.1. Be ready for a T & F quiz.
10/23 Chapter 3.1 Robots Improve health care, helping doctors nurses, and patients Read Chapter 3.1. Highlight some key points.
10/30 Chapter 3.1 Robots Improve health care, helping doctors nurses, and patients 好想講英文: How to Talk to Cashier in English (link)
11/6 Quiz 2
Skimming (link)
Chapter 3.3 Water is shown to help people lose weight
11/13 Midterm Exam
11/20 Presentation Skills (1)
8 Tips and Tricks for Learning English with Song Lyrics (link)
Lyricstraining (link)
11/27 Presentation Skills (2)
Tim Urban: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator (link)
Turkey pardoning 2023 (link)
Thanksgiving tradition (Bookflix)
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade (link)
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2023 (full)
12/4 Chapter 5 Psychology: Theories of Intelligence
12/11 G1: We are the world, by a group of singers, for Africa.(Austin, Tony, Stanley) (link)
G2: Try, by Colbie Marie Caillat (link)
G3: This is me, By Kesha Rose Sebert  (link)
12/18 G4: Someone you loved, by Lewis Capaldi (Tiffany, Lisa, Yvonne, Chloe, Annie) (link)
G5: Never goanna give you up, by Rick Astley (Jackson, Ming, Edison, Ian, Sam, Hank) (link)
G6:Eighteen, by Henry Moodie (Karly, Doris, Ting, Gina, Nicole) (link)
12/25 G7: Speechless, by Naomi Scott (Gloria, Elly, Maggie, Tiffany, Ivy (link1, link 2)
G8: Steal The Show, by Lauv (Eve, Amy, Zora, Wendy, Emily) (link1, link2)
G9: What Makes You Beautiful, by One Direction (Molly, Victoria, Lydia, Emma, Kelly, Polly
(link)
1. Please submit your PowerPoint presentation (PPT) and handout to the forum section.
2. Indicate the group number and the name of the song. For example:
G1: We are the world
Due: 2023/12/28 (Thursday)
1/1 Holiday (No Class)
1/8  Quiz and Wrap-up
Next Semester: Email Etiquette
1. 好想講英文 (link)
2. BBC Learning English (Six Minute English, News Review, Podcast)
3. 台大演講網 (link)

以上所有課程每堂課皆對應以下指標:

校核心能力外語能力、專業素養

通識課程核心能力: 語言思辯表達、問題溝通解決


Note.
The syllabus is subject to change based on the progress and needs of the class.

2023 Fall: 二技企管一甲 English

國立台北商業大學112學年度第1學期教學計劃表

A tentative syllabus

 

課程名稱: 英文

授課教師: 賴淑麗 (Shu-li Sally Lai)

授課班級: 二技企管一甲

學分/時數: 2/2

E-mail: shulilai@gmail.com

Time: Monday (10:10 to 12:00)

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

Room: 視聽教室 Room 7

Classroomscreen: link

 

Classroom materials

Joseph Henley (2015) Successful Business Writing (1), published by Cengage. 敦煌書局代理 (500*85%=$425) 湯昂諺先生(Tony): 0912-196-610

Classroom Evaluation

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

Course Objective

In this one-semester course, students will learn essential business-related vocabulary, grammar rules, and sentence structures applicable to the business world. They will also practice reading articles and composing letters to enhance their business communication and writing skills. Class activities include reading, vocabulary learning, speaking, and writing exercises. By the end of the semester, students will be familiar with key terms, subjects, and skills relevant to today’s business environment.

Group Project

To be announced

Course Requirements

1. If you must miss a class due to an unavoidable circumstance (e.g., illness, injury, or a family emergency), please notify me in advance by email.
2. There will be no extensions for assignments or opportunities to make up tests.
3. There will be quizzes and exams based on the materials covered in class and in the textbooks. Please review and preview the class materials each week.

4. Please turn your cell phone to silent mode during class. Please do not use your mobile phone during class unless it is for dictionary lookup or information searching.

Date

Content

Activities

Assignments

9/11 Orientation
Background Questionnaire
9/18 Unit 1 Introduction The job forum (link) – Finish the Exercises
– Compose an email in the style of a recent graduate introducing yourself for a job search. Ensure that the email is double-spaced for readability. You can refer to the mail on page 10. (due on 9/24 Sunday 24:00)
9/25 Unit 1 Introduction Cambridge Learners’ Dictionary (link) – Preview Unit 2 Letter of Application
– Upload version 2 (revised) to Blackboard.
– Finish the exercises (p. 13 to p. 15).
10/2 Unit 2 Letter of Application – Self-Study (p. 23 to p. 25)
– Review Unit 1 & Unit 2
10/9 Holiday (No Class)
10/16 Quiz 1
Unit 2 Reading 2
Discussion the exercises (p. 24 & p. 25)
10/23 Unit 5 Project Management (Reading 1)
10/30 Quiz 2
Unit 5 Project Management (Reading 2)
More discussion and review
11/6 Midterm Exam
11/13 Unit 6 Arranging Meeting 1st conditional (link)
boardroom vs. conference room (link)
10 ways to have a better conversation (link)
11/20 Unit 6 Arranging Meeting
Discuss Midterm Exam
2nd conditional 第二類條件句 (link)
11/27 Unit 7 Effective Marketing (Answer key to BB,  1/2/2024 Friday)
Metrics (link)
Turkey pardoning 2023 (link)
Thanksgiving tradition (Bookflix)
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade (link)
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2023 (full)
12/4 Quiz
Unit 7 Effective Marketing (page 69 -72)
Writing Tools (1)
Cambridge Learners’ Dictionary (link)
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (link)
Linggle (link)
Simple email sign-offs (link)
12/11 Writing Tools (2) Grammarly (link)
Quillbot (link)
ChatGPT (link)
12/18 Writing Tools (3) Coursera (link)
Small Talk: Conversation Starters (link)
– Small Talk: Conversation Starters (link)
– Speak English Professionally: In Person, Online & On the Phone
by Georgia Institute of Technology
12/25 Unit 14 Business Memos
1. (link) 2. (link)
Formal Email (link)
Unit 7 Effective Marketing (Answer key to BB,  1/2/2024 Friday) Return quizzes
1/1 Holiday (No Class) Unit 6, Unit 7, Unit 14 (only part 1), Handout (Email Etiquette)
1/8 Final Exam and Wrap-Up 1. BBC Learning English (Six Minute English, News Review, Podcast)
2. Coursera台大演講網 (link)
3. 台大演講網 (link)
4. Tools: Grammarly, ChatGPT

以上所有課程每堂課皆對應以下指標:

校核心能力外語能力、專業素養

通識課程核心能力: 語言思辯表達、問題溝通解決


Note.
The syllabus is subject to change based on the progress and needs of the class.