2015 Fall: 四技會資一年乙班
|About the project:
This semester, you’re going to do an English song project and give an English powerpoint presentation.
Your presentation need to include the following information:
1. Your motivation: Is there anything special about the song? Why did your group choose this song?
2. The background of the song: The history of the song, or the story behind the song.
3. The singer: Who is the singer? His/her background.
4. The lyric
5. Vocabulry/phrases/sentences you learned
6. Your comments on the song.
7. Division of responsibility
|Length of the presentation: 15-18 minutes (make sure you finish everything in the allotted time)|
|Language: English only|
|Documents needed for this project:
1. PPT file
— An Introduction: Is there anything special about the song? Why did your group choose this song?
— The background of the song: The history of the song, or the story behind the song.
— The singer: Who is the singer? His/her background.
— The lyric
— The video and the link to the video
— Vocabulry/phrases/sentences you learned/
— Your comments on the song.
— Division of responsibility
—Reference2. Class handout
Please prepare a class handout (1-2 pages) for each of your classmates.
— Anything you think that might help your audience better understand your presentation, or the song you chose.
–You could also list some of the good words/phrases/sentences that you learned from the talk.3. 書面報告 (超級重要)
(1) A printed version of your ppt, (2) your talk script, and (3) the class handout you prepared.
— On the day your present, please give me a printed version of your ppt (6 slides on one page, double-sided) and a copy of your talk script (as a group)
— Please also attach a copy of the lyric of the song.Final Reminder:
1. Please email me your ppt file one week before your presentation so I could give you some comments before you present in class. Also, I’ll put your file online so your classmates could take a look before they hear your talk.
2. When doing your presentation in class, you can play “part of the song”–the parts that impressed you the most. (3 to 3.5 minutes, maximum).
Creating an effective powerpoint presentation
|Name of the Song||Group Presentation||PowerPoint|
|1||Flashlight, by Jessie J||video|
|2||Hey jude, by The Beatles||video|
|3||Heal the world, by Michael Jackson||video|
|4||Bad day, by Daniel Powter||video|
|5||You raise me up, by Martin Hurkens||video|
|6||Gravity, by Against The Current||video|
A tentative syllabus
|科目名稱: 基礎英文||授課教師: 賴淑麗 Shu-li (Sally) Lai|
|授課班級: 會資一乙||學分/時數: 2/2|
|Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Time/Location: Thursday (13:30~15:15) Language Lab 7|
|研究室: 承曦樓 904 (by appointment)||Course website: https://www.shulilai.idv.tw|
1. Rogers, L., & Wilkin, J. (2013), Skillful Reading & Writing 2, published by Macmillan. 請洽文鶴書局蒙先生 0988-082-067 (NT$ 442 after discount)
2. New TOEIC TEST 金色證書字彙 (2015) 請洽眾文出版社 莊小姐 (02) 8369-1198 ext: 24 (NT $277 after discount)
|Overview of the course
This is a one-year four-skill integrated course which helps you to learn and improve the reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills necessary for college-level coursework. In this semester, more focus will be on the reading, grammar, and English presentation skills. Class will be implemented in the form of lecture, discussion, group activity, and presentation.
Midterm: 25% Quizzes and Assignments: 35% Project: 25% (oral presentation, ppt, transcript, handout, group diary) Reflection (group & individual): 10% Participation: 5%
|Date||Major textbook||Vocabulary book||Assignments|
|9/17||Orientation||Please prepare a 2-minute self-introduction next week.|
|9/24||Chapter 1.1 Foods as Communication||Part 1 (p.1 to p.14)||1. Fill out the form before 9/28 (Link)
2. Begin to work on your vocabulary book.
3. Finish assignment 1.
|10/1||Chapter 1 Nourishment
Chapter 1.1 Foods as Communication
Skimming & Scanning
|Part 2 (p.16 to p.25)||1. Review the article we discussed today.
2. Continue to work on your vocabulary book.
3. Finish the vocabulary handout.
|10/8||Chapter 1.2 Farm of the Future||Part 2 (p.26 to p.40)|
|10/15||Chapter 1.2 Farm of the Future||Part 2 (p. 41 to p.50)|
|10/22||Chapter 2.1 Living by the Rules||Part 3 (p. 52 to 61)||1. Review the article: Living by the Rules (p.19)
2. Review the two vocabulary exercises on p.18.
3. As a group, finish the note on page 20. Please draw your group map on a piece of paper (A4).
|10/29||Chapter 2.2 Ants||Part 3 (p.62 to p.73)|
|10/5||Grammar & Review|
|11/19||Presentation Skills||Part 3 (p.74 to p. p.84)|
|11/26||Song and English Learning
Perhaps Love (Youtube1/Youtube2/Lyrics)
Somewhere over the rainbow (youtube)
Somewhere out there (youtube)
Tears in Heaven (Youtube) (withi lyric)
|Part 3 (p.85 to p.93)|
|12/3||Presentation Skills||Part 4 (p.94 to p.104)|
|12/10||Presentation Skills||Part 5 (p.105 to 110)|
|12/17||Group 3, 4 (Group 1, 2, 3)|
|12/24||Group 5, 6 (Group 3, 4, 5)|
Happy Winter Vacation!
Free Online Tools
|Cambridge Advanced Learners’ Dictionary||Oxford Advanced Learners’ Dictionary|
|Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Dictionary||Oxford Advanced American Dictionary (for English Learners)
|Collins COBUILD Advanced Dictionary||http://visual.merriam-webster.com/|
|Yahoo Bilingual Dictionary|
Note. We’ll adjust the schedule as we go along.