2017 Fall: 五專財金四年甲班

2017 Fall: 五專財金四年甲班 Song Project

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
8. Reference
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

2. 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 your ppt file one week before your presentation so I could give you some comments before you present in class. Also, please upload your finalized file one day before you present 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).

2017 Fall: 五專財金四年甲班 English 4

A tentative syllabus
科目名稱: 英文 (四) 授課教師: 賴淑麗 Shu-li (Sally) Lai
授課班級: 五專財金系四年級 學分/時數: 3/3
Email: shulilai@gmail.com Time/Location: Thursday (9:00 to 12:00)
研究室: 承曦樓 904 (by appointment) Course webiste https://www.shulilai.idv.tw

  • Miller, J. L., & Cohen, R. F. (2014). Longman Academic Reading Series: Reading Skills for College (Book 3), published by Pearson Education. NT $485 (原價570) 東華書局代理 (黃政瑋先生 0912-278-109; 02-2311-4027#407)
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Overview of the course
This is a one-year four-skill integrated course which prepares students to become more effective and confident readers. While the focus is on academic reading, vocabulary, and grammar, this class also encourages 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 presentation.
對應校核心能力: 外語能力、專業素養
對應通識課程核心能力: 語言思辯表達、問題溝通解決
Grading Policy
Midterm: 25% Quizzes & Assignments (in-class & after-class): 50%  Project: 25%
Course Requirements

  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. Two points (-2) will be deducted for any unexcused absence.
  3. No late assignments or make-up tests will be allowed.
  4. Please switch your mobile phone to silent mode during class time. Unless it’s used for dictionary look up or for information searching, please don’t use your mobile phone during class time.
  5. 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.

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Song Project

Date Major textbook Vocabulary book or Activities Assignments
9/21 Orientation
9/28 Chapter 1.1 The extraordinary life of Steve Jobs VB1 (2-11)
Vocabulary Note
  • Preview Chapter 1.1 The Extraordinary Life of Steve Jobs
  • Post your assignment on Blackboard (10/3 due)
10/5 1. Chapter 1.1 The extraordinary life of Steve Jobs
2. Dictionary look-up and vocabulary learning skill (1)
3. Quiz 1
 VB 2 (12-21)
  • Finish the exercise on page 8 & page 9.
  • Preview Chapter 1.2 and look up words you don’t understand.
10/12 Chapter 1.2 The Pixar Story
Animated short films (Luxo Jr., Piper)
 VB3  (22-31)
  1. Quiz 2
  2. Chapter 1.2 The Pixar Story
  3. Animated short films (Luxo Jr.Piper)
  4. Steve Jobs’ Talk (video, script)
 VB4 (32-41)
  • Self-study: The map of innovation: Creating something out of nothing (p. 16)
  • Group Work: Preview Chapter 2.1 When does a fear become a phobia and post your assignment on Blackboard (10/24 due)
  • Self-Introduction (10/31 due)
10/26 – History of Halloween (link)
– How to make a jack o lantern (link)
– Chapter 2.1 When does a fear become a phobia?
– All Ears English (Episode 403)
  •  VB5 (42-51)
  •  Listen to All Ears English (Episode 403) again and review the ways to offer a compliment.
  • Review the article we discussed today.
  • Group Work: Preview Chapter 2.2 Case Studies and post your assignment on Blackboard (10/31 due).
11/2 – Chapter 2.2 Case Studies
– Quiz 3
– Halloween Parade in Dublin (link)
 VB6 (52-61)
11/9 – Review
– Form the group
– lyricstraining (link)
11/16 Midterm
11/23 – Guidelines for the group project
– Discuss the midterm
 VB7 (62-71)
11/30 – Chapter 3.1 An interview with Michael Pollan
– Presentation Skills 1
 VB8 (72-81)
  •  Group Work: Preview Chapter 3.1 An Interview with Michael Pollan and post your assignment on Blackboard (12/6 中午12:00 due).
12/7 – Chapter 3.1 An interview with Michael Pollan
– Presentation Skills 2
– Quiz 4
 VB9 (82-91)
12/14 Group 1 Dark, by Harry, Bai, Coco, Jeffrey, Logan
Group 2 A way back to love, by Helen, Libby, Helen, Jolin, Juliana
Group 3 Try everything, by Caijie, Peggy, Henry, Angela, Yoyo, Angela
 VB10 (92-101)
  •  Listen to the three songs again and see if you like them.
  • G1 & G2: upload your files (ppt, handout, talkscripts) to BB in 3 days after your presentation.
12/21 Group 4 Just the way you are, by Steven, Laurence, Bryan, Rome, Brian
Group 5 Something just like this, by Richard, James, Clary, Alina, Serina, Sandy
Group 6 What about us, by Heidi, Joy, Ruya, Nien
 VB11 (102-111)
12/28 Group 7 See you again, by Chien, Zaytsev, Hebe, Sunny, Helen
Group 8 We all try, by Sean, Amanda, Amy, Jieshen, Rex
Group 9 There for you, by Christina, Tina, Allen, Rita, Hola
 VB12 (112-121)
  •  Self-Study

Human treatment for the animals we eat

1/4 Group 10 Galway Girl, by Amisa, Yvonne, Jessie, Hannah, Erin
Group 11 Seven Year, by Vivi, Peggy, Eileen, Aurora, Crystal
BFG (1)
1/11 Quiz 5 (Page 82-Page 121) Fill in the blanks
Handouts (Presentation Skills) Fill in the blanks and T/F Questions
BFG (2)
 BB due on 1/9
1/18 Wrap-Up
1. TOEIC Vocabulary (p.122 to p. 174)
2. Studio Classroom (February)
3.  台大演講網
Happy Winter Vacation!