2021 Spring: 五專財稅四甲

2021 Spring: 五專財稅四甲 English 4

A tentative syllabus

Course: English 4 授課教師: 賴淑麗 Shu-li (Sally) Lai
授課班級: 五專財稅系 學分/時數: 3/3
Email: shulilai@gmail.com Time/Location:  Tuesday (9:00 to 12:00)/Room7
研究室: 承曦樓 904 (by appointment) Course website: https://www.shulilai.idv.tw
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#407)
2. New TOEIC Test 多益一站600字彙 眾文出版社 (藍小姐 02-8369-1198 ext: 24 )
3. Online materials and handouts.
Overview of the course
This is a one-year four-skill integrated course that prepares students to become more effective and confident readers. While the focus will be on academic reading and vocabulary, this class will also encourage 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 group presentations.
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 Exam: 20%
Quizzes & Assignments (in-class & after-class): 40%
Project: 22%
Participation: 10%
Group Project
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. No late assignments or make-up tests will be allowed.
3. Please switch your mobile phone to silent mode during class time. Unless it’s used for dictionary lookup or for information searching, please don’t use your mobile phone during class time.
4. 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.


Date Major Textbook TOEIC Book Assignments
2/23 Chapter 6.1 The one week job: 52 jobs in 52 weeks Visit the website and learn more about the six personality types:
Holland’s six personality types
Holland’s six personality types (Chinese)
3/2 Quiz 1 (TOEIC Book Unit 6)
Chapter 6.1 The one week job: 52 jobs in 52 weeks
Review the article we discussed today.
Preview Chapter 6.2 Flip flops and Facebook break: Millennials enter the workplace and look up difficult words in the dictionary in advance. (I’ll check your book next week)
3/9 Quiz 2 (TOEIC Book Unit 7 & True/False Questions from Chapter 6.1)
Chapter 6.2 Flip flops and Facebook breaks: Millennials enter the workplace
Unit 8 Finish the exercises (Chapter 6.2)
3/16 Chapter 6.3 Eight keys to employability
Listening practice:
What’s the key to happiness
3/23 Chapter 6.3 Eight keys to employability
Chapter 8 Public Speaking
Reading Two: The best way to structure a speech
1. T/F Questions and 6 keywords from Chapter 6.2 (60%)
2. TOEIC Book Unit 8 (40%)
Unit 9
3/30 Chapter 8 Public Speaking
Reading One: The power of public speech
Barack Obama
1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzEZHiI_pMQ
2. President Obama’s Best Speeches
3. https://www.businessweekly.com.tw/careers/blog/21084
4/6 Holiday (No Class) Unit 10
4/13 Quiz 4
1. T/F Questions and 6 keywords from Chapter 8.2 (50%)
2. TOEIC Book Unit 9 & 10 (50%)
Chapter 8 Public Speaking
Reading One: The power of public speech
4/20 Midterm Exam
4/27 Guideline for the term project
Discuss midterm
1. Listen to “The food delivery revolution” in Six-Minute English once before we meet next week.
2. Preview Chapter 9.1 Social Entrepreneurship
5/4 1. Chapter 9.1 Social Entrepreneurship
2. Listening Practice (Delivery Service)
Unit 11 1. Listen to “The food delivery revolution” again and learn some of the important vocabulary (words in bold).
2. Finish the exercises (Chapter 9.1).
3. Practice your TOEIC on Easy Test System
5/11 Chapter 9.1 Social Entrepreneurship
Social Entrepreneurship (A video)
Quiz 5
5/18 TOEIC Test (承曦樓 3.4 節/ 707深耕計畫後測) (cancelled)
1. Learn how to use Google Meet (link)
2. Chapter 9.2 A Poverty-Free World
Happy Snowman Song (link)
5/25 G1 Germany
G2 France
Questions and Comments (link)
6/1 G3 U.S.A
G4 Japan
G5 Switzerland
Questions and Comments (link)
6/8 G6 South Korea
G7 Netherland
G9 Sweden
Questions and comments (link)
6/15 TOEIC (before 6/13 midnight)
6/22 Wrap-Up

1. Cambridge bilingual dictionary (https://dictionary.cambridge.org/zht)
2. Longman (https://www.ldoceonline.com)
3. Oxford (https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/us)
4. Yahoo Kimo (https://tw.dictionary.search.yahoo.com)