2021 Spring: 大一通識英文

2021 Spring: 大一通識英文 English 2

A tentative syllabus

Course: English 2 授課教師: 賴淑麗 Shu-li (Sally) Lai
授課班級: 大一通識英文 學分/時數: 3/3
Email: shulilai@gmail.com Time/Location:  Wednesday (13:30 to 15:15)/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: 20%
TOEIC: 10% 
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
2/24 Back to school
Chapter 6.1 The one week job: 52 jobs in 52 weeks
Quiz 1 (TOEIC Book Unit 6)
1. Visit the website and learn more about the six personality types: Holland’s six personality types
2. Be reading for Quiz 2
3/3 Quiz 2 (TOEIC Book Unit 7)
Chapter 6.1 The one week job: 52 jobs in 52 weeks
Preview Chapter 6.2 and look up the difficult words in the dictionary.
3/10 Chapter 6.2 Flip flops and Facebook breaks: Millennials enter the workplace
Covid vaccines: How fast is progress around the world?
Unit 8 Read the news one more time.
Preview Chapter 6.3 and look up the difficult words in the dictionary.
3/17 Chapter 6.3 Eight keys to employability
Listening Practice (link)
1. download the Six Minute English app
2. Listen to the episode we introduced in class.
3/24 Chapter 6.3 Eight keys to employability
Quiz 3
TOEIC Unit 8 (40%)
Chapter 6.2 Six keywords and T & F Question (60%)
Unit 9
3/31 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
4/7 Chapter 8 Public Speaking
Reading One: The power of public speech
Quiz 4
1. T/F Questions and 6 keywords from Chapter 8.2 (50%)
2. TOEIC Book Unit 9 & 10 (50%)
Unit 10
4/14 Reading One: The power of public speech
4/21 Midterm Exam
4/28 Guideline for the term project
Chapter 9 Peace studies
5/5 Listening Practice (Food delivery revolution)
Chapter 9.1 Social Entrepreneurship (A video)
Project: Some examples
Unit 11 1. Easy Test practice online.
2. Review Chapter 9.1 and work on the exercises.
3. Be ready for a quiz next week.
5/12 Chapter 9.1 Social Entrepreneurship
Quiz 5 (TOEIC Vocabulary, T/F question)
5/19 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
3. Happy Snowman Song (link)
5/26 G1: Italy
G2: France
Comments (link)
Unit 12
6/2 G3: USA (recording)
G4: Denmark (recording)
Comments (link)
6/9 G5: Germany
G6: Sweden
Comments (link)
6/16 TOEIC (10%)
6/23 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)

Screen Recorder
1. Screencast-O-Matic (free) https://screencast-o-matic.com/screen-recorder
2. PowerCam (one-month trial) https://tw.formosasoft.com/cpage/download/

Some tools
1. Random name picker!  https://www.classtools.net/random-name-picker/