2022 Spring: 五專財金四甲

2022 Spring: 五專財金四甲 English 4


A tentative syllabus


課程名稱: English 4

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: 7

Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/onc-hucb-aej

Grouping: 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): 30% Midterm Exam: 20% Project: 25% Participation: 10%
TOEIC: 15% (為配合高教深耕計畫,本課程實施英語文能力檢測,佔學期成績15%)

Course Objective

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.

Group Project

To be announced

Course Requirements

Participation and Attendance
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.






Back to school
Quiz 1 (T & F Questions)
A. Chapter 4 Reading 1 Bloom’s taxonomy
B. Chapter 4 Reading 2 The Mayonnaise Jar and two cups of coffee
C. Chapter 4 Reading 3 A teacher’s lasting impression


Holiday (No Class)

3/7 Chapter 5 Psychology: Theories of intelligence
Learning a language? Speak it like you’re playing a video game (link)
The History of the Conflict of Russia and the Ukraine Explained (link)
1. Finish the handout and hand it in next week.
2. Be ready for a quiz
2. BBC learning English (link)
3. Preview Chapter 5 Psychology: Theories of Intelligence
3/14 Chapter 5 Types of Intelligence
Types of Intelligence (Link)
Grammar practice
Listening Task
1. Preview Chapter 5 Transforming students’ motivation to learn (p. 113).
2. Finish p.109 & p.110.
3/21 Quiz 2
Chapter 5 Transforming students’ motivation to learn
How to learn English? (link)
【好想講英文】便利商店四大情境英語學習 (link)
1. Download the handout (link), look up the 22 words in the dictionary, and study these words. Hand in the handout next week.
2. Watch the two videos
3. Preview Chapter 6.1 The one week job: 52 jobs in 52 weeks
3/28 Invited talk 1 林詠梅 講師
講題: 英文和我的跨國職場人生
Chapter 6.1 The one-week job: 52 jobs in 52 weeks.
4/4 Holiday (No Class)
4/11 Chapter 6 Business: The changing workplace
Questionnaire (link)
Vocabulary handout (link)
Be prepared for the midterm exam.
Chapter 5, Chapter 6, News English, 好想講英文
4/18 Midterm Exam Preview Chapter 6.2 and be ready for a T & F quiz.
4/25 Invited talk 2 劉建宏 講師
講題: 如何提升未來進入職場的國際競爭力
Questionnaire (link)
Chapter 6.2 Flip flops and Facebook breaks: Millennials enter the workplace
5/2 1. A quick review on TOEIC (sample)
2. Guideline for the term project (group members)
2. Group Discussion (form)
1. Practice one episode to get familiar with the sections again. 
2. Begin to work on your project. Find and read as much information as possible for the project. 
5/9 – Group Project
– TOEIC 線上考 (15%)
– Tips for effective group working (Link)
5/16 – Presentation Skills
– Six public speaking tips to hook your audience (link)
– How to speak so people want to listen? (link)
Go online and find information about the 3 countries for next week. Gain some background knoweldge.
5/23 G1: Singapore
G2: Australia
G3: Iceland
5/30 G4: Denmark
G5: UK
G6: France
6/6 G7: Switzerland
G8: Austria
G9: Malaysia
6/13 Email Etiquette
6/20 Wrap-Up



通識課程核心能力: 語言思辯表達、問題溝通解決

We’ll adjust the schedule as we go along.