2023 Fall: 五專財金四甲

2023 Fall: 五專財金四甲 English 4


A tentative syllabus


課程名稱: 英文四

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: 視聽教室 Room 7

Classroomscreen: link

English Central: link

Classroom materials

  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)
  2. EnglishCentral: https://www.englishcentral.com/browse/videos

Classroom Evaluation

Midterm: 20%, Quizzes and Assignments: 50%, Project: 20%, Participation: 10%

Course Objective

In this one-year, four-skill integrated course, students will strengthen their language skills essential for college-level coursework. It covers skills and strategies for effective reading and writing, vocabulary building, critical thinking, and academic presentation. Students will be encouraged to discuss and write about the ideas they discover in readings to become better speakers and writers of English. Additionally, students will engage in a variety of activities, including discussions, group activities, and group presentations.

Group Project

To be announced

Course Requirements

  1. Please arrive in class on time.
  2. If you must miss a class due to an unavoidable circumstance (e.g., sick leave, injury, or a family emergency), please notify me in advance by email.
  3. There will be no make-up tests, and late assignments will not be accepted.
  4. Please turn your cell phone to silent mode during class. Additionally, refrain from using your mobile phone during class, except for dictionary lookups or information searching.
  5. Quizzes and exams will be based on the materials presented in class and in the textbooks. Remember to preview and review the class materials every week.





9/11 Orientation
Background Questionnaire
Preview Chapter 1.1.
9/18 Reading One: Tony the traveller
TOEIC (link)
Review Chapter 1.1
9/25 Reading One: Tony the traveller
TOEIC (link)
Tools you need to know
1. Cambridge Learners’ Dictionary (link)
2. Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (link)
1. TOEIC 單元練習
第一回=>(Part 1, 2)
2. Memorize the vocabulary (Reading 1)
10/2 Reading 2 The benefits of studying abroad Old Taipei (Link 1, Link 2)
10/9 Holiday (No Class)
10/16 Chapter 1 Cultural Studies: The Lessons of Travel
Quiz 1
Discussion Exercises (p. 12, p. 13, p. 14)
好想講英文: How to Survive Online Meetings (link)
1. Listen to “How to survive online meeting” again and memorize the keywords.
2. Preview Chapter 3.1. Be ready for a T & F quiz.
10/23 Chapter 3.1 Robots Improve health care, helping doctors nurses, and patients Read Chapter 3.1. Highlight some key points.
10/30 Chapter 3.1 Robots Improve health care, helping doctors nurses, and patients 好想講英文: How to Talk to Cashier in English (link)
11/6 Quiz 2
Skimming (link)
Chapter 3.3 Water is shown to help people lose weight
11/13 Midterm Exam
11/20 Presentation Skills (1)
8 Tips and Tricks for Learning English with Song Lyrics (link)
Lyricstraining (link)
11/27 Presentation Skills (2)
Tim Urban: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator (link)
Turkey pardoning 2023 (link)
Thanksgiving tradition (Bookflix)
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade (link)
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2023 (full)
12/4 Chapter 5 Psychology: Theories of Intelligence
12/11 G1: We are the world, by a group of singers, for Africa.(Austin, Tony, Stanley) (link)
G2: Try, by Colbie Marie Caillat (link)
G3: This is me, By Kesha Rose Sebert  (link)
12/18 G4: Someone you loved, by Lewis Capaldi (Tiffany, Lisa, Yvonne, Chloe, Annie) (link)
G5: Never goanna give you up, by Rick Astley (Jackson, Ming, Edison, Ian, Sam, Hank) (link)
G6:Eighteen, by Henry Moodie (Karly, Doris, Ting, Gina, Nicole) (link)
12/25 G7: Speechless, by Naomi Scott (Gloria, Elly, Maggie, Tiffany, Ivy (link1, link 2)
G8: Steal The Show, by Lauv (Eve, Amy, Zora, Wendy, Emily) (link1, link2)
G9: What Makes You Beautiful, by One Direction (Molly, Victoria, Lydia, Emma, Kelly, Polly
1. Please submit your PowerPoint presentation (PPT) and handout to the forum section.
2. Indicate the group number and the name of the song. For example:
G1: We are the world
Due: 2023/12/28 (Thursday)
1/1 Holiday (No Class)
1/8  Quiz and Wrap-up
Next Semester: Email Etiquette
1. 好想講英文 (link)
2. BBC Learning English (Six Minute English, News Review, Podcast)
3. 台大演講網 (link)



通識課程核心能力: 語言思辯表達、問題溝通解決

The syllabus is subject to change based on the progress and needs of the class.