2024 Spring

2024 Spring: 四技通識選修 Technology-Enhanced English Learning

國立台北商業大學112學年度第2學期教學計劃表

A tentative syllabus

 

課程名稱: 科技輔助英語學習 Technology-Enhanced English Learning

授課教師: 賴淑麗 (Shu-li Sally Lai)

授課班級: 四技通識選修

學分/時數: 2/2

E-mail: shulilai@gmail.com

Time: Wednesday (15:25 to 17:10)

Class website: https://bb.ntub.edu.tw/

Room: 視聽教室 Room 5

Blog: Link

Classroom materials

Online materials and handouts

Classroom Evaluation

Assignments and Quizzes: 50%

Project: 20%

Participation: 10%

Course Objective

本課程將介紹同學們實用,好用的數位英語學習工具和以及網站,以提昇英語學習興趣以及學習效率。
工具內容包含聽力、口語、閱讀、以及寫作的免費優質資源。修完這門課程的同學,未來可以很有效率的自學英文,繼續增進自我英語能力。科技日新月異,尤其是AI一日千里,許多新的英語學習資源陸續問世。如果你對英語學習有興趣,歡迎加入我們。本課程包含的工具如下:
1. 使用AI工具幫我們修正英文寫作 (TOEIC英文改錯系統, Grammarly, ChatGPT等工具)
2. 運用語音識工具以及聊天機器人來改善或加強英語發音和口語表達
3. 運用Podcast和TED影片來訓練聽力, 並增強單字力以及口說能力
4. 新聞英文網站(符合學生程度及需求, 可以輕鬆學英文的新聞網站)
5. 線上短篇小說 (有趣的繪本, 小說)
6. 其他

Group Project

To be announced

Course Requirements

1. Participation and Attendance:
– If you must miss a class due to unavoidable circumstances (e.g., illness, injury, family emergency), please email me in advance.
– Late assignments or make-up tests will not be permitted.
2. Mobile Phone Usage:
– Please switch your mobile phone to silent mode during class. Unless it’s being used for dictionary lookup or information searching, kindly refrain from using it during class.
3. Assignments and Quizzes:
– We do not have written midterm exam or final exam, but we do have regular assignments and quizzes. Need to be prepare and hand in your assignments on time.

Date

Content

Activities

Assignments

2/21 – Orientation
– Get to know each other
2/28 Holiday (No Class) Cambridge Learners’ Dictionary (link)
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (link)
3/6 News English
1. http://www.coolenglish.edu.tw
2. Google bloggar
3. News English
Voice of America:
https://learningenglish.voanews.com/
#1 Greeting post (free in length)
#2 News English
Read a piece of news, identify three words you wish to learn, and then summarize the news in three to five sentences.(due on Sunday)
3/13 News English
Voice of America (VOA)
– Link (link)
– About (link)
– Test your English Level
– English in a Minute (link)
Six Minute English (link)
Vocabulary for News and Media (link)
TOEIC
– 能力對照表 (link)
– 成績單 (link)
– 證書 (link)
– 測驗內容 (link)
– Converter (link)
News English: Vocabulary (Part 1)
1. Explore the two news websites and read sections (articles/topics) of your interests.
2. Be ready for the vocabulary test next week.
– General Media Vocabualry (20 keywords)
– The activites will help.
– Look up the words in the learners’ dictionary will help as well.
3/20 Vocabulary Learning
Audio/Text/Video
Vocabulary Games
#3 Listen to the talk: AI時代的英語學習力》(link)
and share your thoughts:
– Your main takeaways from the talk
– How AI may impact English learning
– the most surprising facts you learned
– How AI may impact your English learning or learning in general.
Length: Free in lenghth
Due on Sunday.
3/27 AI & Language Learning (1)
TTS
News in Level (link)
Explore TTS and see how it can help your English learning.
4/3 Spring Break
4/10 AI & Lanugage Learning (2) WordWall Exercises:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/16PIueTcflEXs4VslHAB6DbNl7qI-7z_-yytX1sFzfx8/edit
#4 ChatGPT: Provide 1 example about how you use the prompt to help your English learning. 
In your blog, please indicate:
– Your Prompt:
– Your results: Share the responses generated by ChatGPT based on your provided prompt.
– Comments on the Results: Reflect on the quality and effectiveness of the responses. Provide feedback on how well ChatGPT fulfilled the given task. (how do you like your responses)
Due on Sunday
4/17 AI & Language Learning (3)
4/24 AI & Language Learning (4)
5/1 Listening (1)
– Podcast: Six Minute English, ELLO, ESL Listening Lab, TED Talk, and some other podcasts of your interests
5/8 English reading (1)
– News English (for different levels, with exercises)
– TCM (Online stories of your interests)
– Text to speech
5/15 English reading (2)
– News English (for different levels, with exercises)
– TCM (Online stories of your interests)
5/22 Open Source
5/29 Student Project Sharing (1)
6/5 Student Project Sharing (1)
6/12 Student Project Sharing (2)
6/19 Wrap-Up

以上所有課程每堂課皆對應以下指標:

校核心能力外語能力、專業素養

通識課程核心能力: 語言思辯表達、問題溝通解決


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

2024 Spring: 四技通識 English 2

國立台北商業大學112學年度第2學期教學計劃表

A tentative syllabus

 

課程名稱: 英文二

授課教師: 賴淑麗 (Shu-li Sally Lai)

授課班級: 四技通識

學分/時數: 2/2

E-mail: shulilai@gmail.com

Time: Wednesday (13:30 to 15:15)

Class website: https://bb.ntub.edu.tw/

Room: 視聽教室 Room 7

 

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): 35%

Midterm Exam: 20%

Project: 20%
為配合高教深耕計畫,本課程實施英語文能力檢測 TOEIC(15%),口說(5%), 以及寫作練習(5%)

Course Objective

This year-long course integrates four key language skills to help students become more skilled and confident readers. While the main focus is on academic reading and building vocabulary, the class also encourages students to actively discuss and write about the ideas they discover in their readings. The goal is to improve their proficiency in English, enabling them to be better readers, speakers, and writers. To achieve these goals, the course incorporates various activities, including discussions, collaborative group tasks, and presentations.

Group Project

To be announced

Course Requirements

1. Participation and Attendance:
– If you must miss a class due to unavoidable circumstances (e.g., illness, injury, family emergency), please email me in advance.
– Late assignments or make-up tests will not be permitted.
2. Mobile Phone Usage:
– Please switch your mobile phone to silent mode during class. Unless it’s being used for dictionary lookup or information searching, kindly refrain from using it during class.
3. Quizzes:
– Regular quizzes will be conducted, covering materials from both textbooks and class presentations. It is advised to preview and review class materials every week to stay prepared.

Date

Content

Activities

Assignments

2/21 Back to school Preview Chapter 6 Reading 1
BB Assignment
2/28 Holoday (No Class)
3/6 Chapter 6 Business: The changing workplace
Chapter 6 Business: The changing workplace
Reading 1: The one week job: 52 jobs in 52 weeks
Preview Chapter 6 Reading 2
BB Assignment
3/13 Chapter 6 Reading 1 (Exercise check)
Listening practice: TOEIC Part 1 (1st time Zuvio)
Chapter 6 Reading 2 (Warm-Up)
TOEIC
– 能力對照表 (link)
– 成績單 (link)
– 證書 (link)
– 測驗內容 (link)
– Converter (link)
– Please read Unit 6.2 again and finish the exercises.
– BB (Labeling Exercises) p. 133
3/20 Reading 2: Flip flops and facebook breaks: Millennials enter the workplace (BB group discussion)
More discussion and check exercises
– Preview Unit 6 Reading 3 (Be ready for a T &F question test)
– Vocabulary Test (Unit 6 Reading 1 & 2)
– Finish the exercises from Unit 6 Reading 2 (p. 141 to p. 144). We will check the exercises before the vocabulary test next week).
3/27 Chapter 6 Reading 2: Flip flops and facebook breaks: Millennials enter the workplace (Check and discuss the exercises)
Quiz
Writing Assignments for Spring Break
1. Writing Assignments for Spring Break
2. Finish the exercises (Chapter 6.3) p. 141 to 143.
3. Preview Chapter 6.3 and finish the exercises.
4/3 Spring Break (No class) Writing Assignments for Spring Break
4/10 Chapter 6 Reading 3: Eight Keys to employability
4/17 Midterm
4/24 Project Guidelines
Term Project
5/1 TOEIC Test (Computer Lab)
中正紀念館第五視聽教室中正紀念館第五視聽教室
5/8 Chapter 9 Peace Studies: The change makers
5/15 Chapter 9 Peace Studies: The change makers
5/22 Project Presentation G1, G2
5/29 Project Presentation G3, G4, G5
6/5 Project Presentation G6, G7
6/12 Email etiquette
6/19 Wrap-Up

以上所有課程每堂課皆對應以下指標:

校核心能力外語能力、專業素養

通識課程核心能力: 語言思辯表達、問題溝通解決


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

2024 Spring: 二技資管一甲 English

國立台北商業大學112學年度第2學期教學計劃表

A tentative syllabus

 

課程名稱: 英文

授課教師: 賴淑麗 (Shu-li Sally Lai)

授課班級: 二技資管一甲

學分/時數: 2/2

E-mail: shulilai@gmail.com

Time: Tuesday (13:30 to 15:15)

Class website: https://bb.ntub.edu.tw/

Room: 視聽教室 Room 7

 

Classroom materials

Joseph Henley (2015) Successful Business Writing (1), published by Cengage. 敦煌書局代理 (500*85%=425)

Classroom Evaluation

Quizzes & Assignments (in-class & after-class): 50%

Midterm Exam: 20%

Final Exam: 20%

Participation: 10%

Course Objective

In this one-semester course, students will learn essential business-related vocabulary, grammar rules, and sentence structures applicable to the business world. They will also practice reading articles and composing letters to enhance their business communication and writing skills. Class activities include reading, vocabulary learning, speaking, and writing exercises. Students will be introduced to some AI writing tools. By the end of the semester, students will be familiar with key terms, subjects, and skills relevant to today’s business environment.

Course Requirements

1. Participation and Attendance:
– If you must miss a class due to unavoidable circumstances (e.g., illness, injury, family emergency), please email me in advance.
– Late assignments or make-up tests will not be permitted.
2. Mobile Phone Usage:
– Please switch your mobile phone to silent mode during class. Unless it’s being used for dictionary lookup or information searching, kindly refrain from using it during class.
3. Quizzes:
– Regular quizzes will be conducted, covering materials from both textbook and class presentations. It is advised to preview and review class materials every week to stay prepared.

Date

Content

Activities

Assignments

2/20 Orientation
Background Questionnaire
2/27 Unit 1 Introduction Read the email on page 10, and raise 1 or 2 questions on Blackboard as a group (due on Saturday)
3/5 Unit 1 Introduction Finish Unit 1 Reading 2 by yourself.
– Grammar, sentence structure
– Vocabulary
Read the letter of application on page 20, and raise 1 or 2 questions on Blackboard as a group (due on Saturday)
3/12 Unit 1 Introduction
TOEIC (Part 1)
TOEIC
– 能力對照表 (link)
– 成績單 (link)
– 證書 (link)
– 測驗內容 (link)
– Converter (link)
1. Read Unit 2 Reading 1 again (p.20) and finish the exercises on page 21 and page 22.
2. Dictionary Exercises: Look up 3 vocabulary (word or phrases) you would like to learn. Please include: Chinese, English definition, Part-of-Speech, and 1-2 good example sentences from the dictioanries. (upload to BB, individual work, due on Saturday)
3/19 Unit 2 Letter of Application Peview Unit 2 Reading 2 (p. 23)
Be ready for a vocabulary test (Unit 1 & Unit 2)
3/26 Unit 2 Letter of Application Finish the exercises (Unit 2.2) (p. 24 & p. 25)
Preview Unit 5.1 (p. 49 & p. 50)
4/2 Unit 5 Project Management
T & F questions on Unit 5.1
Some strategies for Part 1
TOEIC (Part 1) 2nd time
– Review Unit 5 (Reading one)
– Finish the exercise
– Be ready for a vocabulary test next week. (Unit 5.1)
– Preview Unit 5 Reading 2
4/9 Unit 5 Project Management
4/16 Midterm
4/23 Writing Tools (1)
Computer Lab (承曦樓708)
4/30 Unit 7 Effective Marketing
Writing Tools (2)
Computer Lab (承曦樓708)
5/7 Unit 7 Effective Marketing
Writing Tools (3)
Computer Lab (承曦樓708)
5/14 Unit 12 Handling Complaints
Writing Tools (4)
Computer Lab (承曦樓708)
5/21 Unit 12 Handling Complaints
5/28 Unit 14 Business Memos
6/4 Unit 14 Business Memos
6/11 Final Exam
6/18 Wrap-Up

以上所有課程每堂課皆對應以下指標:

校核心能力外語能力、專業素養

通識課程核心能力: 語言思辯表達、問題溝通解決


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

2024 Spring: 五專財金四甲 English 4

國立台北商業大學112學年度第2學期教學計劃表

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: 3/2

E-mail: shulilai@gmail.com

Time: Monday (13:30 to 16:15)

Blackboard: https://bb.ntub.edu.tw/

Room: 視聽教室 Room 7

Classroomscreen: link

好想講英文 (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): 55%

Midterm Exam: 20%

Three-Minute Talk: 15%

Participation: 10%

Course Objective

This year-long course integrates four key language skills to help students become more skilled and confident readers. While the main focus is on academic reading and building vocabulary, the class also encourages students to actively discuss and write about the ideas they discover in their readings. The goal is to improve their proficiency in English, enabling them to be better readers, speakers, and writers. To achieve these goals, the course incorporates various activities, including discussions, collaborative group tasks, and presentations.

Group Project

Three-Minute Talk

Course Requirements

1. Participation and Attendance:
– If you must miss a class due to unavoidable circumstances (e.g., illness, injury, family emergency), please email me in advance.
– Late assignments or make-up tests will not be permitted.
2. Mobile Phone Usage:
– Please switch your mobile phone to silent mode during class. Unless it’s being used for dictionary lookup or information searching, kindly refrain from using it during class.
3. Quizzes:
– Regular quizzes will be conducted, covering materials from both textbooks and class presentations. It is advised to preview and review class materials every week to stay prepared.

Date

Content

Activities

Assignments

2/19 Back to school
1. Your winter break sharing (Padlet)
2. 英語能力對照表 (link)
3. Score converter (link)
好想講英文 (link)
https://www.youtube.com/@StudioClassroomofficial
– Preview Chapter 6, Reading 1 (p. 132) and post your questions on BB (discussion board) before Friday (midnight).
– Be ready to share your group questions next Monday.
– Create a Padlet account using school email, and choose the basic membership. (free)
– Arrange your seating for next week and find a good study partner.
2/26 Chapter 6 Business: The changing workplace
Reading 1: The one week job: 52 jobs in 52 weeks
– Preview Chapter 6, Reading 2 (p. 140) and post your questions on BB (discussion board) before Friday (midnight).
3/4 Chapter 6 Business: The changing workplace
Reading 1: The one week job: 52 jobs in 52 weeks
Listening practice: TOEIC Part 1 (Zuvio) 1st time
– Labeling Exercises (as a group)
3/11 Chapter 6 Business: The changing workplace
Discussion on the exercises
Review Chapter 6.2 and finish th exercises.
3/18 Reading 2: Flip flops and facebook breaks: Millennials enter the workplace
Listening practice: TOEIC Part 2 (Zuvio, 1st time)
Review Reading 1 & Reading 2 (Vcoabulary Test Next Week)
Preview Reading 3 (BB Assignments)
3/25 Reading 3: Eight Keys to Employability
Vocabulary Test
Finish the exercises
4/1 Reading 3: Eight Keys to Employability
TOEIC (Part 2): Question and Response (Strategies) (2nd time)
Be Ready for T & F Questions
4/8 Reading 3: Eight Keys to Employability
Check the exercises
Review
TED Talk (link)
Why 30 is not the new 20? (link)
4/15 Midterm
4/22 Discuss Midterm
Three-Minute Talk Guidelines
4/28 (finalize the topic)
4/29 Organizing a 3-minute talk
Writing Tools (to suggest, proofread, and give you feedback)
4/29 Outline and Examples
5/6 Chapter 9 Peace Studies: The change makers
Text to Speech (to practice your pronunciation)
5/6 1st draft
5/13 TED Talk (More discussion)
TED Talk (link)
Why 30 is not the new 20? (link)
5/13 2nd draft
5/20 Three-Minute Talk (2) N=24
5/27 Three-Minute Talk (3) N=24
6/3 Chapter 9 Peace Studies: The change makers
Email etiquette
6/10 Online resources for life-long learning (OER)
6/17 Wrap-Up

以上所有課程每堂課皆對應以下指標:

校核心能力外語能力、專業素養

通識課程核心能力: 語言思辯表達、問題溝通解決


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