Freshman English: Readings and Lab
Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
College of Science
THIS WEEK

Mondays 新生大樓 301, class periods 3/4, 10:20am-12:10pm,
Wednesdays 外教 101, class periods 1/2, 8:10-10:00am

Professor Karen Steffen Chung 史嘉琳
E-mail: karchung@ntu.edu.tw
gmail: feathermountain@gmail.com

Homepage: http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/
(the first Google hit for 'Karen Chung')

TA: Stella Kuo 郭劭芸
Email: b03102080@ntu.edu.tw
gmail: guostela@gmail.com

Join: Class Facebook Group
Join:
Facebook: Karen on Ivy League Analytical English
Mini-conversations

師德文教 CET Hello! E.T. 大師開講 articles on English learning
First 18 CET articles in one single pdf file


Spring 2018: 30 class meetings


February 2018
: 26, (Wed Feb 28 is a holiday; no class);
March: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28;
April: (Mon April 2 and Wed April 4 are holidays; no class); 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30;
May: 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30;
June: 4, 6. 11, 13, (Mon June 18 is a holiday; no class); 20.
The final exam is currently scheduled for: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
in 外教 203; subject to change.


WEEK ONE
2/26

1. Welcome back!
    New students will be registered and assigned a partner from the old students
    to help you with questions about the class and previously taught material.
    Make sure you join the class Facebook group and Karen on Ivy.

2. You'll receive your final exams back;
    we'll go over them in class. Correct them carefully
    and hand them in on Monday March 5.

3. Like last semester, you will hand in a paper version of your weekly notes
    every Monday in class, and will also upload a pdf file of your notes to
    the class folder on Google Drive.

4.
We have finished the CET articles, however, new students will be assigned
    one or two CET articles per week to learn what we covered last semester.
    This semester we all will read the remaining English Island articles;
     like last semester, include notes on each assigned article in your weekly notes.
     The first article, due Monday 3/5, is 台灣教室裡找不到的「嘲諷課」(上).

5.
We will read and translate this article: Embracing the Absurd,
     by Jessica Journey. Word format    original blog post     audio file
     Print out the entire article (page one was distributed in class), read page one,
     and prepare an accurate, idiomatic Chinese translation for the part assigned to you.
     Note that the article contains some French words.
     You can get help with these at WordReference.com.

6.
This semester we'll be watching an episode of The Big Bang Theory. We'll go over the script
    carefully, one scene at a time, then we'll perform scenes from the episode in small groups in class.
    Here is a Chrome extension called "Stream Series" that you can use to watch
    TV shows online relatively safely without ads:
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stream-series/cdagmkghogpcneieahjlcbnfipgeafch?hl=en
    Do a search on Stream Series for The Big Bang Theory, then choose Episode 7 of Season 3;
    it's called "The Guitarist Amplification".
    The transcript is here:
    https://bigbangtrans.wordpress.com/series-3-episode-07-the-guitarist-amplification/
    Here it is as a formatted Word file. Please print it out, and bring it to each class.
    Read it up to the line: "Would you like a commemorative snow cone?"
    Look up all the words, phrases and cultural allusions you're not sure of.
    Make sure each line makes sense! If it doesn't, Google it - and if you're still not sure ask in class.
    Bring your questions to class!

7. Book sharing: 漢語語句韻律的語法功能. 葉軍 著. 華東師範大學出版社. 2001.

8. We'll discuss the oral book report next week.

9. Breaktime music: Love by John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band    lyrics


2/28 (Holiday: no class)


WEEK TWO
3/5
1.
New students will be assigned one or two CET articles per week
to learn what we covered last semester.
For this week please read this article and include notes on it in your weekly
class notes:
大師開講 — 提升聽力祕訣:每天請聽「回音」十分鐘(上、下)
in No. 69 & 70, January/February p. 8-10 & March/April 2012, p.12-14.
Please ask for help from your old-student partner when needed!
Everybody: Hand in
台灣教室裡找不到的「嘲諷課」(上).
For next week: 台灣教室裡找不到的「嘲諷課」(下)

2.
Hand in your corrected final exams with your notes.

3. Discussion on the oral book report.

4. Read and translate: Embracing the Absurd, by Jessica Journey.
     Word format    original blog post     audio file
     Print out the entire article (page one was distributed in class), read page one,
     and prepare an accurate, idiomatic Chinese translation for the part assigned to you.
     Note that the article contains some French words.
     You can get help with these at WordReference.com.


5. Breaktime music: Sting    Englishman in New York   lyrics

3/7
1. Choose a SIMPLIFIED or original English NOVEL
     to give a 5-minute oral book report on with a PARTNER in April-May.
     Check with Prof. Chung before buying!
     And make sure you choose a book you like!
     You can try Bookman's, Crane's, or Cave's bookstores.
     The book must have high literary value!
     Here are three lists of suggested books to choose from,
     though your choices are not limited to these: 1   2   3   Sample titles
     Do NOT choose any of the following: Harry Potter, The Little Prince, Lord of the Rings,
    The Chronicles Of Narnia, Charlotte's Web, or any other children's literature!

     TITLE and AUTHOR of the book and the English and Chinese NAMES
     and STUDENT NUMBERS of BOTH PARTNERS
     are due WEDNESDAY MARCH 14 over EMAIL
     to both Prof. Chung at karchung@ntu.edu.tw and TA Stella at b03102080@ntu.edu.tw.

     Correct format: Austin, Jane. 2000. Sense and Sensibility  (Penguin Readers Level 3).
                                 Retold by Cherry Gilchrist. New York: Penguin. 46pp. Paper.

      To prepare for the oral book report:

      1. Write down all new vocabulary items with meanings and enter into your Excel file, and make an outline;
      2. Meet and discuss book with your partner(s); 3. Presentation will be five minutes long per group;
      4. Book title, author, key words on board; 5. 2-3 sentences on author; 6. Summary of plot;
      7. 2-3 parts that impressed you most; 8. Your evaluation of the book on a scale of 1-10,
          or "Thumbs up" vs. "Thumbs down."

      9. Each pair will have ONE 20-minute individual coaching session before you present,
          to help correct your errors and give you suggestions on how to improve your performance.

2. Join the Goodreads group: NTU Freshman English
     https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/213835-ntu-freshman-english
     If you like, you can join the 2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge:
     https://www.goodreads.com/challenges/7501-2018-reading-challenge
     You can add books you read in Chinese and other languages as well as English!

3. Read and translate: Embracing the Absurd, by Jessica Journey.
     Word format    original blog post     audio file
     Print out the entire article (page one was distributed in class), read page one,
     and prepare an accurate, idiomatic Chinese translation for the part assigned to you.
     Note that the article contains some French words.
     You can get help with these at WordReference.com.


4. Breaktime music: Sting    Englishman in New York   lyrics



WEEK THREE
3/12

1. New student: Hand in 大師開講 — 提升聽力祕訣:每天請聽「回音」十分鐘(上、下)
    in No. 69 & 70, January/February p. 8-10 & March/April 2012, p.12-14.
    For next week:
CET 3 (#71) : 提升聽力祕訣: /i/ 和 /ɪ/ 的辨別.
    Everybody: Discuss and hand in 台灣教室裡找不到的「嘲諷課」(下)
.
    For next week: 老師,請認錯吧!

2. Read and translate: Embracing the Absurd, by Jessica Journey.
     Word format    original blog post     audio file
     Print out the entire article (page one was distributed in class), read page one,
     and prepare an accurate, idiomatic Chinese translation for the part assigned to you.
     Note that the article contains some French words.
     You can get help with these at WordReference.com.


3. Breaktime music: Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken       by Pink      lyrics    

3/14
1. Email submission of book choice due today.

2. Read and translate: Embracing the Absurd, by Jessica Journey.
     Word format    original blog post     audio file
     Print out the entire article (page one was distributed in class), read page one,
     and prepare an accurate, idiomatic Chinese translation for the part assigned to you.
     Note that the article contains some French words.
     You can get help with these at WordReference.com.


3. Breaktime music: Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken       by Pink      lyrics    


WEEK FOUR
3/19
1.
New student: Hand in CET 3 (#71) : 提升聽力祕訣: /i/ 和 /ɪ/ 的辨別
    in No. 71, May/June 2012, p. 12-14.
    For next week (new student):
CET 4 (#72:)「重音」真的很重要!.
    in No. 72, July/August 2012, p. 12-14.
    Everybody: Discuss and hand in
老師,請認錯吧!
.
    For next week: (a) English Island 4 April 2016 同學,給我一點Feedback and:
    (b) English Island 26 February 2018 點頭的力量.

2. To prepare for the oral book report:
     1. Write down all new vocabulary items with meanings and enter into your Excel file, and make an outline;
     2. Meet and discuss book with your partner(s); 3. Presentation will be five minutes long per group;
     4. Book title, author, key words on board; 5. 2-3 sentences on author; 6. Summary of plot;
     7. 2-3 parts that impressed you most; 8. Your evaluation of the book on a scale of 1-10,
     or "Thumbs up" vs. "Thumbs down."
     9. Each pair will have ONE 20-minute individual coaching session before you present,
     to help correct your errors and give you suggestions on how to improve your performance.

     A written outline is due: Monday, April 2, 2018.
     There is no class that week, so upload it to Google Drive,
     and also print it out to bring to the next class.
     We'll make appointments for individual practice and coaching sessions
     upon receipt of the outlines.

3.  Book sharing: French Lessons: A Memoir, by Alice Kaplan.

4.  Read and translate: Embracing the Absurd, by Jessica Journey.
     Word format    original blog post     audio file
     Print out the entire article (page one was distributed in class), read page one,
     and prepare an accurate, idiomatic Chinese translation for the part assigned to you.
     Note that the article contains some French words.
     You can get help with these at WordReference.com
     and on Google Translate for French – click on the speaker icon to hear
     the words read first at normal speed, then click again to hear them again slower.


     Copy both your ORIGINAL and your REVISED translation into Chinese

     of the passage assigned to you to the Word document in Google Drive
     prepared by Jim, who is serving as editor.

     After we finish reading and translating the article on Wednesday 3/21,
     we'll read the entire article aloud again in class, with each person reading one
     or two sentences. Please prepare with the audio file!

     We'll have a quiz on VOCABULARY from "Embracing the Absurd"
     along with COMPOUND NOUN STRESS MARKING on Wednesday, March 28.

5.  Optional: "Do you live in a bubble?" quiz, from NPR.

6. On Wednesday, March 28, we will go over your transcriptions
    from the end of last semester of Stay Tuned with Preet Bharara, Live,
    with Hasan Minhaj, December 14, 2017.
    Transcribe this excerpt from this podcast, recorded live.
    Try using oTranscribe for your transcriptions.
    Upload it to Google and also print it out and bring to class.

7. Breaktime music: Ed Sheeran: Supermarket Flowers       video with lyrics        lyrics

3/21
1.  Finish reading and translating: Embracing the Absurd, by Jessica Journey.
     Word format    original blog post     audio file
     We'll read the entire article aloud again in class, with each person reading one
     or two sentences. Please come prepared!

2. Breaktime music: Sharing some new insights on the song: Ed Sheeran: Supermarket Flowers      video with lyrics       lyrics: note that the song is written from the point of view (POV) of Sheeran's mother


WEEK FIVE
3/26
1.
New student: Hand in CET 4 (#72:)「重音」真的很重要!
    in No. 72, July/August 2012, p. 12-14.
    For next week (new student):
CET 5 (#73:) 英語教學死角:複合名詞重音
    in No. 73, September/October 2012, p. 12-14.

    Everybody: Discuss and hand in (a) English Island 4 April 2016
同學,給我一點Feedback and:
    (b) English Island 26 February 2018 點頭的力量
.
    For next week: (a) English Island 5 May 2016 Wrongology 不要懷疑,真的有犯錯學;
    and (b) English Island 27 (March 2018): 放輕鬆, 「發呆」讓你發音更好.

2. Finish rereading aloud and discuss: Embracing the Absurd, by Jessica Journey.
     Word format    original blog post     audio file

3. Breaktime music: Colbie Caillat:   Try      video with lyrics     lyrics

3/28
1. Quiz on a. vocabulary; b. compound noun stress; and c. pronunciation,
     based on Embracing the Absurd, by Jessica Journey.
     Word format    original blog post     audio file
.
     Try making flash cards for a.; compound noun stress rules for b. are in this CET article;
     practice with the audio file to prepare for c.

2. We'll go over your transcriptions of this excerpt from the podcast:
    Stay Tuned with Preet Bharara, Live,
    with Hasan Minhaj, December 14, 2017.
    Try using oTranscribe for your transcriptions.
    Upload it to Google and also print it out and bring to class.

3. Breaktime music: Colbie Caillat:   Try      video with lyrics     lyrics

WEEK SIX: 4/2, 4/4 are holidays; there will be no class.
4/2:
(Holiday; no class)

4/4:

(Holiday; no class)



WEEK SEVEN   
4/9:
1. New student: Hand in CET 5 (#73:) 英語教學死角:複合名詞重音
    in No. 73, September/October 2012, p. 12-14.
    Everybody: Discuss and hand in (a) English Island 5 May 2016
    Wrongology 不要懷疑,真的有犯錯學; and
    (b) English Island 27 (March 2018): 放輕鬆, 「發呆」讓你發音更好
.

    For next week (new student; old students: review):
    CET 6 (#74) 抑揚頓挫:英語的語調和斷句
    in No. 74, November/December 2012, p. 12-14.
    For next week (everybody): English Island 6 (June 2016): 中文變好,英文也跟著好了 and:
    English Island 7 (July 2016): 看不見的文法.

2. Hand in paper copy of your book report outline.

3. We'll go over your transcriptions of this excerpt from the podcast:
    Stay Tuned with Preet Bharara, Live,
    with Hasan Minhaj, December 14, 2017.
    Try using oTranscribe for your transcriptions.
    Upload it to Google and also print it out and bring to class.
    Remember to use the 30 Tricks to help you in transcribing!

4. Continue rereading aloud and discuss: Embracing the Absurd, by Jessica Journey.
     Word format    original blog post     audio file


5. Breaktime music: Leonard Cohen:   Waiting for the Miracle      video with lyrics     lyrics   

4/11:
1. We'll continue going over your transcriptions of this excerpt from the podcast:
    Stay Tuned with Preet Bharara, Live,
    with Hasan Minhaj, December 14, 2017.
    Try using oTranscribe for your transcriptions.
    Upload it to Google and also print it out and bring to class.
    Remember to use the 30 Tricks to help you in transcribing!

2. Continue rereading aloud and discuss: Embracing the Absurd, by Jessica Journey.
     Word format    original blog post     audio file


3. Book sharing: The Chinese Typewriter: A History    by Thomas S. Mullaney
    Early English typewriter (1930s)     Old typewriters
    Arabic electric typewriter                 Thai typewriter
    Hebrew typewriter                           Chinese typewriter

4. Breaktime music: Leonard Cohen:   Waiting for the Miracle      video with lyrics     lyrics   


WEEK EIGHT
4/16:
1. New student: Hand in CET 6 (#74) 抑揚頓挫:英語的語調和斷句
    in No. 74, November/December 2012, p. 12-14.
    Everybody: Discuss and hand in
    (a) English Island 6 (June 2016): 中文變好,英文也跟著好了 and:
    (b) English Island 7 (July 2016): 看不見的文法.


    For next week (new student; old students: review):
    CET 7 (#75) Stop at stops! —— 遇到塞音請停!
    in No. 75, January/February 2013, p. 12-14.
    For next week (everybody): English Island 8 (August 2016): 哪國語言外來語最多?

2. Discussion of book report outlines.
    I did not receive the paper copy of some of the outlines,
    and many of you need to fix your format and content.
    Did you put the English and Chinese names and student numbers of both
    partners in the upper right hand corner, left justified?
    Did you put full bibliographical information of your book at the top of your outline?
    Did you list your keywords?
    Did you cover all of the points mentioned in class (and listed above)?
    Did you check your fonts, spelling, grammar and format carefully?
    Did both partners upload the outline to Google Drive?
    Have you handed in one finished paper copy of your outline?
    Fix and hand in on WEDNESDAY APRIL 18.

3. We'll finish going over your transcriptions of this excerpt from the podcast:
    Stay Tuned with Preet Bharara, Live,
    with Hasan Minhaj, December 14, 2017,
    and we'll discuss it in class.
    Upload both your ORIGINAL and CORRECTED transcriptions in a single file
    to Google Drive and also print it out and submit with next Monday's class notes.

4. New transcription practice: Breathing in Memories (2:00 minutes)
    Use
oTranscribe to make the job easier! Make sure to upload
    your transcription to your Google Drive folder.
    Due Wednesday, April 25.

5. Continue rereading aloud and discuss: Embracing the Absurd, by Jessica Journey.
     Word format    original blog post       audio file


6. Breaktime music: Christina Perri:       Human     Live at British Grove Studios
                                Video with lyrics     lyrics

4/18:
1. Hand in corrected book report outlines.

2. Continue rereading aloud and discuss: Embracing the Absurd, by Jessica Journey.
     Word format    original blog post       audio file

     Demonstration of continuation rise over different numbers of syllables.

3. Breaktime music: Christina Perri:        Human     Live at British Grove Studios
                                 Video with lyrics     lyrics


WEEK NINE
4/23:
1. New student: Hand in CET 7 (#75) Stop at stops! —— 遇到塞音請停!
    in No. 75, January/February 2013, p. 12-14.
    Everybody: Discuss and hand in
    English Island 8 (August 2016): 哪國語言外來語最多?.


    For next week (new student; old students: review):
   
CET 8 (#76) "-s" 和 "-ed" 詞尾 怎麼唸?
    in No. 76, March/April 2013, p. 12-14.

 
  and a. English Island 9 (September 2016):
    你有沒有不小心 講出「限制級英文」?

    b. For next week (everybody): English Island 13 (January 2017):
    你是中文腦還是英文腦?

2.  Finish rereading aloud and discuss: Embracing the Absurd, by Jessica Journey.
     Word format    original blog post       audio file


3. Book sharing: 王力:古代漢語常識. 北京:北京出版社. 2016.

4. Breaktime music: Goo Goo Dolls:    Iris     Video with lyrics      Lyrics
    New terms: iambic, trochaic, dactylic, anapectic; anacrusis
    About Poetry: English Prosody plus Selected Literary Terms

4/25:
1. Your marked book report outlines will be returned.
    Revise carefully and resubmit on Monday, April 30.

2. Go over transcription of Breathing in Memories (2:00 minutes)
    Use
oTranscribe to make the job easier! Make sure to upload
    your transcription to your Google Drive folder.

3. Breaktime music: Goo Goo Dolls:    Iris     Video with lyrics      Lyrics





Fall 2017: 31 class meetings

September 2017: 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, 30 (extra make-up class)
October: 2, (4, 9 and 10 are holidays), 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
November: 1, 6, 8, 13, (15 is a holiday), 20, 22, 27, 29
December: 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
January 2018: (1 is a holiday), 3

Final exam: January 10, 2018 in 外教 101

Important dates for Fall 2017


SYLLABUS
(will be added to week by week, and is subject to change at any time)

WEEK ONE
9/11

1. Welcome!

2. Warm-up song: Nat King Cole: Kemo Kimo

3. SLANT:
     Sit up straight.
     Listen.
     Ask and answer questions.
     Nod your head. (or: shake your head; or: wrinkle your brow)
     Track the teacher.

4.  One Small Step Can Change Your Life: with Kaizen

5.   Sign agreement to be filmed in class: for future online teaching.

6.  Join: Class Facebook Group
      Join:
Facebook: Karen on Ivy League Analytical English

      You can keep track of the books you read on Goodreads;
      
Join: our NTU Freshman English Goodreads group!
      See also the 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge
.

7.  Introductions; class list: please fill in your English
     or Romanized name, gmail address,
     and what musical instrument you play, if any
     (for Christmas carol sing on Monday, December 25).
     
Seating assignments. Stella will photograph you during break
     for the class list.


8. You will hand in a paper version of your weekly notes
     every Monday in class, and will also upload a pdf file of your notes to
     the class folder on Google Drive. Add each new week's notes to
     the TOP of the Word file, then save as pdf and upload to Google Drive.
     Articles to read and take notes on for next Monday:
    大師開講 — 提升聽力祕訣:每天請聽「回音」十分鐘(上、下)
     in No. 69 & 70, January/February p. 8-10 & March/April 2012, p.12-14.
     李奕含 and 陳勁豪 will present on these articles in class next Monday.

9. Format for name on homework – in upper right hand corner, left justified
    (you can make a "box" and insert it in your Word file each week):

    Iris Lin 林玉梅
    B01102000
    Freshman English  Week One
    September 18, 2013  

Use:
Times New Roman 12 pt for text,
       
Lucida Sans Unicode 10.5pt for IPA symbols,
       新細明體 12pt for 中文
       
If your format and fonts are incorrect, your homework will be counted as 缺交,

10. Each student is required to send an e-mail message to the professor
    and TA Stella with an English quote you like, together with its source.
    (Example: "We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.
    The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out."
    Ray Bradbury (1932- ), American author
)
    It must be a verifiable quote, CORRECTLY FORMATTED,
    containing no errors. Here is a sample so you know what format to use.

     Read and refer to this article by former TA Melissa Hsiung on how to write an email, entitled:
     英文 Email 潛規則老師怎麼不早點教我?! 文/ 熊偌均

     Send the email in plain text, not html.

     Make sure to produce careful work that is not filled with sloppy mistakes:
     GET EVERYTHING RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!
     Make sure you sign your name to every e-mail you write!
     Put "fe quote" in the subject line. Pay attention to correct format;
     for example, leave a space before and after (parentheses) like this.
     Without a space it looks like(this)and this is not acceptable in English written format.


     Every student must also register with the New York TImes
     and subscribe to their daily news digest (these are free,
     as is access to up to ten news stories a month). You will be asked
     to choose the kinds of news you'd like to receive. The aim of this requirement
     is to give you at least a passing familiarity with current international events,
     and for you to get used to using English-language news media sources.
     Include this sentence in your email:
     "I have subscribed to the New York Times news digest."
     Do NOT subscribe to the NEWSPAPER, and do NOT submit any financial information!

     Also include your gmail address, so we can add you to Google Drive.

      and what musical instruments you are able and willing to play
     for the Christmas carol sing on December 25.

     The New York Times (US):
     Today's Headlines: https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/todaysheadlines
     Other email newsletters: https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters
     The New York Times homepage:
http://www.nytimes.com/

      This assignment is due September 18.


9/13
1.  The Pomodoro Technique of time management,
      and improving focus and productivity.


2.  Articles to read and take notes on for next Monday:
    大師開講 — 提升聽力祕訣:每天請聽「回音」十分鐘(上、下)
     in No. 69 & 70, January/February p. 8-10 & March/April 2012, p.12-14.
     李奕含 and 陳勁豪 will present on these articles in class next Monday.

3. Questions about subscribing to the New York Times email newsletter.

4. The Echo Method and class introductions.
     Mini-conversations.

5. Email format. Read and take notes on:
    英文 Email 潛規則老師怎麼不早點教我?! 文/ 熊偌均
     Include in your Monday notes.

6. Reading and phrasing practice: Print out The Crow and the Water Jar (unpunctuated)
    
Punctuate the story correctly, and practice reading with good phrasing.
    
Try it yourself first; then get some help by listening to this MP3 file.

7. Breaktime music: Nat King Cole: Kemo Kimo.


WEEK TWO
9/18
1. Class list, attendance, assigned seats.

2. Download, print out, and bring to every class: IPA symbols handout.

3.
 Format of email quote assignment:
     no html, exactly one line between paragraphs, no space before , or .
     "I don't play any musical instruments." Indent five spaces.
     Questions about Google Drive.
     Discussion on:
     英文 Email 潛規則老師怎麼不早點教我?! 文/ 熊偌均.
     Include notes on this article in next week's notes if you
     didn't include them in this week's notes.

4.
Oral presentation by 李奕含 and 陳勁豪 and discussion on:
    大師開講 — 提升聽力祕訣:每天請聽「回音」十分鐘(上、下)
     in No. 69 & 70, January/February p. 8-10 & March/April 2012, p.12-14.
     Read and take notes on: CET 3 (issue 71): /i/ 和 /ɪ/ 的辨別 for next Monday;
     趙姿雅 and 洪偉誠 will report.

5. Mark Zuckerberg's speech in Chinese at Tsinghua University Beijing, Oct. 25, 1015.

6. Mini-conversations and introductions.

7.
Reading and phrasing practice: The Crow and the Water Jar (unpunctuated)
     
Practice reading with good phrasing, first in Chinese, then in English. MP3 file
     Here are the punctuated versions.

8. Breaktime music: It's My Life by Bon Jovi     unplugged version    lyrics
     Referred to in the lyrics: My Way by Frank Sinatra   live in concert   lyrics
     "Tommy and Gina" are featured in the Bon Jovi song Livin' on a Prayer    live   lyrics


9/20
1. Dictation.
     Make sure you have the IPA symbols handout with you.


2. Reading and phrasing practice: The Crow and the Water Jar (unpunctuated)
     
Practice reading with good phrasing, first in Chinese, then in English. MP3 file
     Here are the punctuated versions.

3. Breaktime music: It's My Life by Bon Jovi     unplugged version    lyrics
     Referred to in the lyrics: My Way by Frank Sinatra   live in concert   lyrics
     "Tommy and Gina" are featured in the Bon Jovi song Livin' on a Prayer    live   lyrics


4. Book sharing: The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics
     by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith


WEEK THREE
9/25

1. Oral presentation by 洪偉誠 Wei-cheng and 廖建宇 Jian-yu and discussion on:
    CET 3 (issue 71): /i/ 和 /ɪ/ 的辨別 in No. 71, May/June 2012, p. 12-14.
    Read and take notes on: CET 4「重音」真的很重要! in 72, July/August 2012, p. 12-14.
    for next Monday; 洪士 Shi-heng and 李昭賢 Kevin will report.


2. Reading and phrasing practice: The Crow and the Water Jar (unpunctuated)
     
Practice reading with good phrasing, first in Chinese, then in English. MP3 file
     Here are the punctuated versions.

3. Book sharing: Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
     by Jocko Willink and Lief Babin. 2017.   TEDx talk by Jocko Willink.

4. Breaktime music: Honesty   by   Billy Joel    Live in concert 2010      Lyrics

9/27
1. Dictation: /ɪk/ vs. /ik/.
     Make sure you have the IPA symbols handout with you.


2. Mini-conversations practice

3. Reading and phrasing practice: The Crow and the Water Jar (unpunctuated)
     
Practice reading with good phrasing, first in Chinese, then in English. MP3 file
     Here are the punctuated versions.


4. Breaktime music: Honesty   by   Billy Joel    Live in concert 2010      Lyrics

WEEK FOUR
9/30
: Saturday make-up class.
1. Oral presentation by 洪士 Shi-heng and 李昭賢 and discussion on:
    CET 4「重音」真的很重要! in 72, July/August 2012, p. 12-14.
    Read and take notes on: CET 5 英語教學死角:複合名詞重音
    in No. 73, September/October 2012, p. 12-14
    for Wednesday 10/11; 黃耕偉 Huang Geng-wei and 邱奎維 Kuei-wei will report.


2. Mini-conversations practice

3. Reading and phrasing practice: The Crow and the Water Jar
     
Pay special attention to the continuation rise. MP3 file
     

4. Book sharing: Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike, by Phil Knight.

5. Breaktime music: If Not Now   by Tracy Chapman     lyrics

10/2
1. Read and take notes on: CET 5 英語教學死角:複合名詞重音
    in No. 73, September/October 2012, p. 12-14;

   
黃耕偉 Huang Geng-wei and 邱奎維 Chiu Kuei-wei
    will report on it on Wednesday 10/11.
    We'll also discuss it in class today.
    Next CET article: CET 6 抑揚頓挫:英語的語調和斷句
    in No. 74, November/December 2012, p. 12-14.
    馮子瑄 Shelly Feng and 黃瑞晶 Blanche Huang
    will report on it on Monday 10/16.


2.
Print out and complete this
    first exercise on compound noun stress and phrase stress
    and bring to class on 10/11. We'll go over it before handing it in.
    Here is a second exercise on compound noun stress for further practice.

3.
Dictation: /p/ vs. /-ip/.
    Also:
Discussion and demonstration of voiceless vs. voiced final stops.


4. Transcription exercise for 10/11: Yellow Horses,
     Entire original podcast   from Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase


5. Book sharing: If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?:
     My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating, by Alan Alda

     

6. Breaktime music: If Not Now   by Tracy Chapman     lyrics


WEEK FIVE
10/09
No class due to Double Tenth holiday.

10/11

1. 黃耕偉 Huang Geng-wei and 邱奎維 Chiu Kuei-wei
     will report on: CET 5 英語教學死角:複合名詞重音
     in No. 73, September/October 2012, p. 12-14.
     Next CET article: CET 6 抑揚頓挫:英語的語調和斷句
     in No. 74, November/December 2012, p. 12-14.
     馮子瑄 Shelly Feng and 黃瑞晶 Blanche Huang
     will report on it on Monday 10/16.

2. Quick Mini-conversation practice.

3. Dictation: /-æt/ vs. /-æd/, e.g. pat vs. pad.
    Make sure you have the IPA symbols handout with you.

4. We'll go over this first exercise on compound noun stress and phrase stress
    before handing it in. Complete this second exercise on compound noun stress
    and hand in on 10/16.


5. Reading and phrasing practice: The Crow and the Water Jar
     
Pay special attention to the continuation rise. MP3 file


6. Transcription exercise for 10/11: Yellow Horses,
     Entire original podcast   from Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase

     
Make sure your transcription has been uploaded to Google Drive
     and also print it out and bring to class on Monday 10/16.


7. Breaktime music: Somewhere Only We Know   by Keane   video with lyrics    lyrics


WEEK SIX
10/16
1. 馮子瑄 Shelly Feng and 黃瑞晶 Blanche Huang
     will report on: CET 6 抑揚頓挫:英語的語調和斷句
     in No. 74, November/December 2012, p. 12-14.
     Next CET article:
CET 7 Stop at stops! —— 遇到塞音請停!
     in No. 75, January/February 2013, p. 12-14.
     魏愷琪 Karen Wei and 吳凱盈 Hoi Ying Ng
     will report on it on Monday 10/23.

2. Quick Mini-conversation practice.

3. Finish going over the second exercise on compound noun stress;
    hand in both the first and second exercise; quiz on Wednesday 10/18.

4. Finish reading: The Crow and the Water Jar
     
Pay special attention to the continuation rise. MP3 file


5. New reading: Four Castaways Make a Family, by Rene Denfeld.  Word format
    Published in the The New York Times, Style section, August 11, 2017
    Download, print out, read and translate your numbered section –
    you will read your section aloud and translate it in class starting Monday 10/23;
    also read as much of the whole piece as possible.
    Practice Echoing your assigned section with this MP3 file;
    also listen to the sound file as you read the whole article.
    There will at some point be a vocabulary quiz on the piece,
    so start learning new vocabulary early.

6.
 We''ll start checking your transcription of Yellow Horses on Wednesday 10/18.

7. Breaktime music:
Eet   by Regina Spektor   lyrics

10/18
1. Compound noun and phrase stress quiz.

2.
Mini-conversation performances.

3.
 We'll start checking your transcription of Yellow Horses.
     Entire original podcast from Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase.
     Make sure your transcription has been uploaded to Google Drive.
     Get help from the 30 Tricks  ppt

4. Breaktime music: Eet   by Regina Spektor   lyrics
     
What city sound does the "Eet" chorus remind you of?

WEEK SEVEN
10/23
1.  魏愷琪 Karen Wei and 吳凱盈 Hoi Ying Ng
     will report on
:
CET 7 Stop at stops! —— 遇到塞音請停!
     in No. 75, January/February 2013, p. 12-14.
     For next Monday 10/30, read and take notes on
     CET 8 (#76) "-s" 和 "-ed" 詞尾 怎麼唸?;
     林子游 Amundsen and 黃詠晴 Yung-ching will report.

2. Vocabulary quiz on The Crow and the Water Jar
     and compound noun stress quiz on Wednesday 10/25.

3. We'll start on our new reading: Four Castaways Make a Family,
     by Rene Denfeld. Word format
     also listen to the sound file as you read the whole article.
     Practice Echoing your assigned section with this MP3 file;
     There will at some point be a vocabulary quiz on the piece,
     so start learning new vocabulary early.

4. Breaktime music: Stressed Out   by twenty one pilots    lyrics

10/25
1.
Vocabulary quiz on The Crow and the Water Jar
     and compound noun stress quiz
.

2.
Mini-conversation performances.

3.  We'll continue checking your transcription of Yellow Horses.
     Entire original podcast from Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase.
     Make sure your transcription has been uploaded to Google Drive.
     Get help from the 30 Tricks  ppt


4. Breaktime music: Stressed Out   by twenty one pilots    lyrics


WEEK EIGHT
10/30
1.  林子游 Amundsen and 黃詠晴 Yung-ching
     will report on
: CET 8 (#76) "-s" 和 "-ed" 詞尾 怎麼唸?.
     For next Monday 11/06, read and take notes on
     CET 9 & 10 (#77 & 78) 鼻音/m/、/n/ 與 /ŋ/ —— No problen? (上、下)
     in No. 77, May/June 2013, p. 12-14 and No. 78, July/August 2013, p. 12-14.

     Also include in your notes:
     a. Your thoughts on why, in spite of a lot of emphasis
     on and training in English grammar, Taiwanese students are often still unclear
     on many relatively basic points of grammar, e.g. verb tense and forms.

     b. How we can improve the English teaching in Taiwan schools.

     Hand in paper notes and also upload to Google Drive.
     林有安 Andy and 高衡山 Jason will report.

2. Mini-conversation performances.

3. We'll read and translate: Four Castaways Make a Family,
     by Rene Denfeld. Word format
     Listen to the MP3 file as you read the whole article.
     Also, practice Echoing your assigned section with the MP3 file.

     There will be two vocabulary quizzes on the piece,
     one at the halfway point and one at the end,
     much like the one we had for The Crow and the Water Jar.
     So start learning new vocabulary early!

4.  Breaktime music: Wonderful Baby   live, with commentary    in compilation   by Don McLean   lyrics
 
     Bonus Halloween music from last year:
     1. A novelty song that's a little creepy but mostly fun,
         and good rhythm practice:

         They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-haaa! (1966) by Napoleon XIV (Jerry Samuels)

     2. The Monster Mash     by Bobby Pickett     with lyrics   

11/01
1.  Practice Mini-conversation #20.

2.  Help with "will" and "would": 會唱這兩首歌,就學會假設語氣

3.  We'll continue checking your transcriptions of Yellow Horses.
     Entire original podcast from Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase.
     Make sure your transcription has been uploaded to Google Drive.
     Get help from the 30 Tricks  ppt


4. Breaktime music: Wonderful Baby   live, with commentary    in compilation   by Don McLean   lyrics
     Bonus music from last year: The Rustavi Choir from the Republic of Georgia.


WEEK NINE
11/06
1.  林有安 Andy and 高衡山 Jason will report on:
  
  CET 9 & 10 (#77 & 78) 鼻音/m/、/n/ 與 /ŋ/ —— No problen? (上、下).
     Hand in paper notes and also upload to Google Drive.
     Make sure you've included your thoughts on English education in Taiwan
     and how to improve it.
     For next Monday 11/13, read and take notes on
     a. CET 11 (#79:) 台式英語罪魁禍首:/æ/、/ɛ/ 和 /eɪ/
     in No. 79, September/October 2013, p. 12-14, and
     b. this June 2017 English Island article on how to use "will" and "would":
     會唱這兩首歌,就學會假設語氣
;
     蕭宇倫 Horace and 許馨丰 Shelly will report.

2.  Practice Mini-conversation #20; perform on 11/08 in class.

3. We'll read and translate: Four Castaways Make a Family,
     by Rene Denfeld. Word format
     Listen to the MP3 file as you read the whole article.
     Also, practice Echoing your assigned section with the MP3 file.


4. Breaktime music: Reggae music: Running Away    by Bob Marley & The Wailers    lyrics
     sung in Jamaican Patois (aka Jamaican Creole)

11/08
1. Mini-conversation performances.

2.  We'll continue checking your transcriptions of Yellow Horses.
     Entire original podcast from Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase.
     Make sure your transcription has been uploaded to Google Drive.
     Get help from the 30 Tricks  ppt


3. If there's still time, we'll read and translate: Four Castaways Make a Family,
     by Rene Denfeld. Word format
     Listen to the MP3 file as you read the whole article.
     Also, practice Echoing your assigned section with the MP3 file.


4.  Breaktime music: Reggae music: Running Away    by Bob Marley & The Wailers    lyrics
     sung in Jamaican Patois (aka Jamaican Creole)     humorous Patois lesson


WEEK TEN
11/13
1.  蕭宇倫 Horace and 許馨丰 Shelly will report on:
  
  a. CET 11 (#79:) 台式英語罪魁禍首:/æ/、/ɛ/ 和 /eɪ/, and
     b. 會唱這兩首歌,就學會假設語氣.
     Hand in paper notes and also upload to Google Drive.
     For next Monday 11/20, read and take notes on
     a. CET 12 (#80) 英語發音百樂篇(一): Pronunciation Potluck (1)
     (on "says" and "said", clear and dark "l", the "tap" rule for "t", and the difference
     between "ear" and "year")
in No. 80, November/December 2013, p. 12-14;
     b.also take notes on this November 2016 English Island article
     (reprinted in 30+ magazine), and include in your notes for next Monday:
     看「中文字幕」會影響英文聽力嗎?.
     陳奕均 Jim and 欣悅 Xin Yue will report.

2. Review Mini-conversation #17.

3. We'll read and translate: Four Castaways Make a Family,
    by Rene Denfeld. Word format
    Listen to the MP3 file as you read the whole article.
    Also, practice Echoing your assigned section with the MP3 file.


4. Breaktime music: Imagine   by John Lennon    lyrics     chosen by Henry Hung 洪士.

11/15
Holiday: No class due to NTU Anniversary.


WEEK ELEVEN
11/20
1.  陳奕均 Jim and 欣悅 Xin Yue will report on:
     a. (CET 12 (#80) 英語發音百樂篇(一): Pronunciation Potluck (1); and
     b.看「中文字幕」會影響英文聽力嗎? from the November 2016 issue of English Island.

     Hand in paper notes and also upload to Google Drive.
     For next Monday 11/27, read and take notes on
     a. CET 13 (#81) 英語發音百樂篇(二): Pronunciation Potluck (2),
     about /ju/ vs. /u/ the deaspiration of /p/, /t/, and /k/ after /s/;
     the pronunciation of /ʒ/ and /dʒ/; also /dz/ vs. /z/, and /ts/ vs. /s/,
     in No. 81, January/February 2014, p. 12-14; and also on:
     b. this December 2016 English Island article on how to answer
     a question containing negation:
到底是Yes還是No?
     To access this and other English Island articles,
     you will need to register on the site –
     it's free, and comes with no obligations.
     林世峰 Max and 林韋宏 Wei-hung will report.

2. Performances of Mini-conversation #17.
    Prepare Mini-conversations #26 and #27 for next Monday 11/27.
    Use the ready-made Echo files to practice! #26 and #27.

3. We'll continue reading and translating: Four Castaways Make a Family,
    by Rene Denfeld. Word format
    Listen to the MP3 file as you read the whole article.
    Also, practice Echoing your assigned section with the MP3 file.


4. Breaktime Music: Brave    by Sara Bareilles     lyrics

11/22
1. We'll continue checking your transcriptions of Yellow Horses.
    Entire original podcast from Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase.
    Make sure your transcription has been uploaded to Google Drive.
    Get help from the 30 Tricks  ppt

    Try using oTranscribe for your transcriptions.

2. If there's still time, we'll read and translate: Four Castaways Make a Family,
    by Rene Denfeld. Word format
    Listen to the MP3 file as you read the whole article.
    Also, practice Echoing your assigned section with the MP3 file.


3. Breaktime Music: Brave    by Sara Bareilles     lyrics


WEEK TWELVE
11/27
1.  林世峰 Max and 林韋宏 Wei-hung will report on:
     a. CET 13 (#81) 英語發音百樂篇(二): Pronunciation Potluck (2);
     Here is an audio file to help with /dʒ/ (e.g. "major") and /ʒ/ (e.g. "measure");
     and also on:
     b. the December 2016 English Island article: 到底是Yes還是No?.

     Hand in paper notes and also upload to Google Drive.
     For next Monday 12/04: read and take notes on
     a.
CET 14 (#82) 英語發音百樂篇(三): Pronunciation Potluck (3)
     which is about the pronunciation of “th”, “x” and “r",
     in No. 82, March/April 2014, p. 12-14, and
     b. this October 2016 English Island article about being careful to avoid
     vulgar words in your English:
你有沒有不小心 講出「限制級英文」?
     To access this and other English Island articles, you will need
     to register on the site – it's free, and comes with no obligations.
     楊鎧綾 Arlene and 劉彗嫻 Hui-xian will report.

2. Performances of Mini-conversation #26 and #27.
     For next Monday 12/04, practice for 10 MINUTES DAILY to prepare
     for performance of mini-conversation #14. Use the ready-made Echo file!

3. We'll continue reading and translating: Four Castaways Make a Family,
    by Rene Denfeld. Word format
    Listen to the MP3 file as you read the whole article.
    Also, practice Echoing your assigned section with the MP3 file.


4. Breaktime Music: Free Fallin'    video with lyrics    by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers    lyrics    
     Song suggested by Ray Lin 林叡

11/29
1. We'll continue checking your transcriptions of Yellow Horses.
    Entire original podcast from Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase.
    Make sure your transcription has been uploaded to Google Drive.
    Get help from the 30 Tricks  ppt

    Try using oTranscribe for your transcriptions.

2. If there's still time, we'll read and translate: Four Castaways Make a Family,
    by Rene Denfeld. Word format
    Listen to the MP3 file as you read the whole article.
    Also, practice Echoing your assigned section with the MP3 file.


3. Breaktime Music: Free Fallin'    video with lyrics    by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers    lyrics    
     Song suggested by Ray Lin 林叡


WEEK THIRTEEN
12/4
1.  楊鎧綾 Arlene and 劉彗嫻 Hui-xian will report on:
     a. CET 14 (#82) 英語發音百樂篇(三): Pronunciation Potluck (3)
     which is about the pronunciation of “th”, “x” and “r",
     in No. 82, March/April 2014, p. 12-14, and
     b. this October 2016 English Island article about being careful to avoid
     vulgar words in your English:
你有沒有不小心 講出「限制級英文」?

     Hand in paper notes and also upload to Google Drive.

     For next Monday 12/11: read and take notes on
     a.
CET 15 (#83) 英語發音百樂篇(四): Pronunciation Potluck (4)
     (the pronunciation of “w”, “wh” and “h”; nasal plosion; schwa elision)
,
     n No. 83, May/June 2014, p. 12-14, and
     b. this February 2017 English Island article about the correct use
     of "hope" and "wish":
希望、祝福、許願 英文怎麼說?
     千島柰子 Nako Chishima and 劉佳欣 Ariel will report.


2. Performances of mini-conversation #14   MP3   Echo file
     For next Monday 12/11, practice for 10 MINUTES DAILY to prepare
     for your performance of mini-conversation #12    MP3   Use this ready-made Echo file for easy practice!


3. We'll continue reading and translating: Four Castaways Make a Family,
    by Rene Denfeld. Word format
    Listen to the MP3 file as you read the whole article.
    Also, practice Echoing your assigned section with the MP3 file.


4. Breaktime Music: Demons    video with lyrics    by Imagine Dragons   lyrics    

12/6
1. Review mini-conversation #12    MP3   Echo file

2. We'll finish checking your transcriptions of Yellow Horses.
    Entire original podcast from Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase.
    Make sure both your original, uncorrected transcription,
    together with your corrected transcription, have been uploaded to Google Drive.
    Get help from the 30 Tricks  ppt

    Try using oTranscribe for your transcriptions.

3. Here are some great online vocabulary flashcards, with audio,
    created by TA Andrea Lay 賴宜謙, for anybody interested!


4. Breaktime Music: Demons    video with lyrics    by Imagine Dragons   lyrics    


WEEK FOURTEEN
12/11
1.  千島柰子 Nako Chishima and 劉佳欣 Ariel will report on:
     a. CET 15 (#83) 英語發音百樂篇(四): Pronunciation Potluck (4)
     (the pronunciation of “w”, “wh” and “h”; nasal plosion; schwa elision)
,
     in No. 83, May/June 2014, p. 12-14, and
     b. this February 2017 English Island article about the correct use
     of "hope" and "wish":
希望、祝福、許願 英文怎麼說?
     Hand in paper notes and also upload to Google Drive.

     For next Monday 12/18: read and take notes on
     a. notes on CET 16 (issue #84) and CET 17 (issue #85):
     Do not 和 don’t意思一樣嗎?英語的縮讀字((上、下), and
     b. this July 2016 English Island article about Chinese grammar
     you use but may not have noticed:
看不見的文法.

     
筱淇 Shiao-chi and 胡彥川 Yen Chuan will report.

2.  Performances of mini-conversation #12    MP3   
     Use this ready-made Echo file for easy practice!


3. We'll continue reading and translating: Four Castaways Make a Family,
    by Rene Denfeld. Word format
    Listen to the MP3 file as you read the whole article.
    Also, practice Echoing your assigned section with the MP3 file.


4. Here are some great online vocabulary flashcards (alternate URL), with audio,
    created by TA Andrea Lay 賴宜謙, for anybody interested!

5.
Breaktime Music: Masters of War  by Bob Dylan   lyrics

12/13
1. We'll continue reading and translating: Four Castaways Make a Family,
    by Rene Denfeld. Word format
    Listen to the MP3 file as you read the whole article.
    Also, practice Echoing your assigned section with the MP3 file.


2. Breaktime Music: Masters of War  by Bob Dylan   lyrics


WEEK FIFTEEN
12/18
1.  徐筱淇 Shiao-chi and 胡彥川 Yen Chuan will report on:
     a. CET 16 (issue #84) and CET 17 (issue #85):
     Do not 和 don’t意思一樣嗎?英語的縮讀字((上、下), and
     b. this July 2016 English Island article about Chinese grammar
     you use but may not have noticed:
看不見的文法.

     Hand in paper notes and also upload to Google Drive.

     For next Monday 12/25: read and take notes on
     a. CET 18 (#86) 次重音:次要的重音還是很重要!, and
     b. also the June 2016 English Island article: 中文變好,英文也跟著好了.

     
李奕含 I-Han and 陳勁豪 Howard will report.

2. New transcription exercise: Stay Tuned with Preet Bharara,
    Live, with Hasan Minhaj, December 14, 2017.
    Transcribe this excerpt from this podcast, recorded live.
    Try using oTranscribe for your transcriptions.
    There will be lots of hesitations, false starts, fragments, and interruptions,
    but it has a great message! Just do your best!
    Three hints: 1. "Kanye" and "Kanye juice" (i.e. acting as self-confident
    as Kanye West). 2. Prom: A formal dance held in 11th and/or 12th grade.
    3. Salisbury steak: A "steak" formed from ground beef and topped with gravy.
    Original podcast page
    Due next Monday, Dec. 25. Print out your transcription
    and upload it to Google Drive.

3. We'll continue reading and translating: Four Castaways Make a Family,
    by Rene Denfeld. Word format
    Listen to the MP3 file as you read the whole article.
    Also, practice Echoing your assigned section with the MP3 file.


4. For practice in marking compound and phrasal noun stress:
    lists collected by former students!
    Please print out, try to mark a few lists, and bring to class!

5.  Due January 1: Prepare:
     (I) a written evaluation of this semester's class and
     (II) an organized summary of your class notes, in two separate pdf files:

I. End-of-semester evaluation:
   Part 1: evaluate the class, materials, teacher, syllabus, homework assignments,
what was most and least useful, things that could be improved, and how
— everything about the class this semester.
   Part 2: Evaluate yourself: Attendance and punctuality, homework submission,
how much you learned from the class, how much effort you put into this class,
   Part 3: How do you plan to continue improving your English in general and
your English listening and pronunciation skills in particular?

II. Organized summary of your class notes:
   Go through all your old notes, and organize them into a summary of main points.
You do not have to include every single detail from your notes; try rather to combine
notes that are about the same thing and to generalize.

Format and submission instructions: Convert your files to pdf format
before emailing both files to Prof. Chung at: feathermountain@gmail.com


6. Breaktime Music: Diamonds and Rust (1975)   by Joan Baez    lyrics

12/20
1. We'll try to finish reading and translating: Four Castaways Make a Family,
    by Rene Denfeld. Word format
    Listen to the MP3 file as you read the whole article.
    Also, practice Echoing your assigned section with the MP3 file.


2. For practice in marking compound and phrasal noun stress:
    lists collected by former students!
    Please print out, try to mark a few lists, and bring to class!

3. Breaktime Music: Diamonds and Rust (1975)   by Joan Baez    lyrics


WEEK SIXTEEN
12/25
1.  李奕含 I-Han and 陳勁豪 Howard will report on:
     a. CET 18 (#86) 次重音:次要的重音還是很重要!, and
     b. also the June 2016 English Island article: 中文變好,英文也跟著好了.


2. New transcription exercise: Stay Tuned with Preet Bharara,
    Live, with Hasan Minhaj, December 14, 2017.
    Transcribe this excerpt from this podcast, recorded live.
    Try using oTranscribe for your transcriptions.
    There will be lots of hesitations, false starts, fragments, and interruptions,
    but it has a great message! Just do your best!
    Three hints: 1. "Kanye" and "Kanye juice" (i.e. acting as self-confident
    as Kanye West). 2. Prom: A formal dance held in 11th and/or 12th grade.
    3. Salisbury steak: A "steak" formed from ground beef and topped with gravy.
    Original podcast page
    Due next Monday, Dec. 25. Print out your transcription
    and upload it to Google Drive.

3. We'll continue reading and translating: Four Castaways Make a Family,
    by Rene Denfeld. Word format
    Listen to the MP3 file as you read the whole article.
    Also, practice Echoing your assigned section with the MP3 file.


4. For practice in marking compound and phrasal noun stress:
    lists collected by former students!

5. Breaktime music: A very old Irish Christmas carol: The Wexford Carol,
     with Yo-Yo Ma and Alison Krauss    history and lyrics


12/27
1. We'll try to finish reading and translating: Four Castaways Make a Family,
    by Rene Denfeld. Word format
    Listen to the MP3 file as you read the whole article.
    Also, practice Echoing your assigned section with the MP3 file.


2. For practice in marking compound and phrasal noun stress:
    lists collected by former students!
    Please print out, try to mark a few lists, and bring to class!

3. Finish transcribing: Stay Tuned with Preet Bharara,
    Live, with Hasan Minhaj, December 14, 2017.
    Transcribe this excerpt from this podcast, recorded live.

    Try using oTranscribe for your transcriptions.

4. Breaktime music: A very old Irish Christmas carol: The Wexford Carol,
     with Yo-Yo Ma and Alison Krauss    history and lyrics



WEEK SEVENTEEN
1/01/2018
     No class due to New Year holiday;
     however, final evaluations and summaries are due today.
     Make sure you sent them to Prof. Chung at: feathermountain@gmail.com
     and to Stella at: guostela@gmail.com.


1/03/2018

1. Finish reading aloud: Four Castaways Make a Family,
    by Rene Denfeld. Word format    MP3 file.
    Class discussion on the piece.
    Make sure you have something ready to share!


2. We will go over your transcriptions of Stay Tuned with Preet Bharara,
    Live, with Hasan Minhaj, December 14, 2017 at the beginning of next semester.
    Transcribe this excerpt from this podcast, recorded live.
    Try using oTranscribe for your transcriptions.

3. For the final exam, pay special attention to these articles: CET 5, 6, 7 and 8,
    and make sure you've memorized the vocabulary in the Castaways piece.
    Make sure any back homework is handed in by Friday January 5,
    and also uploaded to Google Drive.
    No grade will be submitted for you without a final evaluation and summary,
    or if any Google Drive work is missing.

4. For next semester:
    Choose and read a simplified English novel.
    You will give an oral report on it with a partner.

5. Next semester we'll act out a scene from an episode
    of The Big Bang Theory.
    Install the Stream Series extension in Chrome, and
    do a search to find:
    The Big Bang Theory, Season 7, episode 3,
    "The Guitarist Amplification".
    The transcript is here:
    https://bigbangtrans.wordpress.com/series-3-episode-07-the-guitarist-amplification/
    Here it is as a formatted Word file.
    Watch it several times as entertainment.
    We'll be performing the first scene up to this line:
    "Would you like a commemorative snow cone?"

6. Breaktime music: Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)  by Jim Croce      lyrics


WEEK SEVENTEEN
1/10/2018
Final exam at 8:10am in 外教 101.

Book sharing: 英漢語信息結構對比研究. 1998. 張今 張克定著. 鄭州: 河南大學出版社.


Goals of Course

     
This course will concentrate on four main areas:

     (1) Pronunciation training. Everybody must keep a pronunciation, grammar and class notes journal. A summary of your class notes is due every Monday.

     (2) Reading and translation practice. This semester we will mainly be reading essays and possibly short stories, though additional texts may be assigned. Normally, individual students will be assigned to translate a given passage of the reading beforehand. Each of the passages will be read, translated orally into good Chinese, discussed, and sometimes acted out in class. The reading will be followed by a class discussion, and almost always by a short quiz, usually on vocabulary and compound and phrase stress. Students are actively encouraged to relate what they read and learn to their own life, experiences, and feelings, and to listen attentively to what their classmates have to say. Also, for each simplified English novel or other English book you read on your own and submit a short summary of, you will receive extra credit. Everybody must keep a record of the books you read.

     (3) Listening and oral practice with online resources. There will normally be one online listening assignment a week requiring written answers to listening comprehension questions. We will correct the assignment of the previous week and a new assignment will be given every Wednesday. You may work with your classmates or friends on the listening part of the assignment, but you must do your own work answering the questions. 50% or more will be deducted on assignments that are not handed in on time. Click here for suggestions on how to approach the listening assignments.

     (4) Various oral presentations, including a book report first semester and possibly a dramatization second semester.
    
     This is not a composition course, and we unfortunately have too large a class and not enough time for lots of conversation practice. You must create opportunities for yourself to get practice in these areas. If you would like composition practice, however, you could consider keeping a blog. You may even be lucky enough to get feedback on what you write! Or find a language exchange partner on Livemocha.com. Remember in any case that you are responsible for your own education – the NTU faculty and staff can help you with only part of it!

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E-mail and miscellaneous requirements

     
E-mail: Every student must use your NTU e-mail account. Each student is responsible for ensuring that their e-mail inbox is able to receive and send mail at all times.

     In the first week of class, each student is required to send an e-mail message to the professor with an English quote you like, together with its source. (Example: "Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think." Niels Bohr (1885-1962), Danish physicist) It must be a verifiable quote, CORRECTLY FORMATTED, containing no errors. Here is a sample so you know what format to use.

     The purpose of this is (1) to collect the e-mail addresses of everyone in the class, so we can all use them for class communications; and (2) to remind you right at the beginning of the semester of the importance of producing careful work that is not filled with sloppy mistakes. Make sure you sign your name to every e-mail you write! Put "fe quote" in the subject line. Pay attention to correct format; for example, leave a space before and after (parentheses) like this. Without a space it looks like(this)and this is not acceptable in English written format.

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     Pronunciation and grammar journal: You are required to keep a running record of specific sounds and other areas you need to work on in your pronunciation in a small notebook, based on feedback you receive in class. You are also required to keep a record of all grammar points and corrections made in class and in your written work. You are expected to have your journal open and ready throughout each class, without being reminded. You will be asked to write and hand in a summary of your pronunciation and grammar journal at the end of each semester. You can use this page to insert IPA/KK symbols into Word and other documents.

     Oral book report: Each student will be asked to choose a simplified or original novel to read with a partner and give a 5-minute oral book report on. Here are three lists of suggested books to choose from, though your choices are not limited to these; do NOT however choose any of the following: Harry Potter, The Little Prince, Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles Of Narnia, or any other children's literature:

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,1061037,00.html
http://www.randomhouse.com/modernlibrary/100bestnovels.html
http://www.time.com/time/2005/100books/the_complete_list.html

You may read your book in the original if you choose, but most works are quite long and difficult, with an overwhelming number of unfamiliar vocabulary words. The intention of this assignment is simply for you to become better acquainted with English literature, and for you to have an enjoyable reading experience. Hopefully, once you have gotten through, understood, and enjoyed an entire abridged and simplified work in English, you will want to explore more books, maybe also in simplified form, but eventually you may want to tackle a novel in the original. DO NOT COPY FROM ANY SOURCE WITHOUT CITING THE SOURCE. This is plagiarism and an extremely serious offense; in the US it is grounds for dismissal from the university.

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     News reading: Every student must register with the New York TImes and subscribe to their daily news digest (these are free, as is access to up to ten news stories a month). You will be asked to choose the kinds of news you'd like to receive. The aim of this requirement is give you at least a passing familiarity with current international events, and for you to get used to using English-language news media sources.

The New York Times (US): https://myaccount.nytimes.com/register
The New York Times homepage: http://www.nytimes.com/

UK Media:
The BBC World Service homepage:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/

The Guardian Unlimited (UK):
http://users.guardian.co.uk/register/1,12904,-1,00.html
The Guardian Unlimited homepage: http://www.guardian.co.uk/

Poetry from the MPR's Writer's Almanac (optional): If you'd like a poem and a "today in literature" summary delivered to your e-mail inbox every day, sign up here:
http://mail.publicradio.org/content/506927/forms/twa_signup.htm
Writer's Almanac homepage: http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/
About.com also has a Classic Poem Daily (optional): http://quotations.about.com/c/ec/1.htm

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Podcasts: If you have an MP3 player, iPod, or smart phone, podcasts are a great way to listen to class listening files anytime, anywhere. You can also download an enormous variety of files you choose yourself. You can even produce your own podcast for others to listen to!

iTunes is one popular way to download podcasts. Select "United States" as your country for the largest selection. Check out the free university courses available on iTunes U!

http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

     Here are some pages with podcasts to choose from, subscribe to or download, then copy to your MP3 player:

BBC podcast feeds:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts
NPR podcast directory:
http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_directory.php
Nature magazine podcast:
http://www.nature.com/nature/podcast/index.html
Podcast directories:
http://www.podfeed.net/
http://podcast.com/

     Handouts will be posted on this Web site. You are responsible for printing them out yourself.
    

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     Grade calculation

     Grades will be calculated on the basis of:

     1. Attendance. Note that missing more than three classes or being late to class more than five times without good reason is sufficient grounds for receiving a failing grade for this course; being late disturbs everybody else in the class, so make a concerted effort to be in class on time.

     DON'T BE LATE!

     If you must miss class or be late let Ms. Chung and Melissa know by e-mail or otherwise beforehand; or as soon as possible afterwards if you really can't get in touch beforehand. Don't just fail to show up for class and not offer an explanation – even if it's "I overslept", please explain.

     2. Homework, including listening assignments and pronunciation/grammar summaries
     3. Quizzes (usually given after we finish reading and discussing each text)
     4. Oral presentations
     5. Class participation
     6. Attitude
     7. Progress made
     8. Final exam
     Extra credit will be given to students who do independent research on a class-related topic and share their findings with the class.

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Notes regarding grading policy:
     Taiwan University now uses a letter grade system like the one used in US universities. Please do NOT ask for a precise percentage breakdown of how your grade is calculated. You should be able to see from the above that each person's situation is different, and things like "attitude" and "progress made" are difficult to quantify. If, for example, you make great progress after the middle of the semester, your earlier grades will count less. If your grades fluctuate a lot and you do not have a very positive attitude toward learning, all of your grades will be counted just as you earn them; points will be taken off from your final grade if you have often been late or absent from class, or are missing assignments or handed them in late. It's really quite simple - do good work and you get good grades. Your final exam will test your ability in the key areas covered in class; it is not "arbitrary." Very often it is consistent with the work you have done throughout the semester, and therefore your final grade may be close to your final exam grade. Do not conclude that because of this, your final grade is simply decided by your final exam grade. If you have questions not covered in these notes, please e-mail Ms. Chung. But please do NOT come to complain about a grade or demand an explanation for it unless it is clear there has been in error in calculation, e.g. of an exam score. Rest assured that we teachers spend a LOT of time taking many different factors into consideration before finally deciding on each and every grade we give.

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     Dictionaries

     
Here is a list of recommended dictionaries and reference works. Please use an online English dictionary with audio files (e.g. the Merriam-Webster and The Free Dictionary are recommended) to check the pronunciation of any word you encounter that you aren't sure how to pronounce. You have no excuse for getting a pronunciation in a poem or written exercise wrong in class! Get used to relying on your ears rather than on your eyes when it comes to pronunciation!

      The following paper dictionary is highly recommended: Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English: The Living Dictionary. 5th Edition. 2009. Essex: Pearson Education. Available at Crane's in hardcover or paperback. It comes with a CD-ROM (requiring about 500MB of disk space) which offers definitions, audio files of pronunciation of the entry in British English (online version also available) and U.S. English, plus exercises and many other excellent features. It gives word pronunciations in IPA symbols, which are very close to the KK system you are familiar with.

      The above dictionary doesn't include very difficult or technical words; you can get these from the online dictionaries, or get another English-English desktop dictionary, available for purchase at local English book stores such as Bookman, Crane's, Lai Lai and Cave's.

     Here's a page on How to Choose a Dictionary.

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      US English-English dictionaries usually use a strange (for you) set of pronunciation symbols based on English spelling habits, which may be difficult to get used to at first. You will find a pronunciation key on each page of the dictionary to help you. Here's the pronunciation key to the American Heritage Dictionary, which is representative of this kind of pronunciation symbols. If in doubt, use an online dictionary with audio files and listen to the correct pronunciation!

      A pocket edition of one of these English-English dictionaries is handy for class use; most English-Chinese dictionaries published in Taiwan are full of errors, especially in the KK pronunciations of words. Electronic dictionaries are handy and very popular among students these days, but they are also not always as reliable, since they are mostly produced domestically; they will probably be missing some words and definitions, and the pronunciation in KK symbols may not be accurate. But some include a huge database of several good English-English dictionaries, and are very useful. Shop carefully.

     The best English thesaurus, in my opinion, is: The Synonym Finder. 1987. Emmaus: Rodale. 1361pp. Paper. Available at Bookman Books 書林.

      In my view, the very best Chinese-English dictionary is one compiled on the Chinese mainland: 漢英辭典. 修訂版. 1995. 北京:外語教學與研究出版社. 主編:危東亞. This now seems to be out of print, so the following is a good substitute: 新世紀漢英大辭典 A New Century Chinese-English Dictionary. 外語教學與研究出版社, 2003. Purchase at 秋水堂 台北市羅斯福路三段333巷14號
(02)2369-5999. You may have to put in a special order. It takes about six weeks for the book(s) to arrive.

      See homepage and the Language and Linguistics page for links to more online dictionaries, including Chinese ones.

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Outside Work

     All students are encouraged to advance their English skills on their own, outside class. Here are some ideas on how to do this; also please visit Extras on this site for some resources to get you started:

      Read English newspapers and magazines (many available free online – see Extras or do a search), novels (simplified ones are OK!), materials on the Internet, anything else of interest;

     Listen to the radio – programs like Studio Classroom or Ivy League (if you are on Facebook, you might want to consider joining the Karen on Ivy League Analytical English fan page), FM93.1 and ICRT (100.7), which broadcast BBC programming every weekday morning, 6am-7am for FM93.1, and 7:00-7:30am for ICRT: listen to the BBC's daily Learning English feature with text and audio; and other Internet broadcasts from around the world (see Extras); you can now download lots of audio programs on the Internet to your MP3 player – see section on podcasts above;

     Watch English language TV programs, e.g. sitcoms and the news, and movies: movies and other videos/DVDs can be borrowed and viewed in the AV library;

     Speak and write English with friends: you may want to set up a language exchange, meet English speakers through activities in Taipei's foreign communities, or just practice with classmates – don't be shy! Finding and writing to an e-mail pen pal is another good way to practice English – try joining a special interest discussion group (see Extras) and send a note to someone who says things you think are interesting. Keep a blog.

     Here's a Topical list of resources in the Language Learning workshop from SIL International – it contains lots of good ideas on language learning.

     Please write Prof. Chung if you have other good English-learning ideas to share!

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Study aids and resources

Reading and thinking:
1.
Interrogating Texts: 6 Reading Habits to Develop in Your First Year at Harvard
http://hcl.harvard.edu/research/guides/lamont_handouts/interrogatingtexts.html

2. How to Write More Clearly, Think More Clearly, and Learn Complex Material More Easily by Michael A. Covington
http://www.ai.uga.edu/mc/WriteThinkLearn.pdf

Format and Hanyu Pinyin:
3. English formatting workbook – good for practice:
http://mcu.edu.tw/~ssmith/pe1writing/workbook.pdf

4. Punctuation explained
http://www.nationalpunctuationday.com/

5. Clean up cluttered Web pages with Readability
http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/

6. Hanyu Pinyin 漢語拼音Tutorial: Teach yourself Pinyin
http://www.ncacls.org/materials/HanYuPinYin-8.pdf

7. Pinyin tone mark converter
http://toshuo.com/chinese-tools/pinyin-tone-tool/

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Computer skills:
8. David Pogue's Tech Tips for the Basic Computer User
http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/02/tech-tips-for-the-basic-computer-user/#more-553

Compound stress, word endings, grammar:
9. English compound noun stress rules
http://www.soundsofenglish.org/pronunciation/suprasegmentals/index.html#noun
http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/wells/p201-10-lecture.pdf

10.
English plural and past tense pronunciation rules


11. Verb Tense Tutorial
http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbtenseintro.html
Explanation of the simple past in English
http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/simplepast.html
More verb practice
http://www.angelfire.com/wi3/englishcorner/grammar/grammar.html#simpasint

Pronunciation, listening, the Echo Method, phonics, adverbs:
12. English Central
http://www.englishcentral.com


13. Facebook: Karen on Ivy League Analytical English
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karen-on-Ivy-League-Analytical-English/234235001756

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14. Sesame Street: Demonstration of how the "Echo Method" works
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jdP7HUPbVs&NR=1&feature=fvwp
Learn phonics with "Silent E"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVC9TayQIh8
Learn English adverb formation with the "LY" song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxVoHqgemWE&NR=1

Language exchange and audio books:
15. Language exchange site: Livemocha
http://www.livemocha.com/

16. Free audio books: Librivox
http://librivox.org/newcatalog/

17. More free audio books

http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/Extras.htm#books

Inputting KK symbols:
18. Online KK symbol editor page
http://ipa.typeit.org/

19. Copy-and-paste IPA symbols

http://www.i2speak.com/


Dictionaries:
1. Merriam-Webster (American English)
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/

2. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (American and British English)
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/

3. Macmillan Dictionary (American and British English)
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/

4. Howjasay (British English pronunciation)
http://www.howjsay.com/

5. The Free Dictionary (American English pronunciation)
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/

6.
OneLook Free Dictionary (Good for patttern searches)

http://www.onelook.com/

7. Lopate: Near Suicide

8.
My dame has a lame tame crane

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