Freshman English: Readings and Lab
Fall 2018 and Spring 2019
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: Phoebe Lee 李珞玟
Email: b05102080@ntu.edu.tw
gmail: phoebe93219@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 2019: There will be 33 class meetings this semester:

     February 2019: 18, 20, 25, 27
     March: 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
     April: 1, (3 is a holiday; no class), 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29
     May: 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
     June: 3, 5, 10, 12
     The final exam is currently scheduled for Wednesday, June 19 at 8:10-10:00am in 外教 101
; subject to change.

    Notes: 1. You will have an assigned seat to facilitate easier and fairer turn-taking.
                2. The polite way to address your professor is "Professor Chung".
                    (This article explains current practices in the US.)
                    If other teachers invite you to use their first name, then it's OK; otherwise use "Professor" + family name.
                3. ALWAYS use your NTU email account for class-related correspondence unless otherwise instructed.
                    You will also need a gmail account to use Google Drive, and to submit certain assignments, as instructed.
                4. Always TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONE while in class.
                5. ABSOLUTELY NO EATING IN THE 外教 CLASSROOM! ALSO, NO DRINKS ALLOWED OTHER
                    THAN PLAIN WATER OR UNSWEETENED TEA! You may eat and drink in the hallways.
                    There will in any case be NO EATING during class in both classrooms.
                6. Use correct format in all your written work:


     Include your name in English and Chinese,
     your student number, and the date, flush left (left justified),
     in the upper right-hand corner of all your work.
     Use Times New Roman 12 pt for text, 新細明體 12 pt. for Chinese,
     and
Lucida Sans Unicode 10.5 pt for IPA symbols. Sample:

     Iris Lin 林玉梅
     B01102000
     Freshman English
     September 10 & 12, 2018  Week One

    Make SURE you include the CORRECT WEEK NUMBER for the classes
    the notes are from, based on this syllabus.

    See this sample, and read Melissa Hsiung's article, 英文 E-mail 潛規則:老師怎麼不早點教我?!
    for correct email format. FORMAT is IMPORTANT!


WEEK ONE: 2/18, 2/20   
2/18
1. Welcome back!
    Confirm class list.

2. Poem: On the Ning Nang Nong  by Spike Milligan    MP3     
    Practice and be ready to read it fluently in class on Wednesday 2/20.

3. We'll continue reading and having student presentations of one or two articles every week.
    First we'll finish the remaining CET articles, which are mainly about grammar.
    Then we'll work on the remaining English Island articles.
    For next Monday: CET 19 脫口而出的英文文法 in No. 87, January/February 2015, p. 8-10; and
    老師請認錯吧!in the March 2016 issue (3) of English Island 英語島.
    As usual, upload your notes to Google Drive, and hand in your paper notes next Monday.
    黃彥翔 Momo Huang and 張淳皓 Chris Chang will present.

4. Oral book report in pairs:
    1. Find a partner.
    2. Choose a book to read and report on. You are strongly encouraged to choose a book from the
        The Compass Classic Readers
series (second photo) of Level 6 simplified novels with CD, available at Crane's;
        Address: 106 台北市大安區金山南路二段 200 號 8 樓.
    3.
Details:
        Choose a SIMPLIFIED English NOVEL
        to give a 5-minute oral book report on with a PARTNER between March 18-27.
        Check with Prof. Chung before buying!
        And make sure you choose a book you like!
        The book must have high literary value.
        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 FEBRUARY 27 over EMAIL
        to both Prof. Chung at karchung@ntu.edu.tw and TA Phoebe at b05102080@ntu.edu.tw.

        Correct format: Hardy, Thomas. 2009. Tess of the d`Ubervilles. (Classic Readers Level 6)
                                  Retold by Peter Kaster. Sachse, Texas: Compass Publishing. 128pp. Paper; with CD.

        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."
            Try to engage and interact with each other in a lively discussion.
            See how Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert used to interact in their movie review program (start around 2:30).
        9.  Each pair will have ONE 20-minute individual coaching session with TA Phoebe before you present,
            to help correct your errors and give you suggestions on how to improve your performance.
       10. The oral book reports will be scheduled beforehand and presented in the following classes:
             1. Monday, March 18     2. Wednesday, March 20     3. Monday, March 25     4. Wednesday, March 27

5. 
Transcription practice: Remember to use oTranscribe
     WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     MP3   
     We'll start transcribing in class.
     Finish transcribing till the 2:43 point for next Wednesday, 2/27.
     Print it out and upload to Google Drive.

6. Breaktime music: A Million Possibilities 一百萬個可能       by Christine Welch 克麗絲叮       lyrics     
    Self-intro      BBC report      Don't Go        竹林中/Into the Bamboo Forest     


2/20

1. We'll go over the final exam from last semester.
    Carefully correct your exam and submit on Monday 2/25.

2. Review of poem: On the Ning Nang Nong  by Spike Milligan    MP3     

3. Transcription practice: Remember to use oTranscribe
     WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     MP3   
     Finish transcribing till the 2:43 point.
     Continue transcribing up to the 4:43 point for Monday 2/25.

     Optional reference: Tarof explained on This American Life by Nazanin Rafsanjani
     You can find lots of fun videos on "taarof/tarof" on YouTube

4. Podcasts:
    1. Looking for a new podcast to try? 45 great picks from the TED staff
    2. a. How to subscribe to a podcast (Apple)
        b. How to subscribe to a podcast (Android) 

5. Breaktime music: A Million Possibilities 一百萬個可能       by Christine Welch 克麗絲叮       lyrics     
    Self-intro      BBC report      Don't Go        竹林中/Into the Bamboo Forest     



WEEK TWO: 2/25, 2/27    
2/25
1.
黃彥翔 Momo Huang and 張淳皓 Chris Chang will present on:
    
CET 19 脫口而出的英文文法 in No. 87, January/February 2015, p. 8-10; and
    老師請認錯吧!in the March 2016 issue (3) of English Island 英語島.
    
For next week: 重方法不重死背的英文文法(上)in No. 88, March/April 2015, p. 8-10; and
     English Island,
April 2016: 同學,給我一點Feedback.
     Upload your notes to Google Drive, and hand in your paper notes next Monday.
     Sam Hsu 徐湧翔 and Cindy Jhu 朱芸霆 will present.

2. Make sure your book choice is finalized by Wed 2/27.


3. Recite poem: On the Ning Nang Nong  by Spike Milligan    MP3     

4. New article: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3 
    Print out, read,
listen to the MP3 and practice, and be ready to translate your section by Wednesday Feb 27.

5. Transcription practice: Remember to use oTranscribe
     WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     MP3   
     Finish transcribing up to the 4:43 point; finish transcription on Wednesday 2/27.

     Optional reference: Tarof explained on This American Life by Nazanin Rafsanjani
     You can find lots of fun videos on "taarof/tarof" on YouTube


6. Breaktime music: Shallow    by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper  from A Star is Born    lyrics  

2/27
1. Oral book report book to be finalized by today.

2. Read and translate n
ew article: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3 
    Print out, read,
listen to the MP3 and practice, and be ready to translate your section by Wednesday Feb 27.

3.  Continue transcribing WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     MP3   
    
Remember to use oTranscribe

     Optional reference: Tarof explained on This American Life by Nazanin Rafsanjani
     You can find lots of fun videos on "taarof/tarof" on YouTube


4. Breaktime music: Shallow    by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper  from A Star is Born    lyrics  


WEEK THREE: 3/4, 3/6  
3/4
1. 
Sam Hsu 徐湧翔 and Cindy Jhu 朱芸霆 will present on:
   
重方法不重死背的英文文法(上)in No. 88, March/April 2015, p. 8-10; and
    English Island,
April 2016: 同學,給我一點Feedback.

   
For next week: CET 22 & 23: 單數?複數?可數? 不可數? a, one, the?讓英文名詞再也難不倒你!(上)(下)
    in No. 90, July/August 2015, p. 20-22 and No. 91, September/October 2015, p. 12-14.
   
Upload your notes to Google Drive, and hand in your paper notes next Monday.
    Paul Tsai 蔡子暘 and Henry Yu 余衡 will present.

2. Make an appointment for a coaching session for your oral book report.
     Write up an OUTLINE of your talk to show to Prof. Chung/TA Phoebe before the session.
     Come well PREPARED. Don't just read off your paper.
     Check your GRAMMAR and PRONUNCIATIONS of unfamiliar words and names beforehand!

3. Transcription practice: Remember to use oTranscribe
     WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     MP3   
     Finish transcribing as much as we can cover.


     Optional reference: Tarof explained on This American Life by Nazanin Rafsanjani
     You can find lots of fun videos on "taarof/tarof" on YouTube


4. New article: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3 
    Print out, read,
listen to the MP3 and practice, and be ready to translate your section.

5. Breaktime music: Knees     by Bebe Rexha       lyrics  

3/6
1. Continue, try to finish transcription of WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     MP3   

2. New article: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3 
    Print out, read,
listen to the MP3 and practice, and be ready to translate your section.

3. Book report preparation.


4. Breaktime music: Knees     by Bebe Rexha       lyrics  


WEEK FOUR: 3/11, 3/13
3/11

1. Paul Tsai 蔡子暘 and Henry Yu 余衡 will present on:
   
CET 22 & 23: 單數?複數?可數? 不可數? a, one, the?讓英文名詞再也難不倒你!(上)(下)
   
in No. 90, July/August 2015, p. 20-22 and No. 91, September/October 2015, p. 12-14.
   
For next week: CET 24: 動詞時態三頁通 in No. 92, November/December 2015, p. 24-26.
   
Upload your notes to Google Drive, and hand in your paper notes next Monday.
    David Huang 黃俊維 and Stella Hsu 許慈軒 will present.


2. Make an appointment for a coaching session for your oral book report and choose a day and time to report.
     Write up an OUTLINE of your talk to show to Prof. Chung/TA Phoebe before the session.
     Come well PREPARED. Don't just read off your paper.
     Check your GRAMMAR and PRONUNCIATIONS of unfamiliar words and names beforehand!

3. We'll try to finish transcribing: 
     WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     MP3   
    
Remember to use oTranscribe.

4.
Continue reading and translating: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3 
    Print out, read,
listen to the MP3 and practice, and be ready to translate your section.


5. Breaktime music:  Positively 4th Street (1964)        Bob Dylan      lyrics  

3/13
1. Finalize book report details.

2. Continue transcribing:
    WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     MP3   
    
Remember to use oTranscribe.

3. Continue reading and translating: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3 
    Print out, read,
listen to the MP3 and practice, and be ready to translate your section.


 4. Breaktime music:  Positively 4th Street (1964)        Bob Dylan      lyrics  


WEEK FIVE: 3/18, 3/20
3/18

1.
David Huang 黃俊維 and Stella Hsu 許慈軒 will present on:
   
CET 24: 動詞時態三頁通 in No. 92, November/December 2015, p. 24-26.
   
For next week: English Island May 2016: Wrongology 不要懷疑,真的有犯錯學
    choose one of the TED videos and include notes on it in your assignment; and
    English Island June 2016: 中文變好,英文也跟著好了.
   
Upload your notes to Google Drive, and hand in your paper notes next Monday.
    Andy Wu 吳庭安 and Emily Hsu 許皓雯 will present.


2. Continue transcribing:
    WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     MP3   
   
Remember to use oTranscribe.

3. Continue reading and translating: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3 
    Print out, read,
listen to the MP3 and practice, and be ready to translate your section.

4. Elijah and Emily's oral book report.

5. Breaktime music: Vienna Teng (史逸欣)       Between        lyrics  

3/20
1. Finish transcribing:
    WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     MP3   
   
Remember to use oTranscribe.

2.
Continue reading and translating: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3 
    Print out, read,
listen to the MP3 and practice, and be ready to translate your section.

3. Cindy and Alice's oral book report.

4. Breaktime music: Vienna Teng (史逸欣)       Between        lyrics 


WEEK SIX: 3/25, 3/27
3/25

1.
Andy Wu 吳庭安 and Emily Hsu 許皓雯 will present on:
    English Island May 2016: Wrongology 不要懷疑,真的有犯錯學 and
    English Island June 2016: 中文變好,英文也跟著好了.
   
    For next week: English Island July 2016: 看不見的文法.
    Upload your notes to Google Drive, and hand in your paper notes next Monday.
    Max Lin 林は岸 and Angela Hsu 許欣瑜 will present.

2. David Huang and Andy Wu's book report; postponed till Wednesday 3/27.
   
Book reports:
    1. Always use Prof. Chung's ntu email account unless otherwise instructed;
    mail to gmail may get missed.
    2. Make sure you send your report draft to both Prof. Chung AND TA Phoebe Lee!
    3. Use the tools you learned about in
重方法不重死背的英文文法(下)in No. 89, May/June 2015.
   
to CAREFULLY CHECK YOUR GRAMMAR AND WORD CHOICE before submitting.
    4. Make sure you put the book title, author, and your names at the top of the page of your script.
    5. Cite your sources. DON'T just copy out of Wikipedia!
    6. Avoid saying "guy" and "yeah" – too colloquial.
    7. DON'T start with, "Today we are going to report on..." Jump right into the action!
        DON'T end with: "This is the end of our report."!
    8. If you have received corrections from both Prof. Chung and TA Phoebe, combine them
        in your revised script as best you can, and mail back to BOTH Prof. Chung and Phoebe –
        keep everybody in the loop!
    9. Keeps things simple and clear. Your main goal is simply to whet your classmates' appetite for the book.

3. Final listening and discussion of
    WNYC's 10 Things That Scare Me: Samin Nosrat     MP3  
    Remember to use oTranscribe.

4. Continue reading and translating: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3
    Print out, read, listen to the MP3 and practice, and be ready to translate your section.

5. Upload your ORIGINAL book report script and your FINAL CORRECTED script to your Google Drive folder.
    Copy all the ERRORS and CORRECTIONS from your original book report script into your NOTES for next week.
    Note WHAT YOU LEARNED from the corrections and will do differently in the future.

6. Breaktime music: Kelly Clarkson: What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger (lyrics)        lyrics     official video   

3/27
1. Oral book report: David Huang and Andy Wu: Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray.

2. Continue reading and translating: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3
    Print out, read, listen to the MP3 and practice, and be ready to translate your section.

3. Breaktime music: Kelly Clarkson: What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger (lyrics)        lyrics     official video   



WEEK SEVEN: 4/1 (4/3 is a holiday; no class)

4/1

1. 
Max Lin 林は岸 and Angela Hsu 許欣瑜 will present on:
     English Island July 2016: 看不見的文法.
     For next week: English Island 8 August 2016: 誰講話最快?
     English Island 9 September 2016: 哪國語言外來語最多? and
    
Eric Kang 康士掄 and Amy Kang 康邁文 will report.
     Upload your notes to Google Drive, and hand in your paper notes next Monday.

2. Oral book report: Sam Hsu 徐湧翔 and Max Lin 林は岸 will report on War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells.

3. Finish
: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3
    Print out, read, listen to the MP3 and practice, and be ready to translate your section.

    Quiz on Wednesday 4/10.

4.
Breaktime music: Buffy Sainte-MarieNow That The Buffalo's Gone     lyrics  
    Efforts to bring back the buffalo     Canada (BBC)  


4/3: Holiday; no class.


WEEK EIGHT: 4/8, 4/10

4/8

1. 
Eric Kang 康士掄 and Amy Kang 康邁文 will present on:
    
English Island 8 August 2016: 誰講話最快?
and
    
English Island 9 September 2016:
哪國語言外來語最多?

    
For next week: English Island 11 November 2016:
     看「中文字幕」會影響英文聽力嗎? and
     English Island 13 January 2017: 你是中文腦還是英文腦?

     Sam Zheng 鄭勝遠 and Bella Weng 翁瑞妤 will report.
     Upload your notes to Google Drive, and hand in your paper notes next Monday.

2. A link to an episode of The Big Bang Theory has been emailed to you. Watch it several
     times for entertainment and to become familiar with the story. Then read over the script
     for the first scene and make sure you understand everything.
     Also, find two partners who you have not worked with previously to perform scene one with.
     Further instructions will be forthcoming. 
link

3. Oral book reports:
     1. Eric Kang 康士掄 and Sam Zheng 鄭勝遠 will report on The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
     2. Sophie Lee 李岱融 and Amy Fang 方璽蓉 will report on
The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
     3. Henry Yu 余衡 and Chris Chang 張淳皓 will report on Moby Dick by Herman Melville
     4. Angela Hsu 許欣瑜 and Daniel Wang 王紹瑜 will report on Moby Dick by Herman Melville

4.
Quiz on "The Math Behind Successful Relationships" postponed till Monday, April 15.

5. New article: Atlas Obscura: The Tragic Roots of America’s Favorite Cherry (Word, numbered)     MP3
    Original article    Parts have been assigned for translation. This article is short and simple; we'll finish it fast.
    Upload the translation of your part to Google Docs.

4/10
1. Oral book reports:
    1. Bella Weng 翁瑞妤 and Stella Hsu 許慈軒 will report on Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
    2. Amy Kang 康邁文 and Emily Hsu 許皓雯 will report on A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
    3. Momo Huang 黃彥翔 and Paul Tsai 蔡子暘 will report on The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, père

    Discussion on what we learned from the oral book report assignment.

2.
Finish: "The Math Behind Successful Relationships"
    The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019.  MP3
    Print out, read, listen to the MP3 and practice, and be ready to translate your section.

    Quiz on Monday 4/15.
     Remember to keep afterthoughts as afterthoughts when translating!
    We'll read through the article aloud again in class on Monday 4/15,
    so please practice with the MP3 file – it will also help you memorize
    the vocabulary words and the compound noun stress for the quiz.

     Optional reference: NYT report on Rupert Murdoch
  
3. Quiz on "The Math Behind Successful Relationships" postponed till Monday, April 15.
    Will include: 1. vocabulary cloze; 2. compound noun stress; 3. dictation.

4.
New article: Atlas Obscura: The Tragic Roots of America’s Favorite Cherry (Word, numbered)     MP3
    Original article    Parts will be assigned for translation. This article is short and simple; we'll finish it fast.
    Upload the translation of your part to Google Docs.

5. Breaktime music: Elton John        Your Song (1970)     lyrics


WEEK NINE: 4/15, 4/17
4/15

1.  Sam Zheng 鄭勝遠 and Bella Weng 翁瑞妤 will present on:
     English Island 11 November 2016: 看「中文字幕」會影響英文聽力嗎? and
     English Island 13 January 2017: 你是中文腦還是英文腦? 
     For next week: English Island 15 March 2017: "Goody Two Shoes" 太乖的人生有點無聊 and
     English Island 16 April 2017: Echo Method: 用「回音記憶」打造nativelike的語感  
     Danny Lin 林家維 and Amy Fang 方璽蓉 will report.
     Upload your notes to Google Drive, and hand in your paper notes next Monday.

2. Quiz on "The Math Behind Successful Relationships".
    Will include: 1. vocabulary cloze; 2. compound noun stress; 3. dictation.

3. Finish oral book reports:
    1. Danny Lin 林家維 and Ray Liang 梁修維 will report on The Phantom of the Opera by Leroux Gaston
    2. Rex Yang 楊鎮謙 and Allen Hsu 許筑翔 will report on Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë.

4. Class discussion on the oral book report assignment.

5. Reread aloud:
"The Math Behind Successful Relationships".
    Class discussion on the article: Postponed to Monday April 22.

6. Breaktime music:  Georgy Girl (1967)   
The Seekers       lyrics   

4/17
1. Start reading new article:
Atlas Obscura: The Tragic Roots of America’s Favorite Cherry (Word, numbered)     MP3
    Original article    Parts will be assigned for translation. This article is short and simple; we'll finish it fast.

2. Book sharing: Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law 
    by Preet Bharara.

3.
Breaktime music:  Georgy Girl (1967)    The Seekers       lyrics   


WEEK TEN: 4/22, 4/24
4/22
1.  Danny Lin 林家維 and Amy Fang 方璽蓉 will present on:
    
English Island 15 March 2017: "Goody Two Shoes" 太乖的人生有點無聊 and
     English Island 16 April 2017: Echo Method: 用 「回音記憶」打造nativelike的語感
    
For next week: English Island 18 June 2017: 會唱這兩首歌,就學會假設語氣 and
    
English Island 19 July 2017: 小心你的台式英文腔.
    
Rex Yang 楊鎮謙 and Sophie Li 李岱融 will report.
     Upload your notes to Google Drive, and hand in your paper notes next Monday.


2. Finish oral book reports:
    Rex Yang 楊鎮謙 and Allen Hsu 許筑翔 will redo report on Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë,
    adhering to a strict five-minute time limit.

3. Class discussion of
"The Math Behind Successful Relationships".

4. Print out Scene One of The Big Bang Theory (Word), and bring it to every class starting Wednesday April 24.
    The stresses and tonic stresses have been marked for the first part of the scene; mark the rest of them yourself carefully,
    and pay attention to them when practicing for your performance.
    Make sure you understand all of the vocabulary, idioms, allusions, puns, jokes, and sarcasm.
    Assign parts in your group, and begin doing Echo practice. The Echo-spaced MP3 will make it easier,
    but you can also use the video.

5.
Start reading new article: Atlas Obscura: The Tragic Roots of America’s Favorite Cherry (Word, numbered)     MP3
    Original article    This article is short and simple; we'll finish it fast.

6. Book sharing:  
    Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion
     by Jay Heinrichs


7. Breaktime music: Judy Collins      Where Are The Clowns?       lyrics   

4/24
1. Finish class discussion of "The Math Behind Successful Relationships".

2. Go over Scene One of 
The Big Bang Theory in class. Make sure all stresses are marked correctly,
    and that you ask about anything you're not sure about, including all
vocabulary, idioms, allusions, puns, jokes, and sarcasm.

3.
Read new article: Atlas Obscura: The Tragic Roots of America’s Favorite Cherry (Word, numbered)     MP3
    Original article    This article is short and simple; we'll finish it fast.


4. Breaktime music: Judy Collins      Where Are The Clowns?       lyrics   


WEEK ELEVEN: 4/29, 5/1
4/29
1.  
Rex Yang 楊鎮謙 and Sophie Li 李岱融 will present on:
    
English Island 18 June 2017: 會 唱這兩首歌,就學會假設語氣 and
    
English Island 19 July 2017: 小 心你的台式英文腔.
  
   For next week: English Island 20 August 2017: 語言交換必看小撇步 and
    
English Island 21 September 2017: 為什麼簡單的單字,發音卻 不簡單?
     Allen Hsu 許筑翔 and Daniel Wang 王紹瑜 will report.
     Upload your notes to Google Drive, and hand in your paper notes next Monday.


2. Finish going over
The Big Bang Theory (Word), Scene One. and bring it to every class starting Wednesday April 24.
    Mark all the stresses, tonic stresses, examples of linking, /s/ pronounced as [z], and so forth,
    and pay attention to them when practicing for your performance.
    Make sure you understand all of the vocabulary, idioms, allusions, puns, jokes, and sarcasm.
    Do Echo practice on your part! The Echo-spaced MP3 will make it easier,
    but you can also use the video.

3.
Start reading new article: Atlas Obscura: The Tragic Roots of America’s Favorite Cherry (Word, numbered)     MP3
    Original article    This article is short and simple; we'll finish it fast.

4.
Some good podcasts (optional; for reference):
    Looking for a new podcast to try? 45 great picks from the TED staff 
    Kind World podcast
    But That's Another Story podcast 
    Before Breakfast podcast with Laura Vanderkam
    Roy's Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

5.
Book sharing: Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves
         by Frans de Waal (2019) 
    
   Frans de Waal's TED talk

6.
Breaktime music: Gordon Lightfoot      Affair on 8th Avenue (1968)      lyrics   

5/1
1. Review Scene One of  The Big Bang Theory in class. Make sure all stresses are marked correctly,
    and that you ask about anything you're not sure about, including all
vocabulary, idioms, allusions, puns, jokes, and sarcasm.

2.
Read new article: Atlas Obscura: The Tragic Roots of America’s Favorite Cherry (Word, numbered)     MP3
    Original article    This article is short and simple; we'll finish it fast.

3. Book sharing:
Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done (2018)
     by Laura Vanderkam
    Laura Vanderkam's TED talk     

4. Breaktime music: Gordon Lightfoot      Affair on 8th Avenue (1968)      lyrics   


WEEK TWELVE: 5/06, 5/08
5/06

1.  Allen Hsu 許筑翔 and Daniel Wang 王紹瑜 will present on:
     English Island 20 August 2017: 語言交換必看小撇步 and
     English Island 21 September 2017: 為什麼簡單的單字,發音卻 不簡單?
     For next week: English Island 22 October 2017:越開朗,語言學得越快  and
     English Island 23 November 2017: 「每天做一點」 來改變人生
     Elijah Yeh 葉靖和 and Emily Wang 王語柔 will report.
     Upload your notes to Google Drive, and hand in your paper notes next Monday.

2. Continue reviewing Scene One of  The Big Bang Theory in class. Make sure all stresses are marked correctly,
    and that you ask about anything you're not sure about, including all vocabulary, idioms, allusions, puns, jokes, and sarcasm.

3. Read new article: Atlas Obscura: The Tragic Roots of America’s Favorite Cherry (Word, numbered)     MP3
    Original article    This article is short and simple; we'll finish it fast.


4. Breaktime music: Simon & Garfunkel       American Tune       lyrics        Paul Simon video with lyrics 

5/08
1.
Performances of Scene One of The Big Bang Theory episode will be held on Monday May 20 and Wednesday May 22.
    Please sign up with Phoebe for a date.

2. Finish reviewing Scene One of  The Big Bang Theory in class. Make sure all stresses are marked correctly,
    and that you ask about anything you're not sure about, including all vocabulary, idioms, allusions, puns, jokes, and sarcasm.
    If we go too fast, please ask that we slow down and repeat anything needed!

3. Continue read and translating
Atlas Obscura: The Tragic Roots of America’s Favorite Cherry (Word, numbered)     MP3

    Original article    Come prepared! Try to avoid common translation pitfalls that have previously been pointed out!

4. Breaktime music: Simon & Garfunkel       American Tune       lyrics        Paul Simon video with lyrics 


WEEK THIRTEEN: 5/13, 5/15
5/13

1. 
Elijah Yeh 葉靖和 and Emily Wang 王語柔 will present on:
    
English Island 22 October 2017:越開朗,語言學得越快  and
     English Island 23 November 2017: 「每天做一點」 來改變人生

     For next week: English Island 24 December 2017: 24. 台灣味學習法:用注音練英文母音; and:
     English Island 25 January 2018:
25. Advanced! 文法過招第一式:英文 倒裝句  
     Ray Liang 梁修維 and Alice Chen 陳浥岫 will report.
     Upload your notes to Google Drive, and hand in your paper notes next Monday.

2. Quick review of Scene One of  The Big Bang Theory in class. Make sure all stresses are marked correctly,
    and that you ask about anything you're not sure about, including all vocabulary, idioms, allusions, puns, jokes, and sarcasm.
    Performances of Scene One of The Big Bang Theory episode will be held on Monday May 20 and Wednesday May 22.

3. Continue reading new article: Atlas Obscura: The Tragic Roots of America’s Favorite Cherry (Word, numbered)     MP3
    Original article  

4. Breaktime music: Lionel Richie     Hello        video with lyrics      lyrics      


5/15
1.
Finish reading and translating Atlas Obscura: The Tragic Roots of America’s Favorite Cherry (Word, numbered)     MP3
    Original article    Come prepared! Try to avoid common translation pitfalls that have previously been pointed out!
    Read through entire article again fluently after we've finished, and give feedback.

2. Breaktime music: Lionel Richie     Hello        video with lyrics      lyrics      


WEEK FOURTEEN: 5/20, 5/22
5/20

1. 
Ray Liang 梁修維 and Alice Chen 陳浥岫 will present on:
     English Island 24 December 2017: 台灣味學習法:用注音練英文母音; and:
     English Island 25 January 2018:
Advanced! 文法過招第一式:英文 倒裝句  
     For next week: English Island 27 March 2018: 
放輕鬆,「發呆」讓你發音更好  and:
     English Island 28 April 2018:
Advanced!文法過招第二式: 副詞Even的4種用法
     Momo Huang 黃彥翔 and Chris Chang 張淳皓 will report.
     Upload your notes to Google Drive, and hand in your paper notes next Monday.

2. First day of performances of Scene One of  The Big Bang Theory, with class feedback;
    the following groups will perform today:
    1. Emily Wang, Danny, Max
    2. Amy Fang, Emily Hsu, Henry
    3. Stella, Angela, Sophie
    4. Stella, Bella, Amy Kang


3. Continue reading new article: Atlas Obscura: The Tragic Roots of America’s Favorite Cherry (Word, numbered)     MP3
    Original article  

4.
Breaktime music: The Hollies    Bus Stop (1966)      lyrics   

5/22
1. Second day of performances of
Scene One of  The Big Bang Theory with class feedback;
    the following groups will perform today:

    1. Momo, David, Daniel
    2. Cindy, Alice, Chris
    3. Sam Hsu, Eric, Paul
    4. Ray, Allen, Sam Zheng
    5. Andy, Rex, Elijah.

2. Discussion and feedback on The Big Bang Theory performances.

3. Continue
reading and translating
Atlas Obscura: The Tragic Roots of America’s Favorite Cherry (Word, numbered)     MP3

    Original article    Come prepared! Try to avoid common translation pitfalls that have previously been pointed out!
    Read through entire article again fluently after we've finished, and give feedback.

4. Breaktime music: The Hollies    Bus Stop (1966)      lyrics   


WEEK FIFTEEN: 5/27, 5/29
5/27

1. 
Momo Huang 黃彥翔 and Chris Chang 張淳皓 will present on:
    
English Island 27 March 2018: 放輕鬆,「發呆」讓你發音更好 and:
     English Island 28 April 2018:
Advanced!文法過招第二式: 副詞Even的4種用法
     For next week: English Island 29 May 2018: 學哪一種好?注音符號vs羅馬拼音;
and:
     English Island 30 June 2018:
「抓到了!母語人士動詞時態不一致!」(我也可以不用管動詞時態嗎?)
     Sam Hsu 徐湧翔 and Cindy Jhu 朱芸霆 will report.
     Upload your notes to Google Drive, and hand in your paper notes next Monday.

2. Discussion and feedback (檢討) The Big Bang Theory performances.


3. Continue reading: Atlas Obscura: The Tragic Roots of America’s Favorite Cherry (Word, numbered)     MP3
    Original article  

4. Breaktime music: The Turtles      Happy Together (1967)    video with lyrics     lyrics

5/29
1.
Continue reading and translating Atlas Obscura: The Tragic Roots of America’s Favorite Cherry (Word, numbered)     MP3
    Original article    Come prepared! Try to avoid common translation pitfalls that have previously been pointed out!
    Read through entire article again fluently after we've finished, and give feedback.
    MEMORIZE THE VOCABULARY FOR THE FINAL EXAM!

2. New transcription assignment: Before Breakfast with Laura Vanderkam
    Episode 7: Be kind to your future self           MP3 for download
   
Transcribe the part from 0:36 to 2:03 for Monday, June 3.
    Underline all tonic stresses with a falling intonation in black or blue,
    and underline in red all tonic stresses with a rising intonation.

3. Practice and memorize this poem for recitation in class on Monday, June 3:   MP3

     As I was going up the stair
     I met a man who wasn’t there
     He wasn’t there again today–
     O how I wish he’d go away!

     This is an iambic tetrameter quatrain with an AABB rhyme scheme.

     Shakespeare's sonnets were written in iambic pentameter.
     Shakespeare's Sonnets: Crash Course Literature 304 

Handout: About Poetry: English Prosody 
                Plus: Selected Literary Terms

4.
Due no later than June 14: 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 and Phoebe Lee at 
phoebe93219@gmail.com


5. Breaktime music: The Turtles      Happy Together (1967)    video with lyrics     lyrics


WEEK SIXTEEN: 6/03, 6/05
6/03

1.  
Sam Hsu 徐湧翔 and Cindy Jhu 朱芸霆 will present on:
     English Island 29 May 2018: 學哪一種好?注音符號vs羅馬拼音; and:
     English Island 30 June 2018:
「抓到了!母語人士動詞時態不一致!」(我也可以不用管動詞時態嗎?)
     For next week: English Island 35 December 2018: 大數字 小撇步; and:
     English Island 36 January 2019: 語調下降?我還以為你講完了

     Paul Tsai 蔡子暘 and Henry Yu 余衡 will report.
     Upload your notes to Google Drive, and hand in your paper notes next Monday.

2. Recite 
this poem:   MP3

     As I was going up the stair
     I met a man who wasn’t there
     He wasn’t there again today–
     O how I wish he’d go away!


3
.
Finish reading and translating Atlas Obscura: The Tragic Roots of America’s Favorite Cherry (Word, numbered)     MP3
    Original article    Come prepared! Try to avoid common translation pitfalls that have previously been pointed out!
    Read through entire article again fluently after we've finished, and give feedback.
    MEMORIZE THE VOCABULARY FOR THE FINAL EXAM!


4. Transcribe:
Before Breakfast with Laura Vanderkam
    Episode 7: Be kind to your future self           MP3 for download
   
Transcribe the part from 0:36 to 2:03 for Monday, June 3.
    Underline all tonic stresses with a falling intonation in black or blue,
    and underline in red all tonic stresses with a rising intonation.

5. Breaktime music: Novelty song: Three Wheels on my Wagon sung by Dick Van Dyke (1961)  
   The New Christie Minstrels version       lyrics       


6/05
1. Reread out loud and discuss:
    Atlas Obscura: The Tragic Roots of America’s Favorite Cherry (Word, numbered)     MP3
    Original article    Come prepared! Try to avoid common translation pitfalls that have previously been pointed out!
    MEMORIZE THE VOCABULARY FOR THE FINAL EXAM!

2. Transcribe:
Before Breakfast with Laura Vanderkam
    Episode 7: Be kind to your future self           MP3 for download
   
Transcribe the part from 0:36 to 2:03 for Monday, June 10.
    Underline all tonic stresses with a falling intonation in black or blue,
    and underline in red all tonic stresses with a rising intonation.

3. Breaktime music: Novelty song: Three Wheels on my Wagon sung by Dick Van Dyke (1961) 
    The New Christie Minstrels version       lyrics       



WEEK SEVENTEEN: 6/10, 6/12
6/10

1.
Paul Tsai 蔡子暘 and Henry Yu 余衡 will present on:
    English Island 35 December 2018: 大數字 小撇步; and:
    English Island 36 January 2019: 語調下降?我還以為你講完了

    These are the last articles of the semester!
    (But hopefully you will continue reading the articles on your own...)
    Make sure ALL your notes and assignments have been uploaded to Google Drive.

2. Make sure to remember to send the summary of your class notes and evaluation
     to Prof. Chung's and Phoebe's gmail accounts by Friday, June 14.

3. The final exam will be on Wednesday, June 19, same time and place.
    Please come prepared and on time!
    (There will be no class on Monday, June 17.)

4. Transcribe to 2:03: Before Breakfast with Laura Vanderkam
    Episode 7: Be kind to your future self           MP3 for download
   
Transcribe the part from 2:03 to 4:10 for Wednesday, June 12.
    Underline all tonic stresses with a falling intonation in black or blue,
    and underline in red all tonic stresses with a rising intonation.

5. Breaktime music:
Adam Friedman     Be Nice     lyrics  

6/12
1 Finish transcribing to 4:10: Before Breakfast with Laura Vanderkam
    Episode 7: Be kind to your future self           MP3 for download
    Underline all tonic stresses with a falling intonation in black or blue,
    and underline in red all tonic stresses with a rising intonation.

2. Breaktime music:
Adam Friedman     Be Nice     lyrics  











Fall 2018: There will be 32 class meetings this semester:

    September 2018: 10, 12, 17, 19, (24 is a holiday), 26
    October: 1, 3, 8, (10 is a holiday), 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
    November: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
    December: 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 22 (make-up class), 24, 26 (31 is a holiday)
    January 2019: 2

     Notes: 1. You will have an assigned seat to facilitate easier and fairer turn-taking.
                2. The polite way to address your professor is "Professor Chung".
                    (This article explains current practices in the US.)
                    If other teachers invite you to use their first name, then it's OK; otherwise use "Professor" + family name.
                3. ALWAYS use your NTU email account for class-related correspondence unless otherwise instructed.
                    You will also need a gmail account to use Google Drive, and to submit certain assignments, as instructed.
                4. Always TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONE while in class.
                5. ABSOLUTELY NO EATING IN THE 外教 CLASSROOM! ALSO, NO DRINKS ALLOWED OTHER
                    THAN PLAIN WATER OR UNSWEETENED TEA! You may eat and drink in the hallways.
                    There will in any case be NO EATING during class in both classrooms.
                6. Use correct format in all your written work:

     Include your name in English and Chinese,
     your student number, and the date, flush left (left justified),
     in the upper right-hand corner of all your work.
     Use Times New Roman 12 pt for text, 新細明體 12 pt. for Chinese,
     and
Lucida Sans Unicode 10.5 pt for IPA symbols. Sample:

     Iris Lin 林玉梅
     B01102000
     Freshman English
     September 10 & 12, 2018
  Week One

    Make SURE you include the CORRECT WEEK NUMBER for the classes
    the notes are from, based on this syllabus.

    See this sample, and read Melissa Hsiung's article
, 英文 E-mail 潛規則:老師怎麼不早點教我?!
    for correct email format. FORMAT is IMPORTANT!






WEEK ONE: 9/10, 9/12 

9/10

1.  Welcome!
     Introductions: Prof. Chung and TA Phoebe Lee 李珞玟;
     Enrollment and c
lass list: please fill in your English or Romanized name.
     You will have an assigned seat.
    
Phoebe will photograph you during break for the class list.

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

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

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

     Note that you will get extra points for class participation;
     this can help raise your final grade.

5.  a. Print out this English Skills Checklist compiled by Phoebe,
     and bring it to every class. Check off each skill after you master it.
     b. Also
print out and bring to every class: IPA symbols handout.
     c. Also print out for Wednesday 10/12:  The Crow and the Water Jar (unpunctuated)

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

      You can keep track of the books you read on Goodreads;
     
c. Join: our NTU Freshman English Goodreads group!
      See also the 2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge
(optional).

      d. Join Google Drive;
you will receive an invitation mailed to your gmail account.

7. 
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: CET 1 & 2:
     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.
     
黃彥翔 and 徐湧翔 will present on these articles in class next Monday 9/17.

8.  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 10 & 12, 2018 

Use:
Times New Roman 12 pt for text,
       
Lucida Sans Unicode 10.5pt for IPA symbols,
        新細明體 12pt for 中文

         i2Speak IPA input tool:
         http://www.i2speak.com/

         Convert to pdf format before printing out to avoid encoding errors.

        
If your format and fonts are incorrect, your homework will be counted as 缺交.

9.  Each student is required to send an e-mail message to the professor
      and TA Phoebe with:

     1. this subject line:
     fe: quote, reason, NYT, gmail, fb name, musical instruments

     2. 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, not a proverb, CORRECTLY FORMATTED,
     containing no errors. Here is a sample so you know what format to use.

     3. Your reason for wanting to take this class: I want to take this class because...
     4. Confirm that: I have subscribed to the New York Time news digest.
     5. Give your gmail address, so you can be added to Google Drive: My gmail address is:
     6. Give your Facebook name: My Facebook name is:
     7. Mention what musical instruments you play, if any: I play the guitar and sing.

     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 full name (e.g. Iris Lin) to every e-mail you write!
     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!

     Tell us why you want to take this class;
     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 24.

     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 Monday, September 17.

9/12
1.  One Small Step Can Change Your Life: with Kaizen

2.  Echo Method and mini-conversations 1. and 2.
     Introduce yourself to and get to know your classmates.
     Find a learning partner so you can help each other e.g. to compare notes,
     to pass a message to the instructor about special circumstances,
     and for overall mutual support in this class.

3.  The Pomodoro Technique of time management,
     and improving focus and productivity.


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

5.  Reading and phrasing practice: 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.

6. Book sharing:
      F You Very Much: Understanding the Culture of Rudeness – and What We Can Do About It, by Danny Wallace.


7.  Breaktime music: Nat King Cole: Kemo Kimo


WEEK TWO: 9/17, 9/19 

9/17

1. Class list and assigned seating.

2.  Email format.
     
Thank you for your emails! However, the following problems appeared quite frequently.
       If any of these apply to your email, please correct it and resend:

      1. Plain text; no html!
      2. Indent paragraphs 5 spaces.
      3. No Chinese punctuation; leave a space (before and after) parentheses (and "quotation marks")!
      4. "Prof." (NOT: Pro. or Pros.!)
      5. Please put "fe:" in the subject line of all class-related emails.
      6. It should be: "I don't play any musical instruments." Note "-al" ending and plural.
      7. Your gmail address must have ZERO ERRORS! Or you won't be added to Google Drive.
      8.
Make sure you send your email to: karchung@ntu.edu.tw (and not the gmail address)
          and to Phoebe at: b05102080@ntu.edu.tw.

3.  黃彥翔 Momo Huang and 徐湧翔 Sam Hsu will present: CET 1 & 2
     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.

      Hand in a paper version of your weekly notes, and make sure you have also
      uploaded 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:
      CET 3: 大師開講 — 提升聽力祕訣:
/i/ 和 // 的辨別 in No. 71, May/June 2012, p. 12-14.
      蔡子暘 Paul Tsai and 黃俊維 David Huang will present on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

s
.  Echo Method and mini-conversations 1. and 2.
     Introduce yourself to and get to know your classmates.
     Find a learning partner so you can help each other e.g. to compare notes,
     to pass a message to the instructor about special circumstances,
     and for overall mutual support in this class.


5.   Reading and phrasing 斷句 practice: 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.
      Here are the punctuated versions.
      Related links    


6.  Book sharing: The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.
     Bessel van der Kolk. New York: Penguin, 2014.


7.  Breaktime music: Rebecca Ferguson: Nothing's Real but Love     lyrics

9/19
1.  Echo Method and mini-conversations 1 and 2.
     Introduce yourself to and get to know your classmates.
     Find a learning partner so you can help each other e.g. to compare notes,
     to pass a message to the instructor about special circumstances,
     and for overall mutual support in this class.

2.   Reading and phrasing 斷句 practice: 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.
      Here are the punctuated versions.
      Related links    


3.  Breaktime music: Rebecca Ferguson: Nothing's Real but Love     lyrics

 
WEEK THREE: (9/24 is a holiday; no class), 9/26 

9/26

1.  
蔡子 暘 Paul Tsai and 黃俊維 David Huang will present:
      CET 3 大師開講 — 提升聽力祕訣: /i/ 和 // 的辨別 in No. 71, May/June 2012, p. 12-14.
      Hand in a paper version of your weekly notes, and make sure you have also
      uploaded 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 10/1:
      (1)  CET 4 「重音」真 的很重要! in No. 72, July/August 2012, p. 12-14;
      (2)  從100分倒扣的競爭式社交,
in the July 2018 issue of English Island 英語島.
     
吳庭安 Andy Wu and 林は岸 Max Lin will present on Monday, Oct 1.

2.  Oral presentation skills and pointers.
     Phoebe: Explanation of 1-10 scale used to mark your weekly notes,
     and other things to watch out for.


3.  Breaktime music: Laura Marling: Ghosts   lyrics
     Read over the
lyrics, make sure you understand them, and sing along!

For next week:

4.  Echo Method and mini-conversations 1, 2, 3 and 4.
     Introduce yourself to and get to know your classmates.
     Find a learning partner so you can help each other e.g. to compare notes,
     to pass a message to the instructor about special circumstances,
     and for overall mutual support in this class.

5  Reading and phrasing 斷句 practice: 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.
      Here are the punctuated versions.
      Related links    


6.
Book sharing:

    Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World      by Nicholas Ostler. 2006.
    New York: HarperPerennial.
  Why should we protect endangered languages? by
Nicholas Ostler.


WEEK FOUR: 10/1, 10/3 
10/1
1.  
吳庭安 Andy Wu and 林は岸 Max Lin will present:
      (1) CET 4: 「重音」真 的很重要! in No. 72, July/August 2012, p. 12-14; and
      (2)  從100分倒扣的競爭式社交, in the July 2018 issue of English Island 英語島.
      Hand in a paper version of your weekly notes, and make sure you have also
      uploaded 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 10/8:
      (1) CET 5: 英語教學死 角:複合名詞重音 in No. 73, September/October 2012, p. 12-14
.
     
康士掄 Eric Kang and 鄭勝遠 Sam Cheng will present on Monday, Oct 8.

2.  Echo Method and mini-conversations 3. and 4.
     Introduce yourself to and get to know your classmates.
     Find a learning partner so you can help each other e.g. to compare notes,
     to pass a message to the instructor about special circumstances,
     and for overall mutual support in this class.

5  Reading and phrasing 斷句 practice: 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.
      Here are the punctuated versions.
      Related links    


6.
  Breaktime music: Leonard Cohen: Who By Fire   lyrics

10/3

1.  Remember to leave a space after periods, including in numbered lists, e.g.: 1. The book...  (not: 1.The book...),
     and again, leave a space (before and after) parentheses, except when followed by other (punctuation).

2.  Dictation on /i/ vs. //.
     Get more practice with
/i/ vs. // and other sound contrasts here:
     http://www.eflnet.com/content/sound-contrast-i-vs-i

3.  Echo Method and mini-conversations 3. and 4.
     Introduce yourself to and get to know your classmates.
     Find a learning partner so you can help each other e.g. to compare notes,
     to pass a message to the instructor about special circumstances,
     and for overall mutual support in this class.

4  Reading and phrasing 斷句 practice: 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.
      Here are the punctuated versions.
      Related links    

5. The New York Times: Can you spot the deceptive Facebook post?

6.  Brits: "It's fine."

7.  Simple guide to English punctuation         Wikipedia  

8.  Breaktime music: Leonard Cohen: Who By Fire   lyrics


WEEK FIVE: 10/8;
(10/10 is a holiday; no class

10/8
1.   康士掄 Eric Kang and 鄭勝遠 Sam Cheng will present:
      CET 5: 英語教學死 角:複合名詞重音 in No. 73, September/October 2012, p. 12-14.
      Hand in a paper version of your weekly notes, and make sure you have also
      uploaded 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 10/8:
      (1) CET 6: 抑揚頓挫: 英語的語調和斷句
in No. 74, November/December 2012, p. 12-14; and
      (2) English Island 英語島 July 2018:
連音: 英語「字裡行間」的玄機 - 母音篇
      林家維 Danny
Lin and 楊鎮謙 Rex Yang will present on Monday, Oct 15.

2.  a. Dictation #2:
/i/ vs. // ending in the nasal /-m/; (postponed till Monday 10/16) and
     b. Compound noun stress quiz #1.
     Get more practice with /i/ vs. // and other sound contrasts here:
     http://www.eflnet.com/content/sound-contrast-i-vs-i


3.  More work on compound noun stress:
     Print out these two exercises and bring to class on Monday 10/15:
     1. http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/compoundstresspractice1.pdf
     2. http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/compoundstress1.pdf


4
.
 
Echo Method and mini-conversations 3. and 4.
     Introduce yourself to and get to know your classmates.
     Find a learning partner so you can help each other e.g. to compare notes,
     to pass a message to the instructor about special circumstances,
     and for overall mutual support in this class.

5  Reading and phrasing 斷句 practice: 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.
      Here are the punctuated versions.
      Related links   


6.  Breaktime music: Jason Mraz      Have it All      video with lyrics      lyrics       slap bracelet        
     similar to: I'm Yours      lyrics


WEEK SIX: 10/15 and 10/17
10/15
1.
 
林家維 Danny Lin and 楊鎮謙 Rex Yang will present:
      (1) CET 6: 抑揚頓挫: 英語的語調和斷句 in No. 74, November/December 2012, p. 12-14; and
      (2) English Island 英語島 July 2018: 連音: 英語「字裡行間」的玄機 - 母音篇
      Articles to read and take notes on for next Monday 10/22:
      CET 7: Stop at stops! —— 遇到塞音請停! in No. 75, January/February 2013, p. 12-14.
      許筑翔 Allen Hsu
and 葉靖和 Elijah Yeh will present on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018


2.  More work on compound noun stress:
     We'll go over this exercise:
     1. http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/compoundstresspractice1.pdf
     On Wednesday we'll go over 2. http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/compoundstress1.pdf

     and we'll have our second compound nouns stress quiz.

3.   Reading and phrasing 斷句 practice: 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.
      Here are the punctuated versions.
      Related links   


4.   Breaktime music: Same Love      Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert        lyrics      video with lyrics    

10/17
1.  Second compound noun stress quiz.

2.  More work on compound noun stress; we'll go over this exercise:
     2. http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/compoundstress1.pdf

3.  Echo Method and mini-conversations 3, 4, Bonus sentence and 5.
     Introduce yourself to and get to know your classmates.
     Find a learning partner so you can help each other e.g. to compare notes,
     to pass a message to the instructor about special circumstances,
     and for overall mutual support in this class.

4  Reading and phrasing 斷句 practice: 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.
      Here are the punctuated versions.
      Related links   


5.  Breaktime music: Same Love      Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert        lyrics      video with lyrics    


WEEK SEVEN: 10/22 and 10/24
10/22

1.  許筑翔 Allen Hsu and 葉靖和 Elijah Yeh will present:
    
CET 7: Stop at stops! —— 遇到塞音請停! in No. 75, January/February 2013, p. 12-14.
     Articles to read and take notes on for next Monday 10/29:
     CET 8: "-s" 和 "-ed" 詞尾 怎麼唸? in No. 76, March/April 2013, p. 12-14.
    
梁修維 Ray Liang and 丁文婷 Wendy Ting will present on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018.

2.  Reading and phrasing 斷句 practice: 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.
     Here are the punctuated versions.           Related links   

    
Vocabulary test on The Crow and the Water Jar, with compound noun stress marking and dictation,
     on Wednesday, October 24.

3.  Breaktime music:    Coldplay     Viva la Vida      lyrics     video with lyrics  

10/24
1.  Vocabulary test on
The Crow and the Water Jar, with compound noun stress marking and dictation.

2. TEDx talk and feedback.

3.  Reading and phrasing 斷句 practice: The Crow and the Water Jar
    
We'll continue to practice reading the text aloud.
     Make sure to use good phrasing, i.e. put the tonic stress and pauses in the right places,
     and use the continuation rise where appropriate.
    
Use this MP3 file
to prepare and as a reference.

4.  Breaktime music:    Coldplay     Viva la Vida      lyrics     video with lyrics  


WEEK EIGHT: 10/29 and 10/31:

10/29
1.  梁 修維 Ray Liang and 丁文婷 Wendy Ting will present:
    
CET 8: "-s" 和 "-ed" 詞尾 怎麼唸? in No. 76, March/April 2013, p. 12-14.
     Articles to read and take notes on for next Monday 11/05:
     1. CET 9 and 10: 鼻音/m /、/n/ 與 // —— No problen? (上)and
(下)
     in No. 77, May/June 2013, p. 12-14  and No. 78, July/August 2013, p. 12-14; also:
     2.
台灣教室裡找不到的「嘲諷課」(上)(下)
     王語柔
Emily Wang and 王紹瑜 Daniel Wang will present on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

2.  Finish reading and phrasing 斷句 practice: The Crow and the Water Jar
     Make sure to use good phrasing, i.e. put the tonic stress and pauses in the right places,
     and use the continuation rise where appropriate.
     Use this MP3 file to prepare and as a reference.

3. New reading: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman
    New York Times, Oct. 17, 2014
    Start reading the article to become familiar with it:
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version
    MP3 audio file for reference and practice

4. Breaktime music: Joni Mitchell     Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows/1970)     lyrics    video with lyrics  
     Bonus Halloween music from a previous 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   

10/31
1. Mini-conversation practice: 5.       Echo file     Original audio

2.
New reading: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.

3. Transcription exercise: TBA.

     Tools and help:
     1. Use this transcription tool: oTranscribe

     2. Magic Bag of 30 Transcription Tricks

4. Breaktime music: Joni Mitchell     Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows/1970)     lyrics    video with lyrics  
    Bonus Halloween music from a previous 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   


WEEK NINE: 11/05 and 11/07:

11/05

1.  王 語柔 Emily Wang and 王 紹瑜 Daniel Wang will present:
     1. CET 9 and 10: 鼻音/m /、/n/ 與 // —— No problen? (上)and (下)
     in No. 77, May/June 2013, p. 12-14  and No. 78, July/August 2013, p. 12-14; also:
     2.
台灣教室裡找不到的「嘲諷課」(上)(下)
     Article to read and take notes on for next Monday 11/12:
    
CET 11: 台式英語罪魁禍首:/æ /、// 和 /e/ in No. 79, September/October 2013, p. 12-14.
     李岱融
Sophie Li and 方璽蓉 Amy Fang will present on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.

2. Compound noun stress practice.


3. 
For next week, 11/12: Listening practice.
    
Transcribe: Tokay geckos.
 
    Tools and help:
     1. Use this transcription tool: oTranscribe;
         then copy-and-paste into a Word file and print it out.
         Note that you can control the speed of the audio,
         and you can also replay or advance
it 3 seconds at a time
         with the double arrows, or F1 and F2. These can be adjusted in the "Settings".
         Use the pause button or "Esc" to pauses audio.
         You can also insert a "timestamp" and "jump to time".

     2. Magic Bag of 30 Transcription Tricks


4. New reading: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.


5. Breaktime music:  UTN1    War (with lyrics): While We Can (2006)     lyrics   

11/07:
1. Mini-conversation performance: 5.       Echo file     Original audio
    Learn and practice mini-conversation 6.      Echo file      Original audio  

2. New reading: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.


3. Breaktime music:  UTN1    War (with lyrics): While We Can (2006)     lyrics   


WEEK TEN: 11/12 and 11/14

11/12

1.  李 岱融 Sophie Li and 方璽蓉 Amy Fang will present:
     CET 11: 台式英語罪魁禍首:/æ /、// 和 /e/ in No. 79, September/October 2013, p. 12-14.
     Article to read and take notes on for next Monday 11/19:
     CET 12: 英語發音百樂篇(一): Pronunciation Potluck (1) in No. 80, November/December 2013, p. 12-14;
     also English Island November 2108:
連音塞音篇:STOP at STOPS! 遇到塞音請暫停!
 
    翁瑞妤 Bella Weng and 康邁文 Amy Kang will present on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018.

2. 
Listening practice.
    
Transcribe: Tokay geckos.
 
     Tools and help:
     1. Use this transcription tool: oTranscribe;
         then copy-and-paste into a Word file and print it out.
         Note that you can control the speed of the audio,
         and you can also replay or advance
it 3 seconds at a time
         with the double arrows, or F1 and F2. These can be adjusted in the "Settings".
         Use the pause button or "Esc" to pauses audio.
         You can also insert a "timestamp" and "jump to time".

     2. Magic Bag of 30 Transcription Tricks


3. Reading: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.


4. Breaktime music: Dust in the Wind    by Kerry Livgren      sung by Kansas     lyrics     video with lyrics

11/14:
1. Mini-conversation performance: 6.    Echo file      Original audio     
    Learn and practice mini-conversation 8.      Echo file      Original audio  

2.  Listening practice.
    
Transcribe: Tokay geckos.

3. New reading: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.


4. Breaktime music: Dust in the Wind    by Kerry Livgren      sung by Kansas     lyrics     video with lyrics


WEEK ELEVEN: 11/19 and 11/21

11/19

1.  翁 瑞妤 Bella Weng and 康 邁文 Amy Kang will present:
     CET 12: 英語發音百樂篇(一): Pronunciation Potluck (1) in No. 80, November/December 2013, p. 12-14;
     also English Island November 2108:
連音塞音篇:STOP at STOPS! 遇到塞音請暫停!
     Articles to read and take notes on for next Monday 11/126:
     1. CET 13: 英語發音百樂篇(二): Pronunciation Potluck (2) in No. 81, January/February 2014, p. 12-14;
     related audio file
     also:
2. English Island December 2016: 到底是Yes還是No?
 
    許欣瑜 Angela Hsu and 許皓雯 Emily Hsu will present on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.

2.  Makeup performances for Mini-conversation 6.    Echo file      Original audio
     Practice
Mini-conversation 8.      Echo file      Original audio  
     to be performed on Wednesday, November 21.


3. 
Listening practice.
    
Transcribe: Tokay geckos.
 
     Tools and help:
     1. Use this transcription tool: oTranscribe;
         then copy-and-paste into a Word file and print it out.
         Note that you can control the speed of the audio,
         and you can also replay or advance
it 3 seconds at a time
         with the double arrows, or F1 and F2. These can be adjusted in the "Settings".
         Use the pause button or "Esc" to pauses audio.
         You can also insert a "timestamp" and "jump to time".

     2. Magic Bag of 30 Transcription Tricks


4. New transcription assignment: Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase: Catholic Guilt 
     Source page    Episode 159 Smock on Smock off (Nov. 7. 2018)

5. Read and translate: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.


6. Breaktime music:   Numb      by Linkin Park      lyrics      video with lyrics

11/21:
1. Perform Mini-conversation: 8.      Echo file      Original audio  

2.  Listening practice.
    
Transcribe: Tokay geckos.

3. New transcription assignment: Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase: Catholic Guilt

4.
Re
ad and translate: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.

5. Breaktime music:   Numb      by Linkin Park      lyrics      video with lyrics


WEEK TWELVE: 11/26 and 11/28

11/26

1.   許 欣瑜 Angela Hsu and 許 皓雯 Emily Hsu will present:
     1. CET 13: 英語發音百樂篇(二): Pronunciation Potluck (2) in No. 81, January/February 2014, p. 12-14;
     related audio file
     also:
2. English Island December 2016: 到底是Yes還是No?
     Articles to read and take notes on for next Monday, Dec. 3, 2018:
     1. CET 14: 英語發音百樂篇(三): Pronunciation Potluck (3) in No. 82, March/April 2014, p. 12-14;
     also:
2. CET 21: 重方法不重死背的英文文法(下)in No. 89, May/June 2015.
 
    許慈軒 Stella Hsu and 陳琬淇 Vicky Chen will present.

2.  Finish transcribing Tokay geckos.
     Submit both the original version of your transcription, without correction,
     and your final version, with everything corrected, to Google Drive as a separate file.
     Also, add this to your notes for next Monday: What did I learn from this transcription
     exercise that will will the next one easier?
 
     Tools and help:
     1. Use this transcription tool: oTranscribe;
         then copy-and-paste into a Word file and print it out.
         Note that you can control the speed of the audio,
         and you can also replay or advance
it 3 seconds at a time
         with the double arrows, or F1 and F2. These can be adjusted in the "Settings".
         Use the pause button or "Esc" to pauses audio.
         You can also insert a "timestamp" and "jump to time".

     2. Magic Bag of 30 Transcription Tricks


3. New transcription assignment: Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase: Catholic Guilt 
     Source page    Episode 159 Smock on Smock off (Nov. 7. 2018)

4. Read and translate: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.


5. Breaktime music:  Rize Up/Rise Up     by Roy Zimmerman and Melanie Harby   
    performed by the Girls' Choir of Wilmington  
  lyrics  


11/28
1. 
Proofreading hints, presented by TA Phoebe Lee.

2. Read and translate: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.

3. Breaktime music:  Rize Up/Rise Up     by Roy Zimmerman and Melanie Harby   
    performed by the Girls' Choir of Wilmington  
  lyrics  



WEEK THIRTEEN: 12/3 and 12/5

12/3

1.   許 慈軒 Stella Hsu and 陳 琬淇 Vicky Chen will present:
     1. CET 14: 英語發音百樂篇(三): Pronunciation Potluck (3) in No. 82, March/April 2014, p. 12-14;
     also:
2. CET 21: 重方法不重死背的英文文法(下)in No. 89, May/June 2015.
     Articles to read and take notes on for next Monday, Dec. 10, 2018:
     1. CET 15:
英語發音百樂篇(四): Pronunciation Potluck (4) in No. 83, May/June 2014, p. 12-14; also:
     2. English Island February 2017: 希望、祝福、許願 英文怎麼說?
     Make sure you read both articles carefully and mindfully; prepare yourself mentally
     to give a presentation on the articles, particularly on the rules for the use of "wish" and "hope" in English
     described in the English Island article.
余 衡 Henry Yu and 朱芸霆 Cindy Chu will present.

2. Read and translate: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.

3. Breaktime music:  Blackbird     by Paul McCartney         Background of the song

12/5
1.  Presentation by TA Phoebe Lee: Setting Language Learning Goals for Yourself.

2. New transcription assignment: Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase: Catholic Guilt 
     Source page    Episode 159 Smock on Smock off (Nov. 7. 2018)

3. Read and translate: To Siri, With Love    by Judith Newman.
    Numbered Word version     Numbered pdf version

    MP3 audio file for reference and practice
    Please prepare to read and translate the section marked with your number.


4. Breaktime music:  Blackbird     by Paul McCartney         Background