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Collected Sites of the Week
Collected Taiwan Plants of the Week
Collected Featured Books of the Week
Poetry handouts

Freshman English + Lab
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Fall 2007/Spring 2008

Freshman English SPRING 2010

Oral Training II

Fall 2001 Spring 2002 Fall 2002 Spring 2003
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Fall 2005
Spring 2006
Poems by us!

Freshman Aural-Oral Training (Lab)

Fall 2001
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Fall 2003 Spring 2004 Fall 2004
Spring 2005
Fall 2005/Spring 2006 Fall 2006/Spring 2007
Fall 2007/Spring 2008

Introduction to Linguistics
Fall 2005/Spring 2006
Fall 2007/Spring 2008

Introduction to Phonetics:

Beginning Intermediate

Spring 2008
Fall 2008

'How can I improve my English?'
Listening resources, Internet radio/TV, Newspapers, Discussion lists,
Words of the day, Pronunciation/grammar, Speeches and scripts, Ghost stories,
Word play, Comics, Jokes, Tongue twisters, Spoonerisms, Mondegreens,
Limericks, Poetry, Literature, Christmas carols, Freeware
Cooking videos

Language and Linguistics

Linguistics, Journals, e-zines and blogs; English; English dictionaries; Words of the day;
Accents, dialects, and voice training; European and other foreign language resources; Latin;
Online translation and text analysis; European and other language dictionaries; Grammars;
Corpora; E-texts: Linguistics and rhetoric glossaries; Chinese linguistics glossaries;
Chinese dictionaries; Chinese; General reference; Media
Audio books

Karen Chung's personal links
Short c.v.    Longer c.v. with links   Publications   Most recent publication
Miscellaneous links   Food   Teachers, colleagues, friends
CET 師德 pronunciation workshops
Ivy League Analytical English Broadcast
Photo diary

It is what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning.
- Claude Bernard (1813-1878) Physiologist

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

For quick reference:
English dictionaries:
Merriam-Webster OnLine
: Collegiate Dictionary
and Collegiate Thesaurus (with audio files):
Pronunciation key Merriam-Webster/IPA:
American Heritage Dictionary (with audio files):
OneLook Dictionary Search:
Audio dictionary with standard British (RP) pronunciation:

Dictionaries – Other languages:

European language dictionaries
(with audio files): look-up:
LEO German-English look-up (with audio files):
(with audio files):
Dutch-English dictionary:
Yahoo English-Chinese dictionary with KK :
Online Chinese/English Translation dictionary: :
ROC Ministry of Education Mandarin dictionary:
More dictionaries: English     European and others     Chinese

Linguistics, phonetics, computers:

Topica NTUling list:
Topica Phonetics list:
IPA in Unicode:
Online IPA keyboard:
Online IPA/foreign character editors:
ASCII codes
(how to input accents, umlauts, etc.)
Sinica Corpus
Current time:
MSN search:
Google scholar: http:/

New York Times:
BBC World Service:
BBC full index:
NPR    MPR    The New Yorker
Yahoo! News:    mail     gmail
Radio Nederland/rvu:     rvu  page
rbb inforadio Berlin: rbb
China Post:
Taipei Times:
China Times
(in Chinese):   more links
United Daily News
(in Chinese):
Taiwan radio/TV: UFO stream  ICRT stream   RTI   
VOS   VOD    lots of links
More media links

NTU library catalog

NTU course descriptions
Ceiba course pages
NTU Webmail

Amazon Alibris

Be who you are and say what you feel,
because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind.

- Dr. Seuss

 Karen Steffen Chung 史嘉琳 副教授
Associate Professor
National Taiwan University
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
1 Roosevelt Road, Section 4  Taipei, Taiwan 10617
Phone: 3366-3215

Office: TIYAC 國青中心 415
辛亥路三段30號  30 Hsinhai Road, Section 3
Office hours: Mondays 1:30-3pm or by appointment
Phone: 3366-5534; on-campus extension: 5534 (old extension: 54 3992)

Vouloir nous brûle et pouvoir nous détruit.
mais SAVOIR laisse notre faible organisation
dans un perpétuel état de calme.

- La peau de chagrin, Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850)

Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you
without coming away better and happier.
- Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single kind act
is better than a thousand head-bowings in prayer.
-Saadi, poet (c. 1200 AD)

There is a field beyond all notions of right and wrong.
Come, meet me there
-Rumi, poet and mystic (1207-1273)

Be like the bird, who halting in his flight
On limb too slight,
Feels it give way beneath him, yet sings
Knowing he has wings.

-Victor Hugo, writer (1802-1885)

There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
-Leonard Cohen, musician (1934- )
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