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Chapter 1: Academic life around the world


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Chapter 1: Academic life around the world

  1. 1. TA: Star Yang Chinese Proverb: “ Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself ”
  2. 2. <ul><li>Chinese Proverb: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Teachers open the door. </li></ul><ul><li>You enter by yourself” </li></ul>
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  4. 4. <ul><li>How are college friends different from high school friends? </li></ul><ul><li>How important is it to make friends right away? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>High school friends you've know for years. You've had so many experiences, you've had these _____ _____ that have formed over the years, but with college friends it's new and you don't always know who your friend really is. </li></ul><ul><li>I call those friends _______friends, and everybody has them and they're just people who are in your immediate ____, or in your immediate _____ who you become friends with. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>If you can find one good friend that you can _____ with, that's great. If you don't find a good friend right away, you can find a lot of ____________. Friends are like the ______ in college; they _____ , or then they ______ , but the more you do things that you love to do and surround yourself with those people, you'll naturally make friends. </li></ul><ul><li>You just have to understand if you're patient and____ yourself, if you don't have a friend today it doesn't mean you won't have a____ friends tomorrow. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>What do you say when you meet someone for the first time? </li></ul><ul><li>What body language or gestures do you use when you meet someone new? For example, do you hug or shake hands ? </li></ul><ul><li>What body language or gestures do you use when you greet a good friend ? A classmate? A co-worker? Ex, nod my head.... </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Come over --- </li></ul><ul><li>1. Come over any time; I'm always in. </li></ul><ul><li>2. A fit of dizziness came over me. </li></ul><ul><li>n.[C] </li></ul><ul><li>( 病的 ) 發作 [(+of)] </li></ul><ul><li>He had a fit of coughing. 他咳嗽了一陣。 </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Stop by --- to visit someone briefly </li></ul><ul><li>vt . </li></ul><ul><li>1. 停止 ; 中止 , 止住 [+v-ing] </li></ul><ul><li>It has stopped raining. </li></ul><ul><li>vi. </li></ul><ul><li>2. 停下來 ( 做別的事 )[+to-v] </li></ul><ul><li>He stopped to listen to her talking. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>  What usually happens on the first day in a language program? </li></ul><ul><li>What information do students probably get? </li></ul><ul><li>Course description (Syllabus) </li></ul><ul><li>Prerequisites ( requirement) </li></ul><ul><li>Expected student outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional activities </li></ul><ul><li>Text / learning material </li></ul><ul><li>Topical outline </li></ul><ul><li>The process of course </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Contact the instructor </li></ul><ul><li>How did you feel on the first day of your English program of course? </li></ul>