Monday, June 22, 2015

Reflection Paper

Last semester I took the French course, I knew right away it is not easy to learn. I have learned English for almost ten years, but still can not speak like a native speaker. So perhaps this is for the reason that I join the Computer Assisted Language Learning, a course that can totally change me. In addition to speaking, reading and writing, using computer to learn also can give me a better way than before.

Before started the course, I was afraid to communicate with others because my English is a mess, especially if I give a speech on the stage. What should I do? Through the course I hope my English can be better such as talking more fluently or chat without any hesitation.   

In a short semester, what strikes me in all eighteen weeks course is TED. A open speech web site that people familiar with. I was dreaming that some day I can be a lecturer talking people my idea and changing their minds. Through a simple speech, it can innovate countless ideas further. But Behind the success, I realize that there is no easy path to walk through. Every experience and failure is the process of success. Sometimes we feel depress or want to give up, but in our mind we just keep going.
Sometimes my friends look me down, but I still find a way out. Because I know fear is always an option. No one can stop us to achieve the goal. That’s what TED is. Always can inspire people! Their stories always encourage me, their ideas always enlighten me!

Because of TED, I can speak in English. The first attempt to present in English is so nervous that I can barely remember what I am going to say, but in a sudden, I talk to myself,” why not give a try?” there is only a chance I can be a awesome speecher like TED, and finally, I did it.

After teacher introduced learning tools- MY ET. I can train my improve the skills by not only talking with foreign friends, but also using computer to assist. In fact, my speaking ability is not well. MY ET has all levels, it bring the several levels I can pick up. In this way I can find adequate teaching to improve, then step by step to enhance ability in the subsequent higher level. In the beginning, I feel frustrated When the errors showed, mistakes I made in pronunciation, volume , intonation and so on ,I have to repeat each sentence again and again until it right. In order to get the goal, we must practice. Everybody says that” practice makes perfect”. If we work harder, then there is no limits to hinder my way.

After 18 weeks courses finished, Computer Assisted Language Learning put what you have learn to good use. Before that dictionary is my best tutor, but now I can learn many tools in computer. Such as corpus and online concordances, it help me writing; MY ET, it train my speaking skills; Some opencoursewares, it let me learn more many courses which I am interested in; Studio Classroom and TED, it strengthen my listening ability……and many tools. In the years to come, no matter where we are, these tools all we learned can help us benefit a lot, and to get things done more quickly.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

About NTU Opencoursewares

I have heard about opencoursewares  since I was in senior high school. I have visited NTU. This is a good website, it can let me learn something what I am interested in. I like to learn something about logicality, it make me think more efficiently. If you do not understand in the beginning, you can repeat it many times unit you understand. If we don’t have time to go to NTU to attend class, we can use our free time to attend class on Internet. The NTU opencoursewares has examinations and course to certificate. We can get more information on this educational opencoursewares.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Success, failure and the drive to keep creating

Elizabeth Gilbert

Everybody has their own favorite things they love to do, and I am of no exception.I like to travel,but I don’t have free time.Maybe this reason,I can’t get the happiness from my favorite things. But if I make efforts to do something, maybe things would work out in a different way. Sometimes I envy of people success.But I would not change myself. Success is not a simple thing.,but there is a will, there is a way.So try to find something in this world that you love more than you love yourself.And strive for yourself to make your life more meaningful.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Love and Loss

My story is about love and loss

When I was 16 years old , my dog had died. I could hardly accept the fact that it had left me. I cried my heart out. I can't imagine my life without my dog. We always played together, and lived together every day. About its left, I learned that owning is the beginning of losing. You will never know what will happen next. So we should love what I love, and cherish it. Cherishing those people who are around you is important. People often don't cherish what they have until they lose it. Love and loss is a common things tht people often face. Don’t be afraid of losing, we should brave to face it.  

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Steve Jobs’ 2005 Commencement Speech

'You've got to find what you love,' Jobs says

  • And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on
  • Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. 
  • If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.
  •  Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
  • Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
  • Because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. 
  • Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

About ESLPod

ESL is a great instrument to learn English listening. ESL can put the slow speed reading , so we can listen clearly. It provides many videos and MP3 to dowland.It also has writing manuscript . I love ESL, because it can explain the vocabulary and phrase in the sentence. We also can train to English listening,and learn more vocabulary and phrase. This is a good way to promote the English ability.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Walking or cycling to work 'improves well-being

Correspondingly 相應的

The definition : a way that matches or is connected with something that you have just mentioned
For example : The cost of living in the city is more expensive, but salaries are supposedto be correspondingly higher.

Socialize socialize also socialise British English交際

The definition : to spend the time when you are not working with friends or with other people in order to enjoy yourself 
For example : People don't socialize with their neighbours as much as they used to.

Journal 雜誌

The definition : a serious magazine or newspaper which is published regularly, usually about a specialist subject

For example :Professor King often contributes to the medical journal .


The definition : relating to the human mind and feelings
For example : He claims that the constant aircraft noise has a bad psychological effect on the residents.

Disruption 打斷,中斷,擾亂

The definition : to prevent something, especially a system, process or event, from continuing as usual or as expected
For example :The accident on the main road through town is causing widespread disruption for motorists.

I prefer to use Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary. Because the definitions are easy to understand. And this dictionary have “  American English and British English “ pronounce . The word have many related  forms , such as verb to noun, adjective,  adverb.