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March 1, 2010

English Course, Spring 2010

Filed under: announcements,syllabus — richardlstansfield @ 12:54 pm

Teacher’s Name: Richard Stansfield

Website: https://richardlstansfield.wordpress.com

Description: Track 3; Semester 1

Text Book: Touchstone 2 or Touchstone 2A (blue cover; must have CD)

Class 137 – Monday, 12:00 to 12:50 and Wednesday, 1:00 to 2:50

Class 103 – Monday, 1:00 to 2:50 and Thursday, 12:00 to 12:50

Class 34 – Tuesday, 9:00 to 10:50 and Thursday, 11:00 to 11:50

Class 171 – Tuesday, 1:00 to 2:50 and Friday, 12:00 to 12:50

Class 69 – Wednesday, 9:00 to 10:50 and Friday, 11:00 to 11:50

Focus:

Weeks 1 to 7: listening and speaking > reading and writing

Weeks 9 to 14: listening, speaking, and writing

Syllabus:

* 3 hours per week
* 1 unit/2 weeks (approximately)
* Week 8: Mid-term exam (Listening)
* Week 15: Oral Finals (Speaking tests)

Marks:

20%: Mid-term exam (Week 8 {April 19 to 23}, Listening, based on Touchstone text book, Chapters 1 to 3)

+

80%: English course

= your mark

English Course:

10%: Attendance

– 12 hours absent = Fail (F)
– 3 lates = 1 absent
– 20 minutes late = absent

– using cell-phone = late
– forget pen/pencil, textbook, notebook, or folder = late
– sleeping in class = absent

* 4 Acceptable Excuses for Absences (all require documentation):

1. went to the hospital

The Korean word 병원 can be translated as “hospital” or as “clinic”/”doctor’s office.”

If you have a cold or the flu, you go to a clinic/doctor’s office.

If you have cancer or a knife in your chest, you go to the hospital.

I only accept going to the hospital.

2. family member died

3. military service (e.g. physical examination)

4. You have a job already (not a job interview or a job offer).

* Unacceptable Excuses for Absences:

– everything else

10%: Participation = being active, not passive

* pay attention
* take notes
* speak in English, and speak in complete sentences
* discussion questions are not a race; they are practice

30%: Assessments

* Presentation (entries into this blog)

* 2 Tests:

– Written Test 1 (Week 7)

Class 137 – Wednesday, April 14

Class 103 – Thursday, April 15

Class 34 – Thursday, April 15

Class 171 – Friday, April 16

Class 69 – Friday, April 16

– Written Test 2 (Week 14)

Class 137 – Wednesday, June 2

Class 103 – Thursday, June 3

Class 34 – Thursday, June 3

Class 171 – Friday, June 4

Class 69 – Friday, June 4

30%: Oral Final (speaking test)

–> Week 15 (June 7 to 11)

–> Make appointments at the beginning of Week 14 (May 31 to June 4)

* Do not miss any of your tests. If you do, you might fail (get an F).

* class rules:

– no sleeping in class

– set cell-phone to vibrate. Do not send or read text messages.

– don’t sit in the back of the classroom. Sit near the front, near me.

– always bring:

1. pen or pencil and eraser
2. text book (Touchstone 2)
3. note book (ringed is better)
4. folder (to hold handouts; handouts = Konglish “print”)

Not following these rules will make you lose marks.

Grading:

30% A
40% B
30% C, D, F

This is based upon student rankings. So, if you want your mark to be changed, you must have a good reason (e.g. Was there a mistake?). If an B student goes up to an A, then an A student goes down to a B.

Contact Information:

* Office: 5남246
* Telephone Number: (032) 860-8861
* Leave a comment on this blog site. I will be notified by e-mail.

–> Write in English. Do not write in Korean.

My Schedule (Come any time I’m not teaching. If I’m not there, leave a message.):

Monday

12:00 to 12:50 – Class 137

1:00 to 2:50 – Class 103

Tuesday

9:00 to 10:50 – Class 34

1:00 to 2:50 – Class 171

Wednesday

9:00 to 10:50 – Class 69

1:00 to 2:50 – Class 137

Thursday

11:00 to 11:50 – Class 34

12:00 to 12:50 – Class 103

Friday

11:00 to 11:50 – Class 69

12:00 to 12:50 – Class 171

–> I take Korean classes on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at Inha at 6:30 p.m. So I will probably be in my office until 6:15 p.m. on those days. (If I leave I will probably come back.)

Changing Classes

* Changing Tracks (e.g. Track 3 to Track 2)

–> Thursday, March 4th

–> Friday, March 5th

* Changing Classes Within a Track

(from one Track 3 class to another Track 3 class)

–> Monday, March 8th

–> Tuesday, March 9th

–> must do it through the portal site:

http://portal.inha.ac.kr/

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2 Comments »

  1. I’m sorry very much.where is examination room?

    Comment by Hu Yibing — April 15, 2011 @ 3:09 am | Reply

    • I don’t know. You have to find out.

      Comment by richardlstansfield — April 19, 2011 @ 3:36 am | Reply


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