University English: the blog for ESL students

August 29, 2010

University English: Track 3; Fall 2010, Semester 2

Filed under: announcements,syllabus — richardlstansfield @ 12:25 pm

Teacher’s Name: Richard Stansfield

Website: https://richardlstansfield.wordpress.com

Classroom: 5남231

Level: Track 3; Semester 2

Duration: 15 weeks

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

Teacher’s Schedule:

Monday

12:00 to 12:50 – class 134

1:00 to 2:50 – class 100

3:00 to 3:50 – English Lounge

Tuesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 30

1:00 to 2:50 – class 167

Wednesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 65

1:00 to 2:50 – class 134

3:00 to 3:50 – English Lounge

Thursday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 30

12:00 to 12:50 – class 100

Friday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 65

12:00 to 12:50 – class 167

2:00 to 2:50 – English Lounge

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Class 134

Monday, 12:00 to 12:50 // Wednesday, 1:00 to 2:50

Class 100

Monday, 1:00 to 2:50 // Thursday, 12:00 to 12:50

Class 30

Tuesday, 9:00 to 10:50 // Thursday, 11:00 to 11:50

Class 167

Tuesday, 1:00 to 2:50 // Friday, 12:00 to 12:50

Class 65

Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:50 // Friday, 11:00 to 11:50

Focus:

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

Weeks 9 to 14: speaking > listening and writing

Plan:

* 3 hours per week
* 1 unit per 2 weeks (approximately)

Important Dates:

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

–> Thursday, September 2nd & Friday, September 3rd

* Changing Classes Within a Track

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

–> Monday, September 6th & Tuesday, September 7th

(must do it through the portal site: http://portal.inha.ac.kr/)

* Chuseok (“Korean Thanksgiving): Tuesday, September 21st to Thursday, September 23rd

* Written Test 1 (Week 7)

Class 134 –> Wednesday, October 13th

Class 100 –> Thursday, October 14th

Class 30 –> Thursday, October 14th

Class 167 –> Friday, October 15th

Class 65 –> Friday, October 15th

* Written Test 2 (Week 14)

Class 134 –> Wednesday, December 1st

Class 100 –> Thursday, December 2nd

Class 30 –> Thursday, December 2nd

Class 167 –> Friday, December 3rd

Class 65 –> Friday, December 3rd

* Mid-term exam: Week 8 (October 18th to October 22nd)

* Oral Final (speaking test): Week 15 (December 6th to December 10th)

* make appointment for Oral Final (speaking test): at the beginning of Week 14 (November 29th to December 3rd)

Marks:

20%: Mid-term exam (Listening; based on Touchstone text book, Chapters 7 to 9)

+

80%: English course

= your mark

(20% + 80% = 100%)

English Course:

10%: Attendance

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

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

* 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).

–> You must bring me documents that I can keep.

* Unacceptable Excuses for Absences:

– everything else (I don’t care about “membership training” (MTs), school festivals, etc.

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.
* Leaving a comment on a blog post can be a bonus.
* If I have to ask you to not sit in the back of the classroom, that can be a penalty.

30%: Assessments

* Presentation (entries into this blog)

* Written Tests # 1 and 2

30%: Oral Final (speaking test)

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

* class rules:

– No sleeping in class. (= absent)

– Set cell-phone to vibrate. Do not send or read text messages. (= absent)

– Don’t sit in the back of the classroom. Sit near the front, near me. (= penalty on participation)

– 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:

20-to-30% –> 80 to 72 points / 80
30-to-40% –> 71 to 64 points / 80
30-to-50% –> 63 to 0 points / 80

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 a student goes up, then another student must go down. I won’t do that. If you want a good mark, then study hard.

Contact Information:

* Office: 5남246
* Telephone Number: (032) 860-8861
* To contact me, leave a comment here, at this blog site. (I will be notified by e-mail.)

Do not send an e-mail to my Inha e-mail account, because I rarely check it. (My Inha e-mail account is very slow, clumsy, and inefficient, so I hate it.)

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

Monday

12:00 to 12:50 – class 134

1:00 to 2:50 – class 100

3:00 to 3:50 – English Lounge

Tuesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 30

1:00 to 2:50 – class 167

Wednesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 65

1:00 to 2:50 – class 134

3:00 to 3:50 – English Lounge

Thursday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 30

12:00 to 12:50 – class 100

Friday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 65

12:00 to 12:50 – class 167

2:00 to 2:50 – English Lounge

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

Homework Assignment #1

Bring a small photograph of your face. Later, you will have to make a self-introduction.

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