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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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17 Comments »

  1. hi, I’m freshman.
    My magor is visual design.
    you look so comfortable, kind.
    so I hope very interesting class.
    see you next class.^^

    Comment by jung hana — August 31, 2010 @ 5:26 am | Reply

    • Thanks for your comment.

      By the way, what is your class #?

      Comment by richardlstansfield — September 1, 2010 @ 8:10 am | Reply

  2. Hello~stansfield. I have a question about assignment that bringing a photograph. I saw the samples which you were already had. and all Photographs was seen ID picture.. Am I must bring photograph kind of ID picture??

    Comment by Nora — August 31, 2010 @ 3:44 pm | Reply

    • It should be the same size as an ID picture, but it doesn’t have to be an ID picture. It should look similar to you (e.g. not from middle school) so that I can recognize you.

      By the way, what is your class #?

      Comment by richardlstansfield — September 1, 2010 @ 8:11 am | Reply

    • Thank you for answer! I’m understand now:)
      as far as I know,my class is 167…
      Then see you on friday’s class!

      Comment by Nora — September 1, 2010 @ 12:34 pm | Reply

  3. hello^^ I’m new student, that is I changed my track. If I would miskaked at English grammer, you’d comprehend ^^; My service to you. See you later about 1 hour

    Comment by Jang yeoool — September 10, 2010 @ 12:29 am | Reply

  4. Hi stansfied !

    my name is David( Jeong Dong Soo)

    I am listening your class at #65

    your class makes me funny and I can’t waiting next time.!

    See you@!

    Comment by David — November 2, 2010 @ 6:15 am | Reply

  5. Hi, Mr. Stansfield. this is Christine, a student of your class #100.

    I’m just wondering if you can accept for my absentance on Octorber 4th or can’t.

    I had a shooting for my graduate photos and I had no choices.

    Would you accept my absentance to attendance?

    This is my last semester and it’s very important thing for me.

    Then, I’ll see you tomorrow and I hope you to reply for my message. Thank you^^

    Comment by Christine — November 14, 2010 @ 11:15 am | Reply

  6. Christine;

    Your Korean name is Noh, Jin-ju, right?

    I didn’t notice you being absent on October 4th.

    Comment by richardlstansfield — November 15, 2010 @ 7:06 am | Reply

  7. Professor,
    Our names are Seo Seol, Shin Dong-geun, and our class number is 167.
    On November five, Dong-geun‘s mother rushed to the hospital.
    And morning, she had to have emergency surgery.
    The result is late stages of colon cancer.
    After the surgery, she couldn’t move and haven’t had a stool alone.
    But no one took care of her, so we decided to take care of her.
    The situation was so bad, so we couldn’t go to class.
    Yesterday, she start receive anticancer treatments.
    So his father quit the job and care for her.
    Both of us, this course is re-taking.
    Really sorry, but..if we enter the school even now, you consider our circumstances?
    I’m so sorry to tell you such a request.

    Comment by Seol — December 2, 2010 @ 11:46 am | Reply

    • I’m sorry to hear about your difficult situation.

      First of all, you can pass the course, but you would get a D-. Is that what you want?

      Secondly, if you want to pass this course, you will need to give me documents.

      Thirdly, as I said, you can pass but your mark will be bad. You still missed the second written test and didn’t make any appointments for your speaking test. So, you will get 0/zero in those tests. Also, even before you left, your participation was not good.

      So, which would you prefer to get, an F or a D-? It’s your choice. Just let me know.

      Comment by richardlstansfield — December 6, 2010 @ 1:55 am | Reply

  8. Hi. My name is billy. I coudn’t pass final oral exam becous my grandfather went to another world at december 5. How can i do for me?

    Comment by billy — December 13, 2010 @ 10:02 am | Reply

    • Hi. My name is billy. I coudn’t pass final oral exam becous my grandfather went to another world at december 5. How can i do for me?

      Comment by billy — December 13, 2010 @ 10:21 am | Reply

      • My condolences on the passing away of your grandfather.

        You met me in front of my office on Tuesday, December 14th. It was much too late to do a speaking test, so I can’t give you a mark. However, I will not mark you absent for the day of the test. OK?

        If you have any further questions or concerns, please leave a comment at this blog site.

        Comment by richardlstansfield — December 15, 2010 @ 3:07 am

      • so I’m F? I don’t want F. though given D0, I’m content but I don’t want F. Please don’t give me F.

        Comment by billy — December 15, 2010 @ 2:43 pm

      • Where did I say that you would receive an F? I did not give you an F.

        I said that you could not receive a mark for your speaking test, but that you would not be marked absent. Understand?

        Comment by richardlstansfield — December 17, 2010 @ 7:31 am

      • Thank you. I understand. And I apologize to you for comenting rude. when I write reply, I was drinken with my father and my brain became strange. (I think my sentence strange too.)

        Comment by billy — December 17, 2010 @ 8:06 am


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