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February 25, 2011

University English: Track 3, Spring 2011, Semester 1

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Teacher’s Name: Richard Stansfield

Website: https://richardlstansfield.wordpress.com

Classroom: 5남231

Level: Track 3; Semester 1

Duration: 15 weeks (We do not meet in Week #16.)

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

* Do not buy a used book! Buy a new book.

Teacher’s Schedule:

Monday

12:00 to 12:50 – class 125

1:00 to 2:50 – class 93

Tuesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 29

1:00 to 2:50 – class 157

Wednesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 61

1:00 to 2:50 – class 125

Thursday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 29

12:00 to 12:50 – class 93

Friday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 61

12:00 to 12:50 – class 157

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Class 125

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

Class 93

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

Class 29

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

Class 157

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

Class 61

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:

* Holidays

– Tuesday, March 1st (Week #1)

– Thursday, May 5th (Week #10)

– Tuesday, May 10th (Week #11)

Monday, June 6th (?)

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

Wednesday, March 2nd to Friday, March 4th, 4 p.m. (Week #1)

* Changing Classes Within a Track

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

Monday, March 7th and Tuesday, March 8th (Week #2)

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

* “I give up.”

Monday, May 2nd to Friday, May 6th (Week #10)

* Written Test 1 (Week 7)

Class 125 –> Wednesday, April 13th

Class 93 –> Thursday, April 14th

Class 29 –> Thursday, April 14th

Class 157 –> Friday, April 15th

Class 61 –> Friday, April 15th

* Mid-term exam: Week 8 (Monday, April 18th to Friday, April 22nd)

* Written Test 2 (Week 14)

Class 125 –> Wednesday, June 1st

Class 93 –> Thursday, June 2nd

Class 29 –> Thursday, June 2nd

Class 157 –> Friday, June 3rd

Class 61 –> Friday, June 3rd

* make appointment for Oral Final (speaking test): at the beginning of Week 14 (Monday, May 30th to Friday, June 3rd)

* Oral Final (speaking test): Week 15 (Monday, June 6th to Friday, June 10th)

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) + 10% (Participation) + 30% (Assessments) + 30% (Speaking Test) = 80%

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

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.

Participation is important in every class. However, sometimes I will have a “participation day.” On “participation days” I will pay more attention to participation.

30%: Assessments

* Presentation (entries into this blog)

* Written Tests # 1 and 2

Presentation (10%) + Written Test 1 (10%) + Written Test 2 (10%) = 30%

– You can lose marks if you don’t do homework.

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.)

Also, you must give an e-mail address to the school, and check it once a week.

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

Monday

12:00 to 12:50 – class 125

1:00 to 2:50 – class 93

Tuesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 29

1:00 to 2:50 – class 157

Wednesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 61

1:00 to 2:50 – class 125

Thursday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 29

12:00 to 12:50 – class 93

Friday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 61

12:00 to 12:50 – class 157

–> 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. Make a self-introduction.

Anyone? Anyone?

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