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August 27, 2011

University English: Autumn 2011, Track 3, Semester 2

Filed under: announcements,syllabus — richardlstansfield @ 5:59 am

Teacher’s Name: Richard Stansfield

Website: http://RichardLStansfield.wordpress.com

Classroom: 5남231

Level: Track 3; Semester 2

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

Text Book: Touchstone 2 or Touchstone 2B (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

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Cell-phones and iPads

In class, set your cell-phones to vibrate.

Do not read or send text messages.

Do not answer or talk on cell-phones.

You can use an iPad in class. (I use one myself.) However, you must use them for learning and class work. Do not use them to play games, chat on Kakao Talk, etc.

Sleeping in Class

Don’t do it. It’s very rude (impolite). If you sleep in class, I will ask you to do one of two things:

1. Wake up and stay awake.

… or …

2. Please leave my class.

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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

– Monday, September 12th and Tuesday, September 13th (Week #3)

Note: Attendance will be taken as usual on Friday, September 9th.

– Monday, October 3rd (Week #6)

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

from Monday, August 29th to Wednesday, August 31st, 5 p.m. (Week #1)

* Changing Classes Within a Track

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

Monday, September 5th and Tuesday, September 6th (Week #2)

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

* Attendance counting towards marks

– begins Wednesday, September 7th (Week #2)

– will be taking pictures from then on

* “I give up.”

from Monday, October 31st to Friday, November 4th (Week #10)

* Written Test 1 (Week 7)

Class 125 –> Wednesday, October 12th

Class 93 –> Thursday, October 13th

Class 29 –> Thursday, October 13th

Class 157 –> Friday, October 14th

Class 61 –> Friday, October 14th

* Mid-term exam: Week 8 (Monday, October 17th to Friday, October 21st)

* Written Test 2 (Week 14)

Class 125 –> Wednesday, November 30th

Class 93 –> Thursday, December 1st

Class 29 –> Thursday, December 1st

Class 157 –> Friday, December 2nd

Class 61 –> Friday, December 2nd

* make appointment for Oral Final (speaking test): in Week 14 (Monday, November 28th to Friday, December 2nd)

* Oral Final (speaking test): Week 15 (Monday, December 5th to Friday, December 9th)

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.

Example of homework: Pages 72 and 73, Exercise 1, Part C.

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”)

– make sure that you have given an e-mail address to the school.

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

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2 Comments »

  1. I read this post. I have cellphone but i don’t do that
    And i don’t sleep.
    you can see this Reply
    I am poor English. But i will slog this class
    help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by LEE Jae yong / Jay — September 5, 2011 @ 2:09 pm | Reply

    • I’m glad to hear it. By the way, which class are you in?

      Comment by richardlstansfield — September 7, 2011 @ 3:21 am | Reply


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