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February 27, 2012

Syllabus: Spring 2012 Semester, Track 3, Semester 1

Filed under: announcements,syllabus — richardlstansfield @ 1:07 am

Teacher’s Name: Richard Stansfield

Website: http://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 121

1:00 to 2:50 – class 90

Tuesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 28

1:00 to 2:50 – class 152

Wednesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 59

1:00 to 2:50 – class 121

Thursday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 28

12:00 to 12:50 – class 90

Friday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 59

12:00 to 12:50 – class 152

2:00 to 2:50 — English Lounge

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Class 121

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

Class 90

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

Class 28

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

Class 152

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

Class 59

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

– Thursday, March 1st (Week 1)

– Wednesday, April 11th (Week 7)

– Tuesday, April 24th (Week 9)

– Monday, May 28th (Week 14)

– Wednesday, June 6th (Week 15)

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

from Monday, February 27th to Wednesday, February 29th, 4 pm, at University English (UE) office, 5남434B (Week #1)

* Changing Classes Within a Track

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

Monday, March 5h and Tuesday, March 6th, 5 pm (Week #2)

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

* Attendance counting towards marks

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

– will be taking pictures from then on

* “I give up.”

from Monday, April 30th to Friday, May 4th (Week #10)

* Written Test 1 (Week 7)

Class 121 –> Wednesday, April 11th –> Monday, April 9th

Class 90 –> Thursday, April 12th

Class 28 –> Thursday, April 12th

Class 152 –> Friday, April 13th

Class 59 –> Friday, April 13th

* Mid-term exam: Week 8 (Monday, April 16th to Friday, April 20th)

* Written Test 2 (Week 14)

Class 121 –> Wednesday, May 30th –> Wednesday, May 23rd

Class 90 –> Thursday, May 31st

Class 28 –> Thursday, May 31st

Class 152 –> Friday, June 1st

Class 59 –> Friday, June 1st –> Friday, May 25th

* make appointment for Oral Final (speaking test): in Week 14 (Tuesday, May 29th to Friday, June 1st)

* Oral Final (speaking test): Week 15 (Monday, June 4th to Friday, June 8th –> Remember that Wednesday, June 8th is a holiday.)

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: 5남243

* Telephone Number: (032) 860-8859
* 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 121

1:00 to 2:50 – class 90

Tuesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 28

1:00 to 2:50 – class 152

Wednesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 59

1:00 to 2:50 – class 121

Thursday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 28

12:00 to 12:50 – class 90

Friday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 59

12:00 to 12:50 – class 152

2:00 to 2:50 — English Lounge

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