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September 2, 2012

Syllabus: Fall 2012, Semester 2, Track 3

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

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 117

1:00 to 2:50 – class 87

Tuesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 27

1:00 to 2:50 – class 147

Wednesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 57

1:00 to 2:50 – class 117

Thursday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 27

12:00 to 12:50 – class 87

14:00 to 14:50 – English Lounge

Friday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 57

12:00 to 12:50 – class 147

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Class 117

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

Class 87

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

Class 27

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

Class 147

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

Class 57

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

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Cell-phones and iPads

At the beginning of class, I ask every student to put their cell-phones in a bag. You can have them back at the end of class. If I see someone using a cell-phone in class, I will ask for it and give it back one hour after the end of class.

You can use a tablet computer (such as 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, October 1st (Week #5)

Wednesday, October 3rd (Week #5)

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

from Monday, September 3rd to Wednesday, September 5th, 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, September 10th and Tuesday, September 11th, 5 pm (Week #2)

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

* Attendance counting towards marks

– begins Wednesday, September 12th (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 117 –> Wednesday, October 17th

Class 87 –> Thursday, October 18th

Class 27 –> Thursday, October 18th

Class 147 –> Friday, October 19th

Class 57 –> Friday, October 19th

* Mid-term exam: Week 8 (Monday, October 22nd to Friday, October 26th)

* Written Test 2 (Week 14)

Class 117 –> Wednesday, December 5th

Class 87 –> Thursday, December 6th

Class 27 –> Thursday, December 6th

Class 147 –> Friday, December 7th

Class 57 –> Friday, December 7th

* make appointment for Oral Final (speaking test): in Week 14 (Monday, December 3rd to Friday, December 7th)

* Oral Final (speaking test): Week 15 (Monday, December 10th to Friday, December 14th –> 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.

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