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March 3, 2013

Syllabus: University English, Track 3, Semester 1 (Spring 2013)

Filed under: announcements,syllabus — richardlstansfield @ 12:07 pm

Hello. My name is Richard Stansfield. It will be my pleasure to be your English instructor for the next 15 weeks.

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

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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

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

Wednesday, April 24th (Week #8)

Friday, May 17th (Week #11)

Thursday, June 6th (Week #14)

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

from Monday, March 4th to Wednesday, March 6th, 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)

Friday, March 8th, 5 pm (Week #1)

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

* Attendance counting towards marks

– Monday, March 11th (Week #2)

– will be taking pictures from then on

* “I give up.”

– Week #10 (from Monday, May 6th to Friday, May 10th)

* Written Test 1 (Week 7)

Class 121 –> Wednesday, April 17th

Class 28 –> Thursday, April 18th

Class 90 –> Thursday, April 18th

Class 59 –> Friday, April 19th

Class 152 –> Friday, April 19th

* Mid-term exam

Week 8 (Monday, April 22nd to Friday, April 26th)

* Written Test 2 (Week 14)

Class 90 –> Monday, June 3rd

Class 28 –> Tuesday, June 4th

Class 121 –> Wednesday, June 5th

Class 59 –> Friday, June 7th

Class 152 –> Friday, June 7th

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

* Oral Final (speaking test)

Week 15 (Monday, June 10th to Friday, June 14th)

Marks:

20%: Mid-term exam (Listening; based on Touchstone text book, Chapters 1 to 3)

+

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

You must have one of these:

– doctor’s note

– symptoms, written in English

– medicine prescription, written in English

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

You must give an e-mail address to the school.

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.)

How To Contact Me

Do not send an e-mail to my Inha account. Leave a comment here, at this website.

1. Go to leave a comment.

2. Under “Leave a Reply”, write your message. Include your class number.

3. Write your e-mail address. (Only I will see it. Other people will not see it.)

4. Write your name.

5. Click on “Post comment.”

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18 Comments »

  1. Hello, RichardLstansfield teacher. My name is Kim Je Eun. I am a freshman in class# 121. Please undertand, my english ability is very low. I really want my english ability improvement. So I struggle for betterment. I will eagerly participate in class and listen english recording pile in MP3 player. See you again.

    Comment by Kim Je Eun — March 5, 2013 @ 1:14 pm | Reply

  2. Glad to hear it.

    Comment by richardlstansfield — March 7, 2013 @ 6:24 am | Reply

  3. Hello, RichardLstansfield teacher. My name is Lee Hyun Suk. I am a freshman in class 90. My english ability is very low. But I do my best for english improvement. See you again.

    Comment by Lee Hyun Suk — March 11, 2013 @ 2:02 am | Reply

    • Nice to meet you.

      Comment by richardlstansfield — March 18, 2013 @ 12:11 am | Reply

  4. Hello, professor. My name is Lee Jin Woo. I am in class # 59. See you Next time.

    Comment by Lee Jin Woo — March 12, 2013 @ 11:32 pm | Reply

    • Thanks for your comment.

      Comment by richardlstansfield — March 18, 2013 @ 12:11 am | Reply

  5. I am kongziyang。I’m sorry that the middle of the night to email you。I have too much homework, and now I am still in the design room。 My mailbox is kongziyangsy@163.com
    Good night, Professor

    Comment by kongziyang — March 20, 2013 @ 2:26 pm | Reply

  6. Hi i have army test on tuesday
    so i do not go to your class
    my class is 152
    what can i do?

    Comment by 송석범 — March 24, 2013 @ 6:56 am | Reply

    • do the homework.. the end?
      Ex.- prepare the document

      Comment by 송석범 — March 24, 2013 @ 8:18 am | Reply

      • Just write the homework answers in a notebook.

        Comment by richardlstansfield — March 28, 2013 @ 12:39 am

    • Bring me a document. The army will give you one.

      Comment by richardlstansfield — March 28, 2013 @ 12:39 am | Reply

  7. Hello, RichardLstansfield teacher. My name is Jo Myeonggi. I am a freshman in class 59.
    I go to your class room but you out the class room so i want to send our homework(presentation) so i want your email address.
    sorry teacher.

    Comment by Jo Myeonggi — May 16, 2013 @ 8:00 am | Reply

    • I told you to go to my office.

      Comment by richardlstansfield — May 19, 2013 @ 10:35 pm | Reply

  8. Dear Sir! My name is Lee Hyun Seok. I’m a freshman in class 90.
    Yesterday and today, I went to your office to submit presentation paper. But you were not in your office.
    What’s should I do? Please let me know when you will be available at tomorrow. So I will submit my presentation paper at tomorrow.
    Thank you for your time and prompt response.

    Comment by Lee Hyun Seok — June 13, 2013 @ 11:30 am | Reply

    • I have class today (Friday, June 14) from 11:00 to 12:50. Before and after that, I will be in my office. I will go for lunch at 1:00 and return to my office. Shortly after, I will go home.

      Comment by richardlstansfield — June 14, 2013 @ 12:06 am | Reply

  9. Hello, RichardLstansfield teacher. My name is Yun Jeong Hyeon in 28 Class.
    Where my lack of a credit score comes out can you tell me this?
    I came out lower than expected, which is part of the future to study the usefulness of the information that you have run out of that part of the supplement can contribute to the effort to score tries.

    Thank you RichardLstansfield . Please read my appeal.
    (My email : gkgkgkcj@naver.com)

    Comment by Yun Jeong Hyeon — July 1, 2013 @ 11:08 am | Reply

    • Dear Jeong-hyeon;

      I do not determine the letter grades (e.g. A+, B-, etc.) that a student receives. I only give a number out of 80. If you have a specific question about that number, I can try to answer. Please read the link below (if you haven’t already) for more information.

      https://richardlstansfield.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/information-from-the-university-english-office/

      By the way … judging by the grammar of your message, you used a computer to translate from Korean to English, right?

      Comment by richardlstansfield — July 3, 2013 @ 12:39 am | Reply

  10. […] not send an e-mail to my Inha account. Leave a comment here, at this […]

    Pingback by Syllabus, Track 3, Semester 2, Fall 2013 | University English: the blog for ESL students — September 1, 2013 @ 2:17 am | Reply


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