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September 1, 2013

Syllabus: Track 3, Semester 2, Fall 2013

Filed under: syllabus — richardlstansfield @ 2:16 am

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

(Notice the “L” between Richard and Stansfield.)

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

11:00 to 11:50 — Class 57

13:00 to 14:50 — Class 87

Tuesday

9:00 to 10:50 — Class 27

12:00 to 12:50 — Class 147

Wednesday

9:00 to 10:50 — Class 57

13:00 to 14:50 — Class 117

Thursday

11:00 to 11:50 — Class 27

12:00 to 12:50 — Class 87

Friday

11:00 to 11:50 — Class 117

13:00 to 14:50 — Class 147

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Class 57

* Monday, 11:00 to 11:50

* Wednesday, 9:00 to 10:50

Class 87

* Monday, 13:00 to 14:50

* Thursday, 12:00 to 12:50

Class 27

* Tuesday, 9:00 to 10:50

* Thursday, 11:00 to 11:50

Class 147

* Tuesday, 12:00 to 12:50

* Friday, 13:00 to 14:50

Class 117

* Wednesday, 13:00 to 14:50

* 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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Plan:

* 3 hours per week
* 1 unit per 2 weeks (approximately)

Weeks 1 to 7:

* Units 7, 8, and 9

* Focus on listening to prepare for the Mid-term Exam

Weeks 9 to 14:

* Unis 10, 11, and 12

* Focus on Conversation Strategies (e.g. talking on the phone in Unit 10) to prepare for the Final Exam

* Presentations

Important Dates:

* Holidays

* Wednesday, September 18

* Thursday, September 19

* Friday, September 20

* Thursday, October 3

* Wednesday, October 9

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

from Monday, September 2 to Wednesday, September 4, at the Institute of General Education office, 5남434B

* Changing Classes Within a Track

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

Friday, September 6, until midnight (12:00 am)

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

* Attendance counting towards marks

– Monday, September 9

– will be taking pictures from then on

* Mid-term exam

Week 8

* “I give up.”

– Week #10

Written Test #1

Class 57 –> Wednesday, October 16
Class 27 –> Thursday, October 17
Class 87 –> Thursday, October 17
Class 117 –> Friday, October 18
Class 147 –> Friday, October 18

Written Test #2

Class 57 –> Wednesday, December 4
Class 27 –> Thursday, December 5
Class 87 –> Thursday, December 5
Class 117 –> Friday, December 6
Class 147 –> Friday, December 6

* make appointment for Oral Final (speaking test): in Week 14

* Final Exam (speaking test)

Week 15

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.

* Education majors who are doing a teaching internship must inform me and provide documents

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.

I will carry yellow, red, and green cards. If you receive a green card, you receive points on participation. If you receive a yellow card (bad) or red card (very bad), you will lose points on 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. (I don’t care if you make many mistakes –what is important is to do the homework and learn from your mistakes.)

Example of homework: Pages 72 and 73.

30%: Final Exam (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. Put your cell-phones in the bag at the beginning of class.

– 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”)

* Be sure to give an e-mail address to the school! If you didn’t, go to the Institute of General Education office, 5남434B.

If you don’t give an e-mail address to the school, I will mark you absent every class!

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: 5남242

* Telephone Number: (032) 860-8858

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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