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March 2, 2014

Syllabus: Track 3, Semester 1, Fall 2014

Filed under: syllabus — richardlstansfield @ 8:59 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 1

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.

——————–

Plan:

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

Weeks 1 to 7:

* Units 1, 2, and 3

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

Weeks 9 to 14:

* Units 4, 5, and 6

* Focus on Conversation Strategies (e.g. how to start a conversation) to prepare for the Final Exam

* Presentations

Important Dates:

* Holidays

* Monday, May 5th (Week 10)

* Tuesday, May 6th (Week 10)

* Friday, June 6th (Week 14)

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

from Monday, March 3rd to Wednesday, March 5th, at the Institute of General Education office, 5남434B

* Changing Classes Within a Track

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

Friday, March 7th, 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
– the second class in Week 7, exact dates TBA (To Be Announced)
Written Test #2
– the second class in Week 14, exact dates TBA (To Be Announced)
* 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 a valid, official doctor’s note.

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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38 Comments »

  1. hi captain!! i’m your student in class 27. haha.

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

    but i don’t know SCHOOL where i leave an e-mail. so can you tell me where i do?

    Comment by JI EUN HO — March 4, 2014 @ 2:10 am | Reply

    • I think everybody gave their e-mail address. I’ll show the list in class.

      Comment by richardlstansfield — March 6, 2014 @ 11:16 am | Reply

  2. I’m very poor at English conversation. But I’ll be my best!!!^^

    Comment by 이수용(Lee Su-Yong) 27class — March 4, 2014 @ 11:55 am | Reply

    • Good!

      Comment by richardlstansfield — March 6, 2014 @ 11:17 am | Reply

  3. Hi, Stansfield. My class number is 12140959.

    Comment by Joon Young Park — March 4, 2014 @ 1:51 pm | Reply

    • Nice to meet you.

      Comment by richardlstansfield — March 6, 2014 @ 11:17 am | Reply

  4. Hello Sir. I`m studing in your class 147. Today, you gave a homework paper to us. I don`t understand “useful language” part. I read the touchstone2 but i couldn`t get any hint.
    Do i make any sentence freely using any word?
    And on the “self-introduce” page, NO.5 “How many families do you have?” is right sentence, isn`t it?
    Please give me some advice. Have a nice evening Sir.

    Comment by 김덕용 — March 4, 2014 @ 4:19 pm | Reply

    • The phrases that you must use are on your homework paper.

      Also, “How many families do you have?” is NOT correct.

      Comment by richardlstansfield — March 6, 2014 @ 11:19 am | Reply

  5. my class number is 27

    Comment by Lee you mi — March 5, 2014 @ 3:55 pm | Reply

    • Hi You-mi.

      Comment by richardlstansfield — March 6, 2014 @ 11:19 am | Reply

  6. My classnumber 27
    And my name is Son jeongwon
    e-mail sonjeongwon@nate.com

    Comment by Son jeongwon — March 5, 2014 @ 11:14 pm | Reply

    • Hello to you Jeong-won.

      Comment by richardlstansfield — March 6, 2014 @ 11:19 am | Reply

  7. Hello Mr.Stansfield.. I don.t know how to call you… Oh, I forgot my introduction. My class number is 27 and my name is Kim Ji-Yun. My english ability is terrible so, I’m just going to follow you and of course, do my best. Nice to meet you, sir.

    Comment by Kim Ji-Yun 김지윤 — March 7, 2014 @ 12:42 am | Reply

  8. Morning? My name is Kim Sangmok. I’m in class 147.
    I have a question. Where can i leave my e-mail address, professor? At the bottom of the form?

    Comment by Kim Sangmok — March 7, 2014 @ 2:46 am | Reply

  9. My class nuber is 147
    And my name is Seong Ye jun
    E-mail: yjseong06@naver.com

    Comment by 성예준(Seong Ye jun) — March 9, 2014 @ 11:30 am | Reply

  10. I read this post on blog.
    I don’t understand this phrase “Discussion questions are not a race.”.
    What is “Discussion question” ?
    Could you explain the phrase?

    Comment by Ahn Jun-hyeok (57 Class) — March 10, 2014 @ 7:45 am | Reply

    • When I give you discussion questions to ask a partner, you continue talking until I say it is time to stop. You do this by asking Follow-up Questions.

      Comment by richardlstansfield — March 30, 2014 @ 9:03 am | Reply

  11. Hi stansfield! My name is Noh jiwon. Nice to meet you~^^
    My class number is 147

    Comment by Noh jiwon — March 10, 2014 @ 1:21 pm | Reply

  12. Hi stansfield!!My class number is 147.
    I wanted to talk to you.But I do not speak English well.
    So far, I could not participate in your class. Is because I’m an athlete.
    I am every day in training in the AM.So I can not participate in class.
    I am so sorry and you ask a lot of sense.Thank you.

    Comment by park seong myun 박성면 — March 16, 2014 @ 2:43 pm | Reply

    • If you don’t come to class, it will be impossible to do well in any tests.

      Comment by richardlstansfield — March 30, 2014 @ 9:02 am | Reply

  13. Hi Stansfield sir!
    My name is june young pyung. How can I certification about my internship?
    please give me a answer!
    thanks you.

    Comment by june young pyung — March 21, 2014 @ 5:22 am | Reply

    • Did you contact Ms. Im Mi-young? As I said, you must provide documentation. Also, I believe you must take the Mid-term Exam in Week #8.

      Comment by richardlstansfield — March 30, 2014 @ 9:01 am | Reply

  14. class 117

    Comment by heoyujin — April 16, 2014 @ 3:21 pm | Reply

  15. My name is Heo yujin And My class number is 117
    E-mail: jine624@nate.com

    Comment by heoyujin — April 16, 2014 @ 3:23 pm | Reply

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

    Pingback by Syllabus: Track 3, Semester 1, Fall 2014 | University English: the blog for ESL students — August 31, 2014 @ 3:42 am | Reply

  17. Hi!! Stansfield
    my name is Sin jungmin
    Nice to contact you first time
    I’m so delighted becaue of hearing your course and I hope i can learn a lot from you during this semester

    Comment by My name is Sin jungmin and my class number is 086 — September 4, 2014 @ 4:42 am | Reply

  18. Hi, professor stansfield.
    My name is Lee Jae Man, class No.146
    Nice to meet you.
    I am not fresh student…I am second grade.
    I have taken this ‘academic English class2’ twice time, because last semester, I had not good score.
    But this semester is different!
    I will have effort to take this english class.
    See you in class.

    ps. I can’t check that you know my mail address. Could you check my mail address?

    Comment by Lee Jae Man — September 4, 2014 @ 1:54 pm | Reply

  19. hello, my name is Lee you-mi. And my class number is 26

    Comment by Lee You-mi — September 9, 2014 @ 5:57 pm | Reply

  20. HI sir.
    My name is Kim do hyeon. class number is 26.
    I don’t know how i write comment well.

    Comment by Kim do hyeon — September 10, 2014 @ 5:10 pm | Reply

  21. Hello, my nname is Lim Chae Bin. And my class namber is 26
    Email: dlacoqls2014@naver.com
    I’ll be my best

    Comment by Lim Chae Bin — September 22, 2014 @ 8:51 am | Reply

    • Bring your completed homework to class.

      Comment by richardlstansfield — September 22, 2014 @ 10:34 pm | Reply

  22. Hello, I am Hee-Kyoung Yoon. I just wonder if we know each other. I don’t think that there are many Richard Stansfields living in S. Korea. So, I think that you are the Richard I know. You are the teacher at 외대… Right? I hope to hear from you soon.

    Comment by Yoon, Hee-Kyoung — November 28, 2014 @ 6:59 am | Reply

    • I will correct to “You were the teacher at 외대.”

      Comment by Yoon, Hee-Kyoung — November 28, 2014 @ 7:32 am | Reply

      • Yes, I used to teach there.

        Comment by richardlstansfield — November 30, 2014 @ 1:22 pm

    • Yes, I used to teach there.

      Comment by richardlstansfield — November 30, 2014 @ 1:23 pm | Reply

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

    Pingback by How to contact me (Mr. Stansfield) | University English: the blog for ESL students — December 2, 2014 @ 11:39 pm | Reply

  24. Hello, teacher stansfield my name is young jam-Moon. I major in fashion design.
    my class number is 87.
    my e-mail address is ‘myj963@nate.com’

    Comment by young-jae Moon — March 4, 2015 @ 12:11 am | Reply

    • I’m sorry teacher. my name is young-jae Moon

      Comment by young-jae Moon — March 4, 2015 @ 12:13 am | Reply


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