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August 31, 2014

Syllabus: Track 3, Semester 2, Fall 2014

Filed under: syllabus — richardlstansfield @ 3:42 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 56

13:00 to 14:50 — Class 86

Tuesday

9:00 to 10:50 — Class 26

12:00 to 12:50 — Class 146

14:00 to 14:50 — English Through Music (English Lounge)

Wednesday

9:00 to 10:50 — Class 56

13:00 to 14:50 — Class 116

Thursday

11:00 to 11:50 — Class 26

12:00 to 12:50 — Class 86

15:00 to 15:50 — Everyday Science (English Lounge)

Friday

11:00 to 11:50 — Class 116

13:00 to 14:50 — Class 146

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Class 56

* Monday, 11:00 to 11:50

* Wednesday, 9:00 to 10:50

Class 86

* Monday, 13:00 to 14:50

* Thursday, 12:00 to 12:50

Class 26

* Tuesday, 9:00 to 10:50

* Thursday, 11:00 to 11:50

Class 146

* Tuesday, 12:00 to 12:50

* Friday, 13:00 to 14:50

Class 116

* Wednesday, 13:00 to 14:50

* Friday, 11:00 to 11:50

English Lounge

* Tuesday, 14:00 to 14:50 — English Through Music

* Thursday, 15:00 to 15:50 — Everyday Science

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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:

* Units 10, 11, and 12

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

* Presentations

Important Dates:

* Holidays

* Monday, September 8 (Week 2)

* Tuesday, September 9 (Week 2)

* Wednesday, September 10 (Week 2)

* Friday, October 3 (Week 5)

* Thursday, October 9 (Week 6)

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

from Monday September 1 to Wednesday September 3, from 9 am to 4 pm (9:00 to 16:00), 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 5, from 8 am to 7 pm (8:00 to 19:00), on-line (through the portal site: http://portal.inha.ac.kr/ )

* Attendance counting towards marks

– Thursday, September 11

– 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 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

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.

PercentAsBsEtc

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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7 Comments »

  1. (Hello~teacher~I’m 12134657리효가.Do you remember me?12134655리사우 and me are in China now.The internet is very slowly and the error is happened.So we are not catch your class.But we are really want to join your class .Beause your class is funny and warm!This term we are still want to follow you and learning English.Please let me and 리사우 in~Please !We will study hard and make progress every day.Please!) Sorry!I sent this e-mail to your Inha account! I’m so stupid!Teacher please!!We really want to join your class.

    Comment by Li Xiaoge 리효가 — September 2, 2014 @ 2:44 pm | Reply

  2. jong2608@naver.com
    Kim JongKwan 12132289
    class-86
    Is it right??

    Comment by Kim Jong Kwan 12132289 class-86 — September 3, 2014 @ 6:48 am | Reply

  3. Is it leave here my E-mail adress?
    here?
    I don`t understand how to give my e-mail

    Comment by Kim Jong Kwan 12132289 class-86 — September 3, 2014 @ 6:53 am | Reply

  4. Dear Professor I’m In Academic English 2 class 146
    My name is Ahn Myoung Seong(12083760)

    Last week, when the first class Due to a job of Documents
    I am sorry. Can not attend classes
    This is the last semester of graduation before
    For graduation
    I avoided the F grade.

    Thank you sir
    Waiting for reply

    Comment by 안명성 — September 12, 2014 @ 8:51 am | Reply

  5. 12140601

    Comment by 장현근(Janghyeongeun) — September 14, 2014 @ 1:28 pm | Reply

  6. Hi professor.

    My name is Myoung-Seong AHN.(12083760)

    I attend the professor’s class in class146.

    First of all forgive me for being late the letter.

    I have a job so I absent a class.

    I’m 4 grade so I receive grade to graduate.

    I will take an exam(mid-term exam and final exam)

    If I don’t receive the grade, I don’t graduate.

    I want Minimum grade except F grade.

    Request for favorable arrangements.

    Thank you.

    Last Time ,
    I provided to you
    document that prove that i got a job.

    Comment by 안명성 — September 15, 2014 @ 5:44 am | Reply

  7. Hi professor
    I’m In Academic English 2 class 056
    My name is Kim Hyung Nam(12091474)
    yesterday was my birthday…
    but today.. written test in class.
    I woke up at 9:00.
    The distance from home to school about two hours.
    I’m really sorry..

    Comment by KimHyungNam — October 15, 2014 @ 12:36 am | Reply


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