University English: the blog for ESL students

March 2, 2015


Filed under: syllabus — richardlstansfield @ 1:18 am

Instructor: Richard Stansfield

Course Name: English Communication: Pre-Intermediate

Spring 2015, Semester 1


You will put your cell-phones into a bag at the beginning of class, and you will get them back at the end of class. You can also look at your cell-phones

during the break. However, when the break is finished, you must put your cell-phones back in the bag. Anyone who cheats will receive an absense on their

Attendance as well as a severe penalty on their Participation score.

Tablet Computers (eg. iPad, etc.)

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

Do not sleep in my class. Ever. Anyone who sleeps in class will receive an absense on their Attendance as well as a severe penalty on their Participation


Text Book: Unlock: Listening and Speaking Skills 2


Weeks 1 to 7: Units 3, 4, and 5

Week 8: Mid-term Exams

Weeks 9 to 15: Units 8, 9, and 10

Week 16: Final Exams


Tuesday, May 5 (Children’s Day)

Monday, May 25 (Buddha’s Birthday)


Attendance: 10%

Participation: 10%

Mid-term Exam: 25%

Final Exam: 25%

Other Assessments: 30%

Details of Assessments


Attendance: 10%

Students lose 1% for every hour that they are absent. Being absent for 12 hours leads to a grade of F (Fail).

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. Also, you must take the Mid-Term Exam.

* Unacceptable Excuses for Absences:

– everything else (I do’t care about “membership training” (MTs), school festivals, etc.

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

Participation: 10%

Watch the video and tell me: Do the students show good participation or not?

Participation is being active, not passive.

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.

Examples of good participation: doing discussion questions as practice, not as a race // speaking in English // speaking in complete sentences // taking

notes // sitting at or near the front.

Mid-term Exam: 25%

Final Exam: 25%

One of these exams will be a presentation, and the other will be an interview. I will give you more details later.

Other Assessments: 30%

This will include things like tests, homework, writing assignments, etc. It may also include participating on on-line discussion forums or blogs. You will

need to register and do some of this on-line. I will give you details later.


A: approx. 20%

B: approx. 30%

C: 30%

D, F: 20%

Contact Information:

* Office: 5남242

* Telephone Number: (032) 860-8858

How to Contact Me Online

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.”

Teacher’s Schedule:


11:00 to 11:50 — Class 13

13:00 to 14:50 — Class 21

15:00 to 15:50 — English Through Music (English Lounge)


9:00 to 10:50 — Class 5

12:00 to 12:50 — Class 37


9:00 to 10:50 — Class 13

13:00 to 14:50 — Class 29


11:00 to 11:50 — Class 5

12:00 to 12:50 — Class 21

14:00 to 14:50 — Science for Anyone (English Lounge)


11:00 to 11:50 — Class 29

13:00 to 14:50 — Class 37

Office hours will be posted on my door.



  1. Hi I’m going to actively participate your learning course.

    Comment by Choi Dong-Kyoung — March 2, 2015 @ 3:55 am | Reply

  2. Hi, My name is Choi Dong-Kyoung.
    I want to actively participate your learning course. Thank you

    Comment by Choi Dong-Kyoung — March 2, 2015 @ 4:01 am | Reply

  3. I’m waiting train over 20 minutes. So, I late today. sorry ; )

    Comment by Park sang eun — March 2, 2015 @ 2:12 pm | Reply

  4. Hi Teacher:) I’m your student in class 21, I’m looking forward to attending your class:D

    Comment by Hyeyeon Ha (하혜연) — March 3, 2015 @ 5:45 am | Reply

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