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August 28, 2015

Syllabus, Fall 2015

Filed under: syllabus — richardlstansfield @ 5:06 am

Instructor: Richard Stansfield

Course Name: English Communication: Pre-Intermediate

Fall 2015, Semester 1

Classroom: 5남231

Cell-phones

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

Text Book: Unlock: Listening and Speaking Skills 2

Do not buy a used text book!

The first time that I see that you have a used book, I will give you a warning. The second time, I will mark you absent. I will mark you absent every time you have a used book.

Material

Weeks 1 to 6: Units 3, 4, and 5

Week 7: Mid-term Exams

Week 8: Homework assignment

Weeks 9 to 14: Units 8, 9, and 10

Week 15: Final Exams

Week 16: Homework assignment

Course add/drop period: until Friday, September 4

Holidays

Monday, September 28 (Week 5)

Tuesday, September 29 (Week 5)

Friday, October 9 (Week 6)

Assessment

Attendance: 10%

Participation: 10%

Mid-term Exam: 25%

Final Exam: 25%

Other Assessments: 30%

Details of Assessments

Assessment

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 don’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%

There will be a quiz worth 5% of your mark after every unit that we finish.

Homework, writing assignments, and/or participating on on-line discussion forums or blogs may also be included in your assessments.

Grading

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:

Monday
10:30 to 12:00 – Class 14
14:30 to 16:00 – Class 32

Tuesday
9:00 to 10:30 – Class 5
13:00 to 14:30 – Class 23
15:00 to 15:50 – English Through Music

Wednesday
9:00 to 10:30 – Class 14
13:00 to 14:30 – Class 41
15:00 to 15:50 – Science for Anyone

Thursday
10:30 to 12:00 – Class 32
14:30 to 16:00 – Class 5

Friday
10:30 to 12:00 – Class 23
14:30 to 16:00 – Class 41

Office hours are posted on my door.

March 2, 2015

Syllabus

Filed under: syllabus — richardlstansfield @ 1:18 am

Instructor: Richard Stansfield

Course Name: English Communication: Pre-Intermediate

Spring 2015, Semester 1

Cell-phones

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

score.

Text Book: Unlock: Listening and Speaking Skills 2

Material

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

Holidays

Tuesday, May 5 (Children’s Day)

Monday, May 25 (Buddha’s Birthday)

Assessment

Attendance: 10%

Participation: 10%

Mid-term Exam: 25%

Final Exam: 25%

Other Assessments: 30%

Details of Assessments

Assessment

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.

Grading

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:

Monday

11:00 to 11:50 — Class 13

13:00 to 14:50 — Class 21

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

Tuesday

9:00 to 10:50 — Class 5

12:00 to 12:50 — Class 37

Wednesday

9:00 to 10:50 — Class 13

13:00 to 14:50 — Class 29

Thursday

11:00 to 11:50 — Class 5

12:00 to 12:50 — Class 21

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

Friday

11:00 to 11:50 — Class 29

13:00 to 14:50 — Class 37

Office hours will be posted on my door.

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

——————————————————————-

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

——————————————————————-

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 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.”

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

——————————————————————-

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

——————————————————————-

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.”

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

——————————————————————-

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

——————————————————————-

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 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.”

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

——————————————————————-

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

——————————————————————-

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.

——————–

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.”

September 2, 2012

Syllabus: Fall 2012, Semester 2, Track 3

Filed under: announcements,syllabus — richardlstansfield @ 12:25 pm

Teacher’s Name: Richard Stansfield

Website: http://RichardLStansfield.wordpress.com

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

12:00 to 12:50 – class 117

1:00 to 2:50 – class 87

Tuesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 27

1:00 to 2:50 – class 147

Wednesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 57

1:00 to 2:50 – class 117

Thursday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 27

12:00 to 12:50 – class 87

14:00 to 14:50 – English Lounge

Friday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 57

12:00 to 12:50 – class 147

——————————————————————-

Class 117

Monday, 12:00 to 12:50 // Wednesday, 1:00 to 2:50

Class 87

Monday, 1:00 to 2:50 // Thursday, 12:00 to 12:50

Class 27

Tuesday, 9:00 to 10:50 // Thursday, 11:00 to 11:50

Class 147

Tuesday, 1:00 to 2:50 // Friday, 12:00 to 12:50

Class 57

Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:50 // Friday, 11:00 to 11:50

——————————————————————-

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.

——————–

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

Monday, October 1st (Week #5)

Wednesday, October 3rd (Week #5)

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

from Monday, September 3rd to Wednesday, September 5th, 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)

Monday, September 10th and Tuesday, September 11th, 5 pm (Week #2)

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

* Attendance counting towards marks

– begins Wednesday, September 12th (Week #2)

– will be taking pictures from then on

* “I give up.”

from Monday, April 30th to Friday, May 4th (Week #10)

* Written Test 1 (Week 7)

Class 117 –> Wednesday, October 17th

Class 87 –> Thursday, October 18th

Class 27 –> Thursday, October 18th

Class 147 –> Friday, October 19th

Class 57 –> Friday, October 19th

* Mid-term exam: Week 8 (Monday, October 22nd to Friday, October 26th)

* Written Test 2 (Week 14)

Class 117 –> Wednesday, December 5th

Class 87 –> Thursday, December 6th

Class 27 –> Thursday, December 6th

Class 147 –> Friday, December 7th

Class 57 –> Friday, December 7th

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

* Oral Final (speaking test): Week 15 (Monday, December 10th to Friday, December 14th –> Remember that Wednesday, June 8th is a holiday.)

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

The Korean word 병원 can be translated as “hospital” or as “clinic”/”doctor’s office.”

If you have a cold or the flu, you go to a clinic/doctor’s office.

If you have cancer or a knife in your chest, you go to the hospital.

I only accept going to the hospital.

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
* To contact me, leave a comment here, at this blog site. (I will be notified by e-mail.)

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.)

Also, you must give an e-mail address to the school, and check it once a week.

February 27, 2012

Syllabus: Spring 2012 Semester, Track 3, Semester 1

Filed under: announcements,syllabus — richardlstansfield @ 1:07 am

Teacher’s Name: Richard Stansfield

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

2:00 to 2:50 — English Lounge

——————————————————————-

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

——————————————————————-

Cell-phones and iPads

In class, set your cell-phones to vibrate.

Do not read or send text messages.

Do not answer or talk on cell-phones.

You can use 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.

——————–

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

– Thursday, March 1st (Week 1)

– Wednesday, April 11th (Week 7)

– Tuesday, April 24th (Week 9)

– Monday, May 28th (Week 14)

– Wednesday, June 6th (Week 15)

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

from Monday, February 27th to Wednesday, February 29th, 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)

Monday, March 5h and Tuesday, March 6th, 5 pm (Week #2)

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

* Attendance counting towards marks

– begins Wednesday, March 7th (Week #2)

– will be taking pictures from then on

* “I give up.”

from Monday, April 30th to Friday, May 4th (Week #10)

* Written Test 1 (Week 7)

Class 121 –> Wednesday, April 11th –> Monday, April 9th

Class 90 –> Thursday, April 12th

Class 28 –> Thursday, April 12th

Class 152 –> Friday, April 13th

Class 59 –> Friday, April 13th

* Mid-term exam: Week 8 (Monday, April 16th to Friday, April 20th)

* Written Test 2 (Week 14)

Class 121 –> Wednesday, May 30th –> Wednesday, May 23rd

Class 90 –> Thursday, May 31st

Class 28 –> Thursday, May 31st

Class 152 –> Friday, June 1st

Class 59 –> Friday, June 1st –> Friday, May 25th

* make appointment for Oral Final (speaking test): in Week 14 (Tuesday, May 29th to Friday, June 1st)

* Oral Final (speaking test): Week 15 (Monday, June 4th to Friday, June 8th –> Remember that Wednesday, June 8th is a holiday.)

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

The Korean word 병원 can be translated as “hospital” or as “clinic”/”doctor’s office.”

If you have a cold or the flu, you go to a clinic/doctor’s office.

If you have cancer or a knife in your chest, you go to the hospital.

I only accept going to the hospital.

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
* To contact me, leave a comment here, at this blog site. (I will be notified by e-mail.)

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.)

Also, you must give an e-mail address to the school, and check it once a week.

My Schedule (Come any time I’m not teaching. If I’m not there, leave a message.)

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

2:00 to 2:50 — English Lounge

August 27, 2011

University English: Autumn 2011, Track 3, Semester 2

Filed under: announcements,syllabus — richardlstansfield @ 5:59 am

Teacher’s Name: Richard Stansfield

Website: http://RichardLStansfield.wordpress.com

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

12:00 to 12:50 – class 125

1:00 to 2:50 – class 93

Tuesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 29

1:00 to 2:50 – class 157

Wednesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 61

1:00 to 2:50 – class 125

Thursday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 29

12:00 to 12:50 – class 93

Friday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 61

12:00 to 12:50 – class 157

——————————————————————-

Class 125

Monday, 12:00 to 12:50 // Wednesday, 1:00 to 2:50

Class 93

Monday, 1:00 to 2:50 // Thursday, 12:00 to 12:50

Class 29

Tuesday, 9:00 to 10:50 // Thursday, 11:00 to 11:50

Class 157

Tuesday, 1:00 to 2:50 // Friday, 12:00 to 12:50

Class 61

Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:50 // Friday, 11:00 to 11:50

——————————————————————-

Cell-phones and iPads

In class, set your cell-phones to vibrate.

Do not read or send text messages.

Do not answer or talk on cell-phones.

You can use 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.

——————–

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

– Monday, September 12th and Tuesday, September 13th (Week #3)

Note: Attendance will be taken as usual on Friday, September 9th.

– Monday, October 3rd (Week #6)

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

from Monday, August 29th to Wednesday, August 31st, 5 p.m. (Week #1)

* Changing Classes Within a Track

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

Monday, September 5th and Tuesday, September 6th (Week #2)

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

* Attendance counting towards marks

– begins Wednesday, September 7th (Week #2)

– will be taking pictures from then on

* “I give up.”

from Monday, October 31st to Friday, November 4th (Week #10)

* Written Test 1 (Week 7)

Class 125 –> Wednesday, October 12th

Class 93 –> Thursday, October 13th

Class 29 –> Thursday, October 13th

Class 157 –> Friday, October 14th

Class 61 –> Friday, October 14th

* Mid-term exam: Week 8 (Monday, October 17th to Friday, October 21st)

* Written Test 2 (Week 14)

Class 125 –> Wednesday, November 30th

Class 93 –> Thursday, December 1st

Class 29 –> Thursday, December 1st

Class 157 –> Friday, December 2nd

Class 61 –> Friday, December 2nd

* make appointment for Oral Final (speaking test): in Week 14 (Monday, November 28th to Friday, December 2nd)

* Oral Final (speaking test): Week 15 (Monday, December 5th to Friday, December 9th)

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

The Korean word 병원 can be translated as “hospital” or as “clinic”/”doctor’s office.”

If you have a cold or the flu, you go to a clinic/doctor’s office.

If you have cancer or a knife in your chest, you go to the hospital.

I only accept going to the hospital.

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: 5남246
* Telephone Number: (032) 860-8861
* To contact me, leave a comment here, at this blog site. (I will be notified by e-mail.)

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.)

Also, you must give an e-mail address to the school, and check it once a week.

My Schedule (Come any time I’m not teaching. If I’m not there, leave a message.)

Monday

12:00 to 12:50 – class 125

1:00 to 2:50 – class 93

Tuesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 29

1:00 to 2:50 – class 157

Wednesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 61

1:00 to 2:50 – class 125

Thursday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 29

12:00 to 12:50 – class 93

Friday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 61

12:00 to 12:50 – class 157

February 25, 2011

University English: Track 3, Spring 2011, Semester 1

Filed under: announcements,syllabus — richardlstansfield @ 1:47 am

Teacher’s Name: Richard Stansfield

Website: https://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 125

1:00 to 2:50 – class 93

Tuesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 29

1:00 to 2:50 – class 157

Wednesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 61

1:00 to 2:50 – class 125

Thursday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 29

12:00 to 12:50 – class 93

Friday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 61

12:00 to 12:50 – class 157

——————————————————————-

Class 125

Monday, 12:00 to 12:50 // Wednesday, 1:00 to 2:50

Class 93

Monday, 1:00 to 2:50 // Thursday, 12:00 to 12:50

Class 29

Tuesday, 9:00 to 10:50 // Thursday, 11:00 to 11:50

Class 157

Tuesday, 1:00 to 2:50 // Friday, 12:00 to 12:50

Class 61

Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:50 // Friday, 11:00 to 11:50

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

– Tuesday, March 1st (Week #1)

– Thursday, May 5th (Week #10)

– Tuesday, May 10th (Week #11)

Monday, June 6th (?)

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

Wednesday, March 2nd to Friday, March 4th, 4 p.m. (Week #1)

* Changing Classes Within a Track

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

Monday, March 7th and Tuesday, March 8th (Week #2)

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

* “I give up.”

Monday, May 2nd to Friday, May 6th (Week #10)

* Written Test 1 (Week 7)

Class 125 –> Wednesday, April 13th

Class 93 –> Thursday, April 14th

Class 29 –> Thursday, April 14th

Class 157 –> Friday, April 15th

Class 61 –> Friday, April 15th

* Mid-term exam: Week 8 (Monday, April 18th to Friday, April 22nd)

* Written Test 2 (Week 14)

Class 125 –> Wednesday, June 1st

Class 93 –> Thursday, June 2nd

Class 29 –> Thursday, June 2nd

Class 157 –> Friday, June 3rd

Class 61 –> Friday, June 3rd

* make appointment for Oral Final (speaking test): at the beginning of Week 14 (Monday, May 30th to Friday, June 3rd)

* Oral Final (speaking test): Week 15 (Monday, June 6th to Friday, June 10th)

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

The Korean word 병원 can be translated as “hospital” or as “clinic”/”doctor’s office.”

If you have a cold or the flu, you go to a clinic/doctor’s office.

If you have cancer or a knife in your chest, you go to the hospital.

I only accept going to the hospital.

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.

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”)

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: 5남246
* Telephone Number: (032) 860-8861
* To contact me, leave a comment here, at this blog site. (I will be notified by e-mail.)

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.)

Also, you must give an e-mail address to the school, and check it once a week.

My Schedule (Come any time I’m not teaching. If I’m not there, leave a message.)

Monday

12:00 to 12:50 – class 125

1:00 to 2:50 – class 93

Tuesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 29

1:00 to 2:50 – class 157

Wednesday

9:00 to 10:50 – class 61

1:00 to 2:50 – class 125

Thursday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 29

12:00 to 12:50 – class 93

Friday

11:00 to 11:50 – class 61

12:00 to 12:50 – class 157

–> I might take Korean classes on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at Inha at 6:30 p.m. If so, I will probably be in my office until 6:15 p.m. on those days. (If I leave I will probably come back.)

Homework Assignment #1

Bring a small photograph of your face. Make a self-introduction.

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