Bellevue Community College
Preparing for Work ESL with
Summer 2008 (June 24 – August 7)
Phone: (425) 564-3087 ext. 1
Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:45pm
will help prepare you for the workplace. You will improve your written communication
skills in English while practicing basic computer skills. You will
work with Microsoft Word and Excel as well as some online typing programs. Students will be able to
letters, resumes and other writing using a plan
new vocabulary and use appropriately in writing
and revise writing from a first to a final draft using feedback from
write, and send e-mail
lists and charts
the Internet to research topics of interest, including job advertisements
skimming and scanning strategies to find information online
will give you handouts. You will need to
bring the binder which you received at orientation on the first day of
the quarter. You will need to keep your
handouts and papers together and organized.
If you cannot come to class, call me and leave me a message, or send me an
e-mail. If you must leave class early,
please tell me before class starts.
plagiarism, and class disruptions will not be tolerated. Students who cheat, plagiarize, or
disrupt the class will be dropped from class.
turn off your cell phones before class starts.
do not eat or drink in the computer lab.
You can have food outside of class during break. Keep all food and drinks in your bag on
respect of your classmates, please speak English. Talk to me if you need to speak your
language to help another student.
questions! We are all learning
together and I am here to help you.
Students in ESL classes at Bellevue
should make progress in their level. If
there is no progress, students may not continue in the classes. The teacher looks at your attendance,
classroom work, and tests (including CASAS tests) to decide your progress. The teacher will tell you at the end of the
quarter that you need to improve. If you
don’t improve, you might not be able to register for classes in the future.
We do not wish other people (parents, spouses, and friends
of students) to speak for students about school performance because this can
slow student growth and progress. We do
this because we would like students to speak for themselves and be
independent. We also do it because
federal law (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) says that we must
protect the privacy of student education records. It is BCC policy to keep school performance
between the school and the student. If a student asks for a parent, spouse, or
friend to be at any instructor-student discussion of academic performance,
instructors will look at each situation and make the final decision. You can
see all of this policy, Arts and
Humanities Commitment to Student Growth and Development, at www.bcc.ctc.edu/artshum.