Intermediate Workplace ESL -- Spring Quarter 2012
**No cell phones or texting in class**
Name: Robin Franklin
Office: R 130 Part-time Area
Office hours: By Appointment
Phone number: 425-564-2701
Dates: M-TH; April 2 June 15
Time: 12:30 pm 2:20 pm
Holidays: May 28
For spring quarter, our English lessons are about:
Speak So Others Can Understand
· remember and use common vocabulary and grammar
· learn and use different strategies (plans) to help you speak better
· understand phone messages
· ask questions correctly when you dont understand
Read With Understanding
· read job applications; show that you understand vocabulary
· use grammar and context strategies to improve reading comprehension
Convey Ideas in Writing
· fill out application forms
· write a success story
· write paragraphs with good form (indent and margins) and a topic sentence
· use grammar tenses appropriately
· find mistakes in your writing
To go to the next level, you must show progress in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Attendance is important for your progress to the next level. We dont know what will happen with the flu this year, but here is the attendance policy: It might change if many students get the flu. If you miss 20% of the total class time (20 hours, you will receive a grade of No Progress for the quarter. If you come to class late or leave early, the time you miss is part of the 20%. Also, if you miss the CASAS reading and listening tests, you will receive a grade of No Progress. If you get the flu, it is very important to talk to the teacher.
I will mark some of your tests with these numbers:
100 - 96% ..Excellent
95 - 86% ..Good
85 - 80% ..OK
79% and below ..Needs more work
On some of your tests and on your homework, I will write these numbers:
4 or Ι .Excellent
3 or P Good
2 or P- ..Needs more work
1 or - . ..Beginning
You do not need to buy a textbook for this class. Please organize the papers your teacher gives you. You will need them for class tests.
All students registered for classes at Bellevue College can get an e-mail account. You can use your student e-mail and log in to MyBC. Your teacher can tell you more about your account. To create your account, go to: https://bellevuecollege.edu/sam .
Ready for the Flu
It is possible that many students might get to flu this year. Bellevue College is
preparing. There is a website for students with information about the flu. The
Ready for the Flu website is at http://bellevuecollege.edu/flu/students.asp.
Also, your Bellevue College student e-mail account is the best way for your
teacher to e-mail you if there is an emergency about your class or important
information about the flu.
The Bellevue College Public Safety Departments staff provides personal safety, security, crime prevention, and other services to the campus community, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Their phone number is 425.564.2400. Public Safety is located in K100 and on the web at: http://bellevuecollege.edu/publicsafety/
Disabilities Resource Center
Some people may have a special medical problem. If you have information to tell me about a medical problem, please see me after class or come to see me in my office. Then,
we can plan for an emergency.
If you have a disability and need special help in class, I can
tell you about our Disability Resource Center (DRC).
You may also contact DRC in room B132 or call 425.564.2498 or TTY 425.564.4110. Information is also on their website at http://bellevuecollege.edu/drc/