Name: Tom Graham
Office: R 130 T
Office hours: By appointment
Phone number: 425-564-3089
Dates: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday, Friday
Sept. 27 - Dec. 15, 2004
Time: 8:30 a.m. 10:20 a.m.
At the end of this quarter, successful students should be able to:
1) introduce yourself and others;
2) begin a conversation, use small talk, and end a conversation;
3) set learning goals for reading, writing, listening, and speaking;
4) fill out forms, begin to write simple paragraphs and simple notes;
5) read product labels;
6) begin to use these grammar points: the simple past and future tenses, comparatives, superlatives, sentences with because;
7) use the BCC Library.
You need to come to class every time. If you miss 20% (9 days), you cannot come back to class next quarter. Not in class 9 days = No class next quarter.
When you are sick, call Tom at (425) 564-3089 or email him. If you leave class and cannot come back, tell the teacher. This is very important.
· You will need a notebook, paper, pens, and pencils. Bring them to each class.
· Come to class on time.
· Do all homework and participate in class (work in groups/pairs, ask questions).
· Be polite and respect your classmates. We learn from each other. We can help each other. We must treat one another with respect, even when we have different ideas. We will use professional student behavior that does not disturb others.
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
Each student will keep a folder. The papers in the folder will help show you how
much English you learn. Always keep these papers in your folder:
1) all attendance sheets from every quarter;
2) short-term goals progress sheet
3) all tests and quizzes from every quarter you attend level 3;
4) two or three examples of your writing from each quarter;
The students in this program often like to do nice things for their teachers at the end of the quarter. A card with words from all the students, flowers, and food are good ways to thank your teacher. You do not need to buy your teacher a gift or give money.
You will need to buy a textbook. They are for sale in the BCC Bookstore.
Sabbagh, Staci Lyn & Jenkins, Rob. (2002). Stand Out 3: Standards-
Based English. Heinle: Boston, MA