Office: R 130 T
Office hours: By appointment
Phone number: 425-564-3089
Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday; Jan. 2. March 21
Time: 11:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
At the end of this quarter, successful students should be able to:
1) read and understand information about housing, your
community, and health;
2) use a telephone directory and locate places on a map;
3) write a formal letter and edit your writing;
4) fill out a medical history form;
5) describe illnesses and medical problems;
6) read food labels
7) talk about housing, utilities, and bills;
8) use the simple past tense, comparatives and superlatives, the
future tense with be going to, and begin to use the present
9) keep track of your progress and completion of your goals;
To graduate from the ESL program, you must show progress in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Attendance is important for your progress and graduation. If you miss 20% of the total class time (15.5 hours), you will receive a grade of No Progress for the quarter. If you come to class more than one-half hour late or leave more than one-half hour 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.
· You will need a textbook, 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
how much English you have learned. Always keep the following papers in
1) Attendance sheets from every quarter at BCC;
2) Short-Term Goals progress sheets from every quarter at BCC;
3) ARM sheet with all of your CASAS scores from every quarter at BCC;
4) Assessment Log with all your scores from other tests in level 5;
5) two examples of your writing from each quarter at level 5.
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: