ESL 074 -- Level 4 -- Winter 2010
Name: Tom Graham
Office: R 130 T
Office hours: MF, 10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. or by appointment
Phone number: (425) 564-3089
Dates: M, T, W, Th, F; Jan. 4 Mar. 24, 2010
Time: 8:30 a.m. 10:20 a.m.
Room: R 208
For winter quarter, our English lessons are about Plans and Goals, Smart Shopping, and Dollars and Cents. For each of the topics, at the end of this quarter, successful students should be able to:
Speak So Others Can Understand
· remember and use common vocabulary and use basic grammar (future tense with be going to and simple past tense in the affirmative, negative, yes/no questions, and wh- questions, and how to compare things))
· pronounce sounds that are difficult for you to say in English
· learn and use different strategies (plans) to help you speak better
· understand short conversations, stories, and instructions
· ask questions when you dont understand someone
· use other strategies (plans) to improve listening and respond to conversations
Read With Understanding
· read common and some new words; show that you understand stories and vocabulary
· skim and scan to find important information in a story
· use other strategies to help you understand a story better
Convey Ideas in Writing
· learn to plan before you write
· write good paragraphs with a clear topic and supporting details
· use the future tense with be going to, simple past tense in the affirmative, negative, yes/no questions, and wh- questions, and compare things
· revise and edit 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. If you miss 20% of the total class time 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. This is very important.
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, 4- or Ι .Excellent
3+ or P+ .. Good
3 or P .. .OK
3-, 2 or P- . Needs more work
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
1) Attendance sheets from every quarter at BC;
2) Goals Progress sheets from every quarter at BC;
3) ARM sheet with all of your CASAS scores from every quarter at
4) two examples of your writing from each quarter at level 4.
You will need to buy two books: a textbook and workbook. They are for sale in the
Lee, Linda. (2005). All-Star 2. McGraw-Hill
Lee, Linda. (2007). All-Star 2 Workbook. McGraw-Hill.
Bellevue College E-mail and access to MyBC
registered for classes at
Ready for the Flu
It is possible that many students might
get the flu this year.
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.
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/
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/
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.