Office: R 130
Welcome to Class!
Welcome to Class!
Phone number: 425-564-2404
Dates: M & W; Sept. 22 Dec. 10, 2008
Time: 5:30 p.m. 8:50 p.m.
Room: R 106C
No Class Nights: Wednesday, Oct 29
For fall quarter, our English lessons are about describing people, going places, 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 to use common and unit vocabulary and use basic grammar.
· 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 or an article.
· Use other strategies to help you understand a story or an article better.
Convey Ideas in Writing
· Learn to plan before you write a paragraph and letters.
· Write good paragraphs with a clear topic sentence and supporting details.
· Use appropriate grammar as indicated below.
· Revise and edit your writing
Grammar: We will learn the following grammar this quarter.
To go to the next level, you must show progress in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Attendance is very important for your progress to the next level.
You need to come to at least 80% of the total class hours for the quarter to receive a grade of Progress. If you miss 20% of the total class time (4 classes), 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 end-of-the-quarter CASAS reading and listening tests, you will receive a grade of No Progress. This is very important.
· You will need the textbooks, notebook, folder, 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).
· Silence your cell phone during class. Make calls before class, during break, or after class. Make your phone calls in the hall.
· 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 P- Beginning
Each student will keep a folder. The papers in the folder will help show
how much English you learn. Always keep these papers in your
1) Attendance sheets from every quarter at BCC
2) Goals progress sheets from every quarter at BCC
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.
5) Record sheets of your grades and scores for your work.
You will need to buy a textbook and a grammar workbook. They are for sale in the BCC Bookstore.
Lee, Linda et al. (2005). All-Star 2 Student Book
Lee, Linda et al. (2007). All-Star 2 Workbook
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.
Some people may have a special medical problem. If you have information to tell me about your 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/