Instructor: Heather Miller (Please call me Heather.)
Phone: (206) 235-1475
Office Hours: By appointment.
Daily Materials: Please bring a 3-ring binder, paper, a pencil or pen, and your textbook to class every day. Also, it will be helpful to bring a dictionary to class if you have one.
We will use Stand Out Book 1 and Grammar Challenge Book 1 in this class. You will need to buy these books in the bookstore. We will use these books every day.
Sabbagh, Staci Lyn and Jenkins, Rob (2002). Stand Out: Student Book 1.
Heinle and Heinle,
Course Description and OUTCOMES:
This course will improve your English:
We will practice pronunciation, conversation, and comprehension skills used in daily conversation. We will also study grammar and vocabulary about a variety of topics important to your everyday life.
At the end of this class, you will be able to:
We will cover topics such as family, shopping, food, and American holidays and culture. A variety of methods including role-plays, pair work, and group discussions will be used in class to reach these goals.
Homework is more English practice at home. It is important to do homework and put it in your folder. I will use these numbers on your work.
1 Work harder. (Many mistakes.)
2 OK. (Some mistakes.)
3 Good. (1 or 2 mistakes.)
4 Very good. (No mistakes.)
You must make progress in class. Progress means your English is getting better. To make progress you must:
1) Come to class every day and be ON TIME. If you miss 20% (9 days), you cannot come back to class next quarter. Not in class 9 days = No class next quarter.
2) call me and leave me a message if you are sick and cannot come to class.
3) Do your homework BEFORE class begins.
4) RESPECT your classmates and do not speak when they or the teacher are speaking. Be good listeners in class.
5) Work cooperatively (well) with your classmates. Your classmates will help you learn.
6) Please SPEAK ONLY English in class. This will help you learn.
7) Do not copy other people’s homework or quizzes. Do your own work.
8) Take all the tests at the beginning and end of the quarter.
9) Turn OFF your cell phone or beeper before class.
Students attending ESL classes at
Students with verified and documented educational disabilities must demonstrate the same progress as other students with reasonable accommodations, such as additional time. Students with disabilities who have accommodation needs are required to meet with the Disability Support Services (DSS) office, room B233-G (telephone 425-564-2498 or TTY 425-564-4110), to establish their eligibility for accommodation. The DSS office will provide each eligible student with an accommodation letter. Students who require accommodation in class must review the DSS accommodation letter with each instructor during the first week of the quarter. Students with mobility challenges who may need assistance in case of emergency situation or evacuation should register with Disability Support Services, and review those needs with the instructor as well.