ESL 013ALevel 3
Fall Quarter 2003
Name: Carey Osborne Welch
Office: R 130
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone numbers: 425.564.4215 (w)
Dates: Sept. 22-Dec. 11
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
This quarter you will
1. set learning goals for reading, writing, speaking, and listening;
2. begin a conversation, talk about yourself, introduce others, and end a conversation;
3. respond to others in a conversation;
4. use basic vocabulary and grammar to describe a place;
5. give an excuse when absent from class;
6. practice English intonation in order to speak clearly
7. use common English spelling rules
8. fill out a credit card application
10. write a paragraph with 4-6 sentences about goals, daily routines, and personal history;
11. edit your writing;
12. practice using simple present, simple past, and future tenses; clauses with because; and comparative and superlative forms of adjectives
13. use resources in the library and the Basic Skills Learning Lab.
Important Information for you:
Come prepared to class (a three-ring binder, notebook paper, pens, etc.), be on time, do all the homework and participate. We learn from each other We can help each other. We must treat one another with dignity and respect even when we have different ideas. We will use professional student behavior that does not disturb others.
Progress and completion will be based on many things, including testing/assessment scores, homework, attendance, class participation, etc.
The only reasons to miss class are for personal or family illness or death in the family. Please call my office and leave a message if you cannot come. Vacations, taking care of family members for a long time, illness for a long time, other classes, and job problems are unexcused and are not reasons to miss class.
You will not be allowed to enroll next quarter if you:
You will need to buy your own textbook this year. If you cannot afford a textbook, please tell me, and I will bring one to class for you. The textbook is for sale at the BCC Bookstore.
Sabbagh, Staci Lyn and Jenkins, Rob (2002). Stand Out: Student Book 3.
We will also use The New Grammar in Action 2 by Foley and Neblett, Heinle & Heinle, but you do not need to buy this book.
I will mark some of your tests with these numbers.
100-96% . excellent
79% and below . need to work more
On some of your tests and on your homework, I may use numbers or +, √ ,-
4 or + . excellent
3 or √+ good
2 or √ ..need to work more
1 or √- .beginning, too many mistakes
Each student will keep a portfolio, or folder. The portfolio will have:
1. Attendance sheets
2. Progress sheets
3. Short term goals progress information
4. Tests and quizzes and feedback sheets
5. Two or three samples of your writing from each quarter
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. It is the responsibility of the student, requesting reasonable accommodation, to provide verification of disability and to disclose this information to the program and to the office of Disability Support Services.