Instructor: Judy Roberts Office: R 130 U
Phone (425) 564-3086 Email: email@example.com
Course Objectives and Outcomes
To improve English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills listed in the Level 5 Washington State Core Competencies.
This quarter you will:
1. Review and practice using appropriate verb tenses in writing.
2. Learn about service learning: what it is, and how it is part of the level 5 ESL classes.
3. Set learning goals and assess your progress toward those goals.
4. Participate in a learning community. You will work in pairs as well as
individually to gain
5. Complete assigned readings in the text Strategies for Success and News for You.
6. Respond to readings in writing and in class discussion.
7. Write paragraphs with a main idea and supporting details by using the composing
8. Maintain a weekly dialogue journal with the instructor.
9. Use an English/English dictionary in class.
The college’s “Affirmation of Inclusion” is posted in each classroom and sets forth the expectation that we will all treat one another with respect and dignity regardless of whether or not we agree in our opinions and ideas. This expectation of respecting differences is linked with the principle of free speech in a free society: We have the right to express unpopular ideas as long as we don’t show disrespect for reasonable people who might believe differently.
Professional student behavior includes respect toward the instructor, colleagues, and the class intself. Disruptive behavior is disrespectful behavior. The Arts and Humanities Division honors the right of its faculty to define “disruptive behavior.” Some examples are arriving late and leaving early with no explanation, talking while others are trying to hear the instructor or class members, doing homework in class, using cell phones in class or inappropriate comments. Such behavior interrupts the educational process. If you are not sure about a behavior, make an appointment to talk with your instructor.
1. Promptly attend and actively participate in each class. Attend all classes except in cases of
2. Come to class with your textbook, a 3-ring binder, paper, pencils and pens, etc.
3. Unexcused absence, excessive absences or missing pre/post testing will prevent re-enrolliment
4. Participate in activities and discussions and complete classwork and homework.
5. Ask questions or request clarification about topics, activities and/or assignments.
6. Place your finished work and homework in your folder / portfolio. Review the feedback I will
7. Please keep, in your folder: some samples of your best work, goal sheets, tests and quizes,
Textbooks and Materials
We will use the following books and materials. It is important for you to have them to use at home and in class. They are all available in the BCC Bookstore. Please let me know if you cannot purchase these materials.