Course: ESL 066 / Level 6 / item # 7268
Dates: M & W; September 21 – December 9
Time: 5:30 – 8:50 PM
No Class: Monday, Oct. 5, Wednesday, November 11
Name: Kathy Seregow
Office Hours: By appointment
Contact Phone: (425) 564-3000
All-Star 4 Textbook and Workbook, Lee, Linda et al., McGraw-Hill, 2006
English/English dictionary (
A binder for notes, syllabus, and assignments
You need to come to class every time. If you are sick, call or email your teacher. If you leave class and cannot come back, tell the teacher. Students who miss 20% (20 hours) or more of the total class time in one quarter will automatically receive a “No Progress” evaluation for that quarter, even when other criteria for student progress (assessments, homework, participation, attitude) are considered. In addition, students must be present for CASAS pre- and post-tests scheduled at the beginning and end of each quarter. Failure to do so will result in an automatic “No Progress” evaluation for that quarter. Tardiness (late arrival) and early departure from class of more than one-half hour is part of the “missing for 20% or more of the total class time.” Students may only repeat a class three times.
Cell phones are not permitted in class. If you need to receive an emergency call, tell your teacher before class. Speak only in English while in the classroom.
For fall quarter, our English topics are about skills and abilities, getting around and health. For each of the topics at the end of this quarter, successful students should be able to:
Speak So Others Can Understand
Recall and use a range of vocabulary; know and use a variety of complex sentence structures and grammatical forms; apply a wide range of strategies to monitor and enhance effectiveness of communication and to meet the speaking purpose.
Speak fluently and accurately in most settings with minimal support.
Understand main ideas and most details in conversations, short lectures, news reports and extended explanations on a range of topics, including topics beyond everyday contexts and immediate experiences.
Monitor comprehension, adjusting strategies to overcome barriers to comprehension.
Read With Understanding
Determine the reading purpose; demonstrate familiarity with everyday and some specialized content knowledge and vocabulary; employ word analysis or inference; monitor and enhance comprehension using a wide range of strategies; organize and analyze information.
Convey Ideas in Writing
Determine the purpose for communicating; organize and present information to serve the purpose; use English structure and mechanics to write and edit sentences, single paragraphs or multi-paragraph essays about a single topic.
I will write comments on the assignments and homework you hand in. I will mark tests and quizzes with the following grades:
4 or + . . . . . . . . . . . Excellent
3 or √+ . . . . . . . . . . Good
2 or √ . . . . . . . . . . . OK with problems
1 or √- . . . . . . . . . . .Needs work
Be on time, do all the homework and participate in class. We all learn from each other. Please respect your classmates and the teacher; do not disturb others by having personal conversations in class.
Bellevue College’s “Affirmation of Inclusion” is posted in each classroom and states that we will all treat one another, students, faculty, staff members and administrators, with respect and dignity, even if we don’t agree philosophically. This supports the idea of free speech in a free society. We have the right to express unpopular ideas as long as we don’t show disrespect for people who might not believe the same as we do. Appropriate student behavior as outlined in the Arts and Humanities student expectations guidelines is expected.
Each student will keep a folder. The papers in the folder will help show how much English you have learned. Include in your folder:
¯ Feedback Sheets with your assessment scores from the end of each quarter;
¯ all Attendance Sheets;
¯ all tests and quizzes from every quarter you attend Level 6;
¯ two or three samples of your writing from each quarter of Level 6; and
¯ any work you choose that shows you are achieving your goals.
Please refer to the website
explaining Arts and Humanities Policies (www.bellevuecollege.edu/artshum/studentinfo.html). Pay special attention to the section on
academic dishonesty. Also, plagiarism, which we will discuss in class, will not be tolerated. Be warned that BC subscribes to a new
plagiarism detection service that can easily find papers that are taken, in
whole or in part, from the internet.
Cheating, stealing and plagiarizing (using the ideas or words of another
as one’s own without crediting the source) are violations of the Student Code
of Conduct 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 Resource Center
(DRC) office, room B132 (telephone 425-564-2498 or TTY 425-564-4110), to
establish their eligibility for accommodation.
The DRC office will provide each eligible student with an accommodation
letter. Students who require
accommodation in class must review the DRC accommodation letter with each
instructor during the first week of the quarter. Students with mobility challenges who may
need assistance in case of emergency situations or evacuation should register
To find out if the campus is open during bad weather, go to: http://status.bcc.ctc.edu/ or call (425)401-6680.