8:30am T/Th & 9:30am M/W & 4:30pm M & by appointment
Department Info: R230. Ph. (425) 564-2341
Emergency closure: 425-401-6680 or www.bellevuecollege.edu\schoolclosure
All students registered for classes at Bellevue College can get an e-mail account. You can use your student e-mail and log in to MyBC. Your teacher can tell you more about your account. To create your account, go to: https://bellevuecollege.edu/sam .
You should also subscribe to the school emergency or closure alert system at https://bellevuecollege.edu/alerts/LogIn.aspx.
You will need your student ID and PIN number.
Dates: Jan. 3-March 22
No classes on Mon. Jan. 17, Fri. Jan. 28, Mon. Feb. 21 and Tues. March 8
Days/Times: Tuesday/Thursday 5:30 pm to 8:10 pm
Item Number: 7246 (Level 5) 7272 (Level 6) 6 Credits
This class is scheduled with one 10-minute break. We meet until 8:10 p.m.
We will be listening to material on computers sometimes. Because of health concerns, bring your own earphones to class on the evenings that we go to the computer lab.
We will use the following textbooks in class. The textbooks are for sale at the BCC Bookstore.
1. Real Talk 1, Lida Baker and Judith Tanka, Pearson Longman, 0-13-183545-9
2. Sound Advantage: A Pronunciation Book, Stacy Hagen and Patricia Grogan
i. Prentice Hall Regents. 0-13-816190-9
You will also need a notebook, paper, pens and pencils. Bring these to class every day. It is important for you to have e-mail access. I will put announcements and assignments on the MyBC class website. I may also ask you to print some class materials. Please let me know if you do not have it.
For winter quarter in this class, our English lessons are focused on listening to English spoken by fluent speakers in a variety of situations and practicing English by participating in class activities, conducting interviews, making a PowerPoint presentation and completing homework.
In this class to speak so others can understand you will
To listen actively you will
To take responsibility for your own learning you will
The focus of this class is speaking and listening, but you will also practice reading and writing.
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 people who might believe differently.
Professional student behavior includes respect toward the instructor, colleagues, and the class itself. 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 making inappropriate and impolite comments. This behavior interrupts the educational process. If you are not sure about a behavior, make an appointment to talk with your instructor.
You need to come to class every time. If you miss 20% (4 days), you will automatically receive a “No Progress” evaluation and you cannot enroll in class next quarter. If you are sick, contact your teacher by calling or sending an e-mail. If you leave class and cannot come back, tell the teacher. Missing more than one-half hour of class is considered an absence. 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.
Homework is an important part of practicing and improving speaking and listening skills. Additionally, your homework is part of my assessment of your work. Completing homework is 25% of your progress in class.
Progress and completion will be based on many things.
If you don’t make progress, you may not be able to continue in classes. The teacher looks at your attendance, class and home work, and tests (including the CASAS tests) to decide your progress. The teacher will tell you at the end of the quarter if you need to make more progress. Students may only repeat a class three times. Student procedures and expectations can be reviewed at http://bellevuecollege.edu/artshum/policy.html.
Each student will keep a portfolio, or folder. The portfolio will have attendance sheets, progress sheets, goal information, tests and quizzes, feedback sheets, and two or three samples of your work from each quarter.
I will mark your work with these symbols and/or numbers:
4 or +………………...Excellent
3 or √ +……………....Good
2 or √ ………………..Needs more work
1 or √-………………..Beginning
1. Using cell phones in class is not acceptable. If you are expecting a call of an emergency nature, let me know before class so that I am ready to dismiss you to handle the emergency.
2. If you have a special medical problem or something else you’d like to keep private, please see me after class or come by 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 Center (DRC).
You can request support from the Disability Resource Center, 425-564-2498, or TTY 425-564-4110 room B132. Information is also on their website at http:bellevuecollege.edu/drc/.
3. We discourage third-parties (parents, spouses, friends) from asking about student progress. Requests to include third parties in any instructor-student discussion will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the instructor. To learn more about BCC’s policy on self-advocacy and independence, go to http://bellevuecollege.edu/artshum/policy.html.
4. 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.
The Bellevue College Public Safety Department’s staff provides personal safety, security, crime prevention, and other services to the campus community, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Their phone number is 425.564.2400. Public Safety is located in K100 and on the web at: http://bellevuecollege.edu/publicsafety/