Days: Monday through Friday Time: 3:30 – 4:20
Office phone: (425) 564-3067 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: Monday-Thursday Office: C230
Listening/Speaking in Level 4 develops your oral/aural skills in preparation for academic classes in English. You will improve skills related to giving, receiving, and processing information in the spoken language. Your skills will improve through interviews, academic lectures, movies, small group work, and paired work.
When you finish this course, you will be able to:
Participate democratically and energetically in issue based group discussion
Use new vocabulary related to a variety of themes and concepts orally
Listen effectively to information presented in a lecture and less formal delivery
Take notes from an academic lecture
Ask specific articulate questions related to orally presented information
Make short presentations to a group (7-10 minutes) on issue-based topics
· Imitate a selected media personality
Speaking of Values 2 by Robin Mills
EXAMINATIONS AND GRADES
There will be activities throughout the quarter that emphasize:
1. Listening comprehension and note-taking from lectures
2. Group participation
3. Presentations based on contemporary issues
4. A final project in which you will imitate a popular personality from the media
You will receive grades both at mid-term and at the end of the quarter. In general, your grade will be based on quiz and test scores, the quality of your presentations, and the effort you make in participation.
Your final grade will be based on the following:
Speaking activities (participation, group work, presentations) – 50%
Listening activities – 50%
· Attend class regularly and arrive on time. Frequent absence or lateness is seen as a sign of a bad attitude and will affect your grade.
· Participate in class discussions and activities.
· Adequately prepare for class and observe homework due dates. If you are absent, you are still responsible for homework and material covered.
· Turn off cell phones and pagers during class.
Students who have 12 absences will receive a grade of “F.” Students who have 10 or 11 absences will receive a grade of “D.” Three (3) tardies of 5 minutes or more will equal 1 absence.
If you require accommodation based on a documented disability, have emergency medical information to share, or need special arrangements in case of emergency evacuation, please make an appointment with DRC (Disability Resource Center.) If you would like to inquire about becoming a DRC student, you may call 564-2498 or go in person to the DRC program office in B132.
PLAGIARISM AND CHEATING
Students are in ELI classes to learn English and ELI teachers are here to help them. Cheating makes that harder for both the students and the teachers. There are different kinds of cheating: plagiarism, “borrowing” a classmate’s homework (partially or wholly), using an essay or a presentation from a previous quarter, using “cheat notes”, and copying answers from classmates’ papers during tests.
Plagiarism is using someone else’s words or ideas as your own in both writing and oral presentations. It is cheating and is not acceptable in American classes.
Examples of plagiarism are:
· Copying from a Web page, book or article
· Buying papers
· Copying from another student
· Using a friend’s paper from a previous quarter
If you plagiarize:
· First time: your teacher will work with you so that you understand what not to do
· Second time: Fail the assignment
· Third time: Fail the class and be reported to the Associate Dean of Student Services. Possibly be asked to leave the school
CREDIT CLASSES AND THE BRIDGE QUARTER
· In order to go directly to credit classes from Level 5, it is necessary for you to receive an A- or A in Integrated Skills 5 and a C- or better in the other classes you are taking.
· In order to enter the Bridge Quarter from Level 5 Integrated Skills, it is necessary for you to receive a C- or better in Integrated Skills 5 and a C- or better in the other classes you are taking.
· In order to enter the Bridge Quarter from Level 4, it is necessary to receive a 493 or 497 on the paper based TOEFL and pass all classes during the quarter you receive the above TOEFL score.
Please refer to the Arts and Humanities Student Procedures and Expectations www.bellevuecollege.edu/artshum/studentinfo.asp for all other information.