Bellevue College ELI--University Preparation Fall 2009 3:30-4:20,
MTWRF Speaking and
Bellevue College ELI--University Preparation
Fall 2009 3:30-4:20, MTWRF
Speaking and Listening 3
Instructors: Shannon King (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Message phone: 425-802-7439 Office: C227 Office hours MTWR 11:30-12:20 or by appointment
Required Texts and Supplies: NorthStar 3 Listening and Speaking
magazine/newspaper articles available through the Internet or the instructor
8 ½” x 11” lined white paper for all written work
8 ½” x 11” white paper (A4) for all typed work
This course will help you improve your speaking and listening skills to help you succeed in college credit level classes. In this class, you will learn how to effectively participate in small group discussions, make strong oral presentations, listen to lectures, take notes, strengthen your pronunciation, and use common communication strategies.
We will be using the MyBC sharepoint for this class. You need to make sure that you can access MYBC and that you have a BCC email account. Both are required by the third day of class. You can set up your free account by taking your student number to the computer lab in the N-building or by logging into the MyBCC website. Your first log in is your student number and your first password is your birthdate.
If you need assistance creating an account, take your student number to the computer Lab in N250. If I do not respond to one of your e-mails, it means that I did not receive it.
On this page you can find assignment handouts, class information, notices from your teacher, online discussion boards, and other items of interest. You will be asked to print things out for yourself from this site. BCC has computer labs with access to printers if you do not have a printer at home: The Writing Lab D204, The Computer Lab N250. Please check the website daily. In the event of severe weather or public health issues, we will continue to participate in class via MyBC.
Format: Activities in this class will include individual and group presentations, small group discussions, listening comprehension practice, interview and survey activities, pronunciation practice and vocabulary building.
The classroom is our learning environment. (Please respect it by doing the following:
1. Turn all cell phones off during class time. No texting or leaving class to take a phone call. If this becomes a problem, your phone will be held at the teacher’s desk until the end of class.
2. Speak only English in class.
3. Do not talk while others are speaking.
4. Do not eat in class.
5. Behave in a college appropriate manner, and actively participate in activities and discussions.
Learning Outcomes: STUDENTS MUST DEMONSTRATE MASTERY OF THESE SKILLS IN ORDER TO BE READY TO MOVE ON TO LEVEL 4.
Ø Speaking outcomes
ü Ask for and express likes, preferences, and expectations
ü State opinions and beliefs
ü Explain a sequence of past events in chronological order
ü Initiate casual conversations
ü Initiate and participate in small and large group discussions
ü Demonstrate oral proficiency of the grammatical structures listed in corresponding writing level outcomes
ü Apply vocabulary appropriate to more complex topics (e.g. current events, controversies)
Ø Oral presentation outcomes
ü Explain main points and vocabulary
ü Organize in outline form the ideas which will be presented
ü Summarize main points and form a conclusion
ü Use visual aids to convey information as part of an oral presentation (optional)
Ø Pronunciation outcomes
ü Demonstrate mastery of elements of pronunciation practices in class (emphasis on rhythm, stress, intonation)
Ø Listening outcomes
ü Take simple notes from live speech or audio/video tapes useful for test preparation and class review
ü Demonstrate appropriate eye contact and listening signals
ü Recognize stress (normal and emphatic)
ü Summarize orally
Assignments and Grading:
You will receive both mid-quarter and final grades. 50% of your grade will come from listening assessments and 50% of your grade will come from speaking assessments.
Grading will be based on the following:
The fact is, your skills will not improve if you do not participate in class. Participation, in this class, means that you ask questions, volunteer answers (not only when I call on you), and share your ideas with me and with your classmates. Don’t be shy about asking questions. If you have a question, your classmates probably don’t understand either, but they are afraid to show it. If you don’t ask questions, I assume you understand.
Please turn in your homework on the day it is due. Missed lecture/audio quizzes, group presentations, discussion groups, and speeches may not be made up. When absent, telephone or e-mail a classmate or me to find out what you missed and what the homework assignment is. If you are absent, you may email your assignment or turn it in on your first day back, and it will not be late. If you are not absent but turn in homework late, the grade will drop 10% each day it is late. Homework turned in more than three (3) days late will not be accepted. If you are ill, email me or call before class.
OFTEN STUDENTS ARE CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT CONSTITUTES AN A, B, OR C GRADE. BELOW I HAVE INCLUDED WHAT THESE GRADES MEAN IN US COLLEGES AND INSTITUTIONS.
BCC Grading Scale: A = 93-100 (You went way beyond what was expected. Extraordinary effort and extraordinary skill)
B = 84-92 (You did what you were expected to do and more. High effort and high skill)
C = 75-83 (You did what you were expected to do. Average effort and average skill)
D = 0-74 (repeat level; good effort)
F = 0-74 (repeat level; unsatisfactory effort)
Students who miss class 12 times will receive a grade of “F.” Students who miss class 10 or 11 times will receive a grade of “D.” Three (3) tardies of 5 minutes or more will equal 1 absence. After 10 minutes late, you are counted absent.
Special Needs: 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:
o Copying from a Web page, book or article
o Buying papers
o Copying from another student
o Using a friend’s paper from a previous quarter
If you plagiarize:
o First time: your teacher will work with you so that you understand what not to do
o Second time: Fail the assignment
o Third time: Fail the class and be reported to the Associate Dean of Student Services. Possibly be asked to leave the school
Other: Please refer to the Arts and Humanities Student Procedures and Expectations www.bellevuecollege.edu/artshum/studentinfo.asp for all other information
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask! I look forward to working with you.
How to Succeed in this Course
1. Participate. Join in the class. Be respectful and active.
2. Ask questions immediately. If you don’t understand something I say or something you read, ask me about it. Don’t wait to ask later. You might forget your question! J
3. Plan. Don’t wait until the last minute to do your work. Plan your time so that you aren’t rushed and so that you can ask questions before an assignment is due.
4. Give me feedback. If something is very difficult or needs to be explained more, please tell me. I am happy to go over the lessons again. Likewise, if you really enjoy something that we do, let me know.
5. Make appointments for extra help. If you find that you are struggling with something we are working on, make an appointment to see me for some extra support. I am ALWAYS happy to meet with students. Remember, you are responsible for your own learning. If you need help, it is up to you to ask for it.
6. Have a positive attitude. You may not like everything that you do in all of your classes, but try to find something positive about the work. Have a positive attitude toward your instructors and your fellow students. You will have less stress and more fun!
7. Share your ideas and opinions. Interact with the reading. Relate it to your own life. This will help you retain the information and will help you be a better writer!
8. Stay organized. Keep your papers in a binder in chronological order. This way you not only have a portfolio of your work, but you also can find assignments easily. Also, I will be giving you a lot of supplemental handouts which you will want to reference.
9. Do your own work. Do not copy your friend’s work or copy from a newspaper or Internet site. Trust me, I will know. This is plagiarism. It is a very serious offense in United States colleges and universities.
10. Try your hardest. I know that you are going through a lot as students. I know you are under a lot of pressure too. Don’t let that get you down. Always try to do your best.
Ask two classmates for their phone numbers and email addresses so you can contact them if you are absent.
1. Name: ___Phone: ____ E-mail: _________
2. Name: ___Phone: ____ E-mail: _________