Office: R 130 T
Office hours: MF, 10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. or by appointment
Phone number: 425-564-3089
Dates: M, W, F, Sept. 22 - Dec. 10, 2008
Time: 11:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
For fall quarter, our English lessons are about setting goals, housing, health and topics you choose. For each of the topics, by the end of this quarter, successful students should be able to:
Speak So Others Can Understand
· use appropriate vocabulary, show control of basic grammar (present continuous, present, past, future tenses), and use a variety of sentence types
· learn and use different strategies to help you be a better speaker
· understand longer conversations, stories, and detailed instructions that are at normal speed in English
· ask clarification questions when you dont understand
· use who, what, when, where, why to improve listening and respond appropriately to conversations
Read With Understanding
· read common and unfamiliar words
· show that you understand texts and vocabulary
· find important information in texts
· use who, what, when, where, why to help you understand a text better
· use context clues to find the meanings of words without a dictionary
Convey Ideas in Writing
· use a mind map to plan before you write a paragraph
· write organized paragraphs with a clear topic and supporting details
· write a short business letter
· revise and edit your writing
Set goals for your English and keep track of progress every week
To go to the next level, you must show progress in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Attendance is important for your progress to the next level. If you miss 20% of the total class time (6 days or 16 hours), you will receive a grade of No Progress for the quarter. If you come to class more than one-half hour late or leave more than one-half hour early, the time you miss is part of the 20%. Also, if you miss the CASAS reading and listening tests, you will receive a grade of No Progress.
· You will need a textbook, notebook, paper, pens, and pencils. Bring them to each class.
· Come to class on time.
· Do all homework and participate in class (work in groups/pairs, ask questions).
· Be polite and respect your classmates. We learn from each other. We can help each other. We must treat one another with respect, even when we have different ideas. We will use professional student behavior that does not disturb others.
I will mark some of your tests with these numbers:
100 - 96% ..Excellent
95 - 86% ..Good
85 - 80% ..OK
79% and below ..Needs more work
On some of your tests and on your homework, I will write these numbers:
4 or Ι .Excellent
3 or P Good
2 or P- ..Needs more work
1 or - . ..Beginning
Each student will keep a folder. The papers in the folder will help show how
much English you have learned. Always keep the following papers in your folder:
1) Attendance sheets from every quarter at BCC;
2) Short-Term Goals progress sheets from every quarter at BCC;
3) ARM sheet with all of your CASAS scores from every quarter at BCC;
4) Assessment Log with all your scores from other tests in level 5;
5) two examples of your writing from each quarter at level 5.
You will need to buy two textbooksa student book and a workbook. They are for sale in the BCC Bookstore.
Lee, L., Sherman, K. (2005). All-Star 3. McGraw-Hill
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.
Some people may have a special medical problem. If you have information to tell me about a medical problem, please see me after class or come to see me in 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 Resource Center (DRC).
You may also contact DRC in room B132 or call 425-564-2498 or TTY
425-564-4110. Information is also on their website at http://bellevuecollege.edu/drc/