Office: R 130 T
Office hours: By appointment
Phone number: 425-564-3089
Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday; Jan. 3. March 23
At the end of this quarter, successful students should be able to:
1) interpret housing ads;
2) make comparisons in writing and by speaking;
3) ask and give directions using a map;
4) express opinions more clearly;
5) be more comfortable using statements to agree/disagree with others;
6) write a business letter;
7) write and edit paragraphs better;
8) know how and when to use the present perfect tense;
9) make better wh- and yes/no questions;
10) keep track of progress and completion of you goals.
You need to come to class every time. If you miss 20% (6 days), you cannot come back to class next quarter. When you are sick, call Tom at (425) 564-3089 or email him. If you leave class and cannot come back, tell the teacher. This is very important.
· 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) all attendance sheets from every quarter;
2) short-term goals progress sheet
3) ARM sheet (contains CASAS scores)
4) all tests and quizzes from every quarter you attend level 4;
5) two examples of your writing from each quarter;
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.
You will need to buy a textbook. They are for sale in the BCC Bookstore.
Sabbagh, Staci Lyn & Jenkins, Rob. (2002). Stand Out 4: Standards-