Summer †Quarter 2011††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††ESL Level 3†††††††††††††††††††††††††††
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††ESL 053A
Instructor Information†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††Item # 7210†††
Name:†††††††††††††††††††††††† Moira McBride
Phone number:†††††††††† †††††† ††††††††††††††††††(425) 564-2533
E-mail: †††††††††† ††††††††††firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours:†† ††††††††† By appointment
School closure information:††† †††††††††††† (425) 401-6680
Days:†††††††††††††††††††† †††Tuesday and Thursday††††††††††††††††††††††
††††††† †††††Time:†††††††††††††††††††† ††8:30-11:40am
Classroom:††††† †††††††† R110C
For summer quarter, our English lessons are about feelings, everyday activities, housing and other topics that the class is interested in.† For each of the topics, at the end of this quarter, successful students should be able to:
Speak So Others Can Understand
∑ remember and use common vocabulary
∑ use different strategies (plans) to help you speak better
∑ use some or all of the following verb tenses: simple† present, present continuous tense, there is/there are and modal verbs can/canít.
∑ understand short conversations, stories, and instructions
∑ ask questions correctly when you donít understand
Read With Understanding
∑ read common and some new words;† show that you understand stories and vocabulary
∑ find important information in a story
Convey Ideas in Writing
∑ write affirmative and negative sentences and yes/no questions about a picture
∑ use some or all of the following verb tenses: simple† present and present continuous
∑ find mistakes in your writing
Class Rules of Conduct
†††† This is VERY disrespectful to the instructor and to the other students.
Attendance is important for your progress to the next level.† If you miss more than 20% of the total class time (9 hours), you will receive a grade of ďNo ProgressĒ for the quarter.†
More than 3 absences = NO Progress
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%.†
You do NOT need to buy a textbook for this summer quarter class.†
I will bring class copies of Side by Side Book 2 for you to use in class.†
You will also need to have a dictionary.† Level 4 students can use a bilingual dictionary in class.
You can also use an English-English dictionary, like the Longman Dictionary of American English.†
The teacher will mark your tests and homework using these scores:
=† Needs more work
=† Developing skills
Bellevue College Email and access to MyBC.†
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.† To create your account, go to:† https://bellevuecollege.edu/sam.† Also, your Bellevue College student e-mail account is a way for your teacher to e-mail you if there is an emergency about your class or if there is important information about campus closures due to weather.
The Bellevue College Public Safety
Department provides personal safety, security, crime prevention, and other
services to the campus community, 24 hours per day, and 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/.
To go to the next level, you must show progress in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.†
†If there is no progress, students may not continue in the classes.† The teacher looks at your attendance, classroom work, and tests (including CASAS tests) to decide your progress.† The teacher will tell you at the end of the quarter if you need to improve.† If you donít improve, you might not be able to register for classes in the future.
We do not wish other people (parents, spouses, and friends of students) to speak for students about school performance because this can slow student growth and progress. We do this because we would like students to speak for themselves and be independent.† We also do it because federal law (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) says that we must protect the privacy of student education records.† It is BC policy to keep school performance between the school and the student. If a student asks for a parent, spouse, or friend to be at any instructor-student discussion of academic performance, instructors will look at each situation and make the final decision. You can see all of this policy, Arts and Humanities Commitment to Student Growth and Development, at www.BC.ctc.edu/artshum.
Disabilities Resource Center
Students with disabilities who have accommodation needs are required to meet with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) office, room B132 (telephone (425) 564 - 2498 or FAX (425) 564 - 4138), to establish their eligibility for accommodation. The DRC office will provide each eligible student with an accommodation letter.
Students who require accommodation in class must review the DRC accommodation letter with each instructor during the first week of the quarter.† Students with mobility challenges who may need assistance in case of an emergency situation or evacuation should register with the Disability Resource Center
If you have a disability and need special help in class, I can tell you about our Disability Resource Center (DRC).
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