Spring Quarter 2011 April 4, 2011-June 15, 2011
Instructor Information Course ESL 084: Level 4
Name: Moira McBride
NEW Phone number: (425) 564-2533
Office hours: 5:00-5:30pm
School closure info: (425) 401-6680
Days: Monday and Wednesday (No class May 30th)
Time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
1. Come to class on time and initial the attendance list.
2. Turn off all cell phones before class begins!
3. Do NOT talk while the teacher is giving a lesson!
This is VERY disrespectful to the instructor and classmates.
4. Bring your materials: books, paper, pencils, pens and a dictionary!
5. Be friendly, polite and respectful to all your classmates.
If you have a problem for any reason, speak directly to your teacher.
6. Do the homework ON TIME. If you are absent, bring it when you return.
Label all work: name, the due date, book, page number, and exercise.
7. Participate in class. Raise your hand if you want to ask a question.
Do NOT talk when the teacher is answering a question.
8. SPEAK ENGLISH IN CLASS! YOU ARE HERE TO PRACTICE.
NEW THIS QUARTER! You must sign your initials and write your arrival time on the ATTENDANCE LIST at each class! The student attendance sheet is no longer required.
If you are ABSENT MORE than 20% of the total class time (more than 16 hours), you will receive a grade of “No Progress” for the quarter.
5 or more absences = NO Progress (due to low attendance)
Tardiness = Lateness or Early departure
If you come to class late (or leave early!), that time is part of the 20% you can be absent.
The teacher will mark your tests and homework using these scores:
= Excellent work! You did an outstanding job.
= Good work! You did very well.
Some mistakes. Review and correct all errors.
= You need to review the lesson and practice more!
Several mistakes. Review and correct all errors.
Your work is below Level 4 requirements.
= Your performance was below Level 4 requirements.
Too many mistakes. Review and correct all errors.
(You will probably need more time at this level.)
= Incomplete: You will receive this grade if. . .
a. you did not complete an assignment
b. you did not follow directions or instructions
Progress to Level 5?:
At the end of Spring Quarter (in June), the teacher will look at your:
2. Class work (Class participation and Dictation Tests)
3. Homework grades
4. CASAS test scores
5. Final Writing Test Score
6. Final Speaking Test Score
7. How many quarter of Level 4 did you complete?
“How do I move up to Level 5 after Spring Quarter?”
If you make progress in your skills, and if your grades and test scores indicate that you are ready to exit Level 4, you will progress to Level 5 Fall Quarter 2011.
If you completed 3 quarters of Level 4, but did NOT make progress in your skills, you cannot register for a Fall class. You need extra help with your skills or you need more time and practice. Your teacher will recommend different classes you can take in the community. You can return to Bellevue College later and you will be tested again when you return.
If you have completed only 1 or 2 quarters of Level 4, you may need more time at this level to improve your skills. Your teacher will recommend that you continue in Level 4. If your skills are very good and your class work and test scores are at Level 4 EXIT standards, you might progress to Level 5.
“Can I take a summer quarter class?”
Only students who are continuing in Level 4 can register for Summer.
ALL STUDENTS WHO PROGRESS TO LEVEL 5 WILL CONTINUE FALL QUARTER. YOU CAN’T TAKE A LEVEL 5 CLASS SUMMER QUARTER!
At the end of the quarter, you will talk to your teacher about your progress.
Your teacher will tell you if you will:
1. Progress to Level 5
2. Continue at Level 4
3. Need to take a different class in the community that is a better match for you.
Future 2 English for Results: Student Book with CD-Rom
Future 2 English for Results: Workbook with Audio CD
(ISBN 978-0-13-245584-8/6). All Books are available at the BC Bookstore.
By the end of the quarter, successful students should be able to:
Speak So Others Can Understand
· remember and use common vocabulary and basic grammar correctly
· learn and use different strategies (plans) to help you speak better
· understand longer conversations, stories, and instructions
· ask clarification questions correctly when you don’t understand
· use who, what, when, where, why and how to improve listening and respond appropriately to conversations
Read With Understanding
· show you understand stories and vocabulary
· use a dictionary to learn new words
· find important information in a story
· ask and answer questions using who, what, when, where, why and how to help you understand a story
Convey Ideas in Writing
· write about your experiences and ideas; fill out forms; write a note
· learn to plan before you write a paragraph
· write paragraphs with good form (indent and margins) and a topic sentence
· use the simple present tense, present continuous tense, past tense, future tense and modal verbs correctly
· find mistakes in your writing and correct the mistakes
Bellevue College Closure
Sometimes BC is closed because of bad weather or other special reasons. If you think school may be closed on a regular class day, you can check before you leave home. Here are some easy ways to check.
Ø Call (425) 401 - 6680.
Ø Listen to local radio/TV stations.
Ø Check the BC website http://bellevuecollege.edu/status
How to Get a Bellevue College E-mail Account:
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/.
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
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).
More information about DRC is on their website: http://bellevuecollege.edu/.