Spring Quarter 2012
Dates: Monday through Friday, April 2 to June 13 (No class on May 28)
Name: Mark Paulson
Office: R-130, Adjunct Faculty Area (behind the front desk in R-130)
Office Hours: By appointment
Contact Phone: (425) 564-2016
We will work on the following items so that by the end of this quarter you will be able to:
Set goals for your English and keep track of progress every week
To continue level 6 or to graduate, you must show progress in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Attendance is important for your progress. If you miss 20% of the total class time (20 hours, you will receive a grade of No Progress for the quarter. If you come to class late or leave 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. If you become sick,, it is very important to talk to the teacher by phone or email. If you decide not to continue, please tell your instructor as soon as possible.
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
you how much English you learn. Always keep these papers in your folder:
1) Attendance sheets from every quarter at BC;
2) Short-Term Goals progress sheets from every quarter at BC;
4) two examples of your writing from each quarter at level 6.
You will need to buy two books: a textbook and workbook. They are for sale in the
BC Bookstore and are sold as a package.
All-Star 4 Student
Book. 2nd ed. Lee, Linda et al. McGraw-Hill:
All-Star 4 Workbook.
2nd ed. Lee, Linda et al. McGraw-Hill:
We will also be reading the novel, Whats Eating Gilbert Grape? By Peter Hedges. See your teacher on how to purchase it.
All students registered for classes at
The Bellevue College Public Safety Departments staff provides personal safety, security, crime prevention, and other services to the campus community, 24 hours per day, 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/
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
you about our Disability Resource Center (
You may also contact
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.