Our class schedule and other important information:
Course: Reading/Speaking/Vocabulary – Pool 2/3
Fall, 2013 – Monday/Wednesday @ 1:30 pm
Monday: IEC B04, Wednesday: EOP 269
Linda Wilkins, Instructor–email@example.com
Room EOP 205
Office hours each week:
Mon & Wed after Class, or email me anytime.
Textbook: Strategic Reading 2, Jack C Richards & Samuela Eckstut-Didier. Cambridge University Press
Additional readings will be provided by the instructor.
*Pens/pencils and paper
*Buy a 3-ring notebook for handouts
*Buy a package of notecards for vocabulary (Ask for ” 3×5 index cards” at CVS.)
*If you already own an iPad or laptop, please bring it to class, but it is NOT REQUIRED.
This course is designed to help you increase your reading speed, as well as comprehension, and give you the opportunity to lead and participate in academic discussions. You will also increase your knowledge of vocabulary.
Students will be assessed on class participation and projects, written work, quizzes, homework, the midterm exam and final exam.
Written work must be handed in by the due date, or by special arrangement made by the due date. Missed exams, missed quizzes and missed presentations will be counted as 0%. If you miss class, contact a student or email Linda for the homework. Check the course website daily for announcements and check your email daily.
The midterm exam will take place the week of October 21/23, 2013. The final exam will take place the week of December 9, 2013.
According to CELOP’s attendance rules. Avoid problems: Be in class every day.
According to CELOP’s rules for lateness. Avoid problems: Be on time every day.
Rules, Rules, Rules:
There are no electronic devices allowed during class at CELOP unless advised by your instructor. This means do not use your cellphone in class.
Course Schedule for Weeks 1-6 (Subject to change based on students’ needs):
|Week 1: September 25
- Introductions & course rules
- Cross-cultural reading
|Meet & Greet
Using word cards to learn your vocabulary
|Week 2: Sept. 30, Oct. 2
- Chapter 1: Names
- Techniques for successful reading
|Quiz #1: Vocabulary, Main idea summaries
Group presentations of makebeliefscomix.com
|Week 3-4: Oct. 7, 9, 16
No School on October 14
- Chapter 2: Helping Others
- Techniques for successful speaking: debating
|Quiz #2: Vocabulary
Main idea summaries and reactions, making inferences
Debate: Homeless issues
|Week 4: Oct. 14, 16
- Chapter 3: Movies
- Presentation techniques
- How to introduce your topic?
|Quiz #3: Cumulative vocab.
Vocabulary expansion, Main idea, details, inferences
Present your movie
|Week 5: Oct. 21, 23
- Unit 3 continued.
- Breathe and focus on details before the exam
|Quiz #4: Cumulative vocabulary
Review for midterm
|Week 6: Nov. 28, 30
- Unit 4: Families
- Your families
|Midterm evaluation meetings
|Week 7: November 4,6
||Unit 4: Families continued: Asking meaningful questions to get meaningful answers.
||Presentation techniques: How to conclude your topic?
|Week 8: November 11,13
||Unit 5: Men & Women—sports, school & work
More vocabulary strategies
Using questions during tour
Plan a panel discussion
|Week 9: November 18,20
||Unit 5 continued:
Putting your introduction, content, and conclusion together
|Week 10: November 25
||Unit 6: Communication
||Reading more to read faster
|Week 11: December 2,4
||Unit 7: Dishonesty
||Application Essay analysis
Review for final exam
|Week 12: December 9,11
||Review for Final Exam continued.
Final Evaluations and Meetings