EI 210 Intermediate Speaking and Listening for International Students
FA 2006 HOZ
Torkelson, Susan I.
M.A. English LiteratureB.A. English Literature / Secondary Education
Aug 21 - Dec 15, 2006
9:00 - 9:50 AM
Ferree, Tess and Sanabria, Kim, NorthStar High Intermediate Listening and Speaking,
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Educational Philosophy: The role of the teacher is to create a lively, challenging forum, provide interesting information and help students formulate and express their ideas with improved tools of communication.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: After listening to tapes, CDs, DVDs, and the instructor's voice, students will be tested for comprehension in many ways. Students will receive percentage grades, and test results will be discussed in class. The average grade of these tests will determine 50% of a final grade. Grade equivalencies on all tests will be as follows: A= 90-100%; B=82-89%; C=75-81%; D=65-74%, F=<65%. (Students with unexcused absences will receive a grade of zero for each test missed.) Students will also be required to prepare and present eight oral presentations. The average grade of these presentations will determine 50% of the final grade. All presentations will be graded A thru F (including plus and minus) based on the discretion of the instructor.
Grading: See Course Assessment
Late Submission of Course Materials: Students will be required to deliver oral presentations on the day assigned unless they have an excused absence. Absent students must arrange with the instructor to give their presentation as soon as possible. Students who have missed a test based on class dictation must complete an alternate assignment for an equivalent grade.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students must attend class regularly and arrive on time. They should be prepared to concentrate on difficult material and apply all the listening tools they have learned to increase their comprehension. Students must prepare and practice their oral presentations before they come to class. They must prepare note cards or outlines when required. Students should listen carefully to their fellow presenters and respect their efforts.
Weeks 1 thru 2
August 21 thru September 1
Introductory interviews: positive and negative statements in present tense
North Star, Chapter 1
“Environmentalism Gone Wild” – Instructor presentation
Based on “Corn Cam, “ find an interesting web site and describe its purpose to the class. Then show it to us on the Internet.
(Class Presentation 1)
Weeks 3 thru 4
September 4 thru 15
North Star, Chapter 2
Identify infinitives and gerunds in sentences you hear.
Vocabulary Test on Chapters 1 and 2
Demonstrate an exercise, a stance or a move in a particular sport. Discuss its advantages.
Describe your “Achilles Heel” and discuss the ways you deal with it.
(Class Presentation 2)
Weeks 5 thru 6
September 18 thru 29
North Star, Chapter 3
Complete sentences beginning with clauses such as “If I were a doctor,”.
Interview classmates using chart on P. 68 and report the results to class.
Read about one of the sleep disorders described on P. 57 and present the information to the class. (Class Presentation 4)
Week 7 thru 8
October 2 thru 13
North Star, Chapter 4
Focus on the vocabulary of weather events.
Listening Comprehension Test based on passage read by instructor
Narrate an event in which dangerous weather played a part in your experience.
(Class Presentation 5)
Week 9, October 16 thru 20
Weeks 10 thru 11
October 23 thru November 3
North Star, Chapter 5
Identify modal verbs in sentences. Use past modals such as “should have,” “would have,” and “could have” appropriately in sentences in class.
Vocabulary Test on Chapters 3 and 4
Discuss an environmental issue important in your own country. Discuss government programs, private initiatives or present your own plan. (Class Presentation 6)
Weeks 12 thru 13
November 6 thru 17
North Star, Chapter 8
Listening Comprehension Test based on a short essay about food. Instructor reads.
Describe a typical family meal either in your present family or from your childhood. Use as many details as you can. Create a mood: humorous, tense, formal or relaxed. (Class Presentation 7)
Week 14 thru 15
November 20 thru December 1
North Star, Chapter 7
Use the verbs and verb phrases on p. 145 in the correct context.
All class members participate in role playing illustrating different levels of emotional intelligence directly after being involved in an accident.
Discuss the manner in which children learn emotional control. Use examples from your own life either as a child or an adult. (Class Presentation 8)
Week 16 thru 17
December 4 thru 15
North Star Chapter 10
Listening Comprehension Test on “A World Within a School”
All presentations must be completed during this two-week period.
The above is subject to change.
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Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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