EI 211 Speaking and Listening for International Students II
SP 2007 HO
Torkelson, Susan I.
M.A. English LiteratureB.A. English Literature / Secondary Education
January 15 - May 13, 2007
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
Link to Class RubricClass 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 several 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.
January 17-19, 2007
Formality and informality in introductions. Conversations among old friends, new acquaintances and people of unequal age and rank
Introduction to Garrison Keillor and the fictional town of Lake Wobegon. Listen to segments of audiotapes involving family meals and holiday events.
February 19 thru March 9, 2007
Week 9, March 12-16, SSpring Break
Weeks 10 thru 11
March 19 thru 30, 2007
North Star, Unit 4, "The Hurricane of 1938" and "Hurricane Hunters"
North Star, Unit 10, "The Paradox of our Time" and "Noise in the City"
All class members participate in debates concerning the positive and negative effects of devices such as cell phones, I Pods and security cameras. Each student will participate in a positive presentation and negative one and also serve as a judge.
All students participate in a class survey concerning circumstances of daily living. They will then receive the numerical results of the survey.
The above is subject to change.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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