EI 211 Intermed Spkg & Listening II
SP 2008 HO
MAT, Applied Linguistics (TESOL)BS, Linguistics
14 Jan - 9 May 2008
10:00 - 10:50 AM
Ferree, Tess and Sanabria, Kim, NorthStar High Intermediate Listening and Speaking, Second Edition, Pearson Education, Inc., White Plains, NY 2004
Additional Resources: Keillor, Garrison, Lake Wobegon Days, audiotape, 1989.
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The role of the teacher is to create a lively, challenging but safe learning environment, to present new information in an interesting, relevant manner, and to 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 the 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-F (including plus and minus) at the discretion of the instructor.
Grading: See class 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 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.
Week 1: 14-18 Jan
Listening: Formality and informality in introductions. Conversations among old friends, new acquaintances and people of unequal rank or age.
Assignment: Complete exercises provided by instructor. Role play various types of conversations.
Weeks 2-3: 21 Jan – 1 Feb3
Listening: Definition of culture; food choices as a reflection of cultural change. NorthStar, Chapter 8, “French Sandwiches” and “Food in a Bowl."
Assignment: Complete listening section exercises. Complete “Vocab for Comprehension” and “Phrasal Verbs.” Quiz on selected words. Describe a family meal at home. Discuss seating, food preparation, serving, typical foods, manners, cleanup. Compare your behavior at college to your behavior at home.
Weeks 4-5: 4-15 Feb
Listening: Introduction to Garrison Keillor and the fictional town of Lake Wobegon. Listen to segments of audiotapes involving family meals and holiday events.
Assignment: Discuss characters, setting, details of life, style of presentation. Listening comprehension test on a “tale” from Lake Wobegon. Students become characters in a radio play and role play for the class.
Weeks 6-8: 18 Feb – 7 Mar
Listening: Courtship and Marriage in the United States. Listen to segments of Lake “Wobegon Days” and song lyrics. Examine questions on eHarmony.com (internet dating service).
Assignment: Discuss courtship in your culture. Discuss role of family, religion, wealth, education, and class in determining a suitable mate. Use the Internet to show wedding scenes.
Week 9: 10-15 Mar Spring Break
Weeks 10-11: 17-28 Mar
Listening: Charitable giving as an aspect of culture. NorthStar, Chapter 6, “Better to Give than Receive” and “Oseola McCarty.”
Assignment: Complete listening exercises and Vocab for Comprehension. Quiz on selected words. Using the Research Topic on p. 133, choose a charity or philanthropist and use an outline provided by the instructor to present information about this to the class.
Weeks 12-13: 31 Mar – 11 Apr
Listening: Natural Disasters. NorthStar, Unit 4, “The Hurricane of 1938,” and “Hurricane Hunters.”
Assignment : Complete listening exercises 1 & 2, and Vocab for Comprehension. Listening comprehension quiz on an article read by instructor. Presentation: Describe a dangerous natural event you witnessed or were otherwise affected by. Use dramatic words to describe what happened and your response to it.
Weeks 14-15: 14-25 Apr
Listening: Noise Pollution. NorthStar, Unit 10, “The Paradox of our Time,” and “Noise in the City.”
Assignment: All class members participate in debates concerning the positive and negative effects of devices such as cell phones, iPods, and security cameras. Each student will participate in a positive presentation and a negative presentation, and also serve as a judge.
Weeks 16-17: 28 Apr – 9 May
Listening: All students participate in a class survey concerning circumstances of daily living. They will then receive the raw data from the survey.
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