Oral Communication Strategies 1

 


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NECESSARY THINGS

    1. 1.Textbook: Impact Issues 2, by Richard R. Day, Joseph Shaules & Junko Yamanaka

    2. 2.B5 notebook for new words, useful expressions, notes, handouts, homework...

    3. 3.Flash memory for video conversation files


COURSE GOALS

  1. 1.Confidence: Increase your confidence speaking English

  2. 2.Content: Learn how to have deeper and more meaningful conversations

  3. 3.Understandability: Become better at making yourself understood

  4. 4.Participation: Improve your ability to participate actively in conversations

  5. 5.Strategies: Learn and use conversation strategies effectively


GRADING & ASSIGNMENTS: A+ (90~100), A (80~89), B (70~79), C (60~69), D (~59), F (1/3+ absences)

    1. 1.Attitude & participation: 20 points

    2. 2.Assignments & quizzes: 30 points

    3. 3.Three video conversations, follow-ups, and self evaluations: 30 points (10 points each)

    4. 4.Group Conversation Exam (GCE): 20 points

    5. 5.NOTE: Minus 5 points for each unexcused absence


SCHEDULE (Week & Assignments): Please finish your assignments (6 points) before class.

Assignments (*): 1) Getting Ready, 2) Situation (highlight, listen), 3) Definitions (quiz, 10 points), 4) Check your understanding, 5) What do you think?, and 6) Extending.

1.                   Intros, Syllabus, Ability Sample, TOPIC 1: SELF IMAGE — HW: Unit 1 vocab, assignments*

2.                   Unit 1 - First Impressions: Quiz, Activities — HW: Unit 3 vocabulary, assignments*

3.                   Unit 3 - Becoming Int'l: Quiz, Activities, Video 1 practiceHW: Video 1 preparation

4.                   VIDEO 1: Self Image, practice and videoing, Speaking Lab 2HW: Follow-up 1

5.                   Self Image follow-up, Recording ?s, TOPIC 2: RELATIONSHIPS — HW: 5 vocab, assign*

6.                   Unit 5 - Single/Married: Quiz, ActivitiesHW: Unit 6 vocabulary, assignments*

7.                   Unit 6 - Friends: Quiz, Activities, Video 2 practiceHW: Video 2 preparation

8.                   VIDEO 2: Relationships, practice and videoing, Speaking Lab 2HW: Follow-up 2

9.                   Relationships follow-up, Recording ?s, TOPIC 3: SCHOOL LIFE — HW: 8 vocab, assign*

10.                  Unit 8 - Cyber Bullying: Quiz, ActivitiesHW: Unit 10 vocabulary, assignments*

11.                  Unit 10 - Why Go?: Quiz, Activities, Video 3 practiceHW: Video 3 preparation

12.                  VIDEO 3: School Life, practice and videoing, Speaking Lab 2HW: Follow-up 3

13.                  School Life follow-up Recording ?s, GCE practiceHW: OCS3 GCE practice prep

14.                  Group Conversation Exam practiceHW: OCS3 GCE preparation, Self-evaluation

15.                  OCS3 self-evaluation, Group Conversation Exam


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