Oral Communication Strategies 2

 


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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 Assessment (GCA): 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.                   Reintros, Syllabus, Summer pictures, TOPIC 4: LIFE DECISIONS — HW: 7 vocab, assign*

2.                   Unit 7 - What’s for dinner?: Quiz, Activities — HW: Unit 11 vocabulary, assignments*

3.                   Unit 11 - An int’l relationship: Quiz, Activities, Video 4 practiceHW: Video 4 preparation

4.                   VIDEO 4: Life decisions, practice and videoing, Speaking Lab 2HW: Follow-up 4

5.                   Life decisions follow-up, Recording ?s , TOPIC 5: Discrimination — HW: 16 vocab, assign*

6.                   Unit 16 - Size discrimination: Quiz, ActivitiesHW: Unit 19 vocabulary, assignments*

7.                   Unit 19 - Dress for success: Quiz, Activities, Video 5 practiceHW: Video 5 preparation

8.                   VIDEO 5: Discrimination, practice and videoing, Speaking Lab 2HW: Follow-up 5

9.                   Discrimination follow-up, Recording ?s, TOPIC 3: FREE TOPIC— HW: Free topic assign

10.                  Free topics: ActivitiesHW: Free topic assignments

11.                  Free topics: Quiz, Activities, Video 6 practiceHW: Video 6 preparation

12.                  VIDEO 6: Free topics, practice and videoing, Speaking Lab 2HW: Follow-up 6

13.                  Free topics follow-up, Recording ?s, GCA practiceHW: OCS4 GCA practice prep

14.                  Group Conversation Assessment practiceHW: OCS4 GCA preparation, Self-evaluation

15.                  OCS3 self-evaluation, Group Conversation Assessment (GCA)


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