Welcome to Rochelle’s Intermediate Communication Skills Course Winter Quarter 2012-2013 Fridays 8:30-12:30/Room 8 Computer Lab Time 11:45-12:30/Room 11 Break time 10:30-10:45
Contact Information • Name: Rochelle • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Phone: 510.793.2240 x29008
Please think about these 4 questions:1. What do you know about this course?2. What have you heard about this course?3. What do you think you will learn in this course?4. What goals do you have for this course?
Course Requirements • Students should arrive on time and stay the entire time. • All students are required to take a pre and post CASAS listening test.
Books World Link Video Course Workbook #2/DVD The Grammar Links for each unit are as follows: • Unit 1: Review of simple past tense • Unit 2: The superlative form of adjectives • Unit 3: Stative verbs • Unit 4: Giving advice with should, ought to, and had better • Unit 5: Polite requests with modal verbs • Unit 6: Different uses of be going to and will • Unit 7: Making invitations using infinitives and the -ingform • Unit 8: The past continuous tense vs. the simple past tense • Unit 9: The present perfect tense with for and since • Unit 10: Verb + gerund vs. verb + infinitive • Unit 11: Used to • Unit 12: The present perfect for indefinite time • A Class set of books is available for students to use during class.
Books WhaddayaSay? • Helps intermediate students understand English as it is really spoken. This easy-to-use listening program familiarizes students with the rapid speech commonly used in everyday life. In particular, the book introduces students to the most common reduced forms- such as *gonna ("going to" + verb), *wanna (natural speed pronunciation for "want to"), and *hafta (“have to”). • Using language students encounter in everyday situations, Whaddaya Say? explains the most common pronunciation changes that occur when English speakers talk at a natural speed. This allows all students to improve their comprehension of spoken English, both inside and outside the classroom. • Each of the text's lessons includes an audio segment that introduces new reduced forms, followed by cloze activities.
Books Our Own Stories: Readings for Cross-Cultural Communication • Designed for intermediate ESL students to improve their reading skills and writing skills as well as provide information about American culture. • There are 20 units in the book. Students will build English language skills through exercises such as comprehension questions, vocabulary development, expansion activities, and written work. • Students will participate in timed reading exercises, and dictations. • A class set of books is available for students to use during class.
Additional Instructional Resources • Azar Blue • Grammar in Context 2 • Online World Link Course (Password required) • Internet Activities/ Online Quizzes • Audio Dropbox for Student Recordings • Podcasts • Student Videos • SMARTboard Quizzes • Mingling Activities • Dictations • World Link #2 Quizzes • Computer Lab 11:45-12:30 Room 11/Rosetta Stone Level 3 • Games
Cell Phone Policy • All cell phones must be turned off before entering the classroom. • If a student’s cell phone rings during class, the teacher will ask that student to go home.
Smoking Policy • There is no smoking anywhere at Fremont Adult School- not in the classroom, not in the building, not in the bathrooms, not in the parking lot, and not in your car. If you have to smoke, please go out to Calaveras Avenue.