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Welcome to HI OCS Summer 2014!

Welcome to HI OCS Summer 2014!

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Welcome to HI OCS Summer 2014!

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  1. Welcome to HI OCS Summer 2014!

  2. Introductions Your name How long have you studied English in the U.S.? How long did you study English before that? What do you want to do after your English studies? Have you ever had any public speaking experience? What specific things do you want to improve in your English this semester?

  3. Professor Lori Rottenberg B.A. Creative Writing M.A. Linguistics and Teaching ESL Taught ESL at VT and GMU 20 years as professional writer and editor, continue to publish poetry Visiting poet for Arlington Public Schools since 2007 Acting and singing experience in paid and community theater productions

  4. Goals of the Class • Build fluency in speaking • Build fluency in listening • Build oral presentation skills

  5. Critical Thinking Cornerstone of American education Based on questioning and independence of thought rather than memorization and reliance on authority Based on being able to SUPPORT your positions and ideas Video: http://philosophy.hku.hk/think/critical/ct.php

  6. Syllabus • Course Goals • Course Objectives • Course Expectations • Course Requirements • Course Textbooks and Online Materials • Grading • Honor Code

  7. Course Requirements • Daily in-class exercises • Weekly online homework • Weekly listening logs • Quizzes • Oral presentations (5) • Final exam

  8. Why This Level Is Crucial • Many of you apply to: • Pathways Programs • Direct admission to GMU or other universities • One of your last chances to perfect your English skills before entering academia!

  9. Remember… • You must get at least an 80% to pass this class! • You are “auditioning” for a recommendation starting on Day 1!

  10. How to Do Well in This Class • Come to class, on time and ready to work. • Pay attention in class, ask questions, and contribute to class discussions and small groups. • Do all your homework—yourself! • Prepare oral presentations in advance and spend lots of time practicing. • Spend time outside of class listening to and speaking English.

  11. How to Do Poorly in This Class • Skip class or come late. • Check your phone and text during class. • Do presentations at the last minute. • Blow off on-line homework. • Goof around during small-group work. • Speak and listen to stuff only in your native language outside class—expect class to do it all for you.

  12. I shine the flashlight to guide your way, but only YOU can walk the path. My Model for Learning… No! Yes!

  13. Human Treasure Hunt

  14. This is what you’re up against… http://www.ted.com/talks/al_gore_warns_on_latest_climate_trends.html

  15. Homework • Buy Q Skills for Success 4—Listening and Speaking, with online component • Set up online Q account. • Read syllabus in detail and return signed checklist to me. • Start thinking about your first presentation.

  16. I’m looking forward to a great semester!