2020 English Communication III

Course Description

 

 

 

This course will continue to develop the communication skills covered in English Communication I. Through coordinated classes and teaching materials, students will be exposed to the 4 skills, but with a focus on 'listening' and 'writing.'

 

Goals:

This course aims to improve students' listening and writing skills. Homework and classwork exercises focus on topics familiar and interesting to students.
1. Increase understanding of natural English communication including phoneme awareness and blended speech.
2. Be able to write a coherent cause & effect and a comparison/contrast paragraph within a 3-paragraph essay structure.
3. Have a good understanding of the writing process in English from outline to re-writing.
4. Have increased awareness of correct English grammar and greater writing competence at the paragraph and essay level.

 

Grades:

Outlines, essays, and re-writes - 40%

Homework, quizzes, tests, and class work - 60%

 

Homework:

The assigned homework each week can be found by going to the following URL: http://culliganco.com/AoyamaCCS/EC3/

 

Attendance:

You must attend classes. Your grade will be reduced if you are absent. If you are more than twenty minutes late for a class, you will be marked as absent on that day. If you are late twenty minutes or less, you will be marked as late on that day. Three late attendances count as one absence. If you are absent four times, you will FAIL this course.

 

授業には出席しなければなりません。欠席すると成績は下がります。授業に20分以上遅刻すると「欠席」の扱いになります。20分未満の遅れは「遅刻」になります。「遅刻」を3回すると1回の「欠席」の扱いになります。4回欠席したらこの授業の成績は「不合格」となります。

 

Course Schedule

Week 1           In Class

May 1              1) Class Course Introduction - Course objectives

2) Practice making questions

3) Format Quiz

 

Week 2            In Class

May 8              1) Random Rapid Dictation (RRD1)

2) Comparison & Contrast paragraph

Homework

                        Write Paragraph 1

 

Week 3            In Class

May 15            1) RRD2

2) Paragraph 1 (self-check)

3) Video - Fitness (a & b)

Homework

Word Set 1 exercises on Quizlet, Video 1 - Fitness (a & b), Rewrite Paragraph 1.

 

Week 4            In Class

May 22            1) Homework & Review Quiz

2) RRD3

3) Video - Fitness (c & d)

Homework

Word Set 2 exercises, Paragraph 1 – Peer Review

 

Week 5            In Class

May 29            1) Homework & Review Quiz

2) RRD4

                        3) Paragraph 1 – Peer Review

Homework

Word Set 3 on Quizlet, Video - Review Fitness videos.

 

Week 6            In Class

June 5             1) Homework & Review Quiz

2) RRD5

3) Paragraph 1 (peer review)

Homework

Word Set 4 on Quizlet, Rewrite Paragraph 1, Read “How to Write a 3-Paragraph Essay,” Video 1 - Superstitions (a & b)

 

Week 7            In Class

June 12           1) Homework & Review Quiz

2) How to Write a 3-Paragraph Essay

3) Essay 1 Outline

4) Superstitions (a & b)

Homework

Word Set 5 on Quizlet, Write Outline 1, Superstitions (c & d)

 

Week 8            In Class

June 19           1) Homework & Review Quiz

2) Peer review of outline 1

                        3) Begin Essay 1

                        4) Superstitions (c & d)

                        Homework

                        Do Word Set 6 on Quizlet, complete Essay 1 & self-check

 

Week 9            In Class

June 26           1) Homework & Review Quiz

2) RRD 6

                        3) Peer review of Essay 1

Homework

Do Word Set 7 on Quizlet, rewrite and submit Essay 1,

Video 3 - How Things Work (a & b).

 

 

Week 10          In Class

July 3              1) Vocabulary Test Sets 1 to 5

2) RRD 7

3) Outline Essay 2

4) Video 3 - How Things Work (a & b)

Homework

Do Word Set 8 on Quizlet, Video 3 - How Things Work (c & d)

 

Week 11          In Class

July 10            1) Homework & Review Quiz

2) RRD 8

3) Outline Essay 2 peer review

4) Video 3 - How Things Work (c & d)

Homework

Do Word Set 9 on Quizlet, Video 4 - Eating Out (a & b), write Essay 2 & self-check

 

Week 12          In Class

July 17            1) Homework & Review Quiz

2) RRD 9

3) Video 4 - Eating Out (a & b)

4) Peer review Essay 2

Homework

Do Word Set 10 on Quizlet, Video 4 - Eating Out (c & d), rewrite Essay 2

 

Week 13          In Class

July 24            1) RRD 10

                        2) Hand in Essay 2

3) Video 4 - Eating Out (c & d)

Homework

Review all materials and prepare for Dictation & Vocabulary Final Assessment.

 

Week 14          In Class

July 31            1) Dictation Final Assessment

2) Vocabulary Final Assessment

                        Homework

                        Review all materials and prepare for Video and Writing Final Assessment.

 

Week 15          In Class

August 7         1) Video Final Assessment

2) Final Assessment Writing

                        Homework

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