Classroom Rules Oral Communication Fall 2007 Bert Y. Kimura  (Bert Sensei) Osaka Gakuin University
Speak English Only <ul><li>When you come into the classroom, do your best to speak   English only. </li></ul><ul><li>This ...
It’s OK to Make Mistakes <ul><li>Try your best  even if you are not sure if you are correct.  </li></ul><ul><li>It is OK t...
Come to Every Class <ul><li>Come to every class on time. </li></ul><ul><li>Be ready to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>Do your be...
Asking for Help <ul><li>If Bert sensei speaks too fast, tell him:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Please speak slowly.”  </li></u...
Enjoy Class <ul><li>Try to relax. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t be nervous. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t be stressed. </...
Attendance and Class Work <ul><li>Come to every class on time,  or if you can, come to class early.  </li></ul><ul><li>Tur...
When you are sick… <ul><li>Take out your cellular phones. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>( 携帯電話)。 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Send Bert ...
Other Rules <ul><li>Show good manners: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not talk to each other when the teacher or another student...
Please Follow the Rules <ul><li>If you do not follow the rules,  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bert sensei might ask you to leave ...
Class Grades <ul><li>Every class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily Attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 points: You came ...
Class Grades <ul><li>Every class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily Attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 points: You came ...
Your Final Grade <ul><li>A = 100 - 80% </li></ul><ul><li>B = 79 - 70% </li></ul><ul><li>C = 69 - 60% </li></ul><ul><li>D =...
We Will Speak English <ul><li>We will have guest speakers. </li></ul><ul><li>We will improve our communication skills. </l...
What we will do in class <ul><li>Use a computer to make an e-portfolio or a memory book of what we do in class. </li></ul>...
What we will do in class <ul><li>Use a computer to make an blog to write comments about this class. </li></ul><ul><li>Use ...
Questions? <ul><li>Was it  easy  or  difficult  to understand Bert sensei? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you want Bert sensei to  s...
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  1. 1. Classroom Rules Oral Communication Fall 2007 Bert Y. Kimura (Bert Sensei) Osaka Gakuin University
  2. 2. Speak English Only <ul><li>When you come into the classroom, do your best to speak English only. </li></ul><ul><li>This is the best way to become an excellent English speaker. </li></ul><ul><li>When you do not understand, ask for help. </li></ul>
  3. 3. It’s OK to Make Mistakes <ul><li>Try your best even if you are not sure if you are correct. </li></ul><ul><li>It is OK to make mistakes. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not laugh when someone makes a mistake. </li></ul><ul><li>Help others who have a difficult time speaking English. </li></ul><ul><li>Speak English as much as you can. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Come to Every Class <ul><li>Come to every class on time. </li></ul><ul><li>Be ready to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>Do your best in every class. </li></ul><ul><li>Bring your dictionary, homework, pen or pencil to each class. </li></ul><ul><li>Finish all of your assignments on time. </li></ul><ul><li>Give Bert sensei your completed class work. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Asking for Help <ul><li>If Bert sensei speaks too fast, tell him: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Please speak slowly.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you do not understand a word, say: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ What does _______ mean?” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You can ask: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ How do you say, ____ in Japanese?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ How do you say, ____ in English?” </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Enjoy Class <ul><li>Try to relax. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t be nervous. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t be stressed. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enjoy yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Do your best. </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Attendance and Class Work <ul><li>Come to every class on time, or if you can, come to class early. </li></ul><ul><li>Turn in your class work on time. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not cut class! </li></ul><ul><li>You can fail the course because you miss too many classes or are late too often. </li></ul>
  8. 8. When you are sick… <ul><li>Take out your cellular phones. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>( 携帯電話)。 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Send Bert sensei email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Always write your name when you send email. </li></ul><ul><li>When you are sick, you can tell him, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Bert sensei, I am sick today. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I cannot go to class. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can I meet you at the I-Chat Lounge on __________(Date) to finish my class work?” </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Other Rules <ul><li>Show good manners: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not talk to each other when the teacher or another student is talking. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be kind to other students. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use your mobile phone in class only for class work. </li></ul><ul><li>Help other students. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Please Follow the Rules <ul><li>If you do not follow the rules, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bert sensei might ask you to leave the classroom. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You will have “0 points” for the day. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Class Grades <ul><li>Every class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily Attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 points: You came to class on time. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 point: You were late. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>0 points: You missed class. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class Work (3 points) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mid-term Interview (I-Chat) </li></ul><ul><li>Memory book (Journal) </li></ul><ul><li>Final video </li></ul>Extra points when you visit the I-Chat Lounge to practice regularly.
  12. 12. Class Grades <ul><li>Every class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily Attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 points: You came to class on time. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 point: You were late. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Assignments (7-8, 10 points) </li></ul><ul><li>Journal (Blog, 30 points) </li></ul><ul><li>Final discussion (I-Chat, 30 points) </li></ul>Extra points when you visit the I-Chat Lounge to practice regularly. OC6
  13. 13. Your Final Grade <ul><li>A = 100 - 80% </li></ul><ul><li>B = 79 - 70% </li></ul><ul><li>C = 69 - 60% </li></ul><ul><li>D = 59 - 40% </li></ul><ul><li>E = Less than 40% </li></ul>
  14. 14. We Will Speak English <ul><li>We will have guest speakers. </li></ul><ul><li>We will improve our communication skills. </li></ul><ul><li>We will learn to speak smoothly and clearly when we speak with others in English. </li></ul>
  15. 15. What we will do in class <ul><li>Use a computer to make an e-portfolio or a memory book of what we do in class. </li></ul><ul><li>Start conversations, ask follow-up questions, and continue conversations in groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Speak with exchange students and people from other countries. </li></ul>
  16. 16. What we will do in class <ul><li>Use a computer to make an blog to write comments about this class. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Internet communi-cations technologies (ICT). </li></ul><ul><li>Start and extend conversations in groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Research, discuss and make presentations about global issues that are important to you and to Japan. </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate with exchange students and people from other countries. </li></ul>OC6
  17. 17. Questions? <ul><li>Was it easy or difficult to understand Bert sensei? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you want Bert sensei to speak slowly? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have any questions? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you relaxed? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you nervous? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you having fun? </li></ul></ul>Bert sensei: 090-6901-5128 • bert@osaka-gu.ac.jp • kimubert@docomo.ne.jp

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