PreLevel 1 Syllabus Spring 2011


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PreLevel 1 Syllabus Spring 2011

  1. 1. Mt. San Antonio College English as a Second Language Department rd th Spring Semester 2011 (February 28 – June 17 )Class: Pre-Level 1 Instructor: Sonia OrtegaTime: Monday through Friday, 8-11:30 am Voice Mail: (909) 594-5611 ext. 3355Location: Building 31A-1 E-mail: sortega@mtsac.eduCourse Description:Students will develop and practice basic skills in English through listening and speaking andthrough reading and writing practice. Students will learn life skills, basic grammar,pronunciation, vocabulary, and basic computer skills.Passing Pre-Level 1Pass: 70% or higherNo Pass: 69% or lower Attendance and Participation – 20% Midterm Test - 15% Homework – 15% Quizzes – 20% Final Exam – 20% Project - 10%Course Objective:By the end of the course, students will be able to recognize and produce high frequencyvocabulary, and provide personal information through speaking and writing. They will be able tocommunicate and receive messages through the use of basic phrases.Textbook and Materials: • English in Action 1, Second Edition (Foley & Neblett) • English in Action1 Workbook, Second Edition • Notebook or 3-ring binderStudent Responsibilities: • Come to class: Tell the instructor if you will be absent or if you will arrive late or leave early. The allowed absences for this class are 33 HOURS. If you miss more than 33 HOURS you will lose your priority for next registration. • Turn off your cell phone • Be polite and respectful: Listen to the teacher, the tutor, and to fellow classmates when they are speaking. Enter class quietly if you come late. Leave class quietly if you go home early. • Speak English in class: Do your best to use English in class. Help other students practice their English. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes! • Bring your books and notebook to EVERY CLASS
  2. 2. Mt. San Antonio College English as a Second Language Department rd th Spring Semester 2011 (February 28 – June 17 )Measurable AssessmentYou will be evaluated on your knowledge of basic driving laws, vehicle types, traffic signs, andDMV. Students are required to participate in this assessment.Counseling and Guidance:The ESL office in Building 66 has a counselor/advisor available to help students with visainformation, entering Mt. SAC credit classes, problems in school, and other issues. If you needto see a counselor/advisor, please make an appointment in the ESL office in Building 66.College MissionMt. San Antonio College welcomes all students and supports them in achieving their personal,educational, and career goals in an environment of academic excellence.Vision StatementContinuing Education will provide outstanding educational opportunities for students fromdiverse backgrounds who are seeking self-improvement, enhanced earning power, increasedliteracy skills and access to higher education and employment.Student Learning GoalsThe ESL department will prepare all ESL students to be: 1. Effective Communicators who  Acquire reading and listening skills  Speak and write to be understood  Work productively as part of a team  Use technology to express ideas 2. Critical Thinks who  Gather, organize, and analyze information from a variety of sources  Form and express a logical opinion or conclusion  Demonstrate problem-solving skills  Apply knowledge to personal, professional, or academic situations 3. Lifelong Learners who  Apply strengths and improve weaknesses  Learn and apply information or skills  Participate productively in the community 4. Self-Directed Individuals who  Set goals, establish, and implement of a plan of action  Work independently  Seek appropriate information and helpParking Permit & Student ID CardYou can purchase a parking permit and get your Mt. SAC student ID card in Building 9A. Aparking permit is required if you would like to park on campus. A student ID card is necessary ifyou would like to use the Language Learning Center.
  3. 3. Mt. San Antonio College English as a Second Language Department rd th Spring Semester 2011 (February 28 – June 17 ) Date Topic NotesWeek 1: 2/28-3/4 Unit 1: Hello Quiz: Unit 1 Introducing yourself; Present tense Be 3/4: Class ends 9:45Week 2: 3/7-3/11 Unit 2: The Classroom Quiz: Unit 2 Describing a classroom; Yes/No questions CASAS #1Week 3: 3/14-3/18 Unit 3: The Family Quiz: Unit 3 st Talking about your family; Adjectives 1 writing sampleWeek 4: 3/21-3/25 Unit 4: Moving Day Quiz: Unit 4 Identifying rooms and furniture; Prepositions 3/25: Class ends 10:15Week 5: 3/28-4/1 Unit 5: I’m Talking on the Phone Quiz: Unit 5 Present continuous tense 3/31: NO CLASSWeek 6: 4/4-4/8 Unit 8: Money & Unit 10: Clothing and Weather Quiz: Units 8 & 10 Stating Amounts; Describing clothing; Present 4/6: Class ends 10:15 continuous short questions and answersWeek 7: 4/11-4/15 Unit 12: Food Quiz: Unit 12 Talking about food; Adverbs of frequency CASA #2 nd 2 writing sample stWeek 8: 4/18-4/22 Review Units 1-5, 8, 10, 12 1 oral evaluation 4/20: MIDTERMWeek 9: 4/25-4/29 Unit 13: Jobs Quiz: Units 13 Describing jobs; Present tense questionsWeek 10: 5/2-5/6 Unit 9: Transportation Quiz: Unit 9 Describing jobs; Wh- questionsWeek 11: 5/9-5/13 Unit 11: Daily Life Quiz: Unit 11 Describing everyday routines; Prepositions of time 5/13: Class ends 10:15Week 12: 5/16-5/20 Unit 7: Downtown Quiz: Unit 7 Giving directions; Prepositions of locationWeek 13: 5/23-5/27 Unit 6: My City Quiz: Unit 6 Describing a city; Or questions CASAS #3Week 14: 5/30-6/3 Unit 14: A Visit to the Doctor DMV Exam Identifying parts of the body; Have/Has 5/30: NO CLASSWeek 15: 6/6-6/10 Unit 15: Weekend Plans Quiz: Units 14 & 15 rd Talking about hobbies; Future with be going to 3 writing sampleWeek 16: 6/13-6/17 Final Exam Review 6/15: FINAL EXAMSyllabus subject to change with notice from the instructor.