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  1. 1. International Gateways Studies in American Language Fall 2010 Orientation – Session 2
  2. 2. WHO’S WHO <ul><li>The people who make a difference… </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who’s Who <ul><li>Director of International Gateways </li></ul><ul><li>Karen O’Neill </li></ul><ul><li>International Gateways Academic Coordinator </li></ul>Marianne Wheeler
  4. 4. Who’s Who <ul><li>Academic and TOEFL Preparation (ATP) </li></ul><ul><li>Kim Chavis </li></ul><ul><li>Semester at SJSU (SAS) Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>MBA Preparation (MBP) Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Julie Yang </li></ul><ul><li>Elective Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah Dreger </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who’s Who <ul><li>Admissions and Immigration Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Simin Mulugeta </li></ul><ul><li>Enrollment Services Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Laura Schilling </li></ul><ul><li>Global Partners/ Admissions </li></ul><ul><li>Thao Phan </li></ul>
  6. 6. Who’s Who <ul><li>Housing Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Cindy Graham </li></ul><ul><li>Student Activities Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Jade Law </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Technology Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Moe Tsao </li></ul><ul><li>Enrollment Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Megan Deason </li></ul>
  7. 7. Who’s Who <ul><li>Community College Liason </li></ul><ul><li>Cassie Piotrowski </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Ann Sarrafzadeh </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Advising Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Huma Saleem </li></ul>
  8. 8. Academic Advising <ul><li>Review our website for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) </li></ul><ul><li>Many of your questions are answered </li></ul><ul><li>Call the International Gateways (SAL) Office to make an appointment </li></ul><ul><li>Office Phone: 408-924-2660 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Holidays - Fall 2010 <ul><li>No classes and International Gateways (SAL) Office will be closed </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday, November 11, 2010 – Veteran’s Day </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 </li></ul><ul><li>Thanksgiving Day Holiday Weekend </li></ul>
  10. 10. STUDENT ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Where the fun begins… </li></ul>
  11. 17. <ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>So we know what activities you are interested in. </li></ul><ul><li>And you get a t-shirt for filling out the survey! </li></ul><ul><li>Please print CLEARLY! </li></ul><ul><li>Who? </li></ul><ul><li>Please contact Jade Law if you have any questions about activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Include your full name, nickname, student ID. </li></ul><ul><li>Email: </li></ul>Student Activities Contact Info
  12. 18. <ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Use WiFi anywhere on SJSU campus </li></ul><ul><li>Must have SJSU WiFi account to use Student Health Services </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>Friday, October 22 nd , 2010 @ 8AM. </li></ul><ul><li>Bring your Student ID Card </li></ul><ul><li>SAL Office will give you information to set up the SJSU WiFi account </li></ul>SJSU Wireless (WiFi) Access
  13. 19. F-1 Visa Orientation <ul><li>Wednesday, October 20 th , 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>MANDATORY for all NEW F-1 Visa Students. </li></ul><ul><li>Your F-1 Orientation schedule is attached to your class schedule. </li></ul><ul><li>Please review your schedule to see when your orientation is. </li></ul>
  14. 20. ACADEMICS <ul><li>International Gateways – Studies in American Language </li></ul>
  15. 21. Levels Foundation Development 1 & 2 Expansion 1 & 2 Gateway 1 & 2 and MBA Prep
  16. 22. SAL Weekly Classes Written Communication (WC) 6 Hours Oral Communication (OC) 6 Hours Current Events/ Reading and Vocabulary (CERV) 4 Hours Electives 4 Hours Total Hours Per Week 20 Hours
  17. 24. Class Information <ul><li>Name of classes, teachers, and textbooks </li></ul>
  18. 25. SAL Online Bookstore <ul><li>SAL students use the SAL Online Bookstore to order their textbooks. </li></ul><ul><li>We are going to show you how to buy your books using the SAL Online Bookstore. </li></ul>
  19. 26. 1. Go to SAL’s website: 2. Click on SAL online bookstore 3. Click on SAL Virtual Bookstore
  20. 37. Class Information
  21. 38. Classroom Location Click on the map!
  22. 39. Electives <ul><li>Are the classes that YOU choose. </li></ul><ul><li>Electives are ONE time per week. </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday or Thursday from 10:30-12:20 or 1-3pm. </li></ul><ul><li>You will each have TWO (2) elective classes. </li></ul><ul><li>You must make sure that you select 2 electives that are at different times. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be 6 Tuesday electives and 5 Thursday electives in Fall Session 2. </li></ul>
  23. 40. Electives – Tuesday and Thursday
  24. 41. Grading for Electives <ul><li>Each elective class has a different purpose for your English language development. </li></ul><ul><li>Some are academic, some are TOEFL specific, some are fun. </li></ul><ul><li>Read the greensheet for each elective that you take carefully and follow the guidelines to earn a good grade in these courses. </li></ul>
  25. 42. Absences for Electives <ul><li>2 absences will lower your grade. </li></ul><ul><li>3 or more absences: you will receive an F </li></ul><ul><li>F grades = no SAL certificate </li></ul><ul><li>Select your electives carefully </li></ul>
  26. 43. Electives Choices <ul><li>Clearer Speech </li></ul><ul><li>TOEFL Reading </li></ul><ul><li>TOEFL Listening </li></ul><ul><li>TOEFL Speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Survival English </li></ul><ul><li>Business Communication </li></ul><ul><li>American Movies </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Slang and Idioms </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Events </li></ul>Electives classes offered this session.
  27. 44. Online Elective Sign-ups <ul><li>You will sign-up for your electives ONLINE! </li></ul><ul><li>You will sign-up at the end of this orientation session. </li></ul>
  28. 45. Schedules <ul><li>You will receive a handout with your elective schedule on it in your class on Monday. </li></ul><ul><li>On this schedule you will see: both electives that you signed-up for with the room number and required text information. </li></ul><ul><li>Classes will begin Tuesday. </li></ul>
  29. 46. Wait-List <ul><li>If you want a class that is “full,” you can add your name to the “wait-list” (online). </li></ul><ul><li>If you are on the wait-list and a seat opens up in the class, we will notify you and add you to the class if you still want it. </li></ul><ul><li>Wait-listed classed can only be added to your schedule by the office. This cannot be done online. </li></ul>
  30. 47. Step 1: Elective Options <ul><li>Go to / to find the list of classes that are open to your level. </li></ul><ul><li>Make yourself a numbered list, for example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choice 1: TOEFL Listening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choice 2: Blogging in English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choice 3: Grammar Workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choice 4: Slang and Idioms </li></ul></ul>
  31. 48. Step 2: Bring with you <ul><li>You will need the following information with you when you sign-up: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your student ID number </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your SAL PIN number </li></ul></ul></ul>
  32. 49. Step 3: How To <ul><li>Open the SAL Moodle page at: / </li></ul><ul><li>Look for the Electives sign-up instructional P owerPoint on the first page of the Moodle. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the steps from the instructional PPT as you sign-up </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the link to the Electives Sign-Up page </li></ul>
  33. 50. Grades and Attendance <ul><li>Grades and attendance very important in our academic programs. </li></ul><ul><li>F-1 Student Visa status – </li></ul><ul><li>Mandatory attendance to all classes. </li></ul><ul><li>If you receive an “F” in any core course or elective course – you will not receive a “SAL Certificate of Completion” and you will be placed in Probation at the end of the term. </li></ul>
  34. 51. Applying to Community College <ul><li>Visit the SAL website to learn about our TOEFL Waiver Program with local community colleges. </li></ul><ul><li>For more information, make an appointment with Cassie in the SAL office: </li></ul><ul><li>(408) 924-2660 </li></ul>
  35. 52. Applying to a University <ul><li>Visit the SAL website to learn about our TOEFL Waiver Program with Notre Dame de Namur University </li></ul><ul><li>For more information, make an appointment with Cassie in the SAL office: </li></ul><ul><li>(408) 924-2660 </li></ul>
  36. 58. QUIZ TIME! <ul><li>When will your classes start? </li></ul><ul><li>What books do you need to buy? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have any questions? </li></ul>
  37. 59. Please… <ul><li>Pick up your class schedule and F-1 Visa Orientation Schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Submit the Student Activities Survey NOW! </li></ul><ul><li>Sign-up for electives online. </li></ul>