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F oc intro

  1. 1. Foundation Oral Communication
  2. 2. INTRODUCING F OC Sometimes we could be a little crazy and loud!! 
  3. 3. Speak English Only or Pay $10
  4. 4. GREENSHEET  Foundation Oral Communication  Studies in American Language  San José State University  Term: Spring 2010 / 2nd Session  Instructor: Sunny (Haewon) Yu  Class Time: M, W, F 10:30am-12:20pm/ Room #103  Email: syu@salmail.sjsu.edu
  5. 5. GREENSHEET  Course Description  This course is designed to help you improve your speaking fluency and listening comprehension in social and academic settings. It will help you understand American culture and prepare for American university classes. You will also share your own culture and values in English with your classmates.
  6. 6. GREENSHEET  Course Objectives:  In this class, you will work on the following areas & skills.   Speaking  Express your opinions and thoughts more confidently  Use essential expressions for everyday conversation  Actively participate in group discussions  Give short speeches and presentations   Pronunciation  Improve your pronunciation by working on intonation, word stress, etc.   Listening  Listen to short conversations and catch key words & main ideas   Reading & Vocabulary  Read simple passages & express your opinions  Learn necessary vocabulary words in order to express your opinions   Grammar  Apply basic grammar rules in speaking  Form statements and questions correctly
  7. 7. GREENSHEET  Class Participation and Team Work  In class, you will often work in groups with your peers. You are expected to participate fully in class, small group and paired activities because these commutation and team work skills will be very helpful for your future study and career.  Course Materials  World Link Book 3, Stempleski et al. ISBN 978-0-8384-0668-7  A three-ring binder & dividers
  8. 8. GREENSHEET  Course Requirements and Expectations:  Academic Honesty: It is helpful to study outside class with other students and share ideas. However, it is wrong to copy homework, help or cheat on a quiz or a test, or talk during a quiz or test for any reason. Also, it is plagiarism to copy materials someone else wrote as your own. Plagiarized work will be not accepted.  English Only! – The SAL classroom building is an English only zone. Please speak English only in your class. It is the most effective way to improve your English.  Please turn off your cell phone.  Do not miss class. If you miss class, it is your responsibility to find out what the homework is from your classmates.
  9. 9. GREENSHEET Participation 25 % - For full points for participation, you need to arrive to class on time with the homework assignment completed. You should be ready for the lesson and participate actively in all classroom activities. Ask questions and contribute to group work in ENGLISH. Quizzes /Tests 25 % Projects 25 % Homework 25% 97-100 A+ 93-96 A 90-92 A- 87-89 B+ 83-86 B 80-82 B- 77-79 C+ 73-76 C 70-72 C- 67-69 D+ 63-66 D 60-62 D- Below 60 F No SAL Certificate of Completion will be awarded. Please feel free to ask me any questions. I am here to help you!
  10. 10. Conversation Club Do you want to improve your English speaking skills? Come join us!! Meet your group leaders at the lobby of the classroom building. Spring 2010 Conversation Club Start Date: January 27th / End Date: May 7th  Wednesday: 5pm - 6pm  Friday: 12:30pm - 1:30pm  Open to all SAL students !  FREE !  Fun games and activities ! Make life-long friends !

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