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Title: Welcome to HI OCS Summer 2014!


1
Welcome to HI OCS Summer 2014!
2
Introductions
  • Your name
  • How long have you studied English in the U.S.?
  • How long did you study English before that?
  • What do you want to do after your English
    studies?
  • Have you ever had any public speaking experience?
  • What specific things do you want to improve in
    your English this semester?

3
Professor Lori Rottenberg
  • B.A. Creative Writing
  • M.A. Linguistics and Teaching ESL
  • Taught ESL at VT and GMU
  • 20 years as professional writer and editor,
    continue to publish poetry
  • Visiting poet for Arlington Public Schools since
    2007
  • Acting and singing experience in paid and
    community theater productions

4
Goals of the Class
  • Build fluency in speaking
  • Build fluency in listening
  • Build oral presentation skills

5
Critical Thinking
  • Cornerstone of American education
  • Based on questioning and independence of thought
    rather than memorization and reliance on
    authority
  • Based on being able to SUPPORT your positions and
    ideas
  • Video http//philosophy.hku.hk/think/critical/ct.
    php

6
Syllabus
  • Course Goals
  • Course Objectives
  • Course Expectations
  • Course Requirements
  • Course Textbooks and Online Materials
  • Grading
  • Honor Code

7
Course Requirements
  • Daily in-class exercises
  • Weekly online homework
  • Weekly listening logs
  • Quizzes
  • Oral presentations (5)
  • Final exam

8
Why This Level Is Crucial
  • Many of you apply to
  • Pathways Programs
  • Direct admission to GMU or other universities
  • One of your last chances to perfect your English
    skills before entering academia!

9
Remember
  • You must get at least an 80 to pass this class!
  • You are auditioning for a recommendation
    starting on Day 1!

10
How to Do Well in This Class
  • Come to class, on time and ready to work.
  • Pay attention in class, ask questions, and
    contribute to class discussions and small groups.
  • Do all your homeworkyourself!
  • Prepare oral presentations in advance and spend
    lots of time practicing.
  • Spend time outside of class listening to and
    speaking English.

11
How to Do Poorly in This Class
  • Skip class or come late.
  • Check your phone and text during class.
  • Do presentations at the last minute.
  • Blow off on-line homework.
  • Goof around during small-group work.
  • Speak and listen to stuff only in your native
    language outside classexpect class to do it all
    for you.

12
My Model for Learning
No!
Yes!
  • I shine the flashlight to guide your way, but
    only YOU can walk the path.

13
Human Treasure Hunt
14
This is what youre up against
  • http//www.ted.com/talks/al_gore_warns_on_latest_c
    limate_trends.html

15
Homework
  • Buy Q Skills for Success 4Listening and
    Speaking, with online component
  • Set up online Q account.
  • Read syllabus in detail and return signed
    checklist to me.
  • Start thinking about your first presentation.

16
Im looking forward to a great semester!
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