Miami Dade College EAP 0400 A – Speech Level 4 - Ref # 471927 Fall 2008 M, W, F 9:00 – 9:50 am, Room 9119 Instructor: Anouchka Rachelson Contact E-mail: [email protected] Tel: (305) 237 2549 Faculty Web Page: http://faculty.mdc.edu/arachels/ Office hours: M, W, F: 8:30-9:00 am, M: 2:00 - 4:00 pm and by appointment Office and mailbox are located in 2204-5 Course Description: Students continue to develop speaking and listening skills necessary for participating in classroom discussions with an introduction to oral presentation and critical listening skills. (3 credits) Prerequisites: EAP 1301 or equivalent proficiency Co-requisites: EAP 1401L Text: New Interchange 3, Third Edition Textbook, Cambridge Textbooks are available in Campus bookstore. Important Dates: http://www.mdc.edu/main/academics/academic_calendar_2008-2009.asp Last day to drop with a “W”: Tuesday, November 4, 2008 Last day of class: Friday, December 12, 2008 Final Presentations: December 8, 10, 12, 15, 2008 Teaching methods: class discussion, collaborative activities, lecture, presentations, dictations, role plays, film, field trips (dates TBA), organic gardening project Attendance Policy: You should come to every class in order to obtain the most complete educational experience. Participation in this class is only possible if you attend class. Absences: Students may be absent from a maximum of five (5) classes. Your grade may be lowered as a result of poor attendance! Students who are absent six (6) or more times will be asked to drop the class, or the instructor will drop them or assign a grade of “F”. Any student who misses three (3) consecutive classes without contacting the professor will be automatically dropped. Tardiness: If you are late, please enter quietly and join in the class activities. For every three (3) times that you arrive late or depart early I will count one absence. Exceptions may be made if you provide documentation that demonstrates that you had a serious illness, injury or court appearance. Course Policies: Always bring a dictionary and your textbooks Always present your own work. Turn off your cell phones/ beepers Student code of conduct: The college policy on the Student Code of Conduct is located at http://www.mdc.edu/policy/student_rights_and_responsibilities.pdf . Please familiarize yourself with it. Academic dishonesty: The department affirms its commitment to treat cases of academic dishonesty according to Miami-Dade Community College Procedure No. 4074. Students are forewarned that academic dishonesty in any form will be penalized according to this procedure. The instructor has the option to award a grade of “F” for the course. Cheating or any form of academic dishonesty may also result in the student’s being placed on academic probation, suspended from school, or dismissed from the College. Course Drop: It is your responsibility to drop this class within the time available. Grading: The final grade for this course will be based on the following: Presentations 40 % Participation, Quizzes, GEO- Portfolio 40 % Final Presentation 20 % Scale: A B C D F 90-100% 80-89% 70-79% 60-69 % Below 60% Tutoring is available in the lab in room 6237 for students who have a paid registration to use the lab. Course Competencies: PRODUCTION Competency 1: The student will use grammatical structures consistent with levels 1-4. Competency 2: The student will participate in classroom discussion, express opinions and be understood by attentive listeners. The student will continue to develop oral communication skills including fluency, idea sequencing, accuracy, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Competency 3: The student will ask informational questions and ask for clarification. Competency 4: The student will actively participate in role-playing, simulating social and academic situations (e.g., giving advice, expressing obligation, necessity, permission and drawing conclusions). Competency 5: The student will prepare simple oral presentations on familiar topics (e.g., comparison, classification, process.) COMPREHENSION Competency 6: The student will follow orally expressed multi-step directions appropriate to the level. Competency 7: The student will understand factual information and respond appropriately to comprehension questions. Competency 8: The student will take notes on contemporary topics (e.g., news items, reports, etc.) EAP 0400 A A. Rachelson Tentative Schedule Fall 2008 Week Date Topic Assignment 1 Introduction to course Unit 1 – Friends, Personality types Labor Day – No School Unit 2 - Careers Unit 3 – Doing favors Buy textbook and portfolio 3 8/27 8/29 9/1 9/3 - 9/5 9/8- 9-12 4 9/15 – 9/19 5 9/22 – 9/26 6 9/29 – 10/3 Role Plays, Introduction to organic gardening project Present Tense pronunciation workshop - Practice Presentations 7 10/6-10/10 “A Career” (Informative Speech) Unit 5 – Crossing cultures 8 10/13-10/17 Unit 7 – The world we live in 9 10/20-10/24 10 10/27-10/31 11 11/3-11/7 12 11/10-11/14 Unit 7 - continued United Nations Day Celebration Past Tense pronunciation workshop – Unit 10 – The Past and the Future Presentations – Telling a story in the past tense Food Unit - Reading and Talking about food issues 13 11/17-11/21 14 15 11/24, 26 11/28 12/1-12/5 16 12/8 - 12/12 Chapter 16 – Challenges and Accomplishments Final Presentations 17 12/15 Final Presentations 2 Assigned readings and GEO portfolio work Preparing for Finals Thanksgiving Holiday – No School Class Participation Grading Rubric Criteria Attendance A Student attends class regularly, is always on time, has materials ready. B Student attends regularly, is sometimes tardy, and is not always ready. Participation/ Engagement in class Student proactively contributes to class, offers ideas, asks questions more than once per class. Student always pays attention. Speaking skills Student speaks English at all times. Student proactively contributes to class, offers ideas and questions once per class. Student sometimes does not pay attention. Student mostly speaks English. Listening skills Student always listens when others talk, both in groups and in class. Student is respectful of others’ contributions. Student is always prepared for class with assignments and required materials. Preparation Student mostly listens when others talk, both in groups and in class. Student mostly respects others’ contributions. Student is almost always prepared for class with assignments and required material. C Student attends irregularly, often arrives late, has to be told to get materials ready. Student rarely contributes to class, has to be told to pay attention, is off task a lot. D/F Students has poor attendance, very often arrives late and is often not ready. Student never contributes to class, is often not on task, distracts others, does not pay attention. Student frequently speaks in native language or mixes English and native language. Student rarely listens when others talk in class. Student has to be reminded constantly not to speak in native language. Student is usually prepared for class with assignments and required materials. Student is rarely prepared for class with assignments and required materials. Student does not listen when others talk. Student interrupts others frequently.