SANTA MONICA COLLEGE SPRING SEMESTER 2009 #7022 ESL 911: BEGINNING LISTENING, SPEAKING AND PRONUNCIATION INSTRUCTOR: LISA SAPERSTON [email protected] 9:30–12:30 WEDNESDAYS BUNDY 236 COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed for the beginning ESL student. The focus is improvement of the student’s pronunciation and comprehension of English through exercises which improve aural discrimination of sounds, build association of sounds with written letters; teach placement of lips, tongue and teeth for correct pronunciation; impart correct intonation and stress patterns; improve conversation skills; teach socio-cultural context for intonation and vocabulary. REQUIRED TEXTBOOK Benz, Cheryl and Kara Dworak. Tapestry Listening and Speaking 1. MA: Heinle and Heinle, 2000. An English/English Dictionary (Longman or Newbury House) COURSE OBJECTIVES Upon completion of the course, students will be able to: Use basic English vocabulary to produce simple sentences. Orally respond in English to simple commands. Discriminate aurally between sounds of numbers and letters in the English alphabet. Pronounce the sounds of numbers and letters in the English alphabet. Identify statements, questions, and exclamations by their intonation and stress patterns. Respond in English to conversational cues necessary for daily survival. Identify culturally-appropriate responses to real-life situations and conversational cues. Choose appropriate synonyms and definitions for paraphrasing. Identify the main idea in one- or two-minute listening passages. Identify present, past, and future tenses in oral or written passages. Identify common American customs and traditions in oral and written passages. Recognize and demonstrate understanding of language commonly used in want ads. Recognize some basic idiomatic expressions. Respond orally to short audio or video-taped assignments. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES In response to audio-taped sentences, students will identify statements, questions, and exclamations by their intonation and stress patterns. Given a list of real-life situations and/or conversational cues, students will distinguish between culturally appropriate and culturally-inappropriate responses using proper vocabulary for each situation. INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY 30% 40% 10% 5% 10% 5% Lecture and/or demonstration Speaking and listening exercises (including class discussions, small-group discussions, pair activities, oral recitations, and/or threaded discussions) Reading and writing exercises (including error analysis and/or paraphrasing) Student presentations and/or oral recitations Audio-visual materials and/or guest speakers Computer-assisted learning METHODS OF EVALUATION 30% 15% 15% 10% 30% Oral presentations Quizzes and exams Homework assignments Writing assignments Participation in classroom discussions and activities (including reading exercises, oral recitations, small group work, pair work, and threaded discussions) COURSE CONTENT Percentage of Term Topics 30% Listening skills, including sounds corresponding to the American English alphabet, sounds of numbers, simple commands, basic English conversational cues, basic English vocabulary, basic grammatical structures, phrases necessary for real-life survival, intonation and stress patterns, synonyms, verb tenses, how to identify the main idea in a sentence, elements of conversation, basic idiomatic expressions. 30% Speaking skills, including basic English vocabulary, basic grammatical structures, phrases necessary for real-life survival, intonation and stress patterns, synonyms, verb tenses, basic responses to simple commands, following basic conversational cues, elements of conversation, making short oral presentations. Percentage of Term Topics 30% Pronunciation skills, including placement of tongue, teeth, and lips, letters in the English alphabet, numbers, basic English vocabulary, intonation and stress patterns. 10% American culture, including greetings, gestures and body language, appropriate responses to a variety of cultural situations and contexts, American holidays, American traditions, job interview skills. IMPORTANT DATES, DEADLINES, HOLIDAYS, AND BREAKS Spring Semester begins Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 #7022 ESL 911 begins Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 Departmental Staff Development Day (No Classes) Campus Open Friday, Mar 6, 2009 Institutional Flex Day (No Classes) Campus Open Thursday, March 19, 2009 Spring Break (No Classes) Mon, Apr 13, 2009, to Sun, Apr 19, 2009 Memorial Day (Campus Closed) Mon, May 25, 2009 #7022 ESL 911 ends Wednesday, June 3, 2009 Spring Final Exams Spring Semester ends Commencement Tue, Jun 9 - Tue, Jun 16, 2009 Tue, Jun 16, 2009 Tue, Jun 16, 2009 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FAQ ABOUT NON-CREDIT ESL: HTTP://WWW.SMC.EDU/APPS/PUB.ASP?Q=1444&B=1 Take the Big Blue Bus for FREE: It’s free to current SMC students, faculty and staff with ID (need current semester sticker). For help finding the route you should take, please go to: http://www.bigbluebus.com/ or check out the PARKING and TRANSPORTATION link on the SMC homepage http://www.smc.edu/transportation/ . Visit the Bursar’s office on campus to pay your fees and get your semester sticker. Park for FREE at our Satellite Shuttle Lots: You can park for free at any of the satellite campus locations or the Olympic shuttle lot and ride the Big Blue Bus for free to and from the main campus. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A MAIN CAMPUS PARKING DECAL, you will need to get a FREE SATELLITE PARKING DECAL from the Police or the Bursar’s office to put in your car. Links to all the details: For more detailed information about parking and bus routes, please visit the SMC website at: http://www.smc.edu/transportation/ . For a link to campus maps with addresses and parking lot specifics, go to: http://www.smc.edu/apps/comm.asp?Q=195. The Food for Thought, Thoughts on Food speaker series will feature three faculty members:Geography professor Pete Morris: Beer—Global Beverage, Local Passion Thursday March 12; Communications professor Jacki Horwitz: Sandwiches Worldwide—Think Inside the Bread Thursday, April 2; Art history professor Walter Meyer: Food, Consumption and Consumer Culture—From Vanitas Still-Life to Flying Spam Thursday, May 14All three talks are in HSS 165 during the Activity Hour—11:15-12:35The Global Connections speaker series will feature these speakers from off campus: Marcus Eriksen and Anna Cummins "15,000 Plastic Bottles: Junk Rafting to Hawaii" Thursday, February 26 HSS-165 Dr. Steven Kwon "Soybeans and Service: Nutrition for the World" Thursday, March 5 Art 214 Dr. Amir Hussain "Contemporary Muslim Societies in North America" Tuesday, March 31 HSS 16. All three talks are during the Activity Hour—11:15-12:35 ESL 911 BEGINNING LISTENING, SPEAKING AND PRONUNCIATION CLASS ACTIVITIES WHICH WEDNESDAY??? WHICH TAPESTRY CHAPTER?? FEB. 18 INTRODUCTION TO ESL 911 FEB. 25 CH.1 MEETINGS AND GREETINGS PP.2-25 MARCH 4 CH.1 CONTINUES MARCH 11 CH.2 FINDNG YOUR WAY MARCH 18 PP.26-51 CH.2 CONTINUES MARCH 25 CH.3 A FULL LIFE PP.52-77 APRIL 1 CH.3 CONTINUES APRIL 8 CH.4 IT’S RAINING CATS AND DOGS PP.78-105 APRIL 15 SPRING BREAK APRIL 22 CH.4 CONTINUES APRIL 29 CH.5 TO YOUR HEALTH PP.106-131. MAY 6 CH.5 CONTINUES MAY 13 CH.6 A HUMAN RAINBOW PP.132-157 MAY 20 CH.6 CONTINUES MAY 27 CH.7 MY HERO PP.158-181 JUNE 3 CH.7 CONTINUES CH.8 GET A JOB! PP.182-211 JUNE 10 SMC FINAL EXAM WEEK THE INSTRUCTOR HAS THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR CHANGE THE CONTENTS OF THIS SYLLABUS AT HER DISCRETION AT ANY TIME.