Academic English (2018-2) – Advanced 1

ACADEMIC ENGLISH ND01608-1
13:15-14:30 Monday
14:40-15:55 Wednesday
교육관 203

REQUIRED TEXT

NorthStar4thEd_L&S4.jpg
Tess Ferree and Kim Sanabria.
NorthStar 4 – Listening & Speaking, 4th Edition.
(Pearson Education, 2015).
MyEnglishLab
Institution: 강남대학교
Course ID: VW7F-EYAY-E79C-9T4E

EVALUATION
20% Attendance
15% Activities
5% MyEnglishLab
25% Unit Quizzes
15% Final Listening Exam
20% Final Presentation
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Final Grade

ATTENDANCE (20%)
• Be in your seat at the beginning of class time.
• Once you are 40 minutes late, you will be marked absent.
• Three late arrivals = one absence
• One absence = minus 2.2% (1.1% attendance, 1.1% daily participation)
• 1.1% for daily participation is still deducted for excused absences.
• 10 absences = F

ACTIVITIES (15%)
• Class discussion and activities.
• Ask and answer questions in class. Raise your hand for more points.
• Points (1% of your grade) will be deducted each class period for the following:
– – inactivity during group discussions and class activities
– – excessive Korean
– – inappropriate behavior (e.g. sleeping, smartphone use)
• Be active. Effort is more important than ability.

MY ENGLISH LAB (5%)
• Finish all exercises per unit by the due date to receive points. See schedule below.

UNIT QUIZZES (25%)
• Focused on listenings, vocabulary, and grammar from each unit
• Absent on quiz day? Contact me as soon as possible about an excusal. Make up your quiz before next class.

FINAL LISTENING EXAM (15%)
• Comprehensive exams covering sections from all four units studied.

FINAL PRESENTATION (20%)
• Individual presentation with Google Slides (AndroidiOS) and Q&A session based on topic(s) covered this semester.

SCHEDULE

SEPT 3-5
• Level placement exams
• Discuss syllabus, class rules, grades, warm-up activity

SEPT 10-19
• Getting used to English again

SEPT 24-26
CHUSEOK – NO CLASS

OCT 1-15
• Unit 1 – Prodigies: Exploring Genius

OCT 3
NATIONAL FOUNDATION DAY (개천절) – NO CLASS

OCT 16
• MyEnglishLab Unit 1 Due

OCT 17
• Unit 1 wrap-up and QUIZ

OCT 22-31
• Unit 2 – Overcoming Obstacles: The Achilles Heel

NOV 4
• MyEnglishLab Unit 2 Due

NOV 5
• Unit 2 wrap-up and QUIZ

NOV 7-19
• Unit 3 – Medicine: Early to Bed, Early to Rise

NOV 20
• MyEnglishLab Unit 3 Due

NOV 21
• Unit 3 wrap-up and QUIZ

NOV 26 – DEC 5
• Unit 4 – Animal Intelligence

DEC 9
• MyEnglishLab Unit 4 Due

DEC 10
• Unit 4 wrap-up and QUIZ

DEC 12
• Review for Final Listening Exam
• Progress Exam

DEC 17
• Final Listening Exam

DEC 19
• Final Presentations

DEC 20
• Final Presentations