Academic English (2019-2) – Advanced 1

ACADEMIC ENGLISH ND01608-1
10:25-11:40 Monday
09:00-10:25 Thursday
샬롬관 308

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: HCN3-KNKV

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 2-5
• Level Evaluation Test
• Discuss syllabus, class rules, grades, warm-up activity

SEPT 9-30
Unit 1 – Prodigies: Exploring Genius
• Sept 12 – CHUSEOK – NO CLASS
• Sept 29 – MyEnglishLab Unit 1 Due
• Sept 30 – Unit 1 wrap-up and QUIZ

OCT 3
NATIONAL FOUNDATION DAY (개천절) – NO CLASS

OCT 7-24
Unit 2 – Overcoming Obstacles: The Achilles Heel
• Oct 23 – MyEnglishLab Unit 2 Due
• Oct 24 – Unit 2 wrap-up and QUIZ

OCT 28 – NOV 14
Unit 3 – Medicine: Early to Bed, Early to Rise
• Nov 13 – MyEnglishLab Unit 3 Due
• Nov 14 – Unit 3 wrap-up and QUIZ

NOV 18 – DEC 5
Unit 4 – Animal Intelligence
• Dec 4 – MyEnglishLab Unit 4 Due
• Dec 5 – Unit 4 wrap-up and QUIZ

DEC 9
• Review for Final Exams
• Progress Exam

DEC 12
• Final Listening Exam

DEC 16-18
• Final Presentations