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Presentations Language Partner Class Participation Midterm Final
Story Telling A life changing moment Your happiest moment You saddest moment Any personal story Persuasive Convince us to support an important cause Persuade us to one side of a controversial issue Convince us to buy something
CategoryDescription% Content on SpeechWas the speech either story-telling or persuasive? Was the speech interesting? Did the speech have a logical organization? 2 Presentation StyleDid the speaker speak loudly? Did he/she make eye contact with the audience? Did he/she only read from a paper? 2 Clarity of SpeechHow fluently did the speaker speak? Could I understand his/her words? Was his/her pronunciation good? 2
You may choose a classmate as your English language partner. You must meet with your language partner once a week and during this time you can only speak in English with each other. As proof of your meeting, I want you to take a picture of the two of you together and send it to me. Don’t forget to write your names in the email.
Every week, I will post on my website suggested reading to complete before the next class. These readings are meant only to deepen your understanding of the lecture and will not be checked or tested in any way.
This is a major percentage of your grade meaning it is very important! Attendance is required and especially important for language learning. I expect students to participate by speaking in class, asking questions, and talking during group discussions.
Midterm: Group presentation Final: Mock interview
CategoryOf 50% Class Participation10 2 Presentations12 Midterm Project16 Language Partner Pictures4 Final8
Each unexcused absence will result in 2 points deduction from your final grade. If you happen to miss a class for legitimate reasons, e.g. sickness, accident, please let me know ahead of time. Please only use English during class time.
Attend a lecture by a foreign professor (English-speaking) – take a picture of yourself at the lecture – write a 1-page paper about your thoughts on his or her lecture Go to the Beijing American Center ( 北京市朝 阳区呼家楼 京广中心 2801 室 100020 ) – Take a picture of yourself there – bring back a pamphlet with your name written on it
1. Excuse me professor, can you please slow down? 2. Excuse me professor, can you repeat what you just said? 3. Excuse me professor, what does “transcribe” mean? 4. I’m sorry professor, I don’t understand. 5. I’m sorry professor, I don’t know the answer.
Transcribe the lyrics of “El Paso” by Marty Robbins Audio file on website Or find it online