Santa Monica College / Spring 2010
ESL 10W Multiple Skills Preparation: Reading and Writing
ESL 10W Section 2026/ M 7:45-10:50 LA 243 / W 7:45-9:20 Bus 255 / W 9:30-10:50 LA 243
ESL 10W Section 2027/ T 7:45-10:50 LA 243 / Th 7:45-9:20 DH 203 / Th 9:30-10:50 LA 243
Instructor: Janet Harclerode
Office: ESL 111 / Telephone 310-434-4569 / E-mail email@example.com
Office Hours: M 12:45-1:45 / T 12:30-1:30 / Th 12:30-1:30
Other times by appointment
ESL10W is a low-intermediate multi-skills course designed to improve the English language skills of non-native speakers. This course concentrates on reading, writing, and computer assisted language learning (CALL). It is recommended that students take this course concurrently with ESL10G. *Course credit may not be applied toward satisfaction of Associate in Arts Degree requirements.
Required Books and Materials
Kirn, Elaine and Pamela Hartmann. Interactions 1: Reading, Silver Edition. NY: McGraw-Hill ESL/ELT, 2007.
Other book TBA.
-A good portable English-English dictionary such as the Cambridge Dictionary of American English or The Newbury House Dictionary of American English. (Electronic translators may not be used in class; only English-English dictionaries may be used.)
-A composition notebook for journal writing and vocabulary
-Loose-leaf binder paper and a loose-leaf binder
-Distinguish and use correct word order in various sentence types (SV, SVO, SVIOO, SVLVN, SVLVadj)
-Construct simple, compound (with and, but, or so), and complex sentences (with time clauses, because and if)
-Demonstrate reading comprehension by writing complete sentences
-Choose appropriate synonyms and definitions for paraphrasing reading passages
-Identify main ideas, supporting details, facts, and opinions in reading passages
-Identify contextual clues, transition words, word forms in reading passages and use them to determine meaning
-Choose when to consult an Eng-Eng dictionary in print and online
-Revise and edit for: statement and question formation; count/noncount nouns; pronouns; singulars and plurals; subject-verb agreement (including there is/are); prepositional phrases of location, direction, and time; simple modals; present, past, and future time (simple and continuous)
-Identify sentence parts
-Produce 6-10 thematically-related sentences based on a reading or personal experience in 30minutes
-Format writing assignments
-Access, read, and discriminate among web pages (focusing on SMC homepages)
-Demonstrate basic information competency (including email, eCompanion, and Word docs)
Method of Presentation
Small Group and Pair Activities 40%
Audio-Visual/Guest Speakers 10%
Language Lab 20%
Students must complete homework to succeed in the class. Classroom activities depend on completion of the assignments. Although not every assignment will be graded, most assignments will be collected or checked in class.
Written Work and Journal Writing
We will have regular, formal, graded writing assignments.
Journal writing is less formal. The purpose of journal writing is to give you practice getting ideas down on paper quickly and to help you develop fluency in writing. Sometimes journal topics are given to allow you to practice using the new vocabulary and grammar. Therefore, you should make an effort to use the new vocabulary and grammar correctly.
You are required to keep a vocabulary (or word) journal. In the journal you will write new words from the readings. Each entry should contain:
1) the word
2) the part of speech (and if it is a noun, whether it is countable or non-countable)
3) a definition and synonyms (an antonym)
4) the word used in the context of a sentence
5) other forms of the word
These journals will be collected and graded on the same days that you have a test. The purpose of the vocabulary journals is to help you learn new words and how to use them.
You will have a comprehensive final exam for ESL 10W, which means it covers material from the entire semester.
Method of Evaluation for ESL 10
Chapter Tests (8 @ 50 points each) 400 points
Writing Assignments (10 @ 20 pts each) 200 points
Homework, Classwork, Vocabulary Notebook,
Journal Writing, & Lab Assignments 200 points
Final Exam 200 points
Final Grade (Final course grades of A, B, or C qualify students for ESL 11A.)
900-1000 points =A
800-890 points = B
700-790 points = C
600-690 points = D
0-590 points = F
1) Attend class regularly. If you miss class, you will miss important work, and your grades will suffer.
2) Come to class on time. Roll call is taken at the beginning of class, important announcements are made at that time, and homework is often checked at that time.
3) Turn in papers when they are due. No late papers will be accepted.
4) If you miss class, call a few classmates to find out what you missed. Have a friend or relative turn in your assignment. Call or e-mail the instructor to let her know why you missed the class. A missed class is no excuse for an uncompleted assignment.
5) No food or drinks are permitted in the classroom. All pagers and cell phones should be shut off during class. Electronic dictionaries are not allowed in class. Students must make every effort to communicate in English during class time. Disruptive students will be asked to leave.
6) To improve your English, do homework, read, and study everyday.
7) Sit next to someone who does not speak your first language, and use English in every class to improve your speaking and listening.
8) Cheating on tests, quizzes, and writing assignments is not tolerated. If you talk or copy from someone, you will receive a 0. If someone else talks to you, ignore that person to prevent cheating or getting a 0 on the assignment.
Tutoring & Support Services
1. Free tutoring is available in the ESL Center; sign up by going to the SMC ESL Department homepagehttp://www.smc.edu/apps/comm.asp?Q=74 and click on the link to Make a tutoring appointment online!
2. Students may use computers in the Cayton Center, the library, the Science Building, Drescher Hall 203 & 204.
3. Academic counselors can be reached in the ISC (434-4217) and in Counseling (434-4210 or 434-4589). Counselors are available in the ESL Building Mondays 3:30-5:00, Tuesdays 5:00-6:30, Wednesdays 10:30-12:00, and Thursdays 11:45-1:15. No appointment is necessary to see these counselors.
4. Psychological counselors can be reached at 434-4262.
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for extra practice with language skills and for reference materials.
Communication with Instructor
The best way to contact me is in person after class or via e-mail. Telephone calls generally cannot be returned as easily or quickly as e-mail. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me as soon as possible.
ESL 10W Tentative Schedule*
*Please note that this schedule may change at the instructor's discretion.
|1/ February 16-19||Academic Life Around the World (Chapter 1)|
|2/ February 22-25||Academic Life Around the World / Test 1|
|3/ March 1-4||Experiencing Nature (Chapter 2)|
|4/ March 8-11||Experiencing Nature/ Test 2|
|5/ March 15-17
NO SCHOOL March 18
|Living to Eat or Eating to Live (Chapter 3)|
|6/ March 22-25||Living to Eat or Eating to Live/ Test 3|
|7/ March 29-April 1||In the Community
(& Santa Monica) (Chapter 4)
|8/ April 5-8||In the Community
(& Santa Monica) /
|Spring Break April 12-16|
|9/ April 19-April22||Home (Chapter 5)|
|10/ April 26-29||Home/ Test 5|
|11/ May 3-6||Cultures of the World/ Test 6 (Chapter 6)|
|12/ May 10-13||Health/ Test 7
|13/ May 17-20||Entertainment & the Media
|14/ May 24-27||Social Life
(Chapters 8 & 9)
|NO SCHOOL May31|
|15/ June 1-3||Test 8 (Media & Social Life)
Lab Final Wed / Thurs
|16/ June 7||Test 8 (Media & Social Life)|
| Tues, June 8: 8:00-11:00 am
Wed, June 9 8:00-11:00 am