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Syllabus: English I (mixed class)


Fall 2013

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I. Course Description

English I is an integrated, two-credit course designed to improve students’ listening, speaking, writing and
reading skills at the basic level. Students will develop the aural and oral competencies that are essential to
successfully communicating in an academic environment. It also serves as preparation for English II.

II. Course Goals

Students will
 gain confidence functioning in an academic English-speaking environment. In reference to CEFR,
students will be able to reach level A2 speaking skills through the completion of this course.
 interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a
slower rate of speech and help them formulate what they’re trying to say.
 ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.
 use simple phrases and sentences to describe where they live and people they know.
 improve confidence and ability of English speaking, narrate a coherent story of a personal experience
and finally organize and deliver effective speech in the target language in everyday life.

III. Required Textbook

Oxenden, Clive. & Christina Latham-Koenig. (2008) American English File 1. Oxford Press + Audio CD
※ Student Website with interactive exercises and games www.oup.com/elt/americanenglishfile

IV. Class Requirements

 Use only English in class!


 Preview the material for next class! (You are required to spend at least 6 hrs a week on homework and
previewing the material)
 You are required to hand in homework before class begins.
 Participate in pair- and group-work activities with other students.
 Negotiations for your course grade are NOT allowed.
 Extra assignments to increase grade are NOT allowed.

V. Speaking Tests

Midterm Speaking Test


 Topic: TBA (3 questions: text reading, picture description & giving opinions)
 20% of final grade
 Test place: In the classroom
 Test date: Week 8, Days 1 & 2

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Final Speaking Test
 Topic: TBA (3 questions: text reading, picture description & giving opinions)
 20% of final grade
 Test place: In the classroom
 Test date: Week 16, Day 1 or 2

VI. Final Written Exam


 Test covers: speaking, reading, vocabulary, grammar, listening, etc. from textbook (all chapters from
syllabus), and all assignments including video materials
 20% of final grade
 Test place: In the classroom
 Test date: Week 15 Day 2

VII. Writing Assignments

Writing Assignment – Independent Paragraph: Description


 Topic: See below.
 5% of final grade
 Due: Week 5 Day 1. Returned with feedback: Week 12 Day 2. Must be turned in on time. Late work
will not be accepted.
 Half-page, typed, 12 pt. font, double spaced (MS Word) or 180% spaced (HWP)

Choose one of 8 topics.


1. Thinking about writing : Write a short email to your teacher.
2. Giving directions : Send a map and cover sheet by fax. Write directions for a visitor.
3. Description : Write a description of starting a summer course in a foreign country.
4. Writing about an interest : Write about a personal interest for a personal home page.
5. Applying for a job : Write a job application letter. Write a resume.
6. Giving an opinion and recommendation : Write a review about a movie, book, or café.
7. Dealing with problems : Respond to a letter of complaint.
8. Making and changing arrangements : Cancel a hotel reservation.

VIII. Self Study – Students are expected to study at home from American English File 1 CEP
website(http://cepvhw.yolasite.com) & www.oup.com/elt/americanenglishfile
(The CEP committee expects 6 hrs of self study per week including textbook homework)

 Self study of 6hrs per week including the textbook & website
 Quiz 1 (5%): pop quiz (will be given at some point before Week 8)
 Quiz 2 (5%): pop quiz (will be given at some point before Week 16)
 Teachers will give students a demonstration of how to access the website on the 1st day of class!

IX. Grading

 Final Written Exam 20%


 Speaking Tests 40% - Midterm Speaking Test (20%) + Final Speaking Test (20%)
 Writing Assignment 5%
 Attendance 10% (5 or more absences = F; 3 late arrivals = 1 absence; more than 20 minutes late = 1
absence)
 Homework 10% (video worksheets, Grammar Banks & Vocabulary Banks)
 Pop Quizzes 10% (2 quizzes @ 5% each)
 Participation 5% (in-class activities)

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※Test covers: speaking, reading, vocabulary, grammar, listening, etc. from textbook (all chapters from
syllabus), and all assignments including video materials!

Class Schedule

Week/Day Class Activities Online Homework Textbook Homework


1. Grammar File 2A
(www.oup.com/elt/americanenglishf 1. Preview: p.16 & 17
ile) 2. p.124 - 125 Grammar
2. Vocabulary: a Bank 2A
Day 1 Course Overview
3. Vowels 3. Listen to audio CD
4. go to (2.1, 2.2, 2.3)
http://cepvhw.yolasite.com
Week 1 5. video homework Week 1
Introduce yourself. 1. Grammar File 2B 1. Preview: p. 18 & 19
2A: Cappuccino & Fries 2. Vocabulary: b 2. Listen to audio CD
 2 Reading 3. Video homework Week 2 1st (2.4, 2.5, 2.6)
Day video) 3. p. 124 -125
 3 Grammar
2 Grammar Bank 2B
 5 Writing & Speaking
 Watch the video &
answer the questions
2B: When Natasha Meets Darren 1. Grammar File 2C 1. Preview: p.20 & 21
 1 Reading 2. Vowels followed by /r/ and 2. Listen to audio CD
 2 Grammar diphthongs (2.9,2.10,2.11, 2.12)
Day  3 Listening 3. Video homework Week 2 (2nd 3. p. 124 – 125 Grammar
1  4 Speaking video) Bank 2C
 Watch the video & 4. p.144 Vocabulary
answer the questions (1st Bank Jobs
Week 2 video)
2C: An Artist & a musician 1. Grammar File 2D 1. Preview: p. 22 & 23
 1 Reading 2. Vocabulary: c 2. Listen to audio CD
 2 Vocabulary 3. Video homework Week 3 (2.14, 2.15)
Day
 3 Grammar 3. p. 124 – 125 Grammar
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 5 Listening & Speaking Bank 2D
Watch the video & answer the 4. p. 145 Vocabulary
questions (2nd video of week 2) Bank The Family
2 D : Relatively Famous 1. Grammar: Review File 2A, 2B, 1. Preview: p. 24 & 25
 2 Vocabulary 2C, 2D. 22. 2. Listen to audio CD
 4 Listening 2. Vocabulary: Review a, b & c. (2.( (2.16,,2.17, 2.18)
Day 1 3. Consonants 3. Writing: An Informal
 5 Speaking
Watch the video & answer the 4. Practical English File 2 Letter
questions
Week 3 2 “At a Hotel” & “Writing an 1. Grammar File 3A 1. Preview: p. 28 & 29
Informal Letter” 2. Vocabulary: d 2. Listen to audio CD
 Vocabulary, Checking (3.1, 3.2, 3.3)
Day In, & Social English 3. p. 126-127 Grammar
2 2Writing: An Informal e-mail Bank 3A
/letter 4. p. 146 Vocabulary
The professor’s choice of Bank Common adjectives
activities

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3 A: Pretty Woman 1. Grammar File 3B 1. Preview: p. 30 & 31
 1 Vocabulary 2. Vocabulary: e 2. Listen to audio CD
 3 Grammar 3. 4 more consonants (3.1, 3.2, 3.3)
Day 1 3B: Wake up, get out of bed… 4. Video Homework Week 4 3. p. 126 – 127 Grammar
 1 Grammar Bank 3B
4. p. 147 Vocabulary
Bank Daily routine
Week 4 3B: Wake up, get out of bed 1. Grammar File 3C 1. Preview: p. 32 & 33
 2 Vocabulary 2. Vocabulary: f 2. Listen to audio CD
 3 Reading & Listening 3. Video Homework Week 5 (3.5,3.6, 3.7,3.8, 3.9)
 5 Speaking (1st video) 3. p. 126 – 127 Grammar
Day
Watch the video & answer the Bank 3C
2
questions 4. p. 148 Vocabulary
Bank Times and dates
(1)
5. Writing Assignment
3C: The island with a secret 1. Grammar File 3D 1. Preview: p. 34 & 35
 1 Grammar 2. Vocabulary: Review d, e & f 2. Listen to audio CD
3. Video Homework Week 5 (3.12, 3.13, 3.14, 3.15,
 2 Reading
(2nd video) 3.16)
 3 Vocabulary
3. p. 126 – 127 Grammar
Day 1  4 Speaking Bank 3D
 Watch the 1st video & 4. p. 148 Vocabulary
answer the questions Bank Times and dates
Week 5 Writing Assignment Due (2)

3D: On the Wednesday in August 1. Grammar: Review File 3A, 3B, 1. Practical English : In a
 1 Reading 3C, 3D coffee shop
Day  4 Grammar 2. Vocabulary: g 2. Listen to audio CD
2  6 Speaking 3. Practical English File 3 (3.17, 3.18, 3.19)
 Watch the 2nd video & 4. Video Homework Week 6 3.Write a magazine
answer the questions article
3“In a Coffee Shop” & “ a 1. Grammar File 4A 1. Preview: p.40 & 41
magazine article” 2. Vocabulary h 2. Listen to audio CD
 Vocabulary, Buying a (4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5)
coffee, & Social English 3. p. 128-129 Grammar
Day 1
3Writing: My favorite day Bank 4A
 Watch the video & 4. p. 149 Vocabulary
Week 6 answer the questions Bank More verb
phrases
4A: I Can’t Dance 1. Grammar File 4B 1. Preview: p. 42 & 43
 1 Grammar 2. Vocabulary: Review g & h 2. Listen to audio CD
Day
 3 Vocabulary 3. Video Homework Week 7 (4.6, 4.7, 4.8)
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 4 Grammar 3. p. 128 – 129 Grammar
Bank 4B
4B: Shopping – men love it! 1. Grammar File 4C 1. Preview: p. 44
 1 Listening 2. Vocabulary: Review a – d 2. Listen to audio CD
 2 Grammar (4.9, 4.10)
Day 1  5 Vocabulary & 3. p. 128 – 129 Grammar
Speaking Bank 4C
Week 7  Watch the videos &
answer the questions
The professor’s choice of 1. Grammar: Review File 4A, 4B, 1. Prepare for Mid-term
Day
activities 4C. Speaking Test.
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Review for Midterm Exam 2. Vocabulary: Review e – h
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Topic: TBA
Week 8 Mid-term Speaking Test 1.Video Homework Week 9
20% of final grade
4C: Fatal attraction? 1. Grammar File 4D 1. Preview: pp.45-47
 1 Grammar 2. Vocabulary: i 2. Listen to audio CD
 2 Speaking (4.9, 4.10, 4.11, 4.12,
Day 1
The professor’s choice of 4.13)
activities 3. p. 128 -129 Grammar
Bank 4D
Week 9 4C: Fatal attraction? 1.Practical English File 4 1. Preview: pp48- 49
 3 Reading 2. Vocabulary: j 2. Listen to audio CD
 Watch the video & ( 4.14, 4.15, 4.16)
Day
answer the questions
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4D: Are you still mine?
 1 Speaking
 2 Grammar
4 In a Clothing Store 1.Grammar File 5B 1. Preview: p.54 & 55
 Vocabulary, Buying 2. Video Homework Week 10 2. Listen to audio CD
Day 1 Clothes, & Social (5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9)
English 3. p. 130 – 131 Grammar
4Writing: Describing a Friend Bank 5B
Week 5B: Sydney, here we come! 1. Grammar File 5C 1. Preview: p.56 & 57
10  1 Reading 2. Vocabulary: k 2. Listen to audio CD(
 2 Grammar 3. Video Homework Week 11 3. p. 130 – 131 Grammar
Day
 4 Vocabulary & Bank 5C
2
Speaking 4. p. 150 Vocabulary
 Watch the video & Bank Go, have, get
answer the questions
5C: Girls’ Night out 1. Grammar File 5D 1. Preview: p. 58 & 59
 1 Vocabulary 2. Vocabulary: Review i, j & k. 2. Listen to audio CD
 2 Reading (5.14, 5.15, 5.16, 5.17,
Day 1  5 Speaking & 5.18, 5.19, 5.20)
pronunciation 3. p. 130 – 131 Grammar
Week  Watch the video & Bank 5D
11 answer the questions
5D: Murder in a Mansion 1. Grammar: Review 5B, 5C, 5D. 1. Preview: pp.60 - 67
 1 Reading 2. Practical English File 5 2.Listen to audio CD
Day 3. Vocabulary: l (5.21,5.22,5.23,6.1,6.2,6
 3 Listening
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 4 Speaking (game: 4. Video Homework Week 12 .3,6.4,)
“Alibi” or “Mafia”) (1st video)
Week Day 1 6A: A House with a History 1.Grammar File 6C 1. Preview: pp. 68 & 69
12  Listening 2 & 6 2. Vocabulary: m 2. Listen to audio CD
6B: A Night in a Haunted 3. Video Homework Week 12 (6.8, 6.9, 6.10, 6.11,
Mansion (2nd video) 6.12)
 2 Reading 3. p. 132 – 133 Grammar
 5 Speaking Bank 6C
 Watch the 1st video &
answer the questions

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Writing Assignment returned 1.Grammar File 6D 1. Preview: pp.70 & 71
and feedback 2. Vocabulary: n 2. Listen to audio CD
3. Video Homework Week 13 (6.13, 6.14, 6.15)
6C: Nightmare Neighbors 3. p. 132 – 133 Grammar
Day  1 Vocabulary & Bank 6D
2 Speaking 4. p. 152 Vocabulary
 2 Grammar Bank Town and city
 4 Speaking
 Watch the 2nd video &
answer the questions
6D: New York, New York 1. Grammar: Review 6C, 6D. 11. Preview: p.72 & 73, 76
 1 Grammar 2. Practical English File 6 & 77
 3 Vocabulary 3. Vocabulary: l, m & n 2. Listen to audio CD
Day 1
 4 Speaking (6.16, 6.17, 6.18, 7.1)
 Watch the video & 3. p.153 Vocabulary Bank
Week answer the questions Food
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6 On The Street 1.Grammar File 7A 1. Preview: p.76 – 77
 Vocabulary, Asking for 2. Vocabulary: Review a-h. 2. Listen to audio CD
Day
Directions, Social (7.1, 7.2)
2
English 3. p. 134 – 135 Grammar
6 Writing: A Postcard Bank 7A
7A: What Does Food Say About 1. Grammar File 7B 1. Preview: p.78-79
You? 2. Video Homework Week 14 2. Listen to audio CD
Day 1  1. Vocabulary (7.3, 7.4)
 2 Grammar 3. p. 134 – 135 Grammar
 4 Speaking Bank 7B
Week 7B: How Much Water Do We 1. Grammar File 7C 1. Preview: p.80 – 81
14 Really Need? 2. Vocabulary: Review i-n. 2. Listen to audio CD
 2. Speaking (7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9)
Day 3. p. 134 – 135 Grammar
 3. Grammar
2 Bank 7C
 4 Reading
Watch the video &
answer the questions
7C: Trading Vacations 1. Grammar: Review File 7A, 7B, 1. Prepare for Final
 1. Reading 7C. Written Test.
Day 1  2. Grammar 2. Prepare for Final Written Test. 2. Prepare for Final
Week  5. Speaking 3. Prepare for Final Speaking Test. Speaking Test.
15 Review for Final Exams
Final Written Exam 1. Prepare for Final Speaking Test 1. Prepare for Final
Day 2  20% of final grade Speaking Test.

Final Speaking Test


Week 16  20% of final grade Have a good vacation! N/A
 Topic: TBA

※Notice!
1. Each group or pair speaking activity will be limited to 15 minutes.
2. More class activities can be added at the discretion of the professor in charge, but the class schedule above
must be followed.
3. The class schedule is subject to change without prior notice.