Schedules - Syllabus for ECS

Malc Prentice

General Description

Goals and Objectives

This course follows the Curriculum for General Academic Skills

Required Materials

A4 40 pocket plastic folder

Cotton, D., Falvey, D. & Kent, S. (2008). Language Leader: Intermediate. Essex, England: Pearson Education Ltd.

Evaluation/Assessment

Required items

Item % Minimum
(NG points if not)
OK points for extra? Instructions
Paragraphs 30% 3 paragraphs (ABC) (10% each) No see weekly schedule
Homework (RR) 30% 6 reports
3 assessed (2,4,6)
Not directly: log input see weekly schedule
TOEIC test participation 5% Jul/Dec
(TOEFL also OK)
No see take the TOEIC
Participation 20% See below (OK-absence-NG) See below see below
see do well in class
Quickwrite Activities (QW) OK/NG only 28 minimum max 5 OK points for 15 extra (total 43) see do a quickwrite
Reading/Listening activities OK/NG only 6 minimum (matching RR1-6) max 5 OK points for 5 extra (total 11) see log input
Self Access (EF) 5% 5% for 7 visits max 5 OK points for 5 extra (total 12) see use the Self Access Centre
Speed Reading (SR) OK/NG only 1 book (20 readings) minimum max 5 OK points for 20 extra (total 40) see do a speed reading
Self Access (Writing Centre) OK/NG only 2 visits no extra OK points this term see use the Self Access Centre
Vocabulary Project (V) 10% (test) 10 words per class (280 total) no extra OK points this term see learn vocabulary New lists!

Optional ways to get OK points

Try Speaking Test Prep Centre OK points only 1 point for first visit max 1 OK point see use the Self Access Centre
Try Global Village OK points only 1 point for first visit max 1 OK point see use the Self Access Centre
Attend the GLS lecture OK points only 1 point for attending max 1 OK point I will explain in class
Bug Bounty (spot a mistake) OK points only 1 point per serious problem no max I will explain in class

Ways to get NG points

Be absent / late NG points only -1 point for absent, -0.5 for late no max. Also, 7 = fail! See do well in class
Forget homework/textbook NG points only -1 per incident no max See do well in class
Not paying attention NG points only -1 per incident no max See do well in class

Notes on assessment

Grading system

Grade Small classes (<20 students) C/D level classes B level classes
S Anyone 90-100% Top 10% of class, >90% Top 5% of class, >90%
A Anyone 80-89% Top 40% of class, >80% Top 30% of class, >80%
B 70-79%
C 60-69%
D 50-59%
ignoring feedback
E 0-49%
plagiarism
N too many absences
most assignments missing

Schedule Overview

Monday is "Writing" day

Thursday is "Report" ("RR") day:

Report List Spring

RR1 = outline a news article Practice - not graded Print only
RR2 = outline a news article 10% Print and email
RR3 = outline an easy book Practice - not Graded Print only
RR4 = outline an easy book 10% Print and email
RR5 = outline a lecture Practice - not Graded Print only
RR6 = outline a lecture 10% Print and email

Report List Fall

RR1 = outline a news article Practice - not Graded Print only
RR2 = outline a news article 10% Print and email
RR3 = outline a lecture Practice - not Graded Print only
RR4 = outline a lecture 10% Print and email
RR5 = Combined (lecture+related news) Practice - not graded Print only
RR6 = Combined (lecture+related news) 10% Print and email

Weekly Schedule

Class 1 - Skills Class 1 (14 Sep: Thur)

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Class 2 - Skills Class 2 (18-Sep: Mon)

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Writing Class 1 (25-Sep: Mon)

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Writing Class 2 (2-Oct: Mon)

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9-Oct: NO CLASS (Festival))

Writing Class 3 (16-Oct: Mon)

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Writing Class 4 (23-Oct: Mon)

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HW for the next two weeks

Writing Class 5 (30-Oct: Mon)

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Writing Class 6 (6-Nov: Mon)

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Writing Class 7 (13-Nov: Mon)

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Writing Class 8 (20-Nov: Mon)

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Writing Class 9 (23-Nov: THURSDAY is MONDAY's class.)

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Writing Class 10 (27-Nov: Mon)

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Writing Class 11 (4-Dec: Mon)

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Writing Class 12 (11-Dec: Mon)

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Writing Class 13 (18-Dec: Mon)

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Report Class 1 (21 Sep: Thur)

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Report Class 2 (28 Sep: Thur)

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Report Class 3 (5 Oct: Thur)

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Report Class 4 (12 Oct: Thur)

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Report Class 5 (19 Oct: Thur)

No class on Thursday 4th

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Report Class 6 (26 Oct: Thur)

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Report Class 7 (2 Nov: Thur)

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Report Class 8 (9 Nov: Thur)

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Report Class 9 (16 Nov: Thur)

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23 Nov: THURSDAY IS MONDAY'S CLASS. See Writing schedule above

Report Class 10 (30 Nov: Thur)

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Report Class 11 (7 Dec: Thur)

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Report Class 12 (14 Dec: Thur)

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Report Class 13 (21 Dec: Thur)

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Class 29 - Penultimate class (11 Jan: Thu)

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Class 30 - Last Class (15-Jan: Mon)

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HW for the future!

Follow your holiday homework plan.