Schedules - Syllabus for GCP

Malc Prentice

General Description

This class, which is only open to students in the Global Citizenship Program, is designed to help students prepare for fully participating in western-style English-only classes in their academic field.

Goals and Objectives

Objectives are same for both semesters but more is expected in semester two.

This course follows the Curriculum for General Academic Skills

Required Materials

Herzfeld-Pipkin, N. (2006). Destinations 2: Writing for Academic Success. Boston: Thomson-Heinle.

Kornhauser, A.W. (1993). How to Study (3rd ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press

A4 40 pocket plastic folder

Evaluation/Assessment

Required items

Item % Minimum
(NG points if missing)
OK points if extra? Instructions
Referenced Essays 25% AB (10%-15%-0%) No see weekly schedule
Final Presentation (Slides+Delivery)20% No see weekly schedule
Participation 20% =5+OK-absences-NG+curve Max 20. See below see below
see do well in class
Vocabulary Project (V) 10% (test) 15 words per class (420 total) no extra OK points this term see learn vocabulary New lists!
Quickwrite Activities (QW) 10% 28 minimum max 5 OK points for 15 extra (total 43) see do a quickwrite
Speed Reading (SR) 10% 1 book (20 readings) minimum max 5 OK points for 20 extra (total 40) see do a speed reading
Reading/Listening activities 5% 5 logs max 5 OK points for 5 readings see log input

Optional ways to get OK points

Do what? How to prove INstructions
Try Writing Centre SAC stamp card use the Self Access Centre
Try English Forum (NOT CCC!) SAC stamp card use the Self Access Centre
Try Speaking Test Prep Centre SAC stamp card use the Self Access Centre
Try Global Village SAC stamp card use the Self Access Centre
ALC Net Academy Print a full/half test results sheet use ALC NetAcademy
Attend the GLS lecture Sign the attendance sheet
at front at end of lecture
I will explain in class
Attend another lecture group photo at event - send by email with name list I will explain in class
WLC Festival team photo at event - send by email with name list I will show a video in class
Bug Bounty (spot a mistake) Speak up in class Spot a problem in my materials

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 Range
S 90-100%
A 80-89%
B 70-79%
C 60-69%
D 50-59%
ignoring feedback
E 0-49%
plagiarism
N too many absences
most assignments missing

Projects Overview

Essay Topic Style
Spring A write an essay about ethical consumption 5 paragraph problem-solution essay
Spring B write an essay about endangered animals 5 paragraph problem-solution essay
Spring C write an essay about world heritage problem-solution poster presentation

Fall A write an essay about voluntourism 9 paragraph criteria-analysis essay
Fall B write an essay about refugees and asylum seekers 9 paragraph problem-solution essay
Fall C write a country case study powerpoint case study presentation

Weekly Schedule for Spring

Warning - this is likely to change. Dates to be confirmed after beginning of term exam pre-test schedule is ready.

Class 1 - Skills Class 1 (10 Apr: Tue)

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Class 2 - Skills Class 2 (12 Apr: Thu)

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Class 3 (17 Apr: Tue)

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Class 4 (19 Apr: Thu)

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Class 5 (24 Apr: Tue)

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Class 6 (26 Apr: Thu )

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Class 7 (01 May: Tue)

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Class 8 (08 May: Tue)

03 May: NO THURSDAY CLASS - GOLDEN WEEK

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Class 9 (10 May: Thu)

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Class 10 (15 May: Tue)

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Class 11 (17 May: Thu)

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Class 12 (22 May: Tue )

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Class 13 (24 May: Thu)

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Class 14 (29 May: Tue)

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Class 15 (31 May: Thu)

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Class 16 (05 Jun: Tue)

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Class 17 (06 Jun: Wed)

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Class extra (07 Jun: Thu)

Tiger lecture!

Class 18 (12 Jun: Tue)

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Class 19 (14 Jun: Thu)

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Class 20 (19 Jun: Tue)

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Class 21 (21 Jun: Thu)

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Class 22 (26 Jun: Tue)

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GRoup A and B finish presentations

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Class 23 (28 Jun: Thu)

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Class 24 (03 Jul: Tue)

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Class 26 (10 Jul: Tue)

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Class 27 (12 Jul: Thu)

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Class 28 (17 Jul: Tue)

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Class 29 - Penultimate class (19 Jul: Thu)

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Class 30 - Last Class (???At some point Izumi will do a switch and all classes move up a date. Check again later)

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HW for the future!

Follow your holiday homework plan.

Weekly Schedule for Fall

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Class 1 - Skills Class 1 (18-Sep: Mon)

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Class 2 - Skills Class 2 (20 Sep: Wed)

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Class 3 (25-Sep: Mon)

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Class 4 (26-Sep: Tue)

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Class 5 (27 Sep: Wed period 6)

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Class 6 (3-Oct: Tue)

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Class 7 (5 Oct: Thur)

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10-Oct: Tue NO CLASS - (Festival)

Class 8 (12 Oct: Thur)

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Class 9 (17-Oct: Tue)

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Class 10 (19 Oct: Thur)

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Class 11 (24-Oct: Tue)

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Class 12 (26 Oct: Thur)

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Class 13 (31-Oct: Tue)

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Class 14 (2 Nov: Thur)

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Class 16 (9 Nov: Thur)

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Class 18 (16 Nov: Thur)

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Class 19 (21-Nov: Tue)

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Class ?? (23 Nov: Thu)

Class 20 (27-Nov: Moved to Monday!)

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Class 21 (30 Nov: Thur)

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Class 22 (5-Dec: Tue)

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Class 23 (7 Dec: Thur)

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Class 26 (19-Dec: Tue)

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Class 27 (21 Dec: Thur)

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Class 28 (9-Jan: Tue)

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Class 29 - Penultimate class (11 Jan: Thur)

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Class 30 - Last Class (16-Jan: Tue)

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