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 40% ABC (10%-15%-15%) No see weekly schedule
Final Presentation (Delivery only) 10% No see weekly schedule
Participation 20% See below (OK-absence-NG) 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) OK/NG only 28 minimum max 5 OK points for 15 extra (total 43) see do a quickwrite
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
Reading/Listening activities OK/NG only no minimum max 5 OK points for 5 readings see log input

Optional ways to get OK points

GCP student have no time to go often to SAC, so no stamp sheets.

However, I want you to try what is avialable.

I'll give you one point for trying each available language activity

Use a VIP card

Try Writing Centre OK points only 1 point for first visit max 1 OK point see use the Self Access Centre
Try English Forum (NOT CCC!) OK points only 1 point for first visit max 1 OK point see use the Self Access Centre
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, 2 for outline max 3 OK points 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 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 Words Minimum Sources
Spring A write an essay about ethical consumption 900-1400 6
Spring B write an essay about endangered animals 1100-1600 8
Spring C write an essay about refugees and asylum seekers 1300-1800 10
Fall A write an essay about voluntourism 1300-1800 10 (1 academic)
Fall B write a country case study 1500-2000 12 (2 academic)
Fall C Research Project per section 14 (4 academic)

Weekly Schedule for Fall

Warning - this is likely to change.

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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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 15 (7-Nov: Tue)

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Class 16 (9 Nov: Thur)

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Class 17 (14-Nov: Tue)

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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 24 (12-Dec: Tue)

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Class 25 (14 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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HW for the future!

Follow your holiday homework plan.

Weekly Schedule for Spring

Warning - this is likely to change.

Weekly Schedule for Fall

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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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HW for the future!

Follow your holiday homework plan.