Schedules - Syllabus for GMW

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

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%) No see weekly schedule
Final Presentation (Slides+Delivery)10% No see weekly schedule
Participation 20% =OK-absences-NG+curve Participation IS OK points (-absence, -NG)
Max 20.
see do well in class
see get independent learning points
Vocabulary Project (V) 10% (test) 15 words per class (420 total) No see learn vocabulary
Vocabulary Project (V) 10% (weekly HW) 15 words per class (420 total) No see learn vocabulary
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

Grading system

See grading system

Optional ways to get OK points

do well in class
see get independent learning points

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

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

CLass Dates for FALL

Class Date Day
Class 2 16-Sep Mon
Class 2 18-Sep Wed
Class 3 23-Sep Mon
Class 4 25-Sep Wed
Class 5 30-Sep Mon
Class 6 2-Oct Wed
Class 7 9-Oct Wed
Class 8 14-Oct Mon
Class 9 16-Oct Wed
Class 10 21-Oct Mon
Class 11 23-Oct Wed
Class 12 28-Oct Mon
Class 13 30-Oct Wed
Class 14 4-Nov Mon
Class 15 6-Nov Wed
Class 16 11-Nov Mon
Class 17 13-Nov Wed
Class 18 18-Nov Mon
Class 19 20-Nov Wed
Class 20 25-Nov Mon
Class 21 27-Nov Wed
Class 22 2-Dec Mon
Class 23 4-Dec Wed
Class 24 9-Dec Mon
Class 25 11-Dec Wed
Class 26 16-Dec Mon
Class 27 18-Dec Wed
Class 28 23-Dec Mon
Class 29 6-Jan Mon
Class 30 8-Jan Wed

Draft Weekly Schedule for Fall

Warning - this is likely to change. See Class 28-30

Class 1 - Skills Class 1

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Class 2 - Skills Class 2

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Class 3

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Class 4

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Class 5

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Class 6

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Class 7

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Class 8

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Class 9

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Class 10

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Class 11

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Class 12

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Class 13

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Class 14

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Class 15

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Class 16

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Class 17

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Class 18

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Class 19

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Class 20

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Class 21

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Class 22

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Class 23

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Class 24

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Class 25

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Class 26

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Class 27

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Class 28

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Class 29

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Class 30

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HW for the future!

Follow your holiday homework plan.

Weekly Schedule for Spring

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

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Class 2 - Skills Class 2

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Class 3

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Class 4

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Class 5

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Class 6

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Class 7 (06 May: Catch up with TT group)

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Combined with class 6. See class 6

Class 8

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Class 9

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Class 10

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Class 11

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Class 12

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Class 13

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Class 14

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Class 15

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Class 16

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Class 17

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Class 18

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Class 19

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Class 20

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Class 21

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Class 22

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Class 23

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GRoup A and B finish presentations

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Class 24

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Class 25

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Class 26

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Class 27

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HW for the future!

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Class 28-30

Throughout the term we'll move classes around for lectures and exams. These classes will be assigned later.