Listening, Speaking, Vocabulary 2
Julianne Papetsas Semester Course
LSV2 is a class where ESL students new to America can practice their conversational English speaking skills and their listening comprehension. LSV2 builds the students' vocabulary with words that will be practical to their schooling and their lives here in America. Phonetic work is done to help the students' pronunciation, as is a great deal of speaking to allow students to become more comfortable with expressing themselves in English. This class also focuses on the development of good note-taking skills as students listen to academic lectures on a variety of topics. At the conclusion of the course, students typically feel more comfortable in the American culture and education system, having used this valuable semester to reconcile the difficulties they've encountered.
-Contemporary Topics Intro(provided)
- listening comprehension
- casual speaking and discussion
- acclimation to American culture
- students must come to class everyday prepared with books
- frequent absences are inexcusable
- polite, respectful and attentive attitude expected toward teacher and peers
- all home-work and class-work assignments must be completed to best of ability
- participation is a MUST!
- no cheating
Quizzes:Most of the semester's grade will be based on unit quizzes that test listening comprehension, note-taking ability, and vocabulary. No make-ups. The lowest grade will be dropped at the end of the semester.
Homework, Participation, and Daily Preparation:Failure to fulfill these requirements will be a detriment to the final grade. Exceptional fulfillment will serve as a bonus.
Final Exam:Contains a listening comprehension component and cumulative vocabulary section. Counts for two quiz grades.