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Community English Program (CEP) Level: Intermediate 1 (I1) Teachers College, Columbia University Spring 2014 Instructors: Youngsoo

Song (ys2629@tc.columbia.edu) Jasmin Zhang (rz2278@tc.columbia.edu) Class Time and Dates: Feb. 10 April. 24 Mon, Wed, Thurs 7:00 9:00pm Location: Horace Mann 140

About the CEP The Community English (or Language) Program is a unique and integral part of the TESOL and Applied Linguistics Programs at Teachers College, Columbia University. It provides English as a second language to adult learners of diverse nationalities and backgrounds. In addition, the CEP/CLP serves as an on-site language education lab in which TESOL and Applied Linguistics faculty and students enrolled in the programs teach the courses and use the CEP/CLP as a setting for empirical inquiry. Here at Teachers College we believe that observation and classroom research are the best way to learn about how we teach and gain insights into how teaching might take place. Thus, we encourage observation and classroom research and want people to use it as a tool for learning.

Course Description Intermediate 1 is an integrated skills course that will help students improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills through a variety of individual, pair, and group activities. Activities will reflect authentic and meaningful experiences that will promote communicative skills in real world settings.

Course Goals The goal of the course is to help students develop their English proficiency by covering units 1 through 4 of the On Target 1 textbook. Students will have opportunities to employ various skills in in-class activities. To maximize students opportunities to speak in class, lessons will be taught through a communicative approach rather than lecture-style.

Course Objectives Students will be able to: a) b) c) d) Develop a broad range of skills for using the English language Increase their vocabulary usage Improve speaking and listening skills Acquire reading and writing strategies

Course Materials Purpura, J. & Pinkley, D. (2000). On Target 1, Second Edition (Textbook). Purpura, J. & Pinkley, D. (2000). On Target 1, Second Edition (Workbook). *course materials are available for purchase at the Columbia University bookstore: 2922 Broadway New York, NY (near 115th st. and Broadway)

Course Requirements Attendance Classes will begin at 7:00pm, please come to class on time! Students who miss five (5) or more classes will automatically fail the course. Students who are late for ten (10) classes cannot pass the course. Participation Please come to class prepared. Please be ready to participate in the in-class discussions and activities. Students are encouraged to avoid depending on their native language in class and maximize their English usage. Be respectful and supportive of your classmates. Unit Tests Students will take 3 unit tests throughout the course. Beginning in Week 3, students will be given a weekly unit test that will cover the previous weeks lessons. All tests will include reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar components. Final exam The final exam will be given on April 23, Wednesday and will cover all 4 units (Units 1, 2, 3, and 4).

Other Policies Smoking Smoking is NOT permitted in any building in the City University of New York system. Laptops & iPads Usage Please do not use laptops or iPads in the classroom, unless instructed. Cell Phone Usage Please do not use cell phones in the classroom (texting and talking). If you need to be contacted due to family obligations, please turn the phone to vibrate or to silent. Classroom Guests This class is intended to help students reach a higher fluency in English; so, no guests will be allowed in the classroom. Academic Ethics Please hand in your own work. This means no copying or taking other peoples work without proper attribution of the original author.

Grading Breakdown Unit tests: 15% each (45% total) Final exam: 30% Participation: 10% Homework Assignments: 15%

Excellent Good Satisfactory (pass) Poor (no pass) 97 100 A+ 87 89 B+ 77 79 C+ 69 and below Fail/Repeat 94 96 A 84 86 B 74 76 C 63 66 D 90 93 A80 83 B70 73 C60 62 D*W (Withdrawal) With the permission of both the teacher and the Assistant Director, the student withdrew from the course due to extenuating circumstances. Important Dates February 10 February 14 March 17 21 April 23 Monday Friday Monday, Wednesday Thursday Wednesday First day of CEP classes Last day for refunds and transfers Spring Break (NO CEP classes) Final Exam

CEP Office Contact Office: 46E Horace Mann Hall Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesday, Thursdays: 9:00am 9:30 pm Tuesdays, Fridays: 10:00am 4:00pm Email: clp@tc.edu Phone: 212-678-3097 (campus extension: 3097)
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Tentative Schedule Monday Week 1 Feb 10 Introduction Week 2 Feb 17 Unit 1 Week 3 Feb 24 Review Unit 1 Test Week 4 March 3 Unit 2 Week 5 March 10 Unit 2 Week 6 March 17 NO CLASS Week 7 March 24 Unit 3 Week 8 March 31 Unit 3 Week 9 April 7 Unit Test #3 Unit 4 Week 10 April 14 Unit 4 Week 11 April 21 Final Exam Review Wednesday Feb 12 Unit 1 Feb 19 Unit 1 Feb 26 Unit Test #1 Unit 2 March 5 Unit 2 March 12 Review Unit 2 Test March 19 NO CLASS March 26 Unit 3 April 2 Unit 3 April 9 Unit 4 April 16 Unit 4 April 23 Final Exam Thursday Feb 13 Unit 1 Feb 20 Unit 1 Feb 27 Unit 2 March 6 Unit 2 March 13 Unit Test #2 Unit 3 March 20 NO CLASS March 27 Unit 3 April 3 Review Unit 3 Test April 10 Unit 4 April 17 Unit 4 April 24 Last Day/Potluck