ESL521 - Fall 2006

Green Sheet

Instructor: Mary Ann Sanidad

Office: SS 104

Office Hours: MW 10:40-12:30; TTH 11:40-12:40, or by appointment

Phone: 846-4945


Books and Supplies:

Interactions Access:Listening/Speaking, 4th edition, by Emily Austin Thrush

Binder paper/pen

Overview and Objectives:

In ESL 521, students will listen to conversations and practice speaking on many different topics. They will learn to listen to general and specific information and learn English rhythm and intonation. They will participate in interviews, half ­group discussions, oral presentations, conversation group practice and listen to audiotapes.


Advisory: Students in this class have passed ESL 510B or they have taken the placement test and were placed in this level. This is a graded class, A-F. To pass the class, students must do the following:

. Attend class regularly and participate;

. Spend one hour per week in the ESL computer lab;

. Spend one hour per week in conversation group;

. Receive a 70% average on all assignments (oral presentations, quizzes,tests);

. Complete all assignments and tests, including the final exam.

*Note: Students must be present on all presentation and test days. Make-ups will only be given in an emergency. If you are absent, please call or email the teacher. Also, call a classmate to ask for the class work and homework.

10% 90-100 A
Extra Hour
10% 80-89 B
Conversation Group
15% 70- 79 C
25% 60-69 D
Presentations (2)
30%  59  F
Final Exam
*Half-group talks will be averaged and will count as one oral presentation.


Please note that you may be dropped from this class after 4 absences and receive no credit. Also, please arrive on time. If you are going to be absent, call the teacher and leave a message or email. Call another student to ask for the homework. Also, turn off your cell phones and beepers in class.


ESL 521 meets Monday-Thursday, 9:25, except on Thursday, November 23           (Thanksgiving).                        

Final Exam Schedule:

The last day of class is Thursday, December  14, 2006.  The final exam will be Tuesday, December 19, 8:00-10:00.  There will also be a final oral interview that will take place in the teacher’s office.

*ADA Accommodation Statement

"Students requiring special services or arrangements because of hearing, visual, or other disability should contact their instructor, counselor, or the Disabled Student Services Office."

*Student Honesty Policy Reference Statement

"Students are expected to exercise academic honesty and integrity. Violations such as cheating and plagiarism will result in disciplinary action which may include recommendation for dismissal."



Last updated on June 15, 2006

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