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Community Language Program Teachers College, Columbia University

Level: Advanced 1 (A1) Spring 2014 (February 10 April 24) Instructors: Caitlyn Alley Pea (caa2151@tc.columbia.edu) Gabby Wu (yw2545@tc.columbia.edu) Class Time & Dates: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Mon, Wed, Thurs Feb.10 - April 24 CEP Office Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Tue, Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Feb. 10 - April 24) Location: TBD About the CEP
The Community Language Program (CLP) 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 and foreign language instruction to adult learners of diverse nationalities and backgrounds. In addition, the 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 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 effective teaching might take place. Additionally, assessment and program evaluation play a major part in our program as well. Thus, we encourage observation and classroom research and want people to use it as a tool for learning.

About This Class Course Goals


The goal of the course is to help students improve their understanding of, and skills in, English language usage. As English learners at the Community English Program (CEP), students will have ample opportunity to employ all language skills and reect on their communicative competence while working in a supportive learning environment.

Course Objectives
Students will be able to (SWBAT): Develop oral skills through classroom interactions (pair-work, discussion, activities) Produce meaningful, accurate and appropriate speech Increase vocabulary in and outside classroom Use grammar structures in speaking and writing and construct complex sentences Recognize correct grammatical form and their meaning and appropriateness in use Listen to monologues/dialogues for understanding and critical analysis

Read texts for understanding and interpretation; Infer meanings of words from context Write summaries and short essays with proper content, organization and language.

Course Materials
Textbook and Workbook: Dimitrova-Galaczi, E. & Galaczi A. (2003). In Charge 1, Second Edition (Textbook) Dimitrova-Galaczi, E. & Galaczi A. (2003). In Charge 1, Second Edition (Workbook)

Grading
Unit tests: 1, 2, 3: each 15% (total 45%) Final test: 30% Participation: 10% Homework Assignments: 15%

Grading Scale
Grade A +/B +/C +/Fail/Repeat W Results Excellent Good Satisfactory (pass) Poor % of Possible Points A+ 97 100% B+ 87 89% A 94 96% B 84 86% C 74 76% A- 90 93% B- 80 83% C- 70 73%

C+ 77 79% 69% or below

Withdrawal (With the permission of both the teacher and the Assistant Director, the student withdrew from the course due to extenuating circumstances)

Course Policies
Attendance In order to successfully complete this class, a maximum of five absences is acceptable in order to move on to the next level. Arrival Time Classes will begin at 7:00 and end at 9:00 on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Classes on Monday will start at 7:10. Please arrive within 15 minutes of the start of class, otherwise it will be considered a tardy. Class Participation Requirements Students will Participate in classroom activities. Contribute in class and group activities. Bring the required books and materials to each class. Have self-control and be polite to fellow classmates (students will display good listening behavior and keep personal conversations to a minimum). Avoid using their native language to translate. Avoid using cellphones (turn the phone to vibrate or to silent) and computers.

Course Schedule
Date February 10 February 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 24 February 26 February 27 March 3, 5, 6, 10, 12 March 13 March 17, 19, 20 March 24, 26, 27, 31 April 2, 3 April 7 April 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 21 April 23 April 24 Introduction Unit 1 Food for Thought Unit 1 Review & Test Unit 2 Memorable Moments Unit 2 Review & Test Spring Break -- No Classes!! Unit 3 The Future of Film Unit 3 Review & Test Unit 4 I Beg to Differ Unit 4 Review & Final Exam Last Day of Class! Theme

* Important Dates Feb. 17 Last Day for refunds Mar. 16 - 23 Spring Break (No CEP classes) April 23 Final Exam April 24 Last Day of Class