World Word Web


Course Plan

Schedule, Winter 2013

  • 16h00 - 19h00
  • Tuesdays
  • 22 January - 30 April
  • Pav. 3200 Jean-Brillant
  • Room B-4280
  • Final Exam: April 30, Room B-3290


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Anglais 3, niveau B1.1, Winter 2013

Work and Evaluation

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Some General Notes

In this level, you are expected to move towards discussing topics of general interest (in contrast to speaking about oneself, as is common in beginning levels) and develop your ability to ask questions and to express opinions.

For vocabulary, you will need to expand your knowledge and use of descriptive adjectives and adverbs.

Also, you will need the vocabulary and structures required to compare and contrast.

In speaking exercises, you will be expected to "think on your feet," to speak spontaneously; you will not be able to rely on a prepared script.


Overview of the evaluations

  • Weekly Post on the Forum: 20%
    • see below for details
    Listening Evaluations: 20%
    • 2 @ 10% each
    • February 19th
    • April 9th
  • Midterm Exam: 20%
    • Written, 10%
    • Oral, 10%
  • Final Exam: 40%
    • Written, 20%
    • Oral, 20%

Details about the evaluations

  • Weekly Post on the Forum: 20%
    • first week, last week, and Reading Week not included
    • minimum of 10 posts in 12 weeks
    • minimum work does not get the maximum grade
    • you cannot make up for weeks missed
    • topics and tasks vary ~ see the forum for details
    • the tasks do not have a minimum word limit; instead, they are designed around the task and the time needed for completion
    • work on the forum also requires that you read posts by other students
    • the forum provides complete usage statistics, including time spent online, compilations of a users posts, topics read, etc.
    Listening Evaluations: 20%
    • these evaluations will include:
    • materials from the book
    • other materials
    • some audio that you have a chance to practice beforehand
    • some audio that you have never heard before the quiz
  • Midterm and Final Exams: 60% total
    • You can see a previous version of the midterm & final
    • You will know exactly what is on each exam beforehand
    • You can prepare thoroughly
    • You cannot use any notes or other resources during the exam
    • The oral exams will be recorded in small groups
    • A recording device will be provided