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ANG1904 ~ Anglais 4, Fall 2017

Course Plan / Calendar / Class Notes / Content and Goals / Materials
 

Schedule, Fall 2017: Tuesdays, 19h00 - 16h00, 5 Sept - 12 Dec, Final Exam: Dec. 12th & 19th; B-3260  Pav. 3200 J.-Brillant

 
Please address all emails concerning this course to ang1904@worldwordweb.com  
Be sure to log in to Studium! I have been learning how to use some of the new functions there, including posting assignments. You already have a couple to try out. We will be using Studium more as the course progresses.  

homework grades

General notes on the agenda for each class

We will start with a review of the previous class. This will be your chance to ask questions about the previous material.

A grammar topic, including an explanation, discussion, and an exercise.

Work on one of the objectives from the course plan (items 1 - 4 on the list of content and goals).

A topic from the course plan, goals 5 - 17.

Pronunciation and/or fluency practice, for about 20 mins

Parts of the textbook

Small group discussions, at least 20 mins.

 

In the calendar, the numbers in parenthesis refer to the list on the page "Contents and Goals". You should check there to get links to the relevant materials. Eventually, I will add the links here as well.
One: Sept 5th Two: Sept 12th Three: Sept 19th Four: Sept 26th
Introduction      

About levels and goals

CEF - a functional approach

Grading parameters and philosophy

Course plan

Overview of the book

Introductory conversation with classmates

Listing topics of interest, goals, and problems with English

 

Grammar (18): The Verb System. Also, (19) Common Strong Verbs (there is little to say about this; you just have to learn them, so add this to your weekly study time)

School (1b): courses, homework, exams, scheduling, comparing schools here and there

A topic from the course plan, goals 5 - 17, 30 mins.

Pronunciation practice, 20 mins

Parts of the textbook, 20 mins.

Small group discussions, 20 mins.

Grammar (20): Modals

Exercise on the Verb System (this is a fillable PDF form, which you should see in your email and do before class)

Leisure (1c): movies, sports, and other leisure activities

Textbook, parts of Unit 7

Small group discussions -- Describing Things

93 Commonly Mispronounced Words (audio)

Grammar (22): Talking about the future

Studium -- We have some things to work out with it!

About your level: Simple discourse & main ideas vs complex discourse and details (examples: chromium in water and my comments on the textbook)

Talking with native speakers (2b): Places to go, things to do

A topic from the course plan, goals 5 - 17, 30 mins.

Fluency topic list vocabulary, situations, and questions

Pronunciation practice, 20 mins

Parts of the textbook, 20 mins.

Small group discussions, 20 mins.

       
Five: Oct 3rd Six: Oct 10th Seven: Oct 17th Oct 24th
    Midterm Exam, 20%

No class ~ Reading Week

Grammar (24): Subject-Verb agreement, and (26): Personal Pronouns

Talking with native speakers (2a and 2d): Directions and Getting Around

A topic from the course plan, goals 5 - 17, 30 mins.

Pronunciation practice, 20 mins

Parts of the textbook, 20 mins.

Small group discussions, 20 mins.

Grammar (28): Questions, plus a review

Pronunciation practice

Parts of the textbook

Small group discussions, 20 mins.

Review for the midterm exam

The midterm will not take up the entire period, just about 60 - 90 minutes.

 

 
 

 

   
Eight: Oct 31st Nine: Nov 7th Ten: Nov 14th Eleven: Nov 21st




 

Review of the midterm exam

Unit 8 (except section 8.5, pages 84 & 85) -- You will work on this in class, doing most of the exercises in small groups, but you have to prepare by reading through the Unit beforehand.

Grammar (21): Common Conjunctions -- You have a 5-page document to study, posted in Studium. In class, we will go over it briefly, but study it first so that you can ask questions before you have to do the assignment.

Tell something that happened to you. Time: about 2 minutes. (course plan goals 4, 5, 17)

 

 

 

Grammar (23): Adverbials of time

A topic from the course plan, goals 1 - 4, 30 mins.

A topic from the course plan, goals 5 - 17, 30 mins.

Pronunciation practice

Parts of the textbook

Small group discussions

Grammar (27): Common expressions with auxiliaries

A topic from the course plan, goals 1 - 4, 30 mins.

A topic from the course plan, goals 5 - 17, 30 mins.

Pronunciation practice, 20 mins

Parts of the textbook, 20 mins.

Small group discussions, 20 mins.

Presentations, 20%

Twelve: Nov 28th Thirteen: Dec 5th Fourteen: Dec. 12th Fifteen: Dec. 19th

Presentations, 20% (only if we need more time)

Grammar: Expressing Quantities, plus Non-count Nouns (you should study the materials for a week or two before class; you will have an exercise in class today)

Due: All homework, 20% (work will be assigned and checked during the semester, but the whole collection must be turned in today for final grading)

Final Exam, Oral, 20%

B-3260  Pav. 3200 J.-Brillant

Final Exam, Written, 20%

B-3260  Pav. 3200 J.-Brillant

 


     
 

Four: Sept 26th

Studium

  • What happens when you redo a task? What do I see? And later, do I see all of the grades (assuming they change) or just the latest?
  • How to check your sound level for recording
  • Seeing your grades and progress
  • Option of uploading files, for written assignments especially
  • Linking to readings and creating reading groups
  • Chat
  • Student view (in contrast to what I see)
  • Late work, revisions, idealism, and naivite
  • Meaning of the "grades": exceptional, very satisfactory, satisfactory, unsatisfactory, inacceptable
  • naming documents

Five: Oct 3rd

pronunciation key

what's the difference?

  • center of communication / communication center
  • all / whole

review and refinement: the modals

  • dealing with the past
  • conditionals

Studium

  • things are getting easier, i hope for you too
  • I still have some problem seeing when you have resubmitted an assignment because it already shows as "graded" and I do not see where to see the fact that it has been resubmitted. I do get a notification about that, but those are fleeting. What do you see when resubmitting an assignment, particulary an audio file?
  • I have found some value to my ability to track you in Studium, and, of course, the value relates to the teacher and administrative side of things
  • I would like to

Asking and giving directions

  • Youtube prank
  • BBC skit
  • Brain Games prank
  • Good collection of basic phrases
  • true story: center ville with Mathieu
  • problems with asking directions: guys don't need them; most people don't know them; variant modes of expression -- cardinal points, left & right, landmarks
  • compare French and English (and other) phrases (e.g., "in front of")
  • task: together, create a set of directions to wherever; afterwards, we will test out your directions and see where they get us
  • task: give directions to anywhere in Montreal that most anyone in class would know; afterwards, we will check them out

Discussion forum on Studium (or is it just a blog with comments -- hey, can't you have your own space for that?)

 

 

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