CULTURAL IMMERSION & VACATION ENGLISH PROGRAM COURSE SYLLABUS
SESSION I, JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2012

COURSE SCHEDULE
Course Time: Monday/Wednesday 9:15 am - 12:15 pm, Tuesday/Thursday 9:45 am – 12:45 pm
Course Location: Benildus Hall, Room 105

INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION
Instructor: Lydia Sydney Shatkin Email: lydiashatkin@aol.com

TEXTBOOKS AND MATERIALS
  • You are required to bring to class: The Touchstone Full Contact 2 textbook, a notebook, writing paper, and a pen or a pencil.

COURSE POLICIES
  • Attendance: You must attend class 100% of the time! It is not acceptable to arrive late. Lateness shows disrespect for me and your classmates. PARTICIPATION IN CLASS WILL HELP YOU LEARN.
  • Electronic Devices: Please turn off your cell phones, iPods, and other personal communication or entertainment devices during class. COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM ARE FOR CLASSWORK ONLY.
  • Emergency Class Cancellation: If the weather is severe, you should check the local news station to find out if classes will be cancelled. If the university is open, you must attend class.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Develop and strengthen reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills
  • Use creative conversation strategies for more natural, fluid communication
  • Build, organize, and use new vocabulary
  • Understand pronunciation and intonation to speak more naturally
  • Express yourself using authentic language
  • Distinguish between formal and informal language
  • Engage in experiential learning
  • Communicate, connect, collaborate, and create in English!

COURSE SCHEDULE
Theme 1: Getting to Know Ourselves and Others
Theme 2: Identity, Media, and Effective Communication
Theme 3: Talking about our Past and our Future