英語 Reading 1

spring, 2021

Day: Tuesday
Time: 10:40 - 12:10
Room number: A401

Syllabus

【 Textbooks 】
Select Readings Pre-Intermediate 2nd Edition (Oxford)
Tactics for the TOEIC test: Listening and Reading Test, Introductory Course (Oxford)

【 Evaluation Criteria and Method 】

S 100~90
A 89~80
B 79~70
C 69~60
D 59~50
F 49~0

Grades are decided based on the following criteria:

  1. Class participation: attendance, being active, attitude: 20%
  2. English challenges: 10% (Please see the list below on how to earn points.)
  3. TOEIC Reading test 1: 20%
  4. TOEIC Reading test 2: 20%
  5. TOEIC Reading test 3: 20%
  6. Weekly vocabulary homework: 10%

【 Absences and Late Arrivals 】

  1. 6 or more absences = no credit.
  2. Late policy:
    If you are late by 15 minutes or more = absent
    If you are late to class, I will add the time to your late record.
    Each time your late record reaches 15 minutes, you have 1 more absence.
    Example: Day 1: Late 6 minutes, Day 2: Late 3 minutes, Day 3: Late 7
    minutes. Total = 16 minutes. So, it’s 1 absent and 1 minute.
  3. If you have a school-approved absence form, your absence will be forgiven. In issues of difficult sickness or other really unavoidable circumstances, talk to me.
  4. Sleeping, using a cell phone (without my permission), or otherwise not participating in class will be counted as an absence..

【 English Challenges 】

  1. 10% of your grade will come from English challenges.
  2. At the bottom of this page, you will keep track of your progress. Jason will sign this paper as you do the challenges.
  3. Each point is worth 1%. If you get 0 points, your final grade can only be up to 90%.
  4. The points can come from the list below. You can do these from today until the last class.
    • 1 point: Read 5 social media posts from a celebrity (must be English). Write the social media report.
    • 3 points: Borrow an English book or comic from Jason. Read it and write the book report.
    • 2 points: Find bad English on a t-shirt, sign, menu, etc. Send Jason a photo and say how to fix the English.
    • ?? points: YOUR IDEA! If you have an idea, tell me. If it is nice, we can decide how many points to give.
  5. Give the paper to Jason on the last day of class or when it is full. (if you need a new paper, tell Jason)

Class handouts

Schedule

April 13th, 2021

Orientation

April 20th, 2021

SR Chapter 1: Are you getting enough sleep

April 27th, 2021

SR Chapter 2: Mika’s homestay in London

May 11th, 2021

TOEIC Unit 5

May 18th, 2021

Test 1

May 25th, 2021

SR Chapter 3: It’s not always black & white

June 1st, 2021

SR Chapter 4: Helping others

June 8th, 2021

TOEIC Unit 6

June 15th, 2021

Test 2

June 22nd, 2021

SR Chapter 5: Generation Z: Digital Natives

June 29th, 2021

SR Chapter 6: How to be a successful businessperson

July 6th, 2021

SR Chapter 7: The growth of urban farming

July 13th, 2021

TOEIC Unit 7

July 20th, 2021

Final Test

July 27th, 2021

Portfolio review, special lesson