Dec 04

AW Final Exam, Part 1

Business Writing Final Exam:

For the final exam you will write 3 documents: a memo, an e-mail, and a cover letter. All of the messages will be sent to sangji@campigotto.com and after scenario 1 and 2 I will e-mail you back with details about what to do next. For all three scenarios you should invent any details you require. Try to use the specific phrases from the textbook that fit the types of e-mails you are writing and the messages you need to convey.

 

Scenario 1: memo

You work as a sales manager for KT Telecom. Your company has just increased the monthly charge for all customers by 7.5%, but has also reduced the cost of international calls by 35%. This change will come into effect January 1st 2020. You need to inform your sales representatives of this change so they can tell customers. Write a memo to your sales team informing them of this change.

 

Dec 04

Memo Writing

HERE is the information about how to write a memo. This includes examples and the handouts.

Dec 02

Basic Writing Final Exam Notes

For your final exam, I will give you 5 possible topics. You need to choose one, and write a paragraph. There is one opinion topic, one causes topic, one effects topic, and two comparison topics

Criteria à Form (Topic sentence, support, concluding sentences)        à Content (do you have enough support? Quality of support?)        à Style (grammar, sentence structure, use of phrases, etc.)

Unit 6 à Opinion paragraphs, Unit 10 à Comparison paragraphs Unit 11 à Cause / effects paragraphs

Nov 27

Cover Letter Handout

HERE is the handout on writing coverletters

Nov 25

Final Exam Schedule

HERE is the schedule for all Speaking Test Final Exams

Oct 25

PBC Test 2 Groups and Times

Speaking time will be 5 minutes again based on Ch. 3-4?? ??1?? ??

Oct 02

Fall 2019 BC Review

Starting and ending conversations Different phrases/ways to start and end conversations Giving excuses, complimenting the person, offering future conversations Nice to see you vs. nice to meet you (1st time only)

Follow-up questions

  • Questions we ask to keep our partner talking, to get more information, etc.

I will give you part of a conversation, you will need to write follow-up questions

A: How many people in your family           B) There are five of us

  1. A) Do you have brothers or sisters? What do your parents do? What does your family do together?

Question words

I will give you the answers. You need to write the questions.

  1. ________________________________? My hometown is Seoul. 2. ________________________________? I wake up at 6am 3. ________________________________? We eat out three times a week.

What kind of movies do you like? Romance, action, horror, etc. (genre) What movie do you like? (movie name)

What is your father like? (personality) What does your father like? (thing/interest/hobby) What does your father look like? (physical description)

Describing people          (unit 9) On the test I will give/show you a picture of a person, you need to describe them. à page 58, 59

He is _______________________   He has ______________________
Past vs. present perfect   (unit 10)

Simple past à You know when something happened / the situation Present perfect à You don’t know when something happened              à To ask if someone has ever done something Have you ever seen an elephant? Have you seen a movie?

I ______________ a movie last night. I ________________ sushi before.
 

For / since, (p.67) Already / yet  (Unit 10) For à amount of time / measurement of time / quantity / (hours/minutes/days/years/seconds/etc. ) Since à a point in time / a starting time/

Already à Something you have done Yet à Something you haven’t done, but plan to do

Combining sentences      (Unit 11) (page 73) You need to make the sentences into one sentence

If I give you three, four, five sentences, it doesn’t matter, make it one. You can use ‘and’ as well as ‘but’ in a sentence, but you can’t use either one more than once.

My hometown is small. It is pretty. It is a little boring.
 

 

 

 

Can vs. should              (unit 11) Shouldn’t miss = should go/see/do/eat

On the test I will give you a situation, you need to give me suggestions.

 

I am visiting Seoul this weekend, what should I do.

  1. You should go to Lotte World. 2, You shouldn’t miss going to Hongdae 3. You can’t swim in the Han River. 4. _______________________________________ 5. ________________________________________

 

 

Sep 27

Speaking Test 1 Groups & Times

Group

Sep 03

Fall 2019 Schedule

Week Units
1 Intro, speed-dating
2 2, 3, Describing people plan
3 5, 6,
4 7, 8, bizarre food
5 9, 10, (health & sickness and giving advice)
6 11, 12 (comparisons, ff?)
7 13, 14
8 17, 18
9 19, 20
10 21, 22
11 23, 24
12 25, 26
13 27, 28
   
   

 

Sep 01

Textbook

This semester we’ll use THIS textbook. You can download it HERE

Aug 29

Widgets Textbook

You can find the textbook for the course here

Aug 22

Advanced Writing (Business Writing) Syllabus

Advanced Writing (Business Writing) 

 (Fall 2019)

 

I.   Professor Information                                             

                                                                                                          Office Hours

Professor: Kevin Campigotto

Office: Da-san-goan 512

Office phone:  033-730-0237

E-mail: sangji@campigotto.com                                                      Other times by request

Website: sangji.campigotto.com

 

 

 

Course Description
The aim of this course is to equip students with the skills to be able to communicate cross-culturally in English in the workplace. As part of the course students will learn how to write a variety of business emails and letters, as well as other formal and informal types of business communication, such as memos and applications. Cultural differences that may be present in communication will also be analyzed.

 

 

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, students will have the necessary skills to produce a range of clearly and appropriately worded business communications.

 

Course Requirements

Textbook:

1 large notebook to take notes and for in-class exercises

  • Pen/Pencil / Dictionary / Notebook / A4 Report pad / Folder for writing
  • Bring TEXT BOOK, NOTE BOOK AND PEN/PENCIL, to EVERY

 

  1. Grading System

Homework                                   40%

Free-Writing Journal                    10%

Participation                                 10%

Midterm exam                              20%

Final exam                                    20%

* Turn in 5 English Café slips for 1 percent added onto your grade.

 

Class Policies:

  1. Class attendance is mandatory.  You are allowed 3 unexcused absencesFour unexcused absences will earn you a failing gradePlease be on time and come to every class.
  2. Cell phones must be turned off or set on silent mode, AND PUT AWAY.  NO TEXTING IN CLASS!
  3. There will be writing homework every week. Homework turned in late will not receive full marks.
  4. Plagiarism of any kind on any writing assignment will not be tolerated and will result in a zero.
  5. This is a writing class, but it is very important only one person speaks at a time. Please do not speak when I am explaining something or when your classmates are speaking. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.
  6. Cheating during the examination will not be tolerated.  The student concerned shall be dealt with accordingly.
  7. This is an English class. Please try to ONLY speak English, especially when doing group work. If you speak to each other in Korean, you won’t be practicing your English properly.

 

Format:  Generally, I will begin classes with a very short lecture and discussion explaining the topic and the writing form we will be practicing.  I will try to keep my lecturing as limited as possible but it is very important that you take notes on the writing form and ask any questions you have. The less I speak and the more you speak the better so please come prepared to participate and speak.  I hope to make this class fun for you, so come to class with an open mind and a willingness to learn.

 

Final Thought:

I will make minor changes to the course if I feel that they will give you more opportunity to enhance your English abilities. The more you bring to this course, the more you will get out of it. I would much rather you try your best and make mistakes than be shy and stay silent. No one is perfect so I expect you to be respectful and supportive of your classmates at all times. Please, if you have any questions or concerns see me after class or during my office hours. It is best to contact me via e-mail.

 

Aug 19

Basic Writing Fall 2019 Homework Schedule

Basic Writing Fall 2019 Homework Schedule

Week Homework
1 Self Intro
2 Corrections
4 Write 5 topic sentences
(link to topics on website)
5

6

Corrections

Write a descriptive paragraph about your favorite place

7 corrections
 8  Write a paragraph about an important person
10 Write a persuasive paragraph about a trend or an opinion paragraph about a controversial topic
11 Corrections
12 Write a cause or effect paragraph
13 Corrections
14 Write a compare/contrast paragraph
15 Corrections

 

Aug 19

B.C. Majors Rough Plan (Fall)

Wk. Unit  / Topic Homework
(grammar in back of text)
Convo. Strat.
1 Class introductions, find someone who, speed dating
2 Unit 1 – Where are you from?
+ Speed Dating
Unit 9 Hello & goodbye
3 Chuseok
4 Unit 9 – Describing People Unit 10 Follow-up questions
5  Unit 10 – Have you ever…  Unit 11  Rejoinders
6 Unit 11 – Describing places
7 Review
8 Midterm exam (written)  Unit 12
9 Unit 12  – Health and Sickness Unit 13
10 Unit 13 – May I take your order Unit 14
11 Bizarre food Korea + another food related activity
12 Unit 14 – Superlatives / Geography Unit 15
13 Unit 15  – Future Unit 16
14 Unit 16 – Describing changes
15 Review
16 Final Exam

Aug 15

B.C. Rough Plan (Fall)

Wk. Unit  / Topic Homework
(grammar in back of text)
Convo. Strat.
1 Class introductions, find someone who, speed dating
2 Unit 1 – Where are you from?
+ Speed Dating
Unit 9 Hello & goodbye
3 Unit 9 – Describing People Unit 10 Follow-up questions
4 Unit 10 – Have you ever… Unit 11 Rejoinders
5  Unit 11 – Describing places  Unit 12
6 Supplementary Activity
/ Review (Wed Class)
7 Review / Hangul Day (Wed. Class)
8 Midterm exam (written)
9 Unit 12  – Health and Sickness Unit 13
10 Unit 13 – May I take your order Unit 14
11 Bizarre food Korea + another food related activity
12 Unit 14 – Superlatives / Geography Unit 15
13 Unit 15  – Future Unit 16
14 Unit 16 – Describing changes
15 Review
16 Final Exam

Dec 03

OM Product Proposal Forms, 2018

Here are the product proposal forms from the fall 2018 Widgets class

 

OM PPFs

For some reason the photocopier decided to separate Youn Ji’s so hers is below.

PPFs 2

 

 

Oct 01

Possible topics for Opinion Writing

Here are some possible topics for your paragraph: Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Product Proposal Form & Stage 2 Employee Evaluation Form

Print the Product Proposal Form HERE (PDF) or HERE (doc)

Print the Stage 2 Self Evaluation form HERE

Sep 13

Don’t say ‘Very’ (Make your Writing More Interesting

1 - i2z3r7A 2 - exUudgI

Sep 03

Questions Words

Who?  What? Where? When? Why? How?  Asking for information:

 

  • ·         To ask for information, begin with a question word.  The rest of the sentence has the same structure as a yes/no question:  Who is your friend?  Whom does he love?
  • ·         When asking for additional information about a noun, place the noun after the question word.  The rest of the sentence is like a yes/no question:  How many shoes do you own?
    • o   Yes/no questions are questions are statements that can be turned into a question:
      • §  I can scream loudly -> Can I scream loudly?
      • §  The WH words are adverbs of various forms. (there are exceptions)

 

 

 

Question word

 

Asking for……

 

Example

 

Who

 

A person, subject of a verb

 

Who is that boy?

 

Whose

A person, the owner of the subject of the verb  

Whose money is on the table?

 

What

 

A person, subject of a verb

 

What is on sale today?

 

Which

A person or thing, one of a few choices for the subject  

Which movie did you want to see?

What

 

A person or thing, to refine the subject of a verb What color is your backpack?
What kind of

 

An adjective, to describe the subject of a verb What kind of food do you want?
Where

 

A place Where did you go?
When

 

A time When will he finally get married?
Why

 

A reason Why did they leave so soon?
How

 

A way or manner of doing something How did you lose your hat?
How many

 

A number How many friends do you have?

 

Sep 02

Stage 1 Employee Evaluation Form

Here is the employee evaluation form for Stage 1. Fill this out and e-mail it to me at sangji@campigotto.com

 

Employee Evaluation Form – Stage 1 (PDF)

Employee Evaluation Form – Stage 1 (WORD)

Aug 29

BC (Majors) Syllabus

Basic English Conversation  (majors)

 (Fall Semester 2019)

 

I.   Professor Information                                             

                                                                                                          Office Hours

Professor: Kevin Campigotto

Office: Da-san-goan 512

Office phone:  033-730-0237

E-mail: sangji@campigotto.com                                                      Other times by request

Website: sangji.campigotto.com

 

 

 

 

 

Course Description

This course is designed to improve your speaking skills and familiarity with conversational English you may need in your daily life.  It focuses on building your ability to express yourself in English in various practical situations.

 

Course Objectives

As a consequence of taking this course, the student should accomplish the following objective:

  • Increase your confidence and improve your ability to communicate in English.
  • Learn new phrases and expressions and improve pronunciation.
  • Improve your ability to communicate in English in various social settings.

 

Course Requirements

Textbooks:       Interchange 1Jack C. Richards–Student Book;

                            1 large notebook to take notes and for in-class exercises.

  • Pen/Pencil / Dictionary / Notebook / A4 Report pad / Folder for writing
  • Bring TEXT BOOK, NOTE BOOK AND PEN/PENCIL, to EVERY

 

Grading System
September Chat              5%
Attendance                      10%
Homework                       15%
In Class Participation       20%
Midterm exam                  25%
Final exam                       25%
* Turn in 5 English Café slips for 1 percent added onto your grade.

 

 Class Policies:

  1. Class attendance is mandatory.  You are allowed 3 unexcused absencesFour unexcused absences will earn you a failing gradePlease be on time and come to every class.
  2. Cell phones must be turned off or set on silent mode, AND PUT AWAY. NO TEXTING IN CLASS!
  3. There will be writing homework every week. Homework turned in late will not receive full marks.
  4. Plagiarism of any kind on any writing assignment will not be tolerated and will result in a zero.
  5. This is a speaking class, but it is very important only one person speaks at a time. Please do not speak when I am explaining something or when your classmates are speaking.
  6. Cheating during the examination will not be tolerated.  The student concerned shall be dealt with accordingly.
  7. This is an English Conversation class. Please try to ONLY speak English, especially when doing group work. If you speak to each other in Korean, you won’t be practicing your English properly.

 

Format:  In the first half of each class we will discuss what students wrote for homework and use the textbook. During this time, I will teach conversational strategies. The second hour every week will be pure speaking. Students will speak to their classmates in a speed dating style rotation. At these times students should be speaking English only, and practice using the conversation strategies discussed in the first half of each class.

 

I will make minor changes to the course if I feel that they will give you more opportunity to enhance your English abilities. The more you bring to this course, the more you will get out of it. I would much rather you try your best and make mistakes than be shy and stay silent. No one is perfect so I expect you to be respectful and supportive of your classmates at all times. Please, if you have any questions or concerns see me after class or during my office hours. It is best to contact me via e-mail.

 

Final Thought: This is a conversation class and as such requires that students speak. If you do not want to speak English please do not take this class. If you want to sit at the back of the class and not participate, you will fail this class. If you want to speak Korean, use your cell phone, do the activities quickly and badly so that you can sit and stare at your partner and be bored, please do not take this course. The course is as interesting as you make it and having students who don’t want to speak makes it painful for everyone.

Aug 27

Practical English Homework Schedule

Wk Date H/W Due
(page)
4 Sept 20 19. 20
5 Sept 27 27,28
7 Oct 11 35, 36
8 Oct 18 43, 44
9 Oct 25 51, 52
12 Nov 15 59, 60
13 Nov 22 67, 68
14 Nov 29 75, 76

 

Aug 26

Common Errors

Common Errors

These are some of the most common errors

Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Widgets Syllabus

Business Skills

(Fall  2019)

 

I.   Professor Information                                             

                                                                                                          Office Hours

Professor: Kevin Campigotto

Office: Da-san-goan 512

Office phone:  033-730-0237

E-mail: sangji@campigotto.com                                         Other times by request

Website: sangji.campigotto.com

 

 

 Course Description

The course’s focus is on creating a believable, “real-life” English-speaking environment in the classroom. Students imagine that they are new employees at an exciting international company, Widgets Incorporated, where they must work together in small groups to perform various practical, yet fun, tasks. In this way, every classroom activity is realistically connected. All conversations, discussions, presentations, videos, interviews, role-plays have an authentic purpose.

 

Course Objectives

As a consequence of taking this course, the student should accomplish the following objective:

  • Simulate a realistic English-speaking context for EFL students.
  • Have students work as teams and complete tasks using ONLY English

 

Course Requirements 

  • Widgets 2 By Marcos Benevides and Chris Valvona (Provided by instructor)
  • 1 large notebook to take notes and for in-class exercises
  • Pen/Pencil / Dictionary / Notebook / A4 Report pad
  • Bring TEXT BOOK, NOTE BOOK AND PEN/PENCIL, to EVERY

 

  1. Grading System

Stage 2-6                                                  15% for each stage         (group mark)
Project Manager                                       10%                                (individual mark)
Final Interview + Portfolio                        15%

* Turn in 5 English Café slips for 1 percent added onto your grade.

 

VI. Course Outline: This is a rough guide to what we will be looking at each week. Due to holidays and other factors, not every section of the class will follow this schedule exactly.

Week Stage Goal Due Book
1 1 Overview, Ice-Breakers
2 1 Teams / Departments 2-11
3 2 Chuseok EE
4 2 About R&D 12-17
5 2 Brainstorming 3 produce Ideas 18-25
6 GaeChunJeol PPF + EE
7 3 SWOT Analysis 26-31
8 3 Evaluating Ideas, Choose the best, design it, prepare poster 32-37
9 3 Poster Presentations
10 4 About Market Research EE 40-47
11 4 Analyze data, prepare presentation,
Visual Section of “Speaking of Speech”
48-53
12 4 Market Research Presentations
13 5 Marketing Ideas EE 56-62
14 5 Plan & Rehearse 62-69
15 5 Infomercial Presentations
15 6 Write a Resume 75-79
16 6 Final Interviews

VII. Class Policies:

  1. Class attendance is mandatory.  You are allowed 3 unexcused absencesFour unexcused absences will earn you a failing grade
  2. Cell phones must be turned off or set on silent mode.  NO TEXTING IN CLASS!
  3. This is a task based class and for most of it you will be working in groups. You MUST speak English if you want to get a good grade.

 

Project ManagerEach task will have one Project Manager who is essentially the boss of their team for that task. They are responsible for their team members, for completing the task, and for leading their team. 20% of the student’s grade will be determined by how well they lead their team. For example, if a group is speaking Korean, it is the Project Manager’s grade that will suffer, as well as the team’s overall grade.

Jun 01

My Schedule, Fall 2019

  Prof. Campigotto’s schedule for Fall 2019  
Time Monday Wednesday Thurs Fri
1
9:20-10:10
  AW   BC Majors
(4111)
2
10:20-11:10
AW
(4111)
3
11:20-12:10
       
4
12:20-13:10
Cafe Cafe  
5
13:20-14:10
Café

 

Cafe

  BW
(1102)
PBC
(2107)
6
14:20-15:10
 
7
15:20-16:10
BC
(2107)
BC
(2107)
Widgets
(2103)
 
8

16:20-17:10

9

17:20-18:10

       
10/11

18:20-19:55

       

Mar 12

Practical English Rough Plan

Wk Content H/W
(page)
1 Class intro, find someone who, speed dating (general)  
2 Book intro, first-day speed dating (p. 12+13), follow-up questions, 19. 20
3 Chuseok  
4 Unit 1 – All About Me 27,28
5 Unit 2 – Weekend and Neighborhoods  
6 Speaking test 1 35, 36
7 Unit 3 – Technology 43, 44
8 Unit 4 – Dating & Nightlife 51, 52
9 Unit 5 – Sofa Time  
10 Practice for the speaking test  
11 Speaking test 2 59, 60
12 Unit 6 – health & fitness 67, 68
13 Unit 7  – Holidays 75, 76
14 Unit 8 – Working  
15 Practice for the speaking test  
16 Speaking test 3  

Mar 02

Basic Writing Syllabus

Basic Writing

 (Fall  2019)

 

I.   Professor Information                                        

                                                                                                Office Hours

Professor: Kevin Campigotto

Office: Da-san-goan 512

Office phone:  033-730-0237                                                 Other times by request

E-mail: sangji@campigotto.com

Website: sangji.campigotto.com

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Course Description

This course is designed to improve your basic writing skills. Throughout the course, we will focus on different types of writing, effective organization, and the key elements of excellent writing.

 

 

 

III. Course Objectives

As a consequence of taking this course, the student should accomplish the following objectives:

 

  • Increase your confidence and improve your ability to write in English.
  • Learn the proper writing structure and tone for different types of writing.
  • Improve your ability to communicate in English in various written forms.

 

 

 

  1. IV. Course Requirements

Textbook:       Writing Paragraphs by Dorothy E. Zemach & Carlos Islam

  • 1 large notebook to take notes and for in-class exercises
  • Pen/Pencil / Dictionary / Notebook / A4 Report pad / Folder for writing
  • Bring TEXT BOOK, NOTE BOOK AND PEN/PENCIL, to EVERY

 

 

 

 

Grading System
Homework                              40%  (Assignments 30%, Corrections 10%)
Free writing Journal                10%
Participation                            10%
Midterm exam                         20%
Final exam                               20%

 

* Turn in 5 English Café slips for 1 percent added onto your grade.

 VII. Class Policies:

  1. Class attendance is mandatory.  You are allowed 3 unexcused absencesFour unexcused absences will earn you a failing gradePlease be on time and come to every class.
  2. Cell phones must be turned off or set on silent mode, AND PUT AWAY.  NO TEXTING IN CLASS!
  3. There will be writing homework every week. Homework turned in late will not receive full marks.
  4. Plagiarism of any kind on any writing assignment will not be tolerated and will result in a zero.
  5. This is a writing class, but it is very important only one person speaks at a time. Please do not speak when I am explaining something or when your classmates are speaking. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.
  6. Cheating during the examination will not be tolerated.  The student concerned shall be dealt with accordingly.
  7. This is an English class. Please try to ONLY speak English, especially when doing group work. If you speak to each other in Korean, you won’t be practicing your English properly.

 

Format:  Generally, I will begin classes with a very short lecture and discussion explaining the topic and the writing form we will be practicing.  I will try to keep my lecturing as limited as possible but it is very important that you take notes on the writing form and ask any questions you have. The less I speak and the more you speak the better so please come prepared to participate and speak.  I hope to make this class fun for you, so come to class with an open mind and a willingness to learn.

 

Final Thought:

 

I will make minor changes to the course if I feel that they will give you more opportunity to enhance your English abilities. The more you bring to this course, the more you will get out of it. I would much rather you try your best and make mistakes than be shy and stay silent. No one is perfect so I expect you to be respectful and supportive of your classmates at all times. Please, if you have any questions or concerns see me after class or during my office hours. It is best to contact me via e-mail.

 

Feb 28

Practical English Syllabus

Practical English Conversation
 (Fall2019) 

 

I.   Professor Information                                        

                                                                                                Office Hours

Professor: Kevin Campigotto

Office: Da-san-goan 512

Office phone:  033-730-0237

E-mail: sangji@campigotto.com                                             Other times by request

Website: sangji.campigotto.com

 

 


Course Description

This course is designed to improve your speaking skills and familiarity with conversational English you may need in your daily life.  It focuses on building your ability to express yourself in English in various practical situations. Classes will consist almost entirely of conversational speaking.

 

Course Objectives

As a consequence of taking this course, the student should accomplish the following objective:

  • Increase your confidence and improve your ability to communicate in English.
  • Learn new phrases and expressions and improve pronunciation.
  • Improve your ability to communicate in English in various social settings.

 

Course Requirements

Textbooks:       Jazz English 2Gunther Breaux–Student Book;

                         1 large notebook to take notes and for in-class exercises.

  • Pen/Pencil / Dictionary / Notebook / A4 Report pad / Folder for writing
  • Bring TEXT BOOK, NOTE BOOK AND PEN/PENCIL, to EVERY

 

Grading System

Attendance                                  10%

In Class Participation                   20%

Homework                                   10%

1st Speaking Test                       20%

2nd Speaking Test                       20%

Final Speaking Test                      20%

* Turn in 5 English Café slips for 1 percent added onto your grade. 

 

Class Policies:

  1. Class attendance is mandatory.  You are allowed 3 unexcused absencesFour unexcused absences will earn you a failing gradePlease be on time and come to every class.
  2. Cell phones must be turned off or set on silent mode, AND PUT AWAY. NO TEXTING IN CLASS!
  3. There will be writing homework every week. Homework turned in late will not receive full marks.
  4. Plagiarism of any kind on any writing assignment will not be tolerated and will result in a zero.
  5. This is a speaking class, but it is very important only one person speaks at a time. Please do not speak when I am explaining something or when your classmates are speaking.
  6. Cheating during the examination will not be tolerated.  The student concerned shall be dealt with accordingly.
  7. This is an English Conversation class. Please try to ONLY speak English, especially when doing group work. If you speak to each other in Korean, you won’t be practicing your English properly.

Format: 

In the first half of each class we will discuss what students wrote for homework and use the textbook. During this time, I will teach conversational strategies. The second hour every week will be pure speaking. Students will speak to their classmates in a speed dating style rotation. At these times students should be speaking English only, and practice using the conversation strategies discussed in the first half of each class. 

I will make minor changes to the course if I feel that they will give you more opportunity to enhance your English abilities. The more you bring to this course, the more you will get out of it. I would much rather you try your best and make mistakes than be shy and stay silent. No one is perfect so I expect you to be respectful and supportive of your classmates at all times. Please, if you have any questions or concerns see me after class or during my office hours. It is best to contact me via e-mail.

Final Thought:

This is a conversation class and as such requires that students speak. If you do not want to speak English please do not take this class. If you want to sit at the back of the class and not participate, you will fail this class. If you want to speak Korean, use your cell phone, do the activities quickly and badly so that you can sit and stare at your partner and be bored, please do not take this course. The course is as interesting as you make it and having students who don’t want to speak makes it painful for everyone.

Aug 27

How to Write an E-mail Activity

Here  is a good activity that shows how to write a proper e-mail

Aug 27

Corrections Example

When you send me back your corrections, this is what it should look like:

 

 

corrections

May 10

Opinion / Persuasive Paragraph Topics

Here are some possible topics for your paragraph:

Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Basic Conversation Syllabus

Basic English Conversation

 (Fall Semester 2019)

 

I.   Professor Information                                             

                                                                                                          Office Hours

Professor: Kevin Campigotto

Office: Da-san-goan 512

Office phone:  033-730-0237

E-mail: sangji@campigotto.com                                                      Other times by request

Website: sangji.campigotto.com

 

 

 

 

Course Description

This course is designed to improve your speaking skills and familiarity with conversational English you may need in your daily life.  It focuses on building your ability to express yourself in English in various practical situations.

 

Course Objectives

As a consequence of taking this course, the student should accomplish the following objective:

 

  • Increase your confidence and improve your ability to communicate in English.
  • Learn new phrases and expressions and improve pronunciation.
  • Improve your ability to communicate in English in various social settings.

 

Course Requirements

Textbooks:       Interchange 1Jack C. Richards–Student Book;

                            1 large notebook to take notes and for in-class exercises.

  • Pen/Pencil / Dictionary / Notebook / A4 Report pad / Folder for writing
  • Bring TEXT BOOK, NOTE BOOK AND PEN/PENCIL, to EVERY
  • Students MUST create a Memrise account and use the website or app on a weekly basis

 

Grading System

Attendance                                  10%
Homework                                   15%
In Class Participation                   25%
Midterm exam                              25%
Final exam                                    25%

 

* Turn in 5 English Café slips for 1 percent added onto your grade.

 

 

Class Policies:

  1. Class attendance is mandatory.  You are allowed 3 unexcused absencesFour unexcused absences will earn you a failing gradePlease be on time and come to every class.
  2. Cell phones must be turned off or set on silent mode, AND PUT AWAY. NO TEXTING IN CLASS!
  3. There will be writing homework every week. Homework turned in late will not receive full marks.
  4. Plagiarism of any kind on any writing assignment will not be tolerated and will result in a zero.
  5. This is a speaking class, but it is very important only one person speaks at a time. Please do not speak when I am explaining something or when your classmates are speaking.
  6. Cheating during the examination will not be tolerated.  The student concerned shall be dealt with accordingly.
  7. This is an English Conversation class. Please try to ONLY speak English, especially when doing group work. If you speak to each other in Korean, you won’t be practicing your English properly.

 

Format:  In the first half of each class we will discuss what students wrote for homework and use the textbook. During this time, I will teach conversational strategies. The second hour every week will be pure speaking. Students will speak to their classmates in a speed dating style rotation. At these times students should be speaking English only, and practice using the conversation strategies discussed in the first half of each class.

 

I will make minor changes to the course if I feel that they will give you more opportunity to enhance your English abilities. The more you bring to this course, the more you will get out of it. I would much rather you try your best and make mistakes than be shy and stay silent. No one is perfect so I expect you to be respectful and supportive of your classmates at all times. Please, if you have any questions or concerns see me after class or during my office hours. It is best to contact me via e-mail.

 

Final Thought: This is a conversation class and as such requires that students speak. If you do not want to speak English please do not take this class. If you want to sit at the back of the class and not participate, you will fail this class. If you want to speak Korean, use your cell phone, do the activities quickly and badly so that you can sit and stare at your partner and be bored, please do not take this course. The course is as interesting as you make it and having students who don’t want to speak makes it painful for everyone.

Feb 15

What is an ‘A’ Student

Criteria of Students Grades

 

An     ‘A’ student

– Never misses a class and is never late, always has their textbook

– Speaks only English in class

– Always does their homework and does well on tests

– Never uses their smart phone, checks their smart phone, texts, etc.

– Does not need to be told to keep speaking after they complete an assignment, continues speaking English with their partner/group after they are ‘done’ what I assigned them to do

– Starts doing the assignment as soon as I tell them to begin, does not wait for me to tell the individually

– Is mid-conversation when I come by to check on them and does not stop because I am listening

– Asks questions when they don’t understand

A    ‘B’ Student

Misses some classes and is sometimes late

– Speaks mostly English but also speaks Korean during class

– Usually does their homework and is inconsistent on tests

– Goes through the assigned activity but doesn’t usually continue speaking with their group/partner after they are ‘done’

– Usually needs prompting to start speaking, but once they begin they do the activity well

– Asks a friend when they don’t understand something

 

A    ‘C’ Student

– Misses more than 3 classes, is often late

– Sleeps in class, does not have a textbook

– Does not regularly do their homework or does it just before class begins and struggles on tests

– Speaks Korean often in class, especially when they are supposed to be speaking English but I am not nearby

– Goes through the assigned speaking activity as quickly as possible and then sits in silence

– Is rarely speaking when I come by, or begins speaking as soon as I come nearby

– Needs to be told individually what to do

– Does not ask questions when they don’t understand

Nov 19

Comparison Essay Topics

HERE are the comparison essay topics

Nov 12

Descriptive Essay Topics

You can find a list of Descritpive Essay Topics HERE

Aug 15

Welcome

Welcome to the companion site for Professor Campigotto’s classes. Syllabuses and other documents will be uploaded shortly.

Mar 07

MLA Sample Page

Here is an example of how ALL homework submitted for this class should be formatted.

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