May 23

IW Conference Schedule

Name  
Kang moo yeun May 31st 1:30 Cafe  
Kang minjun June 3rd 1pm English Café  
Kang Sung Yong June 4th 1:20 My office  
Kang Jong Moon June 3rd 2pm Café  
Kim Gyurip  
Gim Damon May 28th 11:30 My office  
Kim Dong Hwan May 30 after class  
Kim Min Kyung May 28th 12:10 My office  
Kim Youngin May 30 after class  
Kim Ji Hyeok June 3rd 2:00 Café  
Kim Jihyun May 27th 1pm Café  
KIM TAE WON May 30th after class  
Yu Sue Yeon May 27th 12:30  
Ryoo Su-Hyeok  
Park DaUl May 31st during café  
Park Su Been May 27th 12:30 My office  
Park Junhee May 30th after class  
Baek Hyo Eun June 3rd 1:30 cafe  
Seo Seok Min May 30th 2:40  
??? May 27th 12:40 My office  
Ahn Woohyun May 30th 2:30  
An Ji Myeong May 30th after class  
Oh Si Hyun June 3rd during cafe cafe  
Woo ah jin May 27th 12:30 My office  
Lee DongWoo May 30th 5:30 My office  
Lee Sun Woo June 3rd 1:20 Cafe  
Lee Yeeun May 27th at 12:30 p.m.  
Lee-Yoon-Hyung  May 27th 1pm Café  
Lee Eui Jun May 27th 1pm Cafe  
Lee Jae Woo May 30th after class  
Lee Junghoon May 27 1 English Cafe  
???  
Lim Chang Hyun June 4th 1:10 My office  
Jang Yun Seok May 27th 1pm cafe  
??? May 27th 2:20 cafe  
Jung Minkyung May 27th, 12:30 My office
Jung Jin Song June 4th, 1-4 English Office  
Cho Sung Kyu May 30th 5;20 My office  
???  
Cha JiWoo May 28th 6:10 My office  
??? May 30 After class  
Ha isaac May 28th 11:30 My office

 

May 15

May 21 – Food

This week we’ll be discussing food, here are the handouts

Food – Word

Food – PDF

 

May 09

Podcast Assignment

English Podcast

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May 08

Photo Essay Examples

Here are some examples from past student photoessays:

 

Canada  This one is a good topic, the pictures are pretty good, but there are a lot of spelling and word errors.

Carnival in Venice This is a very strong example.

Color Psychology  The author here chose a strange topic that made it hard on herself. The pictures and descriptions are both weak. There isn’t that much to do with this topic.

Festivals in Seoul  This is a good topic but the pictures are very weak.

Internet Shopping  This is written as a presentation and not a photo essay. Notice the difference.

Seoul  This is a good topic, but the author copied the sentences off websites. Don’t ever copy anything in this course.

Fake World Another excellent example.

 

Ideas for Topics

10 creative ideas

 

May 08

Photo Essay Rubric

Here is the rubric for the photo essay. Remember this is your final exam so please read this carefully and ask me any questions you have.

May 08

Podcast Rubric

You can find the grading rubric for the Podcast assignment Here:

 

Rubric

May 08

Photo Essay Guide

Photo Essay

Assignment

Your final exam for the class will be to prepare a photo essay on any topic of your choice. The topic must have a clear thesis. It cannot just be an info-dump. A photo essay is a set of related pictures that tell a story and go along with the text or captions explaining what the photos are showing. Try to choose photos that express strong emotion. For this exercise you can use your own photos (recommended) or choose photos from the internet. This assignment is worth 20% of your final grade.

 Guidelines

  • Your essay must have a clear thesis
  • Your photo essay must have a title page with the title of the essay, your name, and one photo
  • Each page should contain a maximum of 2 pictures and the text that goes with them
  • Pictures may be in black and white if it serves a purpose, but should generally be in color
  • The photo essay must include 8-15 photos and 4-8 sentences for each photo.
  • Each photo should be accompanied by a mini-paragraph

Important Dates

May 19–>  You must hand in an outline which includes your name, topic, and the thesis. (Eg. Jang Yun Seok, Global Warming, Global warming has an enormous effect on people, animals and the environment)

This outline is worth 2.5% of the assignment’s grade. If its complete and handed in you get perfect.

June 2nd–> A rough version of the written essay must be handed in. I will check it, correct the grammar, give you feedback on things you can improve. Do not send me the pictures at this time.

The script is worth 2.5% of the assignment’s grade. If its complete and handed in, you get perfect

Sunday June 16–> Photo essays are due via e-mail

 

Guides:

http://www.annedarlingphotography.com/photo-essay-ideas.html

http://www.collectivelens.com/blog/creating-photo-essay

http://www.digital-photography-school.com/5-photo-essay-tips

 

Examples:

Time Magazine
Examples From Google

More examples from Google

 

 

May 03

PBC Class B Test 2 Groups

1

  1. 1:20

2.  1:00 – In the English Cafe

3. 2:20

4. Tues 4:10 – Dasan 512

5. 1:30

6.Yoneg Jae _+ Chang Hoon 1:10

7.Ji Woo + Jun Soo 2:00

8. Jae Hak + Myeong Kyun 1:40

9.Seung Jae + Dong Ho Tuesday 4pm My office Dasan 512

10. 2:10

 

Apr 25

Week 8 (April 30)

This week we’ll be describing people. You can find the handouts

Here (PDF)

 

and

 

Here (DOC)

Apr 18

PBC Class A Test 2 Groups

Seon Hwa, Lee Jun
Hyeong Woo, Ju Hyeon
Chul Jeong, Kun Ha  May 23rd (Thurs) 11 in 4111
Seung Hyuk, Jeong Woo
Hae Yeon, Jeong Won  May 16th 1pm in 2103
Sae Ryeok, Ji Hoon  Monday may 13th 1pm In the English
Seung Yeon, Young Jae  May 17th (Fri) 11:00 4111
Jae Ryeong, Jun Woo  May 22nd (Wed) 2:10pm In my office
So young, Jae Ho  May 13th 1pm in the English Cafe.
Si Jeong, Jun ho, Hyung Kwon  May 24th (Fri) 1pm 2104

 

Apr 18

Week 7 (April 23rd)

This week we’ll be talking about shopping and using demonstratives.

 

Here (doc)

and

Here (pdf)

Apr 05

Practical English Class B Test 1 Times

  • Exams are next week in this class
  • 6 minutes if you have one partner
  • You can change topics if you don’t like the question I give you.

 

Names Time
   
Yu Sung & Ji Soo 1:00
Ha Neul & Gui Beom 1:20
Ha Kyeong & Jeong Min 1:30
Kyeong Seok & Han Jae 1:40
Min Ju & Ah Hyun 1:50
Young Jae & Jun Su 2:00
Jae Hak & Dong Ho 2:10
Myoung Gyun & Hee Myeong 2:20
Chang Woo & Jung Taek 2:30
Sung Jae & Jong Ha 2:40
Choi Hoon & Jeong Ho 2:50
   

 

Apr 04

PBC Class A Test 1 Times

  • Exams are next week in this class
  • 6 minutes if you have one partner
  • You can change topics if you don’t like the question I give you.

 

Names Time
Sang Hoon & Geun Yeong 1:20
Si Jeong & Jun Woo 1:30
Seung Hyuk & Lee Jun 1:40
Seon Hwa & Hyeong Woo 1:50
So Young, Hae Yeon, Ju Hyeon 2:00
Hyung Kwon & Jae Ho 2:10
Sang Yeob & Ye Jin 2:20
Kun Ha & Jeong Woo 2:30
Chul Jeong & Jun Ho 2:40
Ji Hoon & Seung Yeon 2:50
Jeong Won & Se Rock 3:00
Young Jae & Jae Ryeong 3:10

 

 

Mar 22

Week 6 (April 16th)

This week we’ll be going more detail into time and routines. The handouts are

 

Here (doc)

and

Here (pdf)

Mar 22

Week 5 (April 9th)

This week we’ll be talking about jobs and time and what you do in your free time. You can get the handout

Here (doc)

or

Here (pdf)

Mar 21

Handout for Week 4 (April 2nd)

This week we’ll be talking about family and using my family tree to help learn the names of family members.

You can print my family tree from HERE

and the handout is

Here (Doc)

or

Here (PDF)

Mar 21

Handout for Week 3 (Mar. 26th)

This week we’ll be talking about people and places. The handout is

 

Here (Doc)

or

Here (PDF)

Mar 13

Week 2 Handout

This week we will continue getting to know each other. We will study a little bit of grammar by looking at the possessive form and the simple present. You find the handout for the class

 

Here (doc)

 

or

 

Here (pdf)

Feb 15

IW Majors Rough Plan

IW Majors Rough Plan

 

Week Unit Topic Homework
1   Introductions,
MLA, how to write an e-mail,
Write a self-introduction / What did you do during vacation
2 1 Unit 1 (intro. To paragraphs), topic sentences, brainstorming, supporting sentences, concluding sentences Corrections
3 2,3 Unit 2, 3 (5 elements of good writing), purpose, audience, clarity, unity, coherence,  (types of paragraphs) Write one of the 4 kinds of paragraphs
4 Conferences
5 3/4 Finish unit 3 if needed, Unit 4 (descriptive essays) intro, body, conclusion, outlining, Write an introduction and conclusion
6 4 Corrections
7 Review
8 Exam
9 5 Unit 5 (comparison essays) Write an introduction & body paragraph for a comparison essay
10 Conferences Corrections
11 6 Unit 6 (Cause-Effect Essays)  
12 6 Rough photo essay writing due
13 7 Unit 7 (Classification Essay)  
14 7  
15   Conferences  
16   Photo Essay Due  

 

Oct 11

IW Midterm Exam Notes

Midterm exam:
– Multiple choice questions (theses, parts of essay, hooks, and transitions)

– Making writing more descriptive (p. 48) Using adjectives, prepositions, etc.
– Writing explicit thesis from an implicit thesis

à Explicit theses name the topics of the body paragraphs
à Implicit theses don’t

I like ice cream. (implicit)
I like ice cream because it is delicious, cold, and has many flavors (explicit)

Seoul is the best city in Korea.
Seoul is the best city in Korea because of the weather, housing, and food.

* Your thesis is 1 sentence.

– Corrections (from your corrections homework)
– Collocations & associations (p.32-34, 59-60, 85-87, 109-110)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** Don’t forget to bring your free-writing journal to class next week
*** Don’t forget to print out and bring your outline to class in 2 weeks

If you are missing any homework, the deadline is the day of the midterm exam.

Don’t copy and paste anything from anywhere ever.

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?

 

Aug 29

BC Major Rough Plan

 

Wk. Unit  / Topic Homework
(grammar in back of text)
Convo Strat Culture
1 Class introductions, find someone who, speed dating  Unit 1
2 1 – Where are you from? Unit 2 Hello & goodbye Name culture
3 2 – What do you do? Unit 3 Follow-up questions Student jobs, work life in Canada
4 3 – How much are these? Unit 4 Rejoinders Shopping in Canada
5 4 – Do you play guitar? Asking for more information
6 4 – Movies / TV continued Agreeing / disagreeing Entertainment culture
7 Review
8 Midterm exam (written)
9 Midterm review, introduce podcast assignment, supplemental activity Unit 5
10 5 – What an interesting family Unit 6 Family
11 6 – How often do you run? Sports & activities
12 supplemental activity,
Introduce Time Capsule
Podcast script due
Unit 7
13 7 – We went dancing Unit 8 Hobbies
14 8 – How’s the neighborhood City life
15 Review, Time Capsule
16 Podcast due

 

Aug 29

BC (Majors) Syllabus

Basic English Conversation  (majors)

 (Fall Semester 2018)

 

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 29

Basic Conversation Spring 2019 Rough Plan

Wk. Unit  / Topic Homework
(grammar in back of text)
Convo Strat Culture
1 Class introductions,      
2 find someone who, speed dating Unit 1    
3 1 – Where are you from? Unit 2 Hello & goodbye Name culture
4 2 – What do you do? Unit 3 Follow-up questions Student jobs, work life in Canada
5 3 – How much are these? Unit 4 Rejoinders Shopping in Canada
6 4 – Do you play guitar?   Asking for more information  Entertainment culture
         
7 Review      
8 Midterm exam (written)      
9 Midterm review, introduce podcast assignment, supplemental activity Unit 5    
11 5 – What an interesting family Unit 6   Family
12 6 – How often do you run? Unit 7   Sports & activities
13 7 – We went dancing Podcast script due
Unit 8
   
14 8 – How’s the neighborhood      
15 Supplementary Activity     Hobbies
16 Podcast due     City life
         

Aug 27

Spring 2019 IW Homework Schedule

Week Homework
1 Write a self-introduction / What did you do during vacation
2 Corrections
3
4 Write one of the 4 kinds of paragraphs
5 corrections
6 Write an outline for a descriptive paragraph
9 Write an introduction & body paragraph for a comparison essay
10 Corrections
11
12  Rough photo essay writing due
13
14

 

Aug 27

Practical English Homework Schedule

Wk Date H/W Due
(page)
3 March 21/22 19. 20
4 March 28/29 27,28
7 April 18/19 35, 36
8 April 25/26 43, 44
9 May 2/3 51, 52
12 May 23/24 59, 60
13 May 30/31 67, 68
14 June 7 75, 76

 

Aug 26

Common Errors

Common Errors

These are some of the most common errors

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Aug 23

IW Syllabus

Intermediate Writing

 (Spring 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 paragraph and essay writing skills. Throughout the course, we will focus on different types of essays, 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 essay writing.
  • Improve your ability to communicate in English in various written forms.

 

  1. IV. Course Requirements

Textbook:         Great Writing 3: Ken Folse

  • 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.

 

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.

 

Jun 01

My Schedule, Spring 2019

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

 

Cafe

PBC
2103
PBC
2104
6
14:20-15:10
7
15:20-16:10
BC
2104
   
8

16:20-17:10

 
9

17:20-18:10

     
10/11

18:20-19:55

     

 

Apr 17

OM Exam Partners and Times

Pack up your game, I will take everything. The games will be played by other students in the English Café this afternoon and they will evaluate it as well. If you want your game back ask for it during the exam next week.

Midterm exams are next week on Tuesday from 11:20am-6:10pm in Dasan 512. You will have a six minute conversation with that partner. Choose a partner and tell me what time you want your exams.

11:20am-6:10pm

Names Times
1, 5 11:20
4, 10 2:00
6, 22 2:10
7, 31 11:30
9, 11 1:00
12, 27 1:50
8, 36 1:30
13, 14 2:20
15, 16 12:00
17, 29 2:40
18, 32 1:20
19, 35 3:00
20, 23 11:40
24, 26 1:10
28, 37 2:30
30, 34 12:50
33, 38 11:50
25 3:10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Absent

2

3

4 (late)

18 (late)

21

32 (late)

Apr 13

Basic Conversation Midterm Review

Your midterm exam is next week, it’s a written test, the final exam is a
recorded speaking assignment.

  • The midterm covers units 1-4
  • Wh ?s (p.4)
  • Time expressions (p.12)
  • Demonstratives (p, 17)
  • Comparisons (p. 20)
  • Simple present (p. 10, 23)

Mar 30

Practical English Speaking Exams

Here is the basic information for the Practical English speaking exams:

 

  • Students will do the exams with a partner . For the first series of speaking tests the students will make their own groups.
  • If there is an odd number of students, we will go to groups of 3.
  • The length of the speaking test is 3 minutes per person, so for most groups it will be 6 minutes. Members should try to speak roughly the same amount.
  • Students will be given one of the questions they discussed in class and will have a conversation. They can change the subject if they wish, but all three should be participating in the conversation.
  • Grading is based on grammar accuracy, the amount you speak, using follow-up questions, and the quality of the conversation.
  • The grade is not a shared grade, each member can get a different grade.
  • The first round of exams will take place April 11th and 12th during the class time in the class room. Students only need to come to class at their appointed time. Don’t be late!

 

 

Mar 21

Extra Vocabulary

Week 4

Baby boomers –> The large number of children born after the 2nd World War, Maternity leave / Paternity leave –> Paid time off from work for mothers / fathers
Mandatory retirement –> An age at which people must retire (in Korea its 65)
school spirit –> having pride in your school.

Week 3

To learn the ropes –> to learn something new

Price gouging–> charging way too much for something. In Canada, sports areas price gouge on alcohol. In Korea if you go to a baseball game beer costs 3,500 won. In Canada it costs 12,000 won.

Disposable Income –> Extra money to spend on whatever you want.

Springing up –> Appearing

Mar 21

Poster Presentation Assignment & Topics

Poster Presentation Assignment

In your groups you will chose an issue and create a poster presenting your opinion about that issue. I will give you a list of issues to choose, there is no right or wrong answer, just good or bad ways to support your opinion. You should do some basic research on your topic and include some data, numbers, examples, etc. in your poster presentation. It should not just be your beliefs, but also evidence supporting your beliefs.

On the day of the poster presentation you will hang your poster on the wall. Two of your group members will stay with the poster and present the information. Two other members will go listen to presentations. Halfway through the class we will switch who is presenting and who is listening to other groups’ presentations.

The poster should be art paper sized, should include text and visuals. The text on your poster should not be complete sentences or paragraphs but rather bullet points that the presenters will use to explain in more detail.

Your grade will be based on your presentation, student evaluations, the evidence/arguments you choose to support your opinion and the esthetics of your poster. Part of the grade will be a group mark, and part will be an individual mark based on your presentation. There will be questions on the midterm exam from the poster presentations.

 

 

General Topics

Are single sex schools more effective than co-ed schools?
Should children be paid for doing chores at home?
Should cell phones be used during class?
Is the grading system used in high school effective?
Should the government do more to ensure pay equity between men and women?
What are the advantages of teachers assigning less homework?
Do Photoshopped Images Promote Unrealistic Expectations of Beauty and Body Image?
How Well Standardized Tests Measure Your Abilities?

Topics related to Korea

What are the benefits of sports fandom?
Are athletes good role models? Why or why not?
What are the benefits of intermarriage to Korea?
What are the pros and / or cons of reunification with North Korea?
What are the benefits to young men of military service in Korea?
Should females be required to perform military service or a similar civil service?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of free trade?
Are Korean brands superior?
What are the positives and/or negatives of having knock-off products? (fake purses, fake cosmetics, etc.)
How should governments and/or schools deal with cyber bullying?
Should restaurants do more to promote a zero-waste society?
What is the effect of westernization on Korean culture? The positives/negatives?
What are the pros and/or cons of urbanization?

Mar 12

Practical English Rough Plan

Practical English – Long Range Pan

Wk Content H/W
(page)
Other
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 Unit 1 – Family 27,28 Unit 1 Quiz
4 Unit 2 – Hobbies & Interests   Unit 2 Quiz
5 Practice for the speaking test    
6 Speaking test 1 35, 36  
7 Unit 3 – University 43, 44 Unit 3 Quiz
8 Unit 4 – Shopping 51, 52 Unit 4 Quiz
9 Unit 5 – Movies   Unit 5 Quiz
10 Practice for the speaking test
Podcast intro
   
11 Speaking test 2 59, 60  
12 Unit 6 – Food & Restaurants 67, 68 Unit 6 Quiz
13 Unit 7  – Sports & Exercise 75, 76 Unit 7 Quiz
14 Unit 8 – Vacations & Travel   Unit 8 Quiz
15 Podcasts due    
       

 

 

Mar 10

Basic Writing Homework Schedule

Basic Writing Homework Schedule

Here is the schedule for all of the homework in Spring Semester BW Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Basic Writing Syllabus

Basic Writing

 (Spring  2016)

 

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
 (Spring 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. 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 1Gunther 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%

Vocab Quizzes                             10%

1st Speaking Test                       15%

2nd Speaking Test                       15%

Podcast                                        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.

Feb 28

IC (Discussion) Syllabus

Intermediate English (Discussion)
 (Spring 2018)

 

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 disussion skills  It focuses on building your ability to express yourself in English in regards to a variety of societal issues. Classes will consist of some discussion strategy but will mostly be small-group discussions.

 

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:      Hot Topics 1Rob Jordens & Kelly Shepherd

                         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%
Discussion reflections             15%
Poster presentation                  15%
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 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:   

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.

Sep 27

How to Write a Review

Writing a Review
With any kind of review using specific description and giving a full opinion and supporting reasons is very important. Try to avoid general statements and explain your opinion with details, examples, etc.

Movie Review
• Introduction (title, release date, cast, background information)
• Summary of the story (usually just the beginning)
• Creative elements (dialogues, characters, use of colors, camera techniques, mood, tone, symbols, costumes or anything that contributes or takes away from the overall plot)
• Opinion (supported with examples and facts from the story)
• Conclusion (announcing whether the filmmaker was successful in his/her purpose, re-state your evidence, explain how the motion picture was helpful for providing a deeper understand of course topic)

Product Review
• Introduction (What is the reader’s problem, how does the product solve that problem (or not)
Eg. “For those of us who are new to the world of digital photography, choosing the right camera is not an easy task. The revolutionary new ZoomPro 2000 camera makes shooting daytime and nighttime action simpler and professional-looking.
• Body (Describe the product specifically: price, size, features, target audience, etc.)
• Conclusion (Give your opinion of the product)

Store / Restaurant / Place Review
• Introduction (name, location, type, background information, good for what kind of occasion?)
• Describe some of the products or dishes in detail
• Conclusion (Give your opinion of the place)
*** Menu is usually singular, it refers to the list of foods. You can refer to these as ‘dishes’ or as ‘entrees’, ‘sides’,
‘desserts’, etc. ***

Sep 27

Writing Reviews

Writing a Review

With any kind of review using specific description and giving a full opinion and supporting reasons is very important. Try to avoid general statements and explain your opinion with details, examples, etc.

 

 

Movie Review

  • Introduction (title, release date, cast, background information)
  • Summary of the story (usually just the beginning)
  • Creative elements (dialogues, characters, use of colors, camera techniques, mood, tone, symbols, costumes or anything that contributes or takes away from the overall plot)
  • Opinion (supported with examples and facts from the story)
  • Conclusion (announcing whether the filmmaker was successful in his/her purpose, re-state your evidence, explain how the motion picture was helpful for providing a deeper understand of course topic)


Product Review

  • Introduction (What is the reader’s problem, how does the product solve that problem (or not)

Eg. “For those of us who are new to the world of digital photography, choosing the right camera is not an easy task. The revolutionary new ZoomPro 2000 camera makes shooting daytime and nighttime action simpler and professional-looking.

  • Body (Describe the product specifically: price, size, features, target audience, etc.)
  • Conclusion (Give your opinion of the product)

 

Store / Restaurant / Place Review

  • Introduction (name, location, type, background information, good for what kind of occasion?)
  • Describe some of the products or dishes in detail
  • Conclusion (Give your opinion of the place)

*** Menu is a non-count, it refers to the list of foods. You can refer to these as ‘dishes’ or as ‘entrees’, ‘sides’,

‘desserts’, etc. ***

 

 

 

Sep 04

Essay Outline

The Essay Outline is here:

Essay Outline

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

Aug 17

English Speech Syllabus

English Speech

(Fall 2017)

 

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

 

 

 

Course Description

This course is designed to teach students how to do various presentations & speeches in English. While the focus will be on presentations and creating presentation materials there will also be classes on interview preparation, resume creation, and proper e-mailing.

 

Course Objectives

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

  • Increase your confidence and improve your ability to present in English.
  • Use your English language ability to express yourself in diverse ways.
  • Improve your ability to organize research and deliver a presentation using effective visuals as well as spoken components.

Course Requirements

                        Textbook: Speaking of Speech by David Harrington and Charles LeBeau

  • 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

 

 

 

Grading System

Attendance                             10%
Participation                            15%
Presentation 1                         15%
Presentation 2                         15%
Presentation 3                         20%
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 gradeEvery unexcused absence will result in -1% from attendance. Every late will result in -0.5%. Please be on time and come to every class.
  2. Cell phones must be turned off or set on silent mode.  NO TEXTING IN CLASS!
  3. 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.
  4. Cheating during the examination will not be tolerated.  The student concerned shall be dealt with accordingly.
  5. 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.

 

ParticipationBy far the most subjective decider of your grade will be participation. Being in class does not equate to good participation. Participation means speaking only English, not needing me to prompt you to speak with your partners/groups, not speaking Korean or stopping speaking when you believe you are finished an activity. Your goal should be to speak English non-stop for two hours a week. Any time you stop speaking (except when I’m speaking) your grade is going down.

 

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 17

English Interview Syllabus

English Interview

(Fall 2017)

 

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

 

 

 

Course Description

This course is designed to give students to use English in conversational environments. Rather than focus on daily usage the lessons are designed to give students different situations to express their opinions, thoughts, beliefs, etc. The course will use group discussions, whole class discussions, group presentations and individual presentations to allow students to express themselves freely in English. The end focus will be on doing interviews in English

 

 

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.
  • Use your English language ability to express yourself in diverse ways.
  • Improve your ability to communicate in English in various social settings.

 

 

Course Requirements

                        Textbook: Jazz English 1 by Gunther Breaux

  • 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

 

 

Grading System

September Chat                      5%
Attendance                             10%
Participation                            20%
Interview 1                              20%
Interview 2                              20%
Final exam                              25%

 

* 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 gradeEvery unexcused absence will result in -1% from attendance. Every late will result in -0.5%. Please be on time and come to every class.
  2. Cell phones must be turned off or set on silent mode.  NO TEXTING IN CLASS!
  3. 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.
  4. Cheating during the examination will not be tolerated.  The student concerned shall be dealt with accordingly.
  5. 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:  Generally, I will begin classes with a very short lecture and discussion explaining the topic and the language form we will be practicing.  Most classes will contain a lot of speaking in groups and pairs. 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.

 

ParticipationBy far the most subjective decider of your grade will be participation. Being in class does not equate to good participation. Participation means speaking only English, not needing me to prompt you to speak with your partners/groups, not speaking Korean or stopping speaking when you believe you are finished an activity. Your goal should be to speak English non-stop for two hours a week. Any time you stop speaking (except when I’m speaking) your grade is going down.

 

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 17

AW (Majors) Syllabus

Advanced Writing (Majors)

 (Fall 2018)

 

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 paragraph and essay writing skills. Throughout the course, we will focus on different types of essays, effective organization, and the key elements of excellent writing.

 

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 essay writing.
  • Improve your ability to communicate in English in various written forms.

 

IV. Course Requirements

Textbook:         Great Writing 4: Ken Folse

  • 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%

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.

 

Aug 17

Advanced Writing Syllabus

Advanced Writing

 (Fall 2017)

 

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 paragraph and essay writing skills. Throughout the course, we will focus on different types of essays, effective organization, and the key elements of excellent writing.

 

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 essay writing.
  • Improve your ability to communicate in English in various written forms.

 

 

Course Requirements

Textbook:       Great Writing 3: Ken Folse

  • 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%
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 17

Advanced Conversation Syllabus

Advanced English Conversation

(Fall 2017)

 

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

Course Description

This course is designed to give students to use English in conversational environments. Rather than focus on daily usage the lessons are designed to give students different situations to express their opinions, thoughts, beliefs, etc. The course will use group discussions, whole class discussions, group presentations and individual presentations to allow students to express themselves freely in English.

 

 

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.
  • Use your English language ability to express yourself in diverse ways.
  • Improve your ability to communicate in English in various social settings.

 

Course Requirements

         Textbook: Jazz English 1 by Gunther Breaux

  • 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

 

 

 Grading System

Attendance                             10%
Participation                            25%
Drama Assignment                 20%
Midterm                                  20%
Final exam                              25%

 

* 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 gradeEvery unexcused absence will result in -1% from attendance. Every late will result in -0.5%. Please be on time and come to every class.
  2. Cell phones must be turned off or set on silent mode.  NO TEXTING IN CLASS!
  3. 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.
  4. Cheating during the examination will not be tolerated.  The student concerned shall be dealt with accordingly.
  5. 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:  Generally, I will begin classes with a very short lecture and discussion explaining the topic and the language form we will be practicing.  Most classes will contain a lot of speaking in groups and pairs. 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.

 

ParticipationBy far the most subjective decider of your grade will be participation. Being in class does not equate to good participation. Participation means speaking only English, not needing me to prompt you to speak with your partners/groups, not speaking Korean or stopping speaking when you believe you are finished an activity. Your goal should be to speak English non-stop for two hours a week. Any time you stop speaking (except when I’m speaking) your grade is going down.

 

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.

 

May 22

Stage 4 Employee Evaluation Form

Here is the stage 4 Employee Evaluation Form

 

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May 01

Widgets Product Survey

Here is the Survey

 

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May 01

Widgets Stage 3 Employee Evaluation Form

Here is the stage 3 Employee Evaluation Form

 

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Apr 25

Past Poster Presentation Examples

Here are some examples from the past of successful poster presentations.  Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Past Successful Widgets Products

HERE is a link to some of the successful widgets products from the past

Mar 28

Widgets Book

Here is the textbook. Please print off the pages you need for the rest of the semester

Mar 16

Widgets Stage 2

Here is the printout for Stage 2 of Widgets

Sep 27

Stage 2 Product Proposal Form

You can download and print the Product Proposal Form from Here

Sep 08

Widgets Portfolio Guide

Portfolio

Here is some more information about the Portfolio. I will continue to update this as I think of more things you could add.

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Aug 31

Basic Conversation Syllabus

Basic English Conversation

 (Spring 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

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.

May 22

Stage 2 Employee Evaluation Form

You can download the stage 2 Employee Evaluation Form from HERE

Dec 08

Infomercial Information

Infomercial

1)    Infomercial introduction (team name, members names, product name, show name, etc.)

2)    Show some problem & the consequence of not having your product (be creative, funny, exaggerate, go to extremes,)

3)    Show how the product solves the problem & the outcome (be creative, funny, exaggerate, go to extremes,)

4)    Sell the product (features, price, how to buy, sales promotion, etc.)

Infomercial should be 5-7 minutes long

 

Submission options

1)    Send a link / video file / video on a usb key of your infomercial (due Thursday December 17th at Noon)

2)    Present your infomercial live in class next week (members will act out the infomercial)

Either of these choices is fine. If some groups want to do a video submission and others want to do the presentation live in person that is totally fine.

Dec 02

Infomercial Examples

These are funny examples of infomercials. They are supposed to be funny because they are bad.

Milk Master 2000

Kitten Mittens

Infomercials

Nov 29

Widgets Presentation For Stage 4

Here are some guidelines for your presentation this week. Please be sure to re-read the section about the presentation in the textbook in case I miss anything.

  • Presentations will be done by the whole team at the front of the class. Every member should speak. Members should not read their presentation. You will be graded on your delivery.
  • A ppt or something similar is required. You will be graded on your visuals.
  • Each group must prepare a handout summarizing their presentation. It should be 1 page and you need copies for the class. If you’re in Tuesday’s class that means you need 38 copies minus the number of members in your group. For Wednesday’s class you need 8 copies.
  • Presentations should be roughly 5-7 minutes long
  • The goal of the presentation is to explain the results of your research and to analyze them. What did you learn about the product from the survey results?
  • Begin the presentations with a brief explanation of the product, it’s features, cost, etc.
  • Explain where you conducted the survey and the results of the personal questions
  • Explain the other questions you asked and the results of those
  • Make recommendations for your product. How can you change it? Improve it? What do the results of the survey tell you about how and where you should sell it. etc You will be graded on this content.
  • Watch Rebecca’s presentation for a good example. You can find it on your dvd or HERE

Aug 15

Welcome

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

Mar 31

Stage 3 Employee Evaluation Form

You can print the Stage 3 Employee Evaluation Form from HERE . Remember this is due at the beginning of the first day of Stage 4.

Mar 07

MLA Sample Page

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

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