Jan 27

Hotel English Syllabus

Hotel English

 (Spring Semester 2020)

 

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 English skills and familiarity with conversational English related to hotels and tourism.  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:      Hotels and Catering     Evans, Dooley, & Garza, Express Publishing;

                         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%
Participation                            20%

Homework                              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:  Because our class is split into a 2 hour block and a one hour block we will be using the time differently. The one hour block will focus on practical English conversations while the two hour block will focus more specifically on hotel English. The main textbook for the course is only needed during the 2-hour class while I will provide the materials for the 1 hour 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.

Jan 27

Basic Conversation Rough Plan

 B.C. Long Range Plan

Wk. Unit  / Topic Homework
(grammar in back of text)
1 Class introductions,  
2 Self Intro, find someone who, speed dating Unit 1
3 1 – Where are you from? Unit 2
4 2 – What do you do? Unit 3
5 3 – How much are these? Unit 4
6 4 – Do you play guitar? Unit 5
7 Review  
8 Midterm exam (written)  
9 5 – What an interesting family
Introduce podcast assignment,
Unit 6
11 6 – How often do you run? Unit 7
12 7 – We went dancing Unit 8
13 8 – How’s the neighborhood Podcast script due
Unit 9
14 Unit 9 Unit 14
15 Unit 14  
16 Podcast due  

 

Jan 27

Hotel English Rough Plan

Hotel English Rough Plan

Week Jazz Class Hotel Class
1 Class Intro Self intro, FSW, General Speed Dating
2 first-day speed dating Unit 1 (meet our staff)
3 Unit 1 – Family Unit 2 (welcome)
4 Unit 2 – Hobbies & Interests Unit 3 (Hotel Amenities)
5 Unit 3 – University Unit 4 (family-friendly lodging)
6 Unit 4 – Shopping Unit 5 (valet service)
7 Unit 5 – Movies Review
8 No class Midterm Exam
9 Unit 7  – Sports & Exercise Unit 6 (the guest room)
10 Unit 8 – Vacations & Travel Unit 7 (checking in)
11 Unit 2 – Weekend & Neighbourhoods Unit 8 (meet the restaurant staff)
12 Unit 3 – Technology Unit 9 (taking a reservation)
13 Unit 4 – Dating & Nightlife Unit 10 (breakfast service)
14 Unit 5 – Sofa Time Unit 11 (At the bar)
15 Unit 6 – health & fitness Review
16 Unit 7  – Holidays Final Exam

Oct 01

Possible topics for Opinion Writing

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

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 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 »

Mar 12

Practical English Rough Plan

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 Unit 3 – University 43, 44 Unit 3 Quiz
6 Prepare for speaking test 1    
7 Speaking test 1 35, 36  
8 Unit 4 – Shopping 51, 52 Unit 4 Quiz
9 Unit 5 – Movies   Unit 5 Quiz
10 Practice for the speaking test    
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 Final Speaking Test  

 

Feb 28

Practical English Syllabus

Practical English Conversation
 (Spring 2020) 

 

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%

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.

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

AW Syllabus

Advanced Writing 

 (Spring 2020)

 

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                              15%

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 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.

 

Final Exam: Research Essay

For your final exam, you must choose a topic from the provided list, research that topic, and write a 5 paragraph essay. You will be evaluated based on your writing style, grammar, and quality of research done. With your final essay you must include a list of websites you used to find your information. Many of the topics are very broad, so if you want to research something specific within that topic you can.

 

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 10

Opinion / Persuasive Paragraph Topics

Here are some possible topics for your paragraph:

Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

My Schedule

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thurs Fri
1
9:20-10:10
         
2
10:20-11:10
    AW
(4111)
3
11:20-12:10
       
4
12:20-13:10
       
5
13:20-14:10
  Hotel English
(2101)
  PBC
(2107)
PBC
(2107)
6
14:20-15:10
 
7
15:20-16:10
BC
(2107)
  Hotel English
(4111)
AW
(2105)
 
8

16:20-17:10

   
9

17:20-18:10

         
10-12
18:20-20:45
      Hotel English
(4103)
 

Aug 31

Basic Conversation Syllabus

Basic English Conversation

 (Spring 2020)

 

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.

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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