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


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.



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.