Monday, November 28, 2011

Student Book and Homework Grade

Students will turn in their student books during the speaking exam on December 13. I will grade them and they will be available in my office, Room 313 of the KILC Building, from December 15. Students can make an appointment to pick up the books or just stop by at their convenience. The homework grade is worth 10% of your final grade.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Writing Assignment #2 - Draft - Discussion Notes

PLEASE NOTE: Your underlines will not appear when you cut and paste your document into the text box. THIS IS OKAY. You will bring a paper copy of your draft -- with the underlined words -- to class on December 6. This is the copy you will proofread and edit. The draft you are submitting online confirms that you wrote a draft that met the basic guidelines.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Homework Week 13

P110, A Vocabulary
P112, A Grammar
P114, A Vocabulary
P115, Grammar, Grammar Practice
P116, A Vocabulary

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fishbowl Unit 9

The fishbowl for unit 9 will be held during the first hour of class on 11/22. The link for the fishbowl guidelines is on the right side of the page under the "Useful Links" heading. All groups should decide on a controversial topic to discuss BEFORE class.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Homework Week 10

P99, C Photo story & D Paraphrase
P100, Vocabulary A & B
P101, Grammar A & B
P102, Vocabulary A & B
P103, Grammar A

Monday, October 31, 2011

Homework Week 9

P87, Photo story & Paraphrase, C
P88, Vocabulary A & Grammar A & B
P90, Grammar A & B
P92, Before you listen, A & B

Email Mr. Kerson about making up quiz 1 by 1/4. Tests not made up by 1/8 will be counted as a "0".

Monday, October 10, 2011

Writing Assignment Final Draft

The final draft of your writing assignment will be graded for English usage and grammar. The details can be found here. We will review and practice the rules during the writing workshop. However, students need to review and practice them before class. To do this, download The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation. Then, read and practice the following pages:

Grammar, Finding Subjects and Verbs p1
Grammar, Subject Verb Agreement p2-5
Grammar, Pronouns p6-7
Grammar, Problems with Prepositions p13
Punctuation, Periods p52
Punctuation, Commas p54-57
Capitalization, Capatalization Rule 1-6, P70-71

Find Subjects and Verbs Quiz 1, p78
Subject verb Agreement Quiz 1, p79
Pronouns Quiz 1, p81
Problems with Prepositions Quiz 1, p87
Commas Quiz 1, p102
Capitalization Quiz 1, p111

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Homework Week 4

P75, Photo Story C, Paraphrase D
P76, Vocabulary A
P77, Grammar A
P78, Grammar A & B

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Open Study Classes at Global Zone

From 9/29-12/1, I will be offering Open Study classes every Thursday afternoon from 5Pm-6PM. You can come to get homework help, grammar instruction, writing tutoring, or just to talk. There will be a sign-up sheet on the door before every meeting. Just put your name on the sheet to schedule an appointment. Here is a list of all the Speaking Classes at the Global Zone

Monday, September 19, 2011

Homework Week 3


P70, Before You Read A
P70-71, Reading A & B
P72, Review A, B, C, D



Monday, September 5, 2011

Homework Week 1

  1. Fill out Student Information Form
  2. P63, B: Photo story & C, Focus on Language
  3. P64, Grammar & Grammar Practice
  4. P66, Grammar & Grammar Practice
  5. P68, Before you Listen, A & Listening Comprehension, A

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Welcome to Speaking Practice!

Hello and Welcome to your Speaking Practice blog. This is a place where you can get up-to-the-minute class updates, find useful links, check class related dates, and ask questions to your teacher, Mr. Kerson. Please start by reviewing the syllbus for your class. PLEASE NOTE: THIS SITE CONTAINS INFORMATION FOR ALL THREE TEACHING ENGLISH CLASSES MR. KERSON TEACHES. BE SURE THAT THE CONTENTS YOU ARE REVIEWING RELATES TO YOUR CLASS. OTHERWISE YOU MAY BECOME VERY CONFUSED!