ELL 2035 Media English

Exam – 30% (40-60 questions)
Questions – listening, vocabulary items, definitions, short answers, long answers, common mistakes
Exam #1 (Mon/Wed) – Monday, Oct. 23 (in class)
Exam #1 (Tue/Thu) – Tuesday, Oct. 24 (in class)

Quiz – 7.5% (10-15 questions)
Quiz – 3 types of questions: listening, vocabulary, common mistakes
Quiz #1 (Mon/Wed) – Wednesday, Oct 11 (in class)
Quiz #1 (Tue/Thu) – Thursday, Oct 12 (in class)

Week 4 (Sept 18 – 21)
Common Mistakes (#4) review – Common Mistakes (4) Review
Love – ELL 2035 Love
Love ppt – Love ppt
You belong with me
Common Mistakes #5 – Common Mistakes 5
(All classes) HW: Common Mistakes #6 (I am dating someone vs I am on a date with someone)

Week 3 (Sept 11 – 14)
Introduction to the West/Western culture – ELL 2035 Intro to the West
Introduction to the West/Western culture ppt – ELL 2035 Intro to the West
Common Mistakes #3 – Common Mistakes3

Introduction to the West/Canadian culture – ELL 2035 Intro to the West2
Introduction to the West/Canadian culture ppt – ELL 2035 Intro the the West2

Week 2 (Sept 4 – 7)
Culture Iceberg – ELL 2035 Culture
Culture Iceberg ppt – ELL 2035 Culture
Madonna – American Pie
Cultural Iceberg
Edward T Hall’s Cultural Iceberg theory from his book, Beyond Culture (1976)
Common Mistakes #1 – Common Mistakes 1

Gestures – ELL 2035 Gestures
Gestures ppt – Gestures
Common Mistakes #2 – Common Mistakes2

Air Quotes1   Air Quotes2   AirQuotes3   AirQuotes4
Got your nose
Gestures   Gestures guide

Korean/Western gestures
Gestures around the world

Week 1 (August 28 – 31)
Introductions handout – ELL 2035 Introductions
Introductions ppt –  ELL 2035 intro

Tuesday/Thursday syllabus – ELL 2035b syllabus
Tuesday/Thursday first class ppt – ELL 2035b intro ppt

Monday/Wednesday syllabus – ELL 2035a syllabus
Monday/Wednesday first class ppt – ELL 2035a intro ppt

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ELL 3044 Business English

Exam – 30% (40-60 questions)
Questions – short answers, vocabulary items, definitions, long answers, practical application
Exam #1 (Mon/Wed) – Monday, Oct. 23 (in class)
Exam #1 (Tue/Thu) – Tuesday, Oct. 24 (in class)

Week 4 (Sept 18 – 21)
Cover Letter – Cover letter
Cover Letter ppt – Cover Letter
Cover Letter assignment (Mon/Wed) – Cover Letter Assignment
Cover Letter assignment (Tue/Thu) – Cover Letter Assignment
(All classes) HW: Business idioms from last week’s class handout
(Mon/Wed) HW: Label the cover letter on page 3
(Tue/Thu) HW: What is wrong with the cover letter on page 5?

Week 3 (Sept 11 – 14)
Applications – Application
Applications ppt – Application ppt
BR Application – Job-Application(3)_BaskinRobbins
Teaching Application – Job-Application(4)_PENNTeach
Application tips (review) – Applications review

Job interview (communicating) – Interview tellmeaboutyourself
Job interview (communicating) ppt – Interview tellmeaboutyourself
“Tell me about yourself”
“Tell me about yourself”

Week 2 (Sept 4 – 7)
Informal greeting video

Job hunting – Job hunting
Job hunting ppt – Job Hunting
Hidden jobs
Researching jobs

Week 1 (August 28 – 31)
Business greetings (formal) handout – Business greetings
Business greetings (formal) ppt – Business greetings
Business greetings video

Tuesday/Thursday syllabus – ELL 3044b syllabus
Tuesday/Thursday first class ppt – ELL 3044b intro ppt

Monday/Wednesday syllabus – ELL 3044a syllabus
Monday/Wednesday first class ppt – ELL 3044a intro ppt

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8 Ways to Improve Your English

Ways to improve your English

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“Very”…

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August 23, 2017 · 2:15 pm

Tech Vocab (that are older than we think)

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary has a good article on the origin of some common vocabulary items.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/word-origins-computer-terms

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Late?

late

Source: https://www.fluentland.com/groups/useful-expressions-in-english/forum/topic/top-10-best-excuses-for-being-late/

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Riddles

  1. Poor people have it. Rich people want it. If you eat it, you’ll die.
  2. Forward I’m heavy, backwards I’m not.
  3. A man has a bee in his hand, what’s in his eye?
  4. I’m light as a feather but the strongest man in the world can’t hold me for too long.
  5. What has 4 letters, sometimes has 9 and never has 5?
  6. Johnny’s mother has 4 kids. The kids names are April, May, June. What’s the name of the fourth kid?
  7. You see me twice in a week but never in a day. Once in a year but never in a month. What am I?

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