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Conversation and Vocabulary Skills UIC TIE-EIPS (Summer 2014)

Saturday, July 12

Saturday, July 19

Saturday, July 26

Class: 10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.


Addams Hall, Room 104

Class: 10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.


Addams Hall, Room 104

Class: 10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.


Addams Hall, Room 104

Introductions preferred name (nametag image)


Introduction to the course and housekeeping
o Goals of course (student input)
o Syllabus
o Rules/expectations
o Collect e-mail information
Stereotypes
Small talk and introductions
First day interview and introduction of partner
(focus: use of English, learning skills)
Initial assessment (recorded in SCAILAB)
o Consonant and vowel assessment
o Story-line (narrative) assessment
Introduction to idioms
o L1 idioms and English ones
Overview of class website and explanation of daily
assignments and the days homework
o Make sure students have gmail account
o Podcastsdiscussion/presentations
o Class Word Bank
o Listening and Speaking Log
o Self-assessment and class content survey

Opening conversation: experiences recorded in


writing and speaking log and Word Bank
Overview of class
Results of student survey and assessment
Plan for course
Register -- figurative language, formal (academic)
language, idioms, slang
Vocabulary formal and informal (idiomatic)
(dependability, directness/honesty)
Podcast conversation/presentation
o Cocktail party style conversation
o Report to boss (to be videoed)
Preparation for news reporting presentation (NPR)
Wrap-up; Homework

Opening conversation: experiences recorded in


writing and speaking log and Word Bank
Overview of class
Role play using formal/informal language
(words/idioms: dependability & honesty/directness)
Pronunciation
o Overview of stress
o Content and function words
Reflections on Watching Videos
News Conversation/Presentation
o Coffee break style conversation
o Newscast! (to be videoed)
Pronunciation: /v/ /f/ /w/
Content focused idioms (personalized to student
interests) - Accounting
Giving and asking for opinions introduction and role
play
Cohesion & transitional devices (brief intro)
Wrap-up; Homework (including preparation for
Opinions Presentation, NPR Business Story)

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7N2LLKZ

Wrap-up; Homework

Homework:
Complete survey by Monday at noon.
Listen daily to podcasts. Prepare a 1-minute summary of
one podcast to explain in cocktail party fashion (focus:
General Summary).
Complete weekly entries into Speaking & Listening Log
Enter 3-6 words/idioms encountered into class Word Bank
by Friday at noon.
Explore other ESL learning sites

Homework:

Enter 3-6 words/idioms encountered into class Word


Bank by Friday at noon.
Complete weekly entries into Speaking & Listening Log
News Reporting Assignment and Presentation
Preparation
Review class video and self-assess
Review HO (Formal and Informal Vocabulary:
Dependability & Directness) to prepare for role play

Homework:
Enter 3-6 words/idioms encountered into class Word
Bank by Friday at noon.
Complete weekly entries into Speaking & Listening Log
Review HO (Accounting/Business Idioms) to prepare for
role play
Watch class video and other- and self-assess
Prepare a 3 minute presentation expressing your opinion
about an NPR Business Story of the Day of your choice

Saturday, August 2

Saturday, August 9

Saturday, August 16

Class: 10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.


Addams Hall, Room 104

Class: 10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.


Addams Hall, Room 104

Class: 10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.


TIE Offices 1333 S. Halsted

Overview of class
Opening conversation: entries in Word Bank and
previous weeks experience
Pronunciation
o Stress Review of content/function words
o thought Groups
Words/idioms: accounting (old) questions
Video and words/idiom on negotiation (new)
(Use of both in August 9 role play leading /
participating in a meeting)
Cohesion & transitional devices categories and
practice
Sharing opinions review
Role play (opinion): business lunch/dinner-style
conversation -NPR Business Story of the Day
Leading/participating in meetings & discussions
o Introduction to vocabulary and forms
o Planning for role play
Wrap-up; Homework

Homework:
Enter 3-6 words/idioms encountered into class Word
Bank
Cohesion & transitional devices exercises
Review handout on Leading/Participating in Meetings
and Discussions, plus accounting/negotiating
vocabulary for role play
Watch negotiation video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgz2vNMTpxQ

Overview of class
Opening conversation: entries in Word Bank and
previous weeks experience
Pronunciation: /l/ /r/ - PP and website
Vocabulary
o Business English nouns and verbs (class
website)
o New vocabulary/idioms - travel
Cohesion & transitional devices
Discussion of negotiation video
Role play - recorded
Leading/participating in a meeting, using
vocabulary and idioms learned (e.g., accounting
terms, negotiation, dependability, honesty,
directness) and patterns relating to opinion and
meeting participation
Rehearsal, presentation, and feedback
Pronunciation
o Intonation
Introduction of StoryCorps
Introduction of interview skills; preparation for
interviewing & being interviewed (travel
experiences)
Wrap-up; Homework

Homework:
Enter 3-6 words/idioms encountered into class Word
Bank.
Listen to Story Corps
Review Interview Skills HO
Pronunciation record sentence /l/ and /r/; /v/ /f/

Overview of class
Opening conversation: entries in Word Bank and
previous weeks experience
Pronunciation: // ///
Word families
Vocabulary: Travel
Discussion of StoryCorps podcasts
Interviews with each other, StoryCorps style
travel experiences
Cohesion & transitional devices (continued)
Making an argument: new idioms/vocabulary
Articles
Decision on final presentation
Wrap-up; Homework

Homework:
Enter 3-6 words/idioms encountered into class Word

Bank.
Record sentences: // /// /v/ /w/
Prepare final presentation
Review all material for end-of-course activities

Saturday, August 23
Class: 10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
TIE Offices 1333 S. Halsted

Opening conversation: entries in Word Bank and


previous weeks experience
Overview of class
Argument Phrases and Practice
Word Families
Final Presentation: Family History/Story
Course Review: Jeopardy
Evaluation (to be e-mailed)
Pot luck