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CommunityEnglishProgramFall,2014

TOEFLPREP

Instructor: BruceTung
Email:
bst2113@tc.columbia.edu
Classtime: Friday4:007:00PM
Website:
http://toeflprep.weebly.com
Classroom: TH422
GoogleVoice: (952)22BRUCE(9522227823)

CourseDescription:
TOEFLPREPfocusesontheskillsandtesttakingstrategiesfortheiBTTOEFLTest,including:
readingforfacts,inferences,purpose,opinion,andsummarieslisteningforthemainideaand
purpose,facts,inferences,andattitudes,planning,organizing,anddeliveringaresponseonan
independentandintegratedspeakingtaskplanningandoutliningtheintegratedandindependent
writtenresponse,summarizing,paraphrasing,citing,andsynthesizing,connectingideas,andediting.

CourseObjectives:
Attheendofthecoursestudentswillbeableto:
1. readformainideas,details,discoursestructures,andinferences.
2. listenformainideas,details,organization,andinferences.
3. producesustained,coherent,intelligibleandtopicappropriatediscourse.
4. producecoherent,meaningful,topicappropriateacademicessays.
5. expandandapplykeyhighfrequencyacademicvocabularyacrosssubjects.

CourseTextbook:
TheOfficialGuidetotheTOEFLTest(withCDROM),4thEditionbyETS
CourseRequirements:
Youwillattendclassandarriveontimeeachweek.Youwillparticipateinclassandcompleteall
homeworkassignmentsbythedeadline.ItisthepolicyoftheCEPthatifastudentmisses2or
moreclasses,s/hecannotpassthecourse.Ifthestudentislatefor4classes,s/hecannotpass
thecourse.

Grading:
Midterm:30%
Homework:15%
FinalExam:45%
AttendanceandParticipation:10%

A+/
Excellent
A+97100%
A9496%
A9093%
B+/
Good
B+8789%
B8486%
B8083%
C+/
Satisfactory(pass) C+7779%
C7376%
C7072%
Fail/Repeat Poor(nopass)
69%orBelow
D6366%
D6062%

Importantdates:
Week1
Friday,Sept26
Firstdayofclass/Lastdayforrefundsandtransfers
Week4
Friday,Oct17
Midtermexam
Week8
Friday,Nov14
Finalexam
Week9
Friday,Nov21
Lastdayofclass
Week10 Friday,Nov28
Thanksgivingbreak:Noclass

AbouttheCEP/CLP

TheCommunityEnglishProgram(CEP),apartoftheCommunityLanguageProgram(CLP),isa
uniqueandintegralpartoftheTESOLandAppliedLinguisticsProgramsatTeachersCollege,
ColumbiaUniversity.ItprovidesEnglishasasecondlanguageandforeignlanguageinstructiontoadult
learnersofdiversenationalitiesandbackgrounds.Inaddition,theCLPservesasanonsitelanguage
educationlabinwhichTESOLandAppliedLinguisticsfacultyandstudentsenrolledintheprograms
teachthecoursesandusetheCLPasasettingforempiricalinquiry.HereatTeachersCollegewe
believethatobservationandclassroomresearcharethebestwaytolearnabouthowweteachandgain
insightsintohowteachingmighttakeplace.Thus,weencourageobservationandclassroomresearch
andwantpeopletouseitasatoolforlearning.Ongoingassessmentandprogramevaluationallowusto
maketheCLPabetterprogram.

ProgramPolicies:

The College will make reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities. Students
are encouraged to contact the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities (OASID)
for information about registering with the office. You can reach OASID by email at
oasid@tc.columbia.edu, stop by 163 Thorndike Hall or call 2126783689.Servicesareavailableonly
to studentswhoareregisteredandsubmitappropriatedocumentation.Asyourinstructor,Iamhappyto
discussspecificneedswithyouaswell.

ItisthepolicyofTeachersCollegetorespectitsmembersobservanceoftheirmajorreligiousholidays.
Studentsshouldnotifyinstructorsatthebeginningofthesemesterabouttheirwishestoobserveholidays
ondayswhenclasssessionsarescheduled.Whereacademicschedulingconflictsproveunavoidable,no
studentwillbepenalizedforabsenceduetoreligiousreasons,andalternativemeanswillbesoughtfor
satisfyingtheacademicrequirementsinvolved.Ifasuitablearrangementcannotbeworkedoutbetween
thestudentandtheinstructor,studentsandinstructorsshouldconsulttheProgramDirector.Ifan
additionalappealisneeded,itmaybetakentotheProvost.

APPROXIMATESCHEDULE*
Week

Unit

Focus

Test

Introduction&Overview

Diagnostic

2&3

Reading

Listening

Midterm

Speaking

6&7

Writing

Review

Final

Practice

*Thisscheduleissubjecttochange.