Miami Dade College
EAP 0400 B – Speech Level 4 - Ref # 471929
T, R 8:25-9:40 am, Room 2208
Instructor: Anouchka Rachelson
Contact E-mail: email@example.com Tel: (305) 237 2549
Faculty Web Page: http://faculty.mdc.edu/arachels/
Office hours: T, R: 9:50-11:00 am, M, W, F: 8:30-9:00 am, Monday from
2:00- 4:00 pm, and by appointment
Office and mailbox are located in 2204-5
Course Description: Students continue to develop speaking and listening skills
necessary for participating in classroom discussions with an
introduction to oral presentation and critical listening skills.
Prerequisites: EAP 1301 or equivalent proficiency
Co-requisites: EAP 1401L
Text: New Interchange 3, Third Edition Textbook, Cambridge
Textbooks are available in Campus bookstore.
Important Dates: http://www.mdc.edu/main/academics/academic_calendar_2008-2009.asp
Last day to drop with a “W”: Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Last day of class: Thursday, December 11, 2008
Final Presentations: December 4, 9, 11, 18, 2008
Teaching methods: class discussion, collaborative activities, lecture, presentations,
dictations, role plays, film, field trips (dates TBA)
Attendance Policy: You should come to every class in order to obtain the most complete
educational experience. Participation in this class is only possible if you attend class.
Absences: Students may be absent from a maximum of five (5) classes. Your grade may
be lowered as a result of poor attendance! Students who are absent six (6) or more times
will be asked to drop the class, or the instructor will drop them or assign a grade of “F”.
Any student who misses three (3) consecutive classes without contacting the professor will
be automatically dropped.
Tardiness: If you are late, please enter quietly and join in the class activities. For every
three (3) times that you arrive late or depart early I will count one absence. Exceptions may
be made if you provide documentation that demonstrates that you had a serious illness,
injury or court appearance.
Always bring a dictionary and your textbooks
Always present your own work.
Turn off your cell phones/ beepers
Student code of conduct: The college policy on the Student Code of Conduct is located at
http://www.mdc.edu/policy/student_rights_and_responsibilities.pdf . Please familiarize
yourself with it.
Academic dishonesty: The department affirms its commitment to treat cases of academic
dishonesty according to Miami-Dade Community College Procedure No. 4074. Students
are forewarned that academic dishonesty in any form will be penalized according to this
procedure. The instructor has the option to award a grade of “F” for the course. Cheating
or any form of academic dishonesty may also result in the student’s being placed on
academic probation, suspended from school, or dismissed from the College.
Course Drop: It is your responsibility to drop this class within the time available.
The final grade for this course will be based on the following:
Presentations 40 %
Participation, Quizzes, GEO- Portfolio 40 %
Final Presentation 20 %
Scale: A 90-100%
D 60-69 %
F Below 60%
Tutoring is available in the lab in room 6237 for students who have a paid registration to
use the lab.
Competency 1: The student will use grammatical
structures consistent with levels 1-4.
Competency 2: The student will participate in classroom
discussion, express opinions and be understood by
attentive listeners. The student will continue to develop
oral communication skills including fluency, idea
sequencing, accuracy, vocabulary, and pronunciation.
Competency 3: The student will ask informational
questions and ask for clarification.
Competency 4: The student will actively participate in
role-playing, simulating social and academic situations
(e.g., giving advice, expressing obligation, necessity,
permission and drawing conclusions).
Competency 5: The student will prepare simple oral
presentations on familiar topics (e.g., comparison,
Competency 6: The student will follow orally expressed
multi-step directions appropriate to the level.
Competency 7: The student will understand factual
information and respond appropriately to comprehension
Competency 8: The student will take notes on
contemporary topics (e.g., news items, reports, etc.)
EAP 0400 B Tentative Schedule Fall 2008
Week Date Topic Assignment
1 8/28 Introduction to course Buy textbook and portfolio
Unit 1 – Friends, Personality types
2 9/2- 9/4 Unit 2 – Careers
3 9/9- 9-11 Unit 3 – Doing favors
4 9/16 – 9/18 Role Plays
5 9/23 – 9/25 Present Tense pronunciation
workshop - Practice
6 9/30 – 10/2 Presentations
“A Career” (Informative Speech)
7 10/7-10/9 Unit 5 – Crossing cultures
8 10/14-10/16 Unit 7 – The world we live in
9 10/21-10/23 Unit 7 - continued
United Nations Day Celebration
10 10/28-10/30 Past Tense pronunciation workshop –
Unit 10 – The Past and the Future
11 11/4-11/6 Presentations – Telling a story in
the past tense
12 11/11-11/13 Food Unit - Reading and Talking
about food issues
13 11/18-11/20 Assigned readings and GEO portfolio
14 11/25 Preparing for Finals
11/27 Thanksgiving Holiday – No School
15 11/30-12/4 Chapter 16 – Challenges and
16 12/9 - 12/11 Final Presentations
17 12/15 Final Presentations
Class Participation Grading Rubric
Criteria A B C D/F
Attendance Student attends Student attends Student attends Students has
class regularly, regularly, is irregularly, poor attendance,
is always on sometimes often arrives very often
time, has tardy, and is not late, has to be arrives late and
materials ready. always ready. told to get is often not
materials ready. ready.
Participation/ Student Student Student rarely Student never
Engagement in proactively proactively contributes to contributes to
class contributes to contributes to class, has to be class, is often
class, offers class, offers told to pay not on task,
ideas, asks ideas and attention, is off distracts others,
questions more questions once task a lot. does not pay
than once per per class. attention.
class. Student Student
always pays sometimes does
attention. not pay
Speaking skills Student speaks Student mostly Student Student has to
English at all speaks English. frequently be reminded
times. speaks in native constantly not
language or to speak in
mixes English native
and native language.
Listening skills Student always Student mostly Student rarely Student does not
listens when listens when listens when listen when
others talk, both others talk, both others talk in others talk.
in groups and in in groups and in class. Student
class. Student is class. Student interrupts others
respectful of mostly respects frequently.
Preparation Student is Student is Student is Student is rarely
always prepared almost always usually prepared for
for class with prepared for prepared for class with
assignments and class with class with assignments and
required assignments and assignments and required
materials. required required materials.