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									               PONTIFICAL CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO

English 115                                          Prof. Shirley Santiago de Jiménez

                            TENTATIVE WORK SCHEDULE
                                January - May 2010

Student Information
Course Introduction
Negotiation: Assessment and Evaluation
Tentative Work Schedule
Introductory Oral Activity: Find a Friend, Be A Friend
Literacy Project: Diagnostic Pre-Test - Derechos de Propiedad del Autor

Introduction to the Listening Process: Learning to Listen – Chapter 1
Listening Attack Strategies
Quiz #1
Listening and Vocabulary Activities: Good Neighbors – Chapter 3
Oral Activity #1: Our Dream Home (25 pts.)

Pair Activity and Class Discussion: The Pronunciation of the Sounds of American English
The Production of Vowel Sounds
Sound Focus: Front Vowels /iy/-/I/ -/ey/ - / ɛ/ - / æ /
               Mid-vowels: / ə / and / ɝ /
               Back Vowels / a /, / ɔ /-/ow/, / U /-/uw/
               Diphthongs / ɔy/ - /aU/-/ay/ (Assigned)
Syllables and Syllable Stress (Assigned)
Literacy Project: Information Search
Tape Assignment #1: Pronunciation
Computer Lab Practice

MIDTERM TEST

Listening and Vocabulary Activities: First Day on the Job - Chapter 7
Intonation and Pitch Patterns
Group Work: Job Ads and Preparing for a Job Interview
Oral Activity #2: Job Interview/Telephone Dialogues (25 pts.)
Quiz #2

Listening and Vocabulary Activities: Which One is the Better Deal? – Chapter 5
The Production of Consonant Sounds
Sound Focus: /p-b/,/t-d/,/k-g/ (Assigned)
             /s-z/ and Final Ending Sounds: /s-z-Iz/
Tape Assignment #2

Listening and Vocabulary Activities: The Case of the Bankrupt Businessman
Past Tense Ending Sounds /t/-/d/-/Id/
Oral Activity #3: A Significant Experience in My Life (25 pts.)
Discussion of Final Oral Projects
Sound Focus: Consonants /b/-/v/-/f/; / θ /-/ ð /
Sound Focus: /m/-/n/-/ ŋ /; / ʃ /-/ tʃ /- / ʒ /; /dʒ /- / y /
Computer Lab Practice
Quiz #3-Take Home
Literacy Project: Post Test - Derechos de Propiedad del Autor

Additional Listening and Vocabulary Activities: A Healthy Excuse – Chapter 4
                                                What’s the Big Emergency – Chapter 6
                                                Coming Attractions – Chapter 8
Additional Oral Projects: Collage-My Friend and Me
                          News Report
                          Movie Review

These activities are optional and subject to the availability of time.

Presentation of Final Oral Projects: 115-02 (40836), 115-04 (40838) and 115-06 (40840):
      (TENTATIVE)                      May 5 (W), and May 10 (M)

                                        115-08(40842): May 6 (Th) and May 11 (T)

FINAL EXAMS (Tentative): 115-02 Wednesday, May 19 at 7:30 A.M.
                         115-04 Monday, May 17 at 10:30 A.M.
                         115-06 Monday, May 17 at 1:30 P.M.
                         115-08 Thursday, May 20 at 7:30 A.M.

IMPORTANT DATES:
          Jan. 27 (W) and Jan. 28 (Th) – Inauguration Activities for PCUPR President
          Feb. 15 (M) - President’s Day (FREE)
          Feb. 17 (W) – Ash Wednesday
          Mar. 9 (T) – Midsemester
          Mar. 22 (M) – Abolition Day – FREE
          Mar. 23 (T) – Monday Make-Up Class
          Apr. 1-5 (Th, F, & M) – Holy Week Recess – FREE
          Apr. 19 (M) – José de Diego – FREE
          Apr. 20 (T) – Monday Make-Up Class
          May 10 (M) – Last Day of Class for M/W
          May 11 (T) – Last Day of Class for T/Th; Last Day to Withdraw
          May 12 (W) – Make-Up Class for 115-02 and 04
          May 13 (Th) – Make-Up Class for 115-08
          May 17-21 – FINAL EXAMS

NOTE: The exact date for quizzes, written and taped assignments, midterm test, and oral
activities will be announced in class. THERE ARE NO MAKEUPS. Lab dates may be
assigned during the semester. You are responsible for all work if you are absent.

								
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