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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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