Sunday, 28 November 2010

another sleeper

Her neighbor doesn't have a blank face; I attempted -as I always do - to preserve her privacy.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Exam notes

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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Fall Oral Exam Final 2010

This list of questions is tentative.  I intend to ask 5 questions from the list below.

Unit 10
1) Take a mesage from Brian for ----.  Ask appropriate questions and repeat the message at the end.

Unit 11
2) When have  you felt ______________(annoyed/ frustrated/ ...)?

3) "IDIOM" - How do I feel?
Idiom - I got steamed up.  I blew up.  You're driving me up the wall.

4) Describe a class to me.  How do you feel about it and why?

Unit 12
5) Tell me about your character.

6)What kind of person would you like to date (for your teacher, for your roommate)?

7) What kind of place would you like to live in (work in, visit...)?

8) What would you do if __________(Brian gave you an A+)?

9) How did ______(your blind date, you job interview, your project, your presentation)___ go?

10) Give advice.  I'm __(really nervous)__.  What would you do if  you were in my shoes?

Monday, 1 November 2010

ESL Phone conversations online

Wassup: abbreviation of "What's up?" - "How are you?" + "Why are you calling?"

Take a message

Repeating the message for accuracy:

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Friday, 1 October 2010

Midterm exam Questions

Brian will ask you four questions from this list:

Unit 7
What did you do _____(past time)__.
lat night, last Saturday, in the summer, this morning.
Remember, don't answer 'Sleep'!
Give a full sentence and include details.
Unit 8
Tell me about your hobby.
Use full sentences.  Tell me what you do, where you do it and other details.
Which sport is this?
Brian will describe a sport; you name that sport.
Are we the same or different?
Use, "So am I", "So do I."... or "Neither do I"... or "I am"...
Can you ____?
Tell me if you can do the activity and if you are good at it or not.
Unit 9
Have you ever _____?
Tell me if you have done this and give details.
Ask Brian, "Have you ever ____?"
Ask Brian and ask follow up questions.

Job interview questions:
What are your strengths?
I am hard-working. For example, I am a university student, work part-time 
and do volunteer work at my church.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

unit 8 review

edu 2.0 information

Class # 166
ID: 24786
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Class# 200
ID# 24788
no password

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Monday, 7 June 2010

CBT TOEIC Test - new tests

If you missed taking the CBT TOEIC test, there are two news times to take it

June 9, 7pm

June 11, 7pm

This notice is also on the DSU and CBT TOEIC center website.


Tuesday, 25 May 2010

E-Action Final Oral Exam Spring 2010

Below are several questions and two conversation elements. In the final exam, I will call two students and ask them three questions each from the list below. Then, they will have two conversations, based on the elements below.

Unit 4

What's the date today?

What time is your class?

What time do you get up on weekends?

How many courses do you take every semester?

Conversation -invitation

A: Event (Brian gives event- see a movie, play soccer, go to a beach,...)

B: yes.

A&B: Details

Unit 5

Are there any famous attractions in your city?

Are there any interesting festivals in your city?

How do I get to _______?

Unit 6

What do you plan to do next semster?

next year?

in 5 years?

Conversation: What are you going to do this summer?

Follow-up questions

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Spring 2010 Common Midterm Exam Errors

Homework: Complete the following questions, then answer them. Hand in your answers by May 12th
Name: _____________________ Number ____________________
1) (___ father's job _?) _________________________________
Answer: _______________________________________________
Note: "Businessman" is not acceptable. What kind of business? Where? What does he do?
2) (___enjoy/like/favorite music___?) _____________________
Answer (include an example) _____________________________

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Midterm exam questions

We will schedule 8-10 students to arrive in class on April 19 and the other 8-10 students to arrive on April 21.

These students will be randomly paired up with a partner.

The two students will meet Brian at the front of the class or in the hallway and do the exam. When they are done, they go home, they do not return to talk to their friends. This is not to stop cheating but to reduce noise.

Part 1

Each student asks partner 3 questions.
1) your choice
2+3) from this list.
Unit 1
a) Father's job?
b) 2 introduction questions ?
Unit 2
c) Do you ever/ Saturdays?
d) Enjoy/like/favorite / sport?
e) Where/hang out?
f) free time ?
Unit 3
g) enjoy/like/favorite movie?
h) enjoy/like/favorite music?
c) Where/movie?

Part 2
Brian asks each student one or two questions about their hobbies.
Answer needs (Hobby name, place, frequency, time, who with)

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Movie/ Music polls

In class, in pairs, prepare three questions and ask ten classmates. The questions should be about Movies, Music, TV or Books. I would prefer western media be used, but some answers about Korean actors, musicians or authors are okay.

First, pick a subject in group A and Group B. Choices are:
Group A

Group B

Movies (Money):
1) Do you ever buy movies?
2) ____________

Movies (favorites):
1) Do you have a favorite comedy movie?
2) ____________

Movies (places):
1) Do you ever watch movies while on a bus?
2) ____________

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

review of first class

Hi guys!
Remember to buy E-Action

Video Diary

Video Diary: 3 videos, made in pairs.
Video #1: 45 to 90 seconds in length (1 %) Due: End of March
Video #2: 1 to 2 minutes in length (2%) Due: End of April
Video #3: 1:30 to 3:00 in length (4%) Due: May 25
Instructions: Videos should be interesting to you. Here are some suggestions:
Family, special hobbies, university life, club activities, best friend, boy-/girl- friend, interviewing friends, clothes, Korean culture, food, drink, favourite music/ band…
You should speak in each video but others can be involved.
You are welcome to rehearse and use notes in the video but you should not simply read your lines.
Be aware of the background noise and background activity before you start recording.
Do not sing unless you wrote the song.
If you use a Korean word, you should explain it – “I enjoy 검도. 검도 is a kind of sword fighting …”
Students should give their name and the date at the beginning and end of the recording. For example, “Hello Brian, this is __name__. Today is __date__ and I will talk about _topic_.”
Videos should be posted at a video hosting site, such as Youtube, Metacafe, Google Video, Screenr or other (Daum, Naver or cyworld are okay as well) and a link sent to your professor.
Grading your video journal. I want you to put real effort into these videos. I want clear communication (I do not need great English!) Prepare before you make the video and check for errors. Hand the video in on time and of the proper length and you will receive 100%