Intermediate Conversation 2 (High Intermediate)
- Pukyong National University (Daeyeon Campus)
- Fall 2020
- Course #109819
- Syllabus (forthcoming)
- Room: C25 #522, 530, 531 (allotted rooms, but not likely used)
- Instructional medium: This course will be conducted with a blend of live Zoom sessions and some uploaded, pre-recorded videos in the LMS. It is unlikely that we will hold live classes in our classroom.
Prof. Kent Lee
- Office: C25-1103
- Office hours: By appointment
1 Course description
This course deals with academic English for your college studies, including (1) better English learning strategies, and (2) basic academic English speaking skills for college life. This course is what we call English for academic purposes (EAP), and so this course will be quite different from your past high school and 학원 courses (at least in normal times, it would be quite different; the online format will affect this).
We are assuming that there will be no live in-person classes this semester. Thus, this course will be conducted with a blend of live Zoom sessions and pre-recorded lecture videos via the LMS.
1.1 Readings and materials
The textbook for this course is a course packet, which will be made available in a PDF file in the LMS. Other materials will be available in the LMS and at the course website
2 Tentative schedule
This is tentative, so you can expect changes and other activities, including readings, short paragraph assignments, and other short assignments.
|01||01 Sept.||Course intro; learning strategies||GF|
|02||07 Sept.||Pronunciation: British & American English; Stress, rhythm|
|03||14 Sept.||Pronunciation: Tongue twisters, poems|
|04||21 Sept.||Genres in literature & media; tropes|
|05||28 Sept.*||Genres in literature & media|
|06||05 Oct.||Presentation skills; coherence|
|07||12 Oct.||Coherence (lexical, grammatical, pragmatic)|
|08||19 Oct.||Midterm week||Presentations|
|09||26 Oct.||Coherence (lexical, grammatical, pragmatic)|
|10||02 Nov.||Linguistic politeness|
|12||16 Nov.||Film discussion (e.g., Arrival); film tropes|
|13||23 Nov.||Video production|
|14||30 Nov.||Making a pitch|
|15||07 Dec.||Group preparation|
|16||14 Dec.||Finals week||Presentations|