All classes meet in the English Classroom at Bechtel I-Center unless otherwise noted*.
I. CALIFORNIA TRAVEL AND HISTORY – find out about the places to visit for a weekend getaway or a great vacation as well as learn about the history of the location.
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – BOB JONES
II. PRACTICAL ENGLISH FOR DAILY LIVING – learn how to express yourself clearly and confidently when going shopping, eating out, making phone calls, etc
2:00 PM- 3:30 PM DOLLY VERPLANK & PATTY BUCHANAN **ASSEMBLY ROOM
III. AMERICAN LIFE AND HUMOR –discuss current issues and lifestyles, view videos, and compare U.S. humor with humor in your country. Have fun while learning English!
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – TOM & STEFFI BUCH **ASSEMBLY ROOM
IV. AMERICAN IDIOMS AND ISSUES – presentation and practice of common idioms: reading, writing, pronunciation skills and discussion compose the class activities.
10:40 AM – 12:15 PM MARY ANN SAUNDERS
V. INTRODUCTION TO THE AMERICAN SHORT STORY – read-aloud stories taught in U.S. schools; improve your vocabulary & discussion skills. A small materials fee will be collected in class.
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM LORI REESER
VI. AMERICAN CUSTOMS AND INSTITUTIONS – a survey of American culture and traditions
9:00 AM- 10:30 AM KAREN SORTINO
VII. CONVERSATION AND BEYOND – a complete American English class planned by the students with the teacher. A text fee of $6 is payable in class. Please have exact amount.
10:40 AM– 12:15 PM CAROLYN KENDALL
VIII. INTENSIVE ORAL ENGLISH - Consistent attendance is necessary in this class, as each class builds on the last. Here is a unique opportunity for students to improve their pronunciation and presentation skills, through student practice at home and informal and formal speeches in class. Register in the first class. Class size is limited to 12 students.1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CAROLYN KENDALL
IX. COMMUNICATING ACROSS CULTURES – discuss differences in national cultures tobetter understand how these differences influence everyday communication.
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM STEFFI BUCH
X. MEDIA AND THE U.S. CULTURE – learn how media, electronic and print, affects U.S. culture. Read short articles and discuss in groups.
10:40 AM – 12:15 PM MARY PAT GASPICH