Tomorrow, I’ll say more about your midterm exam, which will be this Thursday, 2 June. It will involve both a written and a speaking component, but I’ll explain more tomorrow.
Next, your homework for tomorrow is to read the first page of Unit 6! Check the dialog, make sure you understand the vocabulary, and look at how the opinions on that page are expressed. (It also wouldn’t hurt to look over the whole unit before you come to class, if you have time.) As usual, I’ll have an idioms quiz and handout for you to supplement the book.
And now, the big news: today, we decided on the challenges for the remainder of the course. You designed suggested challenges, but I’m going to fill in some of the details and rules about how Challenges work, as well as the specific rules for each challenge.
Challenges are worth 20% of your final mark in this class, so please make sure you understand the rules and expectations!
Due Date: Friday, 3 June (2015), 7:00 p.m.
Task Description: You must call a customer service center for some place, and obtain appropriate information using only English.
Time Limit: There is no limit on the length of the call, as long as you (a) ONLY use English for the call, and (b) get all the information you might reasonably need if you were a real customer. If the person you’re talking to asks if you speak Korean, just tell them no, you can’t. After all, it’s true: for this assignment, you can’t speak Korean!
Evidence: You must record the phone call. There are apps to do this on Android and iPhone, though I can’t recommend which. You could also record the conversation if you have the conversation using Kakaotalk on your computer and use basic software to record the audio. Finally, you can also simply use the speakerphone function on your phone and use a separate phone or audio recorder to capture the sound.
You will submit the audio file as an MP3 format file. (Other file formats are unacceptable.) I will let you know how to upload the file later this week, but hopefully it’s possible to do it on Blackboard.
(Rules coming soon)
(Rules coming soon)