Category Archives: Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2011

  • Welcome to Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2011!

    Posted on August 29, 2011 by mrgord in Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2011.

    Welcome to the course! If you’re looking for a copy of the syllabus, you can download a copy in PDF format here: Syllabus, Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2011 I will ask you, with a partner, to fill out the student information paper which you can download here: Student Info Sheet (PDF) … but please […]

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  • What We’re Going to Talk About Next Week

    Posted on September 17, 2011 by mrgord in Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2011.

    I’ve had a hectic couple of days, so I haven’t uploaded the challenges you’ve submitted to me yet. I hope to edit and post them to this page sometime on Monday or Tuesday. In the meantime, for our discussion on Tuesday, I would like you to prepare the following: After watching (and listening to) the […]

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  • What Is To Be Done?

    Posted on September 23, 2011 by mrgord in Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2011.

    On 27 September, we’re going to talk about a social problem, a situation that is unacceptable and yet which persists, and talk about the limits of reasonable, acceptable response. The first case is that of Troy Davis, a man who was executed on 22 September in Georgia, despite a cloud of doubt as to whether […]

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  • Your Challenges: A List

    Posted on September 26, 2011 by mrgord in Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2011.

    After much anticipation, here is a list of your challenges for this semester: Challenge #1: Embassy Inquiry In this challenge, you must contact the embassy for an English speaking country of your choice, and make an inquiry regarding some specific information. For example, you might inquire how you could start the process of immigration to […]

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  • Want to Learn How to Make Beer? Want to Help Make Beer for the Department Cocktail Party?

    Posted on September 28, 2011 by mrgord in Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2011, Public Speaking 2, Fall 2011, Reading & Writing 2, Fall 2011, Understanding Anglophone Cultures Through Film, Fall 2011.

    I have just received permission/funding to make some beer for the Cocktail Party we will be holding later in semester. (With leftover beer being saved for the Movie Night, supposedly, and maybe an end-of-department party.) I thought it might be a good chance for any students who want to learn how, to get a lesson […]

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  • For Next Time…

    Posted on October 1, 2011 by mrgord in Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2011.

    I promised you an article to read for next time; here it is: “Deafness as Culture,” by Edward Dolnick. The Atlantic Monthly, September 1993. As I noted in class, I expect students to read the article (and the letters from readers in the December issue, included at the end of the PDF) but I also […]

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  • For Tuesday

    Posted on October 19, 2011 by mrgord in Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2011.

    Ladies, As far as I recall — and I’m traveling without my notebook, so I may remember wrong — I asked you to write for me a Self-Evaluation of your performance in the class, and gave you a due date of 27 October. I think I asked for 500 words minimum, and asked you to […]

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  • For Thursday’s Discussion

    Posted on November 1, 2011 by mrgord in Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2011.

    Hi everyone: Shinah asked me to post these files for you to check out for our discussion on Thursday: Shinah’s Articles (.zip archive) Please read, think about, and be ready to discuss the ideas in these articles, and more generally Shinah’s chosen issue: racial discrimination in Korea today.

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  • For the next discussion

    Posted on November 5, 2011 by mrgord in Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2011.

    For our discussion on Tuesday, please review this article provided by Yoonmi: studying abroad at an early age, Yoonmi Cha (docx)

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  • Hyowon’s Discussion Materials

    Posted on November 9, 2011 by mrgord in Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2011.

    Here’s the article Hyowon asked you all to read for tomorrow’s discussion (10 November). It was sent very late last night, so I am uploading it now that I’m awake in the morning: Animal Euthanasia article (docx) Make sure you’ve read it and are ready to discuss tomorrow morning.

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