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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Welcome to 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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on What We’re Going to Talk About Next Week
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on What Is To Be Done?
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Your Challenges: A List
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Want to Learn How to Make Beer? Want to Help Make Beer for the Department Cocktail Party?
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on For Next Time…
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on For Tuesday
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.Continue Reading... Comments Off on For Thursday’s Discussion
For our discussion on Tuesday, please review this article provided by Yoonmi: studying abroad at an early age, Yoonmi Cha (docx)Continue Reading... Comments Off on For the next discussion
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.Continue Reading... Comments Off on Hyowon’s Discussion Materials