Category Archives: Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2012

  • Welcome!

    Posted on September 3, 2012 by mrgord in Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2012.

    Welcome to the Fall 2012 semester! At the moment, I haven’t got a lot to post about, but I will provide you with a syllabus for this course: Syllabus for Listening & Speaking, Fall 2011 The link is a PDF, the format I’ll use for most handouts in this class. I’ll try update this page […]

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  • Homework from Week 1

    Posted on September 3, 2012 by mrgord in Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2012.

    During our first class back in Week 1, I split you into four groups and asked you to develop some (ie. 3) ideas for Group Challenges, which you would explain to the class during our next meeting, on Tuesday, 4 September. Therefore, to be ready for Tuesday’s class, you need to be prepared to explain […]

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  • Coming Soon: Challenges Link!

    Posted on September 6, 2012 by mrgord in Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2012.

    Folks, I’m writing this on the evening of Thursday, 6 September. I’m going to update this post soon with a link to a page containing a full list of the Student Challenges you will undertake this semester. (Tonight or tomorrow.) Please check back soon to see the list, and remember my advice: start in on […]

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  • Challenges List (Partial)

    Posted on September 10, 2012 by mrgord in Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2012.

    Folks, Here’s your challenges list page. I didn’t have time to finish the list, but I did get the first one finished for you to start on! Check it out, and start working on those challenges. In our next class, we’ll do a conversational exercise, and I’ll walk you through our discussion process, and you […]

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  • For Next Class

    Posted on September 12, 2012 by mrgord in Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2012.

    Today in class, I asked you to take home your list of questions that you typed up for today (questions you shouldn’t ask in an Anglophone cultural context when talking to a stranger) and to add one more piece of information to the list: an explanation of why you shouldn’t ask each specific question. In […]

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  • Brewing Session: Sign Up!

    Posted on September 12, 2012 by mrgord in Anglophone Cultures Through Films, Fall 2012, Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2012, Mythology & Biblical Narrative, Fall 2012, Public Speaking, Fall 2012.

    Folks, For today’s class update, please scroll down to see my post. But before you do: In all my classes, I’ve announced the opportunity to learn how to make beer. On Sunday, 23 September, I will be teaching how to make a traditional “ale” beer to any students who are interested. We will make two […]

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  • Signups for Student-Led Discussions, and More Stuff for Next Week…

    Posted on September 14, 2012 by mrgord in Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2012.

    Here is the signup page for Student-Led Discussions. Just click the link, and you will be taken to another website where you can sign up for two discussion-leading sessions . Make sure you enter your real email address: the website will send you a reminder by email five days before the date of your discussion! […]

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  • Schedule

    Posted on September 24, 2012 by mrgord in Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2012.

    Folks, I had to fiddle to get our Student-Led Discussions Schedule sorted out. That meant moving some people around, so that nobody was stuck leading one day alone. I didn’t move anyone more than one week, and most of you are on the day you signed up for. I’ll add topics for the rest of […]

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  • Feedback Page & Next Week’s Work

    Posted on October 5, 2012 by mrgord in Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2012.

    Folks: I will be looking at our Youtube channel in the next few days, and will post who has passed Challenge #1 soon. Please check back soon for a link to that page. (I’ll add it HERE.) For Tuesday next week, please download and read this article: – “This Pen for Hire” by Abigail Witherspoon […]

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  • Challenges Updated!

    Posted on October 10, 2012 by mrgord in Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2012.

    Folks, I’m updated the Challenges List & Rules. I’ll be checking out the Youtube channel on 10 October, so check back for another announcement about that soon!

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