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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Welcome to EGL 113 (Spring 2019)

EGL 113

Conversation I
Spring 2019
Busan University of Foreign Studies
Instructor: Jeff Lebow Office: D571  Email: bufslebow@gmail.com 
Office HoursWednesdays 3-5pm, Thursdays 3-4pm and by appointment

Course Website >>>  bufseng.blogspot.kr
 
Group Notes:  EGL 113-10           EGL113-11
Class Bands:   EGL 113-10           EGL 113-11
Class QuizletEGL113 Vocabulary  (password: topsecret)

This course is designed to help students become better English speakers. The various topics covered allow the student to gain accuracy and fluency in English. During these 16 weeks, this course aims to build the student’s oral proficiency, as well as to enhance reading and listening skills.


Monday, July 1, 2019

Welcome to EGL202 (Fall 2018)

EGL 202

Conversation IV
Fall 2018
Busan University of Foreign Studies
Instructor: Jeff Lebow Office: D571  Email: bufslebow@gmail.com 
Office HoursWednesdays 5-6pm, Fridays 2-4pm and by appointment

Course Website >>>  bufseng.blogspot.kr
 
Group NotesEGL202-01           EGL202-02
Class Bands:   EGL202-01          EGL202-02
Class Quizlet: EGL202 Vocabulary  (password: topsecret)

This course is designed to help students become better English speakers. The various topics covered allow the student to gain accuracy and fluency in English. During these 16 weeks, this course aims to build the student’s oral proficiency, as well as to enhance reading and listening skills.


Sunday, June 2, 2019

THE EGL113 Final Experience

EGL113 Final Experience


June 10: No Regular Class, Prep for upcoming tasks,
Optional Conferences 
June 11: EGL13-10 Talk Show, Episode#2
June 13: EGL113-11 Talk Show, Episode#2
 by June 16: Self-analysis of Talk Show should be emailed to Jeff
(EGL113-11) June 17: Short Vocab Quiz, Selfie Videos (no class June 20)
(EGL113-10) June 18: Short Vocab Quiz, Selfie Videos  (no class June 17)

June 19 and beyond: Have a great summer!


Talk Show, Take#2 (June 11/13)
You will work in the same groups you did during our first talk shows (week#14). Topics should be posted to the band by June 10 and include an overview, vocabulary words, questions, and links. Talk shows should last 5~7 minutes/person and participants should try to evenly divide ‘talk time’. Two participants should audio record the discussion, just in case there’s a technical issue.

Once your recording is posted, please (actually) listen to your own group and write self-feedback about your language usage, speaking style and group dynamics. Be as specific as possible. Was there anything different from the previous talk show? These comments can be posted on the Band post or emailed to Jeff at bufslebow@gmail.com
Due: June 16, 11:58 pm

Vocabulary Quiz (June 17/18)
A short Quiz based on vocabulary from the EGL113 Quizlet.


Selfie Videos  (June 17/18)

Either alone or in groups of 2-3, you will record video of yourselves answering three questions.
  • Questions#1 and #2 will come from discussion questions we've covered during the semester.
  • Question#1 you can choose beforehand and practice. Question#2 will be selected for you by Jeff.
  • Question#3 will be a totally new question that we have not covered in class.
Answers to each question should last 1~2 minutes / person.
Please sign up by June 10 to indicate if you’re doing this alone or with partner(s) and what your Question#1 is. 
 Sign-up here.
Megalist of Discussion Questions

Optional Conferences (June 10~June 18)
If you would like to meet with Jeff to discuss anything about this course, your studies, and/or life, feel free to sign up. This will not affect your grade one way or another. Sign-up here by June 6.


Talk Show & Selfie Video
  • Show your best conversation skills 
  • Authentic, interactive discussion 
  • Preparing a few notes and/or talking points is OK, but….
  • NO Monologues NO Reading NOT Memorized. NO Repeat topics 
  • Speak as clearly and naturally as possible 
  • Be interested and interesting . Have fun… or at least sound like you are :)

Monday, May 20, 2019

Knocking Down the House - AOC


Wikipedia:  Regular  Simple
Knock Down the House (Netflix)





Discussion Questions
  • Who are leaders (political or otherwise) that you think are inspiring?
  • How do you feel about public speaking? How about one-on-one sales?
  • Have you ever like someone older or more powerful was condescending to you?
  • What has been your most satisfying accomplishment?
  • If you were to run for political office, which issues would you focus on?
  • Which politicians do you think are the most (or least) authentic? Why?
  • Would you ever consider being a politician?
  • Do you think your elected officials represent you well? Why or why not?
  • How would you like to see elected officials look and act?