Advanced Conversation IV
Fall 2018

Instructor: Jeff Lebow Office: D571  Email:  Kakao: jefflebow
Please contact Jeff  by Email, Band, or Kakao  NOT Phone Text
Office Hours: Wednesdays 5-6pm, Fridays 2-4pm and by appointment  (Please schedule with Jeff beforehand)
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This is a very  activity-based conversation course and an interactive social experience that is geared toward developing a positive learning atmosphere. We will focus on improving communicative competence and expanding functional vocabulary. Students will actively engage with each other and with the instructor in an effort to improve their speaking and listening skills in a variety of environments and contexts.

There is no required textbook for this course.   You ARE REQUIRED bring a smartphone (or other device) with battery power and at least 500 MB of space bring paper, pen or pencil, and a folder that contains ALL handouts from this course join the class Band, complete the ENTRANCE QUESTIONNAIRE and install a few apps on your phone

We will use a variety of instructional methods in this course. These include handout-based activities,  small group discussions, jigsaw readings, partner practice, role play, recorded audio and video speaking tasks.  

Students will be assessed according to the following criteria
20% Attendance
20%  Participation
20% Assignments
20% Midterm
20% Final Exam
Grades will be distributed based on the required university quotas:  30% A’s, 40% B’s, 30% C’s
The midterm will include a one-on-one conversation with Jeff. The final will involve a group discussion.


➤ If you are more than five minutes late will be marked tardy. If you are more than 20 minutes late, you will be marked absent for that hour. Students who start ‘packing up’ before class has ended will be marked tardy.
If you are absent…
       ...CHECK the course website and class Band for information about ASSIGNMENTS.
     You are  still expected to complete assignments on time.
      ... If you think absence or tardiness should be excused, email official documentation and an English
          explanation to  This should be sent within in 1 week of the absence.
➤ Cell phones should only be used only for in-class activities, and during breaks. If there is a special reason you need to check your phone during class, let Jeff know.  

➤ Please do not hesitate to speak with me (in person or via email) whenever you have questions or concerns about this course.  

Things that matter to Jeff:   
                 Effort, Embracing the Struggle, Focus, Being Considerate, Curiosity, Conscientiousness, Trees

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