Discussion
Intermediate Discussion
Thu. 3rd. Period David P. O'Donnell
Keywords:
Listening, Speaking, Web Activities

In this class, students will discuss a wide variety of topics of interest. Whereas the 2nd period speaking class will focus on the form of spoken language, this course gives more emphasis to content, sharing ideas, and student colalboration.


This class is intended to improve student motivation, speaking fluency, ability to express opinions, and vocabulary. Though it is officially a speaking course, some attention will be given to multiple aspects of language and culture (reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, slang, pragmatics, history, etc.) and basic web page development and design.


Attendance: 25%
Class Participation: 25%
Web Work: 25%
Weekly Recordings: 25%
Extra Credit: 25%


1

  1. Attendance
  2. Course introduction
  3. Sign up to make web pages and begin constructing our individual sites
  4. 1st discussion topic
  5. Reflect on the discussion and write about it on the web pages

Homework

  1. 1st homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

2

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 1st homework assignment
  3. Discuss 1st homework assignment
  4. 2nd discussion topic
  5. Reflect on the discussion and write about it on the web pages

Homework

  1. 2nd homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

3

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 2nd homework assignment
  3. Discuss 2nd homeowrk assignment
  4. 3rd discussion topic
  5. Reflect on the discussion and write about it on the web pages

Homework

  1. 3rd homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

4

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 3rd homework assignment
  3. Discuss 3rd homeowrk assignment
  4. 4th discussion topic
  5. Reflect on the discussion and write about it on the web pages

Homework

  1. 4th homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

5

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 4th homework assignment
  3. Discuss 4th homeowrk assignment
  4. 5th discussion topic
  5. Reflect on the discussion and write about it on the web pages

Homework

  1. 5th homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

6

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 5th homework assignment
  3. Discuss 5th homeowrk assignment
  4. 6th discussion topic
  5. Reflect on the discussion and write about it on the web pages

Homework

  1. 6th homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

7

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 6th homework assignment
  3. Discuss 6th homeowrk assignment
  4. 6th discussion topic
  5. Reflect on the discussion and write about it on the web pages

Homework

  1. 7th homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

8

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 7th homework assignment
  3. Discuss 7th homeowrk assignment
  4. 8th discussion topic
  5. Reflect on the discussion and write about it on the web pages

Homework

  1. 8h homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

9

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 8th homework assignment
  3. Discuss 8th homeowrk assignment
  4. 8th discussion topic
  5. Reflect on the discussion and write about it on the web pages

Homework

  1. 9h homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

10

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 9th homework assignment
  3. Discuss 9th homeowrk assignment
  4. 10th discussion topic
  5. Reflect on the discussion and write about it on the web pages

Homework

  1. 10h homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

11

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 10th homework assignment
  3. Discuss 10th homeowrk assignment
  4. 11th discussion topic
  5. Reflect on the discussion and write about it on the web pages

Homework

  1. 11h homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

12

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 11th homework assignment
  3. Discuss 11th homeowrk assignment
  4. 12th discussion topic
  5. Reflect on the discussion and write about it on the web pages

Homework

  1. 12th homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

13

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 12th homework assignment
  3. Discuss 12th homeowrk assignment
  4. 13th discussion topic
  5. Reflect on the discussion and write about it on the web pages

Homework

  1. 13th homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

14

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 13th homework assignment
  3. Discuss 13th homeowrk assignment
  4. 14th discussion topic
  5. Reflect on the discussion and write about it on the web pages

Homework

  1. 14th homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

15

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 14th homework assignment
  3. Discuss 14th homeowrk assignment
  4. 15th discussion topic
  5. Reflect on the discussion and write about it on the web pages

Homework 

  1. Have a fantastic holiday.
  2. Finish any make-up / extra work before the deadline (to be announced).

 


This schedule is a rough outline. Things may change as the course progresses, depending on the interests and abilities of the class.