Spring 2015

Courses this Semester:
Low Intermediate English Communication 101
Low Intermediate English Communication 105
Low Intermediate English Communication 106
Low Intermediate English Communication 107
High Intermediate English Communication 109
TESOL Communication 1

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Show and Tell Presentations

When preparing your Show and Tell Presentations, please remember to follow these five steps:

1. Choose Your Topic from the textbook

2. Research Your Topic on the internet, in books, magazines, radio, TV, etc.

3. Write Your Presentation, using Key Vocabulary and Key Grammar

4. Prepare some Visual Aids like a PPT, music, video, or props


Remember, when you are preparing, consider the ten criteria to be evaluated:
Well prepared
Smooth presentation
Good body language
Good pacing
Props or visual aids used well
Covers topic well
Uses key vocabulary
Uses key grammar
Understandable language

You can watch Ren's video again by clicking THIS LINK

LIEC 107
Monday 4/27: Kim Seulgi, Yi Mingyang
Wednesday 4/29: Zhang Yuxi, Kang Soo Hyun
Monday 5/4: Choi Young Eun, Oh Chae Won, Gu Hee Yun, Park Hee Soo
Wednesday 5/6: Myeong Yoonji, Koo Minwoo
Monday 5/11: Zhao Yue, Jin Gyeong, Soran, Ha Yeong
Wednesday 5/13: Jo Hwanjun, Jeong Jonghwan
Monday 5/18: Gyeong Je, Gi Tae, He Meng Yuan

HIEC 109
Monday 5/4: Ma Minting, Liu FangLin, Hu Junlan, Zhang Jing
Monday 5/11: Huang Shimeng, Jung-min, Oh Minji

LIEC 105
Tuesday 4/28: Kwang Hyun Kim, Chang Rok Lee, Jeong Ha Yeon
Thursday 4/30: Young Eun Son, Jung Jae Hoon, On You Kim
Thursday 5/7: Hye Eun Kim, Lee Seo-kyoung, Sung Min-gyeong
Tuesday 5/12: Hyun Soo Lee, Zhang Yi, Yun So Hyun
Thursday 5/14: Song Yaohui, RaeHa Lee, Gang Hee Lee
Tuesday 5/26: Junyoung Jang, Park Joo Eun, Yu Jee Yoon
Thursday 5/28: Jeon Hye-lim

LIEC 106
Tuesday 4/28: Jay Nam, Jiyeon Yu, Jiseon Lee
Thursday 4/30: Jeong Bo-seok
Thursday 5/7: Seyoung Park, Seoyoung Kim, Seong Kyu Park
Tuesday 5/12: Choi Yeon-Ji, Lee Sang-Eun, Park Jung Hyun
Thursday 5/14: Choi Bi Seong, Yeom Ji Young, Kim Seong Bin
Tuesday 5/26: Choi Eun Kyung, Kim Tae Yeol, Park Eun Sung

LIEC 101
Wednesday 4/29: Jun Sung Kwon, Yesol Lee, Uiju Yeo
Friday 5/1: Yang Hyeong Woo, Sang Hyun Son
Wednesday 5/6: Ko Eunjeong, Jeong Yeonseo, Park Seyun, Park Jueun
Friday 5/8: Liang Yingyin, Moon Jieun
Wednesday 5/13: Lee Jiyoung, Kim Kyoung Ha, Yoon Juhee, Kim Hyeonji
Friday 5/15: Hong Jeong Hee, Choi Do Na
Friday 5/22: Park Jun Yeong, An Hyun Jeong

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Word Crimes by Weird Al Yankovic

"Word Crimes"

Everybody shut up, WOO!
Everyone listen up!
Hey, hey, hey, uh
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey

[Verse 1:]
If you can't write in the proper way
If you don't know how to conjugate
Maybe you flunked that class
And maybe now you find
That people mock you online

Okay, now here's the deal
I'll try to educate ya
Gonna familiarize
You with the nomenclature
You'll learn the definitions
Of nouns and prepositions
Literacy's your mission
And that's why I think it's a

Good time
To learn some grammar
Now, did I stammer
Work on that grammar
You should know when
It's "less" or it's "fewer"
Like people who were
Never raised in a sewer

I hate these word crimes
Like I could care less
That means you do care
At least a little
Don't be a moron
You'd better slow down
And use the right pronoun
Show the world you're no clown
Everybody wise up!

[Verse 2:]
Say you got an "I","T"
Followed by apostrophe, "s"
Now what does that mean?
You would not use "it's" in this case
As a possessive
It's a contraction
What's a contraction?
Well, it's the shortening of a word, or a group of words
By the omission of a sound or letter

Okay, now here's some notes
Syntax you're always mangling
No "x" in "espresso"
Your participle's danglin'
But I don't want your drama
If you really wanna
Leave out that Oxford comma
Just keep in mind

That "be", "see", "are", "you"
Are words, not letters
Get it together
Use your spellchecker
You should never
Write words using numbers
Unless you're seven
Or your name is Prince

I hate these word crimes
You really need a
Full time proofreader
You dumb mouth-breather
Well, you should hire
Some cunning linguist
To help you distinguish
What is proper English

[Verse 3:]
One thing I ask of you
Time to learn your homophones is past due
Learn to diagram a sentence too
Always say "to whom"
Don't ever say "to who"
And listen up when I tell you this
I hope you never use quotation marks for emphasis
You finished second grade
I hope you can tell
If you're doing good or doing well
About better figure out the difference
Irony is not coincidence
And I thought that you'd gotten it through your skull
What's figurative and what's literal
Oh but, just now, you said
You literally couldn't get out of bed
That really makes me want to literally
Smack a crowbar upside your stupid head

I read your e-mail
It's quite apparent
Your grammar's errant
You're incoherent
Saw your blog post
It's really fantastic
That was sarcastic (Oh, psych!)
'Cause you write like a spastic

I hate these Word Crimes
Your prose is dopey
Think you should only
Write in emoji
Oh, you're a lost cause
Go back to pre-school
Get out of the gene pool
Try your best to not drool

Never mind I give up
Really now I give up
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
Go Away!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Do You Believe Superstitions?

Here is a guest post from Oh Chae Won in LIEC 107

Do You Believe Superstitions?

There are many superstitions in the world. Some people say that they believe

them, but others think they are just lies and nothing. What is a superstition? It is

the belief that people made for their good luck and also bad luck that we want

to avoid negative situations. Do you believe it? There are many superstitions in

Korea, and especially I want to tell about Korean superstitions of an exam.

Korean people often eat rice cakes which are called “Tteok” before they take

a test, because it is very sticky. We also eat “Yeot”, and it is a type of sticky

and sweet Korean candy made from glutinous rice. It is believed that good

fortune will stick on to you if you eat them. Korean students usually eat these

before an exam so that all the knowledge sticks into their head. They believe

that if they chew sticky things such as “Tteok”, “Yeot” and taffies, their name

will be able to be stuck on the board of the successful candidates. For instance,

most Korean parents give Tteok and taffies to their children who will have CSAT

similar to SAT in America. I also got a lot of taffies from my parents, friends

and relatives when I was a high-school senior.

However, Korean people have bad superstitions that they need to be careful

about it before the exam. They don’t eat brown seaweed soup or noodles,

because they are slippery. They think if they eat slippery foods, they will slip

when doing their test, and then they can’t stand up. They also believe slippery

foods also will lubricate their brain and the material they’ve studied will slip right

out of their head. Similarly, Korean people don’t cut their nails and hair ahead of

the exam, because they believe that it will cut down their scores.

In my opinion, it depends on the people’s mind whether superstition is

believable or not because it was just made by people. I usually accept

superstitions that will only give good fortune. I believe there is no right or wrong

things in the superstition. Therefore, I think it is better to believe that you think it

will give you a good luck.