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XGF 1650 - Conversational English A

Speak and be understood with greater confidence, using correct pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and idiomatic expressions. Students will practice speaking in groups about American everyday life. Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of English required. Required textbook available at the JCCC Bookstore.

CEU Hours: 2

Contact Hours: 20

Johnson County Community College
Course Syllabus � Conversational English A

Course Information
Course type:   non-credit
Prerequisites:  Intermediate to advanced knowledge of English
Textbook: A Conversation Book, English in Everyday Life Vol 2  ISBN #0137281145

Course Description
This class is for individuals who are interested in practicing Conversational English.  Students can improve their skills in both speaking and listening.  There will be emphasis on idiomatic expressions. 

Course Objectives
 This class will help to build self-esteem and self-confidence in using English at work and in social situations.  The goal of this course is that each student will be able to speak and be understood with greater confidence, using correct grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary.  If you have already taken Conversational English A, you will find this course to be similar in format but different in content so you will continue to learn new things and continue to improve your conversational English skills.  A & B can be taken in any order and the same textbook will be used for both courses since 8 weeks is not enough time to cover the entire book.
 

Course Outline
	Communicating in English
	Family Life
	Housing
	Employment
	Transportation and Travel
	Health Care
	Consumer Information
	Values Clarification
 
CRN Days Time Date Location Instructor Seats Open
92129 401 --W---- 06:00-08:29 PM 06/03/15-07/22/15 CC 128 Thompson K 19 of 20

XGF 1651 - Conversational English B

Speak and be understood with greater confidence, using correct pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and idiomatic expressions. Students will practice speaking in groups about American everyday life. Conversational English A and B may be taken in any order. Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of English required. Required textbook available at the JCCC Bookstore.

CEU Hours: 2

Contact Hours: 20

Johnson County Community College
Course Syllabus � Conversational English B

Course Information
Course type:   non-credit
Prerequisites:  Advanced Knowledge of English
Textbook:  A Conversation Book, English in Everyday Life Vol 2
	ISBN #0137281145        

Course Description
This is an advanced course designed for the ESL student who has mastered the essentials of English and is striving for fluency in the language.  The emphasis is on conversing in small groups and large groups about American everyday life and how it compares/differs from other countries and their cultures as well as exchanging viewpoints and discussing contemporary issues which are universal to all cultures.  Students will also receive advanced practice in conversational and idiomatic usage of English.

Course Objectives
 The goal of this course is that each student will be able to speak and be understood with greater confidence, using correct grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary.  If you have already taken Conversational English A, you will find this course to be similar in format but different in content so you will continue to learn new things and continue to improve your conversational English skills.  A & B can be taken in any order and the same textbook will be used for both courses since 8 weeks is not enough time to cover the entire book.
 

Course Outline
	Communicating in English
	Family Life
	Housing
	Employment
	Transportation and Travel
	Health Care
	Consumer Information
       Values Clarification
 
CRN Days Time Date Location Instructor Seats Open
90937 400 --W---- 06:00-08:29 PM 03/25/15-05/13/15 CC 130 Thompson K 8 of 20

XGF 1690 - ESL Grammar Development I

Grammar I and Grammar II are ongoing classes for intermediate/advanced English Language Learners. The instructor integrates reading, listening, speaking, and writing exercises with formal instruction. Students work alone, in pairs, and in groups. Required textbook available at the JCCC Bookstore.

CEU Hours: 2

Contact Hours: 20

Instructor contact Information:
Name:  Margaret Turner
Email: mturne40@jccc.edu
Office hours:  In the classroom 20 minutes before class and 10 minutes after class 

Textbook
Required text: Focus on Grammar, an Integrated Skills Approach, Level 3 (Fourth Edition) by Marjorie Fuchs, Margaret Bonner, Miriam Westheimer. 

JCCC Desire2Learn
PowerPoint presentations for each class, answers to exercises, and class announcements are posted in Desire2Learn.  Students are required to know their JCCC email in order to access this information.  Printing /downloading the PowerPoint presentations is optional.  The teacher will show students how to access Desire2Learn.

Course Description
This course is for Intermediate or Advanced English Language Learners who want to improve their skills.  In addition to formal instruction, students practice grammar through reading, listening and speaking exercises, and by writing in-class essays.  Students work individually, in pairs, and in groups.

Course Objectives
Students will improve their knowledge, confidence, and use of English grammar.  Each 8-week session focuses on different chapters in the textbook.  "Grammar I" and "Grammar II" is an ongoing course with no formal beginning or end.  It takes one year (five 8-week sessions) to complete the textbook. 

Course Requirements for students:
Students in this class are typically business professionals.  Treat this class as you would a job or a business meeting.  Students are expected to:
�	Refrain from texting or checking messages during class.  Phones/tablets may be used for dictionary apps only. 
�	Attend class regularly and arrive on time.
�	Notify the teacher by email if you are not coming or will be late.
�	Speak only English during the class.

Teaching Philosophy:
I have been teaching ESL/EFL to adults since 2002.  I enjoy teaching very much but I also realize that English can be a difficult language to learn.   I do my best to:
�	Select course materials that are relevant / useful.  
�	Provide students with many opportunities for active participation in each class.  
�	Establish a safe learning environment where students can feel comfortable asking questions and making mistakes.  
�	Make learning a fun and enjoyable experience.

Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
Students with disabilities requesting accommodations should contact Access Services, Student Center, 2nd floor, (913) 469-8500, ext. 3521, or TDD at (913) 469-3885.
 
CRN Days Time Date Location Instructor Seats Open
92130 401 -T-R--- 06:00-08:29 PM 06/16/15-07/09/15 CC 128 Turner M 16 of 17

XGF 1691 - ESL Grammar Development II

Grammar I and Grammar II are ongoing classes for intermediate/advanced English Language Learners. The instructor integrates reading, listening, speaking, and writing exercises with formal instruction. Students work alone, in pairs, and in groups. Required textbook available at the JCCC Bookstore.

CEU Hours: 1.8

Contact Hours: 17.5

Instructor contact Information:
Name:  Margaret Turner
Email: mturne40@jccc.edu
Office hours:  In the classroom 20 minutes before class and 10 minutes after class 

Textbook
Required text: Focus on Grammar, an Integrated Skills Approach, Level 3 (Fourth Edition) by Marjorie Fuchs, Margaret Bonner, Miriam Westheimer. 

JCCC Desire2Learn
PowerPoint presentations for each class, answers to exercises, and class announcements are posted in Desire2Learn.  Students are required to know their JCCC email in order to access this information.  Printing /downloading the PowerPoint presentations is optional.  The teacher will show students how to access Desire2Learn.

Course Description
This course is for Intermediate or Advanced English Language Learners who want to improve their skills.  In addition to formal instruction, students practice grammar through reading, listening and speaking exercises, and by writing in-class essays.  Students work individually, in pairs, and in groups.

Course Objectives
Students will improve their knowledge, confidence, and use of English grammar.  Each 8-week session focuses on different chapters in the textbook.  �Grammar I� and �Grammar II� is an ongoing course with no formal beginning or end.  It takes one year (five 8-week sessions) to complete the textbook. 

Course Requirements for students:
Students in this class are typically business professionals.  Treat this class as you would a job or a business meeting.  Students are expected to:
�	Refrain from texting or checking messages during class.  Phones/tablets may be used for dictionary apps only. 
�	Attend class regularly and arrive on time.
�	Notify the teacher by email if you are not coming or will be late.
�	Speak only English during the class.

Teaching Philosophy:
I have been teaching ESL/EFL to adults since 2002.  I enjoy teaching very much but I also realize that English can be a difficult language to learn.   I do my best to:
�	Select course materials that are relevant / useful.  
�	Provide students with many opportunities for active participation in each class.  
�	Establish a safe learning environment where students can feel comfortable asking questions and making mistakes.  
�	Make learning a fun and enjoyable experience.

Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
Students with disabilities requesting accommodations should contact Access Services, Student Center, 2nd floor, (913) 469-8500, ext. 3521, or TDD at (913) 469-3885.
 
CRN Days Time Date Location Instructor Seats Open
90944 400 -T----- 06:00-08:29 PM 03/24/15-05/05/15 CC 128 Turner M 10 of 17

XGF 5001 - Grammar for ESL - Web Based

This course prepares the ESL student for regular mainstream English classes. Topics include a review of all tenses, the use of modals, the adjective clause, the noun clause, the adverb clause, phrases, count and non-count nouns and some English terms. To enroll or for more information about this online class and/or additional start dates, visit http://www.jccc.edu/continuing-education/ways-to-register/ed2go-registration-instructions.html

CEU Hours: 2.4

Contact Hours: 24

 
CRN Days Time Date Location Instructor Seats Open
93227 503 CEONL ------- - 03/18/15-05/08/15 Online Faculty 100 of 100

XGF 5002 - Writing for ESL

Many ESL learners have excellent training and skills in their native languages but find their academic or career progress slowed by the challenges of writing in English. This course will take you through each step of the writing process. To enroll or for more information about this online class and/or additional start dates, visit http://www.jccc.edu/continuing-education/ways-to-register/ed2go-registration-instructions.html

CEU Hours: 2.4

Contact Hours: 24

 
CRN Days Time Date Location Instructor Seats Open
93226 503 ONLNE ------- - 03/18/15-05/08/15 Online Faculty 99 of 100
Clinic Courses (CLI) provide practical application and are offered on or off campus. Instructors supervise/direct student in a simulated or on-site setting.
Face-to-Face Courses (F2F) take place in a classroom. Based on JCCC's Statement of General Education. Students in all classes, including face-to-face classes, are expected to use technology appropriate to the course content and as needed to access web-based course materials. Face-to-face classes typically require access to computer equipment (either at home or in college labs provided for student use) and computing skills utilizing standard office, business and web browsing applications.
Hybrid Courses (HYB) combine face-to-face classroom instruction and the convenience of online web-based learning, resulting in a reduction of the amount of time spent in the face-to-face classroom and a significant increase of time spent studying online materials. Students registered in hybrid courses must attend class meetings as listed in the JCCC Schedule of Classes.
Internships (INT) provide experience to students for on-the-job training with cooperating businesses, agencies, and organizations. The number of hours for each internship varies.
Lab Courses (LAB) are face-to-face classes where students perform tasks as directed by faculty. Faculty members monitor the activity and provide individual and/or group instruction/assistance
Media Courses (MED) deliver all or a portion of instruction through either cable broadcast or pre-recorded video lessons. The videos are available in DVD format from the Billington Library.
Online Courses (ONLNE) use the Internet and a Learning Management System (D2L) to deliver course materials and to facilitate student-instructor, student-content, and student to student interaction. To participate in online courses, the student should have a good understanding of computer hardware and software applications and the Internet.
Continuing Education Online Courses (CEONL) and materials are delivered via the Internet. To participate in online courses, the student should have a good understanding of computer applications and Internet navigation. For more information about this course and other online learning options visit CE Online.
Private (PLV) lessons for credit are available from beginning to advanced in voice, piano, guitar, brass, woodwind and percussion. Lessons are scheduled by arrangement with private music instructors.
Self-Paced Courses (SEL) and Self-Paced Online (SPO) are offered on a schedule of study that allows students more flexible scheduling options. Course interaction is based upon a contract between student - instructor and in some cases can take up to one calendar year to complete. Some courses may use online delivery to facilitate the learning experience.
Self-Paced Courses (SEL) and Self-Paced Online (SPO) are offered on a schedule of study that allows students more flexible scheduling options. Course interaction is based upon a contract between student - instructor and in some cases can take up to one calendar year to complete. Some courses may use online delivery to facilitate the learning experience.
Travel Courses (TRV) may require in-class activities as well as traveling to a destination. Students will be responsible for the cost of the travel as well as the course costs.
Seats Open is an approximation of the number of seats available and may not represent the actual number of seats open at the time of registration.
This course is approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas public postsecondary institutions. Additional courses may also be eligible for transfer. Please visit the JCCC Registrar to learn more.