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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 Converstaion 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
51693 402 --W---- 06:00-08:29 PM 09/10/14-10/15/14 CC 130 Thompson K 9 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
51962 002 --W---- 06:00-08:29 PM 10/22/14-11/19/14 CC 130 Thompson K 23 of 25
--W---- 06:00-08:29 PM 12/03/14-12/10/14 CC 130    

XGF 1660 - Pronunciation Improvement I

You will practice correct use of individual vowel and consonant sounds, rhythms, word stress and intonation. Increase your self-confidence on the job and in social situations by improving your pronunciation, clarity of speech, use of idioms, slang, and fluency. Required textbook available at the JCCC Bookstore.

CEU Hours: 2

Contact Hours: 20

Johnson County Community College
Course Syllabus � Pronunciation Improvement

Course Information
Course type:   non-credit
Prerequisites:  none
Textbook:  Pronouncing American English by Gertrude Orion
ISBN 0838463320


Course Description
This course approaches the pronunciation improvement of non-native speakers in a comprehensive manger.  A Variety of skills will be addressed, depending on the student�s needs and desires.  We work on consonants and vowels, word linking, sound reduction, intonation, and word and sentence rhythm (stress).  We will cover everything, or close to everything, in the book depending on the students� level and understanding.  Students are encouraged to bring in questions pertaining to pronunciation, and if time permits other cultural or language problems.  We read rhythmic and rhyming poems aloud and each student will read a short paragraph from something of their choice.  We discuss the difference between slang and formal English, and discuss problems that occur on the phone.

Course Objectives
 We do NOT promise improvement within the 8 weeks time, although many students may notice an improvement.  This class supplies knowledge about language, attunes the ear to American, mid-west English, identifies common problems and makes the students aware of their individual problems so that they can practice and improve with time.  

Course Content Outline
The course outline depends on the students� needs.  The first class, each student talks about them self and any problems they know they have.  The instructor listens for language problems.  Then we proceed with the problem most common in the class.  Each class, we work randomly from the book, and there is always a time for questions the students bring with them.  We try to read one rhyming and rhythmic poem each class to capture the �song and rhythm� (intonation and stress) of English.  Starting the second or third class, students will start reading out loud a paragraph of their choice.  The other students listen for problems and the student reading will reread the paragraph until it is perfect.  Depending on the size of the class, somewhere between 2-4 students will read a day.  We touch on every subject in the book, many times repeating the difficult problems for that  particular class.  
 
CRN Days Time Date Location Instructor Seats Open
53672 401 -T----- 06:00-08:29 PM 08/19/14-08/19/14 CC 122 Gray A 13 of 17
-T----- 06:00-08:29 PM 09/02/14-10/14/14 CC 122    

XGF 1661 - Pronunciation Improvement II

Advanced individuals will practice correct use of individual vowel and consonant sounds, rhythms, word stress and intonation. Put into practice high levels of pronunciation skills, idioms, and phrasal verbs. Prerequisite: Pronunciation Improvement I or equivalent. Required textbook available at the JCCC Bookstore.

CEU Hours: 1.7

Contact Hours: 17.5

Johnson County Community College
Course Syllabus � Pronunciation Improvement

Course Information
Course type:   non-credit
Prerequisites:  Intermediate to Advanced English skills
Textbook: Pronouncing American English by Gertrude Orion
ISBN 0838463320

Course Description
This course approaches the pronunciation improvement of non-native speakers in a comprehensive manger.  A Variety of skills will be addressed, depending on the student�s needs and desires.  We work on consonants and vowels, word linking, sound reduction, intonation, and word and sentence rhythm (stress).  We will cover everything, or close to everything, in the book depending on the students� level and understanding.  Students are encouraged to bring in questions pertaining to pronunciation, and if time permits other cultural or language problems.  We read rhythmic and rhyming poems aloud and each student will read a short paragraph from something of their choice.  We discuss the difference between slang and formal English, and discuss problems that occur on the phone.

Course Objectives
 We do NOT promise improvement within the 8 weeks time, although many students may notice an improvement.  This class supplies knowledge about language, attunes the ear to American, mid-west English, identifies common problems and makes the students aware of their individual problems so that they can practice and improve with time.  

Course Content Outline
The course outline depends on the students� needs.  The first class, each student talks about them self and any problems they know they have.  The instructor listens for language problems.  Then we proceed with the problem most common in the class.  Each class, we work randomly from the book, and there is always a time for questions the students bring with them.  We try to read one rhyming and rhythmic poem each class to capture the �song and rhythm� (intonation and stress) of English.  Starting the second or third class, students will start reading out loud a paragraph of their choice.  The other students listen for problems and the student reading will reread the paragraph until it is perfect.  Depending on the size of the class, somewhere between 2-4 students will read a day.  We touch on every subject in the book, many times repeating the difficult problems for that  particular class.  

	

 
CRN Days Time Date Location Instructor Seats Open
53674 401 -T----- 06:00-08:29 PM 10/21/14-12/09/14 CC 122 Gray A 17 of 17

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: 1.6

Contact Hours: 16

Johnson County Community College
ESL Grammar Development I and II
Non-credit Continuing Education
Course Syllabus
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 ANGEL
PowerPoint presentations for each class, class announcements, and the course syllabus are posted in ANGEL.  Students are required to know their JCCC email in order to access this information.  Printing off the PowerPoint presentations is optional.  It is posted for the student�s convenience.  The teacher will show students how to access ANGEL.

Course Description
This course is for English Language Learners (ELL) who have a basic knowledge of English grammar and want to improve their skills.  In addition to formal instruction, students will practice grammar through reading, writing, listening and speaking exercises working individually, in pairs, and in group interaction. 

Course Objectives
Students will improve their knowledge, confidence, and use of English grammar.  Each 8-week session focuses on different chapters in the textbook.  It takes one year (5 courses) to complete the book. 

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:
 Turn off cell phones before the class starts.  No texting.
 Attend class regularly and be 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
53677 402 -T----- 06:00-07:59 PM 08/26/14-10/14/14 CC 128 Turner M 12 of 18

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: 1.6

Contact Hours: 16

Johnson County Community College
ESL Grammar Development I and II
Non-credit Continuing Education
Course Syllabus
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 ANGEL
PowerPoint presentations for each class, class announcements, and the course syllabus are posted in ANGEL.  Students are required to know their JCCC email in order to access this information.  Printing off the PowerPoint presentations is optional.  It is posted for the student�s convenience.  The teacher will show students how to access ANGEL.
 
Course Description
This course is for English Language Learners (ELL) who have a basic knowledge of English grammar and want to improve their skills.  In addition to formal instruction, students will practice grammar through reading, writing, listening and speaking exercises working individually, in pairs, and in group interaction. 

Course Objectives
Students will improve their knowledge, confidence, and use of English grammar.  Each 8-week session focuses on different chapters in the textbook.  It takes one year (5 courses) to complete the book. 
 
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:
Turn off cell phones before the class starts.  No texting.
Attend class regularly and be 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
53678 401 -T----- 06:00-07:59 PM 10/21/14-12/09/14 CC 128 Turner M 15 of 17

XGF 1692 - ESL Professional Writing

In this course, students should have some prior knowledge of writing and receiving emails, and have basic knowledge of MS Word. Course content will include writing clear, concise emails, email etiquette, writing letters on a variety of topics, e.g., requests, opinions, giving advice, complaints, etc. Required textbook available at the JCCC Bookstore.

CEU Hours: 1.6

Contact Hours: 16

Johnson County Community College
ESL Professional Writing
Non-credit Continuing Education
Course Syllabus

Textbook
Required texts: Send Me a Message and Send Me an Update by Daphne Mackey. Published by McGraw Hill.

JCCC ANGEL
PowerPoint presentations for each class, class announcements, and the course syllabus are posted in ANGEL. Students are required to know their JCCC email in order to access this information. Printing off the PowerPoint presentations is optional. It is posted for the student�s convenience. The teacher will show students how to access ANGEL.

Course Description This course is for non-native English speakers with intermediate/advanced English speaking skills who need to improve workplace writing skills. Students should have some prior knowledge of writing and receiving emails, and have basic knowledge of MS Word. Course content will include writing clear, concise emails, email etiquette, writing letters on a variety of topics, e.g., requests, opinions, giving advice, complaints, etc.

Course Objectives
Students will improve their knowledge and confidence in writing emails, letters, and faxes with respect to format, content, tone, and style.

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 required turn off cell phones before the class starts. No texting.
Students are expected to attend class regularly and be on time.
Students are expected to notify the teacher by email if they are not coming or will be late.
Students are required to speak only English during the class.

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
53679 401 ---R--- 06:00-07:59 PM 09/04/14-10/23/14 CC 122 Turner M 14 of 17

XGF 5010 - Easy English 1

Learn the basic English skills needed for real-life activities including shopping, job-hunting, and handling medical emergencies. Interactive games, audio conversations, and videos will help beginners build grammar and vocabulary skills step-by-step. To enroll or for more information about this online class and/or additional start dates, visit http://www.jccc.edu/enroll/ce/ways-to-register/ed2go.html

CEU Hours: 2.4

Contact Hours: 24

 
CRN Days Time Date Location Instructor Seats Open
54234 508 CEONL ------- - 08/20/14-10/10/14 Online TBA 98 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
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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.
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