The Weekend…

It’s a been a really busy week and there’ll be a few more to come before we finish for the semester. Just to say, keep doing your best and to stay positive.

I’ll be hanging out with this guy quite a bit this weekend. My Border Collie, Ozzy.

Have a good one…

 

Craig

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Week 10 – Writing 1 – May 8-11th

spring 2012 – may – writing 1 – emails

spring 2012 – email 2

 

Week 10 – Conversation 3 – May 8th & May 11th

Please print these and bring them to the classes next week.

dating-and-relationships-questions

level 3 – may 2012 – rocky relationships

I’d also like you to come to class with some question ideas for your final project next month. The subject we are going to do it on is “The Korean Wave” or  “한류”.  You’ll need to write a survey/questionnaire that is aimed at non-Korean speakers (tourists, teachers, business people etc) on what they know (and think about) all the various aspects of the “Korean Wave”.

For the survey/questionnaire to work, you need to think of a good, strong opening question. Like this – “Have you heard of the Korean Wave or  “한류” as it’s known in Korean? If yes, what do you know about it?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_wave

KOREANWAVE-최종

Week 10 – Conversation 1 – May 8-11th

Print these and bring them to the next class.

Spring 2012 – Conv 1-2 – Misbehaving Students Punished Lesson

survey_education

Week 9 – Writing 1 – May 2/3/4th –

173 Rise of the Planet of the Apes – As x Like

lady-gaga – writing1

Please print/read these articles before coming to class.

http://www.koreabang.com/2012/stories/christians-pray-for-gaga-concert-cancellation-netizens-laugh.html

http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/357879/lady-gaga-ready-seoul-concert-amid-protests-18-rating

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandpopmusic/8463228/Lady-Gaga-Top-10-Controversies.html

http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/11/little-monsters-in-south-korea-are-not-amused/?partner=rss&emc=rss

Week 9 – Conversation 1 – May 1/2/3rd –

Conv. 1 – Lady Gaga Bullying Lesson – for presentation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzPEtGun1ik&feature=youtu.be

There are also a few newspaper articles I’d like you to read before coming to class.

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2012/04/24/2012042401423.html

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2012/04/19/2012041901407.html

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2012/02/09/2012020901307.html

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2012/02/02/2012020200546.html

http://articles.cnn.com/2012-02-20/asia/world_asia_south-korea-bullying-sentence_1_prison-terms-suicide-note-online-games?_s=PM:ASIA

And this video from Al Jazeera News

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cS5ZjaEsbWQ

FINALLY, WE’LL GO OVER SOME IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONS WE CAN USE WHILE WE’RE TALKING ABOUT EDUCATION.

Spring 2012 – conv 1- Education – Idioms

Week 9 – Conversation 3 – May 1st & May 4th –

For this week’s lesson we’ll look at the dangers of addiction, and in particular the unfortunate case of Amy Winehouse.

Amy Winehouse-Addictions conv3 lesson Spring 2012 – Lesson

If you are familiar with her story or not, please watch the youtube clip. There is also a transcript so you can check for any vocabulary or pronunciation queries you may have.

Amy Winehouse video transcript

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkzRwj2PrGU&feature=youtu.be

Additional Reading

Here are some articles from different news sources that look at the subject of addiction.

How online games become addictive, violent realities – http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2946593

addicted to facebook article sprring 2012

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/reality-check-with-polly-curtis/2012/jan/12/internet-health?CMP=twt_gu

Finally, please complete the “Buzz Words In The News” from earlier in the semester and bring it to class. You’ll find it here –

https://cbinseoul.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/buzz-words-in-the-news.pdf

Enjoy your weekend!

Craig

Conversation 3

Here’s another (less controversial) example of a viral video and how a company (in this case an EPL football club) are trying to spread their message. Pass it on?

http://www.viralfootball.com/errea/errea/errea-norwich-city-12/13-home-kit-pass-it-on

Writing 1 – April 20/25/26th

What are countable nouns – make sure you are familiar with this before you come to class.

Please print these files and bring them to the next class.

spring 2012 wri 1 – breakfast- writing prompt

spring 2012 wri 1 – breakfast

Also,  Don’t forget to bring your Midterm paper.

Conversation 3 – 13th & 17th April – Lesson

*** UPDATE***

IF YOU WANT TO FOLLOW THE PROGRESS OF THE KONY 2012 CAMPAIGN THEN THIS ARTICLE WILL BE OF INTEREST TO YOU.

 

Uganda Speaks responds to Kony2012  http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2012/04/2012419132342320641.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/reality-check-with-polly-curtis/2012/apr/16/has-kony-2012-changed-anything

Conv3 -Spring 2012 – Viral – Joseph Kony Lesson

Please watch this video before you come to class.

http://vimeo.com/37119711

And read this article and the comments below it.

http://keepittrill.com/online/2012/03/kony-2012-scam-stop-supporting-invisible-children/