It's only the second class of the semester, but we were busy as usual!
We reviewed the guidelines for your Listening Reports. You will have to choose a video / audio file from one of the websites listed in the "Listening Reports" section and complete a short report. You can either write or type your report. You can find the worksheet templates in the "Listening Reports" section as well.
We also reviewed the guidelines for your Listening Interactions, and I modeled a Listening Interactions for you with the "How to Be Cool" video. Remember that you have to choose a theme for your interaction: psychology or media. These interactions are similar to our group discussions last semester, but you will be using video rather than a news article.
Remember to go to Room 218 for the first period (9:00-10:30am) for next week's lesson. We'll need to use the computers for you to play your videos. Remember to also bring a pair of earphones. I'm sure you don't want to borrow mine!
Don't forget that you'll have to make copies for your group members! You'll need 6-8 copies since you'll present your interaction twice and will have 3-4 members in your group.
Cambodian Writing Program: Letter #1
Before I collected your letters, we had a group discussions on bias (=an unfair judgment made about a group of people based on your cultural values). Although your partner comes from a background of poverty, he/she shouldn't have "less of a life" (e.g. clean clothes, free time with friends, watching TV, having big dreams, etc.).
I'll send your letters tomorrow, so you're partners will get them next week. You'll get your next letter at the end of October.
Late Letters #1:
For those students who did not submit there letters in class today, you will need to email them to me by Monday, October 7 before 12noon. You still must write your letter and then scan it. You will then have to send each page of your letter in an email to me (either a jpeg or PDF file).
Do not ask me how to scan! Since you have not handed in your letter on time, you are making extra work for me and for my Cambodian teaching partner! You will need to go to the Aogaku computer lab and have one of the staff teach you how to scan documents.
Please remember that submitting your letters late will result in a decreased grade for your letter.
1. Listening Interactions preparation (see schedule)
2. Listening Report #1
3. Blog Post #2
Blog Question #2:
After today's discussion on bias, do you think any of your impressions of your partner or of Cambodia had bias?
If yes, what was your bias? Why did you have it? Has it changed after our discussion?
*Write 8-10 sentences.
*Use capitalization, punctuation & spelling correctly.
*Submit by Tuesday, October 8 by 6:00pm.