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Feel free to take a look at the selected pieces of materials I developed for the classes

Writing Foundations (Beginners): Fall 2012 (syllabus)

  • How to write an outline (.pdf)
  • Reviewing the writing process (.pdf)
  • Editing practice using students’ mistakes in their paragraphs (.pdf)
  • Advice on how to give peer feedback for writing (.pdf)
  • Peer feedback worksheet (.pdf)
  • Powerpoint slides to raise awareness of common mistakes students were making (.pdfPlease contact me if you would like a powerpoint copy
  • Useful phrases for students to use in self-reflection letters (.pdf)


Reading Development (Low-intermediate): Fall 2013 (syllabus)

  • Handout for Reading Circle orientation (.pdf)
  • Reflection worksheet for Reading Circle leaders (.pdf)
  • Vocabulary list (list pdf) and quiz (quiz pdf) on happiness
  • Vocabulary list (list pdf) and quiz (quiz pdf) on globalization and food
  • Handout for orientation on Extensive Reading (.pdfStudents in this class were actively involved in extensive reading as a part of their assignment
  • Scavenger hunt reading activity (scanning) using the extensive reading handout (.pdf)
  • Guessing meaning from the context (.pdf)


Academic Writing (High-intermediate): Fall 2013 (syllabus)

  • Example assignment #1: paragraph writing (.pdf)
  • Example assignment #2: writing for the school newsletter (.pdf)
  • Example assignment #3: compare and contrast (.pdf)
  • I developed a class website for this course, which I utilized as a platform to communicate with students. Students’ writing pieces for assignment #2 is available on the website.

Rubrics used were from the textbook (Writing Academic English (Oshima & Hogue), 2006.)


Listening and Speaking (High-intermediate): Spring 2014 (syllabus)

  • Vocabulary list (list .pdf) and quiz (quiz .pdf)
  • Example assignment #1: Interviewing and presenting (assignment .pdf) (rubric. pdf)
  • Peer review rubric for presentations (.pdf)
  • Notetaking worksheets while students listen to presentations (.pdf)
  • Example assignment #2: Making listening comprehension handouts (assignment .pdf) (rubric .pdf)
  • I developed a class website for this course. I used this to announce assignments or re-post anything the students listened/watched in class. Students’ assignments from “example assignment #2” is available in the resources page of this website.


Academic Reading (Advanced): Spring 2014 (syllabus)

  • Reading Journal Assignment Rubric (.pdf)
  • Reading Circle Rubric (.pdf)

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