No classes will be held during the week of November 23rd - 27th, Thanksgiving Recess
All classes meet in the English Classroom at Bechtel I-Center unless otherwise noted*.
Questions about the classes below may be referred to Mary Ann Saunders at 650-854-2840.
I. AMERICAN LIFE AND HUMOR – Discuss current issues and lifestyles, view videos, and compare U.S. humor with humor in your country. Have fun while learning English.
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM– TOM & STEFFI BUCH- -ASSEMBLY ROOM
II. CALIFORNIA TRAVEL AND HISTORY – Find out about the places to visit for a weekend getaway or a great vacation as well as learn about the history of the location.
10:40 AM – 12:15 PM– BOB JONES - - ENGLISH CLASSROOM
III. PRACTICAL ENGLISH FOR DAILY LIVING – Learn how to express yourself clearly and confidently when going shopping, eating out, making phone calls etc,
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM–PATTY BUCHANAN - - ASSEMBLY ROOM
IV. COMMUNICATING ACROSS CULTURES – Discuss differences in national cultures to better understand how these differences influence everyday communication.
9:00 AM - 10:30AM– STEFFI BUCH- - ASSEMBLY ROOM
V. AMERICAN IDIOMS AND ISSUES–Presentation and practice of common idioms: reading, writing, pronunciation skills and discussion compose the class activities.
10:40 AM – 12:15 PM– MARY ANN SAUNDERS- - ASSEMBLY ROOM
VI. INTRODUCTION TO THE AMERICAN SHORT STORY–Read-aloud stories taught in U.S. schools; improve your vocabulary & discussion skills. A small materials fee will be collected in class.
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM– LORI REESER- -ENGLISH CLASSROOM
VII. LEARN ENGLISH THROUGH AMERICAN HISTORY –Students will practice listening, speaking and vocabulary skills by examining key events in America's history.
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – AMY SIMS- - ENGLISH CLASSROOM
VIII. INTENSIVE ORAL ENGLISH 101 –Improve your pronunciation and vocabulary skills through speeches in class. Homework is required. There is a $5 syllabus fee. Limit: 20 students.
10:40 AM – 12:30 PM – SALLY SMALL- - ENGLISH CLASSROOM
IX. WRITING CLEAR ENGLISH –An opportunity to improve your writing skills. Students are encouraged to work on their personal projects in class. Homework is required.
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM – JESSE GILLISPIE- - ENGLISH CLASSROOM
X. AMERICAN CUSTOMS AND INSTITUTIONS– A survey of American cultures and traditions.
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – KAREN SORTINO- - ENGLISH CLASSROOM
XI. MEDIA AND THE U.S. CULTURE – Learn how media, electronic and print, affects U.S. culture. Read short articles and discuss in groups.
10:40 AM– 12:15 PM –MARY PAT GASPICH- - ENGLISH CLASSROOM
XII. ANALYZE BUSINESS CASE STUDIES–** STARTS OCT. 15TH -Solve genuine business problems while role playing as management consultants. No business experience necessary. Limit: 24 students.
1:30 PM– 3:30 PM –ED LOIZEAUX- - ENGLISH CLASSROOM