No classes will be held on January 18th - Martin Luther King Day and February 15th - Presidents' Day
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. 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
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. 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 - 10:30AM– TOM & 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. Fee for materials
10:40 AM – 12:15 PM– MARY ANN SAUNDERS- -ENGLISH CLASSROOM
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
V!!. COMMUNICATING ACROSS CULTURES – Discuss differences in national cultures to better understand how these differences influence everyday communication.
9:00 AM - 10:30AM– STEFFI BUCH- -ENGLISH CLASSROOM
VIII. INTENSIVE ORAL ENGLISH –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 – CAROLYN KENDALL- - ENGLISH CLASSROOM
IX. EXPRESS YOURSELF –Are there situations you find yourself in and you don't know what to say or how to say it? Learn and practice how to expess yourself with confidence.
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM –ANNA KONOPKA - - 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 followed by group discussion.
10:40 AM– 12:15 PM –MARY PAT GASPICH- - ENGLISH CLASSROOM
XII. BUSINESS WORKSHOP -Discuss business issues and solve genuine business problems while role playing as management consultants. No business experience necessary. Limit: 20 students.
1:30 PM– 3:30 PM –ED LOIZEAUX- - ENGLISH CLASSROOM