English Classes @ the I-Center

WINTER QUARTER 2015

For Intermediate & Advanced Students


CLASSES BEGIN: Monday, January 5th and end Thursday,March 12th OR as noted below.

No classes will be held on Jan 19th – Martin Luther King Day & Feb, 16th – Presidents’ Day.

 

All classes meet in the English Classroom at Bechtel I-Center unless otherwise noted*.


  • Classes are open to Stanford students, post-doctoral scholars, and their family members.
  • To attend, simply go to a class at the indicated starting time
  • Register for the entire program in the first class. 
  • There is no tuition charge.PLEASE BE ON TIMEAlso, please arrange childcare for babies and children
  • Students may take more than one class. Any questions- call Mary Ann Saunders at 650-854-2840.
  • Beginning students should contact Adult Education programs. Classes are free of charge. For Adult Education information, call 329-3752 in Palo Alto ; in Menlo Park, Redwood City or Atherton, call Sequoia Adult Ed at 306-8866; in Mountain View, call 940-1333.

MONDAYS:

I. LEARN ENGLISH THROUGH AMERICAN HISTORY students will practice listening, speaking and vocabulary skills by examining key events in America's History. Please be on time.

9:15 AM – 10:45 AM – AMY SIMS- -ENGLISH CLASSROOM

 

II. CALIFORNIA TRAVEL AND HISTORYfind out about the places to visit for a weekend getaway or a great vacation as well as learn about the history of the location.

11:00 AM – 12:30 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

 

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TUESDAYS:

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 – 10:30 AM – 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.

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

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WEDNESDAYS:

VII. AMERICAN CUSTOMS AND INSTITUTIONS – a survey of American culture and traditions.

9:00 AM - 10:30 PM  – KAREN SORTINO- - ENGLISH CLASSROOM      

        

VIII.  INTENSIVE ORAL ENGLISH 101-  improve your pronunciation and vocabulary skills,  through practice at home and speeches in class.  Homework is required.
A $6 syllabus fee is collected in class.

10:40 AM - 12:30 PM  – CAROLYN KENDALL- - ENGLISH CLASSROOM    

 

IX.  INTENSIVE ORAL ENGLISH 102- open to students who have completed the above class or go to the class for an interview with the instructor.  A $6 syllabus fee will be collected in class.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  – CAROLYN KENDALL- - ENGLISH CLASSROOM   

      

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THURSDAYS:

X. COMMUNICATING ACROSS CULTURES – discuss differences in national cultures to better understand how these differences influence everyday communication.

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM   – STEFFI BUCH- - ENGLISH CLASSROOMM

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. 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  

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