PAE Homework Assignment 1

please complete this before next class

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT #1

  1. Buy your textbook (shown in the syllabus) before our next class. Please note that, because our department has changed the course content and seat-time in the classroom, it is not possible for us to use the entire book. Therefore, if you can find a used or photocopied version of the book, that is perfectly okay with me – and you can save yourself some money, too. ¬†ūüôā
  2. Become familiar with the PAE section of Profgary.com (Focus on Learning). Check out each of the pages in the “CLASSES/PAE12366” menu column. There is some very useful information there!
  3.  Get set up on Canvas and do the Canvas Settings Adjustment assignment, as shown in this video:

     

  4. Prepare a 1 to 2 minute self-introduction speech. You can find examples of self-introduction speeches on YouTube. I have also posted a few below. This self-introduction speech (P0) will be given next class and it¬†is a “Pass/Fail” assignment. ¬†If you do it–and have a classmate record it on your smartphone–you pass. ¬†If you don’t do your self-introduction next class (or get a recording of it), you will fail.. If you don’t do your self-introduction in our next class (or fail to get a recording of it), marks will be deducted from your Participation score.
    Please Note: any students who speak for less than half of the minimum time will automatically get a “zero” (0) for the presentation. The minimum time for this presentation (P0) is 60 seconds.
  5. Have great weekend and see you on Tuesday!

Self-introduction Videos

  • To see a simple self-introduction from¬†a basic ESL textbook, click here.
  • In the following playlist, the first video is an example of a very creative student self-introduction. The other videos are intended more for business people, but they still provide some helpful tips that can be easily adapted for classroom self-introductions. ¬†(In the second video, for example, instead of giving the name of your “company,” you could tell the audience what¬†your “major” is instead.)