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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Quiz 5 Make-up

  1. Monday, June 13 at 3:45 in room 307
  2. Tuesday, June 14 at 3:00 in room 307
  3. Wednesday, June 15 at 3:00 in room 307

Monday, May 30, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday, Updated Schedule

  1. May 26, Quiz 4 & Introduce Unit 5
  2. June 02, Complete Unit 5
  3. June 09, Quiz 5 & Top Notch Book Due
  4. June 16, Final Exam, Speaking Test

Tuesday, Updated Schedule

  1. May 24, Quiz 4 & Introduce Unit 5
  2. May 31, Complete Unit 5
  3. June 07, Quiz 5 & Top Notch Book Due
  4. June 14, NO CLASS
  5. June 21, Final Exam, Speaking Test

          Monday, May 23, 2011

          Monday, Updated Schedule


          1. May 23, Quiz 4 & Introduce Unit 5

          2. May 30, Complete Unit 5

          3. June 06, NO CLASS, Memorial Day

          4. June 13, Quiz 5 & Top Notch Book Due

          5. June 20, Final Exam, Speaking Test

          Homework Week 12

          1. Page 56, A Vocabulary
          2. Page 56, Reading
          3. Page 58, A Vocabulary

          Tuesday, May 17, 2011

          Quiz 4

          All classes will take quiz 4 on the week of May 23-28. Study the unit at home and be ready for the quiz at the beginning of class.

          Monday, May 16, 2011

          Homework, Week 11



          1. Page 51, B Photo Story & C Focus on Language


          2. Page 52, A Grammar


          3. Page 54, A Vocabulary


          4. Page 54, A Grammar Practice & B Grammar Practice

          Monday, May 9, 2011

          Homework Week 10

          1. Page 43, C Pair work (Complete the Survey. Do not share with a partner.)
          2. Page 44, A Vocabulary
          3. Page 46, Reading, Comics: Trash or Treasure
          4. Page 46, A Recognize Points of View

          Thursday, April 28, 2011

          Makeup Dates for Quiz 3

          1. Tuesday, May 3 at 5:00 in room 307
          2. Friday, May 6 at 12:30 in room 307


          You must have a note. If you can not make one of these dates, email me and we can arrange an appointment. I will not give make up tests after Friday, May 6.

          Homework Week 9

          1. Page 38, Vocabulary A
          2. Page 39, Photo Story C, Think and Explain D, Paraphrase E
          3. Page 40, Vocabulary A & Grammar Practice
          4. Page 42, Grammar Practice B

          Tuesday, April 19, 2011

          Updated Tuesday SPA-3 Schedule

          April 19: Unit 3
          April 26: Unit 3 & Quiz 3
          May 03: Midterm Exam
          May 10: No Class
          May 17: Unit 4

          Monday, April 18, 2011

          Updated Monday SPA-3 Schedule

          April 18: Unit 3
          April 25: Unit 3 & Quiz 3
          May 02: Midterm Exam
          May 09: Unit 4

          Thursday, April 14, 2011

          Homework for Week 8

          This is your homework for week 8:

          1. Page 32, Reading "The Tailors of Hong Kong"

          2. Page 33, Reading B, Active Languag from Text

          3. Page 34, Before You Listen, A, Vocabulary

          4. Page 34, Listening Comprehension, A, Listening Comprehension

          Makeup Dates for Quiz 2

          1. Tuesday, April 19 at 5:00 in room 307
          2. Wednesday, April 20 at 3:00 in room 307

          Updated Thursday SPA-3 Schedule

          April 14: Unit 3
          April 21: Unit 3 & Quiz 3
          April 28: Midterm Exam
          May 05: Children's Day (No Class)
          May 12: Unit 4

          Thursday, April 7, 2011

          Homework for Week 7

          Complete the following for week 7:

          1. Page 26, Preview: Are you a procrastinator?
          2. Page 27, C, Photo Story
          3. Page 27, D, Paraphrase
          4. Page 28, Grammar Practice
          5. Page 28-29, Vocabulary A-B
          6. Page 30, Vocabulary
          7. Page 30, Grammar, A

          Thursday, March 31, 2011

          Makeup Dates for Unit 1 Quiz


          1. Friday, April 1st at 3:00 in Room 307

          2. Tuesday, April 5th at 5:00 in Room 307

          3. Thursday, April 7th at 5:00 in Room 307

          PLEASE NOTE: Your absence must be excused to take the makeup test. This means you must provide me with a note from a doctor, hospital, the unitersity, or the military. All notes must have your name and the date of your absense on them. They can be in Korean or English.

          Homework for Week 6

          Complete the following homework for week 6:

          1. Reivew page 16, Vocabulary A

          2. Review page 17, Grammar Practice

          3. Review page 18, Grammar Practice

          4. Page 20, Reading

          5. Page 21, A Understanding from Context

          6. Page 22, Before You Listen, Vocabulary

          7. Top Notch Video, Unit 2, Scene 1

          Thursday, March 17, 2011

          Homework for Week 4

          This is the homework for the fourth week of Speaking Practice:

          1. Page 8, Before You Listen A & B
          2. Page 8, Listening Comprehension A
          3. Page 12, Review A, B, & C
          4. Top Notch Video, Unit 1

          Thursday, March 10, 2011

          Homework Due for Week 3

          This is a list of the homework that is due for your third week of class:

          1. Page 3, Preview C, Photo Story, Read, listen, and understand.
          2. Page 4, Conversational Model A & B
          3. Page 4, Grammar A & B
          4. Page 5, Pronunciation A & B
          5. Page 6, Grammar A & B

          NOTE: The listening sections are on the "Top Notch 3 ActiveBook" CD, which is included in your book. You can listen to the files on your computer or load the mp3s onto your MP3 player and listen to them there.

          Wednesday, March 2, 2011

          Top Notch TV

          Top Notch TV is a sitcom style video program designed to accompany the Top Notch book. You will need to view the videos online for homework and participate in class activities. This PowerPoint presentation explains how to access the video. The direct link to the videos is here.

          Tuesday, March 1, 2011

          Class Policies and Procedures

          This PowerPoint presentation describes the class policies. The highlights are:

          1. Respect the professor, other students, and the university
          2. No cheating
          3. Be on time. Lateness will count against you.
          4. Grades are earned on a curve.

          Sunday, February 27, 2011

          Welcome to Speaking Practice!

          Hello and Welcome to your Speaking Practice blog. This is a place where you can get up-to-the-minute class updates, find useful links, check class related dates, and ask questions to your teacher, Mr. Kerson. Please start by checking the class calendar on the left. Then review the syllbus for your class. PLEASE NOTE: THIS SITE CONTAINS INFORMATION FOR ALL THREE TEACHING ENGLISH CLASSES MR. KERSON TEACHES. BE SURE THAT THE CONTENTS YOU ARE REVIEWING RELATES TO YOUR CLASS. OTHERWISE YOU MAY BECOME VERY CONFUSED!