All classes meet in the English Classroom at Bechtel I-Center unless otherwise noted*.
I. PRACTICAL ENGLISH FOR DAILY LIVING – learn how to express yourself clearly and
confidently when going shopping, eating out, making phone calls, etc
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – GINA DAVIES - * ASSEMBLY ROOM*
II. CALIFORNIA TRAVEL AND BEYOND – find out about the places to visit while in CA. whether
you’re looking for wine, fascinated by technology or just want a great day with friends or family.
10:40 AM – 12:10 PM – BOB JONES
III. AMERICAN LIFE AND HUMOR – through the use of cartoons, jokes, and films, discuss the nature of American humor and, through student participation, compare it to humor in your country.
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – TOM & STEFFI BUCH meets in the * ASSEMBLY ROOM*
IV. 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
V. 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
VI. AMERICAN CUSTOMS AND INSTITUTIONS – a survey of American culture and traditions.
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – KAREN SORTINO
VII. CONVERSATION AND BEYOND – a complete American English class planned by the students with the teacher. A text fee of $10 is payable in class.
10:40 AM– 12:15 PM – CAROLYN KENDALL
VIII. WRITING CLEAR ENGLISH – an opportunity to improve your writing skills. This class
includes short homework assignments.
1:30- 3:00 PM – NAN PRINCE
IX. 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
X. 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 – 12:10 PM – MARY PAT GASPICH