Class 01 -Orientation & Layers of Culture and Identity

Summary: At first, we had an orientation to the course, and you learned what you will be able to do by the end of the course based on the syllabus attached below and on the syllabus page. Then we studied and discussed the layers between identity and culture and the multiple dimensions of diversity and culture based on your own identity. You also learned more about your classmates and me. How will my grade be calculated? Homework 30% (30 points)          Nobel Peace Prize FreeRice 20% (20 points) Final Presentation 20% (20 points) Midterm Paper… Read More

ESP1b Intercultural Global Citizenship

Students will develop their global intercultural communication skills with people worldwide. Also, the students can critically analyze different points of cultural views through reading, note-taking, categorizing, discussing, writing about communication across cultures in diverse settings.


Monday & Wednesday 1st

AEW2 Academic Essay Writing

This is a learner-centered course prepares you for researching academic topics and writing APA & MLA formatted papers. Building on the skills acquired in AEW1 in the previous year, special attention is paid to research paper organization, standard citation systems, and use of academic English.


Tuesday & Thursday 2nd

Class 15 Zoom Presentation Day

Summary: This is the final L2 Motivational Self System Presentation Day. Let’s have a memorable time, and enjoy speaking! Preparation on presentation day: Please have your PowerPoint Slideshow opened and ready on your computer before the start of class. Make sure you use your corrected slideshow based on my feedback. Summary: I encourage you to watch the ZOOM recording of your presentation, so you can review your English presentation skills. Thank you for a wonderful class!

Class 15 Presentation Design Workshop

Summary: The student(s) worked hard by rehearsing their presentation with the projector to work on timing and areas to improve the presentation. Presentation Information not in the guidelines: 1. Each presentation should be about eight minutes and two minutes for question and comment time.  2. There are usually 14 to 16 slides in your PowerPoint slide show.  3. Each image you use should mention what website (not the URL, but the name) you got your content to give credit.  Homework due by email before Class 16 on Tuesday 11/16/2021 at 5 PM: This… Read More

Class 14 Presentation Workshop

Summary: The student(s) worked hard by rehearsing their presentation with the projector to work on timing and areas to improve the presentation. The two links below are based on one students views and ideas about their L2 motivational self system: Final Draft Paper A L2 Motivational Self System Final Presentation A Based on the Final Draft Paper Presentation Information not in the guidelines: 1. Each presentation should be about eight minutes and two minutes for question and comment time.  2. There are usually 14 to 16 slides in your PowerPoint slide show.  3…. Read More

Class 13 Final Paper and Presentation Introduction

Summary: The student(s) worked hard by designing their presentation after getting guidance for your presentation. The two links below are based on one students views and ideas about their L2 motivational self system: Final Draft Paper A L2 Motivational Self System Final Presentation A Based on the Final Draft Paper Presentation Information not in the guidelines: 1. Each presentation should be about eight minutes and two minutes for question and comment time.  2. There are usually 14 to 16 slides in your PowerPoint slide show.  3. Each image you use should mention what… Read More

Class 12 Writing Workshop 3 for your Paper (Final)

Summary: We reviewed the videos from Class 11 about how to use track changes in Microsoft Word for your paper. Then, you studied other students L2 Motivational Self System papers so that you can include in-text citations from your notes to your paper. After these reviews, you had some writing time to rewrite and reshape your paper. The two links below are based on one students views and ideas about their L2 motivational self system: Final Draft Paper A L2 Motivational Self System Final Presentation A Based on the Final Draft Paper… Read More

Class 11 Writing Workshop 2 (2nd Draft)

Summary: In this class, we worked on your papers and I gave suggestions for your writing and how to do tracked changes to make a clean copy. Also, how to put more of your L2 Motivational Self System notes in your paper because you worked very hard on that work and we want to see it. Additionally, here are YouTube videos on how to do track changes in Microsoft Word: The two links below are based on one students views and ideas about their L2 motivational self system: Final Draft Paper A L2 Motivational… Read More