Sunday, May 20, 2007

Visitors' Comments on your class projects


This was a fabulous project! I have been thinking of doing something along these lines but haven't had a class of students old enough to get things going. I LOVED your students work and YOUR initiative.

Way 2 go!

Beijinhos from Portugal,



Hi Aiden,
the projects were really very interesting, I loved their choices of
artists! I couldn't leave a comment on group 1's blog (Pissarro)
because I couldn't access the blog... I think there's something
missing in the url (perhaps the name of the artist, but none of my
guesses worked).

There were some problems with the links (some extra spaces), so I
fixed them so that other people may be able to access the blogs

Congratulations to you and your students, they must have had a lot
of fun doing the projects!

Um abraco,

Monica Veado
http://projectplaty pus2.blogspot. com

Hi, Aiden!

What great projects! A great idea and great accomplishments!
Kudos to you and your students!!!

I left comments in a couple of them.

Hugs, Teresa {Portugal]


Dear Aiden:

Congratulations to you and your students. I'm going to add comments later, but I'm going to show the presentations to my students first.
I've seen the first one so far. It's fantastic. The song fits perfectly to the images.I loved it.

Susana Canelo
Del Valle
Dear Aiden,

I have been amazed immensely by the beautiful works of your students. I am
very much thankful to you for inviting us to enjoy these masterpieces. It's
a good example for my students for the future.

Great JOB! Stay happy!

Nina Lyulkun

These are amazing Aiden. Congrats to you and your students. You have
raised the bar once again. And you just know that I will use these in
a presentation someday somewhere ;-)

Great stuff, and thanks for sharing them.

- Michael (Australia)


Friday, May 18, 2007

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Group 8: Picasso

Click here to read Group 8's report

Group 7: March Chagall

Click here to read their report (Word)

Group 7's presentation, intermediate English, Photostory project, for educational purposes only

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Take the Survey

Please tell us what you think of the Photostory project, click here to take the class survey

Monday, April 23, 2007

Time and Room for Midterm exam

I have asked the Department Secretary, Christine, to reserve any of the rooms that you gave me, Q305, 306, 706, and 503. All these rooms have already been reserved by other classes. Make-up classes and other reservations made by other classes are not shown on the computer system. The only available room is the conference room, which like what I've said previously, is not open for regular classes.

You can call Christine at extension 5304 and clarify this matter with her.

Meanwhile, we will stick to our original time and place,

Date of Midterm: April 27
Time: 1:10-3:00 pm
Place: Q202


Friday, April 20, 2007

Project Evaluations

You need to post the following on the class blog:

1) self evaluations: How well did you do your part in this project? Did you contribute anything? How well do you think you did your oral presentation?

2) group evaluations: What are the good points of doing this project together? Do you think your group chose the right topic/subject and music?

3) Other groups' projects: Look and watch their photostories again. Are there any errors in their work, for example, spelling errors? Do you think the lyrics that they put on the slides match the photos being shown?

Where do you post your comments?

Go to individual group's project (as posted on the blog)and click 'Comments'. Write your comments in the text box. Don't forget to include your name and student number. Please note your comments won't affect your grade in this class.


Group 6: Nara

Click here to read oral presentation transcript

Group 5: Renoir

Group 5 Presentation, Intermediate English

Click here to read Group 5's Oral presentation transcript

Giving and Receiving Compliments

Time and Room for Midterm Exam

There are no rooms available. Q001 is available but it can't be used for regular classes. I suggest that we stick to the original time and classroom.

Date of Midterm: April 27
Time: 1:10-3:00 pm
Place: Q202

I hope you understand.


April 20 Audio files


Focus on Testing

Friday, April 13, 2007

Group 4: Salvador Dali

Read Group 4's transcript, click here

View powerpoint slides used during in-class presentation

Watch their photostory
Group 4 Intermediate English project

Group 3: Alphonse Mucha

View Group 3's powerpoint material used during the in-class oral presentation

Read their presentation transcript, click here

Watch their photostory project
Group project for Intermediate English. For academic purposes only.

Group 1

Read their oral presentation transcript, click here
Watch their photostory
Note: This project was created by Group 1 members. This video is for educational purposes only and should not be distributed for other purposes.

student project, Intermediate English, connecting art and music. for educational purposes only.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Make-up class on March 31, Sat

3/31 Sat 1-3 pm Q202, Group 3 and 4 presentations

Activity for March 30

1st hour Group 1 and 2 presentations
2nd hour Video: Advances in Medicine, p. 123
Lecture, Discussion, Listening activities

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Thursday, March 15, 2007

3 days to download


Assignment for March 21

1) Writing a Sentence Outline

Are you rich or poor? Two percent of the world's population controls more than half of the wealth. See how globalization will change that (2:03 min.)

Watch this news report and write a story outline. Download the video, click here.

For sample format of a sentence outlineclick here.

2) Join the audio forum on Global Gap between rich and poor, click here.

Chapter 7, Part 3 and 4

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Friday, March 02, 2007

Groups and Members for Class Project

Group 1


Group 2

Group 3

Group 4
002 Leila Lee
04 Victor Chou
019 Ming Lu
020 Carey
051 James Lin

Group 5

Group 6

Group 7
007, Carol
024, Ursla
027, Polly
045, Alma
032, Cherry

Group 8
1094104005, Jerry Yang
028 Invan Yu
047 Edward Lin
048 Eric Li
055 Misao Yan

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Sample Photostory

Image from Wikipedia
PPS presentation of Vincent Van Gogh's Work, click here to download
Background music is Don McLean's Starry Night


Van Gogh Gallery
Web Museum
Vincent Van Gogh Online

Class Project for Spring 2007

Intermediate English Project for Spring 2007

The Artist
1. If you were to introduce an artist, who would choose and why?
2. Choose an artist (someone who paints) and provide information about him.
3. Provide reasons why you chose this artist.
4. Describe his art. What is his style or philosophy in creating art?
5. Show one or two examples of his/her art.

The Art

6. Create a short photostory (2-3 minutes) using powerpoint (PPS) or WMV
7. Include pictures of the artist’s work
8. Choose a background music that expresses any of the following:
i. Theme of his/her work
ii. Artist’s personality
iii. Any aspect of the artist’s work and/or life

9. You need to listen and understand the lyrics. What is the music telling us and how does it match the illustrations that you will be showing?

10. Use the Van Gogh photostory as an example.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Social Phobia Audio Forum

Assignment for March 9, you need to leave a message on the audio forum, Chinswing. Answer the 2 questions on social phobia, see page 88 of your book.

You need to join and sign-in at Chinswing. It's a free site.

Click here to go to Chinswing audio forum on social phobia.

Let me know if you have questions by posting a message here on the blog. Click 'Comments' to post your message.