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Showing posts from November, 2012

December 4th lesson

Dear students,
For today's lesson, please be ready to deliver your survey presentation on language or language learning.
Ideally, your presentation should include 1) your question(s) and the reason you chose it or them, 2) the purpose of your survey, including background information, 3) who you chose to interview, and why, 4) the results of your data, and 5) an interpretation of your data with respect to relevance, reliability, and scope. Your presentation may be better if you show a graph or chart of your results. If you wish, you may use powerpoint.

If you have already finished preparing for your presentation on language and would like to look ahead, our next topic will be human rights. Please read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and choose a case study to summarize to members of your class.
The UDHR and case studies can be found at

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

November 27 lesson

Dear students,
Today we will look at language. Please make sure you come to class with the two handouts that I uploaded last week.
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If you are having difficulty opening the files, make sure that you have Adobe Reader installed.
After we have finished these prints, there should be some time to either do your survey (if it is an in-class survey), or prepare for your presentation on language learning.
Your survey should state your question or questions clearly; why you chose the question(s), who you asked, what the results were, and what use your results may be with respect to relevance, reliability and scope.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin