Saturday, August 9, 2014

Welcome to ESL 505- Day 1-General Introduction

Class Today:
Today we will get an introduction to each other, introduction to the class, and introduction to business writing.
  • Introduction to each other
    • Let's watch this youtube video.
    • Next find a partner and shake his or her hand.
    •  Then ask him or her the following questions:
      • What is your prefered name?
      • Where is your hometown?
      • What would you rather be doing right now?  (Not sleeping or work related)
      • Why UIUC?
      • What would be your dream job?
    • Next, introduce the person you interviewed to the class. 
  • Introduction to the Course
  • Introduction to Business Writing
    • The 7C's
      • Compare letter A with letter B. Which do you think is better? In groups discuss why.
        • Complete
        • Clear
        • Concise
        • Correct
        • Concrete
        • Courtesy
        • Character
Next Class: Diagnostic, Introduction to Memo Basics

1. I will invite you to a box folder. Upload your photo with your preferred name. For instance, I would name my photo kat.jpg. I am terrible with names and faces, so help me out!

2. Fill out your contact information on this form. Your e-mail address name should be in the roman alphabet. This is the e-mail address I will use to communicate with you throughout the semester.

3. Fill out "Getting to know you" form, here.

4. Bring your laptop to class on Thursday, especially if you have poor handwriting.