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Endangered Languages

Dear students,
Your third topic for the term is about endangered languages. The DVD scheduled for class is available here:

Endangered Languages (David Harrison, 2008)

You may also be interested in :

Endangered languages: why it matters (TEDxLSHTM, Mandana Seyfeddinipur, 2015)

Back to the future of endangered langauges (TEDxUTA, Colleen Fitzgerald, 2015)

Documentary explores loss of languages around the globe (PBS NewsHour, 2015)

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Mosquito Wars

Dear students,
Below are some links about the second topic this term, mosquito wars. (They are different from the DVD which you will watch in class).

Mosquito Wars (Gates Notes, Bill Gates, 2017)

Re-engineering mosquitos to fight disease (TEDSalon London, Haydn Parry, 2012)

Three new ways to kill mosquitos (TEDxMaastricht, Bart Knols, 2012)

Let's pool our medical data (TEDGlobal, John Wilbanks, 2012)

Mosquitos malaria and education (TED2009, Bill Gates, 2009)

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Harvest of Fear

Dear students,
Your first topic this term is genetically modified food. You will watch "Harvest of Fear" in class, but you may also watch it online here:

Harvest of Fear

You may also be interested in :

The case for engineering our food (TED2015, Pamela Ronald, 2015)

GMO controversies - science vs. public fear (TEDxLjubljana, Borut Bohanec, 2014)

Welcom to the genomic revolution (TEDxBoston, Richard Resnick, 2011)

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Welcome to Chris Elvin's Tsuda University MI Listening II blog

Dear Students,
Welcome to the course. Please check this blog before class for news, updates, and homework assignments.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

COURSE OUTLINE

MI English II April 2018
Instructor: Chris Elvin (chriselvin@gmail.com)
Course DescriptionThe goal of this course is to improve your English listening comprehension.

Class Blog
http://milistening2.blogspot.jp
You should check the blog before coming to class. There may be prints to download, or last minute notices. Course Assessment30% Attendance and participation 30% Homework portfolio 20% Student prepared listening activity 10% Final listening test
10% Final vocabulary test
Attendance and participation 30 points: You are expected to attend ALL classes. Each absence will be penalized by a deduction of 3% from your final grade. If you are late, you will be penalized by a deduction of 1% from your final grade. If you are very late, you will be considered absent. 
Homework portfolio 30 points: You are required to keep a record of listening acti…