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Autumn Semester - September 14th lesson

Dear students,
Welcome back. Today we will briefly discuss the course outline and you may offer suggestions to its amendment if you wish. The format for it will probably be similar to that of the previous semester which was uploaded to the blog in April.
(Welcome to the course - April 2018)
You may also choose your group partners for the student led activities, and after that you will do a listening activity. Please also download the portfolio file so that you can start on your homework.
Homework Listening Portfolio
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Vocabulary Test

Dear students,
Please click on the link below to take the test.

Vocabulary Test

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

June 8th lesson

Dear students,
Please hand in your portfolio today.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

In-class activities

Dear students,
You may use the following prints for in-class lisetning activities:

Style 1: note-taking Q&A summary listening

Style 2: note-taking summary listening

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

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