Thursday, December 11, 2008

End of the Term!

It has been a pleaure working with you all this term.

Congratulations on your progress. I'm proud of you -- and you should all be proud of yourselves, too!

Have a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year!

-- Kristi Reyes



Wednesday, December 10, 2008

And the winning team is ...

This term (October - December 2008) my evening Noncredit ESL Level 5 class at MiraCosta College Community Learning Center worked on scripts from a movie scene with team members. They were recorded twice -- once at the beginning of the term and again approximately five weeks later -- in the class "Speaking with the Stars" competition. More information. We definitely had a good laugh viewing the students' work! We're sure you will, too...

And, now, ladies and gentlemen ...
The most improved team is ...

Dee and Benito!
for their Dumb and Dumber "G'day Mate" scene


Friday, December 5, 2008

Final War of the Worlds Team 2

Original scene from the movie: “Take Care of our Kids” scene from War of the Worlds
First Taping
Second Taping:



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Final War of the Worlds Team 1

Original scene from the movie: “Take Care of our Kids” scene from War of the Worlds
First Taping
Second Taping:


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Final Terminator Team

Original scene from the movie: “I’ll be back” from Terminator
First Taping
Second Taping:


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Final Spider Man 3 Empty Seat

Original scene from the movie: “Empty Seat” scene from Spider Man 2
First Taping
Second Taping:




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Final Rush Hour 3 "I am Yu" Team 2

Original scene from the movie: “Yu” scene from Rush Hour 3
First taping
Second taping:



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Final Rush Hour 3 "I am Yu" Team

Original scene from the movie: “Yu” scene from Rush Hour 3
First taping
Second taping:



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Final Mi Familia Team 3

Original scene from the movie: “Chucho and father fight” scene from Mi Famila
* Warning: strong language

First taping
Second taping:


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Final Mi Familia Team 2

Original scene from the movie: “Chucho and father fight” scene from Mi Famila
* Warning: strong language

First taping
Second taping:


Final Team Dumb & Dumber

Original scene from movie: “G’day, mate” scene from Dumb and Dumber
First Taping
Second Taping:


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Final Team Chihuahua

Original scene from movie: “Mi Corazon” scene from Beverly Hills Chihuahua
First taping
Second taping:



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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Final Mi Familia Team 1

Original scene from the movie: “Chucho and father fight” scene from Mi Famila
* Warning: strong language

First taping

Second taping:


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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Angeles Advice Project

\Girls Get Their Way\

Viviana's Advice

\WALKING HOME ALONE\

Nancy, Micaela, Juan -- Advice Project


Police in Action from esl5 on Comiqs

Guadalupe's Advice

\Guadalupe's advice\

David's Advice

\advice\

Myat's Advice Project


advice from esl5 on Comiqs

Toluca by Erasmo

a comic strip!

Flaviana's Advice Project


Benito's Advice

a comic strip!

Sandra's Advice Project


Hungry and Lost Dogs from esl5 on Comiqs

Alicia's Advice Project

Alberto's Advice Project

\where am i\

Dee's Advice Project

\English Learning Advice\

Oralia's Advice Project


Leo's Advice Project

Final Week of Term 2, Fall 2008:

For this final week, we practiced modals of advice (should, ought to, had better). The textbook exercises and readings were about etiquette. Here is the online quiz we took on business etiquette.

Final Computer Assignment: Advice Comic Strip

  • Work with a partner or alone, if you prefer.
  • Use the situations below or create your own situation in which advice is given.
  • Write a dialog (a conversation between two people) of 4 – 8 lines. Use modals of advice (should, ought to, had better).

You will use the dialog to make a comic strip that we will post here on the class blog.
It is OK to use humor, drama, spice – anything that will make the dialog interesting!!


Possible situations:

  • A friend needs to improve his or her English to get a better job.
  • A friend has just moved to California and is homesick. He or she wants to make some friends.
  • A coworker is annoyed because he or she is the only one working on a project. The other coworkers are messing around and surfing the internet instead of doing their work.
  • A coworker needs more money to pay for hospital bills. He or she wants to ask the boss for a raise.
  • A friend has bought some shoes at a department store. He takes out his wallet to pay and leaves his wallet on the counter.
  • A friend is leaving her house. As she walks away, she leaves the door unlocked.
  • A friend is going to walk home alone late at night. She refuses to take a taxi.
  • A friend parks his car on the street. He leaves his digital camera on the front seat.
  • A friend is complaining that he needs money to buy his wife an anniversary gift. He does not know what to buy for her.
  • Or -- a situation of your own.

In the computer lab, use one of the following websites to dramatize your dialog. The instructor will demonstrate in class and give you the logins and passwords.

Comeeko http://www.comeeko.com

Comiqs http://comiqs.com

Toondoo http://www.toondo.com

Pixton http://pixton.com/