Sunday, July 18, 2010

ltc/uaem summer institute facebook group

Hi all,

For all you facebook users, we have created a group page for the UNT LTC/UAEM Summer Institute:

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/group.php?gid=135338156500351

Please join, share posts about your experience, start discussions, upload pictures, and keep in touch.

Have safe flights home!

Friday, July 16, 2010

“'what is the use of a book', thought alice, 'without pictures or conversations?'”



Click on the picture above to view photos from the program. Do you have great photos you'd like to share with everyone? Please send them to Lisa at lisarenejeon@gmail.com so we can add to this album!

practice with phrasal verbs

As a follow-up to Shannon's workshop, go to the link below for practice with phrasal verbs:

https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=1yK_jris00YJYrYQSB5UozE1KT0p2hb22exCjdfMHMLAZApvfcCWoamgX-M_T&hl=en

Thursday, July 15, 2010

favorite and least favorite workshops?

What were your favorite and least favorite workshops during the LTC/UAEM program? Please let us know in the comments section below! Your responses will help us improve the program for next year.

group photos

Here are some of the group photos taken on Wednesday morning. Thanks again to Amber Bryant and CLEAR for the awesome UNT t-shirts and pens!



tour of discovery park


On Wednesday Harold Strong gave us a tour of Discovery Park. We were all amazed to see all of the things they do there. Thank you so much Harold!

mural project


Blackboard preliminary sketch














Official College of Arts and Sciences Shot















working on the eagle

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

dr. horrible's sing-along blog

Below you can find more information and clips from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, shown in Elizabeth's workshop. The writer/director is Joss Whedon.

The website is http://www.drhorrible.com/.

ecology: the myth of america's conservation movement

A Plastic Bag's Journey


blogging contest

We are holding a blogging contest this week! The winning blog/blogger(s) will be announced on Friday, July 16, during the awards ceremony at Hannah's. The purpose of the blog is to document the group’s overall experience at UNT in terms of:
  • Campus life
  • Impression of classes and workshops
  • Self-reflection of English progress
  • Denton
  • Dallas and Fort Worth excursions

The winning blog will be linked to UNT and UAEM websites in order to promote the program for 2011. While there may be variation in content of posts, the finished product should provide a fairly in-depth image of the LTC Intensive English experience. Every group member must post at least once per day in order for the blog to qualify for the competition!

So far, we have the following blogs for the contest:
If you have a personal blog that is not listed above and you'd like to participate in the contest, please email the URL of your blog to Lisa at lisarenejeon@gmail.com or submit it in the comments section as soon as you can. Judging will continue all week until Friday. Happy blogging!

are you leaving before or after july 18?

If you are leaving BEFORE or AFTER July 18, you will need to reserve a taxi. The cost is $68 USD per person. There are discount rates for small groups. You can ask a teacher in advance, or you can use this recommended website:

www.northtexasairporttransportation.com

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

the role of technology in our daily lives: links

Media in our daily lives:

should people "unplug" more to avoid media oversaturation?

The World Cup and Social Media

Texting:

Teens addicted to texting

SuperNews: The Dangers of Mass Texting

Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations

Memes/Virals:

lolololo hahahahaha!

SuperNews: The Memes of Memetasia

Top Viral Videos of 2009



TED Talks:

Ted Talks: Pranav Mistry; The Thrilling Potential of Sixth Sense Technology

Ted Talks: Richard Baraniuk; On Open Source Learning

Ted Talks: Clay Shirky; How Cellphones, Twitter, & Facebook Can Make History

Ted Talks: Gordon Brown; Wiring a Web for Global Good

closing ceremony at hannah's on friday, july 16

Our closing ceremony will be this Friday, July 16, at Hannah's Off the Square, from 3 - 5 p.m. Please come to the commons area around 2 p.m. to begin taking the bus downtown or getting in groups to walk. All program participants, including volunteers, are invited to attend.

Program
You will receive your constancias and listen to short speeches given by program coordinators, teachers, and the Dean of UNT's College of Arts and Science. Each teacher will pass out the constancias for their own class. We will also announce the winner of the blogging contest. There will be refreshments and light snacks, so you should still eat lunch. 

How to Get There
Hannah's is a 16 min. walk from campus. You can walk straight down Mulberry St. to get there. View the map below for more directional details:


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Walking Directions to Hannah's Off the Square
Suggested routes
W Mulberry St

0.9 mi
16 mins

Voertman's
1314 West Hickory Street
Denton, TX 76201-3971
1.Head east on W Hickory St toward Fry St
171 ft
2.Turn right at Ave A
371 ft
3.Ave A turns left and becomes W Mulberry St
Destination will be on the right
0.8 mi
111 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX 76201-6009

group-made discussion questions from kristan's class (july 13)

Corrective feedback, over a decade of research since Lyster and Ranta (1997): Where do we stand today?
Victoria Russell
(vrussell@mail.usf.edu)
University of South Florida

Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching
2009, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 21–31

Group 1 (page 25) Learners’ perceptions of recasts and constraints on noticing recasts
1. Sum up what Philp concluded.
2. Do you agree with Philp’s criticism of recasts? Why or why not?
Group 2 (page 25-26) Can learners distinguish recasts from repetitions?
1. Why is it important for teachers to use paralinguistic cues in the recasts?
2. Do you think that the Ss’ level will increase using recasts?
Group 3 (page 27) Teachers’ versus students’ perceptions of oral error correction, paragraph 1
1. What do students expect from teachers regarding error correction?
2. Why do you think that Colombian Ss of English prefer having focused-on-form feedback?
Group 4 (page 27-28) Teachers’ versus students’ perceptions of oral error correction, paragraph 2-3
1. According to Schulz, what are the main sources that influence teachers’ beliefs about error correction?
2. Do you think that it is good to correct every single oral mistake that Ss make? Why or why not?
Group 5 (page 28)Teachers’ versus students’ perceptions of oral error correction, paragraph 4-5
1. What do students think about “constant correction”?
2. In your opinion, which strategies and resources would be more effective when correcting oral errors?
Group 6 (page 28) Teachers’ versus students’ perceptions of oral error correction, paragraph 6
1. How do students feel about error correction? How do teachers feel about it?
2. How do you think this mismatch can be resolved? In other words, do you think students and teachers can come to an agreement about error correction? Explain your opinion.
Group 7 (p. 28) Where does Lyster stand today, paragraph 1-2
1. According to this section, what are the 3 categories of oral feedback?
2. Why do you think that teachers continue using recasts since it has been proven to lack corrective function?
Group 8 (p. 29) Where does Lyster stand today, paragraph 3- 4
1. What does Lyster and Mori’s Counterbalance Hypothesis state?
2. Compare and contrast explicit form-focused instruction versus meaning-focus instruction.

Monday, July 12, 2010

make your own comic

Go to the website below to use free software to make your own comic!

http://pixton.com/comic/6v3gsilf

origami links

M.C. Escher Origami
http://members.chello.nl/rebran/eschereng.htm

Origami That Will Blow Your Mind
http://www.chacha.com/topic/origami-that-will-blow-your-mind

French Origami Master
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTB_n-hR6VY&feature=player_embedded

Origami Club
http://en.origami-club.com//

japanese culture: video links

The Way of the Samurai (Part 1 of 4)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9HR7TTOReE&feature=related

Japan: The Strange Country
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgsbIfI0uIg

Japan Culture Lab: Sushi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCpbBVthD7o

Japan Culture Lab: Chopsticks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEQlR2NxJWw&feature=related

Japan Culture Lab: Apologizing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqZcEwHBAk8&feature=related

Japan Culture Lab: Origami
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qgf-ctbeVcQ&feature=related

week two workshop schedule

Go to the link below for the week two workshop schedule:

http://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0BzQBmyTKBrxHMjg2MWJjNWYtNjVmZC00YmU1LTkwN2EtNGU4NjEyNWY2ZDhj&hl=en&authkey=COiuj98M

advanced class blog

Hi Everyone,
Here is the link to the advanced class's blog - check out what we've been doing:

http://untadvancedclass.blogspot.com/

Sunday, July 11, 2010

2nd week conversation group meeting times

Hi Everybody!

This week's conversation group times and locations are as follows:

Monday- Hydrant off of the square from 6:30-9. This is open as there is the song and poetry event going on. I have a friend who will be singing there and so I will be there all night. Feel free to come and go as you please!

Tuesday- Meet at Voyageur's Dream across from the Language building from 1-2pm.

Wednesday- Voyageur's Dream 1-2pm

Thursday- Cups and Crepes 12:30-2pm. Location is on Fry Street the one that runs along side the language building and intersects with Hickory. You just get out of the language building and walk north on Fry Street into the residential area and it is located on the left in a light yellow 3 story house. It is a 2 minute walk and the food is delicious and inexpensive!

Hope to see you guys there! Please also feel free to invite others to come along.

Best,
Caroline

teacher assistant time slots

grapevine mills mall links for sunday, july 11



Friday, July 9, 2010

entertainment menu for week two

Go to the link below to view the entertainment menu for next week:

https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=1RoteboCSXhvv-TwwhvEN_va6u5qSK-tSi-Kg8iZGbFoXBWs9QzrxEpv0eFLQ&hl=en

Paper copies will be available at the front desks of both dorms, Mozarts and Traditions (Santa Fe), on Monday, July 12.

movie night at denton movie tavern




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public speaking workshop notes

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
  • Look at the audience, not the ceiling and floor, or paper
  • Nervous moving:
    • Make sure your movements are motivated
  • Don’t hedge
  • Filler words: umm uhh ehhh errr
  • Body language
    • Don’t cross your arms
  • Speak up! Or we can’t hear you.

GOOD

  • Good volume
  • Good attention to audience
    • Speaking to their level
    • Keeping their interest
    • Using humor or interesting facts
  • Confidence
  • Fluency: know what you are saying. :D
  • Knowledgeable about the topic
  • Structure in a speech

dallas world aquarium and 6th floor museum

Hi Guys,

For those who are interested, I will be at the Dallas World Aquarium at 12:30 p.m. to go through it.
I will also be at the 6th floor museum at 4 p.m.

Hope to see some of you there!

Lindy

Thursday, July 8, 2010

conversation group

Caroline's Conversation Group is going to be meeting today (Friday, July 9) at Voyageur's Dream across the street from the LANG and Auditorium buildings. We will meet there at 12:30pm and go till 1:30pm.

If you didn't sign up for a conversation group, come along anyways! We would love to have you join us!

Caroline

hitchhiking and the dangers

When faced with little money, dodgy bus timetables and a schedule to keep, what's a LTC/UAEM student to do but hitchhike, right? Wrong! Though hitchhiking has long been romanticized in books and films as the adventure of a lifetime, what these warm and fuzzy presentations forget to mention is what happens when the adventure ends. While missing persons and murder are at the very far end of the danger spectrum, it remains a fact that hitchhiking puts travellers at the mercy of others. Rather than putting yourself in this position, spend your summer in Denton traveling safely on public transportation, registered taxis, or by arranging rideshares from LTC/UAEM staff or volunteers.

Hitchhiking Nightmares
There are very few statistics gathered on the safety of hitchhikers in any given country, but even without numbers to quote it remains obvious that hitchhiking:
  • Is illegal in many countries and punishable by fines or imprisonment.
  • Increases your risk of injury at the roadside.
  • Possibly exposes you to dangerous drivers.
  • Requires you to stay alert to your surroundings.
  • May leave you stranded in deserted and/or unfamiliar areas.
  • May subject you to verbal or other harassment.
  • May lead to physical danger.

Alternatives to Hitchhiking
There are a variety of affordable and often accessible options to hitchhiking. Though they may not all be available in each of your destinations, with a little patience you will often be able to find at least one acceptable alternative to hitchhiking. There are many modes of transport on which to travel if you're looking to go off campus such as; public or private buses, registered taxis, bikes, rideshares arranged by LTC/UAEM staff or volunteers, and rental cars.

Emergency Alternatives
Often travelers only consider hitchhiking if they encounter an emergency, such as being robbed and stranded with no access to cash. To eliminate this possibility:
  • Keep your cash in several separate locations.
  • Consider wearing a money belt.
  • Carry a mobile phone at all times.
  • Memorize your credit card information.
  • Know the emergency contact numbers for your host country.
  • Remember that you can always reverse the charges on a call for help.

Hitchhiking Safety
No matter how many warnings they hear, many people will still hitchhike if they find themselves short of cash or during an emergency. If you find yourself in a similar situation, take care to:
  • Turn down any ride with which you do not feel comfortable.
  • Observe the make, model and registration of the car before getting in.
  • Do not accept a ride in a car full of strangers.
  • Try to sit up front in the passenger seat.
  • Make sure that there are no child safety locks on before you get in a car.
  • Keep your bags with you at all time.
  • Keep cash and your passport and travel documents on your person.
  • Travel with at least one other person. Safety comes in numbers.
Even in the most dire of circumstances, hitchhiking is never an advisable option for responsible travellers. If you find yourself in a position that causes you to consider hitchhiking, whether it be from boredom, lack of cash or impatience with the public transport system, ask yourself if your safety or indeed your life is really worth the risk.

present perfect

We form the present perfect tense with the conjugated auxiliary verb “have”= have/has + the past participle. There are several different uses of the present perfect tense and several ways to identify when to use it.

1)We use it to describe an event that started in the past and has either just been completed or is being referenced up until this point.

a. Ex: Since yesterday, I have been to 5 different grocery
stores! (Notice it started yesterday and I am
describing what I have done from yesterday up until this point.)

b. Ex: I have learned English every summer for the
past 4 years now. (When did the event start? 4 years ago)

c. Ex: I still haven’t found his teddy bear.


d. Ex: How long has it been since you’ve sung that
song? (you’ve= you have)
--Oh, it’s been a long time! (it’s= it has)

e. Keywords: Since, just, up until now, still, for, so far,
How long?

2)We use it to describe new info that has just happened or has been received.


a. Ex: Guess what? There has been a horrible car accident!

b. Ex: I just heard on the news 5 people have won an
award for outstanding citizenship.

c. Keywords: Just, recently

3) We use it when there is an unspecified time frame.

a. Ex: -Have you ever been to Mallorca?
-No, I have never been to Mallorca?

b. Ex:-Have they been skydiving before?
-Yes, they have been skydiving before?

c .Ex: I have jumped out of a building before. (Note I
didn’t say when specifically. I just said I have done
it before. If it is specific, you have to use a different tense)

d. --Have you started dinner yet?
-- Yes, I have already started dinner. (I want to
know if the action has started.)

e. Keywords: Ever been, been, before, already and yet.

4)We use it with open time frames that started in the past and haven’t been
finished at the time of speaking.

a. This could be during this millennium/century/decade
/year/season/month/week/weekend/day/morning/hour etc.
As long as the time frame is open, you use present
perfect.

b. Ex: I have watched 10 movies this year. (Not last
year, but THIS year)

c. Ex: This week I have eaten 2 apples, two containers
of yoghurt, a steak, 1 hamburger, some carrots, and a
popsicle. (This week is your keyword)

d. Ex: Have you taken a holiday this month?

e. Ex: These last ten years have been so hard on my
family financially. (This one can be tricky because it
has the word last, but remember the action started in
the past and is describing the time up until this point.)

f. Ex: -What have you done today?
- Today I have written a few emails, called my
girlfriend, and cleaned my kid’s rooms. (Note I don’t
need to add the auxiliary verb in front of “called” or
“cleaned” because I have it at the beginning of the
sentence and it is a list of things I have done. )

i.WARNING: Today is a tricky word because English
speakers often use the simple past with today when
they are asked a question about their whole day.

1. Ex: What did you do today? (Notice it is asked in
the simple past)

- Today I read a little, watched some TV, and ran
around the park. (Answer is in simple past because it
was asked in the simple past.)

g. Keywords: This/These, last few (days, weeks, years…)

5) We use it when describing the ___ time something has happened.

a. Ex: This is the first time I have been to the United
States.

b. Ex: Caroline has lost her passport again for the
second time.

c. Ex: This is the fourth time you have called me this
week! Stop calling!

d. Keyword: ___time

6) We use it when talking about an action in the past that has an effect on now.

a. Ex: Where is your purse? I don’t know. I have lost
it. (I don’t have it now)

b. Ex: I’ve forgotten whether or not we are supposed to
do our homework today or tomorrow. (I can’t remember
now what was said then.)

c. Ex:–Where has Sara gone?
--Sara has gone to the grocery store. She will be
right back. (She is at the store now and is on her way
back.)

d. Ex:–Hi Sara, where have you been?

--Oh, I have been to the grocery store. (Meaning she
was at the grocery store and she just got back from
it. She is not there anymore. Note: Native speakers
will also often answer the question “Where have you
been?” with an answer in the simple past such as “Oh,
I went to the grocery store.”)

e. Keywords: gone, been


I do not pretend that I could cover all the exceptions to these rules, but I have tried to show some common ones that are tricky. This is a good basic list that I have used before to explain the Present Perfect tense and it will help you get a good foundational grasp on understanding when to use this tense. Please let me know if you have any questions!


Caroline

art and jewelry exhibitions at unt


Different Tempers: Jewelry and Blacksmithing

Jul 6, 2010 - Sep 18, 2010

@ UNT Art Gallery — Art Building
Curated by Suzanne Ramljak and organized by The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, a regional center of the University of North Carolina

Different Tempers explores the distinctions and commonalities between jewelry and blacksmithing, two realms of metalsmithing that rarely interact despite their shared medium, including 40 objects by 14 national artists. Together these objects reveal the engaging range of work arising from both the jeweler's bench and the blacksmith's forge, spanning wearable ornament to large-scale sculpture. The full spectrum of metals will be represented, including gold, platinum, fine and sterling silver, pewter, iron, and stainless and mild steel, in combination with other materials such as optical lenses, nail polish, and hair. At UNT, the exhibition will be accompanied by academic and public programs exploring the methodologies and the state of craft criticism. Look for program information soon!

Information
Telephone: 940-565-4316
Email:
GALLERY@UNT.EDU

Web: HTTP://GALLERY.UNT.EDU/SHOWEXHIBIT.PHP?EXID=379




Exhibition: Brent Phelps - Images from the Lewis and Clark Trail

Jun 10, 2010 - Aug 13, 2010

@ UNT on the Square
UNT Professor Brent Phelps's extensive photographic survey of the trans-Mississippi route explored by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark will be on display June 10 through Aug. 13 at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. on Denton's historic courthouse square.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended hours from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Information
telephone: 940.369.8257
email: NATALIEGM@UNT.EDU

film screening tonight (thursday)

Film students from UNT will be showing documentary films they made over the summer tonight. If you would like to go here is the information:
  • Date: Thursday, July 8, 2010
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: RTVF Building, room 184
  • Description: The Summer Documentary Workshop class is having a free film screening of all of the documentaries produced during the class. 9 groups of 2 had 5 weeks to plan, film and edit an 8-10 minute documentary, ranging from all different topics: from birth, to marriage, to bed bugs and hobos! 
All students are encouraged to go see these documentaries on Thursday, July 8 at 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the RTVF building, room 184, on UNT campus. RTVF is across from the BUSI building.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

intermediate class blogs

http://untsummerprogram2010.blogspot.com/
http://untkaren.blogspot.com/
http://angelinamejia.blogspot.com/
http://untrocanlovha.blogspot.com/
http://untsummer.blogspot.com/
http://untbloguaem.blogspot.com/
http://dan55ruiz.blogspot.com/
http://summeratunt.blogspot.com/
http://elisa-ggr.blogspot.com/
http://uaemproffesorblog.blogspot.com/
http://ivcoblogger.blogspot.com/
http://karlasamazingworld.blogspot.com/
http://loga-mytraveltount.blogspot.com/
http://untsummerprogram2010.blogspot.com/
http://danosastre.blogspot.com/
http://marthaalyp.blogspot.com/
http://mairimtz.blogspot.com/
http://nellytravel.blogspot.com/
http://ivcoblogger.blogspot.com/
http://graphicdesignerrossy.blogspot.com/
http://violetastravel.blogspot.com/
http://agreensummer.blogspot.com/

entertainment for marta

Hi all,

Marta, the student with the chicken pox, is in quarantine and has no form of entertainment. If anyone has a spare radio/TV/laptop/magazine(s) (anything entertaining) that she could borrow or know where we could find some, please contact Cheryl at CherylHarrell@my.unt.edu or let us know in the comments section.

Thank you!

LTC/UAEM Team

vocal warm-ups from elizabeth's workshop


 Vocal Warm-ups

SOUNDS

* Feel a pulse in your diaphragm with the following sounds
unvoiced: PUH PUH PUH PUH PUH PUH PUH PUH
VOICED: BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH
unvoiced: TUH TUH TUH TUH TUH TUH TUH TUH
VOICED: DUH DUH DUH DUH DUH DUH DUH DUH
unvoiced: KUH KUH KUH KUH KUH KUH KUH KUH
VOICED: GUH GUH GUH GUH GUH GUH GUH GUH

*Go through all the beginning consonant sounds
Bay-buh, bay-bah-bee-buh, bay-buh-bee-buh-bye-buh, bay-buh-bee-buh-bye-buh-boh-buh, bay-buh-bee-buh-bye-buh-boh-buh-boo-buh.

Day-duh, day-duh-dee-duh, day-duh-dee-duh-dye-duh-..... (etc)

B D F G H J K L M N P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


PHRASES

Red letter, yellow letter
Good blood, bad blood
Eleven benevolent elephants
Teaching ghosts to sing
The big, black-backed bumblebee
A critical cricket critic
Selfish shellfish
Really rural
Unique New York
The tip of the tongue, the lips, the teeth
To titillate your taste buds, we've  got these tasty tidbits
Toy boat, toy boat, toy boat
Beep, bip, deep, dip, reap, rip, sheep, ship
Hemorrhoidal removal
Aluminum, linoleum, aluminum, linoleum
Red leather, yellow leather
PARAGRAPHS

And the big Mississippi
and the town Honolulu
and the lake Titicaca,
the Popocatepetl is not in Canada,
rather in Mexico, Mexico, Mexico!
Yes, Tibet, Tibet, Tibet, Tibet,
Nagasaki! Yokohama!

What ta ta do to die today at a minute or two ‘till two,
A thing distinctly hard to say, but harder still to do,
‘Fore they’ll beat a tattoo at a quarter ‘till two,
With a rat-a-ta, ta-ta-ta, ta-ta-tattoo,
And the dragon will come when he hears the drum,
At a minute or two ‘till two today,
At a minute or two ‘till two.

computer access

Hi all,

You have full access to two computer labs, GAB 330 and Terrill Hall. You can also print there. There are also computers in the lobbies at your dorm; however, there are not that many so sometimes you will have to wait.

For frequently asked questions like this one, we are working on posting up some FAQs on the blog in the next few days.

Thanks,

LTC/UAEM Team

Monday, July 5, 2010

final, final workshop schedule

Go to the link below for the final workshop schedule:

http://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0BzQBmyTKBrxHNmE2OTJjNGEtNmZjOC00YmM2LThlZWUtMzY5N2NhZDMyNDcx&hl=en&authkey=CPynjM0M

entertainment menu for week one

Go to the link below to see the entertainment menu for Week 1:

http://docs.google.com/fileview?id=1uNElCgvQ8UsU7LqhjdyaVrShcjuAFlVUiGbUrWDDHkr_I0xrlClgpaHZVO-0&hl=en

Printed copies are available at the front desk at both Santa Fe and Mozarts dormitories.

denton connect bus (route 7) schedule

dorm rules

Please see below for a few reminders about dorm rules:
Hoping all are doing well. We are having many people wanting to room together – men and women together, and I cannot do this. First off, The university only houses those that are married, together. Sorry. I am sure last night was really exciting for them and I am sure that all will settle down now. Mozart Hall is the residence hall for summer students. These students must get up early for class. We have what we refer to as “Courtesy Hours” which means when a resident ask a neighbor to turn down a radio or TV or lower their voices, and out of courtesy they normally do.
Then we have quiet hours....from 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM residents are to turn their radios and TVs down and such noise or conversations should not be heard from outside the door. This pretty well puts the groups that want to gather and visit, outside in the courtyard but even then – there has to be some control on the noise levels.
Lastly – we have quiet hours for the finals week – which is this week. The halls will exercise quiet hours from 4:00 PM to 10:00 Am for the remainder of this week.
As I said earlier, I believe most of this will work itself out but I may need your help defining the residence hall quiet hours. These are crucial this week as our student complete their 1st summer semester and are now studying for finals.
Thank you for helping me with this point. Santé Fe is a bit different– as this is a conference Hall though our courtesy hours are always in effect and quiet hours are 11PM top 8:00 AM
-- Carolyn

Sunday, July 4, 2010

general program itinerary

LTC Summer Institute Itinerary July 2010


July 3: Arrive DFW; bus to UNT; check into dorms.
Optional evening activity: Fireworks display at Fouts Field (on campus) 8:30.

July 4: Get settled; free time.
• Cafeteria times: Breakfast 7:00-9:00; Lunch 12:00-2:00; Dinner 5:00-7:00
• There will be optional evening activities every night.

July 5: 9:00 Meet with homeroom teachers; get student ID’s and pictures.
12:00-2:00 Lunch; 2:00 Go to downtown Denton square for excursion.

July 6: 10:00 Campus tour. Class afterwards. 2:00 Workshops begin (workshop
schedule will be posted on blog).

July 7: 9:00-12:00 Homeroom class: 2:00-5:00 Workshops.

July 8: 9:00-12:00 Homeroom class: 2:00-5:00 Workshops.

July 9: 9:00-12:00 Homeroom class: 2:00-5:00 Workshops.

July 10: Dallas Excursion (see blog for itinerary).

July 11: Shopping Excursion, Grapevine Mills Outlet (see blog for list of stores)

July 12: 9:00-12:00 Homeroom class: 2:00-5:00 Workshops.

July 139:00-12:00 Homeroom class: 2:00-5:00 Workshops.

July 14: 9:00-12:00 Homeroom class: 2:00-5:00 Workshops.

July 15: 9:00-12:00 Homeroom class: 2:00-5:00 Workshops.

July 16: 9:00-12:00 Homeroom class: closing ceremonies (location to be announced).

July 17: Ft. Worth Excursion (see blog for details).

July 18: Bon Voyage; airport departures.

day 2 itinerary for tuesday, july 6

A group from LTC Summer Institute will visit the UNT campus Tuesday, July 6th.

The itinerary for the day is as follows:

  • 10:00-11:00 Campus Tour (start at ESSC)
  • 11:00 End tour at ESSC

Friday, July 2, 2010

volunteer info

Conversation Groups
These will be formed the first few days of classes. Group size will depend on the number of students that are interested in participating in conversation groups. They will be organized by levels (Chip has beginner, Shannon has intermediate, Lindy has advanced, Kelly has intermediate advanced). Conversation Leaders will set up a regular time to meet with them depending on their availability. Conversation groups will have to take place outside of class time, so at lunch break, 12-2 p.m. or after 5 p.m. In the past, some Conversation Leaders would go to lunch with them or dinner (Bruce Hall cafeteria). 

Teaching Assistants
Teaching Assistants will also be assigned during the first few days of class. Teachers will have designated time slots during classes and workshops when student teaching can be included. I will send out a list of available time frames and volunteers can sign up for their preferred slot.

Entertainment Assistants
Entertainment Assistants should show up for all activities that they can come to and can even plan some outings of their own if they want. We currently need a few volunteers for the Fourth of July festivities and fire works show at Fouts Field on Saturday, July 3. Activities start at 5:30 p.m. and end around 10 p.m. Volunteers will welcome the students, answer any questions, help them get acclimated, and of course have some fun themselves. The full entertainment menu will be available by Monday and volunteers can sign up for their preferred activities and time frames.

Volunteers--If you have any questions or want to submit your availability/preferences, feel free to contact Lisa. This is a huge program; we need our volunteers and are very grateful to everyone who has agreed to help out!

c2 esl credit group

advanced

intermediate

beginners