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ESL Topics for NewsActivist
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Below are a number of assignments that I have used with my students. In reading Sarah Waurechen’s posts, I was struck by the amount of technical instructions she gave to her students. I was always hesitant to write out the technical instructions because my class was in English as a Second Language, and I didn’t want to discourage students. We posted in a Language Lab where I could go step by step using a data projector and give help directly.<!--break-->

Idioms

Due date: Friday, February 15, 2013 - 11:45am

Read the Wikipedia definition of an idiom at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idioms. Once you understand what an idiom is, look through the dictionary of idioms at Daves ESL Café.

1. Select one idiom out of the idioms in the list at Dave's ESL café. Google the idiom surrounded with quotation marks ("idiom") as well as the words "ethics" and "business". Post a link to an article that you find and then paste a paragraph containing that idiom into the same post.

2. Grading Rubric - 3 points

Pasted a paragraph containing an idiom from Daves ESL café in an online article about business ethics - 3 points

 

Propose a Product or Service

Due date: Friday, March 7, 2014 - 1:45pm

1. Propose a Product or Service: Describe a product or service to present to the Dragons in NewsActivist. Remember your proposal has to be ethical. Make sure to correct your entry using Grammarly Lite and Word. Explain in a comment to your post what language you changed because of this information. Make a comment about someone else's proposal.

Grammar and Language
Is your grammar appropriate to your class level?
Is your vocabulary accurate and expressive?

Did you explain the nature of your errors as determined by Grammarly Lite and Word?

10 points

Content
How well did you explain your proposal?
Did you provide a link to the source or sources of information if necessary?
Did you explain why your proposal is ethical?
Did you react to someone else's proposal?

10 points Total 20 points

 

The Effects of Technology on Ethics in Business

We have been discussing the ever greater effects of technology on the way we do business. Now the question to answer is how these changes in technology affect ethics. Post about the topic in general or about an aspect of this question that you find interesting. The length should vary according to your abilities in English (and what you have to say).

The Criteria for Evaluation are as follows:

Grammar and Language
Is your grammar appropriate to your class level?
Is your vocabulary accurate and expressive?
Did you analyze your own grammar using grammar correctors?

10 points

Content
Is your content well organized and logical?
Did you explain the main point of the article?
Do you think this trend is a good thing? Why or why not?
Did you provide a link to the source or sources of your information?

10 points Total 20 points