WELCOME TO CESL ORIENTATION Spring 1 2019 --- January 23rd and 24th Today's Agenda 9:15 Welcome from:
CESL Director, CESL Ambassadors, OU Housing, International Student Services (ISS) 9:45 CESL Information Powerpoint 10:45 CIDL Testing Center: Online Placement Test 12:00
Lunch: Pizza here at CESL 1:00 Writing Sample 2:00 Speaking Sample
CESL Schedules and Classes CESL Levels Beginning: A0, A1, A2, A2+ Intermediate: B1, B1+ Advanced: B2 (+), University Preparation (for OU Track students only)
The tests you take today help us find the best level for you. Your teachers will continue evaluating you in the first week. Please talk to your teachers on the first day of class if you have any concerns about your level. CEFR levels for more information, see https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-frameworkreference-languages/table-1-cefr-3.3-common-reference-levels-global-scale CESL Student Schedule Mornin
g 9:00 11:50 Core Classes Afterno on 1:00 1:50 Seminar
Or Core Classes Include Reading, Writing/Grammar, Listening/Speaking 1:50 2:00 Break 1:00 2:50 Test Prep or Two-hour
Seminar 12:00 1:00 Lunch 2:00 2:50 Seminar Teacher Office Hours Meet with your morning teacher during their office hours to discuss
Schedule changes Problems you are having in class Questions about policies or homework Information about Norman and Oklahoma Remember - if you have a problem, talk to your morning
teacher. Afternoon Seminar Courses One-Hour Seminars Examples: Vocabulary, Public Speaking, Presentation Strategies Two-Hour Seminars These courses are for intermediate and advanced students. Examples: U.S. History & Government, University Reading & Writing, Global Citizenship
Test Preparation Courses: iBT and IELTS 2-hour courses in TOEFL iBT and IELTS Available to students in level B1 and above You can only take 2 sessions of test prep courses while at CESL. Bring Your Test Scores IELTS and iBT If you have already taken the IELTS or
iBT, please bring us a copy of your score as soon as possible. If you have registered to take an exam, please let us know what date you are taking the test. OU Track OU requires 2 successful sessions at the advanced level at CESL AND the following test scores for admission: IELTS 5.5 or higher, or TOEFL iBT 61 or higher
Graduate students, please check the OU website for the specific test requirements for your major. If you have questions, please visit: Tom Hoyt, OU Track Program Coordinator Cottage 407A Brett Anderson, OU Track Advisor Cottage 406 Policies and Procedures Grading Policy
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79
D 60-69 F 0-59 Students who make an A or B in every morning class will continue to the next level
Students who make a C in any morning class must remain in the same level Students who make a D or F in any class are considered failing and must repeat the level You will receive one final letter grade for each class at the end of every session. Attendance Policy F-1 Visa students: Attendance is mandatory and monitored. 5 absences per class = maximum 6 or more absences in one class will result in an automatic failing
grade. MORE THAN 8 consecutive absences can cause you to lose your F1 visa status. Talk to your teacher if you are absent. You have as many days as you were absent to make up missed homework for that day. You cannot make up a missed test or quiz unless you have a documented medical excuse or a TOEFL/IELTS receipt. Attendance Policy If you arrive after class starts, you are considered late.
Being late to class 3 times = One absence You are also considered absent if you arrive after 30 minutes in a 3-hour class (morning class) 20 minutes in a 2-hour class (afternoon class) 10 minutes in a 1-hour class (afternoon class) Reasons for Expulsion Failing three consecutive sessions due to grades or attendance Students who fail three consecutive sessions may re-apply to CESL after successfully completing a session at another school.
Not paying for your classes by the due date Disrespectful or disruptive behavior in class or towards teachers or other students Extreme cases of cheating or plagiarism Hygiene and Responsibility Pay attention to all signs in the restrooms. If the toilet is Out of Order, do not use it. Use the trash cans for chewing gum and anything else you wish to throw away.
Use the blue recycling bins in the forum for aluminum cans and plastic bottles. Unacceptable Behaviors The following behaviors are not permitted. We hope that these subjects never become an issue. If you would like to speak privately to someone about these subjects, please talk to your team leader after the presentation. Tobacco Policies
Smoking is not allowed at CESL or anywhere on the OU campus. If you are caught smoking on campus you will be fined. This includes smoking in your parked car and outside of a school building. Alcohol and Illegal Drugs In the United States, you must be 21 years of age or older to drink. However, even if you are 21, OU is a dry campus - alcohol is not allowed on any university property.
Two or more offenses in a semester mean you will have to leave OU. Illegal drug use is prohibited on campus and in the state of Oklahoma. Misconduct and Harassment Misconduct means unacceptable behavior. Examples are. Invading personal space dont get too close without asking Threatening someone telling someone you will hurt them if they do not do what you want Stalking following someone or trying to force them to spend time with
you Discrimination saying or acting like you are better than someone else because of their gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation. Everyone is equal here. Misconduct and harassment will be reported and investigated. Sexual Violence Spoken consent must always be given before a sexual act. Do not engage in sexual acts with someone who has been
drinking. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, report the incident to the Campus Police, or tell a teacher you trust they can help you. CESL Student Support Services CESL Staff Cory Northern, Director
Vicki Farley, Admissions Advisor Click to add text Suzanne Greff. Financial Advisor Student Support Services If you fail a class, you will be automatically entered into Student Support Services for
the next session. If you fail three consecutive sessions, you must transfer to another school. Please review the updated student handbook for more information. Available online at https://esl.ou.edu/en/currentstudents/ Hilary Kirk, Student Support Advisor Cottage 404
Computers Computer print stations are located in Cottage 404, 406, and 407. Students may use these stations to print assignments and check their Canvas messages. Food and drinks are not allowed.
Print Station Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:15-8:45am 3:00-4:00pm CESL Prayer Room CESLs prayer room is located in the Forum corridor C. This room is located in the Visual and Media Services (VMS) room.
Because our prayer room is next to the television studio, please do not enter if the "ON AIR" sign is on. Living and Learning at CESL CESL Community Events Holiday parties, field trips, and more! CESL Activities for Spring 1
Meet and Greet! Tuesday, January 29 3-4 pm Forum B1/3 Valentines Day Celebration! Thursday February 14, 2-3 pm Forum B1/3 Culture Night! Thursday, February 21, 6-8 pm Forum OU Mens Basketball Game! Saturday, Feb. 23, 11 am Lloyd Noble Center Star Skate! Wednesday, Feb. 12:30-3:30 pm Star Skate, West Lindsey St. Student Parking You must purchase a student parking
permit to park on campus. More information can be found on OUs website: www.ou.edu/parking You will get a ticket if you park at OU without a permit. No parking permit? Park at Reaves Park on Jenkins Avenue or park at Lloyd Noble and ride the #43 bus. Some parking places at the forum are paid by the hour ($1.50/hour)
Driving in Oklahoma A current, unexpired license from your home country is legal if it has your name on it. You must take written and driving tests to get an Oklahoma drivers license. You must purchase car insurance if you own a car. Remember: Driving without a
valid license is illegal! OU ID Cards WHY: Use your ID to access OU facilities, campus bus, or online services WHERE: Sooner Card Office - Student Union room 127 Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm OR Stubbeman Place, near Ratcliffes bookstore Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-7:00 pm
YOU WILL NEED: Passport identification and $20 Medical Insurance You already have OU medical insurance. It is included in your tuition and fees (or is part of your scholarship.) Go to Goddard (the student health clinic) first, not the emergency room (See campus map - Building 40). You should always keep your medical insurance card and OU ID with you to show when you need to go to the doctor. You will receive your medical insurance card in the next few weeks.
Success in the U.S. Classroom CESL Student Responsibility Attend all classes. Buy and bring your required textbooks to class. All books must be purchased by Monday of Week 2. Practice English inside and outside of the classroom. Participate in activities that will give you English practice.
Your grades are your responsibility. U.S. Classroom Culture Clothing and classrooms are friendly and informal. All people are treated the same way before, during and after class. Respect your teachers by coming to class on time, listening and participating during the lesson, and doing the work. Respect your classmates by listening to other peoples ideas. Keep an open mind about different opinions. Grades are not negotiable.
During a Lesson Questions are expected and appreciated. Discussion during class is required. Remember to speak, not just listen. If you disagree with something, you can say so. Be polite. Being wrong is okay. This is how we learn. Dont be afraid to ask for help. QUESTION
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