Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Semester Review Class

I will be offering a 2-hour semester review class on Monday, December 5th from 10AM-12:00 in room B151 of the Global Zone for all Academic English students. We will do review activities for the written final exam and practice for your speaking final. The class is open to all of Mr. Kerson's Academic English students. It is not required, but will likely help your final exam scores.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Homework Week 15

P194-195, C Background and Vocabulary
P196-197, Listening One, Listen for Main Ideas & Listen for Details
P198-199, Listening Two, 1 & 2

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Homework Week 14

P178-181, Vocabulary Review, Expand, and Create
P182-185, Grammar, 1 & 2

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Homework Week 13

P170-171, Background and Vocabulary C
P172-173, Listening One: Listening for Main Ideas & Listening for Details
P174-176, Listening Two: 1 & 2

Quiz 3

The dates for quiz 3 are as follows:

Monday-Tuesday Classes: 11/17
Wednesday-Friday Class: 11/18

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Homework Week 12

P157-158, Vocabulary A, Review and Expand
P159-162, Grammar B, 1, 2, & 3 (Do the work without a partner.)

NOTE: The Unit 8 Fishbowl will be a the end of next class.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Homework for Week 11

P151, Background and Vocabulary
P152-153, Listening One, Listen for Main Ideas and Listen for Details
P155, Listening Two, 1

Fishbowl Dates:

Monday-Thursday Classes: 11/14
Wednesday-Friday Class: 11/16

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Homework Week 10

P130-131, Listening One: Listening for Main Ideas & Listening for Details
P134, Listening Two: 1 & 2
P135-139, Vocabulary: Review & Expand
P140-141, Grammar 1 & 2

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Homework Week 9

P107-108, Listening One: Listen for Main Ideas & Listening for Details
P110, Listening Two: 1
P113-115, Vocabulary: Review & Expand
P117-119, Grammar: 1 & 2

Monday-Thursday Fishbowl: 11/3
Wednesday-Friday Fishbowl: 11/4

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Homework Week 7 Day 2

P92-95, Focus on Speaking, Review & Expand
P95-98, Grammar, 1, 2, & 3

No Fishbowl for unit 5. Prepare for the Midterms.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Homework Week 7

P86-87, Background and Vocabulary
P87-89, Listening One, Listen for Main Ideas & Listening for Details
P91, Listening Two, 1

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Quiz 1 Makeup

Students who missed quiz 1 must schedule a make-up test via email ( You must come into the the office before 10/13. You must bring a note to excuse your absence. Students who do not take quiz 1 by 10/13 will receive a "0". I will return the graded tests after 10/13.

Homework Week 6 & Fishbowls

P70, Vocabulary Review & Expand
P73, Grammar (Review and Read)


Monday-Thursday Classes : 10/13
Wednesday-Friday Classes: 10/12

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Homework Week 5 Day 1

  1. P64-65, Background and Vocabulary
  2. P66-67, Listening One, Listening for Main Ideas & Listening for Details
  3. P68-69, Listening Two, 1

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Quiz 1 & No Fishbowl

The dates of our first quiz are as follows:

Monday-Thursday Classes: Thursday, 9/29
Wednesday-Friday Class: Friday, 9/30


This means that we do not have time in our schedule for the Unit 3 Fishbowl. Fishbowl #3 is canceled for ALL ACADEMIC ENGLISH classes.

Open Study Classes at Global Zone

From 9/29-12/1, I will be offering Open Study classes every Thursday afternoon from 5Pm-6PM. You can come to get homework help, grammar instruction, writing tutoring, or just to talk. There will be a sign-up sheet on the door before every meeting. Just put your name on the sheet to schedule an appointment. Here is a list of all the Speaking Classes at the Global Zone

Last Day for Late MyNorthStarLab Homework

The last day for late MyNorthStarLab Homework are as follows:
  • Monday-Thursday Classes: 9/29
  • Wednesday-Friday Class: 9/30
Students who have not submitted all of there homework assignments up to that point will come to the Global Zone after class to complete their assignments. After that day, no late work will be accepted.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Homework Week 3 Day 1

  1. P29-30, Vocabulary A, Review
  2. P33-35, Grammar B, 1 & 3 (DO WITHOUT A PARTNER)
  3. P37-40, Function & Production
Unit 2 Fishbowl:
  • Monday - Thursday Classes: 9/22/2011
  • Wednesday - Friday Classes: 9/28/2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Homework Week 2 Day 2

  1. P22-23, Background and Vocabulary 1
  2. P23-25, Listening One: Listen for Main Ideas & Listening for Details
  3. P26-27, Listening Two, 1

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Homework Week 2

  1. P9, C, Integrate Listenings One and Two, Organize
  2. P15, Grammar 3 (Complete Task WITHOUT partner)
  3. P17-18, Function (Complete Task WITHOUT partner)
Fishbowl Dates:

Mon-Thurs Classes: Thursday, 9/15
Wed-Friday Classes: Friday, 9/16

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Homework Week 1

  • Register for MyNorthStarLab
  • Fill out Student Information Form
  • P3, Background and Vocabulary, 1 & 3
  • P5-6, Listening One, Listen for Main Ideas & Listen for Details
  • P8, Listening Two, 1
  • P10, Vocabulary 1
  • P12-13, Grammar, 1 & 2

Thursday, August 25, 2011

How to Register for MyNorthStarLab

All students in Acdemic English MUST register for MyNorthStarLab to access the class homework and online activities. You will need three things: 1) the access code included in your NorthStar book; 2) the class code; 3) your student ID.

There are four places where you can learn how to register:

  1. In class
  2. By viewing "추가로 Access Code 등록하는 방법" at the NorthStar Help Desk or below:
  3. By viewing the How to Register in English under the video section of
  4. By viewing the PowerPoint presentation in English: How to Register for MyNorthStarLab.

Welcome to Academic English

Hello and Welcome to your Academic English blog. This is a place where you can get up-to-the-minute class updates, find useful links, check class related dates, and ask questions to your teacher, Mr. Kerson. Please start by reviewing the syllabus for your class. PLEASE NOTE: THIS SITE CONTAINS INFORMATION FOR ALL THE ACADEMIC ENGLISH CLASSES MR. KERSON TEACHES. BE SURE THAT THE CONTENT YOU ARE REVIEWING RELATES TO YOUR CLASS. OTHERWISE YOU MAY BECOME VERY CONFUSED!