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English Class
At Saint Joseph University

We are 19 third year Human Sciences Students
(Social Workers, Social Animators, and Special Educators)
taking a level A (advanced) English Course given by
Mrs. Nada AbiSamra
at the "Ecole Libanaise de Formation Sociale" (ELFS)
at "Université Saint-Joseph"
in fall 2004.

Our Names are:.

  • Abou Kadah Mirna 
  • Achkar Rachel 
  • Bechara Charles 
  • Daher Aida 
  • Doumit Yara 
  • Farah Krystel 
  • Fares Zeina 
  • Hanna Dalal 
  • Hassrouny El Sarah 
  • Ibrahim Carine 
  • Kai Juliette 
  • Ladki Noha 
  • Mohsen Malak 
  • Mouradikian Talar 
  • Nader Madona 
  • Reaidy Rima 
  • Samaha Line 
  • Tabet Rita 
  • Yazbek Lama 
  • SYLLABUS

    Some Students' Interviews

    Students' Advice....

  • "Nothing is impossible with love." Aida
  • "Whatever happens, look at the bright side and remember it could have been worse. By simply doing so, you will gain back your positive attitude." Carine
  • "Share your smile... Share your pain with someone you really trust." Malak
  • "Pray... This gives you Power, Patience, and Courage." Malak
  • "Don't let appearances ruin the beginning of a potential relationship." Mirna
  • "Your attachment to life feeds on the power of love." Mirna
  • "When you feel misunderstood, turn your finger around and point it at yourself." Line
  • "Believe in God and He will Bless and Protect You." Rita
  • "When your friend has gone, whose eyes to compare with the morning sun? Not that you did compare, but you do compare now that she has gone." Madona
  • "Don't say you can't when you haven't tried." Rima
  • Don't ask why this thing is like this... ask why it isn't." Rima
  • "Smile and life will smile back at you." Dalal
  • "Don't be afraid... knock on my door." Krystel
  • "Let your heart lead you." Krystel
  • "Never say anything or answer any question before you have counted till ten." Talar
  • "Give and Love people without expecting anything in return." Talar
  • "Count first on yourself and then on others." Lama
  • "Always look at the filled part of the glass." Rachel
  • "Charity begins with a smile, a look... Don't be afraid to share them with others." Yara
  • "A smile is your passport in life; you can use it whenever you need it: but let it be sincere!" Yara
  • "Live each moment as if it were the first and last one in your whole life." Yara
  • "Life is like a camera; so, keep smiling!" Sarah
  • "Whoever wouldn't die for love, doesn't know love." Sarah
  • "Don't cry because it is over... smile because it happened." Zeina
  • "Never look at your past; live your moment and plan your future." Zeina



  • Essay Writing + Outlining + Transition Words
    Interview Questions / "All About Me" Project
    Writing Prompts / Journal Topics / Interview Questions
    http://www.writingfix.com/dailypromptgenerator.htm
    .
    ** GRAMMAR**
    .
  • Comparisons
  • Direct/Indirect Speech
  • Passive Voice
  • Question Tags
  • Tenses / objective tests + Subjunctive Mood
  • Tense Review for Advanced Students
  • Verbs not to confuse + Notorious Confusables
  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Prompts (General Revision)
  • Error Analysis
  • Phrasal Verbs: http://members.fortunecity.com/nadabs/test690.html

  • http://members.fortunecity.com/nadabs/objtestes.htm

    **Interesting Articles**

    Build-Up Your Self Esteem + Test Yourself
    20 Tips to Promote Positive Self-Esteem
    Ten Ways to Build your Child's Self-Esteem
    Affirmation
    The Misery of Shyness
    What Do Parents Owe Their Children?
    What All Children Want Their Parents  to Know.
    Parents and Parenting (Quotations)
    The Military Spouse
    10 Commandments of Good Business
    If Tomorrow Never Comes
    Listen up and get ahead
    Listening- Advice
    Wisdom about children
    The Rocks in your Life
    The Perfect Heart
    Right NOW (power point)
    Right NOW (text)
    Living with HIV/AIDS in Lebanon
    Cloning
    Learning, Thinking, Labeling, and Knowing
    Origins of Halloween

    .


    Final Examination Theme:
    Social Work in Lebanon

    Individual Topics:

  • Krystel- How can social workers help people increase their creativity?
  • Zeina- How can violence against children be reduced in Lebanon?
  • Rima- Euthanasia: for or against?
  • Sarah- Social Exclusion: how can it be fought?
  • Rita- Prostitution: how can social workers best help prostitutes?
  • Juliette- How can social workers best help drug addicts?
  • Mirna- Prostitution: free choice or not?
  • Noha- How can we help people with disabilities fight for their rights?
  • Aida- How can special educators best help delinquents?
  • Talar- How can social workers help fight cloning?
  • Carine- Boarding schools: are they always the best solution?
  • Madona- How can a social worker help the unemployed cope with their situation?
  • Malak- Homosexuality: is it against nature?
  • Line- How can we improve the situation of the homeless?
  • Lama- Criminals: punishment or rehabilitation?
  • Charles- Should children with disability be separated from the rest?
  • Rachel- How can social workers help improve school retention?
  • Dalal- Why is abstention the better solution?
  • Yara- Abortion: is it equivalent to murder?


  • US Department of State- Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
    English Teaching Forum Electronic Journals:
    Language and Civil Society & Language and Life Science

    Students of the World- An open window on World's cultures:
    Pen Pals, Chat Clubs, Games, etc...

    NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION: INFORMATION CONVEYED THROUGH THE USE OF
    BODY LANGUAGE

    The 12 Cs for School Success: WHAT IS COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE?

    The Daily Motivator

    Quia- English - top 20 activities

    Character Education Lesson Plans- All subjects

    Rubrics for Teachers

    Online Animations...

    Two-Minute Test || Video Review Form

    .
    English Mentorship Program! Click Here!
    "Students Teaching Students -
    Peer & Cross-Age Tutoring... A Step Further!"
    If you are interested in implementing such a program in your school,
    you can email me at nabisamra@acs.edu.lb

    Team Building!Motivation!

    10 Commandments of Good Business
    "The Chain of Love" by Clay Walker
    The Man Song: He's The Man!  (Song)

    LEBANON - FACTS

    Free ideas you can use
    (Presentations, Personal Development, Business Writing, Leadership, Customer Service Issues)

    Do you have to do Research? Click Here!
    APA Style



    Relevant Links:
    Social Sciences Links
    Social Welfare Links
    http://www.sosig.ac.uk/social_welfare/
    Social Sciences Virtual Library
    http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/gthursby/socsci/
    Social Welfare- Links
    http://www.sosig.ac.uk/social_welfare/
    Community Development Foundation -- Strengthening Communities
    http://www.cdf.org.uk/
    Convention on the Rights of the Child
    http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/k2crc.htm
    Social and Human Sciences Online Periodicals (full text)
    http://www.unesco.org/shs/shsdc/journals/shsjournals.html


    Language Links

    General
    English for Specific Purposes: What does it mean? Why is it different?
    By Laurence Anthony
    http://www.antlab.sci.waseda.ac.jp/abstracts/ESParticle.html
    What ESP teachers need to do: "...conduct interviews with specialists in the field, analyze the language that is required in the profession, or conduct students' needs analysis..."
    Study Guides and Strategies
    http://www.studygs.net/
    General Guidelines for Formal Oral Presentations
    http://seniord.ee.iastate.edu/notes/chapter21.htm
    Managing Nervousness During Oral Presentations- University of Guelph- Canada
    Note-taking Techniques- Taking Good Notes
    http://www1.chapman.edu/arc/goodnotes.html
    http://www.taft.cc.ca.us/newTC/StudentServices/ACE/tools.htm#Note
    http://www.utexas.edu/student/utlc/handouts/1415.html
    http://www.wmich.edu/asc/College%20Success%20Seminars/NoteTakingTechniques.htm
    http://slc.otago.ac.nz/studyskills/ch1sect5.asp

    Grammar
    Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling
    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/index.html
    Grammar Exercises- CNN News room- Excellent- with key
    http://lc.byuh.edu/CNN_N/grammar.html
    OHIO University- ESL
    http://www.ohiou.edu/esl/class/E150.html

    General Writing
    General Writing Concerns (Planning/Writing/Revising/Genres)
    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/index.html
    Writing Persuasive Essays
    http://www.studygs.net/wrtstr4.htm
    Online WRITING Assistant
    http://www.powa.org/
    Essay Planning Guide
    http://cte.jhu.edu/techacademy/web/2000/kajder/planningguide.html

    Summary Writing
    Summary Street
    http://lsa.colorado.edu/summarystreet/
    Three Types of Summary: A Guide to Writing Summary
    http://www.ccsn.nevada.edu/english/sumguide.htm
    Summary Principles *****
    http://home.t-online.de/home/kfmaas/summary.html
    http://home.t-online.de/home/kfmaas/summary0.html
    Writing Summaries
    http://www.english.uiuc.edu/cws/wworkshop/advice/writing_summaries.htm
    Types of Summaries
    http://writing.colostate.edu/references/teaching/summaryresponse/summary.cfm
    Summarizing- Types of Summaries
    http://butler.cc.tut.fi/~penningt/basic/summary/summarising3.html
    Quotations, paraphrases, and summaries
    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/print/research/r_quotprsum.html
    Resources for Writers:  Summary Writing.
    http://www.users.drew.edu/~sjamieso/Summary.html
    Reading and Writing in English for Academic and Professional Purposes- Summarise
    http://www.uta.fi/~kkmiha/erc/summarise.html
    SUMMARIES: DESCRIPTION
    http://www.chass.ncsu.edu/ccstm/scmh/moresum.html
    WRITING SUMMARIES- ppt
    http://www.ivcc.edu/lockwood/ENG1205PowerPoints/Summaries.ppt

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