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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Quiz 4 Make-up Dates


  1. Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 in room 307
  2. Monday, June 13 at 3:45 in room 307
  3. Tuesday, June 14 at 3:00 in room 307

Friday, May 27, 2011

Quiz 3 Makeup Dates



  1. Tuesday, May 31 at 5:00PM in room 307

  2. Thursday, June 2 at 5PM in room 307

  3. Friday, June 3 at 3PM in room 307

Week 12, Day 2 Homework


  1. Page 179, A Vocabulary, Review

  2. Page 182-183, B Grammar

  3. Page 187-189, Production, Debate

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Homework, Week 12

  1. Page 174-175, C Background and Vocabulary 1 & 2
  2. Page 176, Listening for Main Ideas
  3. Page 176-177, Listening for Details
  4. Page 178, B, Listening Two: Parent's Rights vs. Children's Rights

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tues-Thurs Updated Schedule

  1. May 19, Unit 8 Completed & Unit 9 Introduction
  2. May 24, Unit 9 Completed
  3. May 26, Quiz 3 (Units 6-8)
  4. May 31, Unit 10 Introduction
  5. June 02, Unit 10 Complete
  6. June 07, Quiz 4 (Units 9-10)
  7. June 09, Semester Review & Speaking Final Exam Introduction
  8. June 14, NO CLASS
  9. June 16, Written & Speaking Final Exam
  10. June 21, Speaking Final Exam

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wed-Fri, Updated Schedule

  1. May 18, Unit 9 Introduction
  2. May 20, Unit 9 Completed
  3. May 25, Quiz 3 (Units 6-8)
  4. May 27, Unit 10 Introduction
  5. June 01, Unit 10 Completed
  6. June 03, Quiz 4 (Units 9-10)
  7. June 08, Semester Review & Speaking Final Exam Introduction
  8. June 10, NO CLASS
  9. June 15, Written & Speaking Final Exam
  10. June 17, Speaking Final Exam

Week 11, Day 2


  1. Page 162-164, B Grammar, 1 & 2

  2. Page 168-172, Production

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Wed-Fri, Homework Week 11

  1. Page 153-154, Background & Vocabulary 1 & 2
  2. Page 155-156, Listening One: Listening for Main Ideas & Listen for Details
  3. Page 157, Listening Two: A Call to Action, 1

Tues-Thurs Homework, Week 11

  1. Page 138-40, Vocabulary A 1 & 2
  2. Page 142-143, Grammar 1 & 2

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Tues-Thurs: Homework Week 10






  1. Page 122, A, Vocabulary, Expand 1 & 2


  2. Page 132-134, Background and Vocabulary, 1 & 2


  3. Page 134-135, A Listening One, Listen for Main Ideas


  4. Page 137, B Listening Two

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

Homework Week 10

  1. Page 132-134, Background and Vocabulary, 1 & 2
  2. Page 134-135, A Listening One, Listen for Main Ideas & Listen for Details
  3. Page 137, B Listening Two

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Homework Week 9 Day 2

  1. Page 122, A, Vocabulary, Expand 1 & 2
  2. Page 124-125, B, Grammar, Nouns and Qualifiers, 1 & 2
  3. Page 128, Function: Descriptive Language, 1

Friday, April 29, 2011

Makeup Dates for Quiz 2

1. Tuesday, May 3 at 5:00 in room 307
2. Monday, May 9 at 12:30 in room 307

You must have a note. If you can not make one of these dates, email me and we can arrange an appointment. I will not give make up tests after Monday, May 9.

Homework Week 9 Day 1

Page 113-115, Background and Vocabulary, 1 & 2
Page 115-116, Listening One, Listening for Main Ideas & Listening for Details
Page 118-119, Listening Two, 2 & 3

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Homework Week 8 Day 2

Page 99-101, Vocabulary A, Review & Expand
Page 102-1-3, A, Grammar B, 1, 2, & 3
Page 105-107, Speaking C, Function 1 & 2

Friday, April 22, 2011

Homework Week 8

  1. Page 94-95, Background and Vocabulary, 1, 2, & 3
  2. Page 96-97, A, Listening One: Listen for Main Ideas, Listen for Details, & Make Inferences
  3. Page 98, B, Listening Two

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

AE2 Tues. & Thurs. Updated Midterm Schedule

April 14: Unit 5
April 19: Unit 5
April 21: Quiz 2
April 26: Speaking and Written Midterm
April 28: Unit 6

AE2 Wed. & Fri. Updated Midterm Schedule

April 13: Unit 5
April 15: Unit 5
April 20: Quiz 2
April 22: Speaking and Written Midterm
April 27: Unit 6

Homework Week 7 Day 2

Do not forget to do the work atMyNorthstarLab.com. Then complete the following in the book:

  1. Page 81, Vocabulary A, Review
  2. Page 81-82, Vocabulary A, Expand, 1 & 2
  3. Page 83-84, Grammar B, 1 & 2
  4. Page 87-88, Function: Making Suggestions, 1 & 2

Friday, April 8, 2011

Homework Week 7 Day 1

Do not forget to do the work at MyNorthstarLab.com.Then complete the following in the book:

  1. Page 74, Background & Vocabulary, 1 & 2
  2. Page 76-77, Listening One, Listen for Main Ideas & Listen for Details
  3. Page 79, Listening Two, 1 & 2

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Makeup Dates for Quiz 1

  1. Friday, April 8th at 3:00 in Room 307

  2. Tuesday, April 12th at 5:00 in Room 307

  3. Thursday, April 14th at 5:00 in Room 307

PLEASE NOTE: Your absence must be excused to take the makeup test. This means you must provide me with a note from a doctor, hospital, the unitersity, or the military. All notes must have your name and the date of your absense on them. They can be in Korean or English.

Homework Week 6 Day 1

Do not forget to do the work at MyNorthstarLab.com. Then complete the following in the book:

  1. Page 65, B, Grammar: Modals of Ability and Possibility, #1
  2. Page 66-67, C, Speaking, Pronunciation: Can/Can't, #1

Friday, March 25, 2011

Homework for Week 5 Day 1

Do not forget to do the work at MyNorthstarLab.com. Then complete the following in the book:

  1. Page 42-44, Vocabulary A, Review & Expand 1 & 2
  2. Page 45-46, Grammar 1 & 2

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

This is the homework for Week 4 Day 2:

  1. MyNorthstarLab.com assigments
  2. Page 36, Background and Vocabulary
  3. Page 38, Listening One: Ultrarunner
  4. Page 38, Listening for Main Ideas
  5. Page 38, Listening for Details

Friday, March 18, 2011

Homework Due for Week 4 Day 1

This is the homework for Week 4 Day 1:
  1. MyNorthstarLab.com assigments
  2. Page 26, A: Vocabulary Review
  3. Page 27-28, Expand 1 & 2
  4. Page 28-29, B: Grammar: Modals of Advice 1 & 2

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Homework Due for Week 3 Day 2

This is the homework for Week 3 Day 2:

  1. MyNorthstarLab.com assigments
  2. Page 22, A: Listening One: Lily's Story
  3. Page 22, Listening for Main Ideas
  4. Page 22-23, Listening for Details
  5. Page 24, Express Opinions

Friday, March 11, 2011

Problems with MyNorthstarLab.com

I got this very good question from a student today. I want to share his question and my answer with everyone. I think it will help anyone with the same problem.
Hi, Mr.Kerson,

I'm kyungwon university student. Sir, I have a problem about my assignment. I completed my assignment except 'Unit 1 - Vocabulary: Review', yesterday. Because the assignment have webpage error. I tried to solve this, but I couldn't do anything.

Here is my response:
Dear Student,

Thank you for telling me about your situation. In the future, please refer any problems and errors with the MyNorthstarLab.com website to the NorthstarLab help desk: http://www.longmankorea.com/kilc/ or to the support email address: supportkr@pearsonlongmansupport.com. They should be able to help you with your problem quickly in Korean. I hope this helps.
Best regards,

Mr. Kerson

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Homework Due for Week 3 Day 1

This is the homework for Week 3 Day 1:

  1. MyNorthstarLab.com assigments
  2. Page 9, Expand 1 & 2
  3. Page 11-12, Grammar 1, & 2

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Homework for Week 1

The first homework assignments are due for Academic English 2 this week.

They are:

  1. Unit 1 - Background and Vocabulary Preview
  2. Unit 1 - Background and Vocabulary Flashcards
  3. Personal Profile w/ Picture

The first two need to be completed online via your MyNorthstarlab.com account. The third assigment should be downloaded and completed on your own if you did not recieve it in class.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

How to Register for MyNorthStarLab.com

All students in Acdemic English 2A 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 3 book; 2) the class code available here; 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 MyEnglishLab.com
  4. By viewing the PowerPoint presentation in English: How to Register for MyNorthStarLab.

Introduction to our Textbook, NorthStar 3

Here is a PowerPoint Introduction to our textbook, NorthStar 3. If you want to remain in this class and level, buy this book as soon as possible (by week 1, lesson 2). You should only buy it from the Kyungwon campus bookstore to get your Access Code. We will start using the book in the second week of class.

Class Policies and Procedures

This PowerPoint presentation describes the class policies. The highlights are:

  1. Respect the professor, other students, and the university
  2. No cheating
  3. Be on time. Lateness will count against you.
  4. Grades are earned on a curve.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Syllabuses for AE2A

I have posted the syllabuses for my Academic English 2A classes online for your reference.

AE2A Wed. & Fri.

AE2A Tues. & Thur.

How to Use MyLab

The most important part of your class this year will be the MyNorthstarLab site. There you will find homework, important class annoucements, and special review materials.

You will need two codes to log on: the access key that comes with your book and your class section id. Please refer to the chart below to find the your codes:

Academic English A2 Wednesday & Friday:

  1. Class Code: 09446033
  2. Second ID: CRSCD45-1017145

Academic English A2 Tuesday & Thursday:

  1. Class Code: 09446034
  2. Section ID: CRSCDZH-816763

Detailed instructions and videos in Korean are avalible at MyLab Support. Here is a video overview of the site.


How To Use MyLab (KU) from Pearson Longman Korea on Vimeo.

Welcome to AE2A

Hello and Welcome to your Academic English 2A 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 checking the class calendar on the left. Then review the syllbus for your class. PLEASE NOTE: THIS SITE CONTAINS INFORMATION FOR BOTH ACADEMIC ENGLISH CLASSES MR. KERSON TEACHES. BE SURE THAT THE CONTENT YOU ARE REVIEWING RELATES TO YOUR CLASS. OTHERWISE YOU MAY BECOME VERY CONFUSED!