Samuel Sommerville

Teaching style
Emphasis on communication using a combination of brief grammar explanations, interactive practice, group and paired activities. Development of speaking and listening skills is the focus of classroom activities.

Homework, participation and attendance
Homework: 11%. Two daily hours of vocabulary and grammar practice at home.

Participation and Attendance: 6%.

You can miss three classes. No attendance/participation points for late arrival or early leave.

Must have access to a fast Internet connection to complete homework.

Tests, quizzes, and final exam
Quizzes and tests are 80% of grade. One test and one quiz per chapter; lowest grades are dropped; no make-ups allowed regardless of reason. Extra credit points are available.

Background and other interests
Lived and studied in Argentina and Peru. Have led study abroad trips to Argentina. JCCC professor since 1999.