Lecture #1

When you click on a topic on the list below, a web page will open with the text of the lecture. At the top of each written lecture is a link to the sound recording for that lecture. When you click on the "listen to the lecture" link, your computer will open your RealAudio Player to play that section of my discussion for this session.  You should have your reading materials in hand as you listen so that you can more easily follow the discussion.  Also, please send me any questions or comments at my email address at patbyrd@comcast.net.
 
   
Welcome AL 8460 on the Web
Topic 1  How to Read the Longman Student Grammar
Topic 2 Advice about Taking This Web-Based Course
Topic 3 Change and Change Agents
Topic 4 Data-Based Grammar
Topic 5 Standard vs. Non-Standard English
   

  • Do the PowerPoint Presentations for Lecture #1. The PowerPoint materials are written to help you understand the content of the Longman Student Grammar of Spoken & Written English. You may benefit by doing the PowerPoint materials before you read Chapter 1 in the Longman Student Grammar. For your convenience, the two PowerPoint presentations for Chapter 1 are attached here. They are also on the CD with the other PowerPoint presentations for the other chapters we will study this semester.

    PowerPoint #1: Before Chapter 1

  • PowerPoint #2: Chapter 1

  • Do Quiz Set 1 to test your understanding of the content in Chapter 1 of the Longman Student Grammar. You can find all the quizzes at http://www2.gsu.edu/~eslhpb/quiz. You'll need the ID and Password to enter the quiz website. You can email me if you can't remember those!