Department of English

Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University

2202208  English Conversation and Discussion


Puckpan Tipayamontri

Office: Boromrajakumari Building (BRK) room 1106

Office Hours: M 13 or by appointment

Phone: 0 2218 4703


Section 2 (Blackboard Collaborate and Zoom)

M 11:00–12:30 (MCS 401/18), W 11:00–12:30 (401/5)


! Final Conversation Sign-Up: With a classmate from section 2, sign up for a time slot in TDF week to have your final conversations:
! Church and State Insights: For Monday, November 9, each student brings one of the following: vocabulary/term, quote, number, or image that has to do with the topic of our unit 11 on church and state to share in classcast. Prepare to speak for two minutes about the insight item that you have brought to classcast, introducing the vocab/term/concept, quotation, number, or image and explaining its significance in the issue of church and state. Use the research skills that we have discussed throughout the semester in choosing authoritative and accurate resources for information and for your item. Be sharp as well about using search terms for online work and for in-person library work that will lead you to relevant sources. For example, in addition to the unit title words church and state in queries, you might also use their synonyms or related terms like religion, religious beliefs/values, religious freedom, right(s), liberty/ies, faith, Christianity, Buddhism, politics, law, court, government, constitution, access, history, and context. Below are some respected general interest sites that have extensive collections and journalism to start you off. Many of these also have good material for practicing listening.
! October 26 Class:
  • Monday, October 26 class is in-person in room MCS 401/18.
  • Test 2 begins at the beginning of class so please arrive promptly. Review your vocabulary for units 58.
  • Improv Conversations: Students sign up to familiarize themselves with one of the listed zero waste/eco groups or people to prepare to converse improvisationally with a random partner for two minutes on an aspect of zero waste or the environment that will be drawn on the spot. Possible topics include:
    • Beginnings ex. how to begin moving toward zero waste, experiences of starting zero waste practice, inspiration or situation that led to zero waste consideration
    • Process
    • Obstacles
    • Solutions
    • Sustainability
    • Impact ex. personal growth or learning, influence on friends, family and others, observable change in immediate surroundings or life, effect on society, laws, health (physical and mental), beauty, creativity, imagination, travel, reading, attitude
    • Age groups
    • Support, cooperation
    • New ideas, surprises, suggestions

! Student-Led Discussions: Here are people who have signed up to lead discussion. Articles for each pair are posted on Detailed Schedule the Monday before your led sessions. All student-led discussions are conducted in-person in room MCS 401/5 unless indicated otherwise.

! Experience Reflection: For Monday, August 24 class,

! Classroom Change: Section 2 students please note that our in-person session classroom for this course is now MCS 401/18 (Mondays), MCS 401/5 (Wednesdays), and BRK 414 (November 18) for the rest of the semester.
! Course Material: The course syllabus and packet are available for download from our section Blackboard page.
Course Outline

Class Time: MW 11:00–12:30

Class Location: Class sessions are conducted online via Zoom except those indicated below, which are in-person and designated with pink asterisks on the detailed schedule page.

  • Monday, August 10 (BRK 311)
  • Monday, August 17 (BRK 414)
  • Monday, September 14 (MCS 401/18)
  • Monday, September 28 (MCS 401/18)
  • Wednesday, September 30 (MCS 401/5)
  • Monday, October 5 (MCS 401/18)
  • Wednesday, October 7 (MCS 401/5)
  • Wednesday, October 14 (MCS 401/5)
  • Wednesday, October 21 (MCS 401/5)
  • Monday, October 26 (MCS 401/18)
  • Wednesday, October 28 (MCS 401/5)
  • Wednesday, November 4 (MCS 401/5)
  • Wednesday, November 11 (MCS 401/5)
  • Wednesday, November 18 (BRK 414)
  • Monday, November 23 (BRK 312)
  • Wednesday, November 25 (BRK 312)

Required Texts: Course packet (Downloadable from our section Blackboard page)


Detailed Schedule



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