EI221 Intermediate Grammar

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EI 221 Intermediate Grammar


FA 2008 HO


Grunewald, Jovilin


Adjunct Faculty


MAT, Applied Linguistics (TESOL)
BS, Linguistics

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

(816) 505-1316




Class Days


Class Time

11:00 - 12:15 PM

Credit Hours


Grammar in Context 2; Fourth Edition (2006), Sandra N. Elbaum

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Course Description:
EI 221 Intermediate Grammar: students in EI221, Intermediate Grammar, revisit and expand their acquaintance with basic verb tense/ aspect categories, adding the perfect aspect. The different aspects of English verbs are contrasted, in order to better explain and demonstrate their use, and distribution. Students knowledge of categories (such as nouns, etc.) and structures (such as phrases, clauses, etc.) is expanded. The passive voice and factual, future, and present unreal conditionals are introduced. Students use and become more familiar with modals.

Educational Philosophy:

The instructor believes it is her role to encourage learning by creating a lively and challenging academic environment. She will encourage students' language learning efforts with a communicative style, incorporating as many forms of media and evaluation techniques as possible.  Her goal is to help students achieve a level of English competence allowing them to study a higher level of EIL and/or to successfully complete classes taught in English.

Class Assessment:
Attendance is mandatory and counts as 10% of students' grades.  Participation in the class is critical and counts as 5% of students' grades.  There will be quizzes, unit tests, and two major examinations (midterm and final).   Students will also be evaluated on completion of homework assignments and a number of projects, presentations, and essays.


Attendance 10%
Participation 5%
Homework 25%
Quizzes  and Tests 25%
Projects (Essays, Presentations) 35%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments are due the following class, with the exception of long-term or group projects.  If students have an excused absence, I will accept their homework the next class; if they are absent without notice, they cannot turn in the homework late.  I may make exceptions on a case-by-case basis.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Attendance is mandatory and has a big influence on your grade.  Notify me in advance for an excused absence that won't count against you.  Any homework missed is due upon your return.  Missed daily quizzes cannot be made up.

No electronic devices of any kind will be allowed in the classroom:  no cell phones, no iPods, no computers visible or audible during class.  I will confiscate any electronic devices that I see or hear.

An open learning environment is critical to language learning success.  Students will respect each other as well as the instructor.  I will not tolerate unkind comments about other students.

Homework is due the class after it is assigned.  Late homework may be accepted and given partial credit at the instructor's discretion.

Group presentations require full participation from all members of the group.  If you are absent from planning or giving a presentation, you may not receive the same grade as the rest of the group.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 – Review – L5 & 6:  games; review essays and grammar points

Weeks 2 & 3 – L7

   Project: 2-minute talk on famous immigrant to the US – due Sep /8

   Test: Take-home test due Sep 12

Weeks 4 & 5 – L8

   Project: Write and act out a skit between a landlord and tenant – due Sep 19

   Test: Sep 22

Weeks 6 & 7 – L9

   Project: Use instructor’s form to interview an American about their genealogy and report back to the class what you find out – due Oct 3-6

   Test: Oct 6

Week 8 – Review / Midterm exam – Oct 10

Week 9 – FALL BREAK (12 – 19 October 2008)

Weeks 10 – 11 – L10

   Project: Put together your resume with help from career center – due Oct 31

   Test: Oct 31

Weeks 12 & 13 – L11

   Project: Internet dating assignment – due Nov 14-17

   Test: Nov 17

Weeks 14 & 15 – L 12

   Project: Sports-related group work: compare popular sports in your country with popular American sports; create a set of criteria to evaluate them and explain your assessment to the class

   Test: Nov 24

Week 16 – Review / Final Exam – Dec 5


Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .


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Last Updated:8/21/2008 3:17:52 PM