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EI 111 Beginning Listening and Speaking I
Osborne, Deborah


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Course

EI 111 Beginning Listening and Speaking I

Semester

FA 2006 HO

Faculty

Osborne, Deborah

Title

Coordinator of EIL at Park University

Degrees/Certificates

Ph.D.

Office Location

Herr House 8

Office Hours

TR 8 - 10 a.m.

Daytime Phone

816-584-6517

E-Mail

deborah.osborne@park.edu

Semester Dates

Aug. 21 - Dec. 15

Class Days

-M-W-F-

Class Time

9:00 - 9:50 AM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

 

Merdinger, Polly and Laurie Barton. NorthStar Focus on Listening and Speaking, Introductory. Longman: 2003.

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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Course Description:
This course introduces the beginning level speaker of English to basic listening, speaking, and pronunciation skills. Students learn the elements of phonetics to facilitate the development of superior pronunciation skills as well as self-monitoring techniques. They are exposed to graduated (in terms of difficulty) selections of aural English. They also practice routinized and common patterns of speech such as may be found in the classroom, in the cafeteria, in stores, in the dorm, and so on. Finally, students acquire strategies to improve their comprehension, as well as others' comprehension of them. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

 

The role of a teacher is to help students develop the skills they need in order to be active and involved learners. Language learning must proceed at the learner's pace, with respect and attention paid to each individual's strengths and weaknesses.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Produce and respond accurately and appropriately to routine phrases in everyday contexts.
  2. Interpret and reproduce the basic sounds and sound combinations of English.
  3. Compare the sound systems of their own language with that of English in order to be able to self-assess and enhance comprehensibility and comprehension.
  4. Practice listening to passages of natural spoken English and speaking in context, using the same or similar structure or vocabulary.
  5. Apply communicative strategies to clarify and disambiguate.
Class Assessment:

 

1. Oral/aural portfolio: Students will complete a checklist of social situations in which they feel comfortable, and will demonstrate their proficiency at the end of the term in an oral session with the instructor. 30% of grade

2.Quizzes: Students will write regular listening quizzes based on course materials. 30% of grade

3. Participation: Students will be expected to participate in class activities, such as writing and performing in skits, generating questions and asking them in interviews, etc. 20% of grade

4. Homework: Students will be assigned listening and speaking tasks outside of class, which they must then report on: 20% of grade.

Grading:

 

See above

Late Submission of Course Materials:

 

The instructor will not accept assignments submitted late, except by pre-arrangement, or due to extenuating circumstances.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

 

Please come to class with a positive attitude. For courtesy's sake, turn off your cell phone while in class. It is expected that you will listen to the opinions and contributions of others with the same respect that you would like to receive yourself.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week

Topic

Assignments/Activities

 

1: Aug. 21 - 25

 

 

 

 

Introduction

 

Greetings, introductions, elementary phonetics

 

2. Aug. 28 – Sept. 1

 

 

 

 

Friends

 

Song: “Friends”

Text unit 1

 

3. Sept. 4 – 8

 

No class Sept. 4 (Labor Day)

 

 

The Arts

 

Song:

Text unit 2

 

4: Sept. 11 - 15

 

 

 

 

The Arts

 

Song:

 

5: Sept. 18 - 22

 

 

 

 

Special Possessions

 

Song: “Diamonds are Forever”

Text unit 3

 

6.Sept. 25 – 29

No class Sept. 29

 

 

 

 

Special Possessions

 

Song: “Diamonds are Forever” (Kanye West version)

 

 

7. Oct. 2 - 6

 

 

 

 

Strength in numbers

 

Song:

Text unit 4

 

8: Oct. 9 – 13

No class Oct. 13

 

 

 

 

Business

 

Song: “Takin' Care of Business”

Text unit 5

 

9: Oct. 16 – 20

No class

 

 

FALL BREAK

 

 

 

 

10: Oct. 23 - 26

 

 

 

 

 

Business

 

 

 

Song “9 to 5”

 

11: Oct. 30 – Nov. 3

No class Nov. 3

 

 

 

Famous People

 

Song: “Abraham, Martin, and John”

Text unit 6

 

12: Nov. 6 – 10

No class Nov. 10 (Veteran's Day)

 

 

 

Famous People

 

Song: “Candle in the Wind”

 

13: Nov. 13 - 17

 

 

 

 

Driving Problems

 

Song:

Text unit 7

 

14: Nov. 20 – 24

No class Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving)

 

 

 

Family

 

Song: “Father and Son”

Text unit 8

 

15: Nov. 27 – Dec. 1

 

 

 

 

Money

 

Song: “Money”

Unit 9, text

 

16: Dec. 4 - 8

 

 

 

Holidays

 

Song:

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

Plagiarism:
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 2006-2007 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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 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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