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EI 112 Beginning Listening and Speaking II
Osborne, Deborah

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EI 112 Beginning Listening and Speaking II


SP 2007 HO


Osborne, Deborah


Coordinator of EIL at Park University



Office Location

Herr House 8

Office Hours


Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

Jan. 16 - May 11, 2007

Class Days


Class Time

9:00 - 9:50 AM

Credit Hours




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

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Course Description:
This course continues to introduce the beginning level speaker of English to basic listening, speaking, and pronunciation skills. Building on the knowledge of phonetics gained in EI111, which it follows, students practice and hone their pronunciation skills, including suprasegmental elements such as intonation and rhythm. As listening and speaking material grows more challenging, students continue to develop both listening comprehension and fluency in spoken English, in more contexts.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.



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:




1: Jan. 16 - 19


Greetings, introductions, elementary phoneticsreview

2. Jan. 22 - 26

Special Possessions

Song: Diamonds are Forever

Text unit 3

3. Jan. 29 - Feb. 2

Special Possessions, cont.

Text unit 3

4: Feb. 5 - 9

Strength in Numbers

Song:Wind Beneath My Wings
text unit 4
Listening quiz 1

5: Feb. 12 - 16

Strength in Numbers, cont.

Text unit 4

6.Feb. 19 - 23
no class Feb. 19


Song: Takin' Care of Business

text unit 5

7. Feb. 26 - Mar. 2

Business cont.

Text unit 5

8: Mar. 5- 9

Famous People

Song: TBA

Text unit 6
Listening quiz 2

9: Mar. 12 - 16


10: Mar. 19 - 23

Famous People cont.

text unit 6

11:Mar. 26 - 30

Driving Problems

Song: TBA

Text unit 7

12: Apr. 2 - 6
no class Apr. 6


Song: We are Family
text unit 8
Listening quiz 3

13: Apr. 9 - 13

Family cont.

text unit 8

14: Apr. 16 - 20



Text unit 9

15: Apr. 23 - 27

Money cont.

Unit 9, text

16: Apr. 30 - May 4


Portfolio submission
Listening quiz 4

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 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: .


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