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EI 122 Beginning Grammar II
Osborne, Deborah

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EI 122 Beginning Grammar II


SP 2007 HO


Osborne, Deborah


Coordinator of EIL at Park University



Office Location

Herr House 8

Office Hours


Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

Jan 26 - May 11, 2007

Class Days


Class Time

10:00 - 10:50 AM

Credit Hours




Butler, Linda. Basic Grammar Links. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Ltd., 2003

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Course Description:
This course continues the inntroduction of basic English grammar begun in EI121. Concepts and grammatical categories encountered in EI121 will continue to be practiced and reviewed; most will be expanded. Completion of these two courses provides the beginning student with a solid grounding in fundamental English grammar, and increased awareness of grammar itself. 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. Practice and demonstrate the uses of the simple and continuous aspects of the past and present tenses, as well as the two forms of the future
  2. Identify the two main categories of noun in English in singular and plural, and link this to grammatical consequences such as verb agreement, quantifiers, and articles
  3. Recognize general differences in grammatical strategies between their native language and English
  4. Practice subject, object, and possessive pronouns
  5. Assemble a working vocabulary of basic descriptive adjectives and adverbs, and prepositions/prepositional phrases of time and place
Class Assessment:


1. Quizzes: Students will write weekly quizzes on course material. 20% of grade

2. Tests: Students will write unit tests upon completion of each unit in the text. 30% of grade

3. Homework: Students will have regular homework assignments. 20% of grade

4. Grammar journal: Students will keep a weekly journal in which they note points of grammar that interest or confuse them; and wys in which their native language differs from or is similar to English. 20% of grade

5. Participation. Students must attend class and participate in activities. 10% 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:


Topic/grammar focus


1: Jan. 16 - 19


Text: review ch. 1 & 2

2. Jan. 22 - 26


Text ch. 3,4

3. Jan. 29 - Feb. 2

present progressive/simple present

Text ch. 5,6
test # 1

4. Feb. 5 - 9

adverbs of frequency, polite requests


Text ch. 7,8

5. Feb. 12 - 16
no class Feb. 14

it + day, weather

Text ch. 9

6.Feb. 19 - 23

prepositions, object pronouns

Text ch. 9
test # 2

7. Feb. 26 - Mar. 2

count/noncount nouns

Text ch. 10

8.Mar. 5 - 9

quantifiers, quesitons with is there/are there

Text ch. 10

9. Mar. 12 - 16


10. Mar. 19 - 23

simple past: be


Text ch. 11
test # 3

11 Mar. 26 - 30

regular/irregular verbs


Text ch. 11

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

yes/no questions in simple past, negatives

Text ch. 12

13. Apr. 9 - 13

Long Ago

Yes/no questions in simple past, negative in simple past, WH question in simple past

Text ch. 12
test # 4

14.Apr. 16 - 20

Looking Forward

Be going to, yes/no with be going to

Text ch 13

15. Apr. 23 - 27

Plans and Predictions

Will, questions with will, will vs. be going to

Text ch. 14

16: Apr. 30 - May 4


test # 5
grammar journals due

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

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