EI222 Intermediate Grammar II

for SP 2009

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EI 222 Intermediate Grammar II


SP 2009 HO


Grunewald, Jovilin


Adjunct Faculty


MAT, Applied Linguistics (TESOL), Georgetown University
BS, Linguistics, Georgetown University

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

(816) 505-1316

Other Phone

(816) 286-6745




Semester Dates

12 Jan - 1 May 09

Class Days


Class Time

11:00 - 12:15 PM

Credit Hours



Focus on Grammar 4, Third Edition, by Joan Jamieson and Carol A. Chapelle.  (c) 2006 by Pearson Education, Inc.
ISBN:  978-0131900080

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Course Description:
Students continue to consolidate their grasp of basic English grammar at an elevated pace and level. Text is tied to grammar points taught in both Reading/Writing and Listening/Speaking books for maximum reinforcement and practical usage.  Specific subjects include the passive voice, gerunds and infinitives, past unreal conditionals, direct and indirect speech, phrasal verbs, and a final summary and comparison of various past and present tenses.  Students will demonstrate their grasp of the grammar concepts both by written assignments and tests and by verbally presenting projects for each chapter studied.

Educational Philosophy:
The role of the teacher is to create a lively, challenging and safe learning environment; to present new information in an interesting, relevant manner; and to help students formulate and express their ideas with improved tools of communication.  She will regularly evaluate student progress and assist students who are struggling in a specific area.

Class Assessment:

Attendance is mandatory and will be 10% of final grades. 
Participation in the class is critical and will be 5% of final grades. 

There will be weekly quizzes, unit tests, and two major exams (midterm/final).   Students will also be evaluated on completion of homework assignments and a project or essay for each unit covered in class.


Attendance 10%
Participation 5%
Homework 25%
Quizzes and Tests 25%
Projects 35%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments are due the following class, with the exception of unit projects, which are due according to the posted schedule. 

Homework and other written assignments will be turned in at the beginning of class on the due date.  Make sure that assignments are printed well ahead of class time to avoid printer problems.  Late assignments will be docked 1 letter grade per day late.

Students providing a legitimate excuse for their absence (doctor's note or medical certificate) may submit work when they return to class without penalty.  Late work due to unexcused absences will be docked 1 letter grade per day late. 

Attendance is mandatory and has a big influence on your grade.  Missed daily quizzes cannot be made up.

If a student is absent on a test day, it is THE STUDENT'S responsibility to contact the testing center in the academic underground (816-584-6887) to schedule a re-take.  Make up tests will be available for one (1) week in the testing center following the actual test date.  If you are unable to take the test within that week, you must contact me before the test is collected to avoid receiving a 0 on the test.  Missed tests resulting from an unexcused absence will result in an automatic deduction of 1 letter grade from the test score.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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.

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 (12 Jan) – Introductions, Icebreaker, Pretest and Review

Weeks 2-3 (16-30 Jan) - Unit 18 – Passive Voice
Project: Page 283 # 13 – due 26 Jan
30 Jan - Unit 1 Test
Weeks 4-5 (2-13 Feb) - Unit 9 – Gerunds and Infinitives
Project: Page 136 # 11 – due 13 Feb
13 Feb - Test
Weeks 6-7 (20 – 27 Feb) - Unit 24 – Past Unreal Conditionals
Project: Page 358 # 9 & 10 – due 27 Feb
27 Feb - Test
Week 8 (2-6 Mar) 
2 Mar - Review for Midterm
6 Mar - Midterm Exam

Week 9 (9-13 Mar) - SPRING BREAK

Weeks 10-11 (16-27 Mar) - Unit 25/26 – Direct and Indirect Speech/Tense Changes
Project: Page 378 – due 27 Mar
27 Mar – Test
Weeks 12-13 (30 Mar - 10 Apr) - Unit 11/12 – Phrasal Verbs
Project: Craft show – due 6 Apr
10 Apr – Test
Weeks 14-15 (13-24 Apr) - Units 1-3 – Simple Past/Present & Progressive; Present Perfect & Progressive
Project: Video scene character quizzes – due 20 Apr
24 Apr – Test
Week 16 (27 Apr - 1 May)
27 April - Review for Final
1 May - Final Exam

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
Students who plagiarize will receive an "F" on the plagiarized assignment.  Repeat plagiarists will be reported to the appropriate university authorities.

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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