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EI 211 Intermed Spkg & Listening II
Weddle, Donna Marie


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

EI 211 Intermed Spkg & Listening II

Semester

FA 2009 HO

Faculty

Weddle, Donna

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Office Hours

9:30 - 10:00 Tuesday and Thursday

Other Phone

913-952-7411

E-Mail

donna.weddle@park.edu

Semester Dates

1/13/08 - 5/8/08

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

10:10 - 11:25 AM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
North Star High Intermediate Speaking and Listening Student Book , Second Edition, Pearson Longman, by Tess Ferree and Kim Sanabria

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Additional materials will be furnished by the instructor.

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Course Description:
EI 211 Intermediate Speaking and Listening II: Students continue to develop the speaking and listening skills necessary for academic success. They will be exposed to listening material of an academic nature, such as recorded lectures, news broadcast, etc. and will participate in oral activities of an academic nature, such as presentations, debates, discussions, and so on. The course will also emphasize communicative skills and strategies to enable students to check on meaning, clarify misunderstandings, and get their own meaning across more clearly. 3:0:3.

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, directed listenings, quizzes, dialogues and writings.  Each and every student has something to offer and is expected to share their expertise with others in the class.  Group work is a fundamental part of this course and is vital to its successful outcome; all students are expected to participate fully and cooperatively in these group learning sessions. 

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and demonstrate grammatical components of a well-formed English sentence
  2. Identify and create separate text components such as introductions, thesis statements, conclusions, cohesive elements, etc.
  3. Evaluate their own and others' work for grammatical and organizational accuracy
  4. Identify and produce written work representing different types and genres
  5. Construct and expand a working vocabulary of English, consisting of 1000-1500 words
  6. Show through evaluation and revision that they have recognized grammatical and/or organizational problems
  7. Apply academic skills in presenting their assignments in prescribed form and on time


Core Assessment:
Your core assessment in EI 211 will consist of a portfolio, submitted at the end of term, which will comprise all of the major writing assignments of the semester, in draft and final form. DO NOT DISCARD ANY ASSIGNMENTS. You will receive a list of all expected assignments a week before the portfolio is due. It should be submitted in a binder, neatly organized, with name and date of submission on the cover.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Attendance is mandatory and counts as 10% of students' grades.  Unexcused absences will count against the final grade in the class.  Unexcused absences during four consecutive class periods will result in an automatic withdrawal from the course.

Participation in the class and in group work in particular is critical and counts as 5% of the final grade.  There will be daily quizzes, unit tests, and two major examinations (midterm and final).   Students will also be evaluated on a number of oral presentations.

Grading:
Attendance: 10%
Participation: 5%
Quizzes: 5%
Unit Tests: 25%
Midterm Exam 10%
Final Exam 10%
Oral Presentations: 35%

 

Several extra credit opportunities will be offered throughout the semester. Students may complete up to 5 extra credit assignments (10 points each), for a total of 50 points. 
Extra credit will count for no more than 4% of the total class grade. Extra credit will ONLY be offered to those students completing ALL COURSE ASSIGNMENTS. No extra credit will be given or received during the final 3 weeks of the semester, so plan accordingly.

To qualify for the extra credit, you must attend the event in its entirety and bring to class proof of your attendance (a program, ticket, etc.). In addition, you will give a brief presentation on the event. Events for which extra credit will be considered include attending guest lectures, sporting events (except for athletes participating in the event), music recitals (except for musicians playing in the event), Culture Hour, and plays. If you wish to obtain extra credit for any other type of event, you must clear it with me in advance.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

All assignments are due the following class, with the exception of oral presentations which are due according the the schedule posted. 
 
If you are absent the day of an oral presentation, you will NOT be able to make up the presentation.  If you have an excused absence (doctor's note or medical certificate), you may write a 1 1/2 to 2 page paper to make up the grade.  The writing assignment will be agreed upon mutually by the student and the instructor.  The written assignment will be due one week following the absence AT THE LATEST. 

If you have an unexcused absence the day of an oral presentation, you will NOT be able to make up the oral presentation; however.  you may write a 1 1/2 to 2 page paper to make up the grade.  The writing assignment will be agreed upon mutually by the student and the instructor.  The written assignment will be due one week following the absence AT THE LATEST.  The final grade on this written assignment will be docked ONE LETTER GRADE automatically.  Any work turned in after the grace period will be returned with a zero. 

If you are part of a group presentation and a group member is absent, you must still present on the assigned day unless you make arrangements in advance.  Your grade on the presentation will reflect your part of the assignment.
 
Attendance is mandatory and has a big influence on your grade.  Advance notification of an absence may qualify you for an excused absence.  Missed daily quizzes cannot be made up.
 
If a student are 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.  Earphones must be removed and put away prior to the start of 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.  Unkind or derogatory comments about other students will not be tolerated.  Class and group discussions are expected to be conducted in English.  You are in this class to improve your English; I assume you do not need improvement in your own languages.

Students are expected to actively contribute to their education and the education of others in the class by sharing their ideas and expertise.  Passive attendance in class and in group work will result in a 0 for the 5% final participation grade.
 
Group presentations are accorded one grade, which is shared by all students in the group.  If a student fails to participate in a group presentation, the other group members should notify the instructor IN ADVANCE in order that appropriate steps be taken to redress the situation. 
 
Students who wish to work alone for all presentations should make that wish known to the instructor at the beginning of the semester.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 
8/18 – 8/20   Introductions, Syllabus, Pre-reading activities
8/24 – 9/8 SB Unit 1: For News Resisters, No News is Good News
   9/8: Oral presentation 1 (media goals report) due; Test Unit 1
9/10 – 9/24  SB Unit 2: The Achilles Heel ("My Left Foot")
  9/24:  Oral presentation 2 (disabilities report) due; Test Unit 2
9/29 – 10/6 SB Unit 3: Early to Bed, Early  to Rise . . .
  10/6:  Oral Presentation 3 (sleep survey report) due; Test Unit 3
  10/6:  Oral Presentation 3 due (continued); Midterm Exam
10/10 – 10/18: Fall Break: No Class
10/20 – 11/3: SB Unit 7: Emotional Intelligence
  11/3: Oral Presentation 4 (emotional intelligence report) due; Test Unit 7
11/3 – 11/17: SBUnit 8: Goodbye to the Sit-Down Meal
  11/19:  Oral Presentation 5 (cooking show) due; Test Unit 8
11/19 – 12/1: SB&WB Unit 9: Finding a Niche: The Lives of Young Immigrants
  12/1:  Oral Presentation 6 (immigrant interview) due; Test Unit 9
  12/1:  Oral Presentation 6 due (continued); Review for Final
  12/3:  Final Exam
 
Course topics, dates, and assignments are listed here as guidance only.  All content in this syllabus may be altered at the discretion of the instructor.

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:
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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Plagiarism will NOT be tolerated in this class.  Any plagiarized papers--including those which are only partially plagiarized--will receive an automatic F.  Repeat offenders will be reported the 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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
2. identify and create separate text components such as introduction, thesis statement, conclusion, cohesive elements, etc. 7. apply information from readings in their written compositions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
• Student has incorporated information from course readings and independently-found outside sources in essays
• Essays contain all component parts, demonstrate superior organization, and the appropriate use of cohesive elements
• Essays demonstrate use of a dominant and clearly-articulated theme, consistently maintained over 100% of each paper
 
• Student has incorporated information from course readings in essays
• Essays contain most component parts, demonstrate good organization though some revision may be necessary, and use of cohesive elements
• Demonstrates use of a dominant theme, somewhat consistently maintained over most of each essay
 
• Student has incorporated some information from course readings in essays
• Essays may be missing some component parts, require reorganization, and lack cohesive elements
• Demonstrates a dominant theme inconsistently

 
• Student has not incorporated any relevant course information from course readings
• Essays are incomplete, disjointed, and lack cohesion
• Does not demonstrate a dominant theme
 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1. identify and demonstrate grammatical components of a well-formed English sentence 3. evaluate their own and others' work for grammatical and organizational accuracy 5. construct and expand a working vocabulary of English, from 1000-1500 words                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
• Essays demonstrate near-perfect grammatical and appropriate use of English
• Student has collected and incorporated superior vocabulary in essays
• Student demonstrates superior ability to troubleshoot and edit their own work and that of fellow students for grammar, style, organization, and cohesion

 
• Essays demonstrate grammatical and appropriate use of English, with 10-20% margin of error over the paper
• Student uses some new vocabulary, but tends to rely on old
• Student demonstrates some ability to troubleshoot and edit their own work and that of fellow students for grammar, style, organization, and cohesion, but consistently misses errors
 
• Essays demonstrate grammatical problems and inappropriate usage 30-40% of the time
• Student uses no new vocabulary
• Student demonstrates little ability to troubleshoot and edit their own work or that of fellow students for grammar, style, organization, or cohesion; many errors go undetected
 
• Essays contain so many grammatical errors and inappropriate usages that they are difficult to comprehend
• Student uses limited vocabulary
• Student is incapable of troubleshooting or editing
 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
3. evaluate their own and others' work for grammatical and organizational accuracy 7. show through evaluation and revision that they have recognized grammatical and/or organizational problems                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
• Student submits essay proposals, outlines, checksheets, drafts, and good versions 100% of the time
• no more than one draft needed
 
• Student submits essay proposals, outlines, checksheets, drafts, and good versions most of the time
• 2 drafts needed
 
• Student submits some essay proposals, outlines, checksheets, drafts and good versions, some of the time
• 3 or more drafts needed
 
• Student submits few or no outlines, proposals,  checksheets, or drafts
• Multiple drafts required
 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
2. identify and create separate text components such as introduction, thesis statement, conclusion, cohesive elements, etc. 4. identify and produce written work representing different types and genres                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
• Student is able to name component parts of essays, grammatical structures, cohesive elements, and rhetorical types with 100% accuracy • Student can name some component parts of essays, grammatical structures, cohesive elements, and rhetorical types, achieving 80% accuracy on average • Student has difficulty naming component parts of essays, grammatical structures, cohesive elements, and rhetorical types, achieving 60% accuracy on average • Student can name few component parts of essays, grammatical structures, cohesive elements, or rhetorical types 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1. identify and demonstrate grammatical components of a well-formed English sentence 2. identify and create separate text components such as introduction, thesis statement, conclusion, cohesive elements, etc.3. evaluate their own and others' work for grammatical and organizational accuracy 7. show through evaluation and revision that they have recognized grammatical and/or organizational problems                                                                                                      
• Student demonstrates superior grasp of essay structure, grammatical structure, textual cohesion, and rhetorical categories by achieving 90-100% accuracy in writing, editing, and identification exercises • Student demonstrates good grasp of essay structure, grammatical structure, textual cohesion, and rhetorical categories by achieving 70-89% accuracy in writing, editing, and identification exercises • Student demonstrates incomplete grasp of essay structure, grammatical structure, textual cohesion, and rhetorical categories by achieving 50-69% accuracy in writing, editing, and identification exercises • Student fails to demonstrate grasp of essay structure, grammatical structure, textual cohesion, and rhetorical categories by achieving less than 50% in writing, editing, and identification exercises 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1. identify and demonstrate grammatical components of a well-formed English sentence 2. identify and create separate text components such as introduction, thesis statement, conclusion, cohesive elements, etc. 4. identify and produce written work representing different types and genres                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
• Student's final versions demonstrate superior structure, grammar, cohesion, and rhetorical accuracy, 100% in each essay • Student's final versions demonstrate good structure, grammar, cohesion, and rhetorical accuracy, 70-89% in each essay • Student's final versions demonstrate fair structure, grammar, cohesion, and rhetorical accuracy, 50-69% in each essay • Student's final versions demonstrate poor structure, grammar, cohesion, and rhetorical accuracy 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
8. apply academic skills in presenting their assignments in prescribed form and on time                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
• Student produces neatly typed and properly organized essays
• All components, such as title page, reference page, bibiliography, etc. are present
• Essays are submitted on time
 
• Student produces typed or handwritten essays
• Some components may be incomplete
• Essays are submitted on time or one class period late
 
• Student produces poorly typed or handwritten essays that may be difficult to decipher
• Some components may be missing or incomplete
• Essays are submitted late
 
• Student produces illegible essays
• Some components are missing; the rest may be incomplete
• Essays are submitted late
 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
2. identify and create separate text components such as introduction, thesis statement, conclusion, cohesive elements, etc. 8. apply academic skills in presenting their assignments in prescribed form and on time                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
• Each organizational and typographical component is well and neatly done
• Theme or topic of essays shows creativity and thought

 
• Organizational and typographical components may be lacking or less neat
• Theme or topic shows some thought
 
• Organizational and typographical components may be missing and messily done
• Theme or topic shows little thought and may be banal
 
• Organizational and typographical components are lacking, and/or sloppy
• Theme or topic may be unfocused and/or simplistic and show no thought or creativity
 

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