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EI 222 Intermediate Grammar II
Kolkmeier, Eric T.


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Course

EI 222 Intermediate Grammar II

Semester

SP 2010 HO

Faculty

Kolkmeier, Eric T.

Office Hours

9:30 - 10:00 or by appointment

Daytime Phone

816 510 0510

E-Mail

196267@park.edu

ekolkmeier@hotmail.com

Semester Dates

1/11/10 - 4/30/10

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

1:00 - 2:15 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Focus on Grammar 4, Third Edition, Pearson Longman, by Marjorie Fuchs and
Margaret Bonner

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Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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Course Description:
Students continue to consolidate their grasp of basic English grammar. In the verb system of English, particular attention is paid to the various forms of the perfect aspect, conditionals and modals. In the noun system, students knowledge of what may constitute a noun is expanded; and other structures such as noun, adjective, and adverb phrases, and independent/dependent clauses are examined. 3:0:3.

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy focuses on the functions of English grammar in tandem with its forms. Through real life situations and contexts the instructor will create an engaging and thoughtful environment to promote use and practical understanding of English grammar and its constructs.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. • Identify, contrast and explain the structure and use of the basic tense/aspect combinations of the English verb, including the 6 forms of the perfect
  2. • Identify, contrast and practice the various forms of the conditional
  3. • Examine and practice the various forms and uses of modal verbs
  4. Analyze the nature of the category “noun” in English
  5. Recognize and use different types of phrases
  6. • Differentiate, compare, and connect independent and dependent clauses
Class Assessment:
There will be six unit quizzes, six writing assignments, daily grammar homework in text, and one final test.

Grading:
Unit quizzes: 50%
Writing homework: 20%
Attendance: 10%
Final test: 20%

Late Submission of Course Materials:


If a student is absent on a test day, it is THE STUDENT'S responsibility to
contact their instructor to schedule a re-take. Make up tests will be available for one
(1) week following the actual test date.

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.

An open learning environment is critical to language learning success.
Students will respect each other as well as the instructor. Class and
group discussions are expected to be conducted in English. You are in this
class to improve your English.

Students are expected to actively contribute to their education and the
education of others in the class by sharing their ideas and expertise.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Dates

Topics/Assignments

Jan 12th, Jan 14th

Introductions. Prefixes, Suffixes. Getting to know needs.

Jan 19th, Jan 21st

Unit 4. p. 28- 36, Comparison of Present Perfect vs. Past Perfect and progressives. Unit 4 p. 37- 45...

 

Jan 26, Jan 28th

 

Unit 4 quiz. Check writing hw. Unit 13 p. 190- 196 Editing hw.

Feb 2nd, Feb 4th

Unit 13 p.. 197- 204.  Review for quiz.

Feb 9th, Feb 11th

Unit 13 quiz. Unit 5 p. 52 – 56. Unit 15 p . 226 – 231, 236

Feb 16th, Feb 18th

Review of past modals. Unit 14 p. 205 – 218 Check writing hw

Feb 23rd, Feb 25th

Unit 14 continued to p. 224. Unit 14 quiz.

Mar 2nd, Mar 4th

Unit 8 p. 102 – 116 so, too, neither, compound sentences. Spring Break hw.

Mar 9th, Mar 11th

Spring Break

Mar 16th, Mar 18th

Review of Units 11 and 12. Separable and inseparable phrasal verbs.

Mar 23rd, Mar 25th

Unit 10 p. 138 -149

Mar 30th, Apr 1

Unit 10 quiz. Worksheet on root forms of words (suffixes) and etymology.

Apr 6th, Apr 8th

Review of Perfect tenses. Unit 16 Future Perfect p.66 – 78

Apr 13th, Apr 15th

Parallel Structures worksheets. Unit 16 p. 239 - 245

Apr 20th, Apr 22nd

Unit 16. 245 – 248. Review and prep for quiz.

Apr 27th, Apr 30th

Cumulative quiz.  Review of quiz. Prep for Final on Apr 30th

Finals Week

 No classes.

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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

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

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