EI222 Intermediate Grammar II

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EI 222 Intermediate Grammar II


SP 2008 HO


Grunewald, Jovilin


Adjunct Faculty


MAT, Applied Linguistics (TESOL)
BS, Linguistics

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

(816) 505-1316




Semester Dates

14 Jan - 9 May 2008

Class Days


Class Time

11:00 - 12:15 PM

Credit Hours


Elbaum, Sandra N: Grammar in Context 2, Third Edition, Heinle and Heinle Publishers, Boston, MA, 2001.

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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.

Educational Philosophy:
The role of the teacher is to create a lively, challenging but 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.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify parts of speech and parts of a simple and complex sentence.
  2. Recognize, speak and write appropriately in present, present progressive, simple past, simple past progressive, future, present perfect and present perfect progressive tenses.
  3. Label, speak, and write some conditional and modal verbs, phrasal verbs, gerunds, and infinitives.
  4. Use articles, quantifiers, measure words, possessive adjectives, and indefinite pronouns and expand the use of prepositional phrases.
  5. Select and use comparative and superlative adjectives in the proper context.
  6. Use adverbs of frequency, time, possibility and intensity.
Class Assessment:

Participation: Students will attend class and be active participants. Students will be asked to answer and formulate questions, to write on the board and to participate in group presentations. Attendance and participation determine 25% of your grade.

Homework: You will be assigned homework during each class on new or review material. The assignment will be due the following session neatly written and labeled with name and lesson number. Each lesson, you will complete a writing assignment – keep these in a journal to be turned in to the instructor. Homework assignments determine 25% of your grade.

Grammar Tests: The course will contain five unit tests and a final exam. Before the test, the instructor will present detailed information about the material to be covered. You are expected to take every test. If you must be absent on a test day, you may arrange in advance to take the test during the following class session. Test scores will determine 50% of your grade.

See class assessment.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

In the event of an unavoidable absence, homework assignments will be accepted the following class session without penalty. Homework assignments not submitted receive a grade of zero. In the event of an unavoidable absence, unit tests may be taken one to two class sessions after the test date without penalty. Tests not taken earn the student a grade of zero.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Please attend every class session and arrive on time. Be prepared and ready to participate. Bring a positive attitude and give your instructor and classmates your full attention for the time class is in session. Turn cell phones off.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: 14-18 January 

Lesson 1. Present Tense, Frequency Words 

Review Summary/Editing Advice.         

Write a letter home about strange American customs, see p. 17.

Complete Lesson 1 Test/Review.

Week 2: 21-25 January

Lesson 2: Present Continuous, Future Tenses

Review Summary/Editing Advice.

Write a letter home about an excursion (park, mall, church), see p. 38.

Complete Lesson 2 Test/Review.

Week 3: 28 January -1 February

Lesson 3: Simple Past, Habitual Past with “used to”

Review Summary/Editing Advice.

Write a short biography similar to exercise 6, p. 85.

Complete Lesson 3 Test/Review.


Week 4: 4-8 February

Lesson 4: Subject/Object Pronouns, Possessive and Reflexive Pronouns

Review Summary/Editing Advice.

Write a description of a wedding in your country,  see p.102.

Complete Lesson 4 Test/Review.

Week 5: 11-15 February

Lesson 5: Singular/Plural, There+Be, Quantity Words        

Review Summary/Editing Advice.

Write an essay about a tribe or minority in your country, see p. 141.

Complete Lesson 5 Test/Review.          

Week 6: 18-22 February

Lesson 6: Adjectives, Adverbs, Too/Enough                          

Review Summary/Editing Advice.

Write an essay about general health in your home country,see p.164.

Complete Lesson 6 Test/Review.


Week 7: 25-29 February

Lesson 7: Past Continuous, Time Words and Clauses        

Review Summary/Editing Advice.

Write a short essay about a famous citizen of your country, see p.193.

Complete Lesson 7 Test/Review.

Week 8: 3-7 March

Lesson 8: Modals

Review Summary/Editing Advice.

Write about the requirements you met to study in the US, see p 210.

Complete Lesson 8 Test/Review.


Week 9: 10-15 March                       Spring Break

Week 10: 17-21 March

Lesson 9: Present Perfect, Present Perfect, Continuous Tense

Review Summary/Editing Advice.

Write about a hobby - what interested you, why, when, etc. - see p. 258.

Complete Lesson 9 Test/Review.

Week 11: 24-28 March                    

Lesson 10: Gerunds and Infinitives

Review Summary/Editing Advice.

Write a resume for yourself – see p. 290.

Complete Lesson 10 Test/Review.

Week 12: 31 March – 4 April           

Lesson 11: Adjective Clauses

Review Summary/Editing Advice.

Find a personal ad and write an explanation of the person who placed it – see p. 316.

Complete Lesson 11 Test/Review.


Week 13: 7-11 April             

Lesson 12: Superlatives, Comparatives, Similarity

Review Summary/Editing Advice.

Write a comparison of two politicians (at home or in the US), see p. 336.                     

Complete Lesson 12 Test/Review.                             

Week 14: 14-18 April

Lesson 13: Passive Voice

Review Summary/Editing Advice.

Write briefly about the court system in your country, see p. 372.

Complete Lesson 13 Test/Review.


Week 15: 21-25 April                       

Lesson 14: Articles, Indefinite Pronouns  

Review Summary/Editing Advice.

Write a description of your country’s currency, see p. 403.

Complete Lesson 14 Test/Review.                      

Week 16: 28 April – 2 May  

Lesson 15: Review Sentences and Word Order          

Review Summary/Editing Advice.

Write a letter of complaint, see p. 420.

Complete Lesson 15 Test/Review.

Week 17: 5-9 May               

Review journals and do final presentations.

Final Exam

The above is subject to change.

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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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