EI 222 Intermediate Grammar II
SP 2008 HO
MAT, Applied Linguistics (TESOL)BS, Linguistics
14 Jan - 9 May 2008
11:00 - 12:15 PM
Textbook: Elbaum, Sandra N: Grammar in Context 2, Third Edition, Heinle and Heinle Publishers, Boston, MA, 2001.
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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
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.
Grading: 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.
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”
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Write a resume for yourself – see p. 290.
Complete Lesson 10 Test/Review.
Week 12: 31 March – 4 April
Lesson 11: Adjective Clauses
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
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
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
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
Write a letter of complaint, see p. 420.
Complete Lesson 15 Test/Review.
Week 17: 5-9 May
Review journals and do final presentations.
The above is subject to change.
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