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EI 222 Intermediate Grammar II
Woodford, Jennifer


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 222 Intermediate Grammar II

Semester

FA 2010 HO

Faculty

Woodford, Jennifer

Title

Instructor - English as an International Language/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

M.A., Adult Education - English as a Second Language
B.A., Spanish - Grammar and Literature

Office Location

Herr House

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

816-718-5255

E-Mail

jennifer.woodford@park.edu

jnnwoodford@yahoo.com

Class Days

-M-W-F-

Class Time

8:00 - 8:50 AM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Focus on Grammar - An Integrated Skills Approach, Third Edition, Pearson Longman, by Marjorie Fuchs and Margaret Bonner.
 
Focus on Grammar Workbook, Second Edition, Longman, by Marjorie Fuchs and Margaret Bonner.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

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

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              800-270-4347      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
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McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


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 is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues and writings.  The classroom should be a safe, creative, and respectful environment where all are encouraged and expected to participate.  The instructor's role is not only to help students improve their academic skills, but also to further develop the critical thinking and independent learning skills students will need throughout their lives.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Leaning Outcomes: Identify, contrast and explain the structure and use of basic tense/aspect combinations of the English verb, including the six forms of the perfect. Identify, contrast and practice the various forms of the conditional. Examine and practice the various forms and uses of modal verbs. Analyze the nature of the category "noun" in English. Recognize and use different types of phrases. Differentiate, compare and connect independent and dependent clauses.
Class Assessment:
Attendance: 10%
Participation: 5%
Quizzes: 15%
Midterm exam 15%
Home work and other assigments (journals): 20%
Unit Tests: 20%
Final Exam 15%

Grading:

90 - 100%:  A
80 - 89%:    B
65 - 79%:    C
55 - 64%:    D
below 55%:  F

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.  The instructor will NOT accept assignments submitted late, except by pre-arrangement, or under extenuating circumstances.
 
Attendance is mandatory and has a big influence on your grade.  Advance notification of an absence may qualify you for an excused absence.  Students providing a legitimate excuse for their absence (doctor's note or medical certificate) may submit work when they return to class without penalty.  All athletes are expected to submit game schedules prior to any absences, as well as permission slips from coaches stating when and for how long they will be absent from class.  Late work due to unexcused absences will be docked 1 letter grade per day late. 
 
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 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              816-584-6887      end_of_the_skype_highlighting) 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.
 
Missing work will receive a grade of 0.  Zeroes carry significantly lower scores than an F.  It is in the best interest of your final grade to complete all course assignments

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:

   

Week 1 (August 16-20): Introductions, ice breakers, syllabus and review with pre-writing and reading activities. Begin Unit 1, Textbook and Workbook. Journal assignment #1 - Interview a classmate.

Week 2 (August 23-27) Unit 1 Text and Workbook. Present and Past. Quiz #1 Unit 1 - Friday August 27.

Week 3 (August 30 - Sept 4) Unit 2 Text and Workbook. Simple past and past progressive. Journal assignment #2 - Write about  a significant event in your life using the simple past.

Monday Sept. 6th Labor day - no classes

Week 4 (Sept. 7-11) Unit 3 Text and Workbook. Simple past, present perfect and present perfect progressive. Review for test # 1, units 1-3. Test #1 Friday Sept. 11. Turn in journals Friday 9/11/10.

Week 5 (Sept. 13-18) Unit 4 Text and Workbook. Past perfect and past perfect progressive. Review test in text Part I

Week 6 (Sept. 20-24) Unit 5 Text and Workbook. Future and Future Progressive. NPR listening activity. Journal assignment #3 - write a journal entry using the future tense about a life goal you have.

Week 7 (Sept.27-Oct.1) Unit 6 Future Perfect and Future Perfect Progressive. Review Test II. Quiz #2. Units 4-6, Friday Oct.1.

Week 8 (Oct. 4-8) Unit 7 Yes/No Questions, Tag questions. Review for Midterm. Midterm Exam Friday Oct. 8 (Units 1-7). Turn in journals Friday 10/8/10.

Week 9 Fall Break Oct. 10 -17th - no classes.

Week 10 (Oct.18-22) Unit 8 Text and Workbook. So, too, neither, not either, and but. Journal assignment #4 - write about two family members (compare and contrast) using so, too, neither, not, either, and but as much as possible, due Friday 10/22.

Week 11 (Oct. 25-29) Unit 9 Text and Workbook. Gerunds and Infinitives. Group work using gerunds and infinitives. NPR listening activity.

Week 12 (Nov. 1 – 5) Unit 10 Text and Workbook. Make, have, let, help and get. Journal assignment #5 - pg. 145 in text, rewrite the petition correcting the mistakes.

Week 13 (Nov. 8-12) ***No class Thursday November 11 – Veterans Day. Unit 11, Text and Work Book. Quiz # 3 Units 8, 9 & 10

Week 14 (Nov 15 – 19) Unit 12, Text and Workbook. Turn in Journals Friday 11/19/10.

Week 15 (Nov.21 -24 *** Thanksgiving Break, (Thurs 11/25 -11/28) Unit 13. Text and Workbook – Adjective clauses with subject relative pronouns.

Week 16 (11/29 – 12/3) Review chapters 1 – 13 and Workbook for final exam.

Week17 (12/6-12/10) Finals week – no classes – Good luck!
 
Work assignments and text coverage 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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93

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 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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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Last Updated:8/19/2010 2:32:14 PM