EI140 Beginning Integrated Skills II

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EI 140 Beginning Integrated Skills II


SP 2012 HO


Greenlaw, Cybelle


Adjunct Instuctor/English as an International Language


PhD Classical Art/Archaeology, Trinity College Dublin
TESOL/TESL Certification, Oxford Seminars
MA Library Science, University of Missouri, Columbia

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Semester Dates

January 17, 2012 to May 4, 2012

Class Days


Class Time

12:00 - 12:50 PM

Credit Hours


Materials will be provided by instructor.

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Course Description:
EI140 Beginning Integrated Skills II:This course provides student with further opportunity to practice and apply skills, concepts, and content being acquired in the other beginning level courses. Themes introduced in the other courses are developed holistically by means of various types of projects and presentations. The focus in integrated skills courses is on using and producing the appropriate language to express content. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The teacher's role is to help students become effective learners. Language acquisition should be an organic process that allows individuals to work at their own pace, and teachers must respect each learner's abilities and needs.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Practice and use English grammar, speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in context.
  2. Communicate effectively in a variety of contexts.
  3. Demonstrate a grasp of tasks and content areas covered in class.
  4. Demonstrate and present knowledge of specific topics.
Class Assessment:
Book review: Students will be asked to select a novel to read at least six weeks before the end of the semester. During the last week of class, students will  present a review to the class using powerpoint. 20% of grade
Regular presentations: 30% of grade
Compositions: 30% of grade
Classroom activities and participation: 20% of grade


90 - 100%:  A
80 - 89%:    B
66 - 79%:    C
50 - 65%:    D
Below 50: F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submissions will not be accepted, except by prior approval or because of extenuating circumstances.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Please come to class on time with a positive attitude and willingness to participate. Respect the opinions and contributions of others, and turn off cell phones.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: Jan. 17-20

(Jan. 16, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no class)

Listen to speech, “I have a dream.”

Film: Boycott

Week 2: Jan. 23-27


Essay Choice: My Dream Job/Nightmare Job

Week 3: Jan. 30-Feb. 3

Community Building

Film: Pay It Forward

Presentation: Public Service/Community Building

Week 4: Feb. 6-10


Essay Choice: Reasons to Save Money/If I were rich…

Week 5: Feb. 13-17

Valentine’s Day

Film: Sense and Sensibility

Project: Create a Valentine poem/card for a friend or loved one

Valentine’s party

Week 6: Feb. 21-24

(Feb. 20, President’s Day, no class)

Social Justice

Film: Ghandi

Week 7: Feb. 27-Mar. 2

Social Justice

Presentation Choice: International Agents of Change/Social Movements in my country

Week 8: Mar. 5-9


Film: John Cleese on How to Irritate People

Essay: Annoying Behavior

Week 9: Mar. 12-16

Spring breakā€”no class

Week 10: Mar. 19-23

Kansas City Culture:

A Visit to the KC Jazz Museum and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Week 11: Mar. 26-30

Nutrition in America

Film: Super Size Me

Week 12: Apr. 2-5

(Apr. 6, Good Friday, no class)

Nutrition in America

Presentation: Food as a reflection of culture

Week 13: Apr. 9-13

Climate Change

Film: An Inconvenient Truth

Essay: Should we be concerned about climate change?

Week 14: Apr. 16-20

Art and Culture

Visit to the Nelson Atkins Museum

Discussion: Should cultural objects be considered art?

Week 15: Apr.23-27

Endangered Cultures

Film: The Rabbit Proof Fence

Discussion: Integration and Marginalization

Week 16: Apr. 30-May 4

Final Presentation: Book Review (PowerPoint presentation)

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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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