EI130 Beginning Integrated Skills I

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EI 130 Beginning Integrated Skills I


FA 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

August 20, 2012-December 14, 2012

Class Days


Class Time

11:00 - 11:50 AM

Credit Hours


Materials will be provided by the instructor.

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Course Description:
EI130 Beginning Integrated Skills I: This course provides students opportunities to practice and apply all of the skills, concepts, and content being acquired in the other beginning level courses. Themes introduced in the other courses including speaking, listening, reading and writing, into holistic language use. Student learners will build on language skills by increasing reading comprehension, writing fluency and speaking fluency. May be taken as independent study. 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 the teacher 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:
Classroom activities and participation. 20% of grade
Presentations. 40% of grade
Compositions. 40% 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 with a positive attitude and a willingness to participate, respect the opinions and contributions of others, and turn off cell phones during class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: Aug. 20-24
'to be' practice with partner
Week 2: Aug. 27-31
Give a short presentation about your best friend or a new friend that you've met in the United States.

Week 3: Sep. 4-7 (No class Sep. 3, Labor Day)
Movie: The Devil Wears Prada
Composition: Describe your favorite character from the film. Did this person care about fashion and do you agree with his/her point of view?

Week 4: Sep. 10-14
The Arts
erms to describe art
Class activity: Describe a piece of artwork.

Week 5: Sep. 17-21
The Arts
Movie: Besquiat
Research and presentation: My favorite artist or style of art
Week 6: Sep. 24-28
Movie: Marley and Me
Essay: A favorite pet or Attitudes towards animals in my country

Week 7: Oct. 1-5
Special Possessions
Essay: My Special Possession

Week 8: Oct. 8-12
Valuable Possessions
Movie: Blood Diamond
Class discussion: Luxury items and human needs.

Fall Break: October 15-19
Week 10: Oct. 22-26
Corporations vs. family business
Movie: You've Got Mail
Presentation: Describe your favorite character. Did this person support the bookstore chain or small business? Did this person's opinion change?

Week 11: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Movie: Fido
Activity: Halloween party
Composition/presentatio: Write a ghost story and share it.

Week 12: Nov. 5-9
Visiting the doctor
Activity: Role play doctor/patient
Week 13: Nov. 13-16 (No class Nov. 12)
Discuss forms of popular exercise
Presentation: The best way to keep the doctor away

Week 14: Nov. 19-21 (No class Nov. 22-23, Thanksgiving)
Essay: An important family tradition

Week 15: Nov. 26-30
Research and presentation: My favorite athlete or sport
Week 16: Dec. 3-7
Movie: Love, Actually
Activity: related to movie
Discussion: first holiday away from home

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 95-96

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 95

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 98

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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