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EI 211 Intermed Spkg & Listening II
Meinhardt, Gretchen


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

EI 211 Interm II Spkg/Listen-Internl Stu

Semester

FA 2012 HO

Faculty

Meinhardt, Gretchen

Title

Instructor, English as an International Language/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

M.S., Adult Education -- English as a second language
B.S., Journalism -- photojournalism and news-editorial

Office Location

Herr House

Office Hours

By appointment

Other Phone

785-477-0245

E-Mail

gretchen.meinhardt@park.edu

Semester Dates

Aug. 20, 2012 -- Dec. 14, 2012

Class Days

T-R

Class Time

10:10 a.m. -- 11:25 a.m.

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
North Star 4 Listening and Speaking, ThirdEdition, Pearson Longman, by Tess Ferree and Kim Sanabria (ISBN 10: 0-13-205677-1) 

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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

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Course Description:
EI 211 Intermediate II Speaking and Listening for International Students: This class teaches students speaking and listening skills necessary for academic success. Students will focus on improving spoken grammar, vocabulary, listening comprehension, pronunciation and fluency. Class activities will include in-class discussions, individual and group oral presentations, pronunciation exercises and spoken instruction. Students will be exposed to American rhetorical forms, including political debate, music lyrics, academic lectures and sports/ entertainment/ cultural commentary.

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.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and demonstrate grammatical components of a well-formed English sentence
  2. Identify and create separate text components such as introductions, thesis statements, conclusions, cohesive elements, etc.
  3. Evaluate their own and others' work for grammatical and organizational accuracy
  4. Identify and produce written work representing different types and genres
  5. Construct and expand a working vocabulary of English, consisting of 1000-1500 words
  6. Show through evaluation and revision that they have recognized grammatical and/or organizational problems
  7. Apply academic skills in presenting their assignments in prescribed form and on time


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Practice communicative tasks and various discourse styles in a large number of social situations and contexts, including academic
  2. Assess their own pronunciation needs and select areas of concentration
  3. Design and practice their own spoken passages, such as discussions and debates
  4. Apply vocabulary and grammatical knowledge to facilitate comprehension of longer listening passages, such as lectures and interviews, and discuss them
  5. Apply communicative strategies to expand, elucidate, and avoid miscommunication
Core Assessment:
Your core assessment in EI 211 will consist of a portfolio, submitted at the end of term, which will comprise all of the major writing assignments of the semester, in draft and final form. DO NOT DISCARD ANY ASSIGNMENTS. You will receive a list of all expected assignments a week before the portfolio is due. It should be submitted in a binder, neatly organized, with name and date of submission on the cover.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Attendance: 5%
Participation: 5%
Quizzes: 10%
Unit Tests: 30%
Final Exam 15%
Oral Presentations: 35%

Extra Credit:  Several extra credit opportunities will be offered throughout the semester. Students may complete up to 2 extra credit assignments (20 points each), for a total of 40 points. Extra credit will count for no more than 2% of the total class grade. Extra credit will ONLY be offered to those students completing ALL COURSE ASSIGNMENTS. No extra credit will be given or received during the final 3 weeks of the semester, so plan accordingly.

To qualify for the extra credit, you must attend the event in its entirety and bring to class proof of your attendance (a program, ticket, etc.). In addition, you will present a brief synopsis of the event orally to the class. Events for which extra credit will be considered include attending guest lectures, sporting events (except for athletes participating in the event), music recitals (except for musicians playing in the event), Culture Hour, and plays. If you wish to obtain extra credit for any other type of event, you must clear it with me in advance.

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) 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:

8/21 - 8/23- Introductions, Syllabus, Pre-reading activities
8/23 - 9/6 - Unit 2: The Achilles Heel
9/4 - Oral presentation 1 (personal story)
9/6 - Unit 2 exam
9/11 - 9/27 -  Unit 3: Early to Bed, Early to Rise
9/25 - Oral presentation 2 (debate / role play)
9/27 - Test Unit 3
10/2 - 10/25 - Unit 6:  Giving to Others
10/11 - Test Unit 6
10/15 - 10/19 - No Class - Fall Break
10/23 - Oral presentation 3 (public service announcement)
10/25 - 11/8 - Unit 8: Goodbye to the Sit-Down Meal
11/6 - Test Unit 8
11/8 - Oral presentation 4 (cooking demonstration)
11/13 - 11/29 - Unit 10: No Technology? No Way!
11/21 - Last day to turn in extra credit
11/22 - 11/23 - No class - Thanksgiving Break
11/27 - Test Unit 10
11/29 - Oral Presentation 5
12/6 - Final Exam
 
**All topics/dates/assignments are 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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
Plagiarism will NOT be tolerated in this class.  Any plagiarized papers--including those which are only partially plagiarized--will receive an automatic F.  Repeat offenders will be reported the the appropriate university authorities.

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
NOTE: Students are expected to arrive on time to class each day. For purposes of grading, three (3) tardies will equal one unexcused absence.

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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
2. identify and create separate text components such as introduction, thesis statement, conclusion, cohesive elements, etc. 7. apply information from readings in their written compositions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
• Student has incorporated information from course readings and independently-found outside sources in essays
• Essays contain all component parts, demonstrate superior organization, and the appropriate use of cohesive elements
• Essays demonstrate use of a dominant and clearly-articulated theme, consistently maintained over 100% of each paper
 
• Student has incorporated information from course readings in essays
• Essays contain most component parts, demonstrate good organization though some revision may be necessary, and use of cohesive elements
• Demonstrates use of a dominant theme, somewhat consistently maintained over most of each essay
 
• Student has incorporated some information from course readings in essays
• Essays may be missing some component parts, require reorganization, and lack cohesive elements
• Demonstrates a dominant theme inconsistently

 
• Student has not incorporated any relevant course information from course readings
• Essays are incomplete, disjointed, and lack cohesion
• Does not demonstrate a dominant theme
 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1. identify and demonstrate grammatical components of a well-formed English sentence 3. evaluate their own and others' work for grammatical and organizational accuracy 5. construct and expand a working vocabulary of English, from 1000-1500 words                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
• Essays demonstrate near-perfect grammatical and appropriate use of English
• Student has collected and incorporated superior vocabulary in essays
• Student demonstrates superior ability to troubleshoot and edit their own work and that of fellow students for grammar, style, organization, and cohesion

 
• Essays demonstrate grammatical and appropriate use of English, with 10-20% margin of error over the paper
• Student uses some new vocabulary, but tends to rely on old
• Student demonstrates some ability to troubleshoot and edit their own work and that of fellow students for grammar, style, organization, and cohesion, but consistently misses errors
 
• Essays demonstrate grammatical problems and inappropriate usage 30-40% of the time
• Student uses no new vocabulary
• Student demonstrates little ability to troubleshoot and edit their own work or that of fellow students for grammar, style, organization, or cohesion; many errors go undetected
 
• Essays contain so many grammatical errors and inappropriate usages that they are difficult to comprehend
• Student uses limited vocabulary
• Student is incapable of troubleshooting or editing
 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
3. evaluate their own and others' work for grammatical and organizational accuracy 7. show through evaluation and revision that they have recognized grammatical and/or organizational problems                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
• Student submits essay proposals, outlines, checksheets, drafts, and good versions 100% of the time
• no more than one draft needed
 
• Student submits essay proposals, outlines, checksheets, drafts, and good versions most of the time
• 2 drafts needed
 
• Student submits some essay proposals, outlines, checksheets, drafts and good versions, some of the time
• 3 or more drafts needed
 
• Student submits few or no outlines, proposals,  checksheets, or drafts
• Multiple drafts required
 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
2. identify and create separate text components such as introduction, thesis statement, conclusion, cohesive elements, etc. 4. identify and produce written work representing different types and genres                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
• Student is able to name component parts of essays, grammatical structures, cohesive elements, and rhetorical types with 100% accuracy • Student can name some component parts of essays, grammatical structures, cohesive elements, and rhetorical types, achieving 80% accuracy on average • Student has difficulty naming component parts of essays, grammatical structures, cohesive elements, and rhetorical types, achieving 60% accuracy on average • Student can name few component parts of essays, grammatical structures, cohesive elements, or rhetorical types 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1. identify and demonstrate grammatical components of a well-formed English sentence 2. identify and create separate text components such as introduction, thesis statement, conclusion, cohesive elements, etc.3. evaluate their own and others' work for grammatical and organizational accuracy 7. show through evaluation and revision that they have recognized grammatical and/or organizational problems                                                                                                      
• Student demonstrates superior grasp of essay structure, grammatical structure, textual cohesion, and rhetorical categories by achieving 90-100% accuracy in writing, editing, and identification exercises • Student demonstrates good grasp of essay structure, grammatical structure, textual cohesion, and rhetorical categories by achieving 70-89% accuracy in writing, editing, and identification exercises • Student demonstrates incomplete grasp of essay structure, grammatical structure, textual cohesion, and rhetorical categories by achieving 50-69% accuracy in writing, editing, and identification exercises • Student fails to demonstrate grasp of essay structure, grammatical structure, textual cohesion, and rhetorical categories by achieving less than 50% in writing, editing, and identification exercises 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1. identify and demonstrate grammatical components of a well-formed English sentence 2. identify and create separate text components such as introduction, thesis statement, conclusion, cohesive elements, etc. 4. identify and produce written work representing different types and genres                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
• Student's final versions demonstrate superior structure, grammar, cohesion, and rhetorical accuracy, 100% in each essay • Student's final versions demonstrate good structure, grammar, cohesion, and rhetorical accuracy, 70-89% in each essay • Student's final versions demonstrate fair structure, grammar, cohesion, and rhetorical accuracy, 50-69% in each essay • Student's final versions demonstrate poor structure, grammar, cohesion, and rhetorical accuracy 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
8. apply academic skills in presenting their assignments in prescribed form and on time                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
• Student produces neatly typed and properly organized essays
• All components, such as title page, reference page, bibiliography, etc. are present
• Essays are submitted on time
 
• Student produces typed or handwritten essays
• Some components may be incomplete
• Essays are submitted on time or one class period late
 
• Student produces poorly typed or handwritten essays that may be difficult to decipher
• Some components may be missing or incomplete
• Essays are submitted late
 
• Student produces illegible essays
• Some components are missing; the rest may be incomplete
• Essays are submitted late
 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
2. identify and create separate text components such as introduction, thesis statement, conclusion, cohesive elements, etc. 8. apply academic skills in presenting their assignments in prescribed form and on time                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
• Each organizational and typographical component is well and neatly done
• Theme or topic of essays shows creativity and thought

 
• Organizational and typographical components may be lacking or less neat
• Theme or topic shows some thought
 
• Organizational and typographical components may be missing and messily done
• Theme or topic shows little thought and may be banal
 
• Organizational and typographical components are lacking, and/or sloppy
• Theme or topic may be unfocused and/or simplistic and show no thought or creativity
 

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