EI221 Intermediate Grammar I

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EI 221 Intermediate Grammar I


FA 2012 HO


Guler, Nilufer


Adjunct Faculty


M.A in Linguistics
B.A. in English Education

Office Hours

By Appointment



Semester Dates

Aug. 20 – Dec. 14, 2012  

Class Days


Class Time

3:00 - 4:15 PM

Credit Hours


Focus on Grammar 4: An Integrated Skills Approach, Third Edition, Pearson Longman, by Marjorie Fuchs and Margaret Bonner

Additional Resources:

Additional materials will be furnished by the instructor.

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Course Description:
EI 221 Intermediate Grammar: students in EI221, Intermediate Grammar, revisit and expand their acquaintance with basic verb tense/ aspect categories, adding the perfect aspect. The different aspects of English verbs are contrasted, in order to better explain and demonstrate their use, and distribution. Students knowledge of categories (such as nouns, etc.) and structures (such as phrases, clauses, etc.) is expanded. The passive voice and factual, future, and present unreal conditionals are introduced. Students use and become more familiar with modals.

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor believes that students perform better in secure and friendly learning environments. The  class will be a  safe, respectful environment where all students are encouraged to participate. The students will work in groups, pairs and individually to complete the assignments. The instructor will use variety of activities to address the different learning styles of the students. The instructor aims to help students develop their academic , critical thinking and problem solving skills so that they can take control of and direct their own learning.

Class Assessment:

Attendance: 5%
Active participation: 5%
Quizzes:  10%
Writing assignments and other homework:  15%
Peer teaching: 15%
Unit tests:  20%
Midterm exam:  15%
Final exam: 15%


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

Late Submission of Course Materials:

All assignments are due to following class, with the exception of oral presentations which are due  according  the schedule posted. The instructor WILL NOT accept assignments submitted late, except by pre-arrangement, or under extenuating circumstances. If there is a problem with meeting any of the due dates, let your instructor know as early as possible. If there is a problem with a date that involves others, work out the arrangements with your group members before informing your instructor. 

You must notify your instructor at least 3 days in advance if your assignment will be late (due to extenuating circumstances). A 20% penalty will be deducted for late assignments without prior approval.

Attendance is mandatory and has a big influence on your grade. Advance notification of an absence 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.

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 and 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.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

8/20 - 8/22 - Introductions, Syllabus, Class Expectations
                     Start: Unit 1: Simple Present and Present Progressive
8/27 - 8/29- End Unit 1
                    Test Unit 1
9/3 - No class/ Labor day
9/5 -  Start:  Unit 2
9/10 - 9/12 -End Unit 2
                    Test Unit 2
9/17-9/19- Unit 3: Simple Past, Present Perfect, and Present Perfect Progressive              
9/24- Test Unit 3
9/26- Start Unit 4: Past Perfect and Past Perfect Progressive
10/1-10/3- Finish Unit 4
                  Test Unit 4
10/8 -Review
10/10- Midterm (Units 1-4)
10/15 - 10/17 - No Class - Fall Break
10/22 - 10/24 - Unit 5: Future and Future Progressive
10/29 - Test Unit 5
10/31 - Start: Unit 6: Future Perfect and Future Perfect Progressive
11/5-11/7 - Finish Unit 6
                 Test Unit 6
11/12- No class - Veteran's Day
11/14 - Start Unit: 6
11/19-11/21- End Unit 6
                      Test Unit 6
11/26-12/03 Group presentations (peer teaching)
12/05 - Review for final exam
12/10 - 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 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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