EI122 Beginning Grammar II

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EI 122 Beginning Grammar II


SP 2013 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 14, 2012 to May 3, 2013

Class Days


Class Time

10:00 - 10:50 AM

Credit Hours



Irene Schoenberg. Focus on Grammar 2, 4th edition
ISBN: 0-13-254647-7

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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Course Description:
EI122 Beginning Grammar II: This course continues the introduction of basis English grammar begun in EI121. Concepts and grammatical categories encountered in EI121 will continue to be practiced and reviewed; most will be expanded. Completion of these two courses provides the beginning student with a solid grounding in fundamental English grammar, and increased awareness of grammar itself. 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 demonstrate the uses of the simple and continuous aspects of the past and present tenses, in addition to future forms.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of subject-verb agreemment, quantifiers and articles.
  3. Recognize general differences in the grammatical structure of English and their native languages.
  4. Acquire a useful vocabulary of basic descriptive ajectives and adverbs and prepositions/prepositional phrases.
Class Assessment:
Students will keep a journal in which they note points of grammar that interest or confuse them, as well as ways in which their native language resembles or differs from English: 20%
Quizzes and homework: 60%
Participation: 20%


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 for 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. 14-18


Exercises provided by instructor

Week 2: Jan. 22-25
(No class Monday-Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

Be: Past and Present (Part 1)

Week 3: Jan. 28-Feb. 1

Nouns, adjectives and preposition (Part 2)

Week 4: Feb. 4-8

Imperatives and Simple Present (Part 3)

Week 5: Feb. 11-15

There is/there are; possessives (Part 4)

Week 6: Feb. 19-22

(Feb. 18, President’s Day, no class)

Modals: Ability and Possession (Part 4)

Week 7: Feb. 25-Mar. 1

Present Progressive (Part 5)

Week 8: Mar. 4-8

Simple Past (Part 6)

Week 9: Mar. 11-15

Spring breakā€”no class

Week 10: Mar. 18-22

Verb Review (Part 7)

Week 11: Mar. 25-28
(Mar. 29, Good Friday, no class)

Gerunds and Infinitives (Part 7)

Week 12: Apr. 1-5
The Future (Part 8)

Week 13: Apr. 8-12

Count/Non-Count Nouns; Much/Many; Quantifiers (Part 8)

Week 14: Apr. 15-19

Modals: Requests, Advice, Necessity (Part 9)

Week 15: Apr. 22-26

Comparisons (Part 10)

Week 16: Apr. 29-May 3

Comparisons (Part 10)

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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