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AUGUSTINE COLLEGE
Syllabus for English 105-108
FALL 2016
COURSE
DESCRIPTION:

Eng 105 Intermediate Reading and Writing: Further development of reading


comprehension through non-fiction. Students practice reading for accurate
comprehension, making reasonable inferences, and identifying main ideas and
details. Writing practice includes punctuation, sentence construction, paragraphing,
and summarizing.
Eng 108 Intermediate English Grammar: Further study and practice of English
grammar, both orally and in writing. Presentation and review of tenses and syntax.

TEXTBOOKS AND MATERIALS


Larsen-Freeman, Diane. Grammar Dimensions Level 2 4th
ed. Boston, MA:
Thomson Heinle, 2007
Jones, Steve; Kalback, Suzanne. Catalyst Level 1 Boston, MA: Thomson
Heinle, 2008

REQUIRED
TEXTBOOK (S)

LEARNING
OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to do the


following: (link to program outcomes)

Writing: answer to questions about the readings, paragraphs with attention to

INTEGRATED
GENERAL
EDUCATION
LEARNING
OBJECTIVES

INSTRUCTIONAL
METHODS:

coherence and topic sentences, and summaries.


Reading: identify main and supporting ideas of passages, answer questions about
readings, and build comprehension of factual material.
To exhibit listening comprehension of topics of stories, conversations, presentations,
and movies.
To orally present on simple topics, express ideas and opinions about topics covered
in class, and ask and answer questions.
To apply grammar rules: use all the verb tenses and other grammatical structures
listed on the course calendar in written and oral form.
To demonstrate knowledge working knowledge of the Internet by using search
engines and of Microsoft Word by typing assignments.
Using appropriate methodologies, students demonstrate the ability to read, listen,
and communicate with understanding and critical discernment.
Students learn to evaluate ideas and outcomes, solve problems, and make informed
decisions based upon consideration of evidence, reason, and implications.
Students learn to access information efficiently and effectively; evaluate it critically
and competently; and use it accurately and creatively.
Students develop recognition of and respect for diversity through cultural
interactions in and outside the classroom.
English 105-108 is a studio classroom in a blended learning environment. Each
student has a laptop and access to the Internet and its tools. This course focuses on
individual and group learning through the use of technology. The instructor is always
present and uses a more traditional approach as needed through presentations. At
times, the students become the facilitators through discussions and/or presentations.

Elisa Plaza, Assistant Professor/ENG 105 Coordinator.

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WRITING
PORTFOLIO:

Each student will be required to keep a writing folder for weekly writing assignments.
There will be a minimum of 12 rough drafts and rewrites during the semester.
Since the portfolio is worth 30% of the final grade, class time needs to be devoted to
paragraph writing systematically throughout the semester. By the end of the
semester, students should be comfortable using the correction symbols to revise
their assignments. Portfolio entries should be typed, using Times New Roman pt. 12
and double spaced.

COURSETOPICAL OUTLINE:
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WEEK/DATE
1
8/22-26

2
8/29-9/2
3
9/5-9

4
9/12-16

CLASS TOPICS
Course Introduction
Simple Present Tense

Correction symbols
Portfolios
Parts speech/sentence
Present Progressive and Simple Present
Paragraph format, margins, name, date
Parts speech/sentence

Talking About The Future

Asking Questions

READINGS & ASSIGNMENTS


GD: Unit 1
Catalyst: Where Does Personality come
From, pg. 10-16: reading, writing and
rewriting activities (#1 portfolio entry)
GD: Unit 2
Catalyst: Personal Experience Reading, pg.
18-24: reading, writing and rewriting

activities (#2 portfolio entry)


GD: Unit 3
Catalyst: Exploring Mural Art. pg. 36-45:
reading, writing and rewriting activities (#3
portfolio entry)

GD: Unit 4
Catalyst: History of the Mural Movement
pg. 46-54: reading, writing and rewriting
activities (#4 portfolio entry)

5
9/19-23

Modals of Probability and Possibility

GD: Unit 5
Catalyst: Greenwood Returns to Life
pg.56-62: reading, writing and rewriting
activities (#5 portfolio entry)

6
9/26-30

Past Progressive and Simple Past with Time


Clauses

GD: Unit 6

7
10/3-7
8
10/10-14

Similarities and Differences

GD: Unit 7
Get portfolios ready to turn them in.

REVIEW/MIDTERM EXAM

Portfolios due Monday


of 8th week

Giving Advice and Expressing Opinions

GD: Unit 10

10/17-21

Catalyst: Home in the United States pg. 81-90:


reading, writing and rewriting activities (#6
portfolio entry)

Catalyst: Living Without Fear pg. 92-99:


reading, writing and rewriting activities (#7
portfolio entry)

Elisa Plaza, Assistant Professor/ENG 105 Coordinator.

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10
10/24-28

Modals of Necessity and Prohibition

11
10/31-11/4

Present Perfect with Since and For

GD: Units 13

Present Perfect and Simple Past

GD: Unit 14
Catalyst: A Better Life for Immigrants pg.
121-129: reading, writing and rewriting activities
(#10 portfolio entry)

Requests and Permission

GD: Unit 17
Catalyst: A Door into a New Life pg. 132-138:
reading, writing and rewriting activities (#11
portfolio entry)
GD: Unit 23
Catalyst: More Than a Game pg. 139-148:
reading, writing and rewriting activities (#12
portfolio entry)

12
11/7-11

13
11/14-18
14
11/21-23
No school
11/24-27
15
11/28-12/2
16

GD: Unit 11
Catalyst: Causes of Crime pg. 100-109:
reading, writing and rewriting activities (#8
portfolio entry)

Phrasal Verbs

Catalyst: A Story of Two Letters pg. 112-120:


reading, writing and rewriting activities (#9
portfolio entry)

REVIEW

Get portfolios ready to turn them in.

REVIEW/FINAL EXAM
Day 1: grammar, Day 2:writing

Portfolios due Monday of 16th week.

12/5-9
*This calendar is subject to change. Always check with your instructor about your assignments.*

Elisa Plaza, Assistant Professor/ENG 105 Coordinator.

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