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					                                    August 2007
                       Inter American University of Puerto Rico
                                  Bayamón Campus

                               GEEN 1201 Course Outline

I.     COURSE TITLE:          DEVELOPMENT OF ENGLISH THROUGH READING I
       COURSE CODE:           GEEN 1201
       CREDITS:               3 CREDITS
       CATEGORY:              BASIC SKILLS
       MODALITY:              REQUIRED COURSE

       Professor:   Yvonne Carrero

           Office : 138 E                     Days                         Hours
                                  Mondays / Wednesdays               10:00 – 11:00
                                  Tuesdays / Thursdays               10:00 - 12:30


II. COURSE DESCRIPTION

Development of reading skills. Refinement of English through oral presentations, paragraph
writing, and vocabulary acquisition through context. Requires additional hours of language
laboratory activities. Core course.

REQUIREMENT:
Score of 450 to 549 on CEEB English

III. COURSE OBJECTIVES
       A. Terminal Objectives
           By the end of the semester, students will:
                1. Develop an appreciation of the value of English as a means of communication
                    for personal, academic, and professional purposes
                2. Demonstrate ability to comprehend English in a variety of contexts
                3. Demonstrate ability to express ideas orally and in writing
                4. Develop reading skills in order to comprehend and analyze selected readings

       B. Enabling Objectives
           During the course students will:
                 1. Demonstrate understanding of oral discourse
                 2. Develop and deliver an articulate oral presentation
                 3. Develop and enrich vocabulary
                 4. Skim and scan for information in a reading selection
                 5. Predict events
                 6. Comprehend and analyze readings
                 7. Recall and organize information
                 8. Identify and differentiate main ideas and details
                 9. Understand cause and effect relationships
              10. Draw conclusions
              11. Produce and organize ideas in sentences and paragraphs



IV. COURSE CONTENT ( May Vary )

                            BOOK UNIT                    Grammar Points
                              AND                                                  LAB ACTIVITY

 TIME ALLOTED           SUPPLEMENTARY                                                Word Journal
                           MATERIAL                                             ( due every other week )


                                                      Simple Present / Simple
   4 - 5 WEEKS             CHAPTER 1                           Past
                         DOING BUSINESS
                        INTERNATIONALLY

                                                         Adjective Clauses
                        PARTS OF SPEECH                                             Word Journal
                         CONTEXT CLUES

                                                           Coordinating
                     READING STRATEGIES                    Conjunctions
                         PREDICTING
                         MAIN IDEAS /
                     SUPPORTING DETAILS
                        USING GRAPHIC
                          ORGANIZER
                    WRITING AN EXPOSITORY
                         PARAGRAPH

     TEST I                    UNIT 1



                                                         TRANSITIONAL
   3-4 WEEKS              CHAPTER 2                      EXPRESSIONS
                     THE GLOBAL ECONOMY


                    PREVIEWING FOR TOPICS

                      THE TOPIC SENTENCE                  SENTENCE
                                                        CONSTRUCTION
                     WRITING A PARAGRAPH
                         OF ANALYSIS
    TEST II                 CHAPTER 3
                           ART HISTORY


                     DETERMINING POINT OF               ADJECTIVE CLAUSES
   3-4 WEEKS                 VIEW                        ORDER OF ADJECTIVES
                       GUESSING MEANING
                         FROM CONTEXT                      PREPOSITIONAL
                     PICTURE AND CAPTIONS                     PHRASES
                                                           TRANSITIONAL
                                                            EXPRESSIONS


   TEST III                 CHAPTER 3



                                Chapter 4
                                                        Transitional Expressions
                         The Ancient World
                          Using Opposites                    Subordinating
                          Recognizing Style                  Conjunctions
                          Finding Evidence

                        Writing a Paragraph

                          Cause and Effect

                          Oral Presentations




V. EVALUATION / ASSESSMENT

     A. Evaluation
                                                                                   Weight
            Oral presentation                                                       10%

            Daily Grade
             Includes attendance, class participation                               15%
             and bringing required materials to class
             Assignments and writing activities
             Quizzes

            Laboratory (Activities and Test)                                        10 %
                Partial Exams
                                                                                       15%
                                                                                        each

                Final Exam                                                             20%

                                                            Total                      100%



Notes:

        A required five-minute oral presentation on any topic discussed during the course will
be given during the semester. Details and evaluation criteria will be discussed then.

       *There will be 3 partial tests. There will be no make-ups for missed tests. An absence to
a test is 0.

         Late homework / writing activities will not be accepted.
         Quizzes will not be repeated. Two extra quizzes will be provided.

Curve: 100-90=A; 89-80=B;           79-70=C; 69-60=D;       59-0=F


         B. Assessment

                1. One-Minute Paper
                2. One sentence Summary

VI. Materials / Resources

         A. Required textbook and dictionary
               Quest 2 -   Reading and Writing by Pamela Hartmann. New York: McGraw Hill,
                           2007 ( ISBN 0-07-110335-X )

                Dictionary: The Newbury House Dictionary of American English. Boston: Newbury/
                            Heinle, 2000 (or latest edition)

         B. Materials
                Black ink pen
                Word Journal Notebook ( 6” x 8” )
                Index Cards 5x8 – for quizzes and / or assignments

     C. Audio-visual resources
             1. World Wide Web
             2. Recordings, CD ROMs, videos, audiocassettes
             3. Magazines, journals, newspapers
     D. Websites

About com - English as 2nd Language
Improve your English skills. Find articles on conversation, listening, grammar and comprehension,
plus online English lessons. http://esl.aboutcom/

English Grammar Links for ESL Students
Directory of learning tools includes comprehensive grammar, idiom lists and interactive quizzes.
http://www.gl.umbc.edu/-kpokoy1/grammar1.htm

Dave's ESL Cafe - ESL Web Guide
Extensive directory lists resources for teachers and learners of English as a Second Language. Find
articles, lessons and dictionaries. http://www.esicafe.com/search/

Ohio University-ESL
Numerous readings, grammar, writing, listening and speaking exercises. httQ://www.ohiou.edu/esl

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab httQ:I/www.esl-lab.com

Self-Study Quizzes for ESL Students
Students test their English knowledge with these sorted quizzes. Covers homonyms, grammar and
vocabulary. http://www.aitech.ac.ip/-itesii/qujzzes/

Dictionary .com. www.dictionary.com
The Internet Dictionary Project www.iune29.com/IDP/

Purdue University OWL                (Online     Writing     Lab)          http://owl.enqlish.purdue.
edu/handouts/esl/eslstudent. html

World Wide Web Virtual Library http://www.vlib.orq


                  (a) SPECIAL LINKS            ( To supplement classroom lessons )

OWL ESL Learning Resources

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/eslstudent.html

Other Grammar Links

Fragments

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/#handouts

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_fragEX1.html

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_fragEX2.html
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_fragEX3.html

Prepositions

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/eslprep2.html

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/interact/eslprep2EX1.html

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/eslprep3.html

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/eslprep4.html

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/eslprepEX1.html

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/eslprep2EX1.html

Subject / Verb

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/eslsubverb.html

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/eslsubverbEX1.html

Verbs

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/esltensverb.html

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/eslirrverb.html

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_tensec.html

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_seqtense.html


Writing lab

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/lab/index.html

Ohio University

http://www.ohiou.edu/esl/english/vocabulary.html

Reading and Vocabulary

CNN Learning Resources       available on-line and in the Reading Assessment CD in CAI
                             (stories: original, abridged and outlined)
                             ( exercises with answer key)


Revised: June 2007 Yvonne C. Rios

				
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