Intermediate Grammar for the Non-Native Speaker
I. Course Prefix/Number: EGL 083
Course Name: Intermediate Grammar for the Non-Native Speaker
Credits: 4 (4 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
B. To practice commonly used grammatical structures in speech and writing.
C. To facilitate effective communication in a variety of situations by providing the student with a working knowledge of the fine points of English grammar.
V. Academic Integrity
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.
VI. Sequence of Topics
B. Use and formation of the perfect tenses
C. Perfect modals
D. Phrasal verbs
E. Complex Sentences
F. Passive Voice
NOTE: Some topics will be covered in more depth than others. Depending on the needs of the students, additional topics may be introduced.
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
IX. Instructional Materials
Suggested Text: Focus on Grammar: Intermediate, 2nd ed., M. Fuchs et al., 2000, Longman
Check with the coordinator for other suggestions.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
XI. Other Course Information
For whatever information/procedures the instructor holds the student accountable.
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.