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ELAP N150 (Syllabus)
[Course Introduction] [Target Goals] [Instructor] [Required Materials and Additional Resources] [Design of the Distance Learning Course] [Evaluation] [Academic Honesty] [Advice] [Course Schedule]
The purpose of this class is to improve your grammar and vocabulary in English for academic contexts. If you do well in this class, you will be better prepared to do well in courses where English is the medium of instruction.
By the end of this course, you should be able to recognize the following:
You should also be able to control these structures:
Your instructor is an experienced English Language professional at the University of Washington. He or she will be available to answer your questions and check your work via e-mail.
The entire course is delivered via the Internet. You do not need to buy additional materials. Each lesson has a link to the Newbury House Online dictionary. However, you may also find it useful to have a good English learner's dictionary.
This online course is designed to improve your skills in sentence level grammar and vocabulary. It should take you about 80 hours to complete the course. You have ten weeks (nine weeks in summer quarter) to finish eight lessons. Each lesson contains explanations of the grammar and vocabulary and tasks to help you identify and practice producing structures that are grammatically and semantically correct.
Intermediate Academic English is not a credit course, but you will receive 5 Continuing Education Units if you pass the course. Passing is based on successfully completing at least 80% of the assignments.
Students enrolled in University of Washington Distance Learning courses are expected to observe the same code of academic honesty required of other University of Washington students. Violation of this code can result in academic penalties, such as receiving a failing grade in the course and other disciplinary actions. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on examinations and plagiarism, the latter meaning offering the language or ideas of someone else as one's own. Plagiarism may range from failure to credit isolated formulas, sentences, paragraphs, or ideas to entire articles copied from books, periodicals, speeches, or the writings of other students.
Situations involving academic misconduct for noncredit courses will be reviewed by a UW Educational Outreach Committee on Academic Conduct. This committee is composed of advisory board members for the certificate program in which the student is enrolled. If evidence of academic misconduct is established, students will be given a failing grade for the course and any refund of tuition fees will be denied.
A major drawback of distance learning courses is the lack of a regular class session. It is easy to get behind without a set class meeting each day. For this reason, it's a good idea to set aside a time each day to log in and work on the course. From the beginning, establish a dialogue with your instructor via e-mail. Ask questions about sentences you see in English and don't understand. Think of this dialogue as your opportunity to have more personalized help with your English than a regular class would provide.[Return to top]
Here is the schedule of assignments for the quarter. Print this document so you can keep a record of your progress through the tasks. The exercises listed in bold are those which you must type in a response box in UW Online and send to the instructor. If they arrive on time and you have successfully completed them, or later revise them on time, you will receive full credit.
NOTE: It is a good idea to keep a copy in case there are technical problems. To keep a copy, you can (1) print a copy when you type your response in UW Online, or (2) save your work in Word and then copy/paste in the UW Online response box.
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