Programs For Permanent Residents

English Language Learning (ELL) programs

StudentsThese competency-based programs are for students who want to develop English language proficiency for further education (ELL for Academic Study), employment (ELL for Employment), or settlement and daily life (ELL Foundations). Most of our programs are full-time, however some are part-time. Terms are 5 months long and you can continue to move up a level until you reach the required level for your chosen academic program in College or University or until you reach your personal goals.

In addition to classroom study, your learning will be enhanced through language and computer laboratory work, guest speakers, field trips, informational interviews, community contact assignments, and observations or volunteer experiences.

English for Specific Purposes (ESP) programs

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These competency-based programs are for students who want to develop English language proficiency for further training opportunities, or employment in a specific job market. Most of our programs are full-time, however some are part-time. Some programs are delivered in a blended format with both face-to-face classes and online learning. Most programs are 5 months long.

In addition to classroom study, your learning will be enhanced through language and computer laboratory work, guest speakers, field trips, informational interviews, workplace exposure, and observations of career programs.

In all ESP classes, there is an emphasis on learning and using appropriate socio-cultural communication in a Canadian context.

Program Components

Online Language Learning

The Language Training Centre offers all of its students access to an online learning tool which helps you build the language skills necessary for your specific occupation or education goals. This state-of-the-art software has vocabulary-building exercises and skill-building activities in reading, writing, listening and speaking. In addition, it uses advanced speech recognition technology, interactive dialogues, and videos to help immerse you in the study of language.

Workplace Language Exposure

A Workplace Language Exposure program is a part of the English Language Learning for Employment program, as well as some of the English for Specific Purposes (ESP) programs. This 3-week exposure gives students the opportunity to learn and use workplace language, gain valuable Canadian work experience, practise essential employability skills, andmake important connections with employers and colleagues in your occupational field.banner11-oct015