English for Career Training
The ESL 100 and ESL 200 group programs are designed for 5 to 15 students, adults or employees interested
in professional education and careers in administration, IT, computers, health, energy and business
in the English-speaking business community.
The ESL 100 and ESL 200 curriculum includes skills training, grammar instruction, communication
techniques, in an environment of professional interaction and stimulating work-related activities.
The ESL 100 and ESL 200 content is a blend of English as a second language, English for
Business and English for special purpose. Students will learn English grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and
definitions using actual career training terminology, instruction manuals, trade and industry
publications, industry text books, tests and exams, business forms and correspondence.
The ESL 100 and ESL 200 integrated classes are structured. The first listening and reading classes concentrates
on comprehension skills. The second integrated class concentrates on writing skills.
The third integrated class concentrates on speaking skills.
COMPREHENSION for READING and LISTENING
The student will develop the comprehension skills necessary for word recognition, interpretation, analysis,
and evaluation. Use active comprehension strategies to derive meaning while
reading/listening and to check for understanding. Develop vocabulary to
facilitate comprehension in the content areas. Use decoding strategies to
understand unfamiliar words.
Students will: identify appropriate meaning from written/stated text, determine and verify the correct
meaning/usage of multi-meaning words, be able to use a dictionary, thesaurus, or
electronic dictionary, be able to replace words in context with an appropriate
synonym or antonym, recognize and use grade appropriate and/or content specific
vocabulary, locate information using available text features (e.g., maps,
charts, graphics, indexes, glossaries, and tables of content), determine the
main idea in a given paragraph or passage, determine cause-effect relationships,
draw inferences from selected passages, compare and contrast, identify examples
within context, validate reliable sources to use on a specified topic, explore
statements in context for determination as fact or opinion,
Students should use appropriate pronunciation, expression, and rate, recognize the effect of
stressed and unstressed syllables on pronunciation, participate in creative
responses (e.g., answers, explanations, debates, speeches), create and deliver
an organized oral presentation using multiple sources of information from any
content area utilizing visual aids for contextual support, define and apply
internal (subjective) and external (objective) criteria in making critical
evaluations of given statements,
ESL 100 Speaking Skills Overview
Basic pronunciation: consonant, vowels and combinations
ESL 200 Speaking Skills Overview
Introduction of phonetics
Introduction to linking, stress, rhythm, intonation
Speaking formats: formal and informal for classroom or work
Speaking with style and fluency.
The student will be able to demonstrate proper spelling, appropriate word use,
punctuation, sentence structure, tense, and voice in a variety of written
formats. This will include: use of appropriate nouns (i.e., predicate nouns and
appositives); verbs (i.e., linking verbs and action verbs with completers);
pronouns (i.e., proper case agreement with antecedent); adjectives (i.e.,
phrases and clauses, predicate adjectives); adverbs (i.e., comparisons, phrases
and clauses); conjunctions (i.e., coordinating, correlative, subordinating); and
interjections, make verbs agree with their subjects in person and number,
regardless of compound subjects, collective noun subjects, or intervening
material, use transitional words effectively, distinguish between clauses
(i.e., main/subordinate) and phrases (i.e., adjectival, prepositional, verbal),
self correction of run-on sentences and/or sentence fragments, demonstrate the
correct use of commas, semicolons, underlining/italicizing, and colons, proof
and edit own work regularly for capitalization, punctuation, language structure,
ESL 100 Writing Skills Overview
Parts of Speech
ESL 200 Writing Skills Overview
Basic sentence structure
Proper voice, verb agreement, consistent and accurate use of tenses.
Writing formats: lists, memos, paragraphs, summaries, reviews, reports, essays
Writing with style and meaning.
Review, re-write, correct and edit own written work.
Toronto students, companies, ngo's or organizations can inquire about this program using
this link to the ESL registration forms.
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