ESL English Classes 3 in Canada
Academic and Test Preparation Courses
Academic Speaking & Listening
Students develop the speaking skills to participate effectively in academic classes and discussions, as well as to develop effective presentation skills.
Expand your knowledge and use of academic vocabulary; the course covers the most useful and frequently used academic vocabulary found in academic settings. Practice and review new vocabulary using a variety of methods, including speaking, discussions, writing sentences/paragraphs, reading, and quizzes.
Academic Writing focuses on the skills needed to succeed in college, university or TAFE: essay writing, lecture comprehension, note taking, research and academic discussion skills.
Business English Cambridge
Improve your business English vocabulary and skills by focusing on aspects of the Cambridge BEC tests. Focus on business vocabulary, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills for business situations. Increase your professional chances in global job markets as well as opportunities to work abroad.
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
The Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) is the fourth level of the Cambridge exams in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). It is an advanced exam. The Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) is the fourth level of the Cambridge exams in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). It is an advanced exam. Although the level of language skills required is not as high as for the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, CAE recognizes the ability to communicate with confidence in English and deal with most aspects of everyday life. CAE is seen by institutions of higher education in many countries as proof of adequate language skills for courses taught and assessed in English. Almost all universities in the United Kingdom and a growing number in the USA recognize CAE, as do many employers throughout the world. A list of institutions and employers that recognize CAE is available online. Studying for CAE helps learners to improve their language skills and use them in a wide range of contexts. The examinations are based on realistic tasks, and indicate the ability to use the language in practical situations. Successful candidates are able to participate in meetings and discussions, expressing opinions clearly and are able to understand and produce texts of various types, including business letters and reports. They will also be aware of the different styles of English appropriate to different situations.
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
The Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) is the highest level of the Cambridge exams in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). CPE is for learners who have achieved a high level of language skills and are able to function effectively in almost any English-speaking context. Successful candidates at this level are approaching a standard of English similar to that of an educated native speaker. CPE is an invaluable qualification for anyone who wants to work or study abroad, or to develop a career which requires language skills, including business, medicine, engineering and many other professions. CPE certificates are recognised by institutions of higher education in many countries - including almost all universities in the United Kingdom and a rapidly growing number in the USA. Employers throughout the world also recognize CPE. A list of institutions and employers that recognize CPE is available online. Studying for CPE helps learners to improve their language skills and to learn to use them in a wide range of contexts. Because many aspects of the exams are based on realistic tasks, gaining the CPE certificate demonstrates that learners have progressed beyond a good knowledge of vocabulary and grammar to actually using the language.
Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE)
The Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) is the third level of the Cambridge exams in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). It is an upper intermediate level exam. FCE is designed for learners whose command of English is adequate for many practical everyday purposes, including business and study. Successful candidates will have a wide grasp of vocabulary, and should be able to construct an argument and use appropriate communication styles for a variety of situations. They also need to show an awareness of register and of the conventions of politeness and degrees of formality as they are expressed through language. FCE is recognized by many universities and other educational institutions as proof of intermediate level English skills, and these institutions accept it as meeting part of their entrance requirements. Because the examinations are based on realistic tasks, an FCE certificate is an important asset for anyone who wants to work or study abroad, or in international business. Employers throughout the world recognize FCE. It indicates sufficient proficiency in English to be of practical use in clerical, secretarial and managerial jobs in many industries, in particular tourism, where contact with English speakers is required. Successful candidates have the ability to deal with routine letters and telephone enquiries, and to cope with some non-academic training courses and simple textbooks and articles.
English for Academic Purposes
Designed to help you pursue further academic studies in English, this course will strengthen your reading and writing skills. You’ll improve your grammar usage and build your vocabulary by exploring academic topics.
The IELTS Test is internationally recognized. Educational institutions and government agencies from over 120 countries trust the IELTS test as a valid indicator of ability to communicate in English. In Canada, IELTS is the one test used for immigration purposes and is required for overseas professional to practice in Canada. The IELTS Preparation Program is designed for non-native speakers who would like to take the IELTS Exam. Our program begins with an initial IELTS practice test to assess students’ abilities. The instructor then focuses on meeting each student’s individual needs throughout the course. Students will regularly practice the different components of the test, focus on specific modules of the exam in-depth (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and also learn test-taking strategies.
The IELTS Reading course provides students with focused practice on the IELTS Reading module. Students work through reading question types with detailed analysis of test strategies and reading skills for this section of the exam. The IELTS Reading course covers: Practicing reading test tasks - Develop effective test-taking strategies for the reading module - Building reading speed and fluency - Developing reading skills - Building vocabulary skills and strategies - Building dictionary skills.
IELTS Speaking and Listening
The IELTS Speaking and Listening course provides student with focused practice on the IELTS listening and speaking modules. The course guides students through the speaking and listening test modules and focuses on the skills and test-taking strategies for each question type. The IELTS Listening and Speaking course covers: Organizing and structuring answers for IELTS speaking tasks - Practicing speaking and listening test tasks - Developing effective test-taking strategies for the listening and speaking modules Developing listening and speaking skills - Building speaking fluency - Analyzing and using vocabulary and grammar effectively in speaking.
Many students find the IELTS writing module the most challenging to achieve the desired band score. The IELTS Writing course provides students with focused preparation for the IELTS Writing module. In this course, students work step-by-step through each writing task. They examine in detail the key strategies for success. They also develop writing and language skills to achieve higher scores on the writing module. The IELTS Writing course covers: Organizing and structuring answers for IELTS writing tasks - Developing effective test-taking strategies for the writing module - Building writing speed and fluency - Practicing writing processes - Developing writing skills - Analyzing and using vocabulary and grammar effectively in writing.
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