Overview

Students learn to use conversational grammar in everyday situations, including reacting and responding within a Canadian cultural context. Speaking, listening and decision making skills are developed through guided practice, communicative activities and presentations.

Entry Requirements

To enrol in an English or ESL course at Seneca each student must have an English Assessment.


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Courses

ESL029
Speaking English Level 2
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Prerequisite(s):

English Assessment

Students learn how to:

  1. Describe activities in the past, present and future
  2. Use plural nouns and countable/uncountable nouns
  3. Ask questions and give instructions/orders
  4. Communicate at an appropriate level in spoken English through class activities and active participation



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ESL039
Speaking English Level 3
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Prerequisite(s):

ESL029 or English Assessment

Students learn how to:

  1. Express actions happening in the past, present and future
  2. Express regular and irregular verbs in the past simple
  3. Express ability, permission, advice, possibility, and opinions using appropriate modals
  4. Communicate at an appropriate level in spoken English through class activities and active participation



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ESL049
Speaking English Level 4
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Prerequisite(s):

ESL039 or English Assessment

Students learn how to:

  1. Express opinions using adverbs of frequency and present continuous
  2. Tell stories and ask questions using past simple
  3. Open and close a conversation using present perfect or past simple
  4. Describe an object and speculate about the present and the future using modals
  5. Express comparisons
  6. Manage a conversation and make invitations and suggestions
  7. Communicate at an appropriate level in spoken English through class activities and active participation



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ESL059
Speaking English Level 5
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Prerequisite(s):

ESL049 or English Assessment

Students learn how to:

  1. Express actions happening in the past, present and future
  2. Use first, second, and third conditionals
  3. Express actions using simple past or present perfect or present perfect continuous
  4. Describe actions using modal verbs
  5. Communicate at an appropriate level in spoken English through class activities and active participation



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ESL069
Speaking English Level 6
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Prerequisite(s):

ESL059 or English Assessment

Students learn how to:

  1. Express actions happening in the past, present, and future
  2. Use narrative tenses
  3. Use modal, phrasal, and reporting verbs
  4. Use first, second, and third conditionals
  5. Communicate at an appropriate level in spoken English through class activities and active participation



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ESL079
Speaking English Level 7
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Prerequisite(s):

ESL069 or English Assessment

Students learn how to:

  1. Express perspectives and opinions on several topics
  2. Use a variety of conversational strategies to enhance communication
  3. Describe, compare and contrast ideas and beliefs
  4. Communicate at an appropriate level in spoken English through class activities and active participation



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ESL089
Speaking English Level 8
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Prerequisite(s):

ESL079 or English Assessment

Students learn how to:

  1. Express perspectives and opinions on several topics
  2. Use a variety of conversational strategies to enhance communication
  3. Describe, compare and contrast ideas and beliefs
  4. Communicate at an appropriate level in spoken English through class activities and active participation



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ESL099
Speaking English Level 9
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Prerequisite(s):

ESL089 or English Assessment

Students learn how to:

  1. Express feelings and ideas effectively on various topics
  2. Respond appropriately when presented with the opinions of others
  3. Build confidence in navigating a variety of social and professional situations
  4. Communicate at an appropriate level in spoken English through class activities and active participation



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Program Contacts

Jennifer Stemerdink
Program Assistant
Jennifer.Stemerdink@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22507


Melanie Rubens
Program Coordinator
Melanie.Rubens@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22589