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Overview

These courses focus on developing academic writing skills. There are four levels, from basic to advanced. The first two levels focus on building a solid foundation of grammar and refining paragraph writing skills. Level three and four focus on the academic essay and the expression of critical thinking skills. Successful completion of level four allows students to enrol in EAC150 - College English.

Pre-requisite: ESL039

Entry Requirements

English and Assessment Placement

Students are required to complete an assessment for the ESL courses listed in this package. There is a non-refundable/non-transferable assessment fee of $35.00. The assessment identifies the appropriate course and level of study.


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Courses

ESL931
Composition I
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Prerequisite(s):

English Assessment

This course covers the grammar and mechanics of compound and complex sentence structures enabling students to develop the skills needed to communicate their ideas in clearly written and well organized paragraphs. Students also learn to identify main ideas of simple articles and readings through summarizing and paraphrasing activities.




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ESL932
Composition II
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Prerequisite(s):

ESL931 or English Assessment

In this course, students will focus on the structure of a well-developed paragraph to clearly communicate their ideas. Instruction in sentence structure, grammar and mechanics helps students develop key writing skills. Self-editing, summarizing and paraphrasing are also taught to prepare for further academic writing.




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ESL933
Composition III
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Prerequisite(s):

ESL932 or English Assessment

In this course, students will review paragraph development and move towards a five paragraph essay. The focus will be on prewriting activities, the essay outline, development of a strong thesis statement, supporting paragraphs with clear topic sentences, appropriate support and details, and an effective conclusion. Grammar instruction will be included to enable students to identify errors and edit accordingly. Critical thinking skills will be developed through analysis of readings, summaries and group discussions.




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ESL934
Composition IV
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Prerequisite(s):

ESL933 or English Assessment

In this course, students will review and refine the structure of an academic essay. Fundamental writing skills and strategies will be taught and practiced through reading and writing activities that foster critical thinking, vocabulary building and the expression of ideas in an effective and concise manner.




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Delivery

English as a Second Language courses are offered in Classroom format.

The classroom format offers the student an interactive classroom experience, the discipline of a regular weekly or bi-weekly meeting, and a regular schedule of assignments.

Program Contacts

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


Norma Columbus
Program Coordinator
norma.columbus@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22517