Workplace Communications for English Language Learners

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Overview

Strong communication skills are essential to success in the workplace. In these practical courses designed for working professionals, you will strengthen writing and verbal skills which are not only wanted but also vital to any organization. These college-level credit English courses are specific to the Faculty of Continuing Education. There are no prerequisites but a strong command of English is required.


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Curriculum

ESP818
Accent Reduction - Advanced
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Prerequisite(s):

Advanced level ESL speaker

This advanced level Accent Reduction course is designed for students who are fluent in English but wish to acquire a more standardized North American speech pattern. The second level of Access Reduction emphasizes the development of sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation patterns in "real life" communicative contexts.




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ESP939
Grammar for Writing
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Prerequisite(s):

ESL932 or equivalent, or permission from coordinator.

In this course, students develop proficient editing skills that enable them to identify grammatical weaknesses in their own writing. Through a focus on error analysis and guided practice, students will learn to become independent self-editors and be able to apply the strategies acquired beyond the duration of this course.




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PRC312
Business Verbal Communication
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Prerequisite(s):

ESL934 (or equivalent) or permission of the coordinator

Verbal communication comes with a personal responsibility. Essentially, effective communicators have the responsibility of making messages clear and understandable, so they can build and maintain relationships with customers and colleagues. This course introduces the primary aspects of successful verbal communication in a business context. Students develop and implement an action plan for continuously improving their own verbal skills, gaining practical knowledge about business communications that can be applied in real-world scenarios.




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PRC186 OR PRC625
 
PRC186
Business Writing Strategies
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Prerequisite(s):

ESL934 (or equivalent) or permission of the coordinator

Effective and practical writing skills are important for successful communication in business. Students learn how to compose business correspondence including emails, memos, letters and reports with a focus on routine and persuasive messages. A review of basic grammar is also included.




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PRC625
Technical Writing Strategies
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Prerequisite(s):

ESL934 (or equivalent) or permission of the coordinator

This course teaches important skills for effective written and oral communications of technical information. It distinguishes between academic and technical (job-related) writing and guides the students through proven steps to enhance the effectiveness of their various written technical communications. The course also provides a practical approach for planning and structuring technical oral presentations. Students get to use this approach and to practise these techniques.




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Completion

Recognition of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, please submit a Request for Recognition of Achievement Form to the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training. There is no cost for this and your Recognition of Achievement will be mailed to you.

Program Contacts

Contact us via this form or using the phone number(s) below it.





Jennifer Stemerdink
Program Assistant (ESP courses only)

416-491-5050 ext.22507


Marianne Tang
Program Assistant (EAC courses only)

416-491-5050 ext.22685


Melanie Rubens
Program Coordinator

416-491-5050 ext.22589