Occupation-specific Language Training (OSLT)


Overview

OSLT classes are free for those that are eligible. Students learn the communication skills needed to find and keep a job in Canada. In class, students practice dialogue and communication tasks commonly performed on the job, in their field, sector and occupation. OSLT classes are offered part-time, twice a week evenings and weekends.

 

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying to Seneca's OSLT program, please contact Angela Jacewicz (OSLT Coordinator) at Angela.Jacewicz@senecacollege.ca.

Applicants will need:

  • Proof of status in Canada (like a Permanent Resident card). Participants must be Permanent Residents of Canada or Protected Persons.
  • A Canadian Language Benchmark score of 6 or higher (CLB 6 - 8) from one of the Assessment Centres.
  • Résumé showing previous work experience.  

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OSLT Schedule

If you are interested in applying for Seneca's OSLT courses, please contact Angela Jacewicz (OSLT Coordinator) at Angela.Jacewicz@senecacollege.ca. Courses are held at Seneca College's Newnham Campus.


 
OSLT Professional Managers
Sep. 17, 2019 - Nov. 30, 2019
Tues 6:00pm - 10:00pm & Sat 9:00am - 1:00pm

This course focuses on the language and socio-cultural communication requirements of professional managers at CLB 6 to 8. The course addresses the language and communication skills needed to gather and share information with staff, colleagues and upper levels of management; communicate in one-on- one interactions, in meetings and through email; manage challenging interactions with staff, colleagues and upper levels of management; give presentations appropriate for managers. Sector background knowledge and culture relevant to the workplace context in Ontario are explicitly addressed in communication practice tasks.

 
OSLT Business Entrepreneurship, Sales & Marketing
Sep. 18, 2019 - Jan. 25, 2020
Wed 6:00pm - 10:00pm & Sat 9:00am - 3:00pm

This course focuses on the language and socio-cultural communication requirements of entrepreneurs and sales and marketing occupations at CLB 6 to 8. The course addresses the language and communication skills needed to find and share information with others; communicate using technology such as telephone and email; manage interactions with colleagues, clients and business associates; introduce yourself in work-related situations; undertake employment and work-related interviews; and network effectively. Sector background knowledge and culture relevant to the workplace context in Ontario are explicitly addressed in communication practice tasks.

 
OSLT Technology
Sep. 18, 2019 - Jan. 25, 2020
Wed 6:00pm - 10:00pm & Sat 9:00am - 3:00pm

This course focuses on the language and socio-cultural communication requirements for working in the technology sector at CLB 6 to 8. It addresses the language and communication skills needed to obtain information about projects, processes, procedures and specifications; communicate by telephone; manage interactions with colleagues; introduce oneself in work-related situations; undertake employment and work-related interviews; and network effectively. Sector background knowledge and culture relevant to the workplace context in Ontario are addressed in communication practice tasks.

 
OSLT Writing Professionally
Feb. 6, 2020 - March 26, 2020
40 hours - All online

This online course focuses on the language and socio-cultural communication requirements of writing workplace communication in the business and technology sectors at CLB 7 to 8. The course addresses the language and communication skills needed to develop a strategic approach to writing workplace communication, understand purpose and audience in written workplace communication, use logical structure in emails and write effective emails to make requests, exchange information, make complaints and follow up. In order to qualify for the OSLT Writing Professionally course, students first need to successfully complete an OSLT Business or OSLT Technology course.

Eligibility

To qualify for OSLT, you will need:
  • Proof of status in Canada (like a Permanent Resident card). Participants must be Permanent Residents or Convention Refugees. Canadian citizens are not eligible.
  • A Canadian Language Benchmark score of 6 or higher (CLB 6 - 8) from one of the Assessment Centres.
  • A résumé with work experience or training in the specified sector.

Assessments

Please visit the Center for Canadian Language Benchmarks website to find a CLB assessment center near you.

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If you are interested in applying to Seneca's OSLT program, please ensure you have the following:
  • Proof of your status in Canada (like a Permanent Resident card). Participants must be Permanent Residents of Canada or Protected Persons.
  • A Canadian Language Benchmark score of 6 or higher (CLB 6 - 8) from one of the Assessment Centres.
  • Your résumé showing previous work experience. 
To apply:
  • Please contact Angela Jacewicz (OSLT Coordinator) at Angela.Jacewicz@senecacollege.ca to make an appointment.
  • On the day of your scheduled appointment, please remember to bring your CLB score, résumé, and proof of status to:

Seneca College Faculty of Continuing Education
Newnham Campus
1750 Finch Avenue East. 


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Program Contacts

Angela Jacewicz
OSLT Coordinator
Angela.Jacewicz@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22586