Semi-Intensive – 25 Hour Program
- General English
The General English program helps to improve all aspects of your English. There are 8 different levels to progress through. It is our most popular program and a great way to start at Connect. Students study grammar, speaking, reading and writing using the Study It! Digital Textbook series.
- Intensive Conversation
Pronunciation + Conversation or Listening + Conversation
The focus of this program is speaking. The Intensive Conversation program allows you to choose either Pronunciation or Listening with our Conversation program. There are 8 different Conversation Levels.
- Real English
Conversation + Idioms
Love to watch movies and want to learn how native speakers really use English? Then this is the program! Our amazing Idioms program offers many different movies for you to study with including Ted, Saving Mr. Banks, The Internship, Sex and the City and many more. Combined with the Conversation program, Real English teaches you the slang and expressions you need to survive in Canada.
Intensive – 35 Hour Program
- General English Plus
Grammar + Conversation + Elective
The General English Plus program helps to improve all aspects of your English PLUS you can register for a variety of electives. There are 8 different levels to progress through. Students study grammar, speaking, reading and writing using the Study It! Digital Textbook series PLUS students can transfer between the different electives easily.
- Intensive Conversation Plus
Pronunciation + Conversation + Listening
The focus of this program is to reduce your accent and improve your speaking and listening skills. The Intensive Conversation Plus program is very intensive. You will speak and listen in various situations. It will challenge you to “think in English”.
Connect uses the Study It! Business English textbook series that is available on iTunes. The textbook includes audio and video activities, interactive exercises, a glossary of business terms, business idioms and much more. Free updates are included.
A perfect course for students planning to study business in college, find a job in Canada or plan to do business with North Americans.
Advanced Communication and Presentation Skills
The focus is on project-based learning at a college or university level.ACP students produce a total of eight academic presentations in the program.
With the innovative use of iPads in the classroom, presentations and projects in ACP reflect the reality of the tools available. Students become Keynote experts, weaving between multiple apps and techniques to best execute their project requirements.
Time management and Group Work are also key, as students are educated on how to best manage their time throughout the process of creating a project and/or presentation.
ACP reflects the standard University tutorial setup, with active listening, turn-taking, and elaboration skills in constant use and refinement. One of the biggest differences between a North American college learning environment and Brazil/Korea/Japan is group work. Grades in North American colleges are often based on Group Work and how well you perform in the group. In North America, the university professor gives lectures then students attend regular group work sessions led by a Teaching Assistant. Many International Students find the group work sessions to be the most challenging. Students must complete projects, debate, give opinions, share information and do research as a group. Our ACP program prepares students for both professor’s lectures as well as the group work sessions. Project-based learning is becoming a fundamental teaching strategy in North America. Knowing how to complete a project in a group is a valuable skill for International Students. The ACP program will help you do this.