English School of Canada’s English for Academic Purposes (UCTP) is designed for students with an academic English focus that have the ultimate goal of attending a university or college in Canada. This is an advanced level program and focuses on providing students with the academic English skills necessary to succeed at the university/college level. This program has been specifically designed to include the following skills and topics with the goal of improving academic English proficiency:
ELT has designed as an all-in-one program that focuses on many different skill groups for the beginning level students. We focus on listening, vocabulary, grammatical structures, pronunciation and speaking clarity.
- English for Academic Purposes
- Academic Writing Skills
- Academic Presentation Skills
- Seminar Participation Skills
- Note Taking and Listening skills
- Research and Citation Skills
- Program Length: 25 hours/week
- Program hours: 12 weeks
- Entrance requirements: ESC Advanced Level 8
Focus on Speaking Program (FOS)
This program is designed for students interested in improving their ability to speak and communicate in the English language. Students will improve their linguistic and strategic conversational skills, while at the same time improving their pronunciation. Students also learn about North American culture and social customs to assist them in learning how and when to say the right thing.
This program can be taken as a part-time program for 15 hours a week or as a full-time program for 22.5 or 30 hours a week. As a full-time program it can be combined with any other class depending on the student’s learning needs.
Focus on Writing
The Focus on Writing Program is a 12-week program and will consist of 3 classes daily. The first class focuses on undestanding and effectively using vocabulary (including collocations, idioms, registers, discourse and formality). The second class will concentrate on the structure, mechanics, style and tone of sentences. Finally, the third class will illuminate how to write various academic, business, professional and functional compositions.
In addition to these practical objectives, this class will show students how to put themselves in the correct mindset to write, how to plan to write as well as how to implement editing and revision strategies. Creativity, flexibility and risk-taking will also be emphasized.