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  • Objectives
    Studio Art Access (ESL) is a two-semester, full-time program for non-native speakers of English. You will be introduced to a wide variety of art media, processes, theories and philosophies while studing College and Academic Preparation English as a Second Language. Completion of the program provides you with a basic art portfolio. The program can be used as preparation for future visual arts studies, as a university transfer elective, or as an experience to increase visual awareness and art appreciation.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate in Studio Art Access (ESL)
  • Course description
    Academic Term 1 (Fall)

    ART 100 Introductory Studio 1
    ELD 072 Advanced English
    ELD 074 Academic Communication Skills
      OR       
      ELD 080 Intro to the Canadian Workplace
    ELD 060 ELD Support Course
     
    Academic Term 2 (Winter)


    ART 101 Introductory Studio 2
    ELD 060 ELD Support Course
    ELD 092 Provincial English Composition
      and       
      ELD 094 Provincial English Literature
    OR
    ELD 097 Technical & Professional English
    ELD 060 ELD Support Course

    Completion Requirements

    A minimum of "C" in each program course and a COM grade in ELD 060, is required to graduate from the program with a Certificate in Studio Art Access (ESL).

    ELD 032 Introduction to English Basics

    F, W, PS (10-20,2-5,0,0)

    This course for non-native English speakers focuses on the development of listening and speaking skills and provides an introduction to written English. This course corresponds to Canadian Language Benchmark levels 1 and 2.

    Prerequisite(s): Assessment.

    ELD 033 English Basics 1

    F, W, PS (10-20,2-5,0,0)

    This course for non-native English speakers continues the development of listening and speaking skills, and provides an increased emphasis on reading and writing skills. This course corresponds to Canadian Language Benchmark level 3.

    Prerequisite(s): ELD 032, or assessment.

    ELD 034 English Basics 2

    F, W, PS (10-20,2-5,0,0)

    This course for non-native English speakers provides further development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. This course corresponds to Canadian Language Benchmark levels 3, 4 and 5.

    Prerequisite(s): ELD 033, or assessment.

    ELD 035 English Essentials 1

    F, W, PS (10-20,2-5,0,0)

    An integrated skills course for non-native English speakers which includes listening, speaking, writing, reading, grammar and vocabulary building. This course corresponds to Canadian Language Benchmark levels 5 and 6.

    Prerequisite(s): ELD 034, or assessment.

    ELD 036 English Essentials 2

    F, W, PS (10-20,2-5,0,0)

    An integrated skills course for non-native English speakers which includes listening, speaking, reading, vocabulary building, more advanced grammar and development of basic paragraph skills. This course corresponds to Canadian Language Benchmark levels 6 and 7.

    Prerequisite(s): ELD 035, or assessment.

    ELD 047 Workplace Speaking & Listening

    TBA (8,2,0,0)

    This course is for non-native English speakers who want to improve their spoken English for employment purposes. In the course, students will learn about communication in the Canadian workplace and practice listening and speaking skills for communicating with co-workers, supervisors and customers.

    Prerequisite(s): ELD 035 or Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 5 (speaking) or departmental assessment.

    ELD 050 Intermediate English

    F, W, PS (10-20,2-5,0,0)

    An integrated skills course for non-native English speakers which includes listening, speaking, intermediate reading, vocabulary building, editing and refinement of basic paragraph skills. This course corresponds to Canadian Language Benchmark levels 6, 7 and 8. Students who complete this course will be prepared for Advanced ELD courses and selected courses at the college level.

    Prerequisite(s): ELD 036, or assessment.

    ELD 056 ELD for Resident Care

    F, W (10,5,0,0,)

    This course for non-native English speakers provides language development and support for students studying the Home Support/Resident Care Attendant program. It concentrates on vocabulary, pronunciation, listening, reading and writing skills necessary for students to be successful on the job and at school.

    Prerequisite(s): ELD 036, or assessment.

    ELD 060 ELD Support Course

    F, W, PS (5,0,0,0)

    This course is designed to provide non-native English speakers with the reading, writing, listening and speaking skills necessary to support their studies and for successful completion of College career, academic or vocational courses.

    Co-requisite(s): Enrolment in another college course.

    ELD 072 Advanced English

    (3 credits) F, W, PS (8,2,0,0)

    This course, designed for non-native speakers of English, focuses on reading strategies and on the writing process. It is designed to prepare the student for further academic study. The course provides instruction and practice in the fundamentals of reading comprehension and academic writing.

    Prerequisite(s): ELD 050, or assessment.

    ELD 074 Academic Communication Skills

    (2 credits) F, W, PS (4,1,0,0)

    This course is designed to prepare non-native English speakers for oral communication tasks encountered within an academic or professional environment. Students will improve their ability to participate in discussions, make presentations, comprehend and take notes on academic lectures, and speak clearly.

    Prerequisite(s): ELD 050, or assessment.

    ELD 075 Grammar for Composition

    (2 credits) F, W, PS (3,0,0,0)

    This course focuses on grammar for college level writing. Offered in a workshop format, it will help non-native English speakers to express analytical and critical thought in clear, grammatical sentences. Written and oral assignments will build and reinforce students' ability to write grammatical prose.

    Prerequisite(s): ELD 050, or assessment.

    ELD 076 Understanding Lectures

    (2 credits) TBA (3,0,0,0)

    This lecture series, from a variety of subject areas, develops non-native English speakers' skills in listening, note-taking, summarizing, and incorporating information from lectures, and promotes successful participation and performance at the college level.

    Prerequisite(s): ELD 050, or assessment.

    ELD 077 English Pronunciation

    (2 credits) F, W, PS (3,0,0,0)

    This course focuses on improving pronunciation to develop the communicative ability of non-native English speakers. The intent is to develop spoken English that is reasonably easy for native speakers to understand. Students' ability to understand native speakers will also be enhanced.

    Prerequisite(s): ELD 050, or assessment.

    ELD 078 Vocabulary for Academic Study

    (2 credits) TBA (3,0,0,0)

    This course focuses on vocabulary acquisition for academic purposes. Non-native English speakers will expand their academic vocabulary and learn strategies for independently dealing with new words.

    Prerequisite(s): ELD 050, or assessment.

    ELD 080 Intro to the Canadian Workplace

    F, W, P (7,2,0,0)

    This course is designed to introduce foreign-trained professionals to the Canadian workplace. It offers students the opportunity to explore career options in Canada, to gain skills for effective information interviews, and to explore the culture of the Canadian workplace.

    Prerequisite(s): ELD 050 or Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 7 for Listening/Speaking or IELTS 5.5 for Listening/Speaking or IELTS 5.0 Reading and Writing.

    ELD 086 Canadian Job Search Strategies

    F, W, S (4,0,0,0)

    This course is designed to provide foreign-trained professionals with culturally appropriate job search strategies to enhance their ability to find work in Canada in a field related to their previous education and work history.

    Prerequisite(s): ELD 080.

    ELD 087 Canadian Workplace Experience

    F, W, S (2,0,0,34)

    This course provides foreign-trained professionals with an opportunity to experience the Canadian workplace in a field related to their previous work experience. This includes preparation for the workplace experience, the workplace experience, and a debriefing.

    Prerequisite(s): ELD 080.

    ELD 088 Workplace Skills Development

    F, W, S (6,0,0,0)

    This course is designed to provide foreign-trained professionals who are currently working in Canada with culturally appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities to enhance their participation in the workplace and to further their professional growth.

    Prerequisite(s): ELD 080.

    ELD 089 Accent Reduction

    F, W, S (3,2,0,0)

    This course focuses on accent reduction to improve the communicative ability of foreign-trained professionals in the workplace. The intent is to develop spoken English that is reasonably easy for native speakers to understand. Students ability to understand native speakers will also be enhanced.

    Prerequisite(s): ELD 050.

    ELD 092 Provincial English Composition

    (3 credits) F, W, PS (4,1,0,0)

    This course provides non-native English speakers practice and instruction in critical reading and in the planning, writing, and revising of paragraphs and essays, and prepares the student for college writing. ELD 092 combined with ELD 094 is equivalent to Provincial English 12.

    Prerequisite(s): ELD 072, or assessment.
    Pre or Co-requisite(s): ELD 074 or ELD 080.

    ELD 094 Provincial English Literature

    (3 credits) F, W, PS (4,1,0,0)

    This course provides non-native English speakers instruction and practice in reading, discussing, evaluating, and writing about short stories, novels, poetry and drama. Studying these genres introduces the student to basic literary terms and concepts. ELD 094 combined with ELD 092 is equivalent to Provincial English 12.

    Prerequisite(s): ELD 072 and ELD 074; or ELD 072 and ELD 080; or assessment.
    Pre or Co-requisite(s): ELD 092.

    ELD 097 Technical and Professional English

    (6 credits) F, W (6,2,0,0)

    This course for non-native English speakers develops the critical thinking, reading/writing and oral skills needed to be successful in technical/business programs and professions. Students write essays, business reports, summaries, research essays and analyses of graphic information. Students learn to interpret and integrate information in technical, instructional and informational texts.

    Prerequisite(s): ELD 072; or Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 8, or IELTS 6, or assessment.
    Pre or Co-requisite(s): ELD 074 or ELD 080.

    ELD IELTS – IELTS Preparation

    F, W, P (5,1,0,0,)

    This course prepares intermediate and advanced level non-native English speakers for the IELTS Exam, which is an internationally recognized English language requirement for educational, professional and immigration-related purposes. Students develop and practice test-taking strategies and language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking that will be encountered in the IELTS exam.

    ELD TOEFL – TOEFL Preparation

    F, W, S (5,1,0,0,)

    This course prepares intermediate and advanced level non-native English speakers for the TOEFL Exam, which is an internationally recognized English Language requirement for educational, professional, and immigration-related purposes. Students develop and practice test-taking strategies and language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking that will be encountered in the TOEFL exam.

    ELD QKSTRT – ELD Quick Start

    TBA (20,5,0,0 for 7-weeks)

    In this course non-native English speaking students upgrade their English language skills in preparation for entry into college programs. This course is a combination of interactive classroom activities, individualized coaching, and independent study. At the end of the course, students will be assisted in undertaking the formal College ESL assessments.

    Prerequisite(s): Students must meet regular College admission requirements.

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