English As A Second Language Bridge Curriculum

Accepting Applications for January 2019

See curriculum for: September 2019
Credential: Certificate of Successful Completion ( 2 semesters )
Classes begin:
January 07, 2019
Offered at:
Program code:
ELB
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$3,136.54 per semester*
International:
$6,898.62 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Courses and Descriptions

Semester 1

LANG 78
Units/ Hours: 28

This Level 1 course will introduce students to sustained formal and informal speech, using media, conversation, instruction and a variety of authentic sources. Students will develop skills in listening for main ideas and details, general meaning, and intonation.

LANG 79
Units/ Hours: 28

Students will develop basic communication skills focusing on discussions and brief group presentations on personal topics and descriptions of personal experiences. Students will practice asking and responding to questions and using functional language (eg. asking for and giving directions), and will receive targeted pronunciation practice.

LANG 77
Units/ Hours: 84

This Level 1 course will introduce and review basic reading strategies (skimming, scanning, reading for detail, prediction) and responding to written texts with opinions and positions. Students will concentrate on creating accurate sentences and simple narrative and descriptive paragraphs.

LANG 97
Units/ Hours: 14

Electives offer students in Levels 1,2,3 and 4 the opportunity to have fun while developing and applying language skills in group activities such as the production of a newsletter or planning and hosting a multi-cultural event. Elective options change with semesters and are offered at the discretion of the ELB program.

LANG 80
Units/ Hours: 14

This introductory level course will review and introduce simple verb tenses, simple and compound sentence structure, rules of spelling, punctuation and capitalisation, simple modals, pronouns and prepositions. Students will focus on developing awareness and accuracy in written and oral communication.

Semester 2

LANG 82
Units/ Hours: 28

This Level 2 course will introduce students to listening to simple academic lectures and extended discussions and presentations on topics of general interest. Students will develop listening skills through guided note-taking exercises and listening and responding to short listening comprehension exercises using media and recorded or live academic sources.

LANG 83
Units/ Hours: 28

This course will focus on developing fluency, accuracy and range of expression in the discussion and presentation of information of personal interest including topical issues, supported opinions and positions, and introductory level academic topics. Students will make short presentations.

LANG 81
Units/ Hours: 84

This Level 2 course will introduce students to the use of reading strategies to identify information and the purpose of a text, and to respond to texts using supported opinions. Students will write paragraphs and develop general and academic vocabulary.

LANG 98
Units/ Hours: 14

Electives offer students in Levels 1,2,3 and 4 the opportunity to have fun while developing and applying language skills in group activities such as the production of a newsletter or planning and hosting a multi-cultural event. Elective options change with semesters and are offered at the discretion of the ELB program.

LANG 84
Units/ Hours: 28

This lower intermediate level course will focus on developing awareness and accuracy in the use of simple and continuous verb tenses, nouns, modals, and simple and compound sentences.

Semester 3

LANG 86
Units/ Hours: 56

This Level 3 course will focus on developing listening skills at an intermediate level. Students will use basic note-taking skills to record main ideas and supporting details, will demonstrate understanding of authentic English used in songs and media, and will practice listening to and responding to conversations and short presentations made by speakers of English in the local community. Students will use a listening journal to record independent listening activities. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

LANG 114
Units/ Hours: 28

This Level 3 course will focus on developing listening skills at an intermediate level. Students will use basic note-taking skills to record main ideas and supporting details, will demonstrate understanding of authentic English used in songs and media, and will practice listening to and responding to conversations and short presentations made by speakers of English in the local community. Students will use a listening journal to record independent listening activities. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

LANG 115
Units/ Hours: 28

This course will prepare intermediate level students to move beyond speaking about personal topics, to carry out surveys, interviews and other interactive tasks including individual and group presentations. Pronunciation, intonation, rate of speech and fluency will be areas of individual student focus. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

LANG 87
Units/ Hours: 56

This course will prepare intermediate level students to move beyond speaking about personal topics, to carry out surveys, interviews and other interactive tasks including individual and group presentations. Pronunciation, intonation, rate of speech and fluency will be areas of individual student focus. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

LANG 85
Units/ Hours: 182

This Level 3 course will introduce intermediate level students to evaluation of reading texts, summarising and paraphrasing, and process writing: using planning, revision, rewriting and editing to produce multiple drafts of paragraphs and three section essays of up to 5 paragraphs. Students will focus on expanding and applying general and academic vocabulary. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

LANG 113
Units/ Hours: 91

This Level 3 course will introduce intermediate level students to evaluation of reading texts, summarising and paraphrasing, and process writing: using planning, revision, rewriting and editing to produce multiple drafts of paragraphs and three section essays of up to 5 paragraphs. Students will focus on expanding and applying general and academic vocabulary. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

LANG 88
Units/ Hours: 28

This intermediate level course reviews the grammar introduced in Levels 1 and 2, and teaches students to recognise and use correct grammar structures and punctuation in written and spoken English. Students will be encouraged to build confidence and to move from an initial focus on accuracy to a focus on fluency of written and spoken expression. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

LANG 116
Units/ Hours: 28

This intermediate level course reviews the grammar introduced in Levels 1 and 2, and teaches students to recognise and use correct grammar structures and punctuation in written and spoken English. Students will be encouraged to build confidence and to move from an initial focus on accuracy to a focus on fluency of written and spoken expression. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

Semester 4

LANG 118
Units/ Hours: 21

This course provides students with the opportunity to develop listening skills at an intermediate-high intermediate level. Students will learn to identify the main idea, discern between main and supporting details, and follow and respond to information presented in popular media and academic listening materials. Students are expected to carry out individual learning practice and to record responses to these in a weekly listening journal. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

LANG 90
Units/ Hours: 42

This course provides students with the opportunity to develop listening skills at an intermediate-high intermediate level. Students will learn to identify the main idea, discern between main and supporting details, and follow and respond to information presented in popular media and academic listening materials. Students are expected to carry out individual learning practice and to record responses to these in a weekly listening journal. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

LANG 119
Units/ Hours: 21

This Level 4 course will prepare students to discuss topics of interest and current relevance. Students will focus on the use of accurate pronunciation and intonation and the development of fluency and confidence through small group discussions, seminar discussions, debates and presentations. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

LANG 91
Units/ Hours: 42

This Level 4 course will prepare students to discuss topics of interest and current relevance. Students will focus on the use of accurate pronunciation and intonation and the development of fluency and confidence through small group discussions, seminar discussions, debates and presentations. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

LANG 117
Units/ Hours: 91

This Level 4 course will focus on applying reading strategies to academic and authentic texts of up to 1,500 words. Students will undertake independent research and integrate research into summaries, paraphrases and papers of up to 300 words. Students will be introduced to critical reading and will practice using citation skills with a focus on APA style referencing. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

LANG 89
Units/ Hours: 182

This Level 4 course will focus on applying reading strategies to academic and authentic texts of up to 1,500 words. Students will undertake independent research and integrate research into summaries, paraphrases and papers of up to 300 words. Students will be introduced to critical reading and will practice using citation skills with a focus on APA style referencing. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

LANG 100
Units/ Hours: 28

Electives offer students in Levels 1,2,3 and 4 the opportunity to have fun while developing and applying language skills in group activities such as the production of a newsletter or planning and hosting a multi-cultural event. Elective options change with semesters and are offered at the discretion of the ELB program.

LANG 120
Units/ Hours: 14

Electives offer students in Levels 1,2,3 and 4 the opportunity to have fun while developing and applying language skills in group activities such as the production of a newsletter or planning and hosting a multi-cultural event. Elective options change with semesters and are offered at the discretion of the ELB program.

Semester 5

LANG 94
Units/ Hours: 28

This course provides students with listening and note-taking skills at an advanced level. Students will learn to respond critically to information presented in listening activities such as lectures, TED talks, and seminar discussions. Students will learn to take concise notes and integrate these into written responses, summaries and paraphrases. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

LANG 122
Units/ Hours: 14

This course provides students with listening and note-taking skills at an advanced level. Students will learn to respond critically to information presented in listening activities such as lectures, TED talks, and seminar discussions. Students will learn to take concise notes and integrate these into written responses, summaries and paraphrases. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

LANG 95
Units/ Hours: 28

This Level 5 course will focus on preparing students to give effective and comprehensive presentations, and to respond appropriately to presentations given by others. Students will participate in seminar discussions, debates and will have the opportunity to lead these activities. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

LANG 123
Units/ Hours: 14

This Level 5 course will focus on preparing students to give effective and comprehensive presentations, and to respond appropriately to presentations given by others. Students will participate in seminar discussions, debates and will have the opportunity to lead these activities. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

LANG 93
Units/ Hours: 182

This Level 5 course will focus on applying critical reading strategies to academic and authentic texts of up to 1,500 words. Students will learn to analyse and evaluate texts, to write academic papers, reviews and reports of up to 500 words and to document sources using APA referencing. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

LANG 121
Units/ Hours: 91

This Level 5 course will focus on applying critical reading strategies to academic and authentic texts of up to 1,500 words. Students will learn to analyse and evaluate texts, to write academic papers, reviews and reports of up to 500 words and to document sources using APA referencing. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

LANG 101
Units/ Hours: 28

Electives offer students in Levels 1,2,3 and 4 the opportunity to have fun while developing and applying language skills in group activities such as the production of a newsletter or planning and hosting a multi-cultural event. Elective options change with semesters and are offered at the discretion of the ELB program.

LANG 125
Units/ Hours: 14

Electives offer students in Levels 1,2,3 and 4 the opportunity to have fun while developing and applying language skills in group activities such as the production of a newsletter or planning and hosting a multi-cultural event. Elective options change with semesters and are offered at the discretion of the ELB program.

LANG 96
Units/ Hours: 28

This course provides an introduction to Canadian academic culture, including academic integrity and college procedures, regulations and expectations. Students will practice using the library databases for research, will learn time management techniques, group work strategies, and test and exam preparation. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

LANG 124
Units/ Hours: 14

This course provides an introduction to Canadian academic culture, including academic integrity and college procedures, regulations and expectations. Students will practice using the library databases for research, will learn time management techniques, group work strategies, and test and exam preparation. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.