English As A Second Language Bridge Curriculum

Accepting Applications for September 2020

See curriculum for: January 2020 May 2020
Credential: Certificate of Successful Completion ( 2 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 08, 2020
Offered at:
Program code:
ELB
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$3,103.82 per semester*
International:
$6,838.25 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Courses and Descriptions

Semester 1

LANG 136
Units/ Hours: 36

To be communicated

LANG 137
Units/ Hours: 36

To be communicated

LANG 134
Units/ Hours: 96

To be communicated

LANG 135
Units/ Hours: 48

To be communicated

Semester 3

LANG 144
Units/ Hours: 36

To be communicated

LANG 145
Units/ Hours: 36

To be communicated

LANG 142
Units/ Hours: 96

To be communicated

LANG 143
Units/ Hours: 48

To be communicated

Semester 4

LANG 148
Units/ Hours: 36

This Level 4 Canadian Experiences course will focus on applying critical thinking and critical literacy skills to learn about topics of interest to the Canadian public. Students will undertake the learning to better equip themselves for participating in social and cultural life within their local community by learning and using English at the beginner level. The course will be lecture-based, with subsequent work-shop classes, and work in tandem with experiential learning field trips occurring throughout the English Language Bridge program.

LANG 149
Units/ Hours: 36

Communication and Culture focuses on using English in natural, real-life Canadian contexts. It employs an integrated approach to learning, using elements of reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the classroom and the computer lab. Students will undertake independent and group assignments for effectively enhancing their functional communicative English skills for use in different settings and backgrounds. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

LANG 146
Units/ Hours: 96

This course will focus on applying reading strategies to academic and authentic texts of up to 600 words. Students will undertake independent research and integrate research into the writing of summaries, paraphrases and papers of up to 3 paragraphs. Students will be introduced to the skills of critical reading. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

LANG 147
Units/ Hours: 48

This 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, and to practice listening and responding to conversations and short presentations. This course will also prepare students to move beyond speaking about personal topics by carrying out surveys, interviews and other interactive tasks including individual and group presentations. Pronunciation, intonation, and fluency will be areas of individual student focus. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

Semester 7

LANG 160
Units/ Hours: 36

This Level 7 Canadian Experiences course will focus on applying critical thinking and academic English skills to learn about topics of interest to the Canadian public. Students will undertake the learning to better equip themselves for participating in social and cultural life within their local community. The course will be lecture and work-shop classes, and coincide in tandem with Experiential Learning Activities that are required within the English Language Bridge Program.

LANG 161
Units/ Hours: 36

Communication and Culture focuses on using English in natural, real-life Canadian contexts. It employs an integrated approach to learning, using elements of reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the classroom and the computer lab. Students will undertake independent and group assignments for effectively enhancing their functional communicative English skills for use in different settings and backgrounds. A student must achieve a 70% in order to pass this course.

LANG 158
Units/ Hours: 96

This Level 7 course will focus on applying reading strategies to academic and authentic texts of up to 1,200 words. Students will undertake independent research and integrate research into summaries, paraphrases and papers of up to 800 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 159
Units/ Hours: 48

This course provides students with listening and note-taking skills at an upper intermediate 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. It will focus on preparing students for effective and comprehensive presentations, and to respond appropriately to presentations given by others. They 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.