English Proficiency

Campus: Distance
Program Length: 1-2 Semesters

English As A Second Language (ESL):
PCG322 – 1 semester

English Academic Program (GAS EAP):
PCG291 – 1st semester
PCG292 – 2nd semester

Credential Earned: Northern College Board Certificate Program

 

Educational Path Based on English Proficiency

GSE: 10-34 / IELTS: Below 5.0
1-semester ESL program + 1-year GAS EAP program (semesters 1 and 2) + college program of choice. Non-SDS Students who score between a 31 and 34 on the GSE will have option for an interview to determine if they can bypass ESL.

GSE: 35-44 / IELTS: 5.0
1-year GAS EAP program (semesters 1 and 2) + college program of choice. Non-SDS Students who score between a 41 and 44 on the GSE will have option for an interview to determine if they can bypass the first semester of EAP.

GSE: 45-54 / IELTS: 5.5
Second semester of the GAS EAP Program only + college program of choice. Non-SDS Students who score between a 51 and 54 on the GSE will have option for an interview to determine if they can bypass both ESL and EAP. Students of this level may enter directly into the second semester of GAS EAP (PCG292).

GSE: 55-64 / IELTS: 6.0
College program of choice + Mandatory Enhanced Communications I and II (CM1933 and CM2933). Non-SDS Students who score between a 51 and 54 on the GSE will have option for an interview to determine if they can bypass both ESL and EAP

GSE: 65 / IELTS: 6.5
College program of choice (Enhanced Communications I and II not required)

ESL (PCG322)
EG1013 ESL Listening and Speaking I

Course is 45 hours and requires a passing grade of 60.

EG1023 ESL Reading I

Course is 45 hours and requires a passing grade of 60.

EG1033 ESL Writing I

Course is 45 hours and requires a passing grade of 60.

EG1043 ESL Grammar I

Course is 45 hours and requires a passing grade of 60.

EG1003 ESL Integrated Skills I

Course is 45 hours and requires a passing grade of 60.

GAS EAP (PCG291) Semester 1
CM1933 Enhanced Communications I

Enhanced Communications I is a practical class designed to help non-native English speakers improve their English skills so that they can successfully complete their college program of choice. Through formal lessons and interactive activities, students acquire new vocabulary and apply various grammar concepts. Topics covered in this class include, but are not limited to, sentence types/structures, parts of speech, punctuation, verb tenses, and subject-verb agreement.

Students who require additional help in English will take Enhanced Communications I (CM1933) and Communications I (CM1903) simultaneously.

Students need to obtain a final grade of at least 60% in Communications I (CM1903) and 70% in Enhanced Communications I (C1933) to move on to Communications II (CM2903) and Enhanced Communications II (CM2933). If a student fails CM1933 and/or CM1903, they will not receive credit for either class.

CM2933 Enhanced Communications II

Enhanced Communications II is a practical class designed to help non-native English speakers improve their English skills so that they can successfully complete their college program of choice. Through formal lessons and interactive activities, students acquire new vocabulary and apply various grammar concepts. Topics covered in this class include, but are not limited to, word choice, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, formal/informal style of writing, and figurative language.

Students who require additional help in English will take Enhanced Communications II and Communications II simultaneously.

Students need to obtain a final grade of at least 60% in Communications II (CM2903) and 70% in Enhanced Communications II (C2933) to obtain credits for both classes. If a student fails CM2933 and/or CM2903, they will not receive credit for either class.

IN1093 Computer Applications for Business & Technology

In this course, students will gain practical experience with the essential features of Microsoft Office – MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint to enhance their communication and analytical skills. Basic computer skills are required as prerequisite. Students will gain hands-on experience with file management, software settings, system security, Word Reports (APA Functions), tables, advanced presentation functions, summarizing and analyzing data in Excel through a series of learning activities, projects, and exercises that focus on real world examples. Students gain practical knowledge that can be applied directly to the workplace setting.

EG2013 ESL Listening and Speaking II

Students continue to build their listening and speaking skills. Through teacher instructions and small group listening and speaking activities, students continue to develop listening strategies and the ability to speak about familiar topics in a variety of situations.

EG2023 ESL Reading II

Students improve their reading comprehension skills and continue to develop reading strategies. Students read a variety of short texts and continue to build vocabulary.

EG2033 ESL Writing II

Students continue to develop grammar and sentence structure skills. They write coherent and organized paragraphs, using a combination of simple, compound and complex sentences.

EG2043 Introduction to Canada

TBD

EG2003 Integrated Skills II

Students continue to develop and integrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. English for routine everyday social contexts in Canadian life is taught and practiced. Through in-class and online study, students improve their overall English skills to enhance general communication.

EG3033 ESL Writing III

TBD

EG3043 Student Success for Higher Learning

TBD

GAS EAP (PCG292) Semester 2
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