English Communication Training Is Essential to Personal and Professional Success

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					English Communication Training Is Essential to
      Personal and Professional Success

Summary: At Centennial College’s English communication training,
students are able to complete the program after one, two or three
advancing phases.

Mastering the English language isn’t just essential to communicating
with friends, family and anyone else in Canada. It is also vital to your
success in the Canadian workplace. Whether you are working as an
auto mechanic, a secretary, a graphic designer, a bus driver, an
engineer or anything else, you will need reading, writing, speaking and
listening skills. And if you’re looking for a solid foundation, you may
want to consider attending Centennial College’s English communication
training, which is officially known as Arts and Science – English for
Academic Purposes.

This respected program takes into consideration busy schedules and
even different levels of English knowledge through its three level
options. With this English second language training structure, students
are placed in Level 1, 2 or 3 based on the results of a diagnostic
placement test. As a result, at the end of the third level, whether
students have taken the first to third levels or just come in for the
third level, they are given access to Centennial College academic
programs and usually go into another School of study.

Courses within the English communication training are offered on a
full-time basis and cover all aspects of English second language
training in Canada. This has resulted in the offering being fully
accredited by Languages Canada, Canada’s premier language
organization as having met rigorous standards in terms of curriculum,
teacher qualifications, student services and administration.

Among these specific English communication training courses are:
Communicating in the Classroom (builds on a foundation of basic
speaking skills to give students practice in presenting and participating
in conventional classroom situations in a college environment); ESL
Reading Techniques (prepares students to read with greater speed and
fluency focusing on practical processing techniques such as following
written instructions, scanning for information, identifying topics, main
ideas and details, and using vocabulary comprehension strategies);
Guided Writing in English (introduces students to the writing process.
Students are given practice in a variety of grammatical and structural
forms); and more.

All English communication training in this program features teaching
tools such as communicative activities, practical exercises, group
work, presentations, and assignments. Additionally, the program is
facilitated from Ashtonbee Campus, which not only offers a variety of
resources to support students, including, computer labs, the library,
conversation practice groups and tutoring, but also houses
community-based programs that allow peer-to-peer interaction.

English communication training applicants must have completed at
least an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent or be 19
years of age or older. Second, there is a language skills assessment. It
should be noted that this is not a program for absolute beginners.
Students must have completed a beginner’s level language program
prior to applying to the English for Academic Purposes program.

Author Details: In this piece, Emma describes the importance of
English communication training for long-term success in the Canadian
job market as well as the post-secondary education route.

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