English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses

Placement Test

* Participants must complete the online placement test prior to registration.
* Les participants doivent compléter le test de classement avant l'inscription.

To do the online tests:

Placement Test for OLBI’s Personnel Courses

Course Description

Placement Test Result

E0N, E1N, E2N, E3N, E4N

The Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute reserves the right to cancel any course with insufficient course enrollment.

COURSES

ESL1210 - Beginner Reading/Listening Skills

Introduction to the English language with a focus on Reading and Listening Skills to develop comprehension of elementary oral and written expression with vocabulary relevant to the workplace and grammatical structures. Practice with second language learning strategies for understanding written text, basic conversations and note-taking in the university context.

Cours d’initiation aux notions de base de l’anglais centré sur les habiletés de lecture et de compréhension orale et le vocabulaire et la grammaire du discours du travail. Activités de perfectionnement axées sur les stratégies d’apprentissages pour la compréhension de textes écrits, la tenue de conversations simples et la prise de notes en contexte universitaire.

ESL1212 - Elementary Speaking/Writing Skills

Introduction to basic English language Speaking and Writing skills including grammar, vocabulary, spelling and pronunciation. Development of oral communication through guided conversation and short presentations related to the university workplace. Written expression at the sentence level. Language learning strategies for language production in the university context.

Cours d’initiation aux notions de base de l’anglais centré sur les habiletés de production orale et écrite. Activités de perfectionnement de la communication orale à travers des conversations dirigées et de courts exposés reliés au milieu du travail. Exercices d’expression écrite au niveau de la phrase et présentation de stratégies de production langagière en contexte universitaire.

E5, E6

The Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute reserves the right to cancel any course with insufficient course enrollment.

COURSES

ESL2201 - Oral Communication Workshop

The level of the English workshop in Oral Communication Skills depends on the level of the majority of participants who register. OLBI reserves the right to cancel any course with insufficient course enrollment.

ESL2221 - Intermediate Reading/Writing Skills

Development of reading skills and strategies as a basis for writing a variety of university workplace texts (memos, email, summaries) at the paragraph level. Refinement of grammatical and vocabulary knowledge for the university context.

Révision et perfectionnement des habiletés lecture et des stratégies de bases pour la production écrite en milieu de travail universitaire (courriel, mémo, résumé) au niveau du paragraphe. Révision des ressources grammaticales et lexicales à la base de textes produits en milieu universitaire.

ESL2222 - Intermediate Listening/Speaking Skills

Development and refinement of listening and speaking skills as a basis for oral communication in the university workplace. Introduction to critical listening. Practice in note-taking. Production of extended oral discourse. Use of formal and informal registers. Refinement of vocabulary and grammar use and pronunciation skills.

Révision et perfectionnement des habiletés d’écoute et de production orale nécessaire à la communication en milieu de travail universitaire. Mise en pratique de stratégies d’écoute critique, de prise de notes et à la participation dans des interactions de durée prolongée. Introduction aux registres familiers et semi-formels. Renforcement des connaissances grammaticales, lexicales et phonologiques.

ESL2310 – Intermediate Listening/Speaking Skills – Medical and Health Sciences-related

Development and refinement of listening and speaking skills as a basis for oral communication in the business and health sciences context. Introduction to critical listening. Practice in note-taking. Production of extended oral discourse. Use of formal and informal registers. Refinement of vocabulary and grammar use, and pronunciation skills

ESL2311 – Intermediate Reading/Writing Skills – Medical and Health Sciences-related

Development of reading skills and strategies as a basis for writing a variety of texts (summaries, reports, reviews) at the paragraph level. Refinement of grammatical and vocabulary knowledge for the field of business and/or health sciences.

E7, E8, E9

The Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute reserves the right to cancel any course with insufficient course enrollment.

COURSES

ESL2201 - Oral Communication Workshop

The level of the English workshop in Oral Communication Skills depends on the level of the majority of participants who register. OLBI reserves the right to cancel any course with insufficient course enrollment.

ESL3310 – Advanced Listening /Speaking Skills – Medical and Health Sciences-related

Development of critical listening and speaking abilities. Focus on listening strategies and skills in context-reduced speech with varied delivery rates and text types. Systematic exposure to a variety of registers and accents. Practice in understanding the language of meetings, appointments, and interaction in a range of health science contexts with some note-taking. Development of skills for fluent and accurate oral language use in a wide range of administrative and/or health science-related situations as well, including conversation management and self-monitoring skills. Refinement of vocabulary and grammar use, and pronunciation skills.

ESL3311 – Advanced Reading/Writing Skills – Medical and Health Sciences-related

Refinement of reading skills and strategies with regard to a variety of different types of extended texts relevant to the administrative and/or health sciences context. Introduction to critical reading and analysis of idea development. Practice in recognizing tone, intent, bias, and attitude. Development and organization of administrative and/or health sciences-related expository prose in English with an analysis of both formal and informal registers. Practice in achieving appropriateness and accuracy of expression; advanced vocabulary development.

ESL3431 - Advanced Listening/Speaking Skills

Development of listening strategies and skills in context-reduced speech with varied delivery rates and text types. Systematic exposure to a variety of registers and accents. Practice in understanding the language of meetings and assemblies, and taking notes. Development of critical listening skills. Development of skills for fluent and accurate oral language use in a wide range of university workplace situations. Development of conversation management and self-monitoring skills. Refinement of vocabulary and grammar use and pronunciation skills.

ESL3441 - Advanced Reading/Writing Skills

Refinement of reading skills and strategies with regards to a variety of different types of extended texts relevant to the university workplace such as reports. Introduction to critical reading and analysis of idea development. Practice in recognizing tone, intent, bias, and attitude. Development and organization of expository prose in English of the workplace in formal and informal registers. Practice in achieving appropriateness and accuracy of expression; vocabulary development.

Timetable
Winter 2017

January 23 to April 6

COURSES

ESL1212-H

Elementary: Speaking & Writing Skills

30 h

Monday and Wednesday
11:30 am – 1 pm

ESL2221-H

Intermediate: Reading & Writing Skills

30 h

Tuesday and Thursday
11:30 am – 1 pm

ESL3431-H

Advanced: Listening & Speaking Skills CANCELLED

30 h

Thursday
4 pm – 7 pm

 

COURSE OFFERED AT ROGER GUINDON HALL

ESL3310-R

Advanced: Listening & Speaking Skills
From January 24 to March 28, 2017

20 h

Tuesday
5 pm – 7 pm

ORAL COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

ESL2201-H

Intermediate and Advanced Level
From February 21 to February 24, 2017

12 h

Tuesday to Friday
9 am – 12 pm

SPECIALIZED LANGUAGE COURSES ON REQUEST

If your department/unit wishes to organize a specialized course, please contact the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI). 

OLBI reserves the right to cancel any course with insufficient course enrolment. It is therefore essential that you register as soon as possible.

Spring and Summer 2017

May 1st to August 31st

COURSES

ESL1210-S

Elementary: Four Skills
June 6 to July 6, 2017

15 h

Tuesday and Thursday
11:30 am – 1 pm

ESL2221-S

Intermediate: Four Skills
July 10 to August 14, 2017

15 h

Monday and Wednesday
11:30 am – 1 pm

ESL3441-S

Advanced: Four Skills
May 1st to June 5th, 2017

15 h

Monday and Wednesday
11:30 am – 1 pm

 

ORAL COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

ESL2201-S

Intermediate and Advanced Level
From June 12 to June 16, 2017

15 h

Monday to Friday
9 am – 12 pm

SPECIALIZED LANGUAGE COURSES ON REQUEST

If your department/unit wishes to organize a specialized course, please contact the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI). 

OLBI reserves the right to cancel any course with insufficient course enrolment. It is therefore essential that you register as soon as possible.

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