Academic Development in English (ESL 0120)


ESL 0120 course

Course components

  • English for Academic Purposes: Working with University of Ottawa professors, students use online resources and tools to develop their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills to effectively comprehend and communicate ideas in an academic context. They learn the discourse structures, grammar, and vocabulary required for effective communication in their fields of study and develop critical thinking and study skills. 
  • Academic English Enrichment: Working with a teaching assistant from the University of Ottawa, students gain additional opportunities to master the academic language skills developed in the course. Emphasis is also given to helping students develop effective academic presentations and collaborate productively on group assignments. 
  • Interactive Learning Community: Students develop communicative and teamwork skills and acquire a sense of belonging in the university community by connecting with classmates. 

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Course schedule

Two course delivery options are offered for this course:

  • Full distance learning (online)
  • Hybrid (a combination of in-class learning and distance learning)

Please refer to the schedule below for the option of your choice.

Schedule – Distance Learning option

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7 a.m.

9 a.m.                       

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes

9 a.m.

10 a.m.

Academic English Enrichment

Academic English Enrichment

Academic English Enrichment

Academic English Enrichment

Academic English Enrichment

 

Schedule – Hybrid option

Dates: September 7 – December 10, 2021

Time   

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10 a.m.

1 p.m.

English for Academic Purposes
(on campus)

English for Academic Purposes
(online)

English for Academic Purposes
(online)

English for Academic Purposes
(on campus)

English for Academic Purposes
(online)

1  p.m.

2:30 p.m.                                    

Break

2:30 p.m.

4 p.m.

Academic English Enrichment
(on campus)

Academic English Enrichment
(online)

Sociocultural Activities
(on campus)

Academic English Enrichment
(on campus)

Academic English Enrichment
(online)

 

*In addition to the schedule above, students follow a self-directed learning schedule of approximately six hours per week.  Schedule is subject to change. 

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