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English Essentials

Advance your English skills on your own time and at your own pace. 

What's it all about?

  • Each module is designed to help advance English language skills in a flexible, engaging online format. 
  • Learners can choose to take one, a few or all of the modules.
  • Each module is self-paced to allow participants to take their time and complete the activities whenever they like. 
  • Modules typically take three-hours to work through, however learners will have unlimited access even once they have completed them.  
  • The modules contain engaging activities and built-in feedback. 

Modules & Topics

This module walks learners through critical reading skills and text evaluation techniques.

Topics include:

  • Fundamentals of critical reading
  • Understanding implications and making inference
  • Detecting bias

The writing module addresses how to develop written arguments.

Topics include:

  • Planning
  • Building strong arguments
  • Refuting counterarguments

How to building sentences that deliver what you want to say and create the perception you wish to convey is covered in this module.

Topics include:

  • Recognizing phrases, clauses and sentences
  • Avoiding common sentence structure errors

Creating and communicating ideas in a logical and grammatically correct sentence is taught in this module. 

Topics include:

  • Cohesion vs. coherence
  • Creating cohesion
  • Enhancing coherence

This module will discuss how to plan for effective presentations. 

Topics include:

  • Considering purpose and audience
  • Developing and organizing content
  • Creating and effectively using visuals

Fees: Each module is $25+HST.

Schedule: All modules are asynchronous and can be taken at your own pace, and whenever best suits you. 

Format: Online streaming of recorded videos, presentations and activities. 


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