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Everyday English as a Second Language

Certificate of Completion | 94711 | Online

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Program Overview

The online Everyday English as a Second Language (ESL) certificate* incorporates exceptionally rich multimedia lessons and provides you with an interactive learning experience that simulates a wide variety of everyday communication situations. Our courses place a strong focus on comprehension, written and spoken expression, English vocabulary, and English grammar, while incorporating interesting aspects from North American culture.

We have enhanced our online language courses in a number of ways, which go beyond traditional online learning environments. Our virtual classroom allows you to drop in and speak face-to-face with your instructor and classmates four times during the course to ask questions and practice speaking. Our online courses further build a strong community of learners through online discussion forums in English. The courses will also provide you with a vast array of additional resources beyond the required course material.

Students looking to earn the Everyday English as a Second Language Certificate can begin their studies at their appropriate level rather than having to start at level one. However, students must complete at least Levels 5 and 6 to receive the certificate.

*Offered in conjunction with Rosetta Stone®

Intensive Program

Students can now choose to complete English 1 & 2, 3 & 4 or 5 & 6 in the same semester. This stream will allow students to complete the Everyday English as a Second Language certificate in one year rather than two if starting from Level 1.

Additional Information

Professional English as a Second Language Certificate

Students who have graduated from our Everyday English as a Second Language certificate and wish to continue their ESL studies can register into our online Professional English as a Second Language certificate. Students should enter the professional stream at a higher level, as focus on professional communication and specialized business vocabulary begin at level four. Students must complete at least levels five and six to receive the Professional English as a Second Language certificate.

 Online program highlights include:

  • lessons provided in partnership with Rosetta Stone®, including pronunciation practice software

  • individualized language support from your professor

  • access to a variety of supplementary web-based language learning resources

  • online quizzes to test your knowledge and allow your professor to evaluate your progress

  • discussion boards to practise writing with your instructor and classmates

  • virtual office hours with your professor, hosted in our virtual classroom

  • conversation clubs for language practice with your classmates, hosted in our virtual classroom

  • final oral exam online


The lessons are an excellent learning tool, because they use sight, writing, speaking, exercises and games, so every sense is challenged and you don't get bored. I enhanced different parts of my language skills, such as grammar, speech, reading and listening. In the virtual classroom, learners can talk to the teacher/instructor and to each other. The instructor is very personal and adjusts to your skill level. The virtual classroom allows learners to attend sessions from anywhere in the world. Overall, I enjoy learning with this program and would definitely recommend it!

-- Marion

The online languages course is convenient, flexible and easy to access at my own pace. The lessons are great for learning a second language. I can complete lessons during my lunch time, before I go to bed or on the weekends. If I have any questions, I send messages to the instructor, who responds quickly. The virtual classroom is helpful for practising conversation, so I use it every chance I get.

--Joanne H.

Note: Courses in the English as a Second Language certificates do not qualify for General Education credit.


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Silva Sola
416.675.6622 ext. 74086

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