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Everyday English as a Second Language

Certificate of Completion | 94711

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 practise 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 1. However, students must complete at least Levels 5 and 6 to receive the certificate.

*Offered in conjunction with Rosetta Stone®

Additional Information

English Language Placement Test

The placement test was designed to help you informally assess your English language proficiency to gain a better idea of which course to begin your English studies. If you have no previous English language experience, you are welcome to take the test but should register into English 1. The placement test focuses on knowledge of basic grammatical structures - it does not evaluate oral and written skills. The placement test contains 50 multiple choice questions. It is recommended that you take the test without the use of any study aids to obtain a more accurate result. Once the test is completed, your results will be emailed to you. Take the English Placement Test now.

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 4. Students must complete at least Levels 5 and 6 to receive the Professional English as a Second Language certificate.

 Online program highlights include:

  • lessons provided in partnership with Rosetta Stone®
  • 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

Testimonials

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 English credit in diploma/degree programs.

Curriculum

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Course Name 2023/2024 Academic Year 2024/2025 Academic Year
Compulsory Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
ENG 195: Everyday English as a Second Language 5
ENG 196: Everyday English as a Second Language 6
Electives
ENG 191: Everyday English as a Second Language 1
ENG 192: Everyday English as a Second Language 2
ENG 193: Everyday English as a Second Language 3
ENG 194: Everyday English as a Second Language 4

Compulsory Courses

ENG 195 Everyday English as a Second Language 5
 
Building upon already strong conversation and comprehension skills, Everyday English 5 allows students to become further immersed in the English language and culture. Exploring themes like communication, correspondence and banking, students will engage in in-depth video lessons on such themes as art, technology, the environment and aerospace, which will help them develop the listening strategies and communicative confidence to interact in the English speaking world.

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ENG 196 Everyday English as a Second Language 6
 
While operating at a near proficient level of English, students in Everyday English 6 will perfect their knowledge of advanced grammar and English-speaking culture by exploring such text-based and video themes as living in the modern world, tourism, health, politics and science. Through a continued focus on the four skill areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking, students will master their competence of the authentic English they will encounter in daily life and the business world.

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Electives

ENG 191 Everyday English as a Second Language 1
 
Whether you want to learn English to travel, enhance your career or just to have fun, Everyday ESL 1 is the right place to begin. Learn to speak English in an interactive and engaging online language learning environment. Besides improving your speaking skills, you will also engage in the language through listening, reading and writing. Some of the topics covered in Everyday ESL 1 include greetings, work, travel and shopping.

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ENG 192 Everyday English as a Second Language 2
 
Building on the successes of Everyday ESL1, this course will continue to explore one of the most spoken languages in the world. Interactive and engaging online learning activities allow the student to focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing as they learn about culture in the English speaking world and explore the themes of family, free time, telephone and work.

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ENG 193 Everyday English as a Second Language 3
 
Everyday ESL 3 takes you further along your journey of learning the English language. At this level, the student will explore topics like dining, business and making presentations in a fully interactive and engaging online language learning environment that continues to enhance speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

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ENG 194 Everyday English as a Second Language 4
 
Designed to further expand your knowledge of the English language, students in Everyday English 4 will explore the themes of fashion, technology, health and business negotiations through a combination of interactive and engaging online language learning activities. A continued focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing allows students to interact in English with greater confidence.

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Contact Us

Humber Continuous Professional Learning Liberal Arts & Sciences
416.675.6622 ext. 4554
cplliberalarts@humber.ca


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