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Professional English as a Second Language

Certificate of Completion | 95411

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Program Overview

The online Professional English as a Second Language certificate* incorporates exceptionally rich and interactive multimedia lessons that simulate a wide variety of business-related communication situations. Our courses place a strong focus on comprehension, written and spoken expression, professional English vocabulary and grammar while incorporating interesting aspects from English 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 or classmates, providing you with individualized attention and support. 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.

*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 Professional English as a Second Language certificate in one year rather than two when starting at Level 1. 

Additional Information

Choosing your Program
The Everyday English as a Second Language Certificate and Professional English as a Second Language certificates share the same curriculum for Levels 1-3. Focus on professional communication and specialized business vocabulary occurs at levels 4-6. However, you 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: Neither the Everyday nor the Professional English as a Second Language certificates qualify for General Education or Diploma Level English credit.


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Silva Sola
416.675.6622 Ext. 74086

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