Language and Intercultural Communication

Program Details


Certificate of Proficiency in Written English

Objectives

The non credit Certificate of Proficiency in Written English - Workplace Communication is designed to offer an intense training in written English as a Second/Foreign Language, from the mid intermediate to the advanced level. For each level, the program includes specific language objectives, various forms of writing commonly used in the workplace, and strategies for effective written communication. It is designed for the acquisition of the linguistic, communicative and pragmatic competency needed in workplace contexts, and comprises a stringent pedagogical follow-up. The program's three levels are compatible with national and international frameworks of reference for languages, such as the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB), the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines, and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Courses

Number Title Prerequisites Available Times
Fall 2023 Winter 2024 Spring/Summer 2024 Fall 2024
Program Courses
YCGL 215 English Grammar at Work
YCGL 216 English Grammar and Writing in Context 1 Placement Test of Written English (PTWE) or Permission of the Director
YCGL 315 English Grammar and Writing in Context 2 YCGL 215 and YCGL 216, Placement Test of Written English (PTWE) or Permission of the Director
YCGL 316 English Vocabulary for the Workplace CEGL 215 and CEGL 216, Placement Test of Written English (PTWE) or Permission of the Director
YCGL 415 English Training Techniques for the Workplace YCGL 315 and YCGL 316, Placement Test of Written English (PTWE) or Permission of the Director
YCGL 416 English Written Communication Strategies for the W YCGL 315 and YCGL 316, Placement Test of Written English (PTWE) or Permission of the Director