Start building your English Foundation, or expand the skills you already have with English Communication
Begin your English journey by focusing on foundational English skills to give you a solid base to grow from.
If you’re at a higher level, our English Communication courses will help you target specific communication skills to increase your fluency.
In Australia, this program falls under CRICOS Course Code: 0101688 General English Program
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, New Delhi
1 week minimum
Choose any schedule
Every Monday except the last week of a session
English Foundation courses: Beginner 1 to Intermediate 1
English Communication courses: Intermediate 1 to Advanced 2
Once you arrive on campus, choose CORE CLASSES and SKILLS CLASSES that fit your schedule, personal interests, language level, and study goals.
Beginner students will take English Foundation classes. Intermediate to Advanced students can choose from any of the below English Communication classes, or choose from our Business English, Academic and Test Preparation, or Creative and Cultural English classes.
*Class selection is subject to availability and may vary depending on enrolment.
In Discussion Circle, you will sharpen your speaking, listening, debating and presentation skills through exploring news, articles and documentaries on a variety of fascinating topics such as art, sports, psychology, food, science and technology. You will express and support opinions, build and use a wide range of vocabulary and present ideas in class.
- Language Levels: A2
- Locations: Vancouver, Montréal
English Communication focuses on improving your general communicative ability in English for everyday communication. The course has a strong focus on listening and speaking skills, as well as, reading and writing skills with integrated grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary. In English Communication, you will improve your:
- - confidence communicating in English in a variety of everyday situations in small group activities and lively classroom discussions
- - conversation and presentation strategies
- - speaking fluency and accuracy
- - listening, speaking, reading and writing skills with integrated grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary
- - productive grammar and functions in daily use
- - active vocabulary for a wide variety of topics
English Foundation focuses on the core language skills you need for a solid English foundation. You will develop communicative ability in English, including core listening, speaking, reading and writing, grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary. In the English Foundation course, you will improve your:
- - Confidence communicating in English in a variety of everyday situations
- - Speaking fluency and accuracy
- - Listening, reading and speaking for daily communication, discussions and presentations
- - Writing well-structured sentences
- - Grammar and vocabulary
Speaking Dynamics and Excellence provide an authentic learning environment to use English in meaningful, real communication and develop language skills useful in real life. Speaking Dynamics uses a wide variety of authentic, real-world materials to help you become an effective communicator. You will focus on speaking fluency and accuracy, informal discussion skills, reading and listening skills, presentation skills, debating and use of persuasive language. By the end of Speaking Dynamics, you will have the interpersonal communication skills to feel comfortable, focused, and strong speaking in one-to-one, small and large group situations.
Speaking Dynamics and Excellence provide an authentic learning environment to use English in meaningful, real communication and develop language skills useful in real life. Speaking Dynamics uses a wide variety of authentic, real-world materials to help you become an effective communicator. You will focus on speaking fluency and accuracy, informal discussion skills, reading and listening skills, presentation skills, debating and use of persuasive language. By the end of Speaking Excellence, you will be able to demonstrate improved critical thinking skills, express opinions on controversial issues, and have the complex language structures to express irony, problem-solving skills and debate.
Learn how to communicate and express yourself more confidently. Improve your fluency and learn new ways to express yourself for positive, clear and open communication. This is a fluency class with lots of fun speaking and non-verbal behaviour activities.
Improve your speaking fluency! You will learn useful English phrases for conversations on a wide variety of interesting topics. You will build your speaking confidence as you learn new conversation skills and strategies.
Learn how to present your opinions and discuss them with other students. Debating will build your speaking fluency, note-taking, critical thinking and listening skills. You will have fun learning how to debate on a wide variety of interesting topics.
Public Speaking & Listening with TED Talks helps students master the skills of effective public speaking. Students model the preparation and delivery of presentations on TED Talks, the best public presentations in the world today. Students learn how to organise a speech, how to create slides to support their speech and how to deliver it effectively. During the course, students will have the opportunity to develop critical thinking and communication skills, as well as train their listening skills, build fluency and confidence and improve all aspects of pronunciation to take their speaking to the next level.
Improve your pronunciation and clarity speaking English. In the Pronunciation class, there are a wide variety of activities to improve your pronunciation of words, sentence stress, accent and intonation.
Use and practice new vocabulary for a wide range of interesting and useful topics. You will expand your knowledge of everyday vocabulary, expressions and idioms, and develop strategies for learning new vocabulary.