English Language Program - Certificate (2017/18)
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The English Language Program at the College of the Rockies provides instruction in English language skills for academic and communicative purposes for students wishing to learn English as a second language. The courses in the program are articulated in the Articulation Guide for English as a Second Language as English for Academic Purposes courses at Levels I, II, III and IV. The goal of the English Language Program is to improve the English skills of intermediate to advanced level students in all the skill areas (reading, writing, speaking and listening), as well as to prepare students for further academic study.
This program is an intensive academic English program that will prepare students for college level courses. The College of the Rockies English language program begins at the intermediate level of language instruction, and as such there is no beginner level.
In our program, students attend English classes for 22.5 hours per week. Students develop skills in academic reading and writing, grammar and vocabulary in ELP 50, 60, 70; students develop academic listening, speaking, pronunciation and communication skills in ELP 55, 65 and 75.
ELP 89 is a very intensive college preparation course which is 9 hours per week in the Fall and Winter semesters, and 18 hours per week in the Spring semester. Students in ELP 89 can take other academic courses at the same time. ELP 89 is not offered during the summer semester.
Placement Test: students whose second language is English wishing to study at the College of the Rockies are required to take the Test of English Language Proficiency (TELP). The TELP is scheduled at three different times during the year: Late August, Early January and Late April. The TELP takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete and measures competency in listening, grammar, reading, vocabulary, academic writing skills and speaking. Based on their score, students are put into the level that best helps them to develop English language skills.
Many of our programs and courses will allow you to transfer to other colleges and universities in Canada. You can also apply to get transfer credits from past courses that will to go towards completing your program here at College of the Rockies.
Learn how to transfer your courses to College of the Rockies
If you would like to continue your studies our courses transfer to a wide number of Canadian colleges and universities. If you are transferring to a BC college or university visit the BC Transfer website to see if our courses transfer to that institution.
Course Outline for: English Language Program - Certificate