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Part-Time Evening Program

English Language Program


Program Description

The English Language Program at The University Winnipeg will offer part-time English courses beginning in April, 2017.

Who?             Anyone who would like to study English part-time in the evening (including new
                      Canadian Citizens, Refugee Claimants Temporary Foreign Workers and
                      International Students)
Why?             To strengthen your general, professional or academic English skills
When?           Two nights a week (Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays) 6:00 p.m. to
                      9:00 p.m.
Where?          The University of Winnipeg
                      515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
How long?     Between April 17 - July 10
How much?    First time application fee of $110.00 Each course is $450.00


Course Descriptions


English for Intermediate Communication Part I and II                     CLB Level:   5/6/7

  • This is an intermediate level course aimed at developing students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. It also focuses on grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary and is geared toward an academic and workplace context.
  • Skills are developed through both in-class and online exercises.
  • Students who complete English for Intermediate Communication II with a minimum grade of 80% will be eligible to register for English for Academic or Professionals Purposes courses in the Part-time Program.

Course Objectives:

Students who complete Part I of this course successfully will:

  • write moderately complex paragraphs on familiar, concrete topics within academic and workplace contexts
  • write appropriately structured emails to make requests
  • express opinions, agreement and disagreement during a small group discussion or meeting
  • make a formal presentation up to 7 minutes
  • compare and contrast familiar, concrete topics
  • begin to use strategies to summarize/paraphrase
  • give a clear, concise and coherent explanation on a concrete topic
  • skim and scan documents to seek and obtain information
  • comprehend and begin to demonstrate critical analysis of academic text
  • use strategies for actively listen and note taking

Students who complete Part II of this course successfully will:

  • write clear, moderately complex paragraphs on familiar, concrete and some abstract topics within academic and workplace contexts
  • write appropriately structured emails to make requests and suggestions
  • express opinions, agreement and disagreement in moderately demanding contexts
  • make a formal presentation up to 10 minutes
  • compare and contrast familiar, concrete and some abstract concepts
  • use strategies to summarize/paraphrase
  • give a clear, concise and coherent explanation on a concrete or abstract topic
  • skim and scan documents to obtain information
  • comprehend and critically analyze academic text
  • use a variety of strategies for active listening and note taking

English for Academic Writing Part I and II                                    CLB Level:   7 or higher      

  •  This is an advanced writing course for academic purposes aimed at developing academic writing skills needed to succeed in university or college.
  • Skills are developed through both in-class and online exercises.
  • A student who successfully completes both Part I and Part II of English for Academic Writing with a minimum grade of C+ meets the language requirement of UW and will receive three unallocated credits towards a UW degree or diploma.
  • Students must first complete English for Academic Writing Part I before taking English for Academic Writing Part II.

Course Objectives:

Students who complete Part I of this course successfully will:

  • comprehend and critically analyze academic texts of up to five pages
  • use a range of academic vocabulary and complex structures in academic writing
  • write coherent, organized and well-supported expository, compare/contrast, and argumentative essays with some support
  • paraphrase and summarize moderately complex academic texts
  • conduct research and cite sources using APA style guidelines
  • use strategies for proofreading, editing and self-assessing academic work
  • analyze cultural aspects and expectations within a Canadian post-secondary context

Students who complete Part II of this course successfully will:

  • comprehend and critically analyze academic texts of five pages or more
  • use an expanded range of academic vocabulary and complex structures in academic writing
  • write a critique of an academic text with limited support
  • write an argumentative research paper demonstrating knowledge and understanding of a chosen topic with limited support
  • paraphrase and summarize complex academic texts
  • conduct independent research and cite sources using APA style guidelines
  • use a wide range of strategies for proofreading, editing and self-assessing academic work
  • analyze cultural aspects and expectations within Canadian post-secondary context

 
English for Academic Learning and Speaking                                CLB Level:   7 or higher      

  • This is an advanced level speaking and listening course for academic purposes aimed at developing students’ English language skills while building the study, critical thinking and meta-cognitive skills needed to succeed in a university environment.
  • Skills are developed through both in-class and online exercises.
  • The class consists of two twelve-week parts: English for Academic Learning and English for Academic Speaking. Students may enter the course at the beginning of either part.
  • A student who successfully completes both sections of English for Academic Learning and Speaking receives three unallocated credits towards an undergraduate degree.

Course Objectives:

Students who complete the Academic Learning course successfully will:

  • understand the norms and cultural expectations within a Canadian university context
  • use appropriate language for a university context
  • understand and use academic vocabulary
  • set and work toward specific language learning goals
  • understand the format and structure of lectures, presentations and research papers
  • develop critical thinking and meta-cognitive skills
  • employ research skills to support academic work
  • speak comprehensibly and with clear pronunciation
  • participate actively in the classroom by clarifying, questioning, discussing
  • present information and persuasive arguments
  • develop strategies for listening to lectures and taking detailed notes
  • understand and use memory techniques before class, in class and following class as well as on written exams
  • work as a team with other students on group assignments
  • build strong working relationships with fellow students and instructors through intercultural communication and negotiation
  • use appropriate technology to support learning goals
  • use effective time and stress management skills to maintain mental wellness while studying

Students who complete the Academic Speaking course successfully will:

  • understand the norms and cultural expectations of a Canadian university classroom
  • understand the norms and expectations within a Canadian university context
  • use appropriate language for a university context
  • understand and use academic vocabulary in context
  • use effective language for debate and discussion
  • speak comprehensibly and with clear pronunciation
  • participate actively in the classroom (through clarifying questioning, discussing)
  • present information and ideas to a class both formally and informally
  • facilitate group discussion by paraphrasing and summarizing key points and supporting details
  • work as a team with other students on group assignments
  • build strong working relationships with fellow students and instructors through intercultural communication and negotiation

 
English for Business Professionals                                                   CLB Level:   7 or higher      

  • This course is for internationally educated business professionals or entrepreneurs with a background in the management of a commercial or industrial business who would like to resume or advance in their careers in Manitoba.
  • Students who successfully complete this course will develop new skills and sharpen existing skills in occupation-related speaking, listening, reading, and writing tasks and assignments.
  • This class includes guest speakers, multimedia materials for language practice, and intercultural competency.
  • Skills are developed through both in-class and online exercises.

Course Objectives:

Skills and topics include:

    • Examining workplace culture and integration
    • Exploring business organizations in Manitoba
    • Writing and presenting a business proposal/plan
    • Conducting and participating in interviews and meetings
    • Giving clear instructions
    • Learning and applying business idioms to workplace contexts
    • Using  culturally appropriate non-verbal communication
    • Networking and strategies for establishing credibility
    • Communicating effectively with supervisors, co-workers and clients
    • Communicating effectively on the telephone
    • Giving effective oral presentations
    • Building listening comprehension strategies
    • Making a clear explanation
    • Reading and understanding documents that are commonly used by business professionals (such as reports, best-practices articles)
    • Preparing clear and concise workplace documents (such as memos, reports and instructions)
    • Proof-reading and revising written documents
    • Improving grammar, spelling and mechanics relevant to business situations

Click the following link for the printable version of the course descriptions: UW Part-Time Evening English Program Course Descriptions

Course Schedule: Spring 2017

English for Intermediate Communication I           M / W    6:00 - 9:00 PM    April 17 - July 10, 2017

English for Intermediate Communication II          T / Th   6:00 - 9:00 PM    April 18 - July 6, 2017

English for Business Professionals                      M / W    6:00 - 9:00 PM    April 17 - July 10, 2017

English for Academic Learning & Speaking I         M / W    6:00 - 9:00 PM    April 17 - July 10, 2017

English for Academic Learning & Speaking II        M / W    6:00 - 9:00 PM    April 17 - July 10, 2017

English for Academic Writing I                            T / Th    6:00 - 9:00 PM    April 18 - July 6, 2017

English for Academic Writing II                           T / Th    6:00 - 9:00 PM    April 18 - July 6, 2017

Click the following link for the printable version of the schedule: UW Part-Time Evening English Program Schedule - Spring 2017


Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to frequently asked questions click the following link: UW Part-Time Evening English Program - FAQs


Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

NOTE: Course placement is based on the most current CLB level or standardized test score.

Institutional Placement Test

2017 Placement Test Dates

Winter 2017[PDF]


To Apply

1. Print and complete the application with required documentation.

2. Submit the completed application forms, fees and required documents in-person, via mail, or email to:

Registration Office
The English Language Program
The University of Winnipeg
Room 1C15-515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 2E9

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. and 4: 30 p.m.
Email: infoelp@uwinnipeg.ca


Register Now for UW Part -Time Evening English Program 


For More Information

Call 204.982.1703 or email infoelp@uwinnipeg.ca