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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 January, 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?      January 16 - April 3, 2017
How much?    $450.00 per course



Course Descriptions


English for Academic Foundations Part 1 and II                CLB Level:   5/6/7

  • This is an intermediate level course focused on developing students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. It also focuses on grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary and is geared toward an academic context.
  • Skills are developed through both in-class and online exercises.
  • Students who complete English for Academic Foundations 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 contexts
  • 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
  • use strategies to summarize/paraphrase
  • give a clear, concise and coherent explanation on a concrete topic
  • use the Internet to seek and obtain information
  • comprehend and begin to demonstrate critical analysis of academic text
  • begin to use strategies for actively listen and take good notes

Students who complete Part II of this course successfully will:

  • write clear, moderately complex texts on familiar, concrete topics within academic contexts
  • 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
  • use the Internet to seek and obtain information
  • comprehend and critically analyze academic text
  • use strategies to actively listen and take good notes

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

  •  This is an advanced writing course for academic purposes. This course consists of two twelve-week sections. It focuses on the development of academic writing skills needed to succeed in an undergraduate, post-secondary context.
  • 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 in order to take 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 5 pages
  • use an expanded range of academic vocabulary and complex structures  in academic writing
  • write coherent, organized and well-supported expository, compare/contrast, and argumentative essays
  • Paraphrase and summarize academic texts
  • conduct independent research and cite sources using APA style guidelines
  • use strategies for proofreading, editing and self-assessing academic work
  • Analyze cultural aspects and expectations within the Canadian classroom

 Students who complete Part II of this course successfully will:

  • comprehend and critically analyze academic texts of 5 pages or more
  • independently write a critique of an academic text
  • independently write an argumentative research paper demonstrating knowledge and understanding of a chosen topic
  • paraphrase and summarize academic texts
  • conduct independent research and cite sources using APA style guidelines
  • analyze cultural aspects and expectations within Canadian post-secondary institutions

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

  •  This is an advanced level speaking and listening course for academic purposes. This class will develop students’ English language skills while building the study, technology, critical thinking and meta-cognitive skills needed to thrive in a university environment.
  • 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.
  • Skills are developed through both in-class and online exercises.
  • A student who successfully completes both sections of English for Academic Learning and Speaking will receive three unallocated credits towards a UW degree or diploma.

Course Objectives:

Students who complete the Academic Learning course successfully will:

  • understand the norms and culture of the Canadian University classroom
  • set and work toward specific language learning goals
  • use good time and stress management skills to stay healthy while studying
  • develop critical thinking and meta-cognitive skills
  • understand the format and structure of lectures, presentations and research papers
  • employ research skills to support their academic work
  • speak comprehensibly with clear pronunciation
  • use appropriate grammar for a University classroom
  • participate actively in the classroom (through clarifications, questions, discussion)
  • present information and persuasive arguments
  • develop strategies for listening to lectures and taking notes
  • understand and use memory techniques before class, in class and following class as well as on written exams
  • understand and use academic vocabulary
  • work as a team with other students on group assignments
  • build good working relationships with fellow students and instructors across cultural barriers
  • use appropriate technology to support their learning goals

Students who complete the Academic Speaking course successfully will:

  • understand and use academic vocabulary
  • speak comprehensibly with good pronunciation
  • use appropriate grammar for a university classroom
  • participate actively in the classroom (through clarifications, questions, discussion)
  • present information and ideas to a class
  • facilitate group discussion
  • work as a team with other students on group assignments
  • build good working relationships with fellow students & instructors
  • understand the norms and culture of the Canadian university classroom

 
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
  • 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
  • Listening comprehension strategies
  • Making a clear explanation
  • Reading comprehension for documents that are commonly used by business/IT professionals (such as reports, best-practices articles)
  • Preparing documents (such as memos, reports and instructions) that are concise and clear
  • Proof-reading and revising written documents
  • Grammar, spelling and mechanics relevant to business/IT situations.
Click the following link for the printable version of the course descriptions: UW Part-Time Evening English Program Course Descriptions


Course Schedule: Winter 2017

English for Academic Foundations Part I             M / W    6:00 - 9:00 PM    January 16 – April 3, 2017

English for Academic Foundations Part II            T / Th    6:00 - 9:00 PM   January 17 – March 30, 2017

English for Business Professionals                      M / W    6:00 - 9:00 PM    January 16 – April 3, 2017

English for Academic Learning & Speaking Part I  M / W    6:00 - 9:00 PM    January 16 – April 3, 2017

English for Academic Writing Part I                     T / Th    6:00 - 9:00 PM    January 24 – April 13, 2017

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

Course Schedule: Spring 2017 - Coming soon

Frequently Asked Questions

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


To Apply

1. Print and complete the application with required documentation.

2. Submit the completed application forms, fees and required documents to:

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

Register Now for UW Part -Time Evening English Program 


For More Information

Call 204.982.1703 or email infoelp@uwinnipeg.ca