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Oral Communication for Professionals

English Language Program


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Develop English language listening and speaking skills, improve employment and learn how to build good working relationships with your employer and colleagues while understanding the norms and culture of the Canadian workplace.

Our new program brings four courses that allow participants to learn effective communication principles and apply them to the workplace. Whether you are in business, accounting, engineering or another industry, our qualified English language instructors and flexible, convenient learning environment will help you succeed in your career. Choose from:


Oral Communication for Professionals

  • understand and use professional vocabulary
  • speak clearly with proper pronunciation
  • use grammar correctly in a professional setting
  • present information and ideas
  • facilitate group discussions
  • work as a team
  • navigate cultural differences in the Canadian workplace

Course Factsheet


Oral Communication for Business Professionals

  • conduct interviews
  • understand and participate in meetings
  • give instructions
  • use business terminologies and idioms
  • communicate your message clearly
  • create effective presentations
  • navigate cultural differences in the Canadian workplace

Course Factsheet


Oral Communication for Accounting Professionals

  • improve pronunciation and writing skills
  • use grammar relevant to accounting and business
  • understand and participate in meetings
  • make ethical decisions related to accounting
  • use business terminologies and idioms
  • communicate effectively on the telephone
  • navigate cultural differences in the Canadian workplace

Course Factsheet


Oral Communication for Engineering Professionals

  • understand differences in Canadian leadership and management styles
  • network with your peers
  • communicate technical concepts and complex ideas
  • express your opinion
  • share stories using the pyramid writing technique
  • create effective presentations
  • navigate cultural differences in the Canadian workplace

Course Factsheet


Program Details

Length: 6 Hours/week - classes and group meetings

Dates:  September 21 - December 11, 2020

Format: Alternate Delivery

Schedule: Synchronous classes take place from 7-8:30 p.m. CST on Tuesdays via Zoom

Application Fee: $120 (required for 1st time applicants only. If you apply to another UW program in the future, your application fee will be waived)

Tuition Fee: $500/course

Course Placement

A high intermediate/Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 6 or higher is recommended for this course. Applicants who do not have a previous test score will be contacted by the Program Coordinator to determine if this course is suitable. Students will take a free online placement test after submitting their application and paying the course fees.


How to Apply

  1. Please download and complete the Application Form [PDF];
  2. Submit the completed application form via email to: infoelp@uwinnipeg.ca

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