This English language training is designed for students to develop fluent basic ability to understand and communicate orally and in writting in both formal and informal situations.   Themes will focus on Canadian culture and information about life in Canada, such as how to look for and find employment in Canada.

Listening

This course will help students understand:

  • short social exchanges containing introductions, casual small talk, and leave-taking.
  • common, sequentially presented instructions and directions related to familiar, everyday situations of personal relevance.
  • short communication intended to influence or persuade others in familiar, everyday situations. 
  • short descriptive or narrative communication on topics of personal relevance. 

Speaking 

Students will learn to:

  • use a range of courtesy formulas and some casual small talk in short, one-on-one or small group interactions
  • participate in very short, simple phone calls; give a set of simple, common, routine instructions and directions to a familiar person
  • make and respond to a range of requests and offers
  • ask for and give information about needs and feelings related to common everyday activities; give brief descriptions of personal experiences, situations, or simple processes, such as getting goods or services.

Reading

This course will help students understand:

  • simple personal social messages within predictable contexts of daily experiences.
  • short, simple, clearly sequenced instructions and instructional texts for familiar everyday situations.
  • the purpose, main idea, key information, and specific details in simple, short texts related to everyday familiar and personally relevant situations and topics

and get information from:

  • simple standard reference texts
  • simple formatted texts
  • short business or service texts
Writing


Students will learn to 

  • convey short, personal, informal social messages on topics related to familiar everyday situations
  • copy or record an expanded range of information from short texts for personal use
  • complete simple forms that require basic personal or familiar information and some responses to simple questions
  • write simple business or service messages
  • write a short paragraph to describe a familiar situation, event, personal experience, or future plan.