Focus of Study :
This Program focuses on: Core Courses include six levels of English Essentials, Reading and Writing; optional Courses are Pronunciation, Grammar and Speaking; co-enrolment in ESL and degree/diploma programs; and access to Computer Assisted Language Learning and Learning Support - Tutoring Centres.
The English for Academic purposes offers 16 week sessions throughout the academic year. Students enrolled in the Program receive 25 hours of in-class instruction each week.
The Program offers 6 levels of English classes, from beginning to advanced. During orientation, students take a language proficiency test to help determine the level best-suited to their ability. Students’ academic performances are continually evaluated and grade reports are issued at the end of each session.
The Program’s comprehensive curriculum features core courses emphasizing reading, writing, listening, and speaking. In addition to attending regular classes, students can also select from various elective courses to study areas such as pronunciation, oral fluency, and conversational course.
Programs begin in January, May, July, and September and Students at advanced ESL levels may combine ESL with diploma/degree courses. Successful program completion meets the English requirement for all academic programs at Okanagan College.