Certificate of Proficiency in Written English – Workplace Communication (Online)

Most second language learners are able to reach an adequate level of fluency in oral communication. Mastery of written communication, however, demands more time and effort. This imbalance between speaking and writing a second language is often a problem for people actively seeking to advance in their careers.

In order to help these people acquire the proficiency and confidence needed to accomplish a variety of professional tasks in written English, the Department of Language and Intercultural Communication is offering an online program designed for effective written communication in the workplace: the Certificate of Proficiency in Written English – Workplace Communication.



Session dates

Fall 2016: September 26 – December 2
Winter 2017: January 23 – March 31
Spring/ Summer 2017: April 18 – June 26 


$350 CAD per course

$35.85 CAD for the Placement Test of Written English

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For more information:
Paola Samano
paola [dot] samano [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)