English for Professional Communication (30 credits)

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Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm.     Degree: Certificate Prof Engl for Prof Comm

Program Requirements

This award-winning part-time certificate program has been designed to enable students to master English oral and written linguistic and communication skills necessary to function effectively in a professional anglophone environment.

The program is the equivalent of one year of full-time university studies, requires the completion of ten 3-credit courses, and starts at the low-intermediate level (courses CEEN 211 and CEEN 212). Students with a basic or an elementary knowledge of English will need to complete non-credit prerequisite courses before entering the program. The overall program structure is divided into two modules:

1) The Non-Credit Module comprises three prerequisite courses (one at the basic level and two at the elementary level) of 60 hours each.

2) The Credit Module consists of ten 3-credit courses of 39 hours each. It includes courses at the 200, 300, and 400 levels.

The program is offered three times a year: in Fall and Winter for a period of 12 weeks (Non-Credit Module) and 13 weeks (Credit Module), and in Spring for a period of nine weeks. Courses are offered during the evening and on Saturday mornings.

Every student registered in a credit or non-credit course has exclusive access to online pedagogical material and other resources through the myCourses platform. This allows students to participate in virtual projects and/or reinforce their language training on an individual basis and at their own pace. The communication tools integrated in myCourses further consolidate the individual pedagogical support offered by the lecturer.

The program leads, under certain conditions, to the Certificate of Proficiency - English for Professional Communication. See School of Continuing Studies > Areas of Study > Languages > English Language Programs > Certificate of Proficiency - English for Professional Communication Overview > Certificate of Proficiency – English for Professional Communication: Academic Regulations.
The level of this certificate corresponds to the Advanced Level recognized by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

Prerequisite Courses - Non-Credit Module

  • CEGL 102 Basic English (11 CE units)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English (CCE) : For students with little or no knowledge of English, classes will provide instruction in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Course content, including grammatical structures, phonetics and thematic vocabulary, is aimed at helping the students develop the basic linguistic and communicative skills required to operate in simple day-to-day situations. / Conçu pour les débutants, ce cours vise à apprendre aux étudiants à écouter, parler, lire et écrire en anglais à un niveau de base. Les contenus du cours, notamment la grammaire, la phonétique et un vocabulaire thématique, aideront les étudiants à développer les aptitudes linguistiques et communicatives de base dont ils ont besoin pour interagir dans des situations simples de la vie quotidienne.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • 60 hours

    • Prerequisite: Entrance Placement Test or Permission of Program Director

    • Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

  • CEGL 104 Elementary English 1 (11 CE units)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English (CCE) : For students with basic knowledge of English, classes will provide instruction in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Course content, including grammar, phonetics, thematic vocabulary and functional expressions, is aimed at helping the students develop the basic linguistic and communicative skills required to operate in simple social contexts. / Conçu pour les étudiants qui ont une connaissance de base de l'anglais, ce cours vise à développer les quatre savoirs : écouter, parler, lire et écrire. Les contenus du cours, notamment la grammaire, la phonétique, un vocabulaire thématique et des expressions usuelles, aideront les étudiants à consolider les aptitudes linguistiques et communicatives dont ils ont besoin pour interagir dans des situations simples de la vie sociale.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Yong He Lee (Fall) Patricia Tokai (Winter)

    • 60 hours

    • Prerequisite: CEGL 102 or Entrance Placement Test or Permission of the Director

  • CEGL 106 Elementary English 2 (11 CE units)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English (CCE) : Instruction in listening, speaking, reading and writing English, including grammar, phonetics, thematic vocabulary and functional expressions, is aimed at helping students develop the linguistic and communicative skills required to operate in various simple social and cultural contexts./ Ce cours vise à développer la compréhension et l'expression orales, la lecture et l'écriture en langue anglaise. Il inclut l'étude de la grammaire, de la phonétique, du vocabulaire thématique et des expressions usuelles. Il vise aussi à aider les étudiants à acquérir les compétences linguistiques et communicatives dont ils ont besoin pour interagir dans des situations socioculturelles simples mais variées.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Elizabeth Davidson, Patricia Tokai, Anna Manno (Fall) Elizabeth Davidson, Melanie Stuy (Winter)

    • 60 hours

    • Prerequisite: CEGL 104 or Entrance Placement Test or Permission of the Director

Required Courses (30 credits)

  • CEEN 211 Functional English Grammar/Writing 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : Designed for students at a Low Intermediate level wishing to acquire competency in reading and writing at this level. Vocabulary and grammar through written/oral exercises and communicative activities embedded in social/work related situations, including linguistic accuracy needed in socio-cultural settings and in professional life. / Ce cours s'adresse aux étudiants de niveau intermédiaire bas qui veulent développer, en compréhension et expression écrites, une compétence propre à ce niveau. L'étude du vocabulaire et de la grammaire se fait par le biais d'exercices écrits et oraux, ainsi que par des activités communicatives contextualisées dans des situations socioculturelles et professionnelles. L'accent est mis sur la précision linguistique requise pour être efficace en société et au travail.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Robert Labelle, Dina Evangelinelis, Natasha Roy, Kamran Ghazi, Carmen Borsellino (Fall) Michelle E Seymour, Dina Evangelinelis, Kamran Ghazi, Natasha Roy, Jonathan Mitchell (Winter) Natasha Roy, Dina Evangelinelis, Michelle E Seymour (Summer)

    • 39 hours

    • Prerequisite: CEGL 106 or Entrance Placement Test or Permission of the Director

    • Corequisite: CEEN 212

  • CEEN 212 English Communication Practice 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : Designed for students at a Low Intermediate level wishing to acquire oral and written communicative competence at this level. Vocabulary, grammar and strategies needed in professional life and in socio-cultural situations, including listening and communicative skills. / Ce cours s'adresse aux étudiants de niveau intermédiaire bas qui veulent développer, en communication orale et écrite, une compétence propre à ce niveau. Il vise à développer le vocabulaire, la grammaire et les stratégies nécessaires pour interagir dans la vie professionnelle et dans diverses situations socioculturelles. L'accent est mis sur l'écoute et l'aptitude à communiquer.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Gordon Henry Wong, Gregory Glidden, Carmen Borsellino, Beverly Monk, Dina Diana Singal (Fall) Gordon Henry Wong, Gregory Glidden, Carmen Borsellino, Dina Diana Singal (Winter) Carmen Borsellino, Gregory Glidden, Gordon Henry Wong (Summer)

    • 39 hours

    • Prerequisite: CEGL 106 or Entrance Placement Test or Permission of the Director

    • Corequisite: CEEN 211

  • CEEN 221 Functional English Grammar/Writing 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : Designed for students at a Mid Intermediate level wishing to acquire competency in reading and writing at this level. Vocabulary and grammar through written/oral exercises and communicative activities embedded in social/work related situations, including linguistic accuracy needed in socio-cultural settings and in professional life. / Ce cours s'adresse aux étudiants de niveau intermédiaire moyen qui veulent développer, en compréhension et expression écrites, une compétence propre à ce niveau. L'étude du vocabulaire et de la grammaire se fait par le biais d'exercices écrits et oraux, ainsi que par des activités communicatives contextualisées dans des situations socioculturelles et professionnelles. L'accent est mis sur la précision linguistique requise pour être efficace en société et au travail.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Kathleen Mary Horner, Anna Manno, Devaki Cynthia Groulx, Michelle E Seymour, Sarah Wolfson, Joy Green, Gordon Henry Wong, Louise Ashcroft (Fall) Kathleen Mary Horner, Susan Jean Lebrun, Anna Manno, Devaki Cynthia Groulx, Sarah Wolfson, Michelle Warner (Winter) Devaki Cynthia Groulx, Kathleen Mary Horner, Bruce Manson (Summer)

    • 39 hours

    • Prerequisites: CEEN 211 and CEEN 212 or Entrance Placement Test or Permission of the Director

    • Corequisite: CEEN 222

  • CEEN 222 English Communication Practice 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : Designed for students at a Mid Intermediate level wishing to acquire oral and written communicative competence at this level. Vocabulary, grammar and strategies needed in professional life and in socio-cultural situations, including listening and communicative skills. / Ce cours s'adresse aux étudiants de niveau intermédiaire moyen qui veulent développer, en communication orale et écrite, une compétence propre à ce niveau. Il vise à développer le vocabulaire, la grammaire et les stratégies nécessaires pour interagir dans la vie professionnelle et dans diverses situations socioculturelles. L'accent est mis sur l'écoute et l'aptitude à communiquer.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Susan Jean Lebrun, Melanie Stuy, Benedetto Magagnin, Louise Kyrtatas, Bruce Manson, Ashifa Shamji, Margie Bertrand, Danielle Viens (Fall) Ashifa Shamji, Benedetto Magagnin, Bruce Manson, Louise Kyrtatas, Carmen Borsellino, Beverly Monk, Susan Jean Lebrun (Winter) Benedetto Magagnin, Susan Jean Lebrun, Ashifa Shamji (Summer)

    • 39 hours

    • Prerequisites: CEEN 211 and CEEN 212 or Entrance Placement Test or Permission of the Director

    • Corequisite: CEEN 221

  • CEEN 331 Functional English Grammar/Writing 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : Designed for students at a High Intermediate level wishing to acquire competency in reading and writing at this level. Vocabulary and grammar through written/oral exercises and communicative activities embedded in social/work related situations, including linguistic accuracy needed in socio-cultural settings and in professional life. / Ce cours s'adresse aux étudiants de niveau intermédiaire élevé qui veulent développer, en compréhension et expression écrites, une compétence propre à ce niveau. L'étude du vocabulaire et de la grammaire se fait par le biais d'exercices écrits et oraux, ainsi que par des activités communicatives contextualisées dans des situations socioculturelles et professionnelles. L'accent est mis sur la précision linguistique requise pour être efficace en société et au travail.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Jerome Sestak, Michael David Chamberlain, Louise Ashcroft, Sarah Rooney, Susan Pedersen (Fall) Susan Pedersen, Jerome Sestak, Michael David Chamberlain, Sarah Rooney, Louise Ashcroft, Robert Labelle, Sonia Hambleton (Winter) Jerome Sestak, Sonia Hambleton, Michael David Chamberlain (Summer)

    • 39 hours

    • Prerequisites: CEEN 221 and CEEN 222 or Entrance Placement Test or Permission of the Director

    • Corequisite: CEEN 332

  • CEEN 332 English Communication Practice 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : Designed for students at a High Intermediate level wishing to acquire oral and written communicative competence at this level. Vocabulary, grammar and strategies needed in professional life and in socio-cultural situations, including listening and communicative skills. / Ce cours s'adresse aux étudiants de niveau intermédiaire élevé qui veulent développer, en communication orale et écrite, une compétence propre à ce niveau. Il vise à développer le vocabulaire, la grammaire et les stratégies nécessaires pour interagir dans la vie professionnelle et dans diverses situations socioculturelles. L'accent est mis sur l'écoute et l'aptitude à communiquer.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Christopher Godawa, Brenda Rose, Una Hannon, Catherine Mary Langston, Patricia Tokai, Marion Kery, Giovanna Julia Mercuri-Albisi (Fall) Yong He Lee, Brenda Rose, Una Hannon, Christopher Godawa, Catherine Mary Langston, Robert Labelle (Winter) Dina Diana Singal, Brenda Rose, Catherine Mary Langston (Summer)

    • 39 hours

    • Prerequisites: CEEN 221 and CEEN 222 or Entrance Placement Test or Permission of the Director

    • Corequisite: CEEN 331

  • CEEN 411 English Grammar and Writing Techniques (3 credits)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : Designed for students at an advanced level. Reviews grammatical structures. Explores specialized vocabulary and writing techniques for coherence, conciseness, clarity, accuracy, style, tone and audience. Strategies for revising, editing and effectively communicating the written message. / Ce cours propose aux étudiants de niveau avancé une révision des règles grammaticales, un examen du vocabulaire spécialisé et l'étude de stratégies permettant de rédiger avec plus de cohérence, de clarté, de concision, de précision et d'efficacité. Le cours présente aussi quelques techniques d'autocorrection.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Corinna Langer, Melanie Stuy, Stephen William MacDonald, Jonathan Mitchell, Andrea Saunderson, Christine Que, Kathleen Mary Horner (Fall) Rick Wayne Juskow, Melanie Stuy, Stephen William MacDonald, Andrea Saunderson, Kathleen Mary Horner, Jerome Sestak (Winter) Michelle Warner, Stephen William MacDonald, Robert Labelle (Summer)

    • 39 hours

    • Prerequisites: CEEN 331 and CEEN 332 or Entrance Placement Test or Permission of the Director

    • Corequisite: CEEN 412

  • CEEN 412 English Oral Communication Techniques (3 credits)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : Designed for students at an advanced level. Provides principles and practice of effective oral communication. Focuses on accuracy, interaction, meaning, and fluency in a variety of work-related situations, including techniques for informative, persuasive, argumentative, and impromptu speaking. / Ce cours permet aux étudiants de niveau avancé de développer et de mettre en pratique les techniques nécessaires à une communication orale efficace. L'accent est mis sur la précision linguistique, la compétence pragmatique et l'aisance requises dans une variété de situations professionnelles. Des techniques propres à différents types de discours (informatif, persuasif, argumentatif, impromptu) sont aussi examinées.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Peter Rossner, Jill Prescesky, Christine Phillips, Anna Maria Panunto, Rick Wayne Juskow, Patricia Tokai, Sarah Rooney (Fall) Anna Maria Panunto, Patricia Tokai, Sonia Hambleton, Rick Wayne Juskow, Jill Prescesky (Winter) Patricia Tokai, Rick Wayne Juskow, Anna Maria Panunto (Summer)

    • 39 hours

    • Prerequisites: CEEN 331 and CEEN 332 or Entrance Placement Test or Permission of the Director

    • Corequisite: CEEN 411

  • CEEN 421 English Written Communication Contexts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : Designed for students at an advanced level. Emphasizes formal and informal advanced written communication for social/professional purposes in inter-personal, group and organizational settings. Focuses on a variety of North American and international contexts./ Ce cours permet aux étudiants de niveau avancé de s'exercer à la rédaction d'une grande variété de communications écrites répondant à des objectifs sociaux ou professionnels spécifiques: lettres ou documents formels ou informels, adressés à des individus, à des groupes de personnes ou à des organismes. Ces communications sont étudiées dans des contextes nord-américains et internationaux.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: David Kho, Mary Frauley, Anis Balti, Michelle Warner (Fall) Mary Frauley, Christine Phillips, David Kho, Anis Balti, Patricia Lee Donnelly, Natasha Roy (Winter) Anna Manno, David Kho, Louise Ashcroft (Summer)

    • 39 hours

    • Prerequisites: CEEN 411 and CEEN 412 or Entrance Placement Test or Permission of the Director

    • Corequisite: CEEN 422

  • CEEN 422 English Oral Communication Contexts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : Designed for students at an advanced level. Focuses on advanced formal and informal oral communication for social/professional purposes in inter-personal, group and organizational contexts. Explores the discourse of professional milieus in North American and international settings. / Ce cours permet aux étudiants de niveau avancé de s'exercer à une grande variété de communications orales répondant à des objectifs sociaux ou professionnels spécifiques : discours formels ou informels, adressés à des individus, à des groupes de personnes ou à des organismes. Ces communications orales sont étudiées dans des contextes nord-américains et internationaux.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Robert Labelle, Michael Langevin, Nathaniel Hautecoeur, David F Turpie, Kevin Arthur Stanley (Fall) David Salusbury, Nathaniel Hautecoeur, Danielle Viens, Michael Langevin, David F Turpie, Kevin Arthur Stanley (Winter) Michael Langevin, Christopher Godawa, Sarah Rooney (Summer)

    • 39 hours

    • Prerequisites: CEEN 411 and CEEN 412 or Entrance Placement Test or Permission of the Director

    • Corequisite: CEEN 421

Complementary Courses

  • CEEN 301 English Grammar in Context (3 credits)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : This course is intended for ESL students who need further training in grammatical accuracy, applied grammar, and syntax. They will review the metalanguage necessary to facilitate their learning, review important grammatical structures and apply them in different professional and social contexts. / Ce cours s'adresse aux étudiants en anglais langue seconde (ESL), qui doivent en apprendre davantage au sujet du choix grammatical, de la grammaire appliquée et de la syntaxe. Ils y passeront en revue le métalangage nécessaire pour simplifier leur apprentissage et réviseront les structures grammaticales d'importance afin de les utiliser dans différents contextes professionnels et sociaux.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Michelle Warner, Giovanna Julia Mercuri-Albisi (Fall) Giovanna Julia Mercuri-Albisi, Rick Wayne Juskow (Winter) Giovanna Julia Mercuri-Albisi (Summer)

  • CEEN 401 English Vocabulary in Context (3 credits)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : Focuses on English communication through the study of vocabulary and its function in discourse. Broadens the field and mode of oral/written communication by developing "lexical competence". Identifies the nature and role of words, phrasal verbs and idioms through the study of semantics and intense practice of vocabulary in context./ Ce cours se concentre sur la communication par le truchement de l'étude du vocabulaire et de ses fonctions dans le discours. Il cherche à développer une véritable « compétence lexicale » tant à l'oral qu'à l'écrit. L'enrichissement du vocabulaire se fera par l'identification de la nature et du rôle des mots, des locutions ou des expressions figées, par l'étude des champs sémantiques et par une pratique intensive favorisant le réemploi en contexte.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Ann Hutchison, Margaret Levey (Fall) Ann Hutchison, Ashifa Shamji (Winter) Jonathan Mitchell (Summer)

    • 39 hours

    • Prerequisites: CEEN 331 and CEEN 332, or Entrance Placement Test (EPT), or Permission of the Director

    • Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

  • CEEN 402 English Communication and Cultural Patterns (3 credits)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : Examines the impact of cultural patterns in communication in English. Intended for those visiting/working abroad, and/or dealing with international associates. Explores the fundamental cultural differences and business practices in the different regions of the world, and how the English language should be used in specific situations./ Destiné aux personnes qui séjournent ou travaillent à l'étranger, ou encore qui traitent avec des associés de divers pays, ce cours étudie l'effet des modèles culturels sur la communication en langue anglaise. Il inclut l'exploration des différences culturelles fondamentales et des pratiques commerciales en usage dans diverses régions du monde, de même que les différentes façons dont la langue anglaise devrait être utilisée dans des cas bien précis.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Cheryl Marie Conroy (Fall) Cheryl Marie Conroy (Winter) Cheryl Marie Conroy (Summer)

    • 39 hours

    • Prerequisites: CEEN 331 and CEEN 332, or Entrance Placement Test (EPT), or Permission of the Director

  • CEEN 403 Strategic Communication in English (3 credits)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : This course will prepare ESL/EFL students for specific types of strategic communication in organizations and interpersonal relationships at work. Students will develop discursive and pragmatic competence in oral and written communication as well as learn about factors that influence group communication in professional and social situations. / Ce cours préparera les étudiants en anglais langue seconde (ESL) ou étrangère (EFL) à élaborer des types précis de communication stratégique au sein d'entreprises et lors d'échanges interpersonnels au travail. Ils y acquerront des compétences discursives et pragmatiques en communication orale et écrite et ils en apprendront sur les facteurs qui influent sur les communications de groupe, tant professionnelles que sociales.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Lorraine Inglis (Fall) Lorraine Inglis (Winter) Lorraine Inglis (Summer)

Notes:
* 1 Students who begin their studies with courses CEEN 221/CEEN 222 and who would like to be admitted to the Certificate of Proficiency – English for Professional Communication must take two complementary courses (CEEN 301 or CEEN 401 or CEEN 402 or CEEN 403), or equivalent courses as approved by the Language and Intercultural Communication unit, to satisfy the requirements of the program. These courses may be taken as part of the advanced module of the program. For more information, please contact the Language and Intercultural Communication unit.
* 2 Students who begin their studies with courses CEEN 331/CEEN 332 and who would like to be admitted to the Certificate of Proficiency – English for Professional Communication must take four complementary courses (CEEN 301 and CEEN 401 and CEEN 402 and CEEN 403), or equivalent courses as approved by the Language and Intercultural Communication unit, to satisfy the requirements of the program. These courses may be taken as part of the advanced module of the program. For more information, please contact the Language and Intercultural Communication unit.
* 3 Students who begin their studies with courses CEEN 411/CEEN 412 are not eligible for admission to the Certificate of Proficiency – English for Professional Communication. However, these students may register as "Special Students" and may be eligible to receive the McGill Attestation of Proficiency in English if they successfully complete all four (4) courses of the Advanced module (CEEN 411, CEEN 412, CEEN 421, and CEEN 422) with a mini­mum grade of B- (65%).

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