The program provides opportunities for students to upgrade their English language skills in all four skill areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Career Occupation* (if applicable)
New Link College placement test is used to determine language proficiency. The placement test scores are used to place students at an appropriate level.
The program will develop student academic English language proficiency including the use of either receptive (listening and reading) and/or communicative language skills (speaking and writing) through connecting each lesson topic or activities with academic English context.
Upon completion of this program, students will
- demonstrate improvement in English proficiency in writing, reading, listening and speaking.
- increasingly meet the standards of the academic learning context.
- develop academic English literacy aligned with the provincial curriculum.
- nurture self-pride and self-identity in each student’s linguistic and cultural heritage
Method(s) of Evaluation*
Formative assessments are contained in the lessons. Summative assessments are based on the following criteria:
20% for attendance and participation (80% attendance is required)
20% for quizzes
20% for assignments
40% final exam
Students should achieve an overall average of 70% to advance to the next level and/or complete their program.
There is no graduation per se. Students need to fulfil 80% of the course and achieve an overall average of 70% to advance to the next level and/or complete their program. (Students who choose to take courses that are less than 260 hours would receive assessments throughout the course but will not be issued a certificate of completion)
780 hours; 260 hours per course, students may register anywhere from 4 weeks to 78 weeks.
2 to 4 hours per week
In-class instruction and distance instruction
Required Course Materials
All learning materials are provided by the College. Class copies may be available.
|Title of Course||# of Hours*|
|English Skills Upgrading Pre-Intermediate||260 hours|
|English Skills Upgrading Intermediate||260 hours|
|English Skills Upgrading Upper-intermediate||260 hours|
Tuition Fee (Variable)
$1,889.00 per 1 month (full time) $850.00 per 1 month (part time)
$3,587.00 per 2 months (full time) $1,615.00 per 2 months (part time)
$5,099.00 per 3 months (full time) $2,295.00 per 3 months (part time)
$9,064.00 per 6 months (full time) $4,080.00 per 6 months (part time)
$11,330.00 per 12 months (full time) $7,140.00 per 12 months (part time)
The language programs that are longer than 6 months or for which tuition is CAD$4000 or over are protected by PTA. For more details please refer to http://www.