ESL (English as a-Second Language) program is specifically designed for people who are non-native to English. Features small class teaching style, ESL courses involve each student during class time to the fullest and help students improve English abilities in all four key aspects: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing.
Class contents range from daily life English to academic and business English depending on the course type. A total of 5 tiers are set to fit students to the most appropriate difficulty level. Prior to the beginning of each program, students are required to take a placement test. By reaching ESL level 5, students are expected to have the English proficiency almost equivalent to a native English speaker.
The ESL program is a good option for students wishing to take language tests like TOEFL and IELTS in near future, however, lack formal and systematic English training experience. Achieving certain ESL level could also be used to satisfy university admission English requirements, for those who don’t meet university’s minimum language requirements in TOEFL or IETLS.
For new immigrants moving to Canada, the ESL program is a great starting point to get familiar with the Canadian culture and custom. Tons of opportunities to interact with local Canadian teachers and classmates from different culture backgrounds, students can improve basic English skills and learn practical ways to use English in daily life.
With more than 10 years of English teaching experience, our teachers all have experience of teaching at major English education institutions in China. At Canadian Central College, we offer a wide range of English exam preparation courses, covering IELTS, CELPIP and English provincial exams etc.
Course contents emphasis on the key points of the exams and teachers give personal advice to each student according to their individual strength and weakness. All our students are able to successfully achieve their desired scores in no matter IELTS or CELPIP tests after training with us. ESL students can jump a couple of levels and complete ESL courses much more quickly.
Level 1: Basic English comprehension skills and use of simple sentence structures
Improve upon beginner English skills. Learn the fundamentals of English grammar and write simple sentences with correct structures. Understand informational texts and short stories better by learning more vocabulary and applying proper reading strategies. Plenty of opportunities to participate in group discussions and activities in class.
Level 2: Use English with more confidence
Learn more complicated grammar structures and write sentences at paragraph level with different verb tenses, clauses and word forms etc. Practice with reading longer texts and continue expanding knowledge of high frequency words in English. Enhance listening and conversation techniques to communicate for personal and educational purposes.
Level 3: Communicate effectively in English
Learn different outlining and editing techniques and improve grammatical accuracy in writing. Learn about English literacy elements and start reading fictions and short literature stories. Improve reading speed and comprehension skills. Improve listening and speaking fluency by practice giving presentations on professional and academic topics.
Level 4: Become an intermediate English language user
Start building critical thinking skills. Upgrade vocabulary size into intermediate level. Become familiar with comprehending and analyzing a variety of text types, including literacy, public and academic texts. Write descriptive and narrative texts beyond the paragraph level and practice writing in formal and academic styles. Use English to express and analyze abstract matters.
Level 5: Advance in using English proficiently
Express and analyze ideas logically, concisely and persuasively. Be able to apply a variety of writing techniques including summarizing, paraphrasing and extending paragraphs. Read and analyze information in texts critically. Present and interact in academic contexts confidently.