In today’s globalized society, English is frequently the language of business, science and international exchange. Fluency in English is increasingly essential in the workplace, especially in managerial and executive positions. Many employers now require that their employees be able to carry out a wide range of work-related tasks and deal with complex social and professional situations in English.
The McGill Certificate of Proficiency – English for Professional Communication is the answer to this new reality: a structured, dynamic, part-time program for students who want to perfect their English skills for the workplace.
Who is the Program for?
While the program is especially designed for people who need English for their work and who hope to use English as an important tool or catalyst for their careers, it is also open to any person looking for training in English for general purposes.
- This credit program is offered evenings and weekends, and is compatible with a full-time work schedule.
- Upon completion of this 30-credit program, students receive a certificate.
- It is possible for a student to take courses without working toward the certificate.
All new students (except for the beginners level) must take the Entrance Placement Test (EPT) in order to take a course or start the program. For more information on the test and test dates, see Entrance Placement Test.
Learning a second/foreign language plays an invaluable role in broadening one’s vision and facilitating a better understanding between people and communities. In the Quebec work context, being bilingual makes a person more marketable, and most people in the workforce are expected to have a sufficiently good command of both English and French. With the Certificate of Proficiency – English for Professional Communication, non-native speakers of English will:
- Develop a high level of proficiency in English in formal and informal situations
- Acquire efficient communication strategies in oral and written contexts
- Gain confidence to work in English in the Quebec professional context
Prerequisite Courses - Non-Credit Module
- YCGL 102 Basic English (11 CE units)
- YCGL 104 Elementary English 1 (11 CE units)
- YCGL 106 Elementary English 2 (11 CE units)
Required Courses (30 credits)
- CEEN 211 Functional English Grammar/Writing 1 (3 credits)
- CEEN 212 English Communication Practice 1 (3 credits)
- CEEN 221 Functional English Grammar/Writing 2 (3 credits)
- CEEN 222 English Communication Practice 2 (3 credits)
- CEEN 331 Functional English Grammar/Writing 3 (3 credits)
- CEEN 332 English Communication Practice 3 (3 credits)
- CEEN 411 English Grammar and Writing Techniques (3 credits)
- CEEN 412 English Oral Communication Techniques (3 credits)
- CEEN 421 English Written Communication Contexts (3 credits)
- CEEN 422 English Oral Communication Contexts (3 credits)
- CEEN 301 English Grammar in Context (3 credits)
- CEEN 401 English Vocabulary in Context (3 credits)
- CEEN 402 English Communication and Cultural Patterns (3 credits)
- CEEN 403 Strategic Communication in English (3 credits)
Please ensure you meet all the Admission requirements before submitting an application.
Ready to apply? For more information, see the Apply section.