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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:
Spring 2014: April 14 – June 20  
 Fall 2014: September 29 – December 5
Winter 2015: January 19 – March 27


Length of session for each course

10 weeks

Sessions per year

4 (fall, winter, spring, summer)

Hours per course


Hours of course work per week

4 – 5

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

8 per course


  • Learn in the comfort of your home or office
  • No loss of time going to and from class
  • Flexible schedule within a structured framework
  • Personalized pedagogical support from your tutor
  • Varied activities for varied learning styles (individual, communicative, collaborative work)
  • All course material and learning resources available online; no textbooks required

Program Overview

  • Six courses, three levels (mid-intermediate, high-intermediate, advanced)
  • 100% online courses with tutor support
  • Courses designed for non-native speakers of English who want to become more independent in their written communication for the workplace.
  • Asynchronous and synchronous learning activities
  • Program leading to the Certificate of Proficiency in Written English – Workplace Communication which attests to advanced written skills (C1 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • Placement test before registration


  • $350 CAD per course
  • $25 CAD for the Placement Test of Written English

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