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CESL 299 ESL: Academic English Seminar (3 credits)

Offered by: McGill Writing Centre (School of Continuing Studies)

Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education


CESL : With materials from across the curriculum the course prepares students to meet the expectations of the university classroom: note-taking and summary of lectures; paraphrase and summary of written and multimedia materials; oral and seminar presentations. Development of critical thinking, reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills and strategies. Au moyen de documents tirés de divers programmes offerts à McGill, ce cours prépare les étudiants aux exigences des cours universitaires: prendre des notes, faire des exposés oraux, résumer (cours magistraux, documents oraux, écrits et multimédias). Développement du raisonnement critique, lectures, écoutes, rédactions, habiletés et stratégies de communication.

Terms: Summer 2014

Instructors: Carolyn Samuel (Summer)

  • Formerly ESLN 299.
  • Restriction: Open only to students whose first language is not English and who are newly admitted at McGill (into Year 0 or Year 1) to a Bachelor program in the following fall. The course is designed to assist these new students to integrate into the English language milieu at McGill. Classroom instruction, and language laboratory required: 5 hours per week (approximately) outside class time.
  • Restriction: Ce cours s'adresse aux étudiants dont la langue maternelle n'est pas l'anglais et qui sont nouvellement admis (en première année préparatoire - niveau U0 ou première année d'études universitaires - niveau U1) à McGill à un programme de 1er cycle à l'automne suivant. Il est conçu pour faciliter leur intégration dans le milieu anglophone de McGill. Cours réguliers, et laboratoire de langue obligatoire; 5 heures par semaine en dehors des heures de cours.
  • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ESLN 299.
  • Open only to students in degree programs.
  • 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.