Intensive English Program: Certificate of Proficiency in English — Language and Culture

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Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm.     Degree: Certificate - Proficiency in English

Program Requirements

The program includes specific objectives and learning strategies for each level in speaking, listening, writing, reading, and pronunciation. It also includes special cultural modules for certain levels. It is designed for the acquisition of the linguistic, communicative, pragmatic, and sociocultural competency needed in academic and professional contexts and in sociocultural settings.

Time is taken during class and in the language laboratory to focus on each student's linguistic needs and development. A pronunciation clinic is also available for those who wish to give special attention to this aspect of the English language. Students benefit from small class sizes and enjoy sharing a unique learning experience with classmates from every corner of the world. Classes are held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. There are six sessions each year offered during the Summer, Fall, and Winter semesters.

We offer eight levels of study from Elementary to Advanced. A student’s level will be determined by the results of the Entrance Placement Test (held approximately one week before courses start). Upon completion of the two Advanced levels with a minimum grade of B- (65%), students are eligible for the McGill Certificate of Proficiency in English – Language and Culture. This Certificate fulfils the language requirements for admission to McGill University undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Application to the program must include full payment of tuition fees for one session. Tuition fees for subsequent sessions may be paid at a later date, determined by the University. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, medical insurance, travel or accommodation costs, or any class outings. Please note that credit card transactions cannot be conducted by telephone or by mail. Applications can be mailed, sent by courier, or faxed to the Client Services Office.

Program Structure

Each of the courses below represents one "level" of the eight levels of the program.

Required Courses

(160 CEU)

  • CEGL 213 Intensive English - Elementary 1 (20 CE units)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English (CCE) : Designed for students who are evaluated as false beginners possessing a basic knowledge of English. Classes offer instruction in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Course content provides students with the essential linguistic, communicative, and socio-cultural skills required to function in familiar situations related to daily life and familiar interactions.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Turpie, David F; Lenk, Helle-Mai (Fall) Turpie, David F; Lenk, Helle-Mai (Winter) Turpie, David F; Lenk, Helle-Mai (Summer)

    • This course is subject to limited enrolment.

    • Prerequisite: Entrance Placement Test or Permission of the Director

  • CEGL 223 Intensive English - Elementary 2 (20 CE units)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English (CCE) : Designed for students wishing to achieve competency in speaking, writing, listening, and reading skills in English at a high elementary level. Course content provides students with the essential linguistic, communicative, and socio-cultural skills required to function in real life situations related to personal life and living in an urban environment such as Montreal.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Borsellino, Carmen; Evangelinelis, Dina (Fall) Borsellino, Carmen; Evangelinelis, Dina (Winter) Borsellino, Carmen; Evangelinelis, Dina (Summer)

    • This course is subject to limited enrolment.

    • Prerequisite: CEGL 213 or Entrance Placement Test or Permission of the Director

  • CEGL 313 Intensive English - Intermediate 1 (20 CE units)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English (CCE) : Designed for students wishing to achieve competency in speaking, writing, listening and reading in English at a low-intermediate level. Course content provides students with the essential linguistic, communicative and socio-cultural skills required to initiate and respond to spontaneous interactions in a variety of real-life situations.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Mercuri-Albisi, Giovanna Julia; Hannon, Una (Fall) Mercuri-Albisi, Giovanna Julia; Hannon, Una; Reid, Erin; Chamberlain, Michael David (Winter) Mercuri-Albisi, Giovanna Julia; Reid, Erin (Summer)

    • This course is subject to limited enrolment

    • Prerequisites: CEGL 223, or Entrance Placement Test or Permission of the Director

  • CEGL 323 Intensive English - Intermediate 2 (20 CE units)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English (CCE) : Designed for students wishing to achieve competency in speaking, writing, listening and reading skills in English at a mid-intermediate level. Course content provides students with the essential linguistic, communicative, and socio-cultural skills required to engage effectively with English language media and native speaker narration.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Inglis, Lorraine; Horner, Kathleen Mary; Shamji, Ashifa; Kery, Marion (Fall) Inglis, Lorraine; Horner, Kathleen Mary; Que, Christine; Weber, Monica Ingrid; Chamberlain, Michael David; Hutchison, Ann (Winter) Inglis, Lorraine; Horner, Kathleen Mary; Lima, Adriana Monteiro; Hannon, Una (Summer)

    • This course is subject to limited enrolment

    • Prerequisites: CEGL 313, or Entrance Placement Test or Permission of the Director

  • CEGL 333 Intensive English - Intermediate 3 (20 CE units)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English (CCE) : Designed for students wishing to achieve competency in speaking, writing, listening and reading in English at a high-intermediate level. Course content provides students with the essential linguistic, communicative, and socio-cultural skills required to understand nuance in public narration and critically analyze message and meaning.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Wong, Gordon Henry; Singal, Dina Diana; Chamberlain, Michael David; Hutchison, Ann; Ashcroft, Louise; Lee, Yong He (Fall) Wong, Gordon Henry; Singal, Dina Diana; Lima, Adriana Monteiro; Mitchell, Jonathan (Winter) Wong, Gordon Henry; Singal, Dina Diana; Chamberlain, Michael David; Mitchell, Jonathan (Summer)

    • This course is subject to limited enrolment

    • Prerequisites: CEGL 323, Entrance Placement Test or Permission of the Director

  • CEGL 355 Intensive English - Bridge to Proficiency (20 CE units)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English (CCE) : Designed especially for students who need to consolidate and strengthen fundamental skills in English before proceeding to the advanced levels. Course content provides students with a review of learning strategies to reinforce linguistic skills and confidence, and permits the exploration of the creative power of language.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Manson, Bruce; Langevin, Michael; Groulx, Devaki Cynthia; Mitchell, Jonathan; Que, Christine; Reid, Erin; Shamji, Ashifa; Kery, Marion (Fall) Manson, Bruce; Langevin, Michael; Groulx, Devaki Cynthia; Hutchison, Ann; Mitchell, Jonathan (Winter) Manson, Bruce; Langevin, Michael; Turpie, David F; Hutchison, Ann; Groulx, Devaki Cynthia; Shamji, Ashifa (Summer)

    • This course is subject to limited enrolment

    • Prerequisites: CEGL 333, or Entrance Placement Test or Permission of the Director

  • CEGL 413 Intensive English - Advanced A (20 CE units)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English (CCE) : Designed for students wishing to achieve competency in speaking, writing, listening, and reading in English at an advanced level. Course content provides students with the essential linguistic, communicative, and socio-cultural skills required to succeed in an academic environment. Self-directed learning and cultural exploration are fostered.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Roy, Natasha; Glidden, Gregory; Juskow, Rick Wayne; Brookwell, Ilya; Ashcroft, Louise; Lenk, Helle-Mai (Fall) Ashcroft, Louise; Juskow, Rick Wayne; Roy, Natasha; Glidden, Gregory (Winter) Roy, Natasha; Glidden, Gregory; Mercuri-Albisi, Giovanna Julia; Juskow, Rick Wayne; Kery, Marion (Summer)

    • This course is subject to limited enrolment.

    • Prerequisite(s): CEGL 355 or Entrance Placement Test or Permission of the Director

  • CEGL 423 Intensive English - Advanced B (20 CE units)

    Offered by: Language & Intercultural Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English (CCE) : Designed for students wishing to achieve competency in speaking, writing, listening, and reading in English at an advanced level. Course content provides students with the essential linguistic, communicative, and socio-cultural skills required to succeed in a professional environment. Self-directed learning and cultural exploration are fostered.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: MacDonald, Stephen William; Conroy, Cheryl Marie; Hautecoeur, Nathaniel; Lima, Adriana Monteiro; Juskow, Rick Wayne; Turpie, David F (Fall) Callahan, Kevin Edward; Conroy, Cheryl Marie; MacDonald, Stephen William; Kyrtatas, Louise; Lima, Adriana Monteiro (Winter) Callahan, Kevin Edward; Conroy, Cheryl Marie; Hautecoeur, Nathaniel; Weber, Monica Ingrid; MacDonald, Stephen William; Shamji, Ashifa (Summer)

    • This course is subject to limited enrolment.

    • Prerequisite(s): CEGL 355 or Entrance Placement Test or Permission of the Director

School of Continuing Studies—2012-2013 (last updated Apr. 29, 2013) (disclaimer)
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