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English for Professional Communication (30 credits)

Offered by: Global & Strategic Comm.     Degree: Certificate Prof Engl for Prof Comm

Program Requirements

This award-winning certificate program focuses on the English oral and written communication skills necessary to function effectively in a professional environment. The program is the equivalent to one year of full-time university study.

The program begins at the low-intermediate level. Students with a basic or an elementary knowledge of English will need to complete prerequisite courses before entering the program. The prerequisite courses do not count towards the program’s 30 credits.

Students who begin the program at the Intermediate-2 or Intermediate-3 levels may take courses from the list of approved substitutions to complete 30 credits.

Students wishing to take extra courses may take courses from the list of complementary elective courses.

The program is offered three times a year: in Fall, Winter, and Summer for a period of 13 weeks. Courses are offered during the week and on Saturdays.

The program leads, under certain conditions, to the Certificate in Proficiency in English for Professional Communication.

Preparatory Courses (0-15credits) *

  • CEEN 102 Basic English (3 credits)

    Offered by: Global & Strategic Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : Instruction in listening, speaking, reading and writing English at a basic level. The basic communicative skills required to operate in simple social contexts.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have successfully completed CEGL/YCGL 102

    • Early opening registration date for Continuing Studies courses only.

  • CEEN 111 Elementary English 1: Reading and Writing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Global & Strategic Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : Instruction in English as an additional language at a low elementary level. Focus on reading and writing.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CEEN 102 or Entrance Placement Test or permission of Director.

    • Corequisite: CEEN 112

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CEEN 104.

    • You must obtain a minimum grade of B- in the prerequisite course to be permitted to register in the next level.

  • CEEN 112 Elementary English 1: Listening and Speaking (3 credits)

    Offered by: Global & Strategic Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : Instruction in English as an additional language at a low elementary level. Focus on listening and speaking.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CEEN 102 or Entrance Placement Test or permission of Director.

    • Corequisite: CEEN 111

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CEEN 104.

    • You must obtain a minimum grade of B- in the prerequisite course to be permitted to register in the next level.

  • CEEN 121 Elementary English 2: Reading and Writing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Global & Strategic Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : Instruction in English as an additional language at an upper elementary level. Focus on reading and writing.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: (CEEN 111 and CEEN 112) or Entrance Placement Test or permission of Director.

    • Corequisite: CEEN 122

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CEEN 106.

    • You must obtain a minimum grade of B- in the prerequisite courses to be permitted to register in the next level.

  • CEEN 122 Elementary English 2: Listening and Speaking (3 credits)

    Offered by: Global & Strategic Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : Instruction in English as an additional language at an upper elementary level. Focus on listening and speaking.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: (CEEN 111 and CEEN 112) or Entrance Placement Test or permission of Director.

    • Corequisite: CEEN 121

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CEEN 106.

    • You must obtain a minimum grade of B- in the prerequisite courses to be permitted to register in the next level.

Required Courses ** (30 credits)

Complementary Courses (0-30 credits)

Approved Substitutions (0-12 credits) ***

  • CEEN 401 English Vocabulary in Context (3 credits)

    Offered by: Global & Strategic Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : Focuses on English communication through the study of vocabulary and its function in discourse. Broadens the field and mode of oral/written communication by developing "lexical competence". Identifies the nature and role of words, phrasal verbs and idioms through the study of semantics and intense practice of vocabulary in context./ Ce cours se concentre sur la communication par le truchement de l'étude du vocabulaire et de ses fonctions dans le discours. Il cherche à développer une véritable « compétence lexicale » tant à l'oral qu'à l'écrit. L'enrichissement du vocabulaire se fera par l'identification de la nature et du rôle des mots, des locutions ou des expressions figées, par l'étude des champs sémantiques et par une pratique intensive favorisant le réemploi en contexte.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • 39 hours

    • Prerequisites: CEEN 331 and CEEN 332, or Entrance Placement Test (EPT), or Permission of the Director

    • 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.

  • CEEN 402 English Communication and Cultural Patterns (3 credits)

    Offered by: Global & Strategic Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : Examines the impact of cultural patterns in communication in English. Intended for those visiting/working abroad, and/or dealing with international associates. Explores the fundamental cultural differences and business practices in the different regions of the world, and how the English language should be used in specific situations./ Destiné aux personnes qui séjournent ou travaillent à l'étranger, ou encore qui traitent avec des associés de divers pays, ce cours étudie l'effet des modèles culturels sur la communication en langue anglaise. Il inclut l'exploration des différences culturelles fondamentales et des pratiques commerciales en usage dans diverses régions du monde, de même que les différentes façons dont la langue anglaise devrait être utilisée dans des cas bien précis.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • 39 hours

    • Prerequisites: CEEN 331 and CEEN 332, or Entrance Placement Test (EPT), or Permission of the Director

    • **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 fifth lecture day.

    • Continuing Studies PTP program

    • Early opening registration date for CS courses only

  • CEEN 403 Strategic Communication in English (3 credits)

    Offered by: Global & Strategic Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : This course will prepare ESL/EFL students for specific types of strategic communication in organizations and interpersonal relationships at work. Students will develop discursive and pragmatic competence in oral and written communication as well as learn about factors that influence group communication in professional and social situations. / Ce cours préparera les étudiants en anglais langue seconde (ESL) ou étrangère (EFL) à élaborer des types précis de communication stratégique au sein d'entreprises et lors d'échanges interpersonnels au travail. Ils y acquerront des compétences discursives et pragmatiques en communication orale et écrite et ils en apprendront sur les facteurs qui influent sur les communications de groupe, tant professionnelles que sociales.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • CEEN 404 English Creative Non-fiction Writing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Global & Strategic Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : An exploration of creative non-fiction writing for ESL students. Students will read, write, and respond to creative non-fiction. An emphasis will be on narrative and descriptive forms.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Corequisite: CEEN 421, CEEN 422.

    • Prerequisites: CEEN 411 and CEEN 412 or English Placement Test (EPT).

    • Restriction: Only open to students in the Certificate in Proficiency in English for Professional Communication.

0-18 credits from the following: ****

  • CEEN 201 Vocabulary and Reading Strategies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Global & Strategic Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : Further opportunities, beyond those provided in the core courses of the low-intermediate level, for students to increase their English language vocabulary and develop their reading skills. The course is designed to help students develop strategies for extrapolating meaning from context at both the sentence and paragraph level. Students will develop techniques for using sentence level and paragraph level clues to understand word meaning, sentence meaning, and paragraph meaning.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Corequisite(s): CEEN 202, or CEEN 211, or CEEN 212

    • Prerequisite: CEGL 106 or permission of the Director.

    • Restriction: Only open to students in the Certificate of Proficiency - English for Professional Communication

  • CEEN 202 Introduction: English Pronunciation System. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Global & Strategic Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : Further opportunities, beyond those provided in the core courses of the low-intermediate and mid-intermediate levels, for students to develop their English pronunciation skills, with a goal of increasing their comprehensibility. The course is designed to help students develop a knowledge of the segmental sounds of the English language and the method and location for producing these sounds. In addition, students will be introduced to word stress.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Corequisite(s): CEEN 201, or CEEN 211, or CEEN 212, or CEEN 221, or CEEN 222

    • Prerequisite(s): CEGL 106 or permission of the Director

    • Restriction: Only open to students in the Certificate of Proficiency - English for Professional Communication

  • CEEN 266 Introduction to Creative Writing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Global & Strategic Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : Further opportunities, beyond those provided in the core courses of the intermediate-mid level, for students to develop their English writing skills. The course is designed to encourage students to further develop their English writing capabilities by developing an understanding of different styles of creative writing through reading and analyzing short texts, and by developing creative ideas and expressing them through paragraph writing.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Corequisite(s): CEEN 221, CEEN 222

    • Prerequisite(s): CEEN 211, CEEN 212 or permission of the Director

    • Restriction: Only open to students in the Certificate in Proficiency in English for Professional Communication.

  • CEEN 267 English Study Topics: The Story of Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: Global & Strategic Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : Practice of English skills at the intermediate-mid level by reviewing material focused on the history of Canada, from pre-colonial Indigenous history to modern times.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Corequisite(s): CEEN 221, CEEN 222

    • Prerequisite(s): CEEN 211, CEEN 212, EPT - Placement test (Intermediate Mid), or permission of the department.

    • Please note: this course may be offered on a hybrid schedule, with some lectures delivered online.

    • As per the Department's internal program regulations, level advancement requires a minimum grade of B- (65).

  • CEEN 301 English Grammar in Context (3 credits)

    Offered by: Global & Strategic Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : This course is intended for ESL students who need further training in grammatical accuracy, applied grammar, and syntax. They will review the metalanguage necessary to facilitate their learning, review important grammatical structures and apply them in different professional and social contexts. / Ce cours s'adresse aux étudiants en anglais langue seconde (ESL), qui doivent en apprendre davantage au sujet du choix grammatical, de la grammaire appliquée et de la syntaxe. Ils y passeront en revue le métalangage nécessaire pour simplifier leur apprentissage et réviseront les structures grammaticales d'importance afin de les utiliser dans différents contextes professionnels et sociaux.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • 39 hours

    • Prerequisites: CEEN 221 and CEEN 222, Entrance Placement Test, or Permission of the Director

    • Corequisites: CEEN 331 and/or CEEN 332

    • **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 fifth lecture day.

    • Continuing Studies PTP program

    • Early opening registration date for CS courses only

  • CEEN 302 English Pronunciation: Stress and Intonation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Global & Strategic Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    English Communication : Further opportunities, beyond those provided in the core courses of the intermediate-high level, for students to hone their English pronunciation skills, with a goal of increasing their comprehensibility. The course is designed to encourage students to develop a knowledge of English pronunciation at the suprasegmental level. Students will further investigate word stress, and will be introduced to sentence stress, and intonation.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Corequisite(s): CEEN 331, CEEN 332

    • Prerequisite(s): CEEN 221, CEEN 222 or permission of the Director.

    • Restriction: Only open to students in the Certificate in Proficiency in English for Professional Communication.

Notes:
* Students who place lower than Intermediate-Low on the required placement test have the option to take 3 to 15 credits of the preparatory module (depending on their placement test score) to reach the entry level of the program.
** Students who begin their studies with courses CEEN 411/CEEN 412 are not eligible for admission to the Certificate of Proficiency – English for Professional Communication. However, these students may register as "Special Students" and may be eligible to receive the McGill Attestation of Proficiency in English if they successfully complete all four (4) courses of the Advanced module (CEEN 411, CEEN 412, CEEN 421, and CEEN 422) with a minimum grade of B- (65%).
*** Students who begin their studies with courses CEEN 221/CEEN 222 and who would like to be admitted to the Certificate of Proficiency – English for Professional Communication must take two approved substitutions (CEEN 401 or CEEN 402 or CEEN 403 or CEEN 404), or equivalent courses as approved by the Director, to satisfy the requirements of the program. These courses may be taken as part of the advanced module of the program. For more information, please contact the Global and Strategic Communication domain.
*** Students who begin their studies with courses CEEN 331/CEEN 332 and who would like to be admitted to the Certificate of Proficiency – English for Professional Communication must take four approved substitutions (CEEN 401 and CEEN 402 and CEEN 403 and CEEN 404), or equivalent courses as approved by the Director, to satisfy the requirements of the program. These courses may be taken as part of the advanced module of the program. For more information, please contact the Global and Strategic Communication domain.
**** Students who would like to take extra courses to increase their target language contact hours may take courses from the list of additional electives.

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