Faculty of
Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty of
Humanities and Social Sciences

This course is designed for students who need to revise or upgrade their grammar skills to ensure accuracy of communication before proceeding with other courses or post-secondary studies. There is a thorough and systematic review of grammatical structures and their use in authentic language situations. Although this course studies grammar from an ESL perspective, it is also appropriate for native speakers of English who need to improve their grammar skills. ENGL 140 may be recommended for students interested in taking ENGL 177 or ENGL 189.

This course is designed for students who need a thorough foundation in writing skills before pursuing other courses of study. A developmental approach to the writing process guides students through writing sentences, paragraphs, and an essay. Participation in the editing process helps students to better analyze and improve their own writing skills. This course is appropriate for both ESL students and native speakers of English who require a good grounding in writing, or who need to upgrade their writing skills, before proceeding with further studies. This course may be recommended for students intending to take ENGL 177 or ENGL 187.

This course is designed for students who need to upgrade and practise their reading skills to improve general comprehension and reading efficiency.

This course is designed for non-native English speaking students (ESL) who need to improve their speaking and listening skills to ensure accuracy and confidence in communications for academic success, improved employability, and for increased ease in social situations. There is a systematic review of the English sound system; in addition there is individualized attention to accent reduction. The instructor works with students to help them modify their three of four most serious accent problems. Students also complete a comprehensive series of listening exercises because listening is not only an essential communications skill, but many accent issues are related to listening issues. This course may be recommended for students intending to take ENGL 177 or ENGL 187.

ENGL 155 is designed for students who require a preparatory course in writing skills. The major objective of the course is to improve students' reading and writing abilities so they can succeed at the post-secondary level. Students will expand their vocabulary, increase their ability to analyse complex text, and improve their writing skills. The course includes paragraph and essay structure, and a systematic grammar review.

ENGL 155 is designed for students who require a preparatory course in writing skills. The major objective of the course is to improve students' reading and writing abilities so they can succeed at the post-secondary level. Students will expand their vocabulary, increase their ability to analyse complex text, and improve their writing skills. The course includes paragraph and essay structure, and a systematic grammar review.

This course provides an introduction to university studies for students who wish to attend a post-secondary institution where English is the medium of instruction. The aim of this course is to prepare students to succeed in complex academic tasks in writing and reading. This is a general academic preparatory course designed from an ESL perspective. However, it is also appropriate for native speakers of English who are in need of general academic and writing preparation.

This course provides an introduction to university studies for students who wish to attend a post-secondary institution where English is the medium of instruction. The aim of this course is to prepare students to succeed in complex academic tasks in writing and reading. This is a general academic preparatory course designed from an ESL perspective. However, it is also appropriate for native speakers of English who are in need of general academic and writing preparation.



This course provides an introduction to business communications for students who wish to attend a post-secondary institution where English is the medium of instruction. The aim of this course is to prepare students to succeed in complex business communication tasks in writing, reading, and listening. This is a preparatory course for students most interested in improving their skills in a business/economic content area or taking further courses in Business related areas. It is designed from an ESL perspective, however, it is also appropriate for native speakers of English who are in need of business writing preparation.