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English

It is recommended that you select your English upgrading courses based on your area of study:

Pre-Business: ENG 107, COM 200
Pre-Technology: ENG 107
Pre-Health Science and Pre-Nursing: ENG 107, COM 200


COMMUNICATIONS
COM 200
Skillful evaluation and construction of written communications is essential in the modern work environment. In this course, students develop abilities in four categories of information management: access and evaluation of electronic information, summarizing information, creating information for diverse purposes and audiences, and publishing information using both print and electronic media. Using an analytical approach to the development of writing style and content, this course emphasizes the elements of logic and audience awareness within written messages. 3 units of credit. $254.10 Text extra.
FALL
WIN
050 1209 Sep 15-Dec 8, Mon, 6:30P-10:00P
WIN
051 1210 Sep 17-Dec 3, Wed, 6:30P-10:00P
CHA
550 1048 Sep 17-Dec 3, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P
WINTER
WIN
050 1610 Jan 20-Apr 7, Tue, 6:30-10:00P
WIN
051 1087 Jan 21-Apr 8, Wed, 6:30P-10:00P

ORAL COMMUNICATION I
ENG 100P
This course will help students develop practical interpersonal, structured group and formal presentation skills. Emphasis will be placed on critical thinking, culture and gender, communication process and public and private contexts. This course will apply the principles of communication to prepare students for many of their future communication experiences. 3 units of credit. $254.10 Text extra.
WINTER
WIN
050 1231 Jan 19-Apr 13, Mon, 6:30P-10:00P
CHA
550 1534 Jan 20-Apr 7, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P

COLLEGE WRITING
ENG 107
This course provides the foundations for college level reading and writing expectations. Emphasis is placed on the application of analytical thinking and written communication in response to various forms of text from a wide variety of disciplines. Stylistic, structural, and grammatical components will be assessed through reading and writing assignments. 3 units of credit. $254.10 Text extra.
FALL
WIN
050 1045 Sep 17-Dec 3, Wed, 6:30P-10:00P
WINTER
WIN
050 1235 Jan 19-Apr 13, Mon, 6:30P-10:00P

WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS III
ENG 300W
This course is designed to assist students in the planning and completion of formal reports (research papers and/or technical reports) for a specific audience. The emphasis, in order to achieve this goal, is on the steps and strategies associated with the process of producing first class reports. The areas to be covered may therefore include the information search, some formal report organizing techniques, the composing of the report, the conventions of style and format, some specific problem-solving approaches, and certain tips on how to handle the appropriate report writing correspondence. Pre-Requisite: COM 200. 3 units of credit. $254.10 Text extra.
WINTER
WIN
050 1236 Jan 21-Apr 8, Wed, 6:30P-10:00P

COMMUNICATION ACROSS CULTURES
LBS 110G
Students will discover the importance of social qualifiers (such as gender, race, and class) and social agencies (such as family, school, and workplace) to better understand the various elements of both intercultural and intracultural communication. The course provides students with opportunities to explore several cultural environments both within the classroom and within the community; to write reflectively about what they have learned; and to make interactive group presentations about their own cultural research. By the end of the course, students will have improved their ability to both appreciate the complexity of cross-cultural communication and to be effective cross-cultural communicators. 3 units of credit. $254.10 Text extra.
FALL
WIN
050 1303 Sep 16-Dec 2, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P

LITERATURE: SHORT FICTION
LSW 101G
This general education course focuses on the examination of ideas in imaginative literature, specifically the short story. Students will read a selection of Canadian and World Fiction written by acknowledged masters of the short form. Refinement of interpretive skills, through the analysis of technical elements, choice and arrangement of details, connotative language as well as an awareness of important themes, will aid the student in understanding how cultural background, gender, and social position influence responses to life. During this process special attention will be given to the reinforcement of written communication skills; through discussion and writing the student will explore the parts, as well as the whole of selected works of short fiction. 3 units of credit. $254.10 Text extra.
WINTER
WIN
050 1788 Jan 20-Apr 7, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P

Workplace Communication for Internationally Educated Nurses (new!)
Please refer to Health Sciences.

IELTS Preparation Workshops

St. Clair College Continuing Education (Windsor) is now an IELTS Canada Information Centre. For assistance registering for an upcoming IELTS test date, please visit our office in Room 161 at the South Campus, 2000 Talbot Rd. W.

The following workshop is designed to help non-native speakers of English prepare for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test. Course scheduling has been arranged with upcoming Windsor IELTS test dates in mind. For a complete listing of testing dates, times and locations visit www.ieltscanada.ca.


IELTS INTENSIVE PREPARATION
GNR 1551N
This intensive preparation workshop is designed to refine candidates’ skills required to succeed on either the IELTS Academic or General Training Test. Our qualified instructors will help you review the IELTS structure and polish your test-taking strategies. Know what to expect and engage in helpful practice before attempting the test. $220 (tuition $194.69, HST $25.31) Text extra.
FALL
WIN
050 1368 Sep 27-Oct 25, Sat, 9:00A-12:00P [Course Closed]
WINTER
WIN
070 1356 Feb 21-Mar 21, Sat, 9:00A-12:00P

American Sign Language

ASL AND CULTURE FOR THE BEGINNER
ASL 106
Development of American Sign Language skills and introduction of grammatical structures is the focus of this course. Emphasis will be placed on vocabulary and comprehension skills. The enrichment of Deaf Culture and community studies will be incorporated into the curriculum. 3 units of credit. $254.10. Text extra.
FALL
WIN
050 1041 Sep 16-Dec 2, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P
CHA
550 1263 Sep 18-Dec 4, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P [Course Closed]
WINTER
WIN
050 1128 Jan 20-Apr 7, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P

SIGN LANGUAGE II (ASL)
ASL 103
Continual development of basic communication skills including grammatical structure and a selected vocabulary. Pre-Requisite: ASL 106. 3 units of credit. $254.10. Text extra.
FALL
WIN
050 1212 Sep 18-Dec 4, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
WINTER
WIN
050 1784 Jan 22-Apr 9, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
CHA
550 1528 Jan 22-Apr 9, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P

SIGN LANGUAGE III (ASL)
ASL 202
Further development of Sign Language skills (ASL) and review of grammatical structure. Emphasis will be placed on increasing vocabulary and advanced fluency in communication skills. This course is being offered as an intermediate level for students who have taken ASL 103 and would like to obtain advanced communication skills. Pre-requisite ASL 103. $254.10. Text extra.
FALL
WIN
050 1323 Sep 16-Dec 2, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P [Course Closed]

French Language Program

The objective of the French Language Certificate Program is to stimulate interested individuals, government employees, business and industrial personnel toward greater fluency in French. This program consists of nine courses covering Basic, Intermediate and Advanced level French.

Program Requirements:
French Intro. Communication I - FRC 594
French Intro. Communication II - FRC 595
French Intro. Communication III - FRC 596
French Inter. Communication I - FRC 597
French Inter. Communication II - FRC 598
French Inter. Communication III - FRC 599
French Adv. Communication I - FRC 600
French Adv. Communication II - FRC 601
French Adv. Communication III - FRC 602

Students with prior knowledge in French, or credits from another post-secondary institution, may be eligible for Advanced Standing or Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) opportunities. Please contact Continuing Education at 972-2711 for more information.

We also encourage students who do not wish to pursue the certificate to take individual courses according to their own interests and desired level of proficiency.


FRENCH INTRODUCTION COMMUNICATION I
FRC 594
Some structures covered include: French alphabet, adjectives, greetings; verbs to be, to have, to go; asking questions, negative form of verbs; definite and indefinite articles, numbers 1 to 50; use of prepositions when answering the question “where is?”; questions using “inversion” with or without interrogative adverbs; “stress” pronouns; imperative mood; regular “er” and “ir” verbs; days, months, seasons, the date; interrogative adjectives “which” and “what”. 3 units of credit. $254.10. Text extra.
FALL
WIN
050 1190 Sep 17-Dec 3, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P
CHA
550 1047 Sep 15-Dec 8, Mon, 6:00P-9:30P
WINTER
WIN
050 1083 Jan 21-Apr 8, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P

FRENCH INTRODUCTION COMMUNICATION II
FRC 595
Some structures covered at this level; verbs ending in “ir” and “re”; verbs to come, to be able, to want, to have to; telling time; expressions: to be on time, to be early and to be late; possessive adjectives; where, when, how, and why; future form of “to go” plus an infinitive; asking and giving directions; demonstrative adjectives: this, these etc; the recent past using “venir de”; the partitive article; relative pronouns “qui” and “que”; clothing articles. Pre-Requisite: FRC 594. 3 units of credit. $254.10. Text extra.
FALL
WIN
050 1295 Sep 18-Dec 4, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
WINTER
WIN
050 1662 Jan 22-Apr 9, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
CHA
550 1535 Jan 21-Apr 8, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P

FRENCH INTRODUCTION COMMUNICATION III
FRC 596
Some structures covered at this level: irregular “ir” verbs; several irregular verbs; there is and there are; “Il faut”; direct object pronouns; expressions of quantity; “c’est” and “il est”; professions; the weather; interrogative pronouns “qui” and “quoi”; indirect object pronouns; the past tense; “Il y a” + the past tense; the adjective “tout”; pronouns “en” and “y”; countries, cities, nationalities. Pre-Requisite: FRC 595. 3 units of credit. $254.10. Text extra.
FALL
WIN
050 1042 Sep 16-Dec 2, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P [Course Closed]
WINTER
WIN
050 1379 Jan 20-Apr 7, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P

FRENCH INTERMEDIATE COMMUNICATION
FRC 597
Students should have completed Introduction levels or have equivalent experience with the French language. Structures covered will include: transportation; reflexive (pronominal) verbs; “Depuis”; forming adverbs; superlatives; the “imperfect” tense; family members; food; idiomatic meanings of certain pronominals; imperatives of pronominals; adverbs, positions in a sentence; review of negatives + “de”; superlatives; past tense of pronominal verbs; the imperfect tense. Pre-Requisite: FRC 596. 3 units of credit. $254.10. Text extra.
FALL
WIN
050 1296 Sep 17-Dec 3, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P [Course Closed]
WINTER
WIN
050 1380 Jan 22-Apr 9, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P

FRENCH INTERMEDIATE COMMUNICATION II
FRC 598
Some structures covered at this level: interrogative pronoun “which”; “Celle-ci” “Celle-la”; comparative and superlative of adverbs; future tense; negative answers to “someone” “something”; imperative + direct and indirect object pronouns; relative pronoun “don’t”; future tense + “quand, des que, tant que”; someone - no one; something - nothing; relative pronoun “don’t”; conditional - present tense; “Si” + imperfect and conditional; possessive pronouns. Pre-Requisite: FRC 597. 3 units of credit. $254.10. Text extra.
WINTER
WIN
050 1381 Jan 22-Apr 9, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P

FRENCH INTERMEDIATE COMMUNICATION III
FRC 599
Some structures covered at this level: how to express “possibility” and “condition”; the expression “ne...(plus) que”; the use of quelqu’un, quelque chose, rien, personne + adjective; subjunctive and infinitive; expressing emphasis using “ce qui (que) ... c’est”; verbs followed by an infinitive clause that contains a subject; the use of “avant que” + subjunctive and “avant de” + infinitive; the use of “en” + the present participle; the position of two complementary pronouns; the compound tenses; futur anterieur; the negative “ni...ni”; possessive pronouns. Pre-Requisite: FRC 598. 3 units of credit. $254.10. Text extra.
FALL
WIN
050 1297 Sep 18-Dec 4, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P [Course Closed]

FRENCH ADVANCED COMMUNICATION I
FRC 600
Student should have completed the Introduction and Intermediate levels or have equivalent experience in the French language. Structures covered will include: subjunctive of irregular verbs; active and passive voice; "Faire" + an infinitive; pronouns: tous, toute, tout, chacun, aucun; indefinite pronouns; past infinitive; direct and indirect discourse; changing verb tenses; expressions of time; subjunctive past; irregular verbs ending in "indre". Pre-Requisite: FRC 599. 3 units of credit. $254.10. Text extra.
WINTER
WIN
050 1382 Jan 22-Apr 9, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P

FRENCH ADVANCED COMMUNICATION II
FRC 601
This level emphasizes the creative aspects of human language rather than its mechanical aspects. The message rather than the form becomes the motive of speech. Exercises are designed to develop the ability to transmit and receive messages. Objectives, vocabulary and experiences of previous French courses are reinforced and extended. Pre-Requisite: FRC 600. 3 units of credit. $254.10. Text extra.
FALL
WIN
050 1298 Sep 16-Dec 2, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P [Course Closed]

FRENCH ADVANCED COMMUNICATION III
FRC 602
This final level also emphasizes creative rather than mechanical aspects of the language. Vocabulary and experiences of previous French courses are reinforced and extended. Pre-Requisite: FRC 601. 3 units of credit. $254.10. Text extra.
WINTER
WIN
050 1383 Jan 20-Apr 7, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P

Modern Languages

GERMAN I
LBS 142
This is an introductory course to the German Language in a student-centered setting which emphasizes on communicative learning. In this course the essential language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - will be developed simultaneously. In the classroom students will engage in a variety of interactive and communicative activities which will further the required practice to learn the language. During this course, students will also be introduced to various aspects of the culture of German-speaking countries. 3 units of credit. $254.10. Text extra.
FALL
WIN
050 1301 Sep 18-Dec 4, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P [Course Closed]
WINTER
WIN
050 1384 Jan 22-Apr 9, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P

SPANISH I
LBS 147
This is an introductory course to the Spanish language in a student-centered setting which emphasizes a communicative learning approach. In this course, the essential language skills -listening, speaking, reading, writing -will be developed simultaneously. In the classroom, students will engage in a variety of interactive and communicative activities which will further the required practice to learn the language. During this course, students will also be introduced to various aspects of the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. 3 units of credit. $254.10. Text extra.
FALL
WIN
050 1043 Sep 23-Dec 9, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P
WIN
051 1302 Sep 24-Dec 10, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P
CHA
550 1300 Sep 16-Dec 2, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P [Course Closed]
WINTER
WIN
050 1663 Jan 20-Apr 7, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P
CHA
550 1136 Jan 19-Apr 13, Mon, 6:00P-9:30P

SPANISH II
LBS 247
This course is a continuation of Basic Spanish I and introduces the student to a more extensive analysis and understanding of grammar, structure, usage and fluency. Confidence and grasp of the language structure will be built through conversation on topics of daily life. 3 units of credit. $254.10. Text extra.
FALL
WIN
050 1291 Sep 18-Dec 4, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P [Course Closed]
WINTER
WIN
050 1385 Jan 22-Apr 9, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
CHA
550 1314 Jan 20-Apr 7, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P

CHINESE I
LBS 129
This is an introductory course to the Chinese language in a student-centered setting which emphasizes a communicative learning approach. In this course, the essential language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – will be developed simultaneously. In the classroom, students will engage in a variety of interactive and communicative activities which will further the required practice to learn the language. During this course, students will also be introduced to various aspects of the culture of Chinese-speaking countries. 3 units of credit. $254.10. Text extra.
FALL
WIN
050 1292 Sep 16-Dec 2, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P [Course Closed]
WINTER
WIN
050 1386 Jan 20-Apr 7, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P

ITALIAN I
LBS 143
Beginner students with limited or remote experience in Italian have the opportunity to learn the patterns of the Italian language. Emphasis is placed on the oral aspect of the language, concentrating on fostering auditory discrimination, aural comprehension and oral expression. Participants should acquire a minimum of a 300 word vocabulary, progress at their own rate, receive substantial individual attention from the instructor. 3 units of credit. $254.10. Text extra.
FALL
WIN
050 1293 Sep 18-Dec 4, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P [Course Closed]
WINTER
WIN
050 1387 Jan 22-Apr 9, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P

BASIC JAPANESE I
LBS 146
This course will introduce basic conversation, vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills for everyday situations. The 3 writing systems will be introduced: hiragana, katakana, kanji. Conversation skills will be introduced associated with the use of language in verbal and non-verbal communication. 3 units of credit. $254.10. Text extra.
FALL
WIN
050 1012 Sep 16-Dec 2, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P [Course Closed]
WINTER
WIN
050 1388 Jan 20-Apr 7, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P

BASIC KOREAN
SSC 126
This introductory Korean language course, which is for learners with no knowledge or minimal knowledge of the language, emphasizes a communicative learning approach. The essential language skills--listening, speaking, reading, writing and cultural skills for different conditions-–will be developed simultaneously. Students will engage in a variety of interactive activities which will further the practice required to learn the language. Students will also be introduced to various aspects of the culture of Korean–speaking countries. 2 units of credit. $217.80. Text extra.
FALL
WIN
050 1013 Sep 15-Dec 8, Mon, 6:00P-9:00P [Course Closed]
WINTER
WIN
050 1389 Jan 19-Apr 13, Mon, 6:00P-9:00P

Language Interpreter Certificate Program

2014 FALL intake information:
Obtain the training and credential you need to become an international language interpreter. There is a growing need for skilled interpreters who can provide services within the business, health, and human service sectors. St. Clair College is proud to offer this program with the assistance of the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County.

Admission Requirements:
1. An approved College or University degree or diploma.
2. Fluency in English and a second language as demonstrated by a 75% or higher score on the CILISAT test administered by the Multicultural Council and graded by an internationally recognized outside agency.

The cost of the test is $200.00 CDN per student (fee subject to change). Contact the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County at 519-255-1127 to schedule a test. Students should arrange to write the test at least 4 weeks prior to program start. Contact St. Clair College Continuing Education, 519-972-2711 for details.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION SESSIONS:
Wednesday July 16th, 2014 at 6:00 pm
Wednesday August 13th, 2014 at 6:00 pm

These information sessions will be held at the Multicultural Council office, 245 Janette in Windsor. Please call (519) 255-1127 ext. 135 to pre-register.

Six Courses Required:
LIN 101
Intro. to Spoken Language Interpretation
LIN 102
Consecutive Interpreting and Note-Taking
LIN 103
Setting Specific Interpreting - Social Service and Health Industry
LIN 104
Advanced Spoken Language Interpreting
LIN 106
Setting Specific Interpreting
LIN 107
Interpreting In Court/Domestic Violence/Advanced Healthcare Settings

Students will require use of a digital recorder and a steno pad for the following courses.


INTRO TO SPOKEN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION
LIN 101
Introduction to Spoken Language Interpreting is the foundation course of a six course Language Interpreter Certificate Program. This course presents the fundamentals of providing spoken language interpreting services in various settings. Participants will consider the role and responsibilities of the interpreter and discuss professional standards of practice and ethical principles to guide an interpreter’s performance. The course also provides an introduction to various skills required for successful interpreting including note taking, active listening, memory retention, mental transposition and verbalization in the target language. Pre-requisite: CILISAT test. 2 units of credit. $242.80 (tuition $217.80, materials $25.00) Text extra.
FALL
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070 1014 Oct 18-Nov 22, Sat, 9:00A-4:00P (Multicultural Council, 245 Janette Ave.)

CONSECUTIVE INTERPRETING AND NOTE-TAKING
LIN 102
Following a brief overview of the theoretical framework underlying the process of consecutive interpreting, the course concentrates on the development of skills essential to the task of effective interpreting including: memory and comprehension, note taking, vocabulary building, and handling linguistic and ethical challenges assertively. Consecutive interpreting exercises are incorporated throughout the course with a view to analyzing and improving practice. Pre-requisite: CILISAT test. 2 units of credit. $242.80 (tuition $217.80, materials $25.00) Text extra.
FALL
WIN
070 1015 Dec 6-13 and Jan 10-31, Sat, 9:00A-4:00P (Multicultural Council, 245 Janette Ave.)

SETTING SPECIFIC INTERPRETING
SOCIAL SERVICE AND HEALTH INDUSTRY
LIN 103

Following the knowledge and skills learned during the previous two courses, this course will explore interpreting within the Social Service Sector as well as the Health Industry. The challenges and ethical dilemmas related to setting specific interpreting will be reviewed thus developing problem solving skills. Visits to and/or presentations by experts in these settings provide context for course content. Skill and knowledge development and assessment are supported by role plays and case scenarios. Pre-requisite: CILISAT test. 2 units of credit. $242.80 (tuition $217.80, materials $25.00) Text extra.
WINTER
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070 2057 Feb 7-Mar 14, Sat, 9:00A-4:00P (Multicultural Council, 245 Janette Ave.)

ADVANCED SPOKEN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING
LIN 104
The course presents an advanced overview of the principles of spoken language interpreting, including Professional Standards and Ethical Principles; Interpreting in emotionally charged situations; Active listening and comprehension of sensitive material; Advanced memory retention exercises; Consecutive interpreting in complex settings ie. role playing; Liability issues for the interpreter and vicarious trauma. Terminology will be developed in the Legal Advanced Health Care, Violence Against Women Prevention and Child Abuse. Focus will be on skill development. 2 units of credit. $242.80 (tuition $217.80, materials $25.00) Text extra.
WINTER
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070 2058 Mar 28-May 2, Sat, 9:00A-4:00P (Multicultural Council, 245 Janette Ave.)

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Register early to make sure you get into the course you want!

Start and end dates are indicated beneath each course description.

Questions?
Call 519-972-2711 (Windsor) or 519-354-9100 (Chatham)
or 1-800-387-0524 (toll-free) or send an e-mail to coned@stclaircollege.ca.

Registration Info:

Campus Legend:

ONL
Online Delivery
WIN
South Campus
2000 Talbot Rd. W. Windsor
CHA
Thames Campus
1001 Grand Ave. W. Chatham
DIS
Distance Learning by paper-based correspondence