BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS I
This course fosters the development of written communication skills necessary for business students. Students learn to analyze an intended audience, determine purpose, and apply the appropriate business communication format including letters, email, memos, instant messages, and proposals. Critical reading skills are also developed. Students review Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and paragraph construction. 3 units of credit. Text extra.
Chatham 550 5577 Sep 20-Dec 6, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
Windsor 050 1016 Jan 18-Apr 5, Thu, 6:30P-10:00P $277.20
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS II
This course enhances the skills attained in Communication for Business I by applying them to writing projects, team interaction, and formal presentations. Students learn to write various reports including informational and analytical reports. Research techniques including the use of databases and APA documentation methods are studied. Students will work in teams to construct and present a major formal report. 3 units of credit. Text extra.
Chatham 550 1017 Jan 17-Apr 4, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
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. Text extra.
Windsor 050 5538 Sep 20-Dec 6, Wed, 6:30P-10:00P $277.20
Windsor 050 1267 Jan 16-Apr 3, Tue, 6:30P-10:00P $277.20
Online 065 1268 Jan. 15-Apr. 7 $326.20 (includes $49.00 access fee)
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. Text extra.
Windsor 050 5560 Sep 19-Dec 5, Tue, 6:30P-10:00P $277.20
Windsor 050 1292 Jan 16-Apr 3, Tue, 6:30P-10:00P $277.20
Chatham 550 1293 Jan 16-Apr 3, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
COMMUNICATION ACROSS CULTURES
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. Text extra.
Windsor 050 5388 Sep 19-Dec 5, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
LITERATURE: SHORT FICTION
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. Text extra.
Windsor 050 1078 Jan 16-Apr 3, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
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
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.
Windsor 070 6243 Oct 14-Dec 2, Sat, 9:00A-12:00P $249.50 (tuition $220.80, HST $28.70)
Windsor 070 1852 Feb 3-Mar 24, Sat, 9:00A-12:00P $249.50 (tuition $220.80, HST $28.70)
American Sign Language
ASL AND CULTURE FOR THE BEGINNER
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. Text extra.
Windsor 050 5564 Sep 19-Dec 5, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
Chatham 550 5565 Sep 21-Dec 7, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
Windsor 050 1295 Jan 16-Apr 3, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
SIGN LANGUAGE II (ASL)
Continual development of basic communication skills including grammatical structure and a selected vocabulary. Pre-Requisite: ASL 106. 3 units of credit. Text extra.
Windsor 050 5412 Sep 21-Dec 7, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
Windsor 050 1120 Jan 18-Apr 5, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
Chatham 550 1119 Jan 18-Apr 5, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
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.
FRC 594 French Intro. Communication I
FRC 595 French Intro. Communication II
FRC 596 French Intro. Communication III
FRC 597 French Inter. Communication I
FRC 598 French Inter. Communication II
FRC 599 French Inter. Communication III
FRC 600 French Adv. Communication I
FRC 601 French Adv. Communication II
FRC 602 French Adv. Communication III
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
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. Text extra.
Windsor 050 5403 Sep 20-Dec 6, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
Chatham 550 5402 Sep 21-Dec 7, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
Windsor 050 1110 Jan 17-Apr 4, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
FRENCH INTRODUCTION COMMUNICATION II
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. Text extra.
Windsor 050 5455 Sep 19-Dec 5, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
Windsor 050 1167 Jan 16-Apr 3, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
Chatham 550 1168 Jan 17-Apr 4, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
FRENCH INTRODUCTION COMMUNICATION III
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 “ilest”; 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. Text extra.
Windsor 050 5356 Sep 19-Dec 5, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
FRENCH INTERMEDIATE COMMUNICATION I
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. Text extra.
Windsor 050 1102 Jan 16-Apr 3, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
FRENCH INTERMEDIATE COMMUNICATION III
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; futuranterieur; the negative “ni...ni”; possessive pronouns. Pre-Requisite: FRC 598. 3 units of credit. Text extra.
Windsor 050 5452 Sep 21-Dec 7, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
FRENCH ADVANCED COMMUNICATION I
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. Text extra.
Windsor 050 1089 Jan 18-Apr 5, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
FRENCH ADVANCED COMMUNICATION II
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. Text extra.
Windsor 050 5379 Sep 21-Dec 7, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
FRENCH ADVANCED COMMUNICATION III
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. Text extra.
Windsor 050 1134 Jan 18-Apr 5, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
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. Text extra.
Windsor 050 5414 Sep 21-Dec 7, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
Chatham 550 5415 Sep 19-Dec 5, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
Windsor 050 1123 Jan 16-Apr 3, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
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. Text extra.
Windsor 050 5416 Sep 19-Dec 5, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
Windsor 050 1125 Jan 18-Apr 5, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
Chatham 550 1124 Jan 16-Apr 3, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
MODERN LANGUAGES - BASIC SPANISH III
This course is a continuation of Basic Spanish II. All students will be encouraged to communicate and follow instructions only in Spanish. Students will use different tenses of grammar and manage the sentence structures and vocabulary necessary to involve themselves without difficulty in everyday conversations. Pre-Requisite: LBS 247. Text extra.
Windsor 050 5757 Sep 20-Dec 6, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P $313.24 (tuition $277.20, HST $36.04)
SPANISH IMMERSION IN THE ARTS
Analysis of Spanish arts and culture through project-based instruction which includes field trips, oral presentations, discussions, written assignments and hands-on tasks about novels, movies, singing, cooking, and painting with the purpose of acknowledging the arts, language, beliefs, popular tradition and customs of Spanish-speaking people. The course is delivered primarily in Spanish. 3 units of credit. Text extra.
Windsor 050 5740 Sep 20-Dec 6, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P $313.24 (tuition $277.20, HST $36.04)
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. Text extra.
Windsor 050 6288 Sep 21-Dec 7, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
Windsor 050 1062 Jan 18-Apr 5, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P $277.20
Language Interpreter Certificate Program
2017 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.
- An approved College or University degree or diploma.
- Fluency in English and a second language as demonstrated by a 75% or higher score on the ILISAT 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 ext. 135 to schedule a test. Students should arrange to write the test at least 4-6 weeks prior to program start. Contact St. Clair College Continuing Education, 519-972-2711 for details.
PLEASE JOIN US AT OUR PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSION.
Information sessions will provide an overview of the program as well as valuable tips for preparing for the ILSAT admissions test. Please contact the Multicultural Council, (519) 255-1127 ext. 135 to pre-register. All information sessions are held at the Multicultural Council, 245 Janette Ave. Windsor.
Information Session Dates:
Wednesday, July 19th, 6:00P
Wednesday, August 16th, 6:00P
Six Courses Required:
LIN 101 Introduction to Spoken Language Interpretation
LIN 102 Consecutive Interpreting and Note-Taking
LIN 103 Sight Translation – Skills Development
LIN 104 Simultaneous Interpreting
LIN 106 Setting Specific Interpreting
LIN 107 Skills integration: Capstone
*Students will require use of a digital recorder and a steno pad for the following courses.
INTRO TO SPOKEN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION
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: ILSAT test. 2 units of credit.
Windsor 070 5491 Oct 14-Nov 18, Sat, 9:00A-4:00P $262.60 (tuition $237.60, materials $25.00) (Multicultural Council, 245 Janette Ave.)
CONSECUTIVE INTERPRETING AND NOTE-TAKING
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: LIN 101. 2 units of credit.
Windsor 070 5490 Dec 2-16 and Jan 13-27, Sat, 9:00A-4:00P $262.60 (tuition $237.60, materials $25.00) (Multicultural Council, 245 Janette Ave.)
SIGHT TRANSLATION – SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Sight translation, sometimes referred to as sight interpretation, is a hybrid of interpreting and translation. Using documents related to a number of different settings, the course will instruct participants in the fundamentals of sight translation and assist in the development of related skills, such as reading comprehension, scanning for main ideas, fast reading, and analysis of language, vocabulary enrichment and comprehension verification through paraphrasing. The course will also equip participants with the tools to manage ethical and performance challenges in sight translation. Pre-requisite: LIN 102. 2 units of credit. Text extra.
Windsor 070 1199 Feb 3-Mar 10, Sat, 9:00A-4:00 $262.60 (tuition $237.60, materials $25.00) (Multicultural Council, 245 Janette Ave.)
Simultaneous interpreting provides an immediate interpretation of a speaker’s utterances. Through simulations, role plays and audio/visual exercises participants will develop skills in simultaneous interpreting without the use of electronic equipment. Subsequent to the theory overview, participants will practice: active listening, shadowing, retelling, paraphrasing, memory exercises and self-evaluation. Based on exposure to exercises and simulations, participants will develop and practice skills and techniques used in simultaneous interpreting in various settings and contexts. Pre-requisite: LIN 103. 2 units of credit. Text extra.
Windsor 070 1198 Mar 24-Apr 28, Sat, 9:00A-4:00P $262.60 (tuition $237.60, materials $25.00) (Multicultural Council, 245 Janette Ave.)
LIN 106 and LIN 107
Courses will be in the spring semester. Dates and times TBA.