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. $261.66 Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 1031 May 9-Jun 27 Mon, Wed, 6:00P-9:00P
WINDSOR 055 1134 Jul 4-Aug 22 Mon, Wed, 6:00P-9:00P
CHATHAM 550 1275 May 9-Jun 20 Mon, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P
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. $261.66 Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 1149 May 10-Jun 23 Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:00P
CHATHAM 555 1252 Jul 5-Aug 11 Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
ORAL COMMUNICATION I
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. $261.66 Text extra.
WINDSOR 055 1133 Jul 5-Aug 18 Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:00P
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. $261.66 Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 1266 May 10-Jun 23 Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:00P
WINDSOR 055 1174 Jul 5-Aug 18 Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:00P
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. $261.66 Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 1225 May 10-Jun 23 Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:00P
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. $261.66 Text extra.
WINDSOR 055 1024 Jul 4-Aug 22 Mon, Wed, 6:00P-9:00P
French Language Program
The objective of the French Language 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 519-972-2711 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" verbs; days, months, seasons, the date; interrogative adjectives "which" and "what". 3 units of credit. $261.66. Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 1256 May 9-Jun 20 Mon, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P
WINDSOR 055 1161 Jul 4-Aug 15 Mon, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P
CHATHAM 550 1071 May 9-Jun 20 Mon, Wed, 6:00P-9:30
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. $261.66. Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 1257 May 9-Jun 20 Mon,Wed, 6:00P-9:30P
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 "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. $261.66. Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 1258 May 10-Jun 16 Tue,Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
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. $261.66. Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 1243 May 10-Jun 16 Tue,Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
This is an introductory course to the Italian 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 Italian-speaking countries. 3 units of credit. $261.66 Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 1163 May 10-Jul 26 Tue, 6:00P-9:30P
CHATHAM 550 1010 May 9-Jun 20 Mon, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P
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. $261.66 Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 1164 May 10-Jul 26 Tue, 6:00P-9:30P
WINDSOR 055 1165 Jul 4-Aug 15 Mon, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P
CHATHAM 550 1173 May 9-Jun 20 Mon, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P
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. $261.66 Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 1228 May 10-Jun 23 Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:00P
CHATHAM 550 1230 May 10-Jun 16 Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
WINDSOR 055 1132 Jul 5-Aug 18 Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:00P
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. $261.66 Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 1227 May 10- Jun 23 Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:00P
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 days, 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. $249.50 (tuition $220.80, HST $28.70) Text extra.
WINDSOR 070 1941 May 7-Jun 25 Sat, 9:00A-12:00P
Language Interpreter Certificate Program
Next intake Fall 2016
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 ILSAT 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.
Six Courses Required:
LIN 101 Intro. to Spoken Language Interpreting
LIN 102 Consecutive Interpreting, Note-Taking, and Sight Translation - Skills Development
LIN 103 Setting Specific Interpreting - Social Service and Health Industry
LIN 104 Advanced Spoken Language Interpreting
LIN 106 Simultaneous Interpreting- Skills Development
LIN 107 Interpreting In Court, Domestic Violence, Advanced Healthcare Settings
SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETING –SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
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. 2 units of credit. Pre-requisite. Fall fees to be determined. Pre-requisite LIN 104. 2 units of credit. $249.28 (tuition $224.28, materials $25.00) Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 1150 May 14-Jun 18 Sat, 9:00A-4:00P (Multicultural Council, 245 Janette Ave.)
INTERPRETING IN COURT/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/ADVANCED HEALTHCARE SETTINGS
Four interpreting settings are introduced and explored; court interpreting, interpreting for child victims/witnesses; advanced health care interpreting; and interpreting in the violence against women sector. Protocols, procedures and techniques necessary for functioning effectively as an interpreter are reviewed and discussed, forming the basis for problem solving exercises. Pre-requisite LIN 106. 2 units of credit. $249.28 (tuition $224.28, materials $25.00) Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 1151 Jul 9-Aug 13 Sat, 9:00A-4:00P (Multicultural Council, 245 Janette Ave.)