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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 print and 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.
Winter
Online 065 1073 Jan. 20-Apr. 11 $305.62 (includes $49.00 access fee)
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 2
COM 203
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
FALL
WINDSOR 050 5794 Sept 19-Dec 5, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P $256.62
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION
COM 210
An overview of written communication in an increasingly technological workplace. Learn how to write for readers and communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences. Use a systematic and recursive process to create a variety of technical documents from descriptions and instructions to proposals and recommendation reports. Apply a self-development model for the enhancement of professional communication skills. 3 units of credit. Text Extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 5681 Sep 7-Dec 14, Sat, 8:00A-11:00A $274.95

IELTS INTENSIVE PREPARATION WORKSHOP

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.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 4959 Sep 21-Nov 9, Sat, 1:30P-4:30P $249.50 (tuition $220.80, HST $28.70)
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1147 Jan 18-Mar 7, Sat, 1:30P-4:30P $249.50 (tuition $220.80, HST $28.70)

Language Interpreter Certificate Program

2019 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 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.

Six Required Courses: 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
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: ILSAT test. 2 units of credit.
FALL
WINDSOR 070 5134 Oct 19-Nov 23, Sat, 9:00A-4:00P, $244.96 (tuition $219.96, materials $25.00) (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: LIN 101. 2 units of credit.
FALL
WINDSOR 070 5135 Nov 30-Jan 18, Sat, 9:00A-4:00P, $244.96 (tuition $219.96, materials $25.00) (Multicultural Council, 245 Janette Ave.)
SIGHT TRANSLATION – SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
LIN 103
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.
WINTER
WINDSOR 070 1017 Jan 25-Feb 29, Sat, 9:00A-4:00, $244.96 (tuition $219.96, materials $25.00) (Multicultural Council, 245 Janette Ave.)
SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETING
LIN 104
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.
WINTER
WINDSOR 070 1018 Mar 7-Apr 18, Sat, 9:00A-4:00P, $244.96 (tuition $219.96, materials $25.00) (Multicultural Council, 245 Janette Ave.)
SETTING SPECIFIC INTERPRETING
LIN 106
This course concentrates on the acquisition of knowledge and the enhancement of skills introduced in Courses I-IV in preparation for interpreting in different settings. Four interpreting settings are introduced and explored; court interpreting, interpreting with child victims/witnesses; 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. A variety of articles and accompanying self-study and terminology development activities enrich the course. Research and field observation provide context for course content. Skill and knowledge development and assessment are supported by role plays and case scenarios. Pre-requisite: ILSAT test, LIN 101, LIN 102, LIN 103, LIN 104. 2 units of credit.
WINTER
WINDSOR 070 1019 Apr 25-May 30, Sat, 9:00A-4:00P, $244.96 (tuition $219.96, materials $25.00) (Multicultural Council, 245 Janette Ave.)
SKILLS INTEGRATION: CAPSTONE
LIN 107
The Capstone Course begins with a brief review of the main interpreting competencies covered in the previous five courses. Following a recap of the ethical principles and standards of practice, the skills of consecutive interpreting and note taking, sight translation and simultaneous interpreting are practiced in preparation for the course’s major component - the integration of interpreter skills and competencies through the “Comprehensive Case Studies” method. The final module deals with professional comportment issues and some of the financial management skills required for the interpreter who works as an independent contractor. Pre-requisite: ILSAT test, LIN 101, LIN 102, LIN 103, LIN 104, LIN 106. 2 units of credit.
WINTER
WINDSOR 070 1020 Jun 6-Jul 11, Sat, 9:00A-4:00P, $244.96 (tuition $219.96, materials $25.00) (Multicultural Council, 245 Janette Ave.)

Modern Languages

INTRODUCTORY FRENCH LANGUAGE I
FRC 100N
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”. Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 5045 Sep 18-Dec 4, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P, $336.00
CHATHAM 550 5109 Sep 18-Dec 4, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P, $336.00
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1212 Jan 22-Apr 8, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P, $336.00
INTRODUCTORY FRENCH LANGUAGE II
FRC 200N
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 100N or FRC 595. Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 5046 Sep 19-Dec 5, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P, $336.00
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1178 Jan 23-Apr 9, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P, $336.00
CHATHAM 550 1195 Jan 22-Apr 8, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P, $336.00
INTRODUCTORY SIGN LANGUAGE I
GNR 1SIGN
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. Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 5047 Sep 17-Dec 3, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P, $336.00
INTRODUCTORY SIGN LANGUAGE II
GNR 2SIGN
Continual development of basic communication skills including grammatical structure and a selected vocabulary. Pre-Requisite: GNR 1SIGN or ASL 106. Text extra.
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1180 Jan 23-Apr 9, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P, $336.00
SPANISH I
GNR 1SPANIS
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. Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 5048 Sep 17-Dec 3, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P, $336.00
CHATHAM 550 5131 Sep 18-Dec 4, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P, $336.00
WINTER
CHATHAM 550 1197 Jan 23-Apr 9, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P, $336.00
SPANISH II
GNR 2SPANIS
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. Pre-Requisite: GNR 1SPANIS or LBS 147. Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 5049 Sep 18-Dec 4, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P, $336.00
ITALIAN I
GNR 1ITALY
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.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 5059 Sep 19-Dec 5, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P, $336.00
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1213 Jan 23-Apr 9, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P, $336.00
ITALIAN II
GNR 2ITALY
This course is the second step within the introductory level of the Italian language program. As in the previous 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.
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1174 Jan 22-Apr 8, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P, $336.00
GERMAN I
LNG 1GERMAN
This is an introductory course to the German language in a student-centred 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 German-speaking countries.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 5056 Sep 23-Dec 16, Mon, 6:00P-9:30P, $336.00
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1175 Jan 20-Apr 13, Mon, 6:00P-9:30P, $336.00
GERMAN II
GNR 2GERMAN
This course is the second step within the introductory level of the German language programme. As in the previous 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.
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1179 Jan 23-Apr 9, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P, $336.00
ARABIC FOR BEGINNERS
GNR 729CS
This introductory course is designed for learners with minimal or no knowledge of Arabic, who will be introduced to Modern Standard Arabic language and cultures by a method that integrates the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Participants will learn how to produce the sounds of the alphabet, join letters together to form words, and read and write phrases and simple sentences. Participants will develop fundamental conversational skills, such as greetings, introductions and asking simple questions related to directions. The course will include some exploration of the main characteristics of cultures of the Arab world and draw participants’ attention to the diversity of Arabic speaking countries.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 5098 Sep 18-Dec 4, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P, $336.00
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1163 Jan 22-Apr 8, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P, $336.00
CHINESE I
LBS 210LS
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.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 5094 Sep 19-Dec 5, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P, $336.00
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1173 Jan 23-Apr 9, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P, $336.00
CHINESE II
LBS 215LS
This course is a continuation of our introductory level Chinese course. As in the previous 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.
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1164 Jan 21-Apr 7, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P, $336.00
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