English and Modern Languages
For English and Modern Languages course inquiries call 519-972-2711 (Windsor) or 519-354-9100 (Thames).
It is recommended that you select your English upgrading courses based on your area of study:
ENG 107, COM 200
Pre-Health Science and Pre-Nursing:
ENG 107, COM 200
LITERATURE: SHORT EXPOSITION LSW 100G
This general education course has a dual purpose: to raise awareness of enduring and current issues, and to express the impact of these issues on oneself and society. Students examine a variety of issues such as class, gender, race, individual and group behaviour, ethics, morality and conflict as portrayed in short expository prose selections. They engage in classroom discussion, and demonstrate understanding of these issues through various writing assignments. Emphasis is placed on broadening the student’s understanding of the impact of literary elements and devices on Canadian and World Culture, and to effectively express that understanding through writing projects. 3 units of credit. $246.96 Text extra.
050 May 6-Jun 12, Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
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. $246.96 Text extra.
050 1260 May 5-Jun 23, Mon, Wed, 6:00P-9:00P
055 3967 Jul 8-Aug 21, Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:00P
550 3474 May 6-Jun 12, Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
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. $246.96 Text extra.
055 1257 Jul 7-Aug 25, Mon, Wed, 6:00P-9:00P
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. $246.96 Text extra.
050 3440 May 6-Jun 19, Tue, Thu, 6:30P-9:30P
555 3284 Jul 7-Aug 18, Mon, Wed, 6:00P-9:00
055 3961 Jul 8-Aug 21, Tue, Thu, 6:30P-9:30P
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. $246.96 Text extra.
550 3476 May 6-Jun 12, Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
FOUNDATIONS OF ACADEMIC WRITING FAW 100
FAW I is basic course designed to develop effective writing skills for communicating ideas in academic writing. Topics will include grammar, writing processes, conventions or different prose forms, sentence and paragraph construction. Extensive grammar review and peer review process are course components. This course is intended for students in the following programs: Early Childhood Education, Liberal Arts, and Community and Justice Services. While others may enroll in the course, transfer credit eligibility to the University of Windsor is reserved for these programs only. 3 units of credit. $313.60 (tuition $264.60 + $49.00 access fee) Text extra.
065 1231 May 5-Jul 26 (online)
There is a mandatory orientation session on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 5:00pm at the South Campus, Windsor. Chatham students who are unable to attend the orientation session in Windsor must contact the Continuing Education Office at 519-972-2711.
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. $246.96 Text extra.
050 3915 May 6-Jun 19, Tue, Thu, 6:30P-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. $246.96 Text extra.
055 1259 Jul 7-Aug 25, Mon, Wed, 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 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.
070 32172 May 24-Jun 21, Sat, 9:00A-12:00P
CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH LBS 10ES
This course combines listening and speaking skills to develop sufficient communication in English in order to cope at the post- secondary level. Designed for intermediate to advanced ESL students, it includes pronunciation, question and answer techniques, idiomatic English, note-taking skills and conversation. These skills are developed through a combination of in class participation and language lab activities. To be eligible for this course students are required to have a basic competency in English as a second language. 4 units of credit. $329.28 Text extra.
050 2795 May 6-Aug 7, Tue, Thu, 6:30-8:30
TOEFL EXAM PREPARATION ESL 500
Designed for non-native speakers of English who have advanced English language fluency, this non-credit course assists students to prepare for the revised format of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) released in 2007. The TOEFL now tests reading, writing, listening and speaking as well as academic proficiency. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of LINC Level 5, ESL 155 or equivalent. Non-credit $345.78 (tuition $306.00, HST $39.78) Text extra.
050 31432 May 6-Jun 12, Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:00P
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. $246.96 Text extra.
050 3924 May 6-Jun 19, Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:00P
055 1124 Jul 3-Aug 19, Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:00P
550 3930 May 6-Jun 12, Tue, Thu, 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. $246.96 Text extra.
050 3923 May 6- Jun 19, Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:00P
550 2875 Jul 8-Aug 14, Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
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.
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” verbs; days, months, seasons, the date; interrogative adjectives “which” and “what”. 3 units of credit. $246.96 Text extra.
050 2692 May 6-Jun 19, Tue, Thu, 6:30P-9:30P
055 4051 Jul 3-Aug 19, Tue, Thu, 6:30P-9:30P
550 3932 May 6-Jun 12, Tue, Thu, 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. $235.20 Text extra.
050 2791 May 6-Jul 8, Tue, 6:00P-10:00P
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. $235.20 Text extra.
050 2792 May 8-Jul 10, Thu, 6:00P-10:00P
FRENCH INTERMEDIATE COMMUNICATION I 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. $235.20 Text extra.
050 2798 May 6-Jul 8, Tue, 6:00P-10:00P
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. $235.20 Text extra.
050 2800 May 8-Jul 10, Thu, 6:00P-10:00P
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. $246.96 Text extra.
050 3447 May 6-Jun 19, Tue, Thu, 6:30P-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. $246.96 Text extra.
050 1331 May 6-Jun 19, Tue, Thu, 6:30P-9:30P
055 4053 Jul 3-Aug 19, Tue, Thu, 6:30P-9:30P
550 3953 May 5-Jun 16, Mon, Wed, 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. $246.96 Text extra.
050 3744 May 6-Jun 19, Tue, Thu, 6:30P-9:30P
ARABIC I LBS 198
This course is designed for learners with minimal or no knowledge of Arabic. It will introduce them to Modern Standard Arabic language and cultures, using a method that integrates the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students will learn how to produce the alphabet's sounds and read the letters' names, how to write these letters based on their positions in the word, how to join letters together in order to form words, and how to read and write phrases and simple sentences. Learners will develop basic conversational skills, enabling them to converse in basic everyday situations, such as introducing one self to others, greeting people and asking simple questions related to directions. Useful information will also be provided regarding major characteristics of the diverse cultures of Arabic-speaking countries. 3 units of credit. $246.96 Text extra.
050 1848 May 5-Jun 23, Mon, Wed, 6:30P-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. $246.96 Text extra.
050 3921 May 6-Jun 19, Tue, Thu, 6:30P-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. $246.96 Text extra.
050 3434 May 6-Jun 19, Tue, Thu, 6:30P-9:30P
550 3460 May 5-Jun 16, Mon, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P
Language Interpreter Certificate Program
Next intake Fall 2014
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.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION SESSIONS:
Wednesday April 23rd, 2014 at 6:00 pm
Wednesday May 21st, 2014 at 6:00 pm
Wednesday June 18th, 2014 at 6:00 pm
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.
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.
Six Courses Required:
Intro. to Spoken Language Interpreting
Consecutive Interpreting; Note-Taking; and sight
translation- skills development
Setting Specific Interpreting - Social Service
and Health Industry
Advanced Spoken Language Interpreting
Simultaneous Interpreting- Skills Development
Interpreting In Court/Domestic Violence /
Advanced Healthcare Settings
Students will require use of a digital recorder and a steno pad for the following courses.