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BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS I
COM 103
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. $269.22 Text extra.
FALL
CHATHAM 550 4508 Sep 21-Dec 7, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1102 Jan 19-Apr 6, Thu, 6:30P-10:00P
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS II
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. $269.22 Text extra.
WINTER
CHATHAM 550 1383 Jan 18-Apr 5, Wed, 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. $269.22 Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 5118 Sep 21-Dec 7, Wed, 6:30P-10:00P
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1036 Jan 17-Apr 4, Tue, 6:30P-10:00P
ONLINE 065 1421 Jan 16-Apr 7
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. $269.22 Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 4763 Sep 20-Dec 6, Tue, 6:30P-10:00P
WINTER
CHATHAM 550 1130 Jan 17-Apr 4, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P
FOUNDATIONS OF ACADEMIC WRITING I
FAW 100
FAW I is a 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. Transfer credit eligibility to the University of Windsor is reserved for these programs only. 3 units of credit. $337.45 (tuition $288.45 + $49.00 access fee) Text extra.
FALL
ONLINE 065 5312 Sep 19-Dec 9

Please note: There is a mandatory orientation session on Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the South Campus, Windsor. 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. $269.22 Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 4735 Sep 20-Dec 6, 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. $269.22 Text extra.
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 2223 Jan 17-Apr 4, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P

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. $249.50 (tuition $220.80, HST $28.70)
FALL
WINDSOR 070 5543 Oct 8-Nov 26, Sat, 9:00A-12:00P
WINTER
WINDSOR 070 1697 Feb 20-Apr 9, 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. $269.22. Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 4382 Sep 20-Dec 6, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P
CHATHAM 550 5122 Sep 22-Dec 8, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1007 Jan 17-Apr 4, 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. $269.22. Text extra.
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1388 Jan 19-Apr 6, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
CHATHAM 550 1261 Jan 19-Apr 6, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P

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 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
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. $269.22. Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 4422 Sep 21-Dec 7, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P
CHATHAM 550 4714 Sep 22-Dec 8, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1315 Jan 18-Apr 5, 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. $269.22. Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 4565 Sep 20-Dec 6, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1265 Jan 17-Apr 4, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P
CHATHAM 550 1158 Jan 18-Apr 5, 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. $269.22. Text extra.
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1185 Jan 19-Apr 6, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
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. $269.22. Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 4421 Sep 21-Dec 7, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1233 Jan 18-Apr 5, Wed, 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. $269.22. Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 4647 Sep 22-Dec 8, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1192 Jan 19-Apr 6, 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. $269.22 Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 4635 Sep 22-Dec 8, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1118 Jan 17-Apr 4, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P
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. $269.22 Text extra.
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1258 Jan 19-Apr 6, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P

Modern Languages

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. $269.22. Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 4651 Sep 20-Dec 6, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P
CHATHAM 550 4551 Sep 20-Dec 6, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1327 Jan 17-Apr 4, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P
CHATHAM 550 1115 Jan 17-Apr 4, Tue, 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. $269.22. Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 5472 Sep 22-Dec 8, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1019 Jan 19-Apr 6, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
CHATHAM 550 1144 Jan 18-Apr 5, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P
MODERN LANGUAGES - BASIC SPANISH III
LBS 347N
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. $304.22 (tuition $269.22, HST $35.00). Text extra
FALL
WINDSOR 050 XXXX Sep 21-Dec 7, Wed, 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. $269.22. Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 050 4523 Sep 22-Dec 8, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P
CHATHAM 550 5373 Sep 19-Dec 12, Mon, 6:00P-9:30P
WINTER
WINDSOR 050 1109 Jan 19-Apr 6, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P

Language Interpreter Certificate Program

2016 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 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.

PLEASE JOIN US AT OUR PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSION.
The information session will be held August 17 at 6 pm at the offices of the Multicultural Council, 245 Janette in Windsor, and will include an overview of the program as well as valuable tips for preparing for the ILSAT admissions test. Please call (519) 255-1127 ext. 135 to pre-register.

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
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. $255.76 (tuition $230.76, materials $25.00) Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 070 5144 Oct 15-Nov 19, 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: ILSAT test. 2 units of credit. $255.76 (tuition $230.76, materials $25.00) Text extra.
FALL
WINDSOR 070 5542 Dec 3-17 and Jan 7-21, Sat, 9:00A-4:00P (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, 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: ILSAT test. 2 units of credit. $255.76 (tuition $230.76, materials $25.00) Text extra.
WINTER
WINDSOR 070 1243 Jan 28-Mar 4, Sat, 9:00A-4:00P (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. 2 units of credit. $255.76 (tuition $230.76, materials $25.00) Text extra.
WINTER
WINDSOR 070 1164 Mar 18-Apr 22, Sat, 9:00A-4:00P (Multicultural Council, 245 Janette Ave.)
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Windsor

South Campus 2000 Talbot Rd. W. Windsor

Chatham

Chatham Campus 1001 Grand Ave. W. Chatham

Leamington

South Essex Community Council 215 Talbot St. E. Leamington

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