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ESL (English as a Second Language)
• Full-time or part-time • Starts: September, January, and May • Fees vary • 15-week semester • Prince George campus More than 30 years’ experience in teaching ESL has placed the College of New Caledonia amongst the best English language institutes in Canada. Study with highly qualified teachers in a pure English environment, and watch your English improve rapidly in our multicultural classrooms. Combine ESL with university and academic programs and make steady progress towards your career goals. Admission requirements 1. You must be at least 17 years of age, or turn 18 during the first semester at CNC. 2. To ensure you enter the program at the appropriate level, you must complete a placement test before admission. ESL instructors will also interview you before program placement. Note: TOEFL is not required for admission to ESL. Program outline Fundamental Level ESL 060 Beginner Level ESL English for Academic Purposes (EAP) ESL 095 ESL 096 ESL 097 EAP Listening and Speaking EAP Writing and Grammar EAP Reading Level 3 — Advanced ESL Core courses include listening and speaking, reading, writing, grammar. Plus one university course Level 4 — English for academic purposes Core courses include college level writing, reading, listening, and speaking. Plus two university courses University, business or career technical programs No TOEFL is required after completing English for academic purposes. Complete ESL and progress to college or university programs without TOEFL or other testing. Important dates Fall term • Classes: September 7, 2010 – December 17, 2010 (includes exams) Spring term • Classes: January 4, 2011 – April 21, 2011 (includes exams) • Study break: February 14 – 18, 2011
Revised: 10.08.11

Note: Students in the Advanced and EAP levels may also take either one or two academic courses (depending on their ESL level), in these areas: • University arts and science • Business and management • College and career preparation (upgrading) There is no additional fee for these courses (international students only). After you complete the EAP level, you can take university-level English courses (you must meet course requirements before registering). Grading scale Note: In the ESL program, you need 80% to pass. A+ A B+ B 95 – 100% 90 – 94.9% 85 – 89.9% 80 – 84.9%

CS/F Below 80% (CS = Continuing Status — for details, please see “Grading System” the back of the calendar.) ESL level progression Level 1 — Fundamental ESL Main focus: vocabulary building, pronunciation, and conversation. Reading and writing are also taught. Level 2 — Intermediate ESL Core courses include grammar, listening and speaking, reading, writing.

Intermediate Level ESL 070 ESL 071 ESL 072 ESL 073 Intermediate Grammar Intermediate Listening and Speaking Intermediate Writing Intermediate Reading

Advanced Level ESL 090 ESL 091 ESL 092 ESL 093 Advanced Grammar Advanced Listening and Speaking Advanced Writing Advanced Reading

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