GAS – English for Academic Purposes


Program Code: 1438Y01FWO
Academic Year: /1


Courses

Programs at Algonquin College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided an Algonquin email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.
Level: 01 Hours
ESL4001 Basic Academic Reading Strong reading skills are necessary for academic and workplace success. Students increase reading speed and comprehension while using skills and strategies to understand adapted and authentic passages on a wide variety of topics. Through intensive and extensive reading assignments, students summarize and respond to texts, with an emphasis on accuracy and clarity. 64.0
ESL4002 Basic Academic Writing The ability to express oneself clearly and accurately in writing is important for academic and career success. Students receive extensive feedback from instructors to enhance their writing skills and complete a wide range of assignments. Exploration of sentence structure and grammar enables students to produce simple, compound and complex sentences. Students practise brainstorming and planning methods to produce clear, well-organized writing. 96.0
ESL4003 Basic Academic Listening Strong listening comprehension skills are essential to understand and communicate in academic and workplace environments. Students identify key information and main ideas in a variety of adapted and authentic English listening texts on a wide range of subjects. Students use listening strategies to record information accurately, identify patterns of organization, and complete speaking and writing tasks, such as summaries, responses and personal reflections on the topic. 48.0
ESL4004 Basic Academic Speaking The ability to express oneself clearly and accurately leads to academic and career success. Students develop pronunciation and fluency strategies to improve spoken expression in social, workplace and academic settings. Through group discussions and oral assignments, students prepare and deliver oral presentations in a clear, concise format. 64.0
Level: 02 Hours
ESL6001 Applied Academic Reading Reading skills are essential for success in academic and workplace environments. Students increase reading comprehension, fluency and vocabulary by building on and applying reading skills and strategies. Through intensive and extensive reading assignments, students read both authentic and adapted passages in a variety of subject areas and summarize and respond to the passages, with an emphasis on accuracy and clarity. 64.0
ESL6002 Applied Academic Writing Clear and accurate writing is required in academic and workplace environments. Students use appropriate structures and grammar to produce complex sentences that fulfill a range of communicative functions. Students apply writing process techniques to perform a variety of written communication tasks. Using extensive feedback from instructors, students systematically apply proofreading and editing skills to locate and correct common writing errors and improve written work. 96.0
ESL6003 Applied Academic Listening Listening comprehension skills are essential in order to understand and communicate in academic and workplace environments. Students identify key information and patterns of organization in a variety of adapted and authentic English listening texts on a wide range of academic subjects. Students apply pre-listening and note-taking strategies to create outlines and spoken or written responses to listening passages. 48.0
ESL6004 Applied Academic Speaking Clear and accurate spoken expression is vital for academic and workplace success. Students explore and apply techniques to improve pronunciation and communicate effectively in social, workplace and academic environments. In addition to developing formal presentation skills, students examine and practise self-expression on a wide range of academic topics through small group discussions. 48.0
Level: 03 Hours
ESL7001 Advanced Academic Writing Strong writing skills are required to communicate effectively in academic and professional environments. Students examine and select organizational patterns to produce coherent, clear and unified writing for college and workplace situations. Students produce discipline-specific research papers by applying research skills and documenting sources according to academic guidelines. Extensive feedback from instructors enables students to edit systematically and to enhance written work.

Prerequisites: ESL6002
96.0
ESL7002 Advanced Academic Speaking Effective speaking skills are necessary in college and workplace environments. Students use advanced pronunciation and oral interaction strategies to participate in academic conversations on a wide assortment of topics. Students deliver comprehensive academic presentations incorporating research and respond appropriately to questions and comments.

Prerequisites: ESL6004
64.0
ESL7003 Advanced Integrated Skills-Academic Students intending to study at the postsecondary level require a strong foundation of language and study skills. With focused feedback and guidance from the instructor, students gain independence in academic tasks which integrate listening, speaking, reading and writing on a wide variety of subjects. Through discussions, case studies, formal academic presentations and written reports, students integrate language skills with academic content. Students review assessment and problem-solving skills to prepare for the transition into postsecondary programs.

Prerequisites: ESL6001 and ESL6003
96.0
GED7001 Growing in Global Awareness In today's world, it is increasingly important for us to view ourselves not only as individuals from one country, but also as global citizens. Students trace a personal path towards global citizenship as they examine cross-cultural experiences and research the lives of ordinary and heroic people around the globe. Students explore terminology for social bias and current global issues on their journey from personal to global awareness. 45.0
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