Continuing Education

NESL710 - ESL Language and Culture Activities Course

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Course Overview

This 2-to-6-week course is tailored for students who aim to enhance their social and life skills while gaining insight into Canadian culture. Students will be immersed in informal communication within the Canadian socio-cultural backdrop. Through a comprehensive curriculum with engaging field trips around Edmonton and Alberta, participants will have the opportunity to communicate with Canadian native speakers and other non-native speakers to cultivate their oral proficiency and fluency. The course also emphasizes the utilization of appropriate speaking conventions and conversation strategies within a Canadian context, promoting ethical and impactful communication. Students are also able to navigate diverse communication scenarios adeptly through fostering intercultural and socio-linguistic competence. With the skills and knowledge gained in this course, students can dive into the world of discovery and technology, find ways to enhance the quality of lifestyle, and familiarize themselves with the valued notions in a Canadian context. Participants will also enjoy collaborating in group work activities that enrich their life skills.

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Delivery Methods

  • Face to Face: Where: In-person meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Face-to-face instruction at all class meetings. Location may be on campus or at a worksite.
  • Blended: Where: Mixture of in-person & online components. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Combination of face-to-face and online components at specific times. Some online components may be accessed online anytime.
  • Hyflex: Where: Choice to attend in-person or online meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. For each class, students choose to attend in-person with the instructor or online at a specific time.
  • Remote Live Delivery: Where: Online with instructor. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Instruction is delivered at set times online. Students do not come to campus.
  • Remote On-Demand Delivery: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online. While there are no set class meetings, there may be set due dates and deadlines for some activities. Students may interact with peers through virtual tools.
  • Remote Independent: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online, with no instructor support. While students choose when to do coursework, there may be set due dates and deadlines. 
  • Work Placement: Where: In-person meetings. When: Work is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Onsite work integrated learning. Location at a worksite.
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