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Language Assessment and Essential Communication Skills

In order to ensure Sheridan graduates have the skills they need to excel in their field of employment, we consult regularly with employers through Program Advisory Committees and through research into the skills required of employees in today’s complex workplace. One of the most essential skills is that of effective communication.

Essential Communications Skills (ECS) (course code COMM19999), is a communications course intended to help you develop the written and spoken communication and presentation skills your future employers tell us you will need. This course will also help you develop the academic writing skills you will need throughout your program.

For more information on the course curriculum, check out the course outline for COMM19999. Students who are required to take Essential Communications Skills as part of their program must first complete a Language Assessment prior to the start of classes so they can be placed into the correct Communications Skills course.

Please note: Language Assessment test scores are valid for three years. If you have not enrolled in a communications course within three years of your Language Assessment, you will have to retake the Language Assessment. 

Winter 2020 Term

Students who are admitted to the following programs are required to complete a Language Assessment at Sheridan before classes begin in January.

Applicants starting full time programs in January 2020 and requiring a language assessment will be able to register for their test via myStudent Centre beginning in October.

Winter 2020 Programs Requiring Language Assessment

PADMK Advertising and Marketing Communications – Management HMC
PAMCM  Advertising and Marketing Communications – Management HMC
PANCR  Animal Care      Davis
PARTF      Art Fundamentals    Trafalgar
PCAJS     Community and Justice Services    Davis
PCESD     Educational Support Diploma PT Trafalgar
PCYCD     Child and Youth Care  Davis & Trafalgar
PECED     Early Childhood Education (Full time & Part time)     Davis & Trafalgar
PINDE Interior Decorating      HMC
PMDAF  Media Fundamentals  Trafalgar         
PMMCA Makeup for Media and Creative Arts Trafalgar              
PPNSG     Practical Nursing  Davis
PPOLF  Police Foundations Davis
PPSWK     Personal Support Worker  Davis
PSSWK   Social Service Worker Davis & Trafalgar

Communication Foundations and Essential Communication Skills

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Booking your Language Assessment

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Completing your Language Assessment

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Essential Communication Skills and Advanced Standing

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International Students and Language Assessment

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Language Assessment Scoring Rubric and Samples

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