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 2017 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 2017 and requiring a language assessment will be able to register for their test via myStudent Centre beginning in October 2016. 

 Code


 Program

 Campus

PANCR 

Animal Care

Davis

PARTF

Art Fundamentals

Trafalgar 

PCAJS

Community and Justice Services

Davis

PCPHA

Community Pharmacy Assistant 

Davis

PCYCD

Child and Youth Care

Davis & Trafalgar

PECED

Early Childhood Education

Davis & Trafalgar

PFITL

Fundamentals of Fitness Leadership

Davis

PINDE

 Interior Decorating

HMC

PMMCA

 Makeup for Media and Creative Arts

Trafalgar

PPHSS

Pre-health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees

Davis

PPHTO

Pharmacy Technician

Davis

PPNSG

Practical Nursing

Davis

PPOLF

Police Foundations

Davis

PPSWK

Personal Support Worker

Davis

PSSWK

Social Service Worker

Davis & Trafalgar


HMC

HMC

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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