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English Language Studies (ESL)

Ontario College Certificate

English Language Studies (ESL)

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

(Mississauga)

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

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Improve English language skills for college and university study.

Program Overview

Training for all skill levels

Exclusively for learners who speak English as an additional language, this program offers five levels of instruction, from Foundations to Advanced levels and ultimately the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) level. When you complete the EAP level (and pass one General Elective course), you will receive a General Arts and Science Ontario College Certificate and may apply to other Sheridan programs without further language testing.

Hands-on learning

The ESL program encourages classroom interaction. You will work on group projects and assignments that require interaction in the community. You will practice speaking and listening in a computerized language lab, and you’ll learn to conduct computer research, take notes and write essays in English.

English for Academic Purposes

The program’s highest level, English for Academic Purposes (EAP), helps to prepare you to function in an English-speaking college or university environment. At the EAP level, you will take one General Education course of your choice for credit in your post-secondary program along with an introductory computer communications course.

Additional information

Professors in the English Language Studies program are TESL Ontario certified and include educators holding PhDs and master’s degrees. They are knowledgeable in the most innovative and proven methods of teaching English as a second language.

There are five levels of instruction:

  1. Foundations
  2. Pre-intermediate
  3. Intermediate
  4. Advanced
  5. English for Academic Purposes

Students will be placed in the appropriate level based on the results of the ESL Placement Test, IELTS Academic, or their TOEFL scores. Students can submit their IELTS Academic or TOEFL scores to eslplacement@sheridancollege.ca.

Domestic students will receive information about completing the ESL Placement test after they apply to the program.

Please note that a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 2 is required for entry into our Foundations level.

Examples of Intermediate ESL program outcomes:

  • Make or cancel an appointment.
  • Express an apology or make an excuse.
  • Relate a detailed sequence of events from the past.
  • Convey congratulations or thanks.
  • Offer assistance.

Examples of English for Academic Purposes outcomes:

  • Give a 20-minute persuasive presentation on a researched issue.
  • Compare data in charts and graphs.
  • Demonstrate critical comprehension of an extended oral exchange between several speakers.
  • Write a paragraph to explain information in a graph or flow chart.

Campus locations

The English Language Studies (ESL) program is offered at the following locations:

  • Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville
  • Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC) in Mississauga

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    EASL 61010 Listening, Speaking and Grammar 6
    EASL 61020 Reading, Writing and Vocabulary 3
    EASL 61030 Pronunciation and Communication 1
    EASL 61060 Listening and Speaking Lab 1
    EASL 61070 Reading and Writing Lab 1
    Total: 12
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    EASL 63010 Listening, Speaking and Grammar 6
    EASL 63020 Reading, Writing and Vocabulary 3
    EASL 63030 Pronunciation and Communication 1
    EASL 63060 Listening and Speaking Lab 1
    EASL 63070 Reading and Writing Lab 1
    EASL 63030 Pronunciation and Communication Lab 0.5
    Total: 12.5
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    EASL 65010 Listening, Speaking and Grammar 6
    EASL 65020 Reading, Writing and Vocabulary 3
    EASL 65030 Pronunciation and Communication 1
    EASL 65070 Listening and Speaking Lab 1
    EASL 65080 Reading and Writing Lab 1
    EASL 65030 Pronunciation and Communication Lab 0.5
    Total: 12.5
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    EASL 67060 Reading, Writing, Vocabulary and Grammar 6
    EASL 67040 Listening, Notetaking and Speaking 3
    EASL 67070 Business Communication 1
    EASL 67010 Listening and Speaking Lab 1
    EASL 67020 Reading and Writing Lab 1
    EASL 67070 Business Communication Lab 0.5
    Total: 12.5
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    INFO 10937 Computer Communication and Data Presentations 3
    GNED General Education Elective 3
    EASL 69020 Reading and Writing 6
    EASL 69040 Listening, Notetaking and Speaking 6
    EASL 69050 Reading and Writing Lab 2
    EASL 69060 Listening and Speaking Lab 2
    Total: 22

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent.

or

International Students

International applicants may apply for September, late October, January, March, May or July starts.

Applicant Selection

Students will be placed in the appropriate level based on their English as a Second Language Placement Test results, or students could submit an IELTS Academic score for placement into an appropriate level. Please email your IELTS Academic score to eslplacement@sheridancollege.ca. 

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

Students choose the English Language Studies program to enhance their education and employment prospects. At program completion, students have academic and employability skills in areas such as English language proficiency, research, goal setting, conversation management and formal presentations.

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Hazel McCallion Campus

    4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Hazel McCallion Campus

    4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Hazel McCallion Campus

    4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Learning Outcomes

    The primary objective of the English Language Studies (ESL) program at Sheridan College is to prepare non-native speakers of English to successfully function in an English speaking postsecondary environment. As such, the program aims to:

    • Develop English language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing by having learners engage in a range of communicative tasks and activities from Canadian Language Benchmarks levels 4 to 9.
    • Encourage the use of strategies, such as contextualization of new vocabulary, use of previewing, skimming and scanning techniques, and knowledge of text organization and discourse markers, to aid the comprehension of written and spoken language.
    • Expand the learner’s use of grammatically correct and situationally and culturally appropriate language in speaking and writing for effective communication in a variety of interpersonal and academic situations.
    • Create awareness about learning styles and college resources, encourage the adoption of study skills, and increase competence in the use of technology so that learners may more effectively achieve academic goals.
    • Build cross-cultural understanding and confidence in using language through collaboration with classmates, increased participation in college activities, and increased interaction within the college and the larger community in order to complete class assignments such as surveys, reports and presentations.

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Hazel McCallion Campus

    4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Hazel McCallion Campus

    4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Program Fees

    Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

    The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

    Program Fees

    Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

    Program Fees

    Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.

    Fees For Canadian Students

    Fees for Canadian students

    $3,835.05
    Fees for International Students

    Fees for International students

    $3,529.00

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    Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

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    Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

    Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

    Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

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    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Hazel McCallion Campus

    4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

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    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

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    4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

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    4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

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    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Ontario College Certificate

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    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Hazel McCallion Campus

    4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Ontario College Certificate

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    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Hazel McCallion Campus

    4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Hazel McCallion Campus

    4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Hazel McCallion Campus

    4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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