Learn more about the academic programs we are delivering in Fall 2024. If you have any questions about part-time studies, please contact us.

 

 

Overview

Seneca's ESL Speaking English courses provide you with the opportunity to expand your speaking skills. You will develop spoken fluency and accuracy using conversational grammar in general everyday situations, including reacting and responding within a Canadian cultural context. Conversational grammar learned in each class is given meaning through guided practice and interaction with other students. This promotes and supports additional, valuable and highly transferable communicative skills, such as listening, observing, decision making and understanding, which will allow you to have meaningful, dynamic conversations both inside and outside of the classroom.

Get started by registering for an English Assessment (ELL100) to ensure correct level placement.

Whether you take just one course or progress through a few, Seneca's ESL Pathways recognize achievements with proficiency Microcredentials (Recognition of Achievements).

Entry Requirements

To enrol in an English or ESL course at Seneca each student must have an English Assessment.

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Part-time Studies courses are being offered in either of the following four formats: Online, Flexible, In-person, Hybrid. Click Availability below to see current offerings.

Courses

ESL029
Speaking English Level II
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Prerequisite(s):

English Assessment

Students learn how to:

  1. Describe activities in the past, present and future
  2. Use plural nouns and countable/uncountable nouns
  3. Ask questions and give instructions/orders
  4. Communicate at an appropriate level in spoken English through class activities and active participation



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ESL039
Speaking English Level III
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Prerequisite(s):

ESL029 or English Assessment

Students learn how to:

  1. Express actions happening in the past, present and future
  2. Express regular and irregular verbs in the past simple
  3. Express ability, permission, advice, possibility, and opinions using appropriate modals
  4. Communicate at an appropriate level in spoken English through class activities and active participation



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ESL049
Speaking English Level IV
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Prerequisite(s):

ESL039 or English Assessment

Students learn how to:

  1. Express opinions using adverbs of frequency and present continuous
  2. Tell stories and ask questions using past simple
  3. Open and close a conversation using present perfect or past simple
  4. Describe an object and speculate about the present and the future using modals
  5. Express comparisons
  6. Manage a conversation and make invitations and suggestions
  7. Communicate at an appropriate level in spoken English through class activities and active participation



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ESL059
Speaking English Level V
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Prerequisite(s):

ESL049 or English Assessment

Students learn how to:

  1. Express actions happening in the past, present and future
  2. Use first, second, and third conditionals
  3. Express actions using simple past or present perfect or present perfect continuous
  4. Describe actions using modal verbs
  5. Communicate at an appropriate level in spoken English through class activities and active participation



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ESL069
Speaking English Level VI
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Prerequisite(s):

ESL059 or English Assessment

Students learn how to:

  1. Express actions happening in the past, present, and future
  2. Use narrative tenses
  3. Use modal, phrasal, and reporting verbs
  4. Use first, second, and third conditionals
  5. Communicate at an appropriate level in spoken English through class activities and active participation



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ESL079
Speaking English Level VII
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Prerequisite(s):

ESL069 or English Assessment

Students learn how to:

  1. Express perspectives and opinions on several topics
  2. Use a variety of conversational strategies to enhance communication
  3. Describe, compare and contrast ideas and beliefs
  4. Communicate at an appropriate level in spoken English through class activities and active participation



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ESL089
Speaking English Level VIII
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Prerequisite(s):

ESL079 or English Assessment

Students learn how to:

  1. Express perspectives and opinions on several topics
  2. Use a variety of conversational strategies to enhance communication
  3. Describe, compare and contrast ideas and beliefs
  4. Communicate at an appropriate level in spoken English through class activities and active participation



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ESL099
Speaking English Level 9
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Prerequisite(s):

ESL089 or English Assessment

Students learn how to:

  1. Express feelings and ideas effectively on various topics
  2. Respond appropriately when presented with the opinions of others
  3. Build confidence in navigating a variety of social and professional situations
  4. Communicate at an appropriate level in spoken English through class activities and active participation

 




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Other Courses

ESP818
Accent Reduction - Advanced
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Prerequisite(s):

Advanced level ESL speaker

This advanced level Accent Reduction course is designed for students who are fluent in English but wish to acquire a more standardized North American speech pattern. The second level of Accent Reduction emphasizes the development of sound production, rhythm, stress and intonation patterns in "real life" communicative contexts.




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Program Contacts

Peggy Luk
Program Assistant
Peggy.Luk@senecapolytechnic.ca
437-312-1121


Rosemare Mariaseelan
Academic Program Manager
Rosemare.Mariaseelan@senecapolytechnic.ca
416-764-9890