Advanced English Language Courses

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We offer several non-credit courses open to anyone. Explore our options and learn more. 

Academic Writing for Graduate Students (Fall Registration)

Online: September 13 - October 25, 2021 (Registration closes August 27, 2021)

Course Type Date & Time Cost Registration
Online synchronous Mondays from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (ADT) $100 Tax Exempt Register now

Face-to-Face: October 18 - November 29, 2021 (Registration closes October 8, 2021)

Course Type Date & Time Cost Registration
In-person Mondays from 4:35 - 6:25 p.m. (ADT) $100 Tax Exempt Register now

In this 12-hour non-credit course you will focus on improving the written communication skills needed for graduate study. Through interactive activities and exercises, lab time and instructor feedback, you will develop your academic writing skills. Sentence structure, coherence and flow, vocabulary use and strategies for genre awareness will be among topics covered. The course will be capped at 15 students. Undergraduate students and students from other universities will be admitted with permission from the instructor.

Academic Speaking for Graduate Students (Fall Registration)

Online: September 7 - October 12 (Registration closes August 27, 2021)

Course Type Date & Time Cost Registration
Online synchronous Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (ADT) $100 Tax Exempt Register now


Face-to-Face: October 19 - November 30, 2021 (Registration closes October 8, 2021)

Course Type Date & Time Cost Registration
In-person Tuesdays from 6:35 - 8:25 p.m. (ADT) $100 Tax Exempt Register now

In this 12-hour non-credit course you will focus on improving effective speaking and communication skills needed for graduate study. This course features speaking activities in a variety of contexts to help you develop strategies for discussing academic research, making presentations, and facilitating in-class discussion in English. The course will be capped at 15 students. Undergraduate students and students from other universities will be admitted with permission from the instructor.

English: Structure, Logic and Rules (Fall Registration)

Online: September 8 - October 13, 2021 (Registration closes August 27, 2021)

Course Type Date & Time Cost Registration
Online synchronous Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (ADT) $100 Tax Exempt Register now

Face-to-Face: October 20 - December 1, 2021 (Registration closes October 8, 2021)

Course Type Date & Time Cost Registration
In-person Wednesdays from 6:35 - 8:25 p.m. (ADT) $100 Tax Exempt Register now
Adv English Courses

In this 12-hour non-credit course you will review and expand your knowledge of English grammar. Topics will include the grammar points at the word and sentence level that are most commonly misused by advanced learners of English. Class time will include interactive activities and exercises, lab time and instructor feedback. The course will be capped at 15 students. Prerequisite for this course is minimum IELTS 6.5, CEFR C1, CLB 8 or full admission to a Halifax university at the undergraduate or graduate level.

NOTE: This course was previously entitled "Advanced Grammar".
 

Effective Oral Communication (Fall Registration)

Online: September 9 - October 14, 2021 (Registration closes August 27, 2021)

Course Type Date & Time Cost Registration
Online synchronous Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (ADT) $100 Tax Exempt Register now

Face-to-Face: October 21 - December 2, 2021 (Registration closes October 8, 2021)

Course Type Date & Time Cost Registration
In-person Thursdays from 6:35 - 8:25 p.m. (ADT) $100 Tax Exempt Register now

In this 12-hour non-credit course you will focus on improving your speaking skills for a variety of formal and informal contexts, both on campus and off campus. You will improve your fluency, spoken grammar and vocabulary, and practice strategies to improve communication in your daily life. Class time will be very interactive, with activities and exercises and lots of personalized instructor feedback. The course will be capped at 15 students. Prerequisite for this course is minimum IELTS 6.5, CEFR C1, CLB 8 or full admission to a Halifax university at the undergraduate or graduate level.

English Pronunciation (Fall Registration)

Online: September 10 - October 15, 2021 (Registration closes August 27, 2021)

Course Type Date & Time Cost Registration
Online synchronous Fridays  from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (ADT) $100 Tax Exempt Register now

Face-to-Face: October 18 - November 29, 2021 (Registration closes October 8, 2021)

Course Type Date & Time Cost Registration
In-person Mondays from 6:35 - 8:25 p.m. (ADT) $100 Tax Exempt Register now

This 12-hour non-credit course focuses on improving pronunciation skills through interactive activities and exercises, lab time, and instructor feedback. In this course, you will work on key elements of pronunciation at the word, phrase and sentence level. Other topics covered will include stress patterns of words, and overall intonation of phrases and sentences, all of which contribute to effective communication. The course will be capped at 15 students. Undergraduate students and students from other universities will be admitted with permission from the instructor.

Communication for the Workplace (Fall Registration)

Online: September 8 - October 13, 2021 (Registration closes August 27, 2021)

Course Type Date & Time Cost Registration
Online synchronous Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ADT) $100 Tax Exempt Register now

Face-to-Face: October 20 - December 1, 2021 (Registration closes October 8, 2021)

Course Type Date & Time Cost Registration
In-person Wednesdays from 4:35 - 6:25 p.m. (ADT) $100 Tax Exempt Register now

This 12-hour non-credit course focuses on improving the skills you will need for the international workplace. The focus is on written and oral skills for employment for those who use English as a second or additional language.

Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Prep Course (Upcoming Session TBA)

Not offered in Spring and Summer 2021.

This course will help you prepare for the Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) academic communication competition. In a series of two three-hour sessions, you will work on the content and delivery of your 3MT presentation with a special emphasis on the linguistic challenges for grad students whose first language is not English. The topics you will focus on include improving the accuracy of your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, developing fluency, and improving your overall presentation skills. Lots of instructor guidance and feedback will be given, and a certificate of completion will be issued for those who attend all three sessions.

NOTE: This course is open for students who are enrolled in any Dalhousie Graduate Programs.