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General Arts and Science: English Language Studies

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Conestoga Language Institute
Program Code:
0389
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2016 / 2017

About the Program

Our four-level English Language Studies program focuses on the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills required for college studies. Students start at a level determined by scores on an in-house or internationally recognized English language test such as TOEFL or IELTS.

There is an increased academic focus at levels 3 and 4. Concurrent with English studies, students take post-secondary credit courses including Student Success for Higher Learning.

This program is designed for domestic students whose first language is not English. Students on an international study permit should enrol in English for Academic Studies.

Program Information

Length: Four-level Ontario College Certificate program
Delivery Sequence:
         Doon (Kitchener) - September/2016 (Open) - Fall
         Doon (Kitchener) - January/2017 (Open) - Winter
         Doon (Kitchener) - May/2017 (Open) - Spring/Summer
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September, January and May (Levels 1, 2, 3&4)
First-Year Capacity: 300

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for General Arts and Science: English Language Studies - Program # 0389

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $2206.25
Year Total $2206.25
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $2206.25
Year Total $2206.25
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 3 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $2206.25
Year Total $2206.25
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 4 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $2206.25
Year Total $2206.25
Doon - Winter 2017 Level 1 (Program Start: 2017-01-09)
Description Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $191.62
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $2111.87
Year Total $2111.87
Doon - Winter 2017 Level 2 (Program Start: 2017-01-09)
Description Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $191.62
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $2111.87
Year Total $2111.87
Doon - Winter 2017 Level 3 (Program Start: 2017-01-09)
Description Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $191.62
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $2111.87
Year Total $2111.87
Doon - Winter 2017 Level 4 (Program Start: 2017-01-09)
Description Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $191.62
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $2111.87
Year Total $2111.87
Doon - Spring 2017 Level 1 (Program Start: 2017-05-08)
Description Spring 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $97.24
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $2017.49
Year Total $2017.49
Doon - Spring 2017 Level 2 (Program Start: 2017-05-08)
Description Spring 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $97.24
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $2017.49
Year Total $2017.49
Doon - Spring 2017 Level 3 (Program Start: 2017-05-08)
Description Spring 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $97.24
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $2017.49
Year Total $2017.49
Doon - Spring 2017 Level 4 (Program Start: 2017-05-08)
Description Spring 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $97.24
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $2017.49
Year Total $2017.49
Waterloo - Fall 2016 Level 4 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
Session Total $1606.45
Year Total $1606.45
Waterloo - Winter 2017 Level 4 (Program Start: 2017-01-09)
Description Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
Session Total $1606.45
Year Total $1606.45

International fees are currently unavailable; please check back at a later time.

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Students who have successfully completed level 4 of this program will have met the English language requirement for most post-secondary diploma programs at Conestoga.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
ELS1090 Pronunciation I

Description: This is the first of four courses in pronunciation. In this course, students begin to learn to produce vowel and consonant sounds through identification of articulators and areas of articulation, air pathways, and vibration of vocal cords. Stress and intonation are introduced.
Hours: 75
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ELS1130 Reading Comprehension I

Description: This is the first of four courses in reading. Vocabulary building is the major focus in this course. Students also practice scanning for information in a variety of everyday texts. Recognizing basic grammatical sentence elements is also emphasized. Both intensive and extensive reading are encouraged.
Hours: 75
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ELS1170 Listening and Speaking I

Description: Students learn language functions used in social interaction. Topics such as the use of telephone and banking services are introduced. Discussion centres around clothing, entertainment, and health. Listening exercises improve aural comprehension.
Hours: 75
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ELS1350 Written Communication Skills I

Description: This is the first of four courses in written communication. Students learn the basic grammatical structures used in speech and writing, with emphasis on the use of basic tense forms and familiarity with the functions of the parts of speech. Basic rules of lexicography are covered. This is then applied to paragraph development. Journal writing is introduced.
Hours: 120
Credits: 8
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
ELS1100 Pronunciation II

Description: This is the second of four courses in pronunciation. Factors affecting comprehensibility such as syllable and sentence stress and unstress, intonation and rhythm are a focus. Students continue to learn to produce vowel and consonant sounds and to practice pronunciation features such as linking and spelling/sound correspondence. The correspondence between pronunciation and paralinguistic cues is introduced.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ELS1140 Reading Comprehension II

Description: This is the second of four courses in reading. Students continue to work on scanning exercises as well as begin to skim short texts related to topics such as health, education, and entertainment. In this course, students begin to focus on recognizing a variety of reading structures. Students use both top-down and bottom-up processing skills to decode meaning from texts. Vocabulary building continues to be a major focus in this course.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ELS1180 Listening and Speaking II

Description: Students review and continue to learn language functions used in social interaction. Topics such as the use of telephone and banking services are continued. Discussion of emergency procedures, health, entertainment, and education continue. Listening exercises improve aural comprehension, and dictations introduce lecture note-taking skills. Impromptu speeches on a variety of general topics are introduced.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ELS1360 Written Communication Skills II

Description: This is the second of four courses in written communication. Emphasis is placed on the development and use of basic English structures and verb tenses, including present perfect and past progressive tenses, past participles, modals and gerunds. Structures are practiced in several paragraph types leading to the production of simple essays. In addition, students are required to keep a journal throughout the course. The writing of simple business and personal letters is encouraged.
Hours: 90
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LIBS1020 Canadian Perspectives I

Description: IELTS/TOEFL and Canadian Language Benchmarks Level 4/5 Reading.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 3
ELS1110 Pronunciation III

Description: Specific areas to target are determined through an individual pronunciation analysis. Stress, rhythm, and intonation as features of speech which have great impact on intelligibility are emphasized. Students continue to learn to produce vowels, consonants, and consonant blends through practise and identification of articulators and areas of articulation, air pathways, and vibration of vocal cords. Students are encouraged to listen for their specific pronunciation errors, attempt to self-correct them, and move toward more natural-sounding speech.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ELS1150 Reading Comprehension III

Description: In this course, students develop analytical and comprehension skills through reading and studying texts of intermediate-level complexity. Pre-reading skills as well as study skills such as making graphic organizers, summarizing, and analyzing formatted text are practised within an academic context. The vocabulary component includes recognition and use of context clues, study of common roots and affixes, and building of academic vocabulary.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ELS1190 Listening and Speaking III

Description: In this course, students develop fluency in an interactive environment while participating in discussions/debates based on the content of in-class lectures. Students learn appropriate gambits and communication skills for a variety of social situations. Academic skills such as lecture note-taking and presentation skills are introduced and practised. Students deliver several presentations.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ELS1370 Written Communication Skills III

Description: In this course, students learn the rules of structure necessary to produce clear and grammatically correct paragraphs and essays appropriate to college/university level proficiency. The course includes an in-depth study of verb tenses. Modals, conditionals, gerunds, infinitives, and prepositions are also studied. Students will develop and employ pre-writing, outlining, and editing techniques used in academic writing. Students will write journal entries, business messages, several short essays reflecting various patterns of essay organization, and a brief research project. Plagiarism and its consequences are presented and discussed.
Hours: 90
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LIBS1030 Canadian Perspectives II

Description: This course enables students to explore the geographical, historical, economical, and political aspects of Canada. In addition, students will research academic and professional aspects of career development in Canada. Current print and electronic materials allow students to examine the challenges and opportunities presented in contemporary Canada.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 4
ELS1120 Pronunciation IV

Description: Specific areas to target are determined through an individual pronunciation analysis. Stress, rhythm, and intonation as features of speech which have great impact on intelligibility are emphasized. Students continue to learn to produce vowels, consonants, and consonant blends through practise and identification of articulators and areas of articulation, air pathways, and vibration of vocal cords. Students are encouraged to listen for their specific pronunciation errors, attempt to self-correct their occasional mispronunciation, and to approach fluent, native-like pronunciation.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ELS1160 Reading Comprehension IV

Description: This course focuses on the development of academic reading strategies and the acquisition of vocabulary. Students practise techniques necessary for success in academic programs. Skills such as skimming, scanning, predicting, making inferences, interpreting exam questions, and reading critically to comprehend and evaluate passages are acquired. Students produce summaries and graphic organizers of academic texts of college-level complexity. Vocabulary development is approached through a systematic analysis of word formation and study of context clues.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ELS1200 Listening and Speaking IV

Description: This course focuses on academic communication skills necessary for success at a post-secondary level. In the listening component, students practise academic lecture comprehension and note-taking by listening to in-class lectures from a variety of academic fields. Skills such as predicting, evaluating and organizing lecture content are practiced. Students learn appropriate gambits and communication skills for in-class discussions and debates. Students study practical techniques for developing and delivering a variety of oral presentations and participate in individual and group presentations on academic topics.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ELS1380 Written Communication Skills IV

Description: In this course, students learn and apply complex grammatical structures appropriate to post-secondary level writing, including a review of tenses, gerunds and infinitives. Clauses, modals, conditionals, passive voice, and reported speech are also studied. Emphasis is placed on organizational patterns, prewriting techniques, proofreading, and editing. Research techniques such as library and Internet use are developed. Students produce several short essays and reports, and research, format, and document a research paper. Plagiarism and its consequences are presented and discussed.
Hours: 90
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LIBS1540 Student Success for Higher Learning

Description: This course enables students to develop skills that will enhance their success in college. Students will identify their unique learning styles and develop strategies for success in their academic and personal lives.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
COMP1056 Business Computing Applications I

Description: Introducing word processing and spreadsheet applications on a microcomputer, this course will teach: entering text, developing solutions to business problems, describing the processing cycle of a computer and how data is stored, the function and type of storage used in computers, input and output operations and the impact of computers on society.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ELS1210 English Skills - IELTS and TOEFL Preparation

Description: You will develop the knowledge and skills required to successfully complete the TOEFL and IELTS tests. Students will practise answering questions such as those found on the TOEFL and IELTS, and write one complete practice test of each. For information and to register for IELTS testing, click on: http://www.conestogac.on.ca/ielts/testdates.jsp
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HEAL1020 Wellness: The Better You

Description: This course will introduce the students to the concept of wellness and provide practical strategies for developing a healthy lifestyle in all aspects of their lives. The students will, through lectures, group associations, practical experience and self-evaluation explore such issues as stress-management, self-responsibility, physical fitness, nutrition, social interaction, the relationship between feelings and thinking and the rationale for holistic health alternatives. This course is part of both the Recreation and Leisure Services and Educational Assistant programs.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LIBS1110 World Religions

Description: This course is designed to increase awareness and appreciation of the religious diversity of our global and local communities, and to develop inter-religious understanding through reflection on various religions' responses to universal human issues. Specifically, this course will examine the origin, development, worldview and values of Religions originating in the Americas and Africa, Indian Religions including Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism, Chinese and Japanese religions including Taoism, Confucianism and Shinto. We will study the religions arising from the Family of Abraham including Judaism, Christianity and Islam. We will also examine the ancient religions of Iraq and Iran. Finally, we will investigate some of the alternative religions including the Baha'i, the Church of Satan, Wicca, and Scientology. Moreover, this course will explore how the deeply rooted nature of our religious convictions has both the power to give meaning and passion to our human chaos, but also to debase, and even destroy our humanity. Students will have opportunity to consider their own religious expectations and values and to analyze their impact on personal goals.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LIBS1160 Essentials Of Canadian History

Description: This course is a study of some of the major themes of Canadian history from Confederation to the present. It is designed to increase the student's understanding of how our past influences and engages with the present, and how we are shaping our future. This aligns with the general education themes of Social & Cultural Understanding and Civic Life.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PSYC1080 Social Psychology: Social Thinking and Influence

Description: Social psychology is the scientific study of how people think about, influence and relate to one another. Students will be introduced to theories and research concerning social thinking. Topics related to this concept include the development of our ‘social self', how we explain our own behaviour and the behaviour of others, our self-fulfilling beliefs, and the relation between our attitudes and behaviours. Students will also be introduced to theories and research concerning social influence. Topics include the relation between culture and gender roles, conformity, persuasion and group influence. Throughout the course, the methods used by social psychologists to study social thinking and social influence will be addressed. Emphasis will be placed on the application of social psychological principles to our understanding of everyday behaviour. This course is designed to meet the themes of social understanding and personal development.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Program Outcomes

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SEP, 2016 Doon Open
JAN, 2017 Doon Open
MAY, 2017 Doon Open
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