Course Information

English For Academic Purposes (EAP) Part Time Courses (PTC) are divided into two sections with a focus on writing and speaking skills. Please click on each course for more information.

ORAL ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES

Conversation and Discussion [ESC 0260] +

In this course, students practice speaking skills necessary for maintaining conversations and participating in discussions. Practice includes effective questioning and requesting, giving opinions, asking for clarification, and offering suggestions. Common Canadian idioms are also studied.

Click here to see course overview

Fall: Wed., 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Sept. 20 - Nov. 22, 2017
Winter: Mon., 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Jan. 15 - Mar. 26, 2018
Location: Fort Garry campus

close

Pronunciation [ESLC 0270] +

The purpose of this course is to provide students with insight into their strengths and weaknesses in pronouncing North American English, with an emphasis on improving comprehensibility. Focused practice on specific high priority sounds and intonation patterns will be provided in class. The instructor also suggests techniques for continued improvement after the course concludes.

Click here to see course overview

Fall: Tues., 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Sept. 19 - Nov. 21, 2017
Winter: Thurs., 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Jan. 18 - Mar. 29, 2018
Location: Fort Garry campus

close

Oral Presentations [ESLC 0250] +

In this course, students practice their speaking skills required for participation in university seminars. Students learn strategies that native speakers use in organizing information, expressing opinion, agreeing and disagreeing and questioning and answering questions. The course covers both informal impromptu speaking and formal presentations. In addition, a number of related communication skills such as body language and pronunciation are covered. Students practice these structures and skills through discussions and both formal and informal speeches. Constructive feedback on individual speech is provided throughout the course.

Click here to see course overview

Winter: Wed., 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Jan. 17 - Mar. 28, 2018
Location: Fort Garry campus

close

Oral English for Graduate Students [ESLC 0292] +

The purpose of this course is to provide students with initial insight into their strengths and weaknesses in pronunciation and to assist students in improving their comprehensibility. Focused practice on specific problem areas are provided in class. Students learn and practice strategies for improving intonation, stress, rhythm, pacing, and non-verbal communication for the effective delivery of oral presentations, for leading seminars, and also for interacting in informal and professional contexts.For Graduate students only.

Click here to see course overview

Fall: Wed., 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Sept. 20 - Nov. 22, 2017
Winter: Tues., 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Jan. 16 - Mar. 27, 2018
Location: Bannatyne campus

close


ACADEMIC WRITING

Academic Essays [ESLC 0230] +

In this course, students focus on the writing process and develop skills needed to write an organized and coherent essay for university. Pre-writing, drafting, editing and revision, paragraph and essay organization, and integration of quotations are discussed and practiced. Sentence level grammar, based on student needs, are an ongoing area of instruction throughout the course, along with some exposure to useful academic vocabulary and phrases. Regular written and oral feedback will be provided with attention given to individual needs.

Click here to see course overview

Fall: Thurs., 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Sept. 21 - Nov. 30, 2017
Winter: Wed., 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Jan. 17 - Mar. 28, 2018
Location: Fort Garry campus

close

Critical Reading & Summery Writing [ESLC 0240 and ESLC 0242] +

Research shows that good reading skills can lead to well written assignments. In this course, students learn reading strategies to understand and retain information, to understand the organization of reading passages, and strategies for learning and retaining vocabulary. Building on these basic strategies, students develop skills to critically analyze texts. In addition, students practice and develop paraphrasing and summarizing skills. Students receive ongoing feedback on their assignments throughout the course.

Click here to see course overview

[ESLC 0240]
Fall: Wed., 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Sept. 20 - Nov. 22, 2017
Winter: Wed., 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Jan. 17 - Mar. 28, 2018
Location: Fort Garry campus

[ESLC 0242]
Fall: Tues., 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Sept. 19 - Nov. 21, 2017
Winter: Wed., 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Jan. 17 - Mar. 28, 2018
Location: Bannatyne campus

close

Grammar Review [ESLC 0220] +

This course directly responds to the grammatical errors that prevent effective written communication on both the sentence and paragraph level. At the start of the course, the instructor assesses a sample of each student's written work. The findings from this assessment determine the grammatical functions covered in the course. This responsive syllabus prioritizes error types and focuses on the grammatical errors that most seriously affect clear communication of ideas. Developing skills for identifying errors and self-editing are regular features of the class. Students are encouraged to discuss specific grammatical concerns and challenges with the instructor.

Click here to see course overview

Fall: Tues., 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Sept. 19 - Nov. 21, 2017
Winter: Thurs., 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Jan. 18 - Mar. 29, 2018
Location: Fort Garry campus

close

Research Writing for Graduate Students [ESLC 0210 and ESLC 0112] +

Students practice writing and analyzing discourse patterns common in graduate level writing. Students study genres of their discipline in order to better appreciate the nature of research writing. Students also examine vocabulary and grammatical structures common to academic writing, as well as develop editing skills. For Graduate students only.

Click here to see course overview

[ESLC 0210]
Fall: Wed., 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Sept. 20 - Nov. 22, 2017
Winter: Tues., 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Jan. 16 - Mar. 27, 2018
Location: Fort Garry campus

[ESLC 0112]
Fall: Tues., 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Sept. 19 - Nov. 21, 2017
Winter: Thurs., 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Jan. 18 - Mar. 29, 2018
Location: Bannatyne campus

close


NOTE: No classes: October 5, 6, 9 and November 13, 2017 (Fall) and February 19-23, 2018 (Winter) or otherwise at stated. Class locations are TBA.

Textbooks for EAP courses are available in the U of M Bookstore 140 University Centre and should be purchased before the start of class.