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Written Communication Course

Target Public :

Business executives and employees, Canadian civil servants working in the federal and provincial government, individuals.

Course Formats :

  • Small-group lessons
  • Private or semi-private lessons

Languages Taught :

English (second language), Chinese, Spanish, French (second language), Italian, Japanese, Vietnamese and other languages by request.

Levels Offered :

  • Levels 3 and 4: pre-intermediate/intermediate – Objective : basic functional level
  • Levels 5 and 6 : advanced intermediate/Advanced – Objective: advanced functional level/ bilingual

For levels 1 and 2: beginners/elementary : see Written and Oral Communication Course.

Teaching Approach and Contents :

The UQAM Language School’s Business Department has no single Teaching approach for all its clients. Each training program we offer is unique.

This course in written communication develops your ability to communicate in writing. It allows you to gain the skills and strategies demanded by each exercise, including:

  • reading comprehension;
  • mastery of the basic rules of effective writing in a professional or other context;
  • mastery of grammar and spelling rules;
  • handling different levels of languages;
  • knowledge and appropriate use of conventions and idioms of the language under study.

Cross-cultural exchange is integrated into all of our courses to give you the tools to understand cultural codes crucial to foreign-language acquisition.

Frequency of Meetings :

For this type of course, 1 class per week of 2 hours’ duration is the recommended schedule. Other schedule options are open for discussion.

Course Duration

This is generally determined by the initial level of participants and the objectives they want to achieve. A minimum of 12 hours is mandatory for our courses.

Schedule :

from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Considerable flexibility to start courses on the date of your choice. Weekend courses are also a possibility. Please contact us.

Place :

Courses can be given at the UQAM Language School Centre, or at a location of your choice.

Steps and Follow-up :

Step 1 :

  • A needs analysis and self-assessment by each participant
  • A placement evaluation (oral and/or written test)

Step 2 :

  • Discussion and submission of a course proposal with the personnel in charge of training, or with the individual participant in a non-business context.
  • Discussion of composition of groups for evaluation purposes, of objectives to be met, of the frequency of meetings and course schedule.

Step 3 :

  • Start of course
  • Two Teaching evaluations, mid-way and at the end of the course
  • A regular record of hours completed
  • A detailed written report for each participant at the end of each course
  • A training certificate and evaluation

Fee :

Sliding-scale fees for groups. Please contact us.

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UQAM - Université du Québec à Montréal  ›  Last update : November 19, 2008