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Evening Language Course:
ESL for Health Care Professionals.

Levels offered:
Intermediate to advanced.
From September 27th to November 20th, 2018.
Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

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French: Effective Written Communication

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:

Written French (first-language)

Other Languages:

This module may be offered in other languages. Please consult us.

Levels Offered :

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

Teaching Approach and Content :

The objective of this module is to give you the tools to help you :

  • Structure your ideas to write precise, concise, coherent written documents (eg. letters, memos, emails);
  • Build arguments that will convince people in a variety of contexts, including delicate ones;
  • Improve your written expression by increasing clarity and precision;
  • Improve the look of your written work, making it more professional and attractive.

Frequency of Meetings :

For this type of course, 1 class per week of 3 hours’ duration for 7 weeks is recommended. Alternatively, a seminar of 7 hours per day offered over three days, each separated by a week’s interval might be suitable. Other scheduling options are open for discussion.

Course Duration :

21 hours of training.

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 workshop(s) also a possibility. Please contact us.

Place :

This module 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
  • Email submission to the consultant/instructor so the level of written French (grammar, vocabulary, style, etc) can be assessed;
  • A placement evaluation (written test), if need be.

Step 2 :

  • Discussion of the frequency of meetings and of the composition of groups for evaluation purposes.

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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