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The School of Continuing Studies continues to develop programs for Canada’s internationally educated professionals whose first language is not English. Our hope is that our courses will allow individuals to leverage more of their international knowledge and experience to contribute to their future lives and careers.

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English for Professional Purposes

SCS2531 Canadian Workplace Culture and Communication
Many newcomers become frustrated because they have no way to learn the unwritten rules for effective workplace interpersonal and group communications in Canada. This course is designed specifically to meet the needs of internationally educated professionals.  It teaches the essential communication skills required to survive and succeed within a diverse, highly competitive Canadian workplace.
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SCS 1120 Professionally Speaking
Strong oral communication is important for success in the workplace. Explore a range of practical and professional business skills including how to contribute effectively during meetings, lead meetings, develop a North American presentation style and improve your social small talk and performance at networking events.
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SCS 1914 Professional Writing
Gain confidence in your writing for business and professional purposes. This course will give you an overview of the major formats and styles of written business communication paired with guidance for writing persuasively and clearly.
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English for General Purposes

New! SCS 2252 IELTS Preparation
Prepare for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test in an informed, methodical manner. Learn the secrets to performing well and how best to achieve a higher score. The course covers both Academic and General IELTS Test Training.

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Did you know there is an IELTS Test Centre at the University of Toronto Mississauga? Learn more here.

SCS 1908 Listening Strategies
Whether listening to a news broadcast, or a song, or engaged in a conversation, we require listening skills that help us actively evaluate the information being shared. This course helps you develop these critical listening skills and strategies so that you can understand and remember spoken English more effectively.
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SCS 0166 Pronunciation
Good pronunciation is key to ensuring that people understand what you are saying. Following an initial assessment of your pronunciation abilities, this course will work on developing your pronunciation awareness and skills in order to help you be understood, increase accuracy and become more fluent.
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SCS 1333 Refine Your Grammar I
Grammar provides the structure to language.  This course addresses the most problematic points of English grammar with the goal of improving your ability to communicate intelligently and clearly. You will analyze structure and meaning as well as have the opportunity to practice those grammar points in authentic activities.
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SCS 2559 Refine Your Grammar II
Refine Your Grammar II complements Refine Your Grammar I.  This course takes an in-depth approach to looking at the difficult areas of grammar in a practical manner.  It is designed for those in either business or academic environments who wish to understand and practice using structures that often cause difficulty in written communication.
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SCS 1911 Speak Up
Through conversations and discussions of general topics and current events you will develop your speaking and listening skills in a relaxed classroom setting alongside other learners. By applying what you learn inside the classroom, you will develop your confidence to interact successfully outside the classroom.
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SCS 1121 Speaking Accurately
Grammatical errors can obscure the best ideas. Learn to speak accurately in order to interact in a variety of everyday, academic or professional situations. This course focuses on sentence-level grammar with stress on accuracy.
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SCS 1337 Writing Essentials I
Don’t let poor grammar stand in the way of clear, sophisticated writing. Improve your understanding of grammar and practice it in authentic writing tasks. This course provides a solid foundation for effective written communication.
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SCS 2640 Writing Essentials II
Writing Essentials II continues the work you began on developing your writing skills in Writing Essentials I.  The skills this course will help you develop are applicable to both workplace and academic writing.
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English for Academic Purposes

SCS 1912 Academic Writing
Develop writing skills that help you get better grades. Learn to organize, write, edit, and revise paragraphs, summarize, build vocabulary and analyze discourse in short responses. Practice writing sophisticated academic texts using a variety of structures.
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SCS 1913 Academically Speaking
Develop the confidence to interact in academic settings, ask and respond to questions, seek clarification, lead discussions, and debate topics in academic fields.  At the same time, you will acquire tools and techniques to improve your pronunciation and receive feedback on your communication ability.
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SCS 2402 Advanced Academic Writing
Finesse your academic writing and express your ideas more clearly in lengthy, complex compositions. Learn persuasive writing techniques, citation styles, referencing, and in-depth discourse analysis to help you produce effective written work for university or college purposes.
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SCS 2401 Academic Listening and Note-Taking
One key to academic success is being able to understand what is being taught. Better listening skills and effective note-taking strategies can assist you in capturing the ideas and messages communicated by your professors and fellow students.
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