Online and Remote Learning

The School of Continuing Studies is committed to making learning as accessible as possible both locally and across the globe.

To that end we are continuously expanding our list of over 200 online courses – as well as those that can be offered in a remote learning format – in everything from languages to accounting so that you can discover the subjects that inspire you and learn the skills you need where and when you want.

School of Continuing Studies’ online courses are instructor-led and delivered through the University of Toronto’s Learning Management Engine – Quercus. Quercus leverages weekly, real time modules and has tools for engagement and community building. Course preparation has built in flexibility so you can read, study and complete assignments on your own time.

You will communicate with your instructors via discussion boards and/or email and some online courses include live, interactive webinars. If you’re unable to attend the live webinar, you will be able to view a recording of the webinar on your own schedule.

You may also want to investigate funding opportunities available to you on our Financial Assistance page. Your path to lifelong learning is more attainable than you think!

 

In today's competitive world, good business decisions must be based on accurate statistical analysis. If you can gather, correctly interpret and present compelling data, you can help your organization improve operational processes, increase revenues, direct new developments and retain valued customers. In this course, you'll learn the essential techniques for describing and measuring data and understanding probability concepts. You'll also explore standard sampling methods and hypothesis testing, linear regression, correlation, time series and forecasting. Understand essential statistical concepts and techniques that lead to better decision-making and superior investment analysis. Describe, measure and present quantitative data according to frequency, location and dispersion. Recognize and apply useful probability concepts.Become fluent in formal statistical sampling methods and their application.
  • Fall - 20
  • Winter - 21
  • ON-LINE
  • IN-CLASS
  • St. George Campus
  • Mississauga
Improve your pronunciation so people can understand you better. After your speaking ability is individually assessed, you'll develop the speech awareness and skills to make sure you're understood clearly. Course techniques include recordings, partner work, group activities and one-on-one instructor feedback. Your speech will become clearer, more fluent and easier to understand. You'll improve your enunciation of individual sounds, intonation, stress patterns, pace and pausing. Expect up to two hours of homework a week. Identify individual strengths, problems and specific solutions.Improve your vowels, consonants, diphthongs and syllable stress.Improve timing, rhythm, linking, intonation and sentence stress.Discover resources that can improve your pronunciation.Learn to monitor your own speech.
  • Spring/Summer - 20
  • Fall - 20
  • Winter - 21
  • IN-CLASS
  • ON-LINE
  • St. George Campus
  • Mississauga
Speaking better Spanish can help you do business in Latin America or Spain, or make travel there more fun. This course is for you if you've already completed 0593 Spanish: Level II or possess the equivalent language skills. Building on what you know, you'll learn to express more complex and subtle thoughts that demand a higher grasp of grammar and idiom. Through role-playing and other exercises, learn how to handle short social exchanges, discuss your work and shop. Express original thoughts using an expanded vocabulary and more complex grammar. Learn some of the social and cultural etiquette of conversations in Spanish.
  • Fall - 20
  • Winter - 21
  • IN-CLASS
  • ON-LINE
  • St. George Campus
This course will give you a solid introduction to speaking, reading and writing Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin). Even with no previous background in the language, you'll learn how to greet Chinese people and have simple exchanges in business and other settings. You'll learn Chinese characters, grasp the elements of pronunciation, explore culture, and talk about daily life using the 20 most important verbs. Begin to use appropriate grammar, syntax and vocabulary in simple everyday conversation about yourself, your family and your immediate surroundings. Understand the basic of how Chinese characters are formed, in full-form and simplified versions. Appreciate the pronunciation of Mandarin and its tonal character.
  • Spring/Summer - 20
  • Fall - 20
  • Winter - 21
  • IN-CLASS
  • ON-LINE
  • St. George Campus
You don't need any prior knowledge of Spanish to take this course. You'll start with simple grammar and phonetics and engage in role-playing and exercises that help you learn the basics of conversational Spanish. You'll be able to greet people, request and give information about your immediate surroundings, express simple likes and dislikes and describe where you live and people you know. Begin to use appropriate grammar, syntax and vocabulary in everyday situations. Form simple sentences in Spanish about yourself and your family. Pronounce Spanish clearly.
  • Fall - 20
  • Winter - 21
  • ON-LINE
  • IN-CLASS
  • St. George Campus
If you've completed 0586 Spanish: Level I or have equivalent language skills, this course will expand your command of grammar and conversation. Role-playing, simulations and other exercises will build your essential vocabulary and your knowledge of structures, idioms and cultural etiquette. You'll be able to participate in social events at a basic level, give simple instructions and directions and describe people and places in a simple way. Use appropriate grammar, syntax and vocabulary in everyday situations. Build your essential vocabulary. Deepen your understanding of Spanish-language structures, idioms and cultural etiquette.
  • Fall - 20
  • Winter - 21
  • ON-LINE
  • IN-CLASS
  • St. George Campus
Learn how to translate English into Chinese, whether in the fields of law, commerce or literature. You will learn skills that will help you critically analyze and accurately translate more complex documents, preserving the essence and integrity of the written word. All course materials are provided in PDF format and you communicate with your instructor by email and webinar. The course concludes with an invigilated examination that can be arranged almost anywhere in the world. Translate difficult language structures while avoiding anglicisms and awkward syntax. Translate subtle and nuanced thoughts into written form. Translate more complex business and cultural material.
  • Fall - 20
  • Winter - 21
  • ON-LINE
Learn how to translate English into Korean, whether in the fields of law, commerce or literature. You will learn skills that will help you critically analyze and accurately translate more complex documents, preserving the essence and integrity of the written word. This course is offered as self-study. All course materials are provided in PDF format and you communicate with your instructor by email and webinar. The course concludes with an invigilated examination that can be arranged almost anywhere in the world. Handle common translations of language structures.Translate subtle and nuanced thoughts into written form.Translate more complex material.
  • Fall - 20
  • Winter - 21
  • ON-LINE
Learn how to translate English into Spanish, whether in the fields of law, commerce or literature. Gain skills that will help you critically analyze and accurately translate more complex documents, preserving the essence and integrity of the written word. All course materials are provided in PDF format and you communicate with your instructor by email and webinar. The course concludes with an invigilated examination that can be arranged almost anywhere in the world. Handle common translations of language structures.Avoid anglicisms and awkward syntax.Translate subtle and nuanced thoughts into written form.Translate complex material.
  • Fall - 20
  • Winter - 21
  • ON-LINE
To work as an English-Spanish translator, you must be able to render complex ideas from the fields of law, commerce and literature. This livestream course will build your qualifications and skills. You'll learn to critically analyze and accurately translate documents and get feedback on your written translations. All materials are provided in PDF format and you communicate with your instructor by email and webinar. The course concludes with an invigilated examination that can be arranged almost anywhere in the world. Handle common yet difficult translations. Avoid anglicisms and awkward syntax. Translate subtle and nuanced thoughts into written form. Make complex material accessible.
  • Fall - 20
  • Winter - 21
  • ON-LINE