Faculty of Extension
Below are the courses available from the EXELP subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times
Explore principles of professionalism, collaboration, and workplace conduct in the Canadian workplace. The course examines intercultural communication in cross-cultural contexts. Students develop and practice strategies for listening and speaking in professional contexts, including presentation skills. They also practice writing resumes and cover letters, corresponding with potential employers, job interview skills, and workplace communication.
Provides students with the opportunity to improve their academic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Upon completion of EAP 140, students are able to engage in short academic activities, including essay writing, reading short texts, and listening to and participating in short lectures and discussions. Students should have a minimum TOEFL scores of 53 with a minimum score of 14 in each band, or a score of at least 5.5 IELTS with a minimum score of 5.0 in each band.
A continuation of EAP 140. Students further develop their abilities to collect and synthesize information from a variety of academic sources; analyze and critique materials; and present their ideas in accordance with the academic standards found at the first-year university level. EAP 140 and 145 thoroughly prepare students for study at the undergraduate university level.
This course represents the first stage in preparing student for academic study in English. EXELP 7060 develops the academic literacy and oral fluency necessary for a strong foundation in academic English skills. The course is delivered in two parts: one focused on reading and writing, and the other focused on speaking and listening. by the end of the course, students will be able to read and speak about a limited range of academic topics, demonstrate elementary proficiency in academic vocabulary, and write about everyday academic life at the sentence level with some clarity.
This course represents the second stage in preparing student for academic study in English. EXELP 7061 develops the academic literacy and oral fluency necessary for a strong foundation in academic English skills. The course is delivered in two parts: one focused on reading and writing, and the other focused on speaking and listening. by the end of the course, students will be able to participate in group discussions about straightforward academic topics, demonstrate read and speak about a limited range of academic topics, demonstrate elementary proficiency in academic vocabulary, and write about everyday academic life at the sentence level with some clarity.
This course represents the second stage in preparing student for academic study in English. EXELP 7062 develops the academic literacy and oral fluency necessary for a strong foundation in academic English skills. The course is delivered in two parts: one focused on reading and writing, and the other focused on speaking and listening. By the end of the course, students will be able to deliver short academic presentations, demonstrate a basic understanding of issues related to academic integrity and write about academically focused topics with some clarity.
In this course, students will learn integrated language skills that not only help them do well on the iBT TOEFL©, but will also enable them to function successfully within the university setting. All four language skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking - are essential for effective communication and are covered on the iBT. Emphasis will be placed on developing academic skills such as problem-solving, listening to authentic audio/video materials, note-taking, and analyzing & synthesizing information to support an opinion in either verbal or written form.
Course specifically designed for Shantou Medical Students.
Learn important approaches to reading, writing, and analysis of literary tests. Short readings are used to develop important concepts and vocabulary. Taken concurrently with ESL 145, and provides eighteen hours of preparatory instruction.
Focuses on the development of language fluency and accuracy and on building the necessary vocabulary for further studies within an academic environment. Listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills are emphasized by engaging students in a variety of academic activities. This course which precedes EAP 140, will enable students to lay the foundation for successful academic writing. Students will be introduced to language learning strategies and will develop study skills that are crucial to their success in an English Language university. Students should have a minimum TOEFL iBT of 40 with a minimum of 12 in each band or IELTS score of 5.0 with a minimum score of 4.5 in each band.
This is a content-based oral communication course featuring Canadian history, culture, diversity, sustainability, community engagement and intercultural communication. Learners will communicate in everyday situations; ask for information related to student routines; take part in group discussions on Canadian culture/global citizenship; deliver short presentations on Canada/global community; identify main ideas and details when listening to media; get information from a variety of written texts; understand and appreciate others' perspectives; and interact across cultures.
This is a content-based oral communication course featuring Canadian history, culture, diversity, sustainability, community engagement and intercultural communication. Learners will confidently communicate in everyday situations; ask for information about student routines; take part in and lead discussions on culture/global citizenship; deliver effective presentations on Canada/global community; distinguish between facts and opinions when listening; analyze and respond to written texts; understand and appreciate others' perspectives; interact across cultures; and actively support others.
This course is designed specifically as a foundation language course for EAP students. Upon completion of Level I, students will focus on language building from an intermediate level in Level II.
This course is designed specifically to prepare intermediate-level students to study in EAP 140 and 145. The course focuses on language building from an intermediate level.
English for Science and Technology is a language course designed to help international undergraduate students who are nearing completion or have completed their Bachelors' degree in Science or Engineering develop the language and communication strategies necessary for working, studying and undertaking research in a scientific setting. Students will have the opportunity to take part in activities in science-related areas at the University of Alberta, which may include simulated laboratory exercises, tours of faculties and facilities, and/or visits to relevant local institutions.
Designed to help MBA students who speak English as a second language and who would like to improve their pronunciation and clear speaking skills, this course will include an overview of sounds of English, with a focus on the sounds most likely to lead to difficulties with intelligibility. Students will also be given an introduction to other aspects of English speech which can impact overall intelligibility, including stress, intonation, rhythm, and aspects of voice quality.
This course helps upper-level students to develop their grammar skills in English. Students will learn, practice, apply, and review common grammar items that are typically challenging for English language learners. Students will develop an understanding of grammar rules, applications, and strategies that will help them write with precision and clarity in current and future academic writing tasks. This course may be recommended to students of EAP 140 and EAP 145.
This course supports English language learners who want to develop their pronunciation skills for successful interpersonal communication. This course will focus on increasing speech intelligibility, and will draw students' attention to elements of pronunciation that can lead to miscommunication. Students will develop an awareness of their own individual strengths and weaknesses in pronunciation, and will build strategies for expanding their pronunciation skills beyond the classroom.
This course supports upper-level English language learners as they develop practical academic writing skills in English. Lessons will focus on three dimensions of wrting that are pertinent to academic contexts: common grammar items, stylistic language choices, and applied writing skills such as summarizing and synthesizing information. Language items will be reviewed and analyzed using real examples of contemporary and academic texts. Students can apply these essential English writing tools to academic writing tasks.
This workshop supports English language learners as they develop presentation skills in English. Three interactive sessions give students tools and strategies for planning and delivering effective presentations. Each session will address features of presentation structure and features of public speaking. Session will each conclude with a practice mini-presentation with instructor feedback. The workshops is suitable for both students and professionals who are looking to develop their public speaking skills.
This course offers an introduction to Canadian language and culture. Through exploring subjects such as the arts scene in Edmonton, Indigenous cultures and multiculturalism, students will gain a better understanding of Canadian culture. The course will develop the background knowledge and communication skills needed for students to engage in conversations in Canadian cultural settings.
An intensive course designed to assist students whose first language is not English in attaining the academic and communication skills necessary for them to become effective, independent participants in graduate studies at an English -language university. Course content is interdisciplinary and focuses on acquiring a practical understanding of and proficiency in approaches to critical thinking, research methodologies, and presentation skills. The course also allows for cultural reflection, facilitating the transitional process, and helping international graduate students to succeed in a North American university setting. Students should have completed EAP 140 or have a minimum score of 69 TOEFL iBT or 6.0 IELTS.