Smrt English is a blended learning curriculum developed by teachers at the Canadian College of English Language in Vancouver.
Develop basic language skills needed in classroom and in day-to-day adult situations. Focus on listening and speaking tasks necessary to satisfy routine classroom and social demands and limited work requirements. Introduction to reading and writing skills.
Develop greater skills in listening and speaking for basic communication in the classroom, outside the classroom and at work. Introduction of basic grammar, expand reading and writing skills.
Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to function satisfactorily in most real-life situations related to immediate needs. Must have completed 110 or equivalent. Limited knowledge of computer use and skills with the introduction of more advanced technology skills and commands.
Refine skills needed in conversations beyond survival needs. Function independently in most familiar situations and use appropriate language in routine social situations. Begin to increase and challenge knowledge of simple computer commands and uses.
Skills needed to function effectively in familiar and unfamiliar social situations and familiar work situations. Communication needed to discuss/interpret cultural differences and use English to solve problems outside the class.
Fluency and communication skills. Self-monitor effectively when using basic grammatical structure and introduction to more complex structures. Cultural values and thinking patterns are introduced through discussions, readings and writing.
University preparation with a focus on writing, listening and reading skills. Developing thesis statements and a deep understanding of Comparison/ Contrast, Cause/ Effect and Effect essay styles. Introduction to academic vocabulary and rhetoric while developing critical thinking skills.
The Beginner level is ideal for students with basic English skills. High interest topics engage and strengthen reading skills. Students are introduced to basic grammar skills. Students start to develop better speaking and listening skills. Students are introduced to new vocabulary and writing skills.
The Pre-Intermediate level is ideal for students with adequate English levels. This level is a continuation of more basic grammar skills. Students begin to expand topic vocabulary, reading and writing skills. Engaging unit projects encourage creative ways to communicate in English.
The Intermediate level is ideal for students who wish to expand their English skills. In addition, students further develop and practice grammar skills for academic writing. Students begin to develop academic vocabulary and writing skills through unit presentations and research projects.
The Upper Intermediate level is ideal for students with high level English fluency. Students focus on increased communication both in written and oral form with high interest topics. Grammar structures and vocabulary become more abstract and take multiple meanings.
The Advanced level is ideal for students who are approaching English fluency. Students begin to polish and perfect English in all areas. There is a strong focus on the production of clear, well-structured texts that exhibit more technical and academic vocabulary.
The Beginner level is ideal for students with limited English skills. Students begin developing basic communication of ideas and feelings. Engaging thematic topics introduce the fundamentals for basic reading, grammar, vocabulary and writing tasks.
The Elementary level is ideal for students with emerging English skills. At this level, students develop skills learned from Kids 110. This level is a continuation of more basic grammar skills and commonly-used topic vocabulary. Students begin to expand reading and writing skills.
The Pre-intermediate level is ideal for students with basic English skills who still need repetition. There is a strong focus on developing independent reading and increased comprehension. New vocabulary words are learned using online tools for richer understanding.
The Intermediate level is ideal for students who are trying to develop a better command of English. Students are introduced to an increase in challenging readings, vocabulary and grammar levels. There is a strong focus on sentence variety and the expansion of oral communication.
The Advanced level is ideal for students with intermediate fluency and communication skills. Students are introduced to more complex grammar structures and vocabulary. Students begin to be exposed to more complex texts to further reading skills and comprehension.
The Smrt Early Childhood course introduces very young learners to basic English in a way that is fun and educational. Children build a bank of vocabulary and phrases, and a phonics foundation through ABCs and number practice.
By the end of the Early Childhood Education Three course students will have a solid grasp of phonics, be able to read books with CVC words, and sight words, ask and answer questions in English based on select topics, and be able to communicate their needs and wants with others.
In the Elementary English One course we’re moving onto more complex phonics rules, longer reading books, more vocabulary, and longer dialogues to practice our communication skills. We’re focusing on emerging reading at this level.
The Elementary English Two course completes the phonics journey and begins with some simple grammar structures. At this level we’re beginning to learn the process of writing, too! We’re working on more complex dialogues, as well as longer reading books for this stage of learning.
Introduction to College Communications provides instruction and practice in college and workplace communication skills, with an emphasis on the development of strategies to organize and express ideas in a clear and professional manner. Emails, memos, letters, short reports, and essays are used to develop effective writing skills suitable to a variety of audiences. Course work also provides opportunities for the development of students’ grammar, research, analytical, reading and listening skills. American Psychological Association (APA) format and documentation is introduced.
This course is designed to provide students with the English language skills they need to succeed in a career within the aviation industry.
Develop language skills while focusing on concepts from the world of academic business administration. Improve your academic writing skills with activities related to argumentative and report-style writing.
Develop language skills while focusing on concepts from the world of computing and information systems. Improve your academic writing skills with activities related to opinion-based essays.
An introductory course for Spanish speaking students new to English with a focus on Automotive concepts and vocabulary.
Develop greater skills in listening and speaking for basic communication in the automotive industry. Introduction of basic grammar, expand reading and writing skills, practice and acquire target automotive vocabulary. Basic computer commands practiced.
Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to function satisfactorily in most real-life situations related to the automotive industry.
Refine skills needed in conversations beyond survival needs, and develop greater automotive English. Function independently in most familiar situations and use appropriate language in routine social situations.
Expand and explore your English skills in a curriculum designed for students interested in entering the medical field.
Professional Development for Teachers, by Trent-ESL EAP faculty, utilizes a “Content & Language Integrated Learning” framework. The content comes from themes related to ESL teaching, and the language instruction encompasses the four skills plus grammar and vocabulary.
STEM is a term that refers to the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Combined study of these elements improves competitiveness in the advancement of science and technology.
This course provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed on the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment which is a standardized test designed to measure English language proficiency.
The course is designed to give students thorough knowledge of the IELTS test format and opportunities to develop the skills required to improve on tests.
This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed on the TOEFL ITP exam, which is designed to judge their placement, progress, or general proficiency in an academic university situation.
An introductory course for Arabic speaking students new to English.
An introductory course for Chinese speaking students new to English.
An introductory course for Spanish speaking students new to English.
An introductory course for Indonesian speaking students new to English.
An introductory course for Portuguese speaking students new to English.
An introductory course for Russian speaking students new to English.
You will learn the basic pronunciation of a wide range of sounds in the English language by listening, speaking and working in small groups.
An introductory Reading Comprehension elective for students new to English.
Build your fluency with American speakers by learning slang, idioms and the most common phrasal verbs in English.
This course focuses on understanding rules and patterns in pronunciation, developing skills for formal and casual situations, and preparing for speaking events.
An intermediate writing course that focuses on strategies and skills for writing a variety of paragraphs.
EHS is designed for students wishing to acquire knowledge of the functional English required for employment in a café, bar or restaurant.
This is a back-to-basics grammar course for students who want to strengthen their understanding of English grammar. The course focuses on reviewing the basics of grammar, from tenses to parts of speech, and getting students to use the grammar in spoken and written English.
Journalism requires students to consume news from various sources and write short articles once or twice a week.
This elective combines Business English topics and vocabulary with Career Preparation. It is ideal for those preparing to enter the workforce at home or abroad.
Current Events is designed to improve a student’s speaking, listening, reading, and vocabulary through an active intake and discussion of world current events.
This course looks at basic economic and financial topics in a simple yet interesting manner.
This course is an introduction to the vocabulary, careers, and industries in Tourism and Hospitality.
This is a vocabulary and listening course that uses movies to help you learn the meaning, use and pronunciation of vocabulary.
This course explores a wide range of interesting, topical themes to develop essential vocabulary for academic as well as everyday use.
This course uses grammar and advanced vocabulary to further understand common slang and idioms used in North America.
This course will get you ready for the difficult challenges of writing at an academic level and help you have success in college.
High level discussion, listening and public speaking are the focus of this course that utilizes different forms of media to learn about exciting topics from around the world.
Techniques for comprehending literature and academic readings are the focus of this course. Aspects of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are also explored.