Learning English as a second language (ESL) at a career college equips international students with the tools needed to enjoy living in an English-speaking country, for finding employment, and for furthering their education at a traditional college or university.
ESL Enhances Life for International Students
A program offering courses in English as a second language is an important educational component of any post-secondary educational institution for international students.
When looking for a career college that teaches ESL to help you enjoy life socially, to increase your eligibility for employment in Canada, or to prepare you to transfer to a traditional college or university, be sure to find one that caters to students from other countries who demonstrate various levels of proficiency in English. We routinely test foreign students on their English capabilities and offer ESL to all who need it, and to the level that is required.
How Will You Know What Courses to Take?
A good ESL program tests each student in order to place him or her in the correct level of English education. In other words, you don’t have to try and guess what level of study is best suited for you—your test results will indicate your proficiency and the level at which you should begin.
- Different Student Goals Dictate What Programs They Need – If you are taking English to improve your social life but don’t plan to remain and work in Canada, you will have a different program of study than what is necessary if you want to find employment or to continue your academic studies.
- Courses at Each Level Cover Basic English – You can expect to learn:
- oral communication
- integrated English skills
- How Good Do You Want to Be? – Depending on your need for fluency, you may need to reach a comfortable level of speaking, reading, and writing, or you may wish not only to be able to communicate well in English and but also to move easily from talking, reading, and writing in your native language to the English language and back again.
- You Can Retake Courses – When you are tested at the end of the course, you may discover that you haven’t passed. What can you do? Simply take the course over again. The learning rate varies a lot. You may take longer to become proficient at a second language than others do.
International Students are a Tremendous Resource for BC
International students who learn ESL are a tremendous resource for Canada and for BC in particular. BC is known as the “gateway to the Pacific”—the countries that border the Pacific Ocean including China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, etc.—which means students whose first language is Mandarin, Cantonese, or Japanese, or any other language of the Pacific Rim can do very well in many different occupations if they are also fluent in English.
BC also has a high population of Spanish-speaking citizens, as well as other ethnic groups such as Arabic, French, German, and Punjabi and all welcome services provided in their own native tongue. No matter your country of origin, if you become fluent in English, you will do well in almost any occupation.
Learning English as a second language (ESL) at a career college helps international students enjoy life, is a necessity for finding a good job, and is essential for students wishing to continue their studies at a traditional college or university in Canada and every other English-speaking country.
Take instructions in ESL at an institution that welcomes multi-cultural students and you will be studying English with students who come from all over the world. You’ll love it.
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