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Trent ESL - English for University

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Trent ESL - English for University

ESL Levels

ESL Levels

Foundations for ESL

Foundations for ESL, or “prep” is the most basic level of the Trent-ESL program.
Students in prep arrive with little to no English ability. (24 hours a week from September to April)

Courses:

  • Reading Writing Grammar Vocabulary
  • Listening and Speaking
  • English in Action

Core English

Core English consists of three full levels, CORE 1-3 or CORE 1, CORE 2, CORE 3.
This is where most language is learned: through vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, and writing skills areas. (24 hours a week from September to April)

Courses:

  • Writing  and Grammar
  • Reading and Vocabulary
  • Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation

Foundations for University

Foundations for University consists of two levels, Foundations I and Foundations II, for final preparation for university study.
You will focus on research, academic writing, presentation skills, reading, critical thinking and communication.
Foundations I: 24.5 hours a week from September to April
Foundations II: 18.5 hours a week from September to April

Courses:

  • Academic Communication
  • Academic Analysis
  • Grammar Workshop (Foundations I)
  • University Transition (Foundations II)
  • Writing Conferences
  • Credit courses can be taken with Foundations I and II