Free College English Preparatory Program
To ensure that the needs of the students and to ensure that our college and industry are protected , we have recently developed a 2 month, 120 hour College English Preparatory (CEP) program. ESL students that do not meet the admission requirements cannot enroll into the program at Stenberg College until they have successfully completed the CEP program. From the Fall of 2007, the program will be provided at no charge to ESL students who will be enrolling in a Stenberg program
This 8 week integrated program guides the student through the four skills of English. Each week will cover one unit of an assigned text which will help the student to explore speaking, writing, reading and listening. These classes, taught by a qualified ESL Instructor are held Monday to Friday for 3 hours each day. (Total of 15hrs /week)
The objective is for the student to gain communicative competence while improving their vocabulary, reading and listening comprehension, writing structure and grammar usage.
Assessment will be conducted on a weekly basis. Grammar competence, vocabulary development and speaking are the targets for students to accomplish.
The CEP curriculum will strive to make a difference in the communicative confidence of the students in the program. By providing students with an integrated English skills program it will provide particular assistance to those individuals planning to work in the healthcare and human services.
Ongoing English Program
Stenberg College also provides all ESL students in our programs with free ongoing instructor –led support. These classes which are taught by a qualified ESL Instructor are held Monday-Friday for 1.5 hours each day (total of 7.5 hrs/week) The On going support classes are designed to target specific areas of difficulty for ESL learners.
An integrated skills approach to learning English will focus the student on improving
Each class will target an integrated approach to learning English with the main goal of being communicatively competent and successful in their chosen field of study. The curriculum will provide the necessary support to those individuals planning to work in healthcare and human services
If a student is identified to be struggling as a result of ESL, the student services department is contacted to address the concerns. The student can then be mandated to attend ESL classes. In this way, we will be able to support students who have met program admissions criteria but whose English ability may limit them from excelling in their studies, on practicum and in the workforce.
The 2 programs that are offered to the student through Stenberg College (Ongoing Support and the CEP Program) will provide English support and ensure success for the entire course of their studies.
These College English Programs will strive to make a difference in communicative confidence through an integrated English skills approach (reading, writing, listening, grammar & vocabulary development) presented with interesting themes that students can relate to in their own lives.