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Language Training

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program in the School of English as a Second Language (ESL) helps you achieve your language goals – preparing for post-secondary studies at college or university, being ready for the job you want, or simply enjoying every day life in Canada. The EAP program is located at our St. James Campus in the heart of downtown Toronto, one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Students have access to all College facilities including free internet and computer use in the library, and access to the cafeteria, fitness centre, career services, library, peer tutoring, and Student Centre.
Visit the ESL homepage for more information.

Occupation-specific Language Training (OSLT)

 OSLT - Are you new to Canada? Improve Your Workplace Communication Skills

Introduction

Occupation-specific Language Training (OSLT) is offered for free to newcomers at 16 colleges across Ontario, including George Brown College.  Participants must be permanent residents or protected persons and have training or experience in a specific occupation or sector, but need to improve their occupation-specific communication skills. Participants must also have language proficiency at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels 6 – 8. Courses run 180 hours and classes are offered both in the evening and during the day.
For more information about OSLT and courses offered at George Brown, please see below.
For more information about OSLT courses throughout the GTA, please go to www.co-oslt.org

OSLT Overview

OSLT Guide title page image Download the OSLT Guide for an overview of courses.

Eligibility

Participants must be permanent residents or protected persons and have:
•  Training or experience in a specified occupation or sector but need to improve their occupation-specific communication skills
•  Language proficiency at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels 6 to 8 in at least one language skill area or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) of 5/6 to 8 for courses taught in French

Current Schedule 2014-2015

OSLT Business – Accounting/Finance  (May 12– Aug 28  2014)  

  • Workplace Communication Skills for Accounting and Finance: This practical and innovative course helps participants with training or experience in accounting or finance understand business workplaces in Ontario; effectively interact with customers, colleagues, suppliers, financial officers and government officials; develop strong interviewing, networking, socio-cultural and career-building communication skills; practise common on-the-job communication to improve occupation-specific language skills; and, learn how to use appropriate workplace communication in a variety of business and financial settings.

OSLT Business – Accounting/Finance  (Oct 2014 – Feb 2015)  

  • Workplace Communication Skills for Accounting and Finance: This practical and innovative course helps participants with training or experience in accounting or finance understand business workplaces in Ontario; effectively interact with customers, colleagues, suppliers, financial officers and government officials; develop strong interviewing, networking, socio-cultural and career-building communication skills; practise common on-the-job communication to improve occupation-specific language skills; and, learn how to use appropriate workplace communication in a variety of business and financial settings.

OSLT Business – Entrepreneur/Sales & Marketing (May 12 – Aug. 28 2014)

  • Workplace Communication Skills for Entrepreneurship and Sales and Marketing: This practical and innovative course helps participants with training or experience in running a business or sales and marketing; understand business workplaces in Ontario; effectively interact with customers, colleagues, employees, suppliers, financial officers and government officials; develop strong interviewing, networking, socio-cultural and career-building communication skills; practise common on-the-job communication to improve your occupation-specific language skills; and, learn how to use appropriate workplace communication in a variety of business settings.

OSLT Business – Entrepreneur/Sales & Marketing (Oct 2014 – Feb 2015)

  • Workplace Communication Skills for Entrepreneurship and Sales and Marketing: This practical and innovative course helps participants with training or experience in running a business or sales and marketing; understand business workplaces in Ontario; effectively interact with customers, colleagues, employees, suppliers, financial officers and government officials; develop strong interviewing, networking, socio-cultural and career-building communication skills; practise common on-the-job communication to improve your occupation-specific language skills; and, learn how to use appropriate workplace communication in a variety of business settings.

OSLT Health Sciences – Nursing (May 12 – Aug 28 2014)

  • This practical and innovative course will help participants with experience or training in nursing understand health care workplaces in Ontario such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes; clearly and effectively interact with colleagues, clients and supervisors; develop strong interviewing, networking, socio-cultural and career-building communication skills; practise common on-the-job communication to improve occupation-specific language skills; and, learn how to use appropriate workplace communication in health care settings such as clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, community agencies, medical offices and residences.

OSLT Inter-professional for Health Care Providers (Sept  – Dec 2014)

  • This practical and innovative course will help participants with experience or training in nursing, dietetics, physiotherapy and social work address communication skills needed for successful communication in inter-professional health care teams. Communication skills covered in the course include describing one's occupation to another professional; providing and gathering information on client care; writing a progress note; seeking assistance from team members; providing assistance to team members; managing challenging team interactions.

OSLT Health Sciences – General (Oct 21 2014 – Feb 11 2015)

  • This practical and innovative course will help participants with experience or training in dental hygiene, medical radiation technology, nursing, personal support work or sleep technology understand health care workplaces in Ontario such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes; clearly and effectively interact with colleagues, clients and supervisors; develop strong interviewing, networking, socio-cultural and career-building communication skills; practise common on-the-job communication to improve occupation-specific language skills; and, learn how to use appropriate workplace communication in health care settings such as clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, community agencies, medical offices and residences.

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How to Apply

To be considered for the course, please submit the following documents by email, fax or in-person:

  • a copy of your resume; &
  • a valid Canadian Language Benchmark* (CLB) score (must be taken within 6 months of the start date of the OSLT course). 

If you have taken the CLB recently, please forward your ID so we can verify your information.  Otherwise, we can make arrangements for you to take the CLB test at the YMCA.  http://www.ymcagta.org/en/newcomers/you-arrived/language/index.html

Contact

GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE
Immigrant Education
200 King St. E, 264D
Email: oslt@georgebrown.ca
Phone: 416-415-5000 ext. 6980
Fax: 416-415-2775

 


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Workplace Communication for Nurses

Introducing two new 45 – hour communication courses for nurses, offered through Immigrant Education and Continuing Education: “Communication in the Health Care Workplace” and “Communication in Interprofessional Health Care Teams.” 

These courses are for experienced, internationally trained nurses or current nursing students who have completed their second semester, all of whom speak a native language other than English. Courses focus on developing the language and socio-cultural skills needed to communicate effectively in the Canadian workplace. Emphasis is on listening and speaking for collaborating with colleagues. 

 

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