English & Modern Languages
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COMMUNICATIONS
COM 200
Skillful evaluation and construction of written communications is essential in the modern work environment. In this course, students develop abilities in four categories of information management: access and evaluation of print and electronic information, summarizing information, creating information for diverse purposes and audiences, and publishing information using both print and electronic media. Using an analytical approach to the development of writing style and content, this course emphasizes the elements of logic and audience awareness within written messages. 3 units of credit. Text extra.
Winter
Online 065 1352 Jan. 21-Apr. 13 $334.18 (includes $49.00 access fee)

IELTS INTENSIVE PREPARATION WORKSHOP

St. Clair College Continuing Education (Windsor) is now an IELTS Canada Information Centre. For assistance registering for an upcoming IELTS test date, please visit our office in Room 161 at the South Campus, 2000 Talbot Rd. W.

The following workshop is designed to help non-native speakers of English prepare for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test. Course scheduling has been arranged with upcoming Windsor IELTS test dates in mind.

For a complete listing of testing dates, times and locations visit www.ieltscanada.ca.

IELTS INTENSIVE PREPARATION
GNR 1551N
The IELTS Intensive Preparation workshop is designed to refine candidates’ skills required to succeed on either the IELTS Academic or General Training Test. Our qualified instructors will help you review the IELTS structure and polish your test-taking strategies. Know what to expect and engage in helpful practice before attempting the test.
Fall
Windsor 070 7113 Sep 22-Nov 17, Sat, 9:00A-12:00P $249.50 (tuition $220.80, HST $28.70)
Winter
Windsor 070 1655 Feb 2-Mar 30, Sat, 9:00A-12:00P $249.50 (tuition $220.80, HST $28.70)

Language Interpreter Certificate Program

2018 Fall intake information:
Obtain the training and credential you need to become an international language interpreter. There is a growing need for skilled interpreters who can provide services within the business, health, and human service sectors. St. Clair College is proud to offer this program with the assistance of the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County.

Admission Requirements:
  1. An approved College or University degree or diploma.
  2. Fluency in English and a second language as demonstrated by a 75% or higher score on the ILISAT test administered by the Multicultural Council and graded by an internationally recognized outside agency.

The cost of the test is $200.00 CDN per student (fee subject to change). Contact the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County at 519-255-1127 ext. 135 to schedule a test. Students should arrange to write the test at least 4-6 weeks prior to the program start.

Six Required Courses: LIN 101 Introduction to Spoken Language Interpretation
LIN 102 Consecutive Interpreting and Note-Taking
LIN 103 Sight Translation – Skills Development
LIN 104 Simultaneous Interpreting
LIN 106 Setting Specific Interpreting
LIN 107 Skills integration: Capstone
*Students will require use of a digital recorder and a steno pad for the following courses.
INTRO TO SPOKEN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION
LIN 101
Introduction to Spoken Language Interpreting is the foundation course of a six course Language Interpreter Certificate Program. This course presents the fundamentals of providing spoken language interpreting services in various settings. Participants will consider the role and responsibilities of the interpreter and discuss professional standards of practice and ethical principles to guide an interpreter’s performance. The course also provides an introduction to various skills required for successful interpreting including note taking, active listening, memory retention, mental transposition and verbalization in the target language. Pre-requisite: ILSAT test. 2 units of credit.
Fall
Windsor 070 6816 Oct 13-Nov 17, Sat, 9:00A-4:00P $262.60 (tuition $241.56, materials $25.00) (Multicultural Council, 245 Janette Ave.)
CONSECUTIVE INTERPRETING AND NOTE-TAKING
LIN 102
Following a brief overview of the theoretical framework underlying the process of consecutive interpreting, the course concentrates on the development of skills essential to the task of effective interpreting including: memory and comprehension, note taking, vocabulary building, and handling linguistic and ethical challenges assertively. Consecutive interpreting exercises are incorporated throughout the course with a view to analyzing and improving practice. Pre-requisite: LIN 101. 2 units of credit.
Fall
Windsor 070 6818 Nov 24-Dec 15 and Jan 12-19 Sat, 9:00A-4:00P $266.56 (tuition $241.56, materials $25.00) (Multicultural Council, 245 Janette Ave.)
SIGHT TRANSLATION – SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
LIN 103
Sight translation, sometimes referred to as sight interpretation, is a hybrid of interpreting and translation. Using documents related to a number of different settings, the course will instruct participants in the fundamentals of sight translation and assist in the development of related skills, such as reading comprehension, scanning for main ideas, fast reading, and analysis of language, vocabulary enrichment and comprehension verification through paraphrasing. The course will also equip participants with the tools to manage ethical and performance challenges in sight translation. Pre-requisite: LIN 102. 2 units of credit. Text extra.
Winter
Windsor 070 Jan 26-Mar 2, Sat, 9:00A-4:00 $266.56 (tuition $241.56, materials $25.00) (Multicultural Council, 245 Janette Ave.)
SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETING
LIN 104
Simultaneous interpreting provides an immediate interpretation of a speaker’s utterances. Through simulations, role plays and audio/visual exercises participants will develop skills in simultaneous interpreting without the use of electronic equipment. Subsequent to the theory overview, participants will practice: active listening, shadowing, retelling, paraphrasing, memory exercises and self-evaluation. Based on exposure to exercises and simulations, participants will develop and practice skills and techniques used in simultaneous interpreting in various settings and contexts. Pre-requisite: LIN 103. 2 units of credit. Text extra.
Winter
Windsor 070 Mar 16-Apr 27, Sat, 9:00A-4:00P $266.56 (tuition $241.56, materials $25.00) (Multicultural Council, 245 Janette Ave.)

LIN 106 and LIN 107
Courses will be in the spring semester. Dates and times TBA.

Modern Languages

INTRODUCTORY FRENCH LANGUAGE I
FRC 100N
Some structures covered include: French alphabet, adjectives, greetings; verbs to be, to have, to go; asking questions, negative form of verbs; definite and indefinite articles, numbers 1 to 50; use of prepositions when answering the question “where is?”; questions using “inversion” with or without interrogative adverbs; “stress” pronouns; imperative mood; regular “er” and “ir” verbs; days, months, seasons, the date; interrogative adjectives “which” and “what”. Text extra.
Fall
Windsor 050 7017 Sep 19-Dec 5, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P $336.00
Chatham 550 Sep 20-Dec 6, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P $336.00
Winter
Windsor 050 1467 Jan 16-Apr 3, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P $336.00
INTRODUCTORY FRENCH LANGUAGE II
FRC 200N
Some structures covered at this level; verbs ending in “ir” and “re”; verbs to come, to be able, to want, to have to; telling time; expressions: to be on time, to be early and to be late; possessive adjectives; where, when, how, and why; future form of “to go” plus an infinitive; asking and giving directions; demonstrative adjectives: this, these etc; the recent past using “venir de”; the partitive article; relative pronouns “qui” and “que”; clothing articles. Pre-Requisite: FRC 100N or FRC 595. Text extra.
Fall
Windsor 050 7019 Sep 18-Dec 4, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P $336.00
Winter
Windsor 050 1468 Jan 17-Apr 4, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P $336.00
Chatham 550 Jan 16-Apr 3, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P $336.00
INTRODUCTORY FRENCH LANGUAGE III
FRC 300N
Some structures covered at this level: irregular “ir” verbs; several irregular verbs; there is and there are; “Il faut”; direct object pronouns; expressions of quantity; “c’est” and “ilest”; professions; the weather; interrogative pronouns “qui” and “quoi”; indirect object pronouns; the past tense; “Il y a” + the past tense; the adjective “tout”; pronouns “en” and “y”; countries, cities, nationalities. Pre-Requisite: FRC 200N or FRC 596. Text extra.
Fall
Windsor 050 7021 Sep 18-Dec 4, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P $336.00
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH LANGUAGE II
FRC 500N
Some structures covered at this level: how to express “possibility” and “condition”; the expression “ne...(plus) que”; the use of quelqu’un, quelque chose, rien, personne + adjective; subjunctive and infinitive; expressing emphasis using “ce qui (que) ... c’est”; verbs followed by an infinitive clause that contains a subject; the use of “avant que” + subjunctive and “avant de” + infinitive; the use of “en” + the present participle; the position of two complementary pronouns; the compound tenses; futuranterieur; the negative “ni...ni”; possessive pronouns. Pre-Requisite: FRC 400N or FRC 598. Text extra.
Fall
Windsor 050 7023 Sep 20-Dec 6, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P $336.00
ADVANCED FRENCH LANGUAGE II
FRC 800N
This level emphasizes the creative aspects of human language rather than its mechanical aspects. The message rather than the form becomes the motive of speech. Exercises are designed to develop the ability to transmit and receive messages. Objectives, vocabulary and experiences of previous French courses are reinforced and extended. Pre-Requisite: FRC 700N or FRC 600. Text extra.
Fall
Windsor 050 7025 Sep 20-Dec 6, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P $336.00
FRENCH ADVANCED COMMUNICATION III
FRC 602
This final level also emphasizes creative rather than mechanical aspects of the language. Vocabulary and experiences of previous French courses are reinforced and extended. Pre-Requisite: FRC 601. 3 units of credit. Text extra.
Fall
Windsor 050 Sep 20-Dec 6, 6:00P-9:30P $285.18
INTRODUCTORY SIGN LANGUAGE I
GNR 1SIGN
Development of American Sign Language skills and introduction of grammatical structures is the focus of this course. Emphasis will be placed on vocabulary and comprehension skills. The enrichment of Deaf Culture and community studies will be incorporated into the curriculum. Text extra.
Fall
Windsor 050 7026 Sep 18-Dec 4, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P $336.00
Chatham 550 7164 Sep 20-Dec 6, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P $336.00
Winter
Windsor 050 1472 Jan 15-Apr 2, Tue, 6:00P-9:30P $336.00
INTRODUCTORY SIGN LANGUAGE II
GNR 2SIGN
Continual development of basic communication skills including grammatical structure and a selected vocabulary. Pre-Requisite: GNR 1SIGN or ASL 106. Text extra.
Fall
Windsor 050 7028 Sep 20-Dec 6, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P $336.00
Winter
Windsor 050 1473 Jan 17-Apr 4, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P $336.00
Chatham 550 1737 Jan 17-Apr 4, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P $336.00
SPANISH I
GNR 1SPANIS
This is an introductory course to the Spanish language in a student-centered setting which emphasizes a communicative learning approach. In this course, the essential language skills--listening, speaking, reading, writing--will be developed simultaneously. In the classroom, students will engage in a variety of interactive and communicative activities which will further the required practice to learn the language. During this course, students will also be introduced to various aspects of the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. Text extra.
Fall
Windsor 050 6800 Sep 17-Dec 10, Mon, 6:00P-9:30P $336.00
Winter
Windsor 050 1474 Jan 14-Apr 8, Mon, 6:00P-9:30P $336.00
SPANISH II
GNR 2SPANIS
This course is a continuation of Basic Spanish I and introduces the student to a more extensive analysis and understanding of grammar, structure, usage and fluency. Confidence and grasp of the language structure will be built through conversation on topics of daily life. Pre-Requisite: GNR 1SPANIS or LBS 147. Text extra.
Fall
Windsor 050 6802 Sep 19-Dec 5, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P $336.00
Winter
Windsor 050 1475 Jan 16-Apr 3, Wed, 6:00P-9:30P $336.00
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South Campus 2000 Talbot Rd. W. Windsor

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Chatham Campus 1001 Grand Ave. W. Chatham

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