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New Part-time Academic English Course starting May 15

Improve spoken and written academic English this summer

May 1, 2023 — 

Speaking and writing skills are vital for success in university. They are essential for day-to-day communication with professors, fellow students, and UM staff. In the classroom, academic English skills are needed for writing essays and research papers, delivering presentations, participating in a class discussions or seminars, or working with others on a group project. The English Language Centre offers a range of Part-Time Academic English Courses. These non-credit courses help multilingual students develop all these skills, and more.

If English isn’t your first language, Part-Time Academic English Courses (PTAEC) are available year-round to help you develop your English skills and adjust to using English at a Canadian research-intensive university. Our non-credit courses target practical skills that you can apply immediately in your academic studies and life. Learn how to:

  • use “small talk” (informal speaking) with new classmates
  • gain insight into common university classroom expectations
  • develop strategies for cross-cultural communication
  • learn common idioms and academic vocabulary
  • improve your essay writing 

Our new 10-hour course, Paraphrasing and Summarizing Skills, targets critical reading and writing skills needed for academic study and producing strong written assignments. This course provides proven strategies for composing effective paraphrases and summaries.   

Our supportive and knowledgeable language instructors assist students in their journeys to mastering spoken and written academic English. Past students express their appreciation for how PTAEC courses boosted their confidence and supported them in being successful in their undergraduate and graduate programs.  

We look forward to welcoming you to the upcoming Spring term! Our affordable evening classes start on May 15th  and are available in both remote and in-person formats. Visit Part-Time Academic English Courses to see the full schedule and to register. 


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