KGIC Program Information Sheets

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Are you interested in learning English in Canada? KGIC offers a variety of English programs. Check out this list of certificate and diploma programs. To learn more visit www.kgic.ca!

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KGIC Program Information Sheets

  1. 1. YOUR GOAL Build confidence and diversity in your English-speaking skills & learn how the media shapes us and the global society we live in. PMM POWERSPEAKING & MODERN MEDIA PMM MODULES Unit 1: Powerspeaking and Introduction to Media Unit 2: Popular Culture Unit 3: News and Journalism Unit 4: Television Unit 5: Power Speaking and Stereotypes Unit 6: Advertising Unit 7: Music Unit 8: Film and Documentaries EXIT REQUIREMENTS 70% average upon successful completion of all modules PROGRAM LENGTH 8-week Diploma program* 4-week Certificate program** 26.5-hours per week, Monday to Friday In class: 0.93 months: 4 weeks: 106 hours 1.86 months: 8 weeks: 212 hours * Available at KGIC Victoria, Vancouver, Surrey, Toronto, Halifax **Available at KGIC Victoria, Surrey, Halifax KGIC ADVANTAGES ESSENTIAL communicative English skills (pronunciation, vocal training and body language) Upgraded listening practice while interacting with media of all kinds Self-confidence through weekly oral presentations Weekly fluency and accuracy evaluations Individual time with your teachers to discuss your progress Valuable experience in real-life situations (e.g. a panel job interview!) Practical knowledge and experience through field trips and guest speakers ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students must have: either TOEFL CBT133/IBT45-46, TOEIC 550, IELTS 4.5, completed level 3 at KGIC, any recognized international English language equivalency test score, or a pass on our entrance exam. No interview required. Low High Listening Writing Vocabulary Speaking Leadership Presentation CreativityCritical Thinking Pronunciation PMM is a valuable class for students who want to improve their speaking skills, presentation skills, discussion skills and writing. There are also many assignments related to the media and current events so you can learn about Canada and the global world too! Because of PMM, I improved my English, gained confidence and improved my presentation skills. Thank you PMM! — EunYoung, Korea. Levelofskilllearned Grammar ADDITIONAL SKILLS LEARNED Teamwork Fluency/accuracy Time management Personal impact/confidence Multi-media FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES Public speakers Managers Teachers “Your success is KGIC’s success.” www.kgic.ca PMM—The place to be for REAL English speaking skills! Skills that this course offers Updated: June 19, 2014
  2. 2. BE MODULES 1. Building a Career & Writing Goals 2. Using Technology to Communicate (Speaking & Writing in The Age of Technology) 3. Culture & Manners in Corporate Communication 4. Language for: Business Travel, OR Marketing, OR Finance 5. The Creative Language of Advertising, 6. Entrepreneurship: Communication for Self-Employment 7. English for International Markets/Free Trade 8. Understanding Fair Trade/Business Ethics KGIC ADVANTAGES Learn the English vocabulary needed to describe basic business concepts and procedures Become a more effective communicator within a professional environment Learn how to negotiate, conduct meetings and communicate in a clear and assertive way in an English speaking environment Learn the English required to discuss current and important topics in business Participate in field trips and listen to guest speakers with opportunities to engage in business talk PROGRAM LENGTH 4-week Certificate program 8, 12-week Diploma program 26.5-hours per week, Monday to Friday Optional 4 weeks of practicum: 100+ hours In class: 0.93 months—4 weeks—106 hours 1.86 months—8 weeks—212 hours ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students must have; either TOEFL CBT133/IBT45-46, TOEIC 550, IELTS 4.5, completed level 3 at KGIC, any recognized international English language equivalency test score, or a pass on our entrance exam. No interview required. EXIT REQUIREMENTS 70% average upon successful completion of all modules. 4-WEEK OPTIONAL PRACTICUM LEADING TO: Business English Diploma with 4-week Practicum YOUR GOAL This class will help you excel in everyday business communication. BE BUSINESS ENGLISH Low High Levelofskilllearned Grammar Listening Writing Vocabulary Speaking Leadership Presentation CreativityCritical Thinking Pronunciation FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES Administrator Manager Teacher ADDITIONAL SKILLS LEARNED Read, write and discuss business topics Fine-tune communication skills Presentation and meeting preparation Use internet and computer applications to communicate your message In Business English we can learn about grammar and related vocabulary but also about different national and cultural approaches in business communication, humour, and non- verbal communication. This class is very helpful for students who want to learn something new for their future. It helps us gain self-awareness. – Shiori, Japan “Your success is KGIC’s success.” www.kgic.ca Available at KGIC Victoria, Vancouver, Toronto Skills that this course offers Students taking a practicum are required to have a work permit. Please visit www.cic.gc.ca for further information Updated: July 23, 2014
  3. 3. EPE MODULES Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 KGIC ADVANTAGES The official Pathway Program at KGIC. No official test score needed to gain entry to selected colleges and universities affiliated with KGIC. Intensive reading and writing practice including paraphrasing, summarizing and researching. Academic preparation covering all areas: reading, writing, speaking, vocabulary, study skills and note taking. Small class size for optimum academic benefit. Wide variety of post-secondary-level curriculum topics covered in each module. Monthly tests and academic counseling to evaluate student progress. PROGRAM LENGTH ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students must have either TOEFL: CBT 173/ iBT 61 or TOEIC: 650 or IELTS: 5.5 overall (with writing 5.5) or completed level 4 at KGIC or any recognized international English language equivalency test score, or a pass on our entrance exam. Interview and essay required. EXIT REQUIREMENTS Program exit level is KGIC Exit Test score of 65 and 80% in course work. If a student fails to meet this requirement, they can retake the next available module. 4, 8, 12-week Certificate program. Students must complete 12-weeks to enter affiliated colleges or universities. 26.5-hours per week, Monday to Friday In Class: 0.93 months - 4 weeks - 106 hours 1.86 months - 8 weeks - 212 hours 2.79 months - 12 weeks - 318 hours Multi-Meaning Words / Academic Vocabulary Education / Science Essays Summarizing Skills Internet anonymity Note-Taking in Lectures Academic Vocabulary / Word Families Child Development / Globalization Essays Noun and Article Grammar Business Case Study Speaking and Seminars Word Grammar / Academic Vocabulary Cultural Studies / Climate Change Essays Essay development Nutrition Study Developing and Supporting Arguments “EPE has helped me to develop my creative writing and range of vocabulary; I’ve learned new and better ways to express my thoughts. —Oscar Adrian Ortega Moreno, Mexico YOUR GOAL You wish to continue to study for a diploma or university degree at a public or private post-secondary institution. EPE ENGLISH FOR POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION Low High Levelofskilllearned Grammar Listening Writing Vocabulary Speaking Leadership Presentation CreativityCritical Thinking Pronunciation ADDITIONAL SKILLS LEARNED Research methods Essay formatting Academic study skills Time management/multi-tasking Analytical reading skills FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES Acceptance into a KGIC partner college or university without a TOEFL/ IELTS score “Your success is KGIC’s success.” www.kgic.ca Available at KGIC Victoria, Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax Skills that this course offers Updated: June 19, 2014
  4. 4. KGIC ADVANTAGES Training in university-specific skills such as research methods, academic writing, critical thinking skills, and note-taking for academic purposes. Practice in academic writing, listening, vocabulary, and reading Small classes for more individual attention in communication, reading comprehension, and listening skills Access to experienced and helpful teachers, informative pathway advisors, and knowledgeable academic counselors Monthly school tours and information sessions with a variety of universities and colleges High level training and preparation for EPE No TOEFL/IELTS entrance exams upon completion of EPE to specific pathway partner schools PROGRAM LENGTH ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students must have either TOEFL: CBT 133 / iBT 45/46 or TOEIC: 550 or IELTS: 4.5 overall (with writing 4.5) or completed Level 3 at KGIC or any recognized international English language equivalency test score or a pass on our entrance exam. Interview and essay required. EXIT REQUIREMENTS Program exit level is KGIC Proficiency Test score of 65 and an overall of 80% on the entire program. If a student fails to meet these requirements, they can take an additional month ad re-write the exit test. 4, 8, or 12-week Certificate program. 26.5-hours per week, Monday to Friday In Class: 0.93 months - 4 weeks - 106 hours 1.86 months - 8 weeks - 212 hours 2.79 months - 12 weeks - 318 hours Available at KGIC Victoria, Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax Academic Vocabulary/Conjunctions Summarizing skills Paragraph writing Essay writing Note-taking skills Academic Vocabulary/Transitions Identifying Main ideas, support, examples Essay styles Research methods Plagiarism Academic Vocabulary/Transitions Essay outlines Research papers Computer skills Academic writing When I started the program I thought it was difficult, but it was helpful to improve my writing skills, and other skills such as researching, summarizing and reading. My suggestion to ESL students is: try IEPE to find your way to be a univeristy student. —Weaam, Saudi Arabia YOUR GOAL You wish to continue to study for a diploma or university degree at a public or private post-secondary institution. IEPE INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH FOR POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION Low High Levelofskilllearned Grammar Listening Writing Vocabulary Speaking Leadership PresentationCritical Thinking Pronunciation ADDITIONAL SKILLS LEARNED Research methods Essay formatting Academic study skills Time management/multi-tasking Analytical reading skills FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES Acceptance into a KGIC partner college or university without a TOEFL/ IELTS score Creativity “Your success is KGIC’s success.” www.kgic.ca Skills that this course offers Updated: June 19, 2014
  5. 5. IELTS MODULES Week 1-2: Sports/Food/Healthy Living/Biology: The Human Body Week 3-4: Meteorology/Climate/Psychology: Human Thinking and Behaviour Week 5: Travelling/Celebrations Week 6: Biology: Animals Week 7: Geography/Geology/Earthquakes and Volcanoes Week 8: Cultures/Anthropology Week 9: Going Out: Movies/Music/Clubs Week 10: Biology: Plants Week 11: History/Ancient Ruins Week 12: Business/Money KGIC ADVANTAGES Full time intensive preparation for IELTS test leading to better results Immediate feedback and error correction University counseling for students interested in attending a North American university Flexible option of taking a 4, 8 or 12 week program Intermediate and Advanced level IELTS classes available in Toronto and Vancouver Weekly speaking test practice The Academic Module helps students prep for college/university The General Training Module is designed for prospective immigrants PROGRAM LENGTH 4, 8, 12-week Certificate program Certificate of Completion for each 4-week period 26.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday In Class: In Class: 0.93 months—4 weeks—106 hours 1.86 months—8 weeks—212 hours 2.79 months—12 weeks—318 hours Available at KGIC Victoria, Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students must have; either TOEFL CBT123/IBT40, TOEIC 470, completed level 2 at KGIC, any recognized international English language equivalency test score, or a pass on our entrance exam. No interview required. EXIT REQUIREMENTS Students must attend at least 80% of the total number of classes in order to get a certificate for the whole period of enrollment. I improved my skills during KGIC’s IELTS program. Before I came to this program, my skills were quite low. Since I joined the super teacher at KGIC IELTS program, I got a good score in the official test, so I thank you for the things you have taught me­ —Saoud, Saudi Arabia YOUR GOAL To achieve a desired score on the IELTS exam for the purpose of further study in a post- secondary institution. IELTS INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM Low High Levelofskilllearned Grammar Listening Writing Vocabulary Speaking Leadership Presentation CreativityCritical Thinking Pronunciation ADDITIONAL SKILLS LEARNED Self-confidence Time management Scanning and summarizing information Fluency and accuracy Easy structure FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES Accepted in some countries as proof of english proficiency Acceptance into an english-speaking college or university “Your success is KGIC’s success.” www.kgic.ca Skills that this course offers Updated: June 19, 2014
  6. 6. FCE MODULES Society: Changing Gender Roles Hobbies, Habits and Compulsions Talent: Nature Versus Nurture First Impressions: Physical Appearance Foreign Travel and Cultures The Human Brain: Maximizing Performance Holidays and Leisure Modern Media Our Natural Environment Inventions and Inventors Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication Social Issues: Crime and Poverty KGIC ADVANTAGES Intensive preparation for the Cambridge FCE focusing on building exam vocabulary and exam-task techniques, and incorporating weekly progress testing General language classes to build grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills Focus on real English used in everyday work, study and leisure situations Daily exam task practice; all 5 exam skills tested every week Experienced teachers skilled in teaching the Cambridge tests PROGRAM LENGTH 4, 8, 12- week Certificate program Certificate of Completion for each 4 weeks 26.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday In class: 0.93 months ­—4 weeks —106 hours 1.86 months—8 weeks—212 hours 2.79 months—12 weeks—318 hours ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students must have; either TOEFL CBT173/IBT61, TOEIC 650, IELTS 5.5, completed level 4 at KGIC, any recognized international English language equivalency test score, or a pass on our entrance exam. No interview required EXIT REQUIREMENTS 70% average upon successful completion of all modules YOUR GOAL Enhance academic performance and improve performance on entrance exams FCE CAMBRIDGE FIRST CERTIFICATE OF ENGLISH Skills that this course offers Low High Levelofskilllearned Grammar Listening Writing Vocabulary Speaking Leadership Presentation CreativityCritical Thinking Pronunciation FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES Accepted in some countries as proof of English proficiency ADDITIONAL SKILLS LEARNED British English Email/letter writing Report writing Test-taking skills Conversation cues “Your success is KGIC’s success.” www.kgic.ca Available at KGIC Vancouver Updated: June 19, 2014
  7. 7. TOEFL MODULES Fashion and Traditions Geology Climate and Weather (Meteorology) Astronomy Controversial Social Issues Zoology The Environment Alternative Power Sources KGIC ADVANTAGES Oral practice for speaking component on TOEFL iBt Weekly computerized practice activities & 2 full practice tests every month Immediate feedback and error correction One on one after school counselling University placement counselling for students interested in attending university in North America Enhance academic performance Accepted in some countries as proof of fluency in English PROGRAM LENGTH 4, 8-week Certificate program Certificate of Completion for each 4 weeks 26.5- hours per week, Monday to Friday In class 0.93 months—4 weeks—106 hours 1.86 months—8 weeks —212 hours ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students must have; either TOEFL CBT133/IBT45-46, TOEIC 550, IELTS 4.5, completed level 3 at KGIC, any recognized international English language equivalency test score, or a pass on our entrance exam. No interview required. EXIT REQUIREMENTS Attendance of 80% or higher and successful completion of 70% of course assignments. YOUR GOAL Successful entrance to College, University or MBA in an English speaking country. TOEFL TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE Skills that this course offers Low High Levelofskilllearned Grammar Listening Writing Vocabulary Speaking Leadership Presentation CreativityCritical Thinking Pronunciation FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES I loved the TOEFL course! I practiced my reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. I learned a lot of useful vocabulary and now I can understand English articles easily. —Michelle, Taiwan ADDITIONAL SKILLS LEARNED Writing academic essays and reports Comparing information Building a wider vocabulary Expressing opinions Summarizing information Accepted in some countries as proof of English proficiency, acceptance into an English-speaking college or university “Your success is KGIC’s success.” KGIC is an Official ETS Authorized Testing Center Available at KGIC Vancouver www.kgic.ca Updated: June 19, 2014

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