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Languages

Whether you want to learn a language for business or pleasure, The Chang School makes the experience enjoyable. Our lively classes give you the opportunity to perfect your oral and written skills in a setting that is often supported by multimedia resources – including videos and websites.

Courses

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Arabic

These courses are designed for non-native speakers and teach reading, writing, speaking, and listening in Modern Arabic. All students must take the Arabic Placement Test on the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures website or attend one of our interview/placement assessment sessions.

Chinese

These courses are designed for non-native speakers and teach reading, writing, speaking, and listening in Mandarin using the standard Hànyu Pinyin phonetic system. All students must take the Chinese Placement Test on the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures website or attend one of our interview/placement assessment sessions. For more information, visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/chinese.

English as a Second/Additional Language

These credit and non-credit courses are designed for non-native speakers, who are still learning English and need to continue improving their English reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. For more information, visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/esl.

English as a Second/Additional Language
If English is not your first language, and you need to develop greater fluency to advance your career, these courses are ideally suited to you. Ranging from general to specialized, from intermediate to advanced, they give you the opportunity to develop your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in English.

For placement assessment, complete the online placement test. For more information, applicants can attend an Open House session or contact Marju Toomsalu, ESL/EAL Academic Coordinator, at 416.979.5000, ext. 4196, or mtoomsal@ryerson.ca.

For further information, visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/esl.

CLNG 111 — Language and Identity
CLNG 112 — Language: Spoken and Written
CLNG 113 — Language and Public Life
COEN 201 — Professional Communication for the Workplace I
COEN 202 — Professional Communication for the Workplace II
COEN 204 — Intermediate Grammar
COEN 210 — Reading/Listening Test Prep I
COEN 220 — Writing/Speaking Test Prep I
COEN 294 — Writing Accurately and Clearly
COEN 295 — Critical Reading and Effective Writing
COEN 296 — Writing for Professionals
COEN 298 — Scientific and Technical Writing
COEN 299 — Effective Conversation Strategies
COEN 301 — Pronunciation
COEN 304 — Advanced Grammar
COEN 306 — ESL/EAL: Oral Communication for Professionals
COEN 311 — Integrated Skills I
COEN 312 — Integrated Skills II
COEN 410 — Reading/Listening Test Prep II
COEN 420 — Writing/Speaking Test Prep II
COEN 462 — Academic and Professional Skills

French

These courses cover French language, literature, and culture. For French language courses (CFRE), all students must take the French Placement Test on the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures website or attend one of our interview/placement assessment sessions.

French Studies courses (CFRS) are taught in English and cover French literary and cultural topics. For more information, visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/french.

Hindi

Are you interested in learning a phonetic language? Do you want to learn about Indian culture? Are you travelling to India, Pakistan, or Nepal? Do you have Indian friends, relatives, or business contacts? If you want to learn Hindi for any of these purposes, our non-credit courses are for you. Students who have no or very little knowledge of Hindi may enroll directly into COHI 101.

Spanish

These courses cover Spanish language and literatures and cultures in Spanish-speaking countries. CSPN 101 to CSPN 601 are language courses designed for non-native speakers. For Spanish language courses (CSPN), all students must take the Spanish Placement Test on the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures website or attend one of our interview/placement assessment sessions.

Spanish Studies courses (CSPS) are taught in English and cover Spanish and Latin American literary and cultural topics. For more information, visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/spanish.

Certificate Programs

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