Adult Courses

Introducing Certificate and Diploma Programs at Northstar College

 

DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

 

English Mastery Diploma (EMD) – C2

EMD is the highest-level qualification offered showing that you have a mastery level proficiency. You can write and speak English with a high level of sophistication and precision.

Business Professional Diploma (BPD) – C2

This advanced qualification attests that you can use English confidently at a professional level in a leadership role.


CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

 

General English Advanced Certificate (GEAC) – C1

This advanced certificate shows that you can use English effectively and with confidence for general purposes.

Writing Skills Advanced Certificate (WSAC) – C2

This advanced certificate shows that you have mastered the academic writing of extended essays and research papers.

Academic Writing Fundamentals Certificate (AWFC) – B2

This certificate shows that you are able to write clear, well-organized and well-supported essays on a wide range of subjects.

Business Fit Certificate (BFC) – B2

This certificate shows you have mastered the business language needed to succeed at various levels and situations.

Benefits

Designed to improve your overall English proficiency, this course is designed to build strong foundations and skills needed to achieve success in life, university, and career.

  • Learn with experienced highly qualified, international teachers
  • Speak and write with confidence
  • Master vocabulary and grammar
  • Learn how to learn
  • Engage with the latest technology
  • Receive a certificate of completion

Features

  • Technology support and flexible learning:

    Using both print and electronic textbooks, rich multimedia resources and a mobile learning platform that allows learners to learn anywhere, anytime

  • Interactive and communicative:

    Immersive classrooms focusing on functional and conversational English.

  • Social activities to give more opportunity to use the language

General English Courses

  • GE 1: Beginner
  • GE 2: Elementary
  • GE 3: Pre-Intermediate
  • GE 4: Intermediate
  • GE 5: Upper Intermediate
  • GE 6: Advanced

Benefits

Designed to improve your English language skills for post secondary study and beyond, this course is designed to build strong foundations and skills needed to communicate effectively in a university setting.

  • Learn with experienced, highly qualified international teachers
  • Speak and write with confidence
  • Master vocabulary and grammar
  • Learn how to study and conduct research
  • Engage with the latest technology
  • Receive a certificate of completion

Features

  • Technology support and flexible learning:

    using both print and electronic textbooks, rich multimedia resources and a mobile learning platform that allows learners to learn anywhere, anytime

  • Interactive and communicative:

    immersive classrooms focusing on functional and conversational English

  • Social activities to give more opportunity to use the language

Academic Writing Courses

  • AW 1: Beginner
  • AW 2: Elementary
  • AW 3: Pre-Intermediate
  • AW 4: Intermediate
  • AW 5: Upper Intermediate
  • AW 6: Advanced

Research Skills Courses

Delivered in a learning-by-doing approach, this unique program endows learners to understand and apply a range of methods, competences and skills that are essential in carrying out a successful research project.

  • RS 1: Research Methods in Practice
  • RS 2: Research Ethics
  • RS 3: Getting the planning stage right
  • RS 4: Structuring Effective Thesis
  • RS 5: Referencing and Citations
  • RS 6: Publishing your Research

Benefits

Enhance your business performance through effective English - whether you want to communicate effectively in the workplace or you often interact with the business community internationally, this course provides you with the language, skills and business etiquette needed to advance your business career through clear and persuasive English.

  • Present persuasively
  • Negotiate effectively and appropriately
  • Participate in meetings with confidence
  • Write letters, emails and reports that command attention
  • Communicate in a variety of situations using appropriate vocabulary and specific jargon

Features

  • Technology support and flexible learning:

    Using both print and electronic textbooks, rich multimedia resources and a mobile learning platform that allows learners to learn anywhere, anytime

  • Interactive and communicative:

    Immersive classrooms focusing on functional and conversational English.

  • Social activities to give more opportunity to use the language

Business Communication

  • BC 1: Effective Emails
  • BC 2: Telephone Etiquette
  • BC 3: Leading Productive Meetings
  • BC 4: Networking Strategies
  • BC 5: Effective Report Writing
  • BC 6: Presentation Skills

Career Skills

  • CS 1: Winning Resumes and Cover Letters
  • CS 2: Success at Job Interviews
  • CS 3: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Benefits

Improve your English language while learning how to master the test-taking skills required to succeed on international standardized exams.

  • Focus on writing, reading and listening with speaking support
  • Grammar and vocabulary tips and tricks
  • Time management strategies
  • Sample test materials

Features

  • Technology support and flexible learning:

    using both print and electronic textbooks, rich multimedia resources and a mobile learning platform that allows learners to learn anywhere, anytime

  • Interactive and communicative:

    immersive classrooms focusing on functional and conversational English

  • Authentic mock exams to prepare you for the real thing

Exam Preparation (EP) Courses

  • XP 1A: Intermediate IELTS Prep
  • XP 1B: Intermediate TOEFL Prep
  • XP 2A: Advanced IELTS Prep
  • XP 2B: Advanced TOEFL Prep

COURSE DELIVERY OPTIONS

Providing flexibility for students with different budgets and schedules

Term Length8 weeks

Essential

Part-time

6 hours per week of classroom instruction.

Free 12 hours per week of guided online modules plus social activities.

Standard

Full-time

12 hours per week of classroom instruction.

Free 24 hours per week of guided online modules plus social activities.

Intensive

Full-time

18 hours per week of classroom instruction.

Free 32 hours per week of guided online modules plus social activities.

Super – Intensive

Full-time

24 hours per week of classroom instruction.

Free 48 hours per week of guided online modules plus social activities.

Course FEES

  • $3.75 per hour of classroom instruction plus textbook and registration fees
  • Total fees for 2 months = $233 (includes registration fee and textbooks)
  • Early-bird discount = $221 (includes registration fee and textbooks)
  • Scholarships available. Contact us for more information

Professional Development Programs

Delivering customized, on-demand training courses to suit the needs of your organization

Corporate English

World-class professional English language skills programs developed especially for your company.

Teacher Training

International standard teacher training programs to build the knowledge and confidence for 21st century learning for the teachers in your school

Contact us for more information about professional development opportunities

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