Trent College to supply English as Second Language programs for credit score towards undergraduate diploma

Trent University to offer English as Second Language courses for credit toward undergraduate degree

2021-06-17 20:27:15

Trent College in Peterborough says it’s the first college in Canada to supply English as a Second Language programs for credit score towards any undergraduate diploma.

The college says its English as a Second Language (ESL) programming will imply worldwide college students can now fast-track their English language research and diploma research and nonetheless graduate inside 4 years, saving each time and money.

“The Trent ESL program has at all times upheld a popularity for excellence in English language programming,” mentioned Glennice Burns, Trent’s affiliate vice-president, worldwide. “Providing for-credit ESL programming speaks to the educational integrity and rigour these programs carry and lifts the worth and profit to an unmatched degree throughout Canada.”

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By the Trent ESL program, housed inside Trent’s college of humanities, and in partnership with the centre for languages and linguistics, college students enrolled in Educational English 1 and Educational English 2, commonplace ESL programs, will now earn two full educational credit towards their diploma program.

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With the assist of Trent ESL, college students may enrol for 2 half-credit programs from their chosen diploma program, permitting them to graduate eight to 12 months earlier — saving as much as $10,000 in tuition and worldwide value of dwelling bills, the college says.

The Trent-ESL: English for College program was established in 1999 and is accredited by Languages Canada, providing English language instruction — each for credit score and never for credit score.

“It by no means made sense that credit weren’t granted for studying English and have been for different languages,” mentioned Cath D’Amico, director of Trent Worldwide.

“Trent’s for-credit ESL program has been a decade within the making and I’m thrilled that we’ve reached this milestone for our college students. This can be a nice value-add for college kids who can get a jumpstart on their diploma by integrating their ESL programs into their program.”

Whereas the primary three ESL ranges stay non-credit-bearing programs, the college says the addition of two credit-bearing programs “removes the perceived barrier” between ESL and diploma programming.

“The way forward for the Trent-ESL: English for College program is vivid, and we’re excited to assist our college students in reaching educational, social and profession success,” Burns mentioned.

Purposes for fall 2021 are nonetheless being accepted. Go to trentu.ca/esl for extra info and particulars on apply.

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