Professional English Program (PEP)
The Professional English Program is a new program which focuses on the development of language and communication skills for the Canadian workplace. Each Communications course in the program will include occupation-specific language across all skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening. In addition, the ability to use language in a socially and culturally appropriate way will be developed to assist with fuller workplace integration.
Communications for Internationally- Educated Engineering Professionals
Communications for Internationally-Educated Engineering Professionals (CIEEP) at Memorial University is the first course offering (Fall 2012) in our Professional English Program (PEP). This course is unique in many respects as it
- focuses on workplace rather than academic language
- addresses cultural as well as language challenges to workplace integration
- is occupation-specific to engineering professionals
- is available to clients across the province through online delivery
- includes a mentorship component (pairing with a Canadian professional)
Who Can Apply
To be eligible to participate in this federally-funded, pilot program, candidates must meet the following criteria:
- hold permanent resident status or refugee claimant status
- reside in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador
- have graduated with a degree in Engineering from a university
- have proof (IELTS, TOEFL, or CLB) of an advanced level of English language proficiency
The course consists of five distinct modules. Each module is 7 weeks in duration with an anticipated time requirement of 30-35 hours per module.
The online format does allow more flexibility as to the time and place you chose to complete the work; however, it is not self-paced study. You will be expected to keep up with the weekly lessons, some of which will require you to meet online with a co-learner(s), and you will occasionally meet online as a whole class with the instructor (Tuesday evening).
The pilot of the Communications for Internationally-Educated Engineering Professionals (CIEEP) will run from September 2012 to June 2013. The five modules are scheduled as follows:
|Sept 3 – Oct 19||1||The Workplace and Profession in Canada: Integrated Language Skills|
|Oct 29 – Dec 14||2||Oral Communication Skills including pronunciation|
|Jan 7 – Feb 22||3||Written Communication Skills|
|Mar 4 – Apr 19||4||Job Search Skills|
|Apr30 – June14||5||Socio—Cultural Competency Skills (including a mentorship component)|
The program is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and is offered with a nominal charge to landed immigrants residing in the province.
A program registration fee of $200 applies. This ensures your registration in the program and covers the purchase and delivery of two texts plus online technical support from DELTS (Distance Education Learning and Teaching Support).
The program fee must be paid two weeks prior to the starting a module. The fee is only refundable if for any reason the applicant is deemed ineligible to take the course.
How to Apply
For registration, submit the following:
- The PEP application form
- Proof of landed immigrant status
- Proof of language proficiency
- $200 registration fee (payment details on application form)
Send your registration to:
English as a Second Language Programs
St. John's, NL
or Fax to (709) 864-8282
Registrations for Module 3 are due by December 30, 2012.