Enhanced Language Training


World Skills offers no-cost Enhanced Language Training (ELT) courses that focus on the English language communication skills needed to meet the expectations of the Canadian professional workplace.

Guest speakers, including employers and sector specialists, are invited into the classes to share their knowledge and experience and provide an opportunity to network.

Individual employment counselling as well as individual grammar and pronunciation coaching is provided throughout the courses.

Free child-minding is available during the day classes at Immigrant Women Services Organization for children ages 19 months to 13 years.

Eligibility for the Enhanced Language Training Program

You are a Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee or Live-in Caregiver residing in Ontario with Canadian Language Benchmarks (listening, speaking, reading and writing) levels 6-9.

Courses: (Click here to see schedule)

Professional Writing and Oral Communication Skills – Part I – 30% of classes are held online
Writing and oral communication skills are essential to professional success. This course helps you:

  • understand Canadian expectations for presenting yourself professionally, managing conversations, and developing interpersonal skills;
  • enhance your written business communication skills, including accuracy, sentence structure and writing for different audiences;
  • gain hands-on experience writing emails, memos and requests;

Professional Writing and Oral Communication Skills – Part II – 30% of the classes are held online

Many of today’s businesses focus on team work and professional report writing. This course relies on the concepts and business writing rules taught in Part I and further enhances your interpersonal skills and understanding of Canadian expectations for managing professional discussions and participation in meetings. Written business communication will include report writing and business cases. Participants will gain hands-on experience with negotiation skills and in delivering persuasive presentations.

Office Administration – 15% of the classes are held online
Office administrators are at the centre of many professional teams and have a unique skill set. This course introduces internationally trained professionals to the language skills required in a Canadian office context, including standard office procedures and expectations around teamwork and meetings.

Entrepreneurs (Start your own business)
Have a great idea? Starting a business and being your own boss can be very appealing. This course will help you

  • make an informed decision about becoming an entrepreneur;
  • learn how to write a business plan;
  • understand customers;
  • market products or services;
  • look at the financial aspects of starting and running a business;
  • present your business to potential investors;

To schedule an appointment please call (613) 233-0453 Ext. 300 or email ws@ottawa-worldskills.org.

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