English Language Skills 1 (ELSK 0701)

This course provides ongoing language support for second language learners as they acquire the skills of a Health Care Assistant. To ensure student success, this course focuses on development of study skills, reading skills, writing skills and strategies for vocabulary acquisition to enable students to understand and discuss course concepts, materials, and procedures accurately. This course develops interpersonal professional communication skills in class and on clinical with an emphasis on excellence in speaking and listening. It also includes developing an awareness of workplace expectations, culture and language appropriate to the workplace. Reading, Writing, and Interactive Communication (Listening & Speaking) skills are taught concurrently and in conjunction with topics in the Health Care Assistant Level 1 curriculum. Upon completion of English Language Skills 1, students have the communication skills required to provide personal care for clients and residents in a complex care setting and to interact with residents, care aides, and nurses.

 course outline

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