Simon Fraser University は、1965 年に設立されたバンクーバー周辺に 3 つのキャンパスを持つBC 州の州立大学です。メインキャンパスは、ダウンタウンから東側のバーナビ地区にあります。
大学全体で学生数は約 30,000 人、大学院生が 5,500 人の中規模大学です。
Simon Fraser University (サイモンフレーザー大学) の English Language and Culture (ELC) は、バンクーバーの中心部ハーバーエリアにあるキャンパスを利用しています。
Simon Fraser University ELCで実施されている英語学習プログラムは、ELC English Immersion Programsと呼ばれ、4 週間の週 27 時間の英語コース、8 週間の週 24 時間の英語コース（金曜日の専門科目）Eight-Week というプログラムと 8 週間の週 27 時間 (専門科目を含む)の Eight-Week with Specializatio が開講されています。レベルは 7 レベルに分かれていて、1 クラス18 名までの人数で授業を行われています。
また、英語学習だけでなく Canadian Studies、News Media などの科目もカリキュラムに組み込まれています。
なお、English Immersion Program ： Eight-Week を選択すると金曜日の授業がなくなり、月曜から木曜日までの授業となります。金曜日の午後にはアクティビティも用意されています。
なお、夏季のみ 4 週間での受講が可能です。
Canadian Studies will help you focus on the cultural context of English by studying topics such as geography, history, government and social institutions, as well as engaging in discussions about current Canadian issues.
You will work both individually and in small groups, and you'll respond to and analyze a variety of authentic texts, including articles, maps, charts, audio-visual presentations, TV, news and documentary clips. You can expect to learn how to watch, interpret, discuss and respond to what Canadians are saying, and to receive the tools to analyze the cultural background of any country.
This course is designed to help you improve your English grammar skills and learn how to write to a Canadian audience. You will learn how to organize your thoughts and express ideas so that Canadian readers will be able to understand what you've written. You may also experiment with creative writing genres.
Many students struggle to understand popular TV, music, daily conversations and business negotiations. These courses will provide strategies that will help you make sense of slang, idiomatic language and contextual clues. You can expect to learn how to understand not only what people are saying, but also how and why they choose their words and expressions.
The Reading Skills class combines reading comprehension and vocabulary building in a variety of formats. You will analyze how writers use language to stress and change meanings and develop an awareness of current events, Canadian social issues, and popular culture.
By questioning the language, images and attitudes presented in literature, newspapers, magazines, cartoons and advertising, you will develop an understanding of culture and international context.
The News Media course will help you learn how to understand what people say and write. You will actively practise your English listening, reading and speaking skills through electronic and print media and learn strategies for making sense of language, images and attitudes presented in the news. This course will also introduce you to some topical issues that are currently of concern to Canadians.
This class will focus on oral English enhancement. You will practise ways to improve your speech clarity and fluency through informal conversation and formal speaking tasks. You'll target various aspects of spoken mechanics, including the following:
Pronunciation, Rhythm, Stress, Volume, Projection, Intonation, Cadence, Linking, Body language
By focusing on these skills, you will build fluency and self-confidence in speaking English through several activities:
This course will help you develop the social and communication skills you'll need in a Canadian business environment. Specific activities will vary depending on your background and interests, but they will improve your spoken and written communication skills as well as key business-related social skills.
Cultural Studies Through Film Analysis
In this course, which is for advanced students, you will observe and discuss film critically, self-reflectively and interactively in small and large groups. Expect to develop the language skills and vocabulary you'll need to talk about film and express your opinions and personal experiences in writing and in speech.
English and Global Citizenship
English and Global Citizenship is best suited for intermediate to advanced students who wish to develop their English language learning with opportunities to explore what it means to be an active citizen of the world. This course integrates language learning and critical thinking with local issues that are of global concern. As a result, students develop an understanding of diverse perspectives and values. The use of authentic materials and tasks will connect language skills to activities in meaningful situations such as research, field trips and guest speakers.
This course will help you build a foundation in grammar and writing skills, expand your vocabulary and increase your confidence. It is designed for students who need or want to pass a standardized language proficiency test (such as IELTS), but are not ready to write the test. Although we will spend some class time on IELTS preparation, we will focus on written and spoken grammar as well as vocabulary.
In this course, you will develop test-taking strategies for the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam. We will focus on specific modules of the test (speaking, reading, listening and writing), but we'll also develop other skills.
University Degree pathway
Simon Fraser University's English Language and Culture (ELC) Program and Fraser International College (FIC) are now issuing a single joint letter of offer so that you can move directly from ELC into the University Transfer Program at FIC, and then into the second year of an undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University.
This ELC to FIC pathway program is a full-time, 16-week English program. During ELC, you will take the IELTS to see whether you're ready to enter FIC. Students must have an IELTS score of 4.5 to be admitted to the ELC-FIC Pathway Program. You are guaranteed entry to year two at SFU after you finish at Fraser International College with the GPA specified in your letter of offer.
ELC specializes in English language training and academic preparation. Classes, which are small and highly interactive, focus on helping you improve the academic and English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills you need for university.
※Date Modified 2017/01/06
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