Electives

SEC offers high quality programs to help students study and improve their English Language Skills. We offer unique ESL classes that will satisfy any focus or requirements. Take a look at our programs and choose the one for you!

Communications for Airline Cabin Crew Training

  • Location - Toronto

  • Duration - 10 weeks

  • Schedule - Mon ~ Fri 1~5pm

  • Hours per week - 20 hours/week

  • Entry Requirements - ESL Level7

  • Course Focus :

  • resume development and interview skills
  • industry specific vocabulary
  • customer service skills
  • passenger relations
  • emergency procedures
  • healty lifestyles for cabin crew members
CACCT is a language centered program designed to prepare the student for future employment as a Flight Attendant. Taught by former airline crew members, the course equips the students with the necessary skills to land a successful position as part of an Airline Cabin Crew.

Power Speaking

  • Location - Toronto & Vancouver

  • Duration - 12 weeks

  • Schedule - Mon ~ Fri 9am~12pm

  • Hours per week - 15 hours/week

  • Entry Requirements - ESL Level 4

  • Course Focus :

  • pronunciation & diction
  • self-expression
  • fluidity of speech
  • style and manner of speaking
  • debate topics and current events

This unique program is designed to help students with their ability to think quickly on their feet during a conversation. Through the use of many proven techniques and activities students will be able to communicate confidently and eloquently in any situation!

Business Protocol

  • Location - Toronto & Vancouver

  • Duration - 4 or 8weeks

  • Schedule - Mon ~ Fri 9am~3pm

  • Hours per week - 25 hours/week

  • Entry Requirements - ESL Level 6

  • Course Focus :

  • job search tools
  • resume development and interview skills
  • communication in office setting
  • presentation skills
  • customer service
  • extensive business vocabulary

This popular program is for students who are looking for practical English language skills for the work force. Through direct ties to many of Canada’s top businesses, SEC is well aware of the skill set needed for a successful career.

Customer Service Protocol

  • Location - Toronto & Vancouver

  • Duration - 2 to 4 weeks

  • Schedule - Mon ~ Fri 1~3pm

  • Hours per week - 10 hours/week

  • Entry Requirements - ESL Level 4

  • Course Focus :

  • resume and cover letter development
  • interview skills
  • proper conduct
  • industry specific vocabulary

Customer Service Protocol is designed to prepare students with the English skills needed to succeed in the local job market. After completing the course, students will be equipped with skills needed to start a successful and enjoyable career in the customer service field!

Contemporary Reading

  • Location - Toronto

  • Duration - 4 weeks

  • Schedule - Mon ~ Fri 1~3pm

  • Hours per week - 10 hours/week

  • Entry Requirements - ESL Level 5

  • Course Focus :

  • vocabulary
  • interptetation skills
  • grammar
  • complex themes
  • current topics

Reading is an essential skill when it comes to learning a new language. Books give the reader a new world to explore, a different view of life and allows the reader to travel through time and space without ever leaving their seat. Discover the world through SEC’s Contemporary Reading Program!

Presentation Skills

  • Location - Toronto & Vancouver

  • Duration - 8 weeks

  • Schedule - Mon ~ Fri 12~1pm

  • Hours per week - 5 hours/week

  • Entry Requirements - ESL Level 4

  • Course Focus :

  • vocabulary
  • body language
  • engaging delivery of infomation
  • syntax & diction
  • fluidity of speech
  • interaction with the audience

The program is designed to help students develop confidence and finesse for public speaking. Although focused on giving presentations, the course is for anyone who is looking to speak with purpose and clarity. Upon course completion, the graduate will be able to give a fluid and well-constructed presentation and be prepared to take spontaneous questions from the audience.

Legal English

  • Location - Toronto & Vancouver

  • Duration - 12 weeks

  • Schedule - Mon ~ Fri 1~5pm

  • Hours per week - 20 hours/week

  • Entry Requirements - ESL Level 7

  • Course Focus :

  • vast legal vocabulary
  • canadian legal system
  • legal discussions
  • interaction with legal professional
  • trips to court houses, law offices and law schools

The Legal English program allows students to gain the language skills needed to work in the Law sector. Legal professions are lucrative and desired and SEC prepares our students for future success. The Legal English program is a great way to start or enhance a legal career as a paralegal, legal assistant, legal clerk, immigration officer and more!

Media Studies

  • Location - Toronto

  • Duration - 4 weeks

  • Schedule - Mon ~ Fri 1~5pm

  • Hours per week - 20 hours/week

  • Entry Requirements - ESL Level 7

  • Course Focus :

  • interactive and hands on assignments
  • different form if media each week
  • verbal communication
  • ability to analyxe and deccipher messages
  • how to employ media for enhancement of life and career

Media is all around us – it influences how we talk, what we wear and how we function in the modern day society. Upon completion of the course, students will have a greater understanding of different types of media and the entertainment, as well as know how to use diverse forms of media to communicate effectively with their audience.

Idiom Class

  • Location - Vancouver

  • Duration - 12 weeks

  • Schedule - Mon ~ Fri 3~4pm

  • Hours per week - 5 hours/week

  • Graduate with - Certificate

  • Entry Requirements - ESL Level 6 +

  • Course Focus :

  • speaking skills for social situations
  • vocabulary development
  • proper pronunciation
  • confidence building
  • listening comprehension

Idiom class will help students gain understanding of the functional language used by North Americans. Students will be learning Canadian culture through idioms and in the process will develop an increased understanding of idioms and their use. Upon completion of course, students will have a wide range of vocabulary and an increased level of confidence for discussions with native English speakers.

Fluency Development

  • Location - Toronto & Vancouver

  • Duration - 12 weeks

  • Schedule - Mon ~ Fri 3~4pm

  • Hours per week - 5 hours/week

  • Graduate with - Certificate

  • Entry Requirements - ESL Level 5 +

  • Course Focus :

  • functional vocabulary
  • proper pronunciation
  • fluency
  • ability to respond quickly and appropriately

Fluency development class will teach students how to communicate properly and efficiently. The focus is on fluency development and the ability to communicate much like an English speaker would. Classes are based on useful topics from social life, employment and education. The course is taught in interview format, allowing students to maximize their oral communication practice.

Intermediate Writing Techniques

  • Location - Toronto & Vancouver

  • Duration - 4 or 8 weeks

  • Schedule - Mon ~ Fri 1~3pm

  • Hours per week - 10 hours/week

  • Graduate with - Certificate

  • Entry Requirements - ESL Level 6 +

  • Course Focus :

  • formal writing techniques
  • development of various writing styles
  • journalism and newspaper writing
  • essay skills
  • informal writing techiques

SEC’s Writing Techniques course will aid students in developing stellar writing skills. The students will practice their grammar, proper sentence structure and writing skills through the exploration of various genres and writing formats. This class is a perfect supplement to grammar classes!