ENGL 052 - Provincial-Level Essential English

This Provincial-Level Essential English course develops skills that will enable students to perform the tasks required by their occupation or other aspects of daily life. This course is not recommended for entry into post-secondary education.


Hours: 120 (Lecture Hours: 120)


Total Weeks: 20


“C“or higher in ENGL030 or ENGL10 or equivalent; OR Advanced-Level Placement on the CCP English Assessment


Non-Course Prerequisites:


Co-requisite Statement:


Course Content:
1. Critical and Creative Thinking
2. Speaking and Listening
3. Reading, Research, and Reference
4. Written Communication
5. Cooperative Communication


Learning Outcomes:
Required Learning Outcomes
1. Critical and Creative Thinking
- recognize elements of clear communication
- demonstrate organizational thought processes to solve problems
- evaluate argument for validity, reliability, currency and objectivity
- demonstrate an understanding of how communication formats influence language choices and usage
- record, organize and store information read, heard or viewed
- support a position by citing specific details from what has been read, heard or viewed
- explore diverse perspectives to develop or modify one’s point of view
- assess one’s own knowledge and use of language
- assess information for completeness, accuracy, currency, relevance, balance or perspectives and bias
- analyse different presentations of the same information to reconsider positions
- assess ways in which language reflects and influences values and behavior
2. Speaking and Listening
- interact effectively in formal or informal situations
- adjust speaking style to suit audience, purpose, and situation
- use effective presentation aids (e.g. diagrams, line drawings, overheads) to enhance communications
3. Reading, Research, and Reference
- evaluate the effectiveness of one’s own and others’ written material (informational) using criteria that include the following:
- plain language
- coherence and organization
- consistency in the application of usage conventions
- relevance to argument of supporting evidence and examples
- appropriateness to intended purpose and audience
- attention to detail
- summarize, make inferences, draw conclusions and critically evaluate
- paraphrase main ideas in written material
- distinguish between implicit and explicit messages
- apply prior knowledge and experience to assist understanding of new material
- use a variety of strategies and sources to gather and evaluate information, including print sources, library resources and the
- interpret details in and draw conclusions from information presented in a variety of print and graphic formats, including electronic
- read articles, books, stories and poetry
4. Written Communication
- gather information and organize it into functional writing assignments (e.g. simple reports, letters and memos)
- edit own work fully for coherence and accuracy
- monitor spelling, grammar, mechanics and syntax using appropriate techniques and resources as required, including electronic
- write effectively, adjusting for audience, purpose and situation to inform, persuade, and interact in formal and informal situations
- organize information and ideas to clarify thinking and achieve desired effect
Recommended Learning Outcomes
5. Cooperative Communication
- describe the value and limitations of collaborative work
- collaborate and consult effectively with others in completing communications tasks through means that include:
interacting confidently
assuming responsibility for roles in teams
respecting and promoting respect for the contributions of other team members
demonstrating a commitment to the team and to project goals
- employ advanced problem-solving skills in cooperative communication activities
- use a variety of resources and technologies when working with others
- evaluate group processes and individual roles in and contributions to group processes


Grading System: Letters


Passing Grade: D (50%)


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.