This certificate is designed to assist students in developing advanced level proficiencies in academic and profession registers. In addition to receiving recognition (and university course credit), the certificate also serves as further evidence of your academic and professional English skills for future employers or educational institutions.

Our certificate is comprised of 15 credits (5 courses). Multiple courses are offered each semester, so the certificate can easily be completed in one year. However, students can take longer than a year or simply take individual courses without committing to the entire certificate.

All of our courses are taught by faculty in the ESL Program, housed within the Department of Literatures, Languages, and Cultures, and are academically advanced, outcomes-based language courses where you will engage in meaningful tasks with authentic, upper intermediate/lower advanced materials.

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