University Certificate: English Language Studies

Number of credits required from Athabasca University: 0 credits.

Maximum credit awarded in this program for prior learning through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) processes: 0 credits.

Program Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing this program, students should be able to

  • demonstrate an understanding of English language and culture, particularly in a North American context.
  • demonstrate an ability to speak and write in English.
  • apply their knowledge to business and professions requiring good command of English.

Possible Career Options

  • Linguistic and Cultural Interpreter
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Instructor
  • Translator
  • international business
  • professional fields

Possible Further Education Options

  • further university study
  • Bachelor of General Studies

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