Academic English

Advanced ESL Skills for Academic and Professional Purposes (CLB 7-9)

This Academic English course is designed for students preparing for academic tests and a professional career.

Develop effective skills and strategies to succeed in achieving your academic and professional goals.

Learn how to

  • effectively give opinions and explanations
  • obtain information from complex texts
  • summarize, paraphrase, and write paragraphs, essays, emails
  • compose reports required for both academic and professional life


The Academic English course will prepare you for:

CANTEST - Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees
IELTS - International English Language Testing System
CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment
TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language


You will

  • Increase your reading comprehension and fluency
  • Expand your vocabulary
  • Develop clear and accurate academic writing skills
  • Learn to function with ease in a professional environment

Learn techniques for effective writing and communication tasks
Get valuable feedback from your instructor and learn how to find and correct common writing mistakes and improve your writing skills.

If you are considering university or a professional career this is the course for you.




Register for this course at

St. Patrick's Adult School
290 Nepean Street
Ottawa, ON K1R 5G3
Phone: 613-594-5773
Click here to learn more about St. Patrick's.