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A Message of Welcome
Message from the Academic Director

ESL (English as a Second Language)

AM Class 4 PM Class 5 Listen Up!, Pronunciation & Speaking, Survival English 5 Levels and Courses 6 Welcome to Vancouver / Toronto 7 Integrated English, Listening & Discussion 8 Pronunciation & Listening Vocabulary, All in one 9 Advanced Conversation, Entertainment English 10 Street Speak

Intensive Studies
University Preparation Program (UPP) News and Media, Power Talk, TOEIC TOEFL IBT, Grammar for Test Preparation (GTP) Preparation Course for TESOL and TYC, Tutoring Classes Daily Schedule

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Teacher Training Programs
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) TYC (Teaching Young Children) TESOL FSE (TESOL for Fluent Speakers of English, TESL Canada certified) Online TESOL Program

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Specialty Programs
Introduction to Translation and Interpretation (ITIJ and ITIK, Vancouver only)

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Business Programs
International Business (Toronto campus only), Hospitality Management (Vancouver campus only) Global Marketing & Trade (Vancouver campus only), Business Communications

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Toronto Campus
Toronto Campus information

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Vancouver Campus
Vancouver Campus information

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Student Services
Afternoon Free Classes, Homework Tutorial, Conversation Club Weekend Trips, Activity Calendar Home Stay Experience Internship Program

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A Message of Welcome
from the Academic Director

Welcome to Western Town College! Everyone understands the importance of studying English nowadays, but choosing the proper place to study can be quite difficult. If you are looking for a college that has outstanding teachers, an original curriculum, and professional staff then look no further: Western Town College is the right place for you. At Western Town College, students from all over the world have the opportunity to develop their English skills in an academic and friendly environment. We offer English instruction every day from Monday to Friday for 3 hours in the morning. Our students can also choose from a variety of elective courses as well as specialty courses in the afternoon. Our dedicated teachers always strive to meet and exceed the needs of our students. We invite you to browse our website (www.wtccanada.com) and learn more about Western Town College, the courses we offer, and the many ways we support our students. Thank you! I wish you well in your future endeavor! Arina Tanase Academic Director Western Town College Head Office

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Courses and Programs
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AM Class
WTC offers 8 levels of ESL classes, and each level takes four to eight weeks to complete. The length of study varies depending on student’s needs, but most students stay for a minimum of three months. General ESL classes consist of two 1.5 hour classes in the morning. First classes are mostly focused on grammar points and useful expressions WTC carefully selected to improve students’ overall language ability. Second classes are designed with active conversation oriented sessions so that students can actually make use of what they have learn in the real life.

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Courses and Programs

Pronunciation & Speaking
Practice speaking using a variety of activities and build your comprehension of the spoken language. Improve your pronunciation with exciting speaking activities too! This course is for students who want to practice speaking and pronunciation skills.

PM Class
Listen Up!
Practice listening using a variety of activities and build your comprehension of the spoken language. Learn while using conversations, music, videos, discussions and the internet. Great for students who want to improve their listening skills.

Survival English
Learn the basic skills needed to live in Vancouver in English. Learn how to order food, make reservations, shop, make requests, answer questions, and travel. It is a perfect course for students who are feeling shy about using their English skills in the city.

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ESL (English as a Second Language)
Courses and Programs
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Welcome to Vancouver or Toronto
Learn all about Vancouver or Toronto! Learn the language needed to survive here. Be prepared to get out and see Vancouver or Toronto. Learn how to get around in your new home city. This is a great class for students who want to see the city and explore the many exciting areas of Vancouver or Toronto.

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Courses and Programs

Integrated English
Practice all the skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) and practice your grammar and pronunciation at the same time. This class has a little bit of everything; you’ll listen to music, debate, read articles, use video and discuss events in the world. If you can’t decide what class you want to take, this might be the class for you!

Listening & Discussion
Practice listening and speaking using entertaining stories and movies about interesting characters and events. Discuss important issues and get meaningful fluency practice related to the topics.

Pronunciation & Listening
Practice listening using a variety of activities and build your comprehension of the spoken language. Improve your pronunciation with exciting speaking activities. This course is for students who want to practice listening and pronunciation skills.

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A placement test and oral interview are administered on the first day of each term. This placement test and interview will determine a student’s ESL level.

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ESL (English as a Second Language)

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Vocabulary

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Designed to help you develop vocabulary, current idioms and slang through speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. Use music, computers, newspapers, movies, magazines and much more to explore English expressions. Vocabulary class will also help you to find ways to use your AM grammar in different situations while building your confidence in daily communication.

All in One
Debates, Field Trips, Videos, Magazines, Newspapers, CD’s and much more. Learn through your interests about culture, diversity, business, politics, entertainment and other issues you see everyday. Make English real. Make it live and breathe. Let’s get to work!!!

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Courses and Programs

ESL (English as a Second Language)
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Advanced Conversation
Novels, newspapers, magazines, movies, and other materials are used to introduce a variety of interesting topics to stimulate thought provoking discussion. Express your ideas in interesting conversations with your classmates.

Entertainment English
This course will give you an introduction of different kinds of English Entertainment. Comic books, a couple of new movies, music, and some popular television shows will all be used in this class! We will talk about how the Western Entertainment has influenced the rest of the world and have a lot of fun!

• Express your ideas in interesting conversations • Understand people when they use slang Street Speak
Do you have trouble understanding people when they use slang? Learn how to communicate using a variety of exciting exercises with popular slang, idioms and phrasal verbs. Speaking, listening, reading and writing skills are used in this very practical course. Movies, television and music too!

• Learn about different kinds of English Entertainment HAVE FUN WHILE YOU LEARN

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Intensive Studies
Courses and Programs

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UPP (University Preparation Program)
This is an advanced writing course designed for students interested in studying at Canadian universities or an English-speaking university. Students will enjoy many opportunities to write and receive constructive feedback from their peers and instructor on a number of topics. Students will also improve their vocabulary and understanding of the dynamics of the English language. Students who complete this program and who successfully pass the WTC Exit exam will have completed their English language requirements for admittance to any of the following universities: Seneca College, Centennial College and Algoma University College in Toronto.

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News and Media
In this course, students use current events to discover language and practice their speaking skills. Students read newspapers, listen to news broadcasts, watch television, and use the internet to explore issues around the world and practice their speaking and writing skills through discussions, debates and presentations.

Power Talk
Power Talk is a specialized course designed for students who need intensive practice to sharpen their speaking. Students take part in presentations, debates and discussions about topics relevant to them.

TOEIC
Our TOEIC Preparation course is designed to prepare students to write the official TOEIC test by teaching successful test taking strategies, as well as vocabulary, idioms, and grammar structures. Students take practice TOEIC tests every Friday morning. We offer the official TOEIC test at WTC Vancouver every month. Western Town College’s TOEIC program teaches students the skills they need to achieve the highest TOEIC score possible by teaching English for both real life and business. Western Town College uses the most contemporary material and offers students many opportunities to practice similar exercises to those on the official TOEIC exam as well as to do inclass practice TOEIC exam.

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Intensive Studies
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TOEFL iBT
Our TOEFL iBT class is designed to help students succeed at the new TOEFL Internet-based test. This test, introduced in October 2005, requires students to not only know the fundamentals of English grammar, but to be able to use this grammar to express ideas and opinions, respond to written or spoken English, and integrate information from a number of sources. This test requires students to use and understand language in ways never tested before, and our course helps students develop these important skills. Not just for students planning to take the TOEFL iBT test, this course will help any learner of English to use and understand English at an advanced level. WTC is the official TOEFL iBT testing center.

GTP (Grammar for Test Preparation)
This is an intensive 8-week grammar review course designed to prepare students for the TOEFL and TOEIC class or for those who are looking for a quick review of intermediate to advanced grammar. As a test preparation course, GTP will help students by covering the basic grammatical terms and sentence structures necessary to improve your test scores..

Students take practice TOEIC tests every Friday morning. We offer the official TOEIC test at WTC Vancouver every month.

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Intensive Studies
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Preparation Course for TESOL and TYC
This course will increase your confidence in English and prepare you for taking TESOL and TYC. It is a course which will allow you to practice teaching skills such as giving clear instructions, making worksheets for your students and dealing with classroom management issues. You will also have the opportunity to learn about learning disabilities, to practice your writing and to work on your pronunciation.

Tutoring Classes
WTC offers tutoring classes for students who want to improve their English skills even more. We understand that our students have different needs therefore we give them the option of choosing a tutoring class that will focus on: pronunciation, grammar, speaking or simply on improving their vocabulary.

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Teacher Training Programs
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This program also offers an optional 4-week practicum at a local elementary school
(subject to availability; additional cost)

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
This program is an intensive program designed to teach advanced level international students how to teach English to speakers of other languages. It combines classroom instruction in teaching theory with the practical application of a variety of modern teaching methods to provide new language instructors with all the tools necessary to teach vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, speaking, listening, reading and writing in a modern ESL classroom. Students have many opportunities to prepare lessons and practice teaching. We are an official TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) test center for the University of Cambridge

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Online TESOL

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The Online TESOL Program offered by Western Town College is designed to teach non-native speakers how to teach English in their own countries. It is a self-paced program consisting of video lectures, assignments, two exam, and two presentations (which are performed and evaluated at the Korean office). The students and teacher(s) will communicate regularly via e-mail and in the online forum. The course content is based in large part on the Western Town College in-house TESOL program and consists of in-depth discussions of the theoretical aspects of teaching and learning, including (but not limited to) the study of contemporary language teaching methodology, theories of language acquisition, the teaching of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and the four language skills. Students will have many opportunities to put this theory into practice by completing their assignments and presenting lessons for each of the major components of the course.

TESOL FSE (TESOL for Fluent Speakers of English, TESL Canada certified)
This 4 weeks intensive teacher training program for students who are fluent in English, provides new language instructors with all the tools necessary to meet the needs of students in a modern ESL classroom. Teacher trainees will learn how to plan effective language lessons using a variety of material, activities and different techniques.

TYC (Teaching Young Children)
This program provides new language instructors with all the tools necessary to meet the needs of students in a modern ESL classroom. Students will learn a wide variety of techniques and activities to effectively meet these needs. This program provides you with the tools you need to teach grammar, reading, writing, listening, and speaking to young children. This program also includes a one week, supervised practicum course at a local elementary school (subject to availability) with observation and teaching practice.

the tools you need to teach grammar, reading, writing, listening, and speaking to young children.

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Specialty Programs
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Introduction to Translation and Interpretation
The Introduction to Translation and Interpretation Program is designed for high-level ESL students who want to learn the basic principles of interpretation and translation. Students learn about the profession of translating and interpreting and the techniques and skills required to work in these fields. Through the practice and analysis of a variety of real-life translating and interpreting tasks, students develop their language skills as well as an awareness of key issues in the field of Applied Linguistics. This program is taught by experienced bilingual instructors.

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ITIJ (Japanese) – Vancouver Campus only, ITIK (Korean) – Vancouver Campus only

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Business Programs

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International Business
Toronto Campus only
This 6 months diploma is an intensive and dynamic course designed for introducing skills and knowledge of international trade, business management, business communication, and computer skills of MS. Office including MS. Access, Web page development, and FITT (The Forum for International Trade) workshops. At the completion of this course students will have acquired skills necessary for international trade market and will be ready for entry level jobs or to start their own business.

Hospitality Management
Vancouver Campus only
Graduates of this program receive 2 diplomas, one from Western Town College and one from the internationally recognized Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA). The 12 course Hospitality Management Diploma covers diverse subjects with a variety of courses from Front Office operations and Food and Beverage Management to Human Resources, Hospitality Marketing and Accounting. Students will study how all of the divisions of a hotel work together and will learn about the duties performed by entry-level, skilled-level and management -level employees. They will also participate in the variety of lectures, demonstrations, presentations, individual and group projects.

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Global Marketing & Trade
Vancouver Campus only
This newly-developed 3 month program is a very intensive and dynamic one designed to introduce the basic skills and knowledge of marketing and international trade to participants. The program consists of 3 modules; with each having its own focus relevant to marketing and international trade. At the completion of the program, students will have basic marketing skills and techniques.

Business Communications
The Business Communications Diploma Program is designed for students who wish to obtain a greater understanding of business vocabulary, speaking and presentation skills, marketing and Internet research, and business writing. Students take two courses: Intensive Business Communications and Intensive Business Talk to provide all the essential skills needed to be able to communicate effectively in a business environment. Students will learn to write clear and appropriate letters, faxes, memos, resumes and reports, while getting help with their language skills. They will learn interpersonal communication skills for meetings, presentations, and negotiations by being involved in active discussions on current events, dialogues and debates on international business issues.

Upon completion of this program, students will feel more confident about doing business with English-speaking clients or getting a job in a company that uses English for business communication.

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Vancouver Campus
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Vancouver is Host City of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. It is one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world. Western Town College, Vancouver is located in the heart of the cities lively and exciting downtown district. The Vancouver Campus is less than a five minute walk from the cities main transit system, shopping centers and other exciting attractions.

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40 classrooms • 1 Student Lounge • 2 Computer Labs • 2 Student Kitchens• High – speed Wireless Internet access

Our Vancouver campus is official test center for:

TOEIC • TOEFL • TKT

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Toronto Campus
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Western Town College, Toronto is located in Canada’s cultural and commercial centre. Toronto has a colorful ethnic mix, rich history and spectacular architecture. Toronto truly is a magical metropolis where students can enjoy shopping, dinning and exploring. The Toronto Campus is only a stone’s throw away from shopping centers and other exciting attractions.

Our Toronto campus is official test center for TKT.

25 classrooms • 1 Student Lounge • 1 Computer Lab • 1 Student Kitchen • High – speed Wireless Internet access

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YOU WILL MAKE FRIENDS FOR LIFE

Afternoon Free Classes
Learning does not stop when classes finish at Western Town College. There are many exciting activities that students can participate in. Students are encouraged to be active and enjoy the city they are living in. The multitude of activities are excellent opportunities for students to meet and make friends for life.

Homework Tutorial
WTC students can take advantage of a one-hour tutorial class where they can get homework help from one of our highly skilled instructors. This free class is available every Monday to Thursday from 4:10 pm to 5:00 pm.

Conversation Club
WTC offers free one-hour classes after school to help our students improve their skills more quickly. These classes provide students with an opportunity to get extra practice with conversation and pronunciation in a relaxed atmosphere.
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Afternoon Activities

Activity Calendar
WTC organizes special activities and events to make it easy for all our students to experience Canadian culture, make new friends and practice their English outside the classroom. Activities include sightseeing, movies, eating at international restaurants, and visits to museums or art galleries. Summer sports activities include rollerblading, hiking, soccer and kayaking. If you are a golf entuthiastic, you will find more than 4 beautiful golf courses at Vancouver. In winter, students can enjoy indoor rock climbing, skating, and snowboarding.

Weekend Trips
Students can make new friends and explore Canada’s natural beauty and urban life by joining some of the exciting trips that happen every weekend. WTC Vancouver students can see the Rocky Mountains, visit Victoria’s famous gardens or see the world-class ski resort in Whistler, home of the 2010 Olympics. Students of WTC Toronto can see one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, Niagara Falls, or experience French Canadian culture in Montreal or Quebec City.

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Homestay Information and Internship Program

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Home Stay Experience
Homestay accommodation is an enjoyable way for international students to learn about Canadian people, to practice English conversation skills, and to make friends with people from different cultures. The homestay service that Western Town College provides to our students is very valuable and can be extremely beneficial to them. The main goal of our homestay families is to provide a safe, clean, friendly and quiet place to study and relax when the student is not attending classes, studying, or out sightseeing.

Internship Program
In a constantly changing world classroom instruction alone cannot offer the knowledge and skills required by today’s employers. Our Internship Program is offered on a month to month basis. For each month of internship the school requires an equal amount of classroom instruction. Students will alternate periods of academic learning on campus with relevant work experience. The practical experience gained on these structured and supervised work terms is an integral part of the students' education.

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Vancouver Main Campus | 626 W. Pender St. Suite 100 | Vancouver, BC Canada V6B 1V9 T: (604)844-7660 | F: (604)688-0559 | Email: info@wtccanada.com

Toronto Campus | 2040 Yonge St. Suite 300 | Toronto, ON, Canada M4S 1Z9 T: (416)593-1446 | F: (416)593-1849 | Email: toronto@wtccanada.com