Prepare for interacting in an online environment while at the same time learn about Canada and the wider global community

Communication Skills for Global Citizenship Online

These customized online study seminars are for you if…

You want to excel at intercultural online communication.

The world is now more connected than ever. Many institutions, businesses, and levels of government promote working, studying, and interacting remotely. The concept of online communities is not new, but they may become more common and necessary in the future.

This course is designed to prepare participants for interacting in an online environment while at the same time learning about Canada and the wider global community through the exploration of themes of history, culture, diversity, sustainability, community engagement and intercultural communication.

The course has three core components plus supplementary interactive opportunities:

A ‘live’ virtual class where students will have the opportunity to ask their instructor questions and to collaborate with other students.

A customized website on selected global citizenship topics with guiding videos and language support resources for students to do independently.

A daily reflective assignment consisting of two parts: written and video or recorded.

Supplementary workshops and online social activities led by our Student Engagement Centre coordinators: virtually meet and interact with other English Language School students at different language levels and from all over the world.

Bubbles citizenship
  • online interactive delivery
  • tailored to individual learners and groups
  • pro-rated fees are available
now offered online
Now accepting pre-registrations

Contact us today
phone 1-780-492-5530
or email elsinfo@ualberta.ca

Online interactive study

Available to both individual and group applicants.

  • Any skill level
    beginner through high-intermediate
  • Winter 2021
    Sunday, February 28 to Thursday, March 11, 2021 (MT)

    Summer 2021
    Sunday, July 11 to Thursday, July 22, 2021 (MT)
    or Tuesday, August 3 to Monday, August 16, 2021 (MT)
    or Tuesday, August 17 to Monday, August 30, 2021 (MT)

    Course length: two weeks
    Tuition: C$700

    This cost includes tuition and Student Engagement Centre activities. Pro-rated fees are available.

    This is a 25 hour course

    • 10 live virtual classes with instructor = 15 hours of instruction
      held from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Edmonton (MT) time (Sunday-Thursday or Tuesday-Monday)
    • 10 asynchronous activities – videos, reading assignments, etc. = 10 hours
      available for the students to complete after the first class

We also offer several customized English language training options for government and business groups.

We go beyond “classroom study”

In addition to their classes, all ELS students have access to our Student Engagement Centre. The centre and its daily workshops, activities, and engagement experiences are included in your tuition fee.

full info

Centre overview

Workshops and activities highlights

Find out what’s happening each week with "Simon Says"

Join in and say 'hello' to the SEC instructor, plus get a chance to meet students from other classes

YouTube playlist

ELS volunteers are amazing!

These student volunteers are a perfect example that engagement can be meaningful & fun!

Watch this video

Meet Zuzana: this term's SEC instructor

Watch her first message to find out what the UAlberta campus looks like at the beginning of the fall term 2020

Meet Zuzanna

Join a Virtual UAlberta Student Club

Did you know that there are more than 400 student clubs at the UofA?

Find your club

Student Weekly Challenge

We want to hear about your back to school experience and see your work spaces


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