PGIC

STUDY SCHEDULE

Program Information

If you have a goal for your future - and speaking English is a part of it - PGIC will help you get there. PGIC has an international reputation for providing the highest-quality English learning environment.Starting with our strictly enforced English Only Policy, we make sure that you study, practise, and use English until you learn to think in English. PGIC is a college for motivated students. We attract adult students who want the best outcome from their investment.

Class Schedule

PGIC offers a broad range of intensive programs. In addition, all students are encouraged to join our free after-school language workshops and Canadian Conversation Club.

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Levels

PGIC has 6 language levels (see chart below). Your placement in these levels depends upon your Placement Test score and Intake Assessment (oral interview).

Levels

Level Promotion

Most levels at PGIC have a 3-session curriculum. You will advance to higher levels as your English ability improves. Your advancement to the next level depends upon a combination of the following factors:

  • Student progress reports

  • Attitude in class

  • Class participation

  • Class attendance (above 85%)

  • TOEIC® results (if applicable)

  • Recommendations from teachers

Communication Assessment

At the end of every session, you will have your language progress evaluated through an oral Communication Assessment. This will be conducted by a teacher and a local Canadian (“Conversation Partner”) and you will be required to use the language structures that you have learned in class over the session.

Student Challenge Test

The Student Challenge is a written and oral examination for students who have progressed quickly in their class and may be ready for the next level prior to completing 3 sessions at their current level. If you demonstrate mastery of the language targets at your level, you will be promoted to the next level.

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Workshops & Clubs

FREE after-school workshops and clubs are offered at PGIC Toronto and PGIC Vancouver. You may select any workshop or club to suit your individual needs.

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Conversation

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Grammar

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Writing

ACCENT REDUCTION WORKSHOP

Improve your pronunciation by focusing on difficult sounds specific to your language group. PGIC offers small classes for students from all the major languages represented at our school (German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, and Portuguese).

GRAMMAR WORKSHOP

Brush up on your grammar! Review and practise difficult structures to help improve your speaking and writing.

LANGUAGE CORRECTION WORKSHOP

Get individual help with mistakes made during conversations. You will have a discussion and the teacher will correct your language mistakes.

VOCABULARY AND IDIOMS WORKSHOP

Discover fun and interesting idioms and vocabulary to improve your speaking and writing. Focus on the use of expressions in everyday English.

WRITING WORKSHOP

This workshop focuses on paragraph writing and essay construction, allowing students to have their written work checked and corrected by their teacher.

S.O.S REMEDIAL ENGLISH

This new workshop is meant to help ESL students who are feeling lost in English, sinking in grammar, or even buried in vocabulary.

TOEIC CLUB

You are invited to join a group of PGIC students who are currently taking TOEIC or have taken the TOEIC test. This is a perfect opportunity to get feedback from past students who have taken the TOEIC test.

CANADIAN CONVERSATION CLUB

You are invited to join a small social group with a Canadian. Enjoy a cup of coffee while you talk in a relaxing atmosphere. This is a perfect way to improve your English conversation skills and learn about Canadian culture.

LOUNGE TALK

Meet PGIC teachers after school in our lounges. Ask questions and have discussions about anything you want: English, Toronto, Vancouver, Canadians, class, the news, etc.

TALKING CONTEST

Gain confidence in your ability to communicate in English by speaking to Canadians. This is a great way to make new Canadian friends. The top five students who talk to the most people will win a prize.

ESSAY WRITING CONTEST

Challenge yourself to write in English by entering the Essay Writing Contest. A teacher will give you detailed feedback on your writing. You might even win a prize!

READING CONTEST

Read an interesting novel in English, and then show your understanding by answering questions about the story. The novels will be suited to your level. We give away prizes every month!