Advanced English for Professional Purposes

Admission Requirements Program Structure Schedule and Fees Courses Registration

This program is designed for internationally educated professionals who would like to gain the knowledge, confidence and skills to succeed in the Canadian workplace. The courses focus on Canadian workplace communication, including verbal and written skills, reports and emails, as well as cultural competency training.

 Benefits for the Organization
• Better communications
• Increase productivity
• Improve customer service
• Reduce safety risk and turnover rate
 Benefits for the Individual
• Strengthen communication techniques
• Enhance workplace interactions
• Increase understanding of Canadian workplace culture
• Gain skills for career advancement
• Increase self-confidence


Admission requirements

Theses advanced English courses are designed for Internationally educated  professionals.  Although there is no admission requirement, Canadian Language Benchmark Level  6 to 8 skills are recommended.

Program structure

Delivery Format:  In person

All course materials will be posted on Moodle, and you will be able to access them prior to your course start date.  Please email Continuing Education or call 780-799-0535  if you don’t know your Keyano username.

A minimum of 80% attendance is required in all courses as well as completion of all assignments.

Schedule and Fees

2022 - 2023 Schedule

Course Code


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Advanced English - Pronunciation Power

Mar 7 - April 6, 2023 (Tue & Thu)

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


$495 - GST


Advanced English courses range from workplace writing to speaking professionally. View the full list of courses below. 

Advanced English courses 
Critical English (CEESL560)   

21 Hours, $495

Students will learn how to improve English comprehension, speaking, reading and writing in business context. This
includes: learning to pronounce all of the vowel and consonant sounds audibly, to use pauses and speed to
communicate more clearly, and to demonstrate mainstream professional speaking skills. Students will also practice and receive feedback on writing skills and learn to write concrete messages that are clear and concise.

Pronunciation Power (CEESL262) 

21 hours, $495 

Students will gain pronunciation tools and strategies to improve spoken English. Lessons will focus on listening skills, intonation and rhythm patterns, word and sentence stress, pausing and thought groups, and on why it is important to slow down when communicating to ensure accurate comprehension

 Speaking Professionally (CEESL522) 

21 hours, $495 

Course content includes: Cultural Effects on Workplace Communication, Strategies for Beginning and Maintaining

“Water Cooler” Conversation, Common Idioms and Expressions, Business Meetings, Effective Presentation Skills,
Networking, Workplace Telephone Skills, and additional topics as related to General Conversation Management. This course includes a 15-minute formal presentation assignment.

Workplace Writing (CEESL422)

21 hours, $495

This course is designed for professionals who want to improve their written workplace communication skills. It covers common workplace vocabulary, expressions, and writing techniques. Special attention is given to résumé writing, emails, business letters, and other workplace documents.


Canadian Workplace Culture (CEESL650) 

21 Hours, $495

Students will explore common definitions of culture to understand differences and similarities between Canadian
workplace culture and that of their home country. They will learn to use intercultural knowledge to help integrate into the Canadian workplace. Students will assess their own respective communications styles, enhance personal leadership abilities and understand the transitional journey into a new cultural context.

Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant provides funding to Alberta business to help hire and train employees. You can receive up to $10,000 per employee per year for skills training. Keyano College has a list of pre-approved courses and program areas that are eligible for the grant.  Visit our Canada-Alberta Job Grant webpage for information on how to apply and employer benefits.


Visit the Keyano College Continuing Education Registration page.

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Group training

You can request Advanced English for Professional Purposes as on-demand group training. For more information, please email us or call 780-799-0535.