Sprott Shaw Language College

Power Speaking and Modern Media

Achieving High Standards

Do you want to improve your communication skills, your presentation skills, and your confidence? Look no further than SSLC’s Power Speaking and Modern Media program!

In this program, you will also learn how the media impacts our thinking and perception of the world, but most importantly you will learn how to use the media as a source of authentic language to improve your spoken communication skills.

Program Advantages
  • The cutomized in-house curriculum has been developed
  • Essential communicative English skills
    (pronunciation, vocal training and body language)
  • Upgraded listening practice while interacting with media of all kinds
  • Self-confidence through weekly oral presentations
  • Weekly fluency and accuracy evaluations
  • Individual time with your teachers to discuss your progress
  • Valuable experience in real-life situations (e.g. a panel job interview)
  • Practical knowledge and experience through field trips and guest speakers
Weekly Topics / Curriculum
  • Power Speaking and Introduction to Media
  • Popular Culture
  • News and Journalism
  • Television
  • Stereotypes
  • Movies and Story Telling
  • Music
Program Details

Locations: Victoria, Vancouver & Toronto
Duration: 4 or 8 weeks
Hours: 26.5 hours per week
Schedule: Monday to Thursday – 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Schedule: Friday 9:00am to 2:30pm
Class Size: 15 Students
Program Type: 4 weeks / 8 weeks (Certificate)
Start Dates: Please contact our Marketing / Student Advising Department
Practicum: None

Program Modules
  • Unit 1: Powerspeaking and Introduction to Media
  • Unit 2: Popular Culture
  • Unit 3: News and Journalism
  • Unit 4: Television
  • Unit 5: Power Speaking and Stereotypes
  • Unit 6: Advertising
  • Unit 7: Music
  • Unit 8: Film and Documentaries
Program Length
  • 4-week Certificate program
  • 8-week Certificate program
  • 26.5-hours per week, Monday to Friday
  • In class: 0.93 months: 4 weeks: 106 hours
    1.86 months: 8 weeks: 212 hours
Admission Requirements

Students must have either:

  • TOEFL iTB® 45-46
  • TOEIC® 550
  • IELTS 4.5
  • Completed SSLC ESL-SF Level 3 or ESL-SC Level 6
  • Or, any recognized international English language equivalency test score or a pass on our entrance exam.

No Interview required.

Future Opportunities
  • Public speaker
  • Manager
  • Teacher

SKILLS LEARNED

Excel in everyday business communication and develop a foundation for further studies and career advancement.

  • Grammar – 50%
  • Vocabulary – 75%
  • Leadership – 75%
  • Creativity – 100%
  • Listening – 100%
  • Speaking – 100%
  • Pronunciation- 100%
  • Critical Thinking – 100%
  • Writing – 75%
  • Presentation- 100%

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