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


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%


Happy students.



“I have always felt that I was so lucky to be a student at Sprott Shaw Language College. The thing I admire the most about the SSLC is the support I received from everyone at the school. I wouldn’t have been able to achieve what I have achieved without that caring environment.”




“Power Speaking and Modern Media is a valuable class for students who want to improve their speaking skills, presentation skills, discussion skills, and writing. There are also many assignments related to the media and current events so you can learn about Canada and the global world too! Because of the program, I improved my English, gained confidence and improved my presentation skills.”




“I can positively say Sprott Shaw Langauge College has made me a better person. It has helped me develop a positive attitude towards my studies and discover more about myself. Teachers are very caring and interested in students’ well-being. They make sure every class is fun, educational and interactive.”


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