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Advanced Professional Program in English-Medium Instruction (APPEMI)
University of Albertawww.ualberta.ca
With over 100 years of history, the University of Alberta (U of A) is one of the top research-intensive universities in Canada. Serving more than 37,000 students, the U of A is also one of the largest universities in Canada. Sixteen faculties offer over 60 undergraduate degrees, 200 majors and specializations and approximately 5,000 individual courses. The U of A not only provides a variety of program options but also a variety of campuses for students to study at. The main campus in Edmonton, which covers about 50 city blocks with more than 90 buildings on the edge of the North Saskatchewan River Valley, houses the majority of U of A programs. For students interested in pursuing their studies in French, the U of A's Campus Saint-Jean in east central Edmonton offers degree programs in arts, commerce, education and science. The Augustana Campus located in Camrose, about 45 minutes southeast of Edmonton, is a small campus specializing in liberal arts and science programs. Students can also choose to study for up to one year of their program at the U of A campus in Cortona, Italy, where classes are offered in a variety of liberal arts subjects. The U of A offers a rich and varied student life through more than 400 clubs and groups and a residence program for over 4,000 students. Other highlights of the university include over $25 million in undergraduate scholarships and the second largest research library system in the country. Prospective students can arrange a campus visit, including a meeting with an advisor and a guided tour.
Program Type Professional Development
Credential Type Non-Credential *
Length 1 Year or Less 8 courses
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education Only
- Distance Learning
* Certificate of Completion
Each of the required courses consists of 13 hours of instruction. The elective courses can vary in content and length, so the program can be customized to the needs of each group of participants. The “Special Topics” elective course can be custom designed to address a topic of interest to a particular group of participants.
The “English for Teaching Purposes” elective course can be of any length. It is designed to improve the participants’ competence in English with particular attention to the vocabulary and structures required for teaching in higher education. It is delivered using a technique known as Content and Language Integrated Instruction (CLIL) or Content-Based Instruction (CBI). This English language component of the program runs in parallel with the pedagogy component provided by the required courses. Language specialists work with participants for part of each day, focusing on vocabulary and concepts related to the pedagogy course that the participants are engaged in during the remainder of that day.
The balance between the pedagogy component and the language component of this program can be adjusted and customized to meet the particular needs of each group of participants. For more information, please visit the APPEMI website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Updated May 30, 2016. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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