The General Studies Diploma (GSD) is a flexible 60 credit program which enables students to choose a variety of 100 and 200 level courses that are most relevant to their personal interests as well as their professional and career goals. Over the course of the program, GSD students will gain a breadth of discipline-specific knowledge as well as important career related skills such as critical thinking and problem solving, communication (both written and oral), collaboration and teamwork, and, contextual, situational and cultural analysis. The breadth of courses contained in the GSD program enables students to develop a strong academic foundation from which they may choose to pursue advanced study in Arts, Science, Education, Business or Law and/or to immediately enter the workforce.
This program is focused on improvement in grammar skills with a multi-skills focus on reading, writing, and communication skills essential in an academic setting. A review of English grammar through intensive written and oral practice to promote accurate and appropriate language use for students who have already studied grammar to basic level and need to refine the ability to produce acceptable academic English. The program will improve students’ knowledge of English language and develop key skills for the workplace as well. This program can also help students to communicate more effectively by offering a flexible and balanced approach of language and skills training that they can immediately use to improve their performance in studies or job search in order to reflect the real world as closely as possible.
This program is based on authentic material like videos and articles from big media organizations such as BBC and Financial Times. Each unit in the courses is comprised of lesson outcomes and self assessment, vocabulary, functional language, grammar, listening and videos reading, speaking, writing, pronunciation and reviews.
This program comprises of general English and IELTS preparation courses. The program is designed to develop students’ understanding of English language usage where English is used as their second language.
The program is designed to develop students’ understanding of English language usage where English is used as their second language.
Vancouver Premier College supports a wide range of student activities to ensure student growth and development is holistic. For many college students, involvement in student activities plays an important role in their educational experience. Students become involved in activities not only for entertainment, social and enjoyment purposes but also, to improve their interpersonal and relationship management skills. Accordingly, VPC encourages students to develop a list of activities at the beginning of each academic year and supports their full and active participation.
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