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English Classes
Filed under: Student News, School News
Posted by: @ 2:56 pm

English classes can be generalized into many types usually by language skills such as: reading, listening, pronunciation, conversation, grammar and writing. There are also many English language classes for vocabulary.

English Language Pronunciation Class

English language pronunciation includes all the mechanical functions and skills of language sound production and the specific word pronunciation patterns of the English language in context.

The mechanical functions and skills include placement of the lips, tongue, use of teeth, glottis, expanding or contracting the mouth cavity, use of nasal passages and soft palate, vocal folds, controlling the intake and outflow of air, devoicing, breathing and timing.

English language pronunciation class skills and exercises include initial consonant and vowel pronunciation, syllable pronunciation, individual syllable stress patterns, diphthongs and consonant clusters, initial word pronunciation, syllable stress patterns in words, intonation and timing for words, phrases, clauses, complete sentences, expressions and interjections.

English language pronunciation class can take the form of individual drills or group drills by listening and repeating the correct English language pronunciation exercises.

English language pronunciation class can take the form of reading and speaking. Students are expected to read and speak aloud correctly pronouncing each of the words or passages.

Advanced English language pronunciation classes can inlude accent reduction. Accent reduction can be un-learning in-correct pronunciation and re-learning correct English pronunciation. Accent reduction can also be the initial establishment or correction of pronunciation patterns, speed, timing, stress and intonation.

Register for English Language Pronunciation Classes with this ESL registration link.

English Conversation Lessons and Classes Explanations Definitions Examples

We know that English Language Conversation Skills consists of language abilities, conversation skills, social skills, culture knowledge and non-verbal communication skills.

English Conversation Lessons can be on one or more of the language skills or fully integrated practice sessions.

English conversation lesson examples include consonant and vowel pronunciation, syllable stress patterns in words, intonation and timing for phrases and expressions, polite words, formal vocabulary, slang and jargon use, correct greetings, use of active sentence constructions, listening carefully, answering directly, using correct gestures to reinforce or further explain spoken words.

English Conversation Classes tend to be fully integrated practice sessions. The conversation partner can be fellow language students or native speakers or ESL teachers.

The English Conversation Classes can be free-flowing with no corrections or be interrupted for corrections or interrupted for corrections and specific lesson review and then continued.

Some English Conversation Class ESL teachers require their students to write new vocabulary words and some will record the entire conversation class so that the students can play back the entire class to repeat and review all the words and pronunciation.

English Conversation Classes can be practice sessions for casual, informal, gossip, face-to-face and everyday conversations.

English Conversation Classes can be practice sessions for conferences, formal, polite, interview, two-way, presentations, consultation, or business small talk.

English Conversation Classes can be practice sessions for chitchat, Q and A, heart-to-heart talk, confab, powwow, bull sessions, talkfest, gabfest, pillow talk and rap sessions.

English Conversation Classes can be fully integrated practice sessions for academic subjects, leisure topics, politics, religion, sports, hobbies, activities, and interests.

English Conversation Classes can be fully integrated practice sessions for sports. The class can be structured to talk about amateur sports, Olympic sports or professional sports and maybe a specific sport like hockey or football. The sports conversation classes can cover sub-topics like leagues, past winners, current standings, coaches, owners, star players, salaries, statistics, dream teams, and future predictions.

English Conversation Classes can be fully integrated practice sessions for business conversations. How to introduce yourself your company and your products for sale. How to present to one person and small groups and larger groups. How to ask questions and how to answer questions. How to compare and contrast products and services. How to negotiate prices.

English Conversation Classes can be fully integrated practice sessions for music or movies. Some of the classes can be academic and discuss genre or style or methods. Some of the classes can be gossip such as “Brad and Angelina did this …” or “Britney Spears was seen doing …”

As a summary English Conversation Classes can be designed for the number, age, level and interests of the students. English Conversation Classes can be designed for the type of conversation, subjects of the conversation, topics and sub-topics of the conversation.

Register for English Language Conversation Classes with this ESL registration link.

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Police Careers Training in Canada
Filed under: Student News
Posted by: @ 4:38 pm

Many Canadian police departments hire and train candidates directly without any extra or special training or pre-requisite police fundamental programs.

First candidates should decide which police force they wish to work for: national, provincial or municipal.

Second candidates should meet with the official recruiting officers and obtain the exact steps necessary to qualify for the force and be hired.

According to the Canadian National Occupation Codes - Police Officers (Except Commissioned) are NOC 6261.

The police occupation includes: bodyguard, Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) investigation officer, canine team member, coast guard officer, community relations officer, community services officer, constable, crime prevention constable, desk officer, detective, diving supervisor, dog master, drug investigator, evidence technician, harbour police officer, headquarters duty officer, highway patrol officer, identification officer, investigator, military police officer, morality officer, motorcycle patrol, mounted police constable, patrol officer, peace officer, plain clothes officer, police corporal, police diver, police salvage diver, police sergeant, Ports Canada police officer, railway police constable, railway police officer, RCMP officer, recruitment and training constable, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer, safety patrol officer, school liaison officer, school safety officer, scuba diver, secret service, security constable, security officer enforcement, military security officer, staff sergeant, station duty officer, station officer, traffic patrol officer and others.

Police officers perform some or all of the following duties:

- Patrol assigned areas to maintain public safety and order and to enforce laws and regulations

- Investigate crimes and accidents, secure evidence, interview witnesses, compile notes and reports and provide testimony in courts of law

- Arrest criminal suspects

- Provide emergency assistance to victims of accidents, crimes and natural disasters

- Participate in crime prevention, public information and safety programs

- Supervise and co-ordinate the work of other police officers.

What You Need To be a police officer:

You must have a high school diploma and complete a three- to six-month training program. You may be required to complete a college diploma or university degree in law or security or in social sciences.

You must meet physical strength, agility, fitness, and vision requirements as well as some psychological or language, communications or academic tests.

To be a detective or sergeant, you need experience as a constable and to have completed specialized courses.

With additional training and experience, you may move up the ranks to become a commissioned police officer.

According to the Canadian National Occupation Codes the related police jobs are Protection and Correction Services classified as NOC C841.

What You’ll Study

This program covers policing, security/protection services, penal/correction services, and paralegal/legal assistance services. You’ll study subjects such as the Canadian correctional system, correctional programming, criminology, abnormal psychology, young offenders, group dynamics, and multiculturalism. You’ll also undertake physical fitness/wellness training.

Some institutions offer a co-op program, combining work and study.

What You’ll Need

Requirements vary depending on the institution and the program. In general, you need a high school diploma with courses in mathematics and English or French, depending on your language of study. Most institutions require a medical examination and letters of recommendation.

Community college graduates usually worked as police officers, firefighters, paralegals and as social services workers.

Some of the Career College courses offer Law Enforcement Courses that provide you with professional training in:
Contemporary Social Problems
Community and Social Services
Issues in Diversity
Canadian Government and Politics
Law and the Legal System
Criminology and the Criminal Justice System
Criminal Code and Federal Statutes
Young Offenders in Canada
Police and Security Operations
Community Policing
Introduction to Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement Career Opportunities include:
Private Security and Investigations firms
Campus Enforcement Agencies
Corporate Loss Prevention
Conservation Officers
Park Wardens
Railway Police
Police Officer
Parole Officer
Public Security Guard
Private Detective
Private Investigator

Additional Links to Police Careers Training in Canada

If you are interested in a police Career in Canada use our registration form. Write in the comments section - Interested in Police career

Link for those who are interested in working for one of the largest deployed police services in North America, the Ontario Provincial Police. The OPP commits to creating and sustaining a positive working environment in which all employees have equal opportunity to fulfill their potential within their profession.

Link to Toronto Police services Careers section - How much does it cost to apply to Toronto Police services - The application fee for the Constable Selection is $299.60. This fee must be paid to Applicant Testing Services or the Ontario Provincial Police prior to testing.

Do I have to pay to attend the Ontario Police College? - Yes, new Toronto Police recruits must pay a “tuition” fee of $7,500. This amount is payable at least two weeks prior to attending the Ontario Police College. The fee can be paid at once or if required, financial assistance can be obtained from the Police Credit Union.

Link to York Regional Police Careers website - Candidates should note

York Regional does NOT accept applications through the fax machine or through email.

Applicants can mail their resume to:
Uniform Recruiting Unit
York Regional Police
17250 Yonge Street Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 4W5

Police Applications can be hand delivered to:
Uniform Recruiting Unit
16775 Yonge St
1st Floor

For additional information:
Uniform Recruiting Unit:
(905) 830-0303 x 6720 or 6722

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Links to ESL Education Updates on Twitter
Filed under: Student News
Posted by: @ 7:07 am

Learn English FREE with Twitter

Twitter is a free micro-blogging service.

You can set up a free profile and follow others.

You can ask questions and get answers.

You can follow several Study English language updates.

Here are several ESL English as a Second Language Education Twitterers you can follow to Study or Practice English.

Link to ESL in Canada News Updates on Twitter
Everything about Study English in Canada for students and teachers

Link to Study ESL English on Twitter
English as a second language study tips for grammar vocabulary writing speaking listening reading

Link to the SentenceMaster English Writing Games Twitter Updates
Learn how to write correct English sentences

Link to the English 4 Business Twitter Updates
Learn Business English Free on Twitter - Links to Free Business English sites and articles.

Link to the Travel Language Culture Network Club Twitter Updates
Free Language Exchanges and TLC information for language students

Link to the IELTS English Test Preparation Twitter Updates
The IELTS English Test preparation updates will cover study tips for speaking, listening reading writing and English grammar.

Link to the TOEFL English Test Preparation Twitter Updates
TOEFL English Test Preparation updates will cover English grammar, essay writing, academic vocabulary speaking study and practice tips.

Link to the TOEIC English Test Preparation Twitter Updates
TOEIC English Test Preparation covers grammar; reading & listening comprehension; writing; short answer; pronunciation speaking & conversation study tips.

Link to the Cambridge English Test Preparation Twitter Updates
The Cambridge CFC CAE CPC English Test preparation updates will feature grammar writing speaking listening and reading study tips and links.

Start Now - set up your free user profile - Go to all of the above - click follow

It is easy and you can study and practice your English Free.

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Study ESL English on Twitter
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Posted by: @ 12:23 pm

Study ESL English on Twitter

Recent Twitter Updates features definitions, examples and links.

Welcome to Study ESL English - ESL stands for English as a Second Language - this includes speaking writing listening and reading

ESL students usually study and practice English as a language for communication and to improve their active abilities to use the language.

EFL stands for English as a Foreign Language - Many students study EFL as an academic subject & not for using English for communication

Introduction to descriptions definitions explanations: ESL EFL ISL ESOL ELT L1 L2 Go to:

English Conversation Lessons and Classes Explanations Definitions Examples:

Free ebook -Top Ten Ways - How to Communicate with Confidence Go to:

English Language Conversation Skills require language ability + content + (social + non-verbal communication skills) + culture knowledge.

Link to Learn English Blog - - features English language education articles

Study English as a Second Language Plan - Blog Article - go to:

FREE ESL English Education Article Links - Go to:

Phrases are considered as the 2nd level of classification as they tend to be larger than individual words, but are smaller than sentences.

We refer to the central element in a phrase as the head of the phrase. If the head is a noun then the phrase is called a noun phrase

There are 9 accepted classifications for English language phrases generally based on the headword or construction of the phrase.

In the English language noun phrases may serve as subjects, direct objects, indirect objects, or objects of prepositions.

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