The Occupation-specific Language Training Program (OSLT) at George Brown College helps prepare newcomers for the workplace by focusing on the language and communication expectations of specific occupations in Canada. Many newcomers have considerable background and experience from their home country but have not worked in their field in Canada. OSLT builds cultural awareness to support communication in a professional Canadian work environment. Learning materials and activities reflect common workplace-based situations. The college’s instructors are experienced in teaching ESL to adults and draw upon the participants’ knowledge and experience of the subject matter. George Brown College, located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada’s largest city, offers newcomers the resources and the network to succeed in the Canadian job market.

For more information about OSLT courses offered at George Brown College, please visit the links below.

This practical and innovative course consists of 3 – online modules will help participants with experience or training in dental hygiene, dietetics, medical laboratory technology, medical radiation technology, nursing, occupational therapy, personal support work, physiotherapy, sleep technology or social work understand health care workplaces in Ontario such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes; clearly and effectively interact with colleagues, clients and supervisors; develop strong interviewing, networking, socio-cultural and career-building communication skills; practise common on-the-job communication to improve occupation-specific language skills; and, learn how to use appropriate workplace communication in health care settings such as clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, community agencies, medical offices and residences.

  1. Accessing the Health Care Job Market in Ontario (May 23 – Jun 27, 2019)
    • This online course addresses the language and communication skills needed to introduce yourself professionally in the job search context, describe requirements for working in your chosen occupation in Ontario and develop a Job Action Plan for securing employment in your chosen occupation.
  2. Communicating in the Health Care Field (Jul 18 – Aug 22, 2019)
    • This online course addresses the language and communication skills needed to ask common questions in a data collection interview, document data collection findings and conduct telephone calls appropriately.
  3. Managing Interactions in the Health Care Field (Sep 26 – Oct 31, 2019)
    • This online course addresses the language and communication skills needed to give instructions for routine procedures, provide health teaching, provide comfort and reassurance, and manage challenging interactions.