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Evening Language Training


Evening Language Course : English Pronunciation. *Course reserved to speakers who master the abc of conversation.

From September 27th to November 29th, 2017. Wednesday, from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

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Non-credit Evening Language Courses at UQAM

Literacy Competencie Levels

The adopted literacy assessment scale was developed in accordance with the works of a committee composed of nationally recognized academics, practioners and administrators. (OECD, Statistics Canada. La littéracie un atout pour la vie: Nouveaux résultats de l’Enquête sur la littératie et les compétences des adultes. OECD Editions, 2011, 401 p.)

Pre-level 1 :

Participants only use basic vocabulary and are able to read short texts on familiar topics in order to find accurate information. Texts rarely include contradictory information. Moreover, at this level, the reader does not need to understand the structure of sentences or paragraphs, or to use other characteristics of the text.

Example of task that participant can do at this level:

To locate, in a short and continuous text, identical information as that given in the question

Level 1 :

Participants are able to read relatively short texts (continuous, non-continuous or mixed*) in order to find information which is identical or synonymous with the information given in the question or instruction. The knowledge and skills tested are the recognition of the basic vocabulary determining the meaning of the sentences as well as the whole text.

Example of task that participant can do at this level:

To fill out a simple form

Level 2 :

Participants are able to integrate at least two (2) pieces of information according to the given criteria, to compare them, to put them in opposition or to reflect on them, and to make simple inferences. Participants are able to browse through a text to locate information in different parts of a document.

Example of task that participant can do at this level:

To find an event organizer’s phone number

Level 3 :

Participant are able to understand dense or long texts, including pages of continuous, non-continuous, mixed or multiple* texts. They can identify, interpret or evaluate one or more information and make a variety of inferences. Participants can also perform multi-step operations and select data in contradictory statements to find and formulate responses. To succeed at this level, it is essential to understand the textual and rhetorical structures, and in particular to browse through complex texts.

Example of task that participant can do at this level:

To select informations that are off topic from those that are appropriate to provide the correct answer

Level 4 :

Participants are able to perform multi-step operations to integrate, interpret or summarize information from long, complex, continuous, non-continuous, and mixed or multiple* texts, sometimes with conflicting information. Participants are able to make complex inferences and properly use their knowledge. Many tasks require identifying and understanding one or more specific secondary ideas in order to interpret subtle assertions or arguments.

Example of task that participant can do at this level:

To interprete and evaluate assertions within a discourse

Level 5 :

Participants are able to find and integrate information from multiple dense texts, synthesize similar or contrary ideas, or evaluate evidence-based arguments. They are capable of making hight-level inferences and using their specific knowledge. Participants can apply and evaluate logical and conceptual models to accomplish tasks.

Example of task that participant can do at this level:

To select key information and assess the reliability of information sources

* " Mixed or multiple texts " means texts written in different semiotic forms (e.g: literary texts, speeches, video clips, slide shows [PowerPoint], etc.).

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