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English Preparation

English programs specially designed to increase your confidence and ability to effectively communicate in your career as a Healthcare professional.

English Preparation

English programs specially designed to increase your confidence and ability to effectively communicate in your career as a Healthcare professional.
Drake Medox College Programs

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Drake Medox College is committed to helping English as a second language students prepare to meet the English levels required to gain entry into our Health Care Assistant Program.
Our English instructor Cindy Cook has designed the English Preparatory Course exclusively with this goal in mind!


Students will receive instruction and the opportunity to practice their skills in:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing

Flexible evening and weekend schedules so you can continue to work while you learn.

This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this program”. For more information about programs that do not require PTIB approval please visit www.privatetraininginstitutions.gov.bc.ca.

This Program Offers:

  • Free internal assessment to help students understand what level they are currently at, and what areas they need to focus on
  • Flexible/Part-Time schedules
  • Allows learners to take as little or as long as is needed to reach the required levels
  • Includes official Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT) assessment delivered at our Vancouver campus
  • Content and activities that help students prepare specifically for their future studies and career as a Health Care Assistant

Don’t waste any more time wondering if your English is “good enough” and delaying your pursuit of a rewarding career in Healthcare in Canada.

Your investment in the English Language Preparation program includes:

  • Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test
  • English Language Preparation Program: $360
  • LISTENING: Students develop the skills for ACTIVE and EFFECTIVE listening, as well as the skills for clearly expressing what they have heard.
  • SPEAKING: Interesting class activities develop students’ ability and confidence in speaking, increasing overall fluency.
  • READING: Through reading selections relevant to Healthcare, students learn to be faster and more efficient at understanding what they read.
  • WRITING: Students receive individual instruction on what they need to develop their writing skills to achieve a more advanced level.

CALL OUR ADVISORS TODAY TO LEARN MORE – 604-629-0196

“We highly regard Community Support Work related schooling/credentials when making hiring decisions. The schooling indicates to us that applicants have some systematic training in the field and are passionate about quality care; this means they are likely to be high performers and stay longer because they fully understand what the job involves. Retention is a huge consideration, those that are likely to stay longer will always be highly sought after as it takes time to build working relationships and relationships with person served.”

Robin W.
HR Generalist
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“Thank you Drake Medox College for assisting us in our hiring. We gained 5 staff from our posting and hope to gain more. Again our gratitude for producing high caliber members of the health care industry.”

Leo Monterola
Director of Care
Carlton Gardens Care Centre


“Please find attached the attendance and evaluations for all of the students who completed their practicum with us from February 8th – 15th. It was great to speak with their buddies because they all had such positive feedback, and really enjoyed working with the students. We really enjoy having the students here, and we look forward to working with you more in the future!”

Anja Meier
Human Resources Coordinator
Greater Vancouver Community Services Society


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EMPLOYER TESTIMONIAL

“We highly regard Community Support Work related schooling/credentials when making hiring decisions. The schooling indicates to us that applicants have some systematic training in the field and are passionate about quality care; this means they are likely to be high performers and stay longer because they fully understand what the job involves. Retention is a huge consideration, those that are likely to stay longer will always be highly sought after as it takes time to build working relationships and relationships with person served.”

Robin W.
HR Generalist
posAbilities


“Thank you Drake Medox College for assisting us in our hiring. We gained 5 staff from our posting and hope to gain more. Again our gratitude for producing high caliber members of the health care industry.”

Leo Monterola
Director of Care
Carlton Gardens Care Centre


“Please find attached the attendance and evaluations for all of the students who completed their practicum with us from February 8th – 15th. It was great to speak with their buddies because they all had such positive feedback, and really enjoyed working with the students. We really enjoy having the students here, and we look forward to working with you more in the future!”

Anja Meier
Human Resources Coordinator
Greater Vancouver Community Services Society

Success Story

Program: ESL / HCA Drake Medox College helped me to achieve my main goal – to become a Healthcare Assistant. They helped me also to become more confident in aspects of speaking and understanding. The ESL-HCA Program at Drake Medox College is the best study program I’ve been to. My Instructors were very supportive. My first impression of the ESL Program was “same old basic English again,” but I was wrong. I thought I didn’t need it because I can speak English. The ESL classes helped me to know how to pronounce properly, use proper grammar and even to create a formal paragraph. The important thing that the ESL Program did for me is to boost my confidence and to mold me into “a chocolate diamond” as Ate Myrine always says. The ESL-HCA Program is worth it and I enjoyed every class I attended. In several months I developed as an open-minded person, a knowledgeable student, a passionate Healthcare practitioner and a fluent user of the English language. As I move toward my new career, the ESL Program contributed a big part to my future work because I have learned how to be a good listener, a good reader and a good communicator. Indeed, I have become “ a diamond.” I am very thankful to Drake Medox College and my supportive Instructors for helping me along the way!

~ Jeanne Parilla ESL - HCA