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Online Literacy and Basic Skills
Courses: Spring and Summer 2015
e-channel.ca
Cours d’alphabétisation et de
formation de base en ligne :
printemps et été 2015
apprentissageenligne.ca
Funded by the Government of Ontario
Subventionné par le gouvernement de l’Ontario
About e-Channel
As an adult learner in Ontario, you can access Literacy and Basic Skills courses online
via e-Channel.
Table of contents/
ACE Distance/
Accès Carrières Études . . . . . . 5
Deaf Learn Now . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Good Learning Anywhere . . . . . 7
The LearningHUB . . . . . . . . . . 13
Le service de formation pour
adultes de l’Ontario ([email protected]) . . . 25
You can upgrade your skills, learn new skills, and work towards a General Education
Diploma (GED).
All courses are free of charge.
You can participate in live online classes that stress task-based, real-life learning
activities, or access online resources at your convenience for “anytime” learning.
You can use you own computer to access the courses or those at other locations,
including Contact North | Contact Nord’s 112 local online learning centres serving
populations in 600 small, remote, rural, Aboriginal and Francophone communities
throughout Ontario.
You can enrol in courses to achieve your goals related to employment, apprenticeship
registration, post-secondary education enrolment, secondary school completion,
or personal independence.
e-Channel is the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities-funded online
Literacy and Basic Skills program serving adult residents of Ontario at no cost.
Service is available in four cultural streams: Aboriginal, Francophone, Anglophone
and Deaf. e-Channel removes barriers of access by offering flexible online upgrading
opportunities to:
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adults with disabilities
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adults who live in rural and remote communities
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adults with transportation or childcare issues
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adults unable to participate in on-site programming
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adults who simply prefer distance learning
e-Channel helps learners prepare for any one of these five goals: Employment,
Apprenticeship, Post-Secondary Education, Secondary Credit or Independence,
and uses task-based, real-life learning activities that follow the Ontario Adult Literacy
Curriculum Framework.
The courses and classes offered by the service delivery agencies listed on the
following pages can help you upgrade your skills, learn new skills, or work towards
your General Education Diploma (GED). Be sure to visit their individual websites for
detailed information about the curriculum available and methods of delivery. You can
also visit the e-Channel website for the most current listing of courses and classes
available during spring and summer 2015. For more information on e-Channel, please
visit www.e-channel.ca.
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e-Channel Courses: Spring/Summer 2015 | Apprentissage en ligne: Cours printemps/été 2015
Au sujet de l’Apprentissage en ligne
En tant qu’apprenante ou apprenant adulte en Ontario, vous pouvez avoir
accès à des cours de littératie et de compétences de base en ligne par le biais
d’Apprentissage en ligne.
Table des matières
ACE Distance/
Accès Carrières Études . . . . . . 5
Deaf Learn Now . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Good Learning Anywhere . . . . . 7
The LearningHUB . . . . . . . . . . 13
Le service de formation pour
adultes de l’Ontario ([email protected]) . . . 25
Vous pouvez actualiser vos compétences, apprendre de nouvelles habiletés et étudier
en vue d’obtenir un certificat d’équivalence d’études secondaires de l’Ontario.
Tous les cours sont offerts gratuitement.
Vous pouvez participer à des classes en ligne en direct, qui mettent l’accent sur
des activités d’apprentissage pratiques centrées sur les tâches, ou accéder à des
ressources en ligne quand cela vous convient pour un apprentissage « en tout
temps ».
Vous pouvez utiliser votre propre ordinateur pour accéder aux cours ou à d’autres
emplacements, y compris les 112 centres d’apprentissage en ligne local de
Contact North | Contact Nord situés dans 600 communautés petites, éloignées,
rurales, autochtones et francophones à travers l’Ontario.
Vous pouvez vous inscrire à des cours afin de réaliser vos objectifs d’emploi, de
formation en apprentissage, d’études postsecondaires, d’achèvement du cours
secondaire ou d’autonomie personnelle.
Apprentissage en ligne est le Programme d’alphabétisation et de formation de base
en ligne du ministère de la Formation et des Collèges et Universités, qui subventionne
ce programme gratuit à l’intention des adultes résidant en Ontario.
Ce service est disponible dans quatre volets culturels pour les personnes
autochtones, francophones, anglophones et sourdes. Apprentissage en ligne facilite
l’accès en proposant des occasions souples de perfectionnement en ligne :
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aux personnes handicapées,
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aux gens des communautés rurales ou éloignées,
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aux personnes qui ont des difficultés de transport ou de garde d’enfants,
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aux personnes qui ne peuvent pas participer aux programmes sur place,
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aux personnes qui préfèrent tout simplement l’apprentissage à distance.
Apprentissage en ligne aide les apprenantes et apprenants à se préparer pour l’une
des cinq voies de transition : l’emploi, la formation en apprentissage, les études
postsecondaires, les études secondaires ou l’autonomie. Pour ce faire, Apprentissage
en ligne utilise des activités d’apprentissage pratiques qui sont axées sur les tâches
et qui respectent les six compétences du Curriculum en littératie des adultes
de l’Ontario.
Les classes et les cours offerts par les fournisseurs de prestation de ces services,
mentionnés dans les pages suivantes, peuvent vous aider à perfectionner vos
habiletés, à acquérir de nouvelles compétences ou à travailler en vue d’obtenir votre
certificat d’équivalence d’études secondaires de l’Ontario. Assurez-vous de visiter
les sites Web individuels de ces fournisseurs pour avoir de l’information détaillée au
sujet du curriculum proposé et des modes de prestation. Vous pouvez aussi visiter
le site Web d’Apprentissage en ligne afin de consulter la plus récente liste actualisée
des classes et des cours disponibles durant les semestres printemps et été 2015.
Pour de plus amples renseignements sur les offres d’Apprentissage en ligne, veuillez
visiter le site Web à www.apprentissageenligne.ca.
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Courses and Registration
The courses that e-Channel makes available are offered by the Literacy and Basic
Skills organizations in Ontario that serve Francophone, Anglophone, Aboriginal, and
Deaf communities online.
Students can choose their courses from the lists on the following pages and register
with the organization offering the course. You will then be given a personal account
with e-Channel and be able to access your course.
Each lead organization serves a particular community or need:
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ACE Distance - Academic and Career Entrance - providing courses In
English and French for preparation for post-secondary education and
apprenticeship training.
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Deaf Learn Now - providing courses for the Deaf, Blind-Deaf and Hard
of Hearing students.
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Good Learning Anywhere - providing courses for Aboriginal students.
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The Learning Hub - providing courses for the Anglophone students.
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Le service de formation pour adultes de l’Ontario ([email protected]) de la Coalition
ontarienne de formation des adultes (COFA) - providing courses for
Francophone students.
Student Support
On the e-Channel website, students can also find resources to help them access and
benefit from their classes. The student section of the website features videos on how
to login and take part in classes to prepare students for an online learning experience.
As well, there are live chat and phone options for contacting the Contact North |
Contact Nord’s Help Desk at 1-888-850-4628 for technical support if difficulties are
encountered in joining a class
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Les cours et l’inscription
Les cours proposés par Apprentissage en ligne sont offerts par des organismes
de littératie et de compétences de base en Ontario, qui servent des communautés
francophones, anglophones, autochtones et de personnes sourdes en ligne.
Les étudiantes et étudiants peuvent choisir leurs cours dans les listes affichées sur
les pages suivantes et s’inscrire auprès du principal organisme responsable qui offre
le cours sélectionné. Ensuite, un compte personnel auprès d’Apprentissage en ligne
vous sera attribué et vous pourrez alors accéder à votre cours.
Chaque principal organisme responsable sert une communauté particulière ou
répond à un besoin spécifique :
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le programme Accès carrières études (ACE) – fournit des cours en français et en
anglais pour la préparation en vue des études postsecondaires et de la formation
en apprentissage;
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le programme Deaf Learn Now – fournit des cours à l’intention des étudiantes
et étudiants sourds, sourds et aveugles ou malentendants;
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le programme Good Learning Anywhere – fournit des cours à l’intention des
étudiantes et étudiants autochtones;
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The Learning Hub – fournit des cours à l’intention des étudiantes et étudiants
anglophones;
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Le service de formation pour adultes de l’Ontario (la [email protected]) de la Coalition
ontarienne de formation des adultes (COFA) – fournit des cours à l’intention des
étudiantes et étudiants francophones.
Le soutien aux étudiantes et étudiants
Sur le site Web d’Apprentissage en ligne, les étudiantes et étudiants peuvent aussi
trouver des ressources pour les aider à accéder à leurs classes et à en bénéficier.
Le site Web étudiant présente des vidéos sur la façon de se connecter aux classes
et comment y participer afin de préparer les étudiantes et étudiants à leur expérience
d’apprentissage en ligne. De plus, nous offrons des options de clavardage en direct,
ainsi que d’assistance téléphonique pour communiquer avec le Centre d’assistance
de Contact North | Contact Nord au 1 888 850-4628 afin d’obtenir un soutien
technique si vous éprouvez des difficultés à vous joindre à une classe.
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ACEDistance
academic & career entrance
ACE Distance – Academic & Career Entrance
Take the courses you need for admission to college and apprenticeship
programs.
There will be 2 free intakes during the Spring/Summer 2015 semester. Intakes will
occur in April 2015 and June 2015.
In order to be eligible for ACE Distance students must:
For the most current
information, please check
the ACE Distance website
www.acedistancedelivery.ca
or contact Arlene Cronin at
[email protected]
1. Complete the Consent & Information form required by our funder, the Ministry
of Training, Colleges and Universities for all students. To access the form please go
to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BYMLQXS
2. Complete the 20-hour Learn to Learn course required of all students.
Students can sign up for Learn to Learn by going to our website:
http://www.acedistancedelivery.ca Click on the 6th tab on the left
(L2L Registration). Complete the form at the bottom of the page and click on the
Register button. Students will receive follow up instructions from Marla White and
will be able to start the Learn to Learn course the following Monday.
3. Complete the ESEE (Essential Skills) assessment and meet the admission standard
required for ACE courses.
Fee Paying Sections
For students who choose not to wait for a seat in a free section, we have fee paying
sections available throughout the year. For a list of colleges that register for fee paying
sections, please check our website at http://www.acedistancedelivery.ca.
Six colleges register fee-paying students. The 2014-2015 tuition fees are:
Course Name
Hours
Conestoga
Confederation
Durham
George
Brown
Fanshawe
Lambton
Apprenticeship
Math
100
$666.64
$765
$599.00
$603.00
$706.00
$704.29
Business Math
120
$790.24
$900
$711.80
$723.60
$825.40
$827.49
Core Math
120
$790.24
$900
$711.80
$723.60
$825.40
$827.49
Technology Math
120
$790.24
$900
$711.80
$723.60
$825.40
$827.49
Biology
120
$790.24
$900
$711.80
$723.60
$825.40
$827.49
Chemistry
120
$790.24
$900
$711.80
$723.60
$825.40
$827.49
Physics
120
$790.24
$900
$711.80
$723.60
$825.40
$827.49
Self Management
80
$543.04
$630
$486.20
$482.40
$586.60
$581.09
Communications
120
$790.24
$900
$711.80
$723.60
$825.40
$827.49
Computers
100
$666.64
$765
$599.00
$603.00
$706.00
$704.29
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Deaf Learn Now
Deaf Learn Now is now live and open to all Deaf, Deaf-Blind and
Hard of Hearing adults in Ontario. We have several courses that are currently
being offered, and will also be available for the upcoming spring/summer
session.
DEAF LEARN NOW
[email protected]
TTY: 905-579-6495
Voice: 905-579-3328
www.deaflearnnow.ca
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Better e-Mails: Want to improve your e-mails? It’s easier than you think! See the
simple tips that will help you write clear and better e-mails!
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Deaf Studies (part 1): Learn about Deaf history, people and events.
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Deaf Studies (part 2): A special course looking at current/recent Deaf events,
issues and people.
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Deaf Studies (part 3): A look at the creative side of Deaf culture!
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Deaf Studies (part 4): A study of Deaf athletes and sports organizations
in Ontario.
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Math – Time & Fractions (level 1): Learn the basics of fractions, and how to use
them when calculating time.
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Driver’s Licence: An in-depth look at the Ontario Driver’s Licence Handbook.
Learn about the rules of the road, responsible driving, traffic signs, and more.
This course includes practice quizzes to help you prepare for your G1 written test.
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Under the Sink – A home chemical safety course: Everyone has cleaning
products in their home, but do you know how to use them safely? This course
will teach the basics of reading safety symbols and directions on cleaning
product labels.
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Welcome to Deaf Learn Now: This is a mandatory course for all learners joining
Deaf Learn Now. Learn how to use the site, work with your teachers, and get the
most from your online learning experience.
These courses are all asynchronous, and learners can register at any time. The 4 Deaf
Studies courses all take 6 weeks to complete, and are offered every 2 months.
See www.deaflearnnow.ca for start dates.
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Good Learning Anywhere
Note: All courses are listed in EST.
CLASSES FOR NEW USERS
It is encouraged that new learners take
Introduction to Saba before they take
other Live courses offered at Good
Learning Anywhere.
GOOD LEARNING ANYWHERE
SIOUX-HUDSON LITERACY
COUNCIL
Telephone: 1-866-550-0697
[email protected]
www.goodlearninganywhere.com
All Good Learning Anywhere/
SHLC courses are available
at no cost.
Introduction to Saba
Apr. 1 Wed., 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Apr. 14 Tues., 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Apr. 28 Tues., 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
May 13 Wed., 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
This 2-hour class introduces the LIVE
classroom, Saba, to new learners
registered with GLA. During this class,
we will use the whiteboard and its onscreen tools, as well as text chat and use
our microphones to communicate with
other learners across Ontario. Learners
are encouraged to take this course
before signing up for other LIVE courses.
Note: This course is offered more than
once. Please register for one only.
COMPUTER SKILLS
Creating Documents
Apr. 13 - May 25
Mon., 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Posters, lists, sign-up sheets, résumés
and newsletters, are all examples of
documents that can be created using a
word processing program. In this course,
we will learn the basics of how to use
these programs and how to create great
looking documents for school, work or
home. A Gmail account will be required
as we will be using Google Documents.
Note: This is a 6-session course.
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Creating Presentations
Apr. 8 - May 13
Wed., 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Presentations can be used to persuade
or inform your audience! Sign up for
this course to learn how to use Google
Presentations (similar to PowerPoint) to
create presentations. Time will be spent
on developing online presentation skills to
be used to do your final presentation.
Note: This is a 6-Session course.
Creating Spreadsheets
May 7 - Jun. 11
Thurs., 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Spreadsheet programs like Excel and
Google Sheets are used to organize data
and information. They have many uses in
and out of the workplace. We will discuss
what a spreadsheet is and what it can
be used for. As well, we will practice
creating spreadsheets and using the
basic functions. This course is for people
who have not used spreadsheets before.
A Gmail account is required.
Note: This is a 6-session course.
Getting to Know Your Mobile Devices
Apr. 28 & Apr. 30
Tues. & Thurs, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Jun. 1 & Jun. 3
Mon. & Wed., 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
In this course, learners will be introduced
to the world of mobile devices such as
smart phones and tablets. Together, we
will discuss what are mobile devices
and some of their many uses, and
the advantages and disadvantages to
owning/using a mobile device. We will
explore how to access applications on
devices and the features of the “Big 3”
brands. This class is a basic overview for
new users of mobile devices.
Note: This is a 2-session course. This
course is offered more than once. Please
register for one only.
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Good Learning Anywhere
Introduction to Independent Learning
Apr. 2 Thurs., 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Apr. 30 Thurs., 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
May 27 Wed., 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Jun. 10 Wed., 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This 2-hour LIVE session will explore your
independent learning options. Whether
you prefer to work on your own, or want
some extra practice with a subject –
learning independently might be for you!
Our independent learning courses are
customized for your goal path and they
allow you to measure your own progress.
We will also discuss some tips on what
successful independent learners do.
Note: This course is offered more than
once. Please register for one only.
Introduction to Moodle
Apr. 8 Wed., 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
May 20 Wed., 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Join us for this 2-hour LIVE Saba
class as we talk about Moodle and
the upcoming Short courses that are
available in this format. Moodle courses
allow you to learn at your own pace and
let you interact with other adult learners.
This type of independent learning allows
you to complete the course at any time,
day or night! Find out if this type of
learning might be for you.
Note: This course is offered more than
once. Please register for one only.
Social Media for School, Work
and Home
Apr. 15 - May 20
Wed., 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Facebook, YouTube, Blogs, Pinterest,
Twitter and LinkedIn – online ways to
communicate for school, work and
home. Each week, we will learn about
a different social media program and
the basics of how it is used. We will
also discuss throughout the class how
to be aware of and manage our “digital
identity”!
Note: This is a 6-session course
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EMPLOYMENT
Bookkeeping Essential Skills
May 5 - Jun. 9
Tues., 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Do you enjoy working with numbers and
organizing information? If so, a job in
bookkeeping may be for you! This course
will introduce the basics of bookkeeping
and practice the Essentials Skills required
for this job! Topics will include What
is a bookkeeper? Basic bookkeeping
terminology, the importance of keeping
accurate records and much more.
Note: This is a 6-session course.
INDEPENDENCE
Creating a Personal Budget
May 5 - May 21
Tues. & Thurs, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Creating a budget can help us track our
spending habits. This allows us to identify
ways to spend our money in ways that
will help us meet our goals! Whether your
goal is to buy a new snow machine, save
money for school, or set aside money for
some fun – creating a budget can help
you work towards it.
Note: This is a 6-session course
Creative Writing
May 5 - Jun. 9
Tues., 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Come join us as we experiment with
writing and build our confidence putting
pen to paper (or finger to keyboard!).
Together, we will use writing exercises
to practice getting ideas flowing. As we
become more comfortable, we will have
the chance to share the stories we wrote
using our senses, our feelings and the
characters we created.
Note: This is a 6-session course.
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Good Learning Anywhere
Exploring Ontario First Nations
Cultures
Apr. 7 - Apr. 23
Tues. & Thurs., 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
This course aims to introduce us to four
different First Nations in Ontario. Through
presentations and videos, we will explore
a condensed history, traditional roles and
governance as well as discuss and break
down misconceptions and stereotypes.
A variety of resources for self-directed
learning will be examined.
This is a 6-session course.
G1 Drivers Test - Preparing
to Write the Test
May 26 - Jun. 11
Tues. & Thurs, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
*New Spring 2015 To become a
licensed driver in Ontario, you must
pass a written test. Take this course to
learn about the rules of the road, how to
identify traffic signs and about the types
of questions on the test. This course also
includes practice tests for you to try. It
will be lead by an instructor in the live
classroom.
This is a 6-session course.
Self Management / Self Direction
Apr. 7 - Apr. 23
Tues. & Thurs., 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This course focuses on preparing
learners to make decisions and set
goals for life and employment based
on a resource from the Ontario Native
Literacy Coalition. It includes topics such
as Transitions, Decision Making, Goal
Setting, Time Management, Learning
Styles and Independent Learning.
Note: This is a 6-session course.
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SHARING CIRCLE
Sharing Circle
All learners who register with GLA will
automatically be enrolled into Sharing
Circles. Attendance is optional.
Apr. 20 Mon., 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
May 25 Mon., 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Jun. 15 Mon., 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Maajaan! Join us for our monthly
Sharing Circle where we discuss
traditional teachings and contemporary
learning about subjects relevant to
today’s learners. The Sharing Circle
may also include an inspirational and
motivational guest speaker. Past circles
have included guests such as author
Drew Hayden Taylor and award winning
musician Shy-Anne Hovorka. There will
be opportunities for participants to ask
questions during this LIVE session.
Note: Participants DO NOT have to be
registered with GLA to join the Sharing
Circle but must sign up on our website to
receive a login.
INDEPENDENT STUDY
With Independent Study courses, there
are no scheduled classes and learners
progress through the course at their
own pace.
Note: Learners who are new to
Independent Learning are encouraged
to enrol into one of the live 2-hour
Introduction to Independent Learning
courses listed in the above “Live” course
section.
Learners can login to the online system
anytime that is convenient for them, to
watch a video, take a test, or read a
chapter. Help and guidance is available to
the learner from their online mentor. The
online mentor works with the learner to
choose the courses the learner needs to
help them reach their goals. The mentor
follows the learner’s progress and will be
ready to advise the learner on every step
along the way.
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Good Learning Anywhere
Independent learning is available in the
following areas:
to follow your progress and answer
any questions.
EMPLOYMENT
Workplace Writing
This independent course teaches how
to write simply and effectively in a
business setting. You will learn how to
write memos, directions, letters, meeting
documents, reports, and how to fill out
forms. It consists of 25 modules.
PreGED Science
This independent learning course is for
you if you are preparing to write your
GED or take a GED prep course. In
this course, topics such as matter and
basic biology are covered. You are able
to progress through this course at your
own pace. Your mentor will be available
to follow your progress and answer
any questions.
PREPARATION FOR CREDIT AND
POST-SECONDARY
PreGED Math
This independent learning course is for
you if you are preparing to write your
GED or take a GED prep course. You can
start with addition and subtraction and
work your way up to fractions, ratios
and percentages. Your mentor can help
you decide where you should start. You
are able to progress through this course
at your own pace. Your mentor will be
available to follow your progress and
answer any questions.
PreGED Writing
This independent learning course is
for you if you are preparing to write
your GED or take a GED prep course.
You can start on vocabulary and work
your way up to working on sentences
and punctuation. You are able to
progress through this course at your
own pace. Your mentor will be available
to follow your progress, and answer
any questions.
PreGED Social Studies
This independent learning course is for
you if you are preparing to write your
GED or take a GED prep course. In this
course, topics such as geography, world
history, and using charts and graphs
are covered. You are able to progress
through this course at your own pace.
Your mentor will be available to follow
your progress and answer any questions.
Ready for College Reading
Are you thinking of applying to college
or other training? Have you been out
of school for a while and would like to
brush up on your reading? Sign up for
this course to learn and practice topics
such as taking notes, improving your
vocabulary, and identifying the main idea.
You are able to progress through at this
course at your own pace. Your mentor
will be available to follow your progress,
and answer any questions.
PreGED Reading
This independent learning course is for
you if you are preparing to write your
GED or take a GED prep course. You can
start with topics such as basic reading
strategies and identifying key words
and finding the main idea. You are able
to progress through this course at your
own pace. Your mentor will be available
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Good Learning Anywhere
Ready for College Writing
Are you thinking of applying for college
or other training? Have you been out
of school for a while and would like to
brush up on your writing? Sign up for this
course to learn and practice topics such
as grammar and paragraph writing. You
are able to progress through this course
at your own pace. Your mentor will be
available to follow your progress and
answer any questions.
Ready for College Math
Are you thinking of applying for college
or other training? Have you been out of
school for a while and would like to brush
up on your math? This course starts off
with an assessment so that you will begin
at the level suitable for you. You are able
to progress through this course at your
own pace. Your mentor will be available
to follow your progress and answer
any questions.
INDEPENDENCE
Health
Are you interested in living a healthy
lifestyle? Are you interested in learning
about proper diets and nutrition? This
course includes 5 units: Personal Health,
Nutrition & Fitness; Preventing Disease &
Injury; Growth, Development & Sexuality;
Substance Abuse; and Mental Health &
Community Health Issues. You are able
to progress through this course at your
own pace. Your mentor will be available
to follow your progress and answer
any questions
Basics of Physical Activity & Exercise,
Muscular Strength & Endurance, and
Effects of Media & Culture. You are able
to progress through this course at your
own pace. Your mentor will be available
to follow your progress and answer
any questions.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS
Computer Use Essential Skills
Essential Skills are the skills needed for
work, learning and life. They provide
the foundation for learning all other
skills. In this independent learning
course, you will complete such topics
as Introduction to Computers, using
the Internet, spreadsheets and word
processing. Please note that tutorials are
demonstrated in Microsoft. You are able
to progress through this course at your
own pace. Your mentor will be available
to follow your progress and answer
any questions
Math Essential Skills
Essential Skills are the skills needed for
work, learning and life. They provide the
foundation for learning all other skills. In
this independent learning course, you will
focus on numeracy and the ability to use
numbers. We use this skill when working
with money, scheduling activities,
budgeting or measuring things. You are
able to progress through this course
at your own pace. Your mentor will be
available to follow your progress and
answer any questions.
Physical Education
Physical activity plays an important
role in health, well-being and quality of
life. It’s important to have the tools and
knowledge prior to getting more active
so we can stay motivated to reach our
goals. This course includes 3 Units:
Getting Active; Improving Performance;
and Lifestyle. Popular unit topics include:
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Good Learning Anywhere
Reading Essential Skills
Essential Skills are the skills needed for
work, learning and life. They provide the
foundation for learning all other skills.
In this independent learning course,
you will focus on reading strategies for
messages, letters, and reports. You are
able to progress through this course
at your own pace. Your mentor will be
available to follow your progress and
answer any questions.
Writing Essential Skills
Essential Skills are the skills needed for
work, learning and life. They provide the
foundation for learning all other skills. In
this independent learning course, you
will focus writing strategies to complete
notes, short memos, directions and
reports. You are able to progress through
this course at your own pace. Your
mentor will be available to follow your
progress and answer any questions.
SHORT COURSES IN MOODLE
Short courses are independent learning
courses that use the popular learning
system, Moodle. This online learning
format allows the learner to log in to
their online courses at any time that is
convenient for them. Assignments and
activities are completed at your own
pace, but generally the courses listed
below should take learners approximately
3 weeks to complete. An instructor
guides the class through the course
using e-mail, chat, and online forum-style
discussions.
Note: Learners who are new to Moodle
courses are encouraged to enrol into
one of the live 2-hour Introduction to
Moodle courses listed above in the “Live”
course section.
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Write an Essay
This course is designed for the learner
who is preparing for post-secondary
programs. Learn the basic skills for essay
writing by breaking it down into stages.
Key topics covered are brainstorming,
essay structure, paragraphs, thesis
statements, and editing.
Take a Test
This course is designed for the learner
preparing to enter the credit or postsecondary path. Preparing for a test can
seem overwhelming, so learn strategies
on how to successfully prepare for
taking a test. We will practice various
techniques for studying and overcoming
common barriers to successful test
taking.
Complete an Online Job Application
This course is designed for the learner
who is preparing for employment. In this
course, learners will learn how to submit
an online application with a résumé in
proper business format. They will work
to create a complete résumé listing
their skills, experience, and educational
background by following the examples
provided.
Create a Blog
Blogging is an online event that started
out as online diaries, but it has developed
into an online community for anyone to
share information and their expertise! In
this course you will learn how to start
your own blog!
Preparing to Write Your G1 Ontario
Driver’s License Test
*New To become a licensed driver in
Ontario, you must pass a written test.
Take this course to learn about the rules
of the road, how to identify traffic signs,
and about the types of questions on the
test. This course also includes practice
tests for you to try.
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The LearningHUB
THE LEARNINGHUB
519-482-1700, ext. 206
[email protected]
www.learninghub.ca
All LearningHUB courses are
available at no cost. Please
register for courses at least
seven (7) calendar Colours
days have
before
been grouped
start of class.
with their equivalent swatch
The LearningHUB… Your opportunity to
connect and get your goals in gear in
regards to employment, apprenticeship,
secondary credit, post-secondary
education or personal independence.
Online upgrading towards any of these
goals can be done through Independent
Study, Short Courses or Live (instructorled) Classes.
LIVE CLASSES
Live classes are popular with learners
who prefer to work in a group and get
immediate feedback from an instructor.
Live Classes run October through June
and cover a variety of topics related to
reading,
writing,
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of these classes are available on the
following pages.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS
Introduction to SABA
Apr. 1
Wed., 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
May 4 Mon., 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Jun. 1 Mon., 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
This class is for first time users of the
SABA program. If you are taking a SABA
class on the LearningHUB, it is highly
recommended you attend this orientation
class first. Learn how to use the Audio
Wizard to check your speakers and
microphone or headset so you are ready
for your live class. A brief orientation on
the communication tools including the
microphone, text chat, feedback tool and
other interactive icons will be covered.
During this session you will learn how to
use the markup tools and practise using
them on the Whiteboard. If this course
isn’t available before your SABA class
is scheduled, a playback of the session
should be watched so you are ready for
your first class.
OALCF LEVEL: D.1, B1.2; A1.1, A2.1
Note: This course is offered more than
once. Please register for one only.
Basic Computer Functions
Apr. 13 Mon., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
May 25 Mon., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Learn the basic parts and functions
of a computer. This class will cover
an introduction to Windows Desktop.
Discover how easy it is to customize your
desktop by changing the background,
arranging the desktop icons, adjusting
the screen saver settings and creating
desktop shortcuts. Learn handy keyboard
shortcuts that will help you get more done
in less time! An introduction to common
Microsoft Office programs including
Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher
will be covered.
OALCF LEVEL: D.1, B1.2; A1.1, A2.1
Note: This course is offered more than
once. Please register for one only.
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Discover Your Learning Style
May 13 Wed., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Visual, Audio, or Tactile? Which one
describes you? To learn how we learn,
we need to know what works best for us.
This class will help you understand your
own style of learning.
OALCF LEVEL: D.1, B1.2, B3.1, A1.1
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Essential Skills 101
Apr. 20 Mon., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Essential Skills, as outlined
by Human Resources and Skills
Development Canada (HRSDC) are the
skills that are transferable to learning, to
work and to life. They are the foundation
of most
and having knowledge of
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these
enables jobseekers to obtain
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employment,
and helps employees grow
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within their jobs.
OALCF LEVEL: D.1-D.2; B1.2; A1.1, A2.1
How to Save/Manage Computer Files
Apr. 27 & May 4
Mon., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Do you have trouble finding files after
you save them to your computer? This
course will show you how to save files
to various drives and how to open files
inside and outside of a software program.
Learn important tips for naming and
managing your files, including creating
folders, renaming and deleting files.
This course will explain how to move
a file between windows and explore
the difference between uploading,
downloading and attaching files. You
should have a general understanding of
Basic Computer Functions to participate
in this class.
OALCF LEVEL: D.2. B1.2; A1.1, A2.1
Note: This is a two-part course. Classes
for Part 1 and Part 2 will be held on two
separate days.
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On the Job Thinking Skills
May 6 Wed., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
One of the 9 Essential Skills, Thinking
Skills includes problem solving, decision
making, critical thinking, job task planning
and organizing, significant use of memory
and finding information. Examine real-life
examples of the required use of Thinking
Skills on the job. Learn strategies and
tips on how to cope with some of the
“thinking” problems you may encounter
in life and on the job.
OALCF LEVEL: B1.2; A1.1, A2.1;
D.1-D.3
Personal Hygiene & Good Grooming
Apr. 28 Tues., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
First impressions count! Find out how to
ALWAYS LOOK YOUR BEST when out
in public or on the job. Review personal
hygiene tips and good grooming habits
that will help you gain confidence when
being around others.
OALCF LEVEL: B1.2; A1.1, A2.1;
D.1-D.3
Surfing the Internet for Beginners
May 7 Thurs., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Jun. 10 Wed., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Do you find surfing the Internet
confusing? Are you hearing terms that
aren’t familiar to you? Would you like to
learn how to access information on the
local weather, used cars for sale, health
information, etc.? Sign up for this course
and we will help you clear up some
“Internet mysteries”.
OALCF LEVEL: D.1-D.2, B1.2; A1.1, A2.1
Note: This course is offered more than
once. Please register for one only.
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Using e-Mail in the Workplace
Apr. 9
Thurs., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
May 11 Mon., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Learn how to take your basic e-mail skills
to the next level! This course covers how
to create and use an e-mail account,
basic features of use, and how others
interpret your messages. Discover how
you can maximize your time when using
e-mail and the “dos and don’ts” of using
e-mail in the workplace.
OALCF LEVEL: D.1-D.2. B1.2; A1.1,
A2.1
Note: This course is offered more than
once. Please register for one only.
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with their equivalent swatch
GED
PREP
PMS
C 124 yellow
GED
Math
- Word Problems
PMS
C 717 orange
Apr.PMS
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Tues.,
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
blue/green
Most math problems encountered in life
are word problems, not simple equations
to be solved. Math word problems on
the GED Test describe a situation and
ask you to solve for the unknown. You
will probably know how to solve many
of the problems using your personal
experience. In this class we will look at
how the more challenging problems must
be broken down into steps and follow a
problem solving plan.
OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3,
A3; B1.2, B2.1-B2.3, B3.1 ; D.1-D.3
Note: Students should be able to add,
subtract, multiply, and divide whole
numbers, fractions and integers before
taking this class.
GED Science – Vocabulary
Apr. 7 Tues., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Science textbooks are full of long,
unfamiliar words which makes reading
and understanding them difficult.
Scientists didn’t just make up the
words. They use word parts whose
specific meanings fit the ideas that the
words represent. This class will help
you have a good understanding of
science vocabulary so you can better
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comprehend the texts and questions on
the GED test. Be ready to review some
science vocabulary and learn how to
make connections to other “science”
words. We will also give you some
suggestions for follow up activities
to further expand your knowledge of
science words.
OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3,
A3; B1.2, B2.1-B2.3, B3.1: D-1-D.3
GED Science – Part 1 (Introduction to
GED Science Test)
Apr. 21 Tues., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The GED Science Test examines your
ability to understand and interpret
science information from text, diagrams,
charts and graphs. Questions involve all
areas – Life Science, Earth and Space
Science and Physical Science.
OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3,
A3; B1.2, B2.1-B2.3, B3.1; D.1-D.3
GED Science – Part 2 (Life Science)
Apr. 28 Tues., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Life Science information helps us to
make decisions daily. Life Scientists are
concerned with everything about life
systems from the the cellular makeup
to the ecosystems found on the Earth.
Strategies will be discussed on how to
read and digest information and then
use it to make a decision. We will look
at identifying the main idea, determining
unstated assumptions, and interpreting
charts and diagrams plus familiarizing
ourselves with scientific words.
OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3,
A3; B1.2, B2.1-B2.3, B3.1; D.1-D.3
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GED Science – Part 3 (Earth and
Space plus Physical Science)
May 5 Tues., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Earth and Space Science involve topics
such as climate, weather and the earth
crust. Physical Science involves the most
basic questions about the universe. The
range of subjects includes molecules,
baking, designing cars, forces and
gears. We will work at scanning and
skimming text to find key words plus
work on interpreting scientific diagrams
and language.
OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3,
A3; B1.2, B2.1-B2.3, B3.1; D.1-D.3
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GED
Social
Studies – Part 1
PMS
C 124 yellow
(Introduction
to the GED Social
PMS C 717 orange
Studies
Test)
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blue/green
May 26 Tues., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The GED Social Studies Test examines
your ability to understand and interpret
informational text, diagrams, charts
and maps. Questions involve all areas
– Canadian History, World History,
Civics and Government, Economics
and Geography.
OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3,
A3; B1.2, B2.1-B2.3, B3.1; D.1-D.3
GED Social Studies – Part 2 (Canadian
and World History)
Jun. 2 Tues., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Canadian History helps us to understand
who we are and how we came to be
that way. World History helps us to
understand and value the progress
made and the remaining challenges that
exist in today’s world. Strategies will be
examined on how to read and digest
information and then use it to make a
decision. Summarizing, analysing cause
and effect and making conclusions will
be practised in this session.
OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3,
A3; B1.2, B2.1-B2.3, B3.1; D.1-D.3
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GED Social Studies – Part 3 (Civics
and Government, Economics
and Geography)
Jun. 9 Tues., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Civics and Government help us to
understand how our government and
political system work to preserve our
freedom. Economics deals with the
way goods and services are produced,
distributed and used. Geography covers
the physical and human environments
and how they affect each other.
Strategies will be examined on how
to distinguish fact from opinion, how
to compare and contrast, and how to
interpret maps and charts.
OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3,
A3; B1.2, B2.1-B2.3, B3.1, D.1-D.3
GED Social Studies – Overview of
World and Canadian History
May 12 Tues., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Not everyone studied history in school,
but for the GED Social Studies test
you need to be aware of some of the
key historical world events, as well as
the terminology associated with Social
Studies. You don’t have to know specific
dates or facts, but you should have a
general idea of when certain events
took place. We will review some of the
most significant events, and look at
vocabulary which will help you have a
better understanding of texts, charts and
questions you will encounter on a Social
Studies GED Test.
OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3,
A3; B1.2, B2.1-B2.3, B3.1; D.1-D.3
NOTE: This class should be taken before
the GED Social Studies – Overview of
Civics and Government, Economics and
Geography class.
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GED Social Studies – Overview
of Civics and Government, Economics
and Geography
May 19 Tues., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This is a continuation of the GED
Social Studies – Overview of World and
Canadian History class. In this class we
will review social studies vocabulary and
significant events related to civics and
government, economics and geography.
This will help you have a better
understanding of texts, charts, graphics
and questions you will encounter on a
Social Studies GED Test.
OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3,
A3; B1.2, B2.1-B2.3, B3.1; D.1-D.3
NOTE:
class should be taken after
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Writing a GED Essay
Jun. 11 Thurs., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Get ready to write your GED Essay. Learn
about organization, sentence structure,
usage and mechanics.
OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3,
A3; B1.2, B2.1-B2.3, B3.1, B4; D.1-D.3
MATH
Algebra
Jun. 1 Mon., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
We will carry on where we left off with
Pre-Algebra. We will learn how to solve
x-y+2a, when x=4, y=5 and a=1 plus 10x
= x. We will be combining like variables,
solving equations with variables on both
sides of an equation, and solving literal
equations. Algebra is not as scary as
you think.
OALCF LEVEL: C4.3; B1.2; A1.1, A2.1;
D.1-D.3
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Budgeting Basics
Apr. 2 Thurs., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m..
Learn the basics of budgeting. What
is a budget, and how can creating one
help me? This course will focus on the
importance of budgeting. We will look at
how to find your monthly income, list and
balance your expenses, and set simple
financial goals. We will create a sample
budget and look at some easy to use
online budgeting calculators.
OALCF LEVEL: C1.1-C1.3; B1.2; A1.1,
A2.1; D.1-D.3
Note: Students should be able to add
and subtract before taking this class.
Counting Coins
Apr. 1 Wed., 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This money math class will help you
recognize pennies, nickels, dimes,
quarters, loonies and toonies. We will
learn to count out each coin, and work
on adding simple combinations.
OALCF LEVEL: C1.1; B1.2; A1.1, A2.1;
D.1-D.3
Decimals A
May 6 Wed., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Using decimals are a part of everyday
life. Get a basic understanding of decimal
fractions and how they are written.
Practise using mixed numbers in decimal
form. Enter into the world of adding and
subtracting decimals.
OALCF LEVEL: C4.1; B1.2; A1.1, A2.1;
D.1-D.3
Decimals B
May 13 Wed., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
A continuation of Decimals – Part A,
the second part of this course will
cover multiplying and dividing decimals,
rounding off decimals and changing
proper fractions into decimals.
OALCF LEVEL: C4.1; B1.2; A1.1, A2.1;
D.1-D.3
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Division
Apr. 9 Thurs., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
How is Multiplication and Division
related? Multiplication and Division are
inverse operations. Division is a quick
way to subtract the same number several
times just as Multiplication is a quick way
to add the same number several times.
Enrol in this class if you need to review
and reinforce your division skills.
OALCF LEVEL: C4.1; B1.2; A1.1, A2.1;
D.1-D.3
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Fractions in Everyday Life
May 20 & 27 Wed., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
How are fractions used in cooking,
shopping
and
around the house? See
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can double or halve a
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recipe.
that
store discount really a
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bargain? Make the tape measure your
friend - not your foe.
OALCF LEVEL: C3.2; B1.2; A1.1, A2.1;
D.1-D.3
Note: Students should be able to add,
subtract, multiply and divide fractions
before taking this class. This is a two-part
course. Classes for Part 1 and Part 2 will
be held on two separate days.
Geometry A
May 14 & 21 Thurs., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
In this two-week session, we will learn
and work with lines, angles, triangles and
quadrilaterals. Lines, angles and shapes
can all be measured and named. If we
know a little information, we can figure
out a lot about a triangle, quadrilateral.
Concepts learned in these sessions
relate to carpentry and design. Note: This
is a two-part course. Classes for Part 1
and Part 2 will be held on two separate
days.Students must know how to add,
subtract, multiply, divide whole numbers
and decimals plus have some knowledge
of algebra.
OALCF LEVEL: C3.1-C3.3; B1.2; A1.1,
A2.1; D.1-D.3
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Geometry B
May 28
& Jun. 4 Thurs., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
In this two-week session, we will learn
and work with lines, angles, triangles and
quadrilaterals. Lines, angles and shapes
can all be measured and named. If we
know a little information, we can figure
out a lot about a triangle, quadrilateral.
Concepts learned in these sessions
relate to carpentry and design. Note: This
is a two-part course. Classes for Part 1
and Part 2 will be held on two separate
days.Students must know how to add,
subtract, multiply, divide whole numbers
and decimals plus have some knowledge
of algebra.
OALCF LEVEL: C3.1-C3.3; B1.2; A1.1,
A2.1; D.1-D.3
Making Change
Apr. 8 Wed., 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This money math class will help you use
addition and subtraction to make change
for larger dollar amounts using different
combinations of coins and bills.
OALCF LEVEL: C1.1; B1.2; A1.1, A2.1;
D.1-D.3
Math Stories
Apr. 29 Wed., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This class will work on improving
general reading comprehension and
strengthening existing math skills. We will
read math stories, look for clue words,
determine what facts and operations
are needed, break down the steps and
attempt to solve the math question.
Calculators should not be needed.
OALCF LEVEL: A1.1, C1.1, C2.1, C3.1,
C4.1; B1.2; A1.1, A2.1; D.1-D.3
Note: Students should be able to add,
subtract, multiply and divide whole
numbers.
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Mean, Median and Mode - Measures
of Central Tendency
May 11 Mon., 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
What is the average rainfall? What is the
middle mark of a set of math scores?
Or what do most mechanics set as their
shop rate? Mean (average), median
(middle score) and mode (number used
most often) are all measures of central
tendency used in statistics. Learn how
to calculate them and where it is most
appropriate for them to be used.
OALCF LEVEL: C4.2
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Multiplication
Apr. 2 Thurs. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
HowPMS
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addition
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related?
Multiplication
is a fast way of
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adding
number many times.
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In this class we will learn the meaning
of multiplication and see how useful the
Multiplication Table is. We will also show
how to multiply single digit numbers
and work our way up to multiplying
larger numbers.
OALCF LEVEL: C4.1; A2.1; B1.2; A1.1,
A2.1; D.1-D.3
Percentages A
May 14 Thurs., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
We see percentages every day of our
lives. We need to understand more fully
what they mean. In this class we will be
learning how to change a percentage to
a fraction and then doing the reverse by
changing a fraction to a percentage. We
will also learn how to change a percent
to a decimal and then change it back to
a percent.
OALCF LEVEL: C4.2; B1.2; A1.1, A2.1;
D.1-D.3
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Percentages B
May 21 Thurs., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
We see clothing being labeled 60%
cotton and 40% polyester. We see
products labeled as containing 10% of
the fiber needed in our daily diet. We
need to understand the labels more
fully. In this class we will be finding the
part and the whole of a number when a
percentage is known and finding a part
when the percentage is known. We will
also look at percentages that are greater
than 100 and ones that are less than
1 percent.
OALCF LEVEL: C4.2; B1.2; A1.1, A2.1;
D.1-D.3
Pre-Algebra
May 25 Mon., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
What are variables? What are integers?
Do you remember that an x or a question
mark may stand for an unknown
number? In this class we will review
the terms variables, integers and
algebraic expressions. We will also be
adding, subtracting, multiplying and
dividing equations that involve solving
for unknowns, ie. “x”.
OALCF LEVEL: C4.3; B1.2; A1.1, A2.1;
D.1-D.3
Understanding Algebraic Graphing
Jun 8
Mon., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Think of the game “Battleship”. You are
able to read coordinates such as A5 or
B6 and sink your opponent’s battleship.
Reading algebraic graphs is no different.
A graph is made up of two number lines
that intersect or cross. Review how to
read coordinates, how to plot points and
how to plot equations as they relate to
algebraic graphing.
OALCF LEVEL: C4.3; B1.2; A1.1, A2.1;
D.1-D.3
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Understanding Fractions A
Apr. 8 Wed., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Do numerators, denominators and mixed
numbers have you confused? Enrol in
this refresher class to renew and reinforce
your basic fraction skills.
OALCF LEVEL: C4.2; B1.2; A1.1, A2.1;
D.1-D.3
Note: Students should be able to add,
subtract, multiply and divide before taking
this class.
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Understanding Fractions B
Apr. 15 Wed., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Take the skills you learned in
Understanding Fractions A a step further
by adding
subtracting fractions.
PMS C 124and
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PMS CLEVEL:
717 orangeC4.2; B1.2; A1.1, A2.1;
D.1-D.3
PMS C 3248 blue/green
Note: Students should be able to add,
subtract, multiply, divide and determine
a common denominator before taking
this class.
Understanding Fractions C
Apr. 22 Wed., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Take the skills you learned in
Understanding Fractions A and B another
step further and enhance your adding
and subtracting skills to multiply and
divide fractions.
OALCF LEVEL: C4.2; B1.2; A1.1, A2.1;
D.1-D.3
Note: Students should be able to add,
subtract, multiply and divide before taking
this class.
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READING & WRITING
Dictionary Basics
Apr. 7 Tues., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The dictionary and the thesaurus are
great resources to help you improve
your spelling and writing. Learn about
alphabetical order, guidewords, root
words and reference pages. Find out
how the thesaurus can help you expand
your vocabulary and be a better writer.
Check out MS Word’s spell check and
grammar features. Bring your dictionary
to this class! Visit www.dictionary.com.
OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.2, A2.1–A2.2;
B1.2; D.1-D.3
Filling in Forms
Apr. 30 Thurs., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
A major component of the 9 Essential
Skills is Document Use and in particular,
“Filling In Forms”. Practise filling in forms
online and on paper. Close to the start
date of this course, the instructor will
forward some blank forms for you to print
out and have ready to complete during
the class.
OALCF LEVEL: B3.1-B3.2, B1.2; A1.1,
A2.1; D.1-D.3
How to Write a Cover Letter
Apr. 22 Wed., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
A cover letter gives you an opportunity
to introduce yourself to an employer
and encourage them to read further.
This class will explain the different parts
of a cover letter and information to
include in each part to help you get the
employer’s interest.
OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.2; A2.1-A2.2;
B1.2, B2.2; D.1-D.3
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Parts of Speech
May 5 & 12
Tues., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This course covers the main parts of
speech that we need to write complete
sentences. Did you know that when we
write good sentences that we need to
use nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives
and adverbs? Do the sentences that you
write have a subject and a predicate? In
this class, be ready to identify and create
parts of speech in sentences.
OALCF LEVEL: B1.2; A1.1, A2.1; D.1-D.3
Note: Classes for Part 1 and Part 2 will
be held on two separate days.
Punctuation
Apr. 13 Mon., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This is a practical guide demonstrating
how to write a sentence by using correct
punctuation in the right places so that it
assists the reader to understand what
you are saying. Learn about periods,
commas, question marks, etc. and when
to use them in notes, emails, directions,
instructions, letters and notices. Browse
some websites that can help you. Review
a list of books that you can use as
reference sources.
OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.2, A2.1-A2.2;
B1.2, B2.1-B2.2, D.1-D.3
Progressive
Spelling 1
PMS C 124 yellow
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orange 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
ThisPMS
course
C 3248 covers
blue/greenshort vowel and long
vowel spelling patterns that use bigger
words. For short vowels, learn about
double consonants “Ie”; and doubling
final consonant before adding “ing” or
“ed”. For long vowel sounds, learn the
one consonant plus “le” rule. Learn the
consonant blends; wh, th, sh, ph, ch and
sometimes gh (silent). Bring your word
journal so you can write in your most
difficult words.
OALCF LEVEL: A1.1, A2.1; B1.2, B2.1;
D.1-D.3
Reading Comprehension
Apr. 16 & 23
Thurs., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Take this course if you think reading
comprehension is painful and confusing.
We will identify what kind of a reader you
are and discover techniques to warm up
your brain before starting to read. You
are reading but you don’t understand
what you are reading? You are reading
but you cannot keep what you read in
your head? Don’t worry. We will create
your own special toolbox to help you with
your reading comprehension and this
in turn will make reading a pleasurable
experience for you.
OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.2,A2.1; B1.2;
D.1-D.3
Note: This is a two-part course. Classes
for Part 1 and Part 2 will be held on two
separate days.
Progressive Spelling 2
May 26 Tues., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
In this course learn more consonant
blends at beginning of words: bl, pl,
cl, thr, spr, spl, cr, pr, etc. Also learn
consonant blends at ends of words:
sk, ck, ll, nk, lk etc. Learn long vowel
spelling patterns: au, ea, ie, ou, ui. Learn
to make a memory jogger to remember
how to spell your difficult words. Bring
your word journal to write down your
memory joggers.
OALCF LEVEL: A1.1, A2.1; B1.2, B2.1;
D.1-D.3
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Reading Prescription Labels
and Literature
Jun. 3 Wed., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Do you have trouble understanding what
your medicine is for or when to take it?
Does going to the doctor or pharmacy
cause a lot of confusion? Using realworld examples, this course will give
you the basics to understand what is
written on your prescription from the
doctor, prescription container, over-thecounter containers, and other medical
literature. We will discuss frequency of
medication, parts of the labels, and who
to ask if you have questions regarding
your medication.
OALCF
PMS CLEVEL:
124 yellowA1.1, A2.1; B1.2;
D.1-D.3
PMS C 717 orange
PMS C 3248 blue/green
Résumé Writing for Beginners
Apr. 15 Wed., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
With a little extra effort, you can create
a great résumé. This class will show you
what information should be included on
your résumé. You will learn about three
different résumé styles and receive a few
resume writing tips.
OALCF LEVEL: B1.2, B3.2-B3.3;
A1.1-A1.2, A2.1-A2.2; D.1-D.3
Spelling and Grammar Rules
Apr. 14 Tues., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Do apostrophes confuse you? Learn
about them and also about prefixes,
suffixes, antonyms, homonyms and
synonyms. Bring your thesaurus, and
see how it can help you expand your
vocabulary. Check out some online
websites for thesaurus help.
OALCF LEVEL: B1.2, B2.2; A1.1-A1.2;
D.1-D.3
Spelling Made Simple 1
Apr. 23 Thurs., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This beginner course gets you ready
to spell. Review the alphabet. Learn
the consonant sounds. Learn the short
vowel sounds. Practise pronouncing the
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sounds. Learn short vowel sound spelling
patterns. Learn the 1+1+1 rule. Learn
about root words. Learn about syllables.
Start a spelling journal. Get ready to
practise spelling some simple words!
OALCF LEVEL: B1.2, B2.1; A1.1;
D.1-D.3
Spelling Made Simple 2
Apr. 30 Thurs., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This beginner course gives you more
spelling basics. The alphabet and
consonant sounds are reviewed. Learn
the long vowel sounds. Learn long
vowel spelling patterns; the silent “e”
at the end of a word; vowel blends like
ee, ea, ai, oa, oo. Learn about twosyllable words. Build your vocabulary by
learning about word families. Learn about
www.dictionary.com. Start a word journal
so you can write in your most difficult
words.
OALCF LEVEL: B1.2, B2.1; A1.1;
D.1-D.3
Spelling Part 1
May 20 Wed., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Do you have trouble spelling? If the
answer is yes, this course can help you
by providing a review of some basic
spelling rules. Learn about long and
short vowel sounds, consonants/double
consonants and syllables.
OALCF LEVEL: B2.1; A1.1-A1.2; D.1-D.3
Spelling Part 2
May 27 Wed., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Become a better speller by learning
more spelling rules. This course covers
the k sound, the final e in words, words
ending in c and y and nouns ending in o.
Participate online with an instructor and
discover spelling websites that provide
useful tips for you.
OALCF LEVEL: B2.1; A1.1-A1.2; D.1-D.3
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Tips for Better Spelling and Grammar
Apr. 21 Tues., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Review the difficult sounds to spell:
the shen sound at the end of a words;
th, wh, ch and sh in words; ough and
challenge words. How about the long
u sound? Learn more suffixes (plurals
and verb tenses). Learn how to make
up an acrostic and memorize it to help
you remember all of the letters in a
word. Build word power and use correct
spelling in sentences.
OALCF LEVEL: B2.1; A1.1-A1.2; D.1-D.3
PMS C 124 yellow
PMS C 717 orange
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PMS C 3248 blue/green
INDEPENDENT STUDY
In addition to Live Classes, the
LearningHUB offers Independent Study
options for a variety of subject areas,
including reading, writing, math, science,
social studies and computer use. Adults
pursuing their Ontario Secondary School
Diploma (OSSD), Grade 12 equivalency
(GED), or upgrading for employment,
apprenticeship, post-secondary or
independence reasons, can register
for learning activities or short courses
customized to their skill level and need.
Independent Study curriculum can be
accessed 24 hours/day, 7 days/week,
so it fits even the busiest schedule.
After registering, learners complete
an intake assessment (sent within
3 business days of registration) and
are assigned an online practitioner to
work with them to create a learning
plan, answer questions, and assign a
username, password and appropriate
curriculum.
Registration for this mode of study
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ca. For course descriptions and
their LBS/OALCF levels, or for more
information, visit www.learninghub.ca,
e-mail [email protected] or call
519-482-1700, ext. 206.
Independent Study pathways include:
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studies) and Essential Skills/Employment
Skills (Computer Use, Thinking Skills,
Document Use, workplace specific
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SHORT COURSES
The Short Courses listed below are
available on a continuous intake basis
and take 4-6 weeks to complete. Prior
to the start of a course, registered
learners are required to complete an
intake assessment to determine online
readiness and suitability for the course
they want. Course learning activities can
be accessed 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
at the learners’ convenience.
Current Short Courses offered by the
LearningHUB include:
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Apprenticeship Math
Becoming
a Better Speller
PMS
C 124 yellow
PMS
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Becoming
a Lifelong Learner
PMS
C 3248 blue/green
Conflict
Resolution Skills
and Strategies
Creating a Digital Portfolio
Creating your Digital Footprint
Creative Writing: Telling Your Story
Customer Service Essentials *NEW
Exploring Apprenticeship
Feeding a Family (includes budgeting)
Goal Setting – Discovering
Your Goals
Hiring Tests – Putting Your Best Foot
Forward
Improving Your Job Skills
Learning Strategies for Students with
Learning Disabilities and ADHD
Learning to Communicate by
Understanding Internet and e-Mail
Learning to Communicate using
MS Excel
Learning to Communicate using
MS Word
Maintaining Healthy Self-Esteem On
and Off the Job (Part 1 and Part 2)
Manage College: College
Readiness Tips
Managing Your Money
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Memory and Study Tips for Students
On the Job Report Writing
Preparing for Employment: It’s Your
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Reading to Understand the Ontario
Driver’s G1 Knowledge Test
Respectful Workplaces *NEW
Self Exploration: Examining My
Online Identity and Digital Media Use
*NEW
Self Exploration: How I Communicate
in Different Places *NEW
Self Exploration: My Dream Career
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Self Exploration: My Role Models
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Understanding Your Learning Style
Writing the GED Essay
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Niveau 1
• Abréviations et l’écriture des
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• Futur simple, infinitif et adverbes –
4 modules
• Impératif, organisateurs textuels
et prépositions – 4 modules
• L’interrogation – 3 modules
• Présent, déterminants et
ponctuation – 6 modules
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• Le passé composé et les participes
passés – 4 modules
• Les adjectifs et la ponctuation –
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participe présent – 4 modules
• Les déterminants, les pronoms et les
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Le futur antérieur – 3 modules
L’hypothèse – 4 modules
Microprogramme – Mathématiques
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• Nombres entiers : 5 modules –
niveau 1
• Les nombres décimaux :
5 modules – niveau 2
• Résolution de problèmes
mathématiques : 3 modules –
niveau 2
Microprogramme – Google
• L’utilisation de votre compte courriel
Gmail : 3 modules – niveau 2
• Créer des documents textes avec
Google : 3 modules – niveau 2
• Créer des présentations avec
Google : 3 modules – niveau 2
• Créer des feuilles de calcul avec
Google : 4 modules – niveau 2
Microprogramme – Introduction
à l’informatique
• Introduction à l’informatique :
le système d’exploitation Windows :
3 modules – niveau 1
• Introduction à l’informatique :
l’Internet et le Web : 3 modules –
niveau 2
• Introduction à l’informatique:
la sécurité 3 modules – niveau 2
Microprogramme – Bureautique
• Le protocole téléphonique :
6 modules – niveau 1
• Microsoft Word (2010-2013) :
5 modules – niveau 2
• Microsoft Excel (2010-2013) :
5 modules – niveau 2
• Microsoft Powerpoint (2010-2013) :
5 modules – niveau 2
• Antidote : 6 modules – niveau 2
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Gérer son apprentissage
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4 modules – niveau 2
• Série connaissance de soi :
11 modules – niveau 1
Français
• La nutrition : 10 modules – niveau 2
• Les cartes de vœux :
4 modules – niveau 1
• L’art de donner des consignes :
6 modules – niveau 1
• Interagir avec les autres :
10 modules – niveau 2
• Remplir des formulaires :
7 modules – niveau 1
• Le protocole téléphonique :
6 modules – niveau 1
• Les noms et les adjectifs :
5 modules – niveau 1
• Rédiger une enveloppe :
4 modules – niveau 1
Mathématiques
• Introduction à l’algèbre : 4 modules –
niveau 2
• La gestion financière : 5 modules –
niveau 1
• Rendre la monnaie : 2 modules –
niveau 1
• Le budget personnel et familial :
5 modules – niveau 2
• Le compte bancaire : 6 modules –
niveau 2
• La gestion de l’argent dans le
domaine des ventes : 4 modules –
niveau 2
• Les mesures : une application
pratique : 4 modules – niveau 3
• Nombres entiers : 5 modules –
niveau 1
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4 modules – niveau 2
Les nombres décimaux :
5 modules – niveau 2
Les fractions : 8 modules – niveau 2
Résolution de problèmes
mathématiques : 3 modules –
niveau 2
Gestion du temps : 4 modules –
niveau 1
Informatique
• Antidote : 5 modules – niveau 2
• Introduction à l’informatique :
le système d’exploitation Windows :
3 modules – niveau1
• Introduction à l’informatique :
l’Internet et le Web 3 modules –
niveau 2
• Introduction à l’informatique:
la sécurité 3 modules – niveau 2
• L’utilisation de votre compte courriel
Gmail : 3 modules – niveau 2
• Créer des documents textes avec
Google : 3 modules – niveau 2
• Créer des présentations avec
Google : 3 modules – niveau 2
• Créer des feuilles de calcul avec
Google : 4 modules – niveau 2
• Introduction au traitement de texte
(Microsoft Word 2007/2010) :
8 modules – niveau 2
• Microsoft Word (2010-2013) :
5 modules – niveau 2
• Microsoft Excel (2010-2013) :
5 modules – niveau 2
• Microsoft Powerpoint (2010-2013) :
5 modules – niveau 2
• Antidote : 6 modules – niveau 2
S’engager avec les autres
• Mieux gérer et résoudre les conflits :
6 modules – niveau 1
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• Méthode de doigté pour tous!
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• Outils de télécommunication :
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Préparation au GED
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Écriture : 25 heures – niveau 3
• Préparez-vous aux tests du GED —
Lecture : 25 heures – niveau 3
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Rédaction : 15 heures – niveau 3
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Sciences humaines : 15 heures –
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• Préparez-vous aux tests du GED —
Sciences : 20 heures – niveau 3
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