Students are provided with ongoing English language instruction and support as they acquire the skills of a Health Care Assistant. Reading, writing, and interactive communication (listening and speaking) skills are taught concurrently and in conjunction with topics in the Health Care Assistant Level 1 curriculum. Students develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities and real-world communicative tasks relevant to the healthcare setting and aligned with the performance outcomes at the target Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels (Listening 7, Speaking 7, Reading 6, Writing 6). Through the development of these skills, students are able to understand and discuss course concepts, materials, and procedures. Students develop interpersonal professional communication skills in class and in clinical with an emphasis on clear and appropriate speaking and effective listening. Throughout the course, students also increase their awareness of workplace expectations, environments and appropriate language. Upon completion of ELSK 0701, students have the communication skills required to provide personal care for clients in a complex care setting and to interact with clients and health team members.
Course code: ELSK 0701
Length: 150.0 hours
CorequisitesHRCA 1103, HRCA 1105, HRCA 1120, HRCA 1122, HRCA 1130, HRCA 1140, HRCA 1135.
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.