Canadian English (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    8 hours

  • Registration Fee:


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Part Time: Dates to be announced

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This course will explore the Canadian English language. Students will look at both spoken and written English and the origin of Canadian English. This course will also look at differences in Canadian and US English. Students will become familiar with the misconceptions between the two forms of English, and the spelling and grammar differences between them. Other components of Canadian English that will be explored in this course are grammar, pronunciations, spelling, syntax and colloquialisms. Students will also discuss how the language varies slightly among different regions.

Topics/ Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Identify common language rules in Canadian English
  • Identify the historical origins of Canadian English
  • Identify common language rules in US English
  • Identify the common spelling difference between Canadian and US English
  • Discuss grammatical differences between Canadian and US English
  • Describe the similarities and differences between Canadian and British English
  • Identify different pronunciations between Canadian and US English
  • Discuss differences in colloquialisms between Canadian and US English
  • Explore different dialects within Canada and the US

Who Will Benefit From The Course

This is a continuing education course designed for professional upgrading, changing careers or simply expanding your learning horizons. This continuing education course is not intended to provide career-specific credentialing.


Live Online

Part Time:

  • Dates to be announced
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinar
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities

Required Materials

Provided by the instructor.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.


This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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