Canadian English (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online


  • Duration:

    8 hours

  • Registration Fee:

    $150 (Domestic)

    $180 (International)

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Part-Time: October 11, 2022 – November 01, 2022

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Canadian English Course Overview

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


Subject to change without notice

Kristina (Tina) Wieringa

Kristina (Tina) Wieringa is an adult educator and facilitator with over 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Tina has a Master’s Degree in Adult Education and has a track record for positively influencing the lives of others. In her role as a Leadership Development and Engagement manager and an adult educator, Tina develops, designs and delivers various learning opportunities for adults, including time management, leadership, communication skills and others. Recently, Tina has been able to expand her portfolio to include working with community members to support communications and collaborative working environments.


Ann Hummel

Ann Hummel has taught at the secondary school level for over 25 years. She earned her Bachelor of Education at Western University and her Principal’s Qualifications at CPCO. She has extensive experience as a guidance counsellor, independent literacy tutor and secondary school teacher focusing on English, visual art and technology design. Through her work, she has developed student success programming to improve the achievement level of all students. Ann also teaches adult ESL courses and career development skills training, and she was a mentor through the New Teacher Induction Program. From diploma completion to career development, Ann has been involved in teaching and developing curriculum for several adult education courses. She also worked for a Language Acquisition company that provides tech community employees with TOEFL preparation, business language skills, and relocation information. Her value for lifelong learning extends from academic pursuits to all things creative. She strives to provide a creative classroom environment that is energizing and engaging.

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


  • October 11, 2022 – November 01, 2022
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinar
    • Webinars will be held on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm PST
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities

Required Materials

Speaking Canadian English. Orkin, M.M. Routledge. 2015. ISBN: 9781317436324, 1317436326


The registration fee for this course is:

  • $150 (Domestic)
  • $180 (International)

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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