ESL

ESL Transition Day

ESL Transition Day

Earlier this week, Columbia welcomed its newest ESL students to our school and to Hamilton by holding information sessions during Transition Day. Held at our new Cedar building, the daylong event presented students with important information of student life as well as familiarizing them with the school’s many resources.

Students heard from members of the Medical Clinic, the Liaison Department, Student Development and teachers. They were also introduced to our Campus Safety staff who spoke to them about safety practices within the school and the city.

New ESL building opens

New ESL building opens

Last month, Columbia International College opened a new academic facility for ESL students. The new building, named Cedar campus, will be home to our comprehensive ESL program for Canadian and international students with various ESL proficiency levels.

With state-of-the-art facilities, including modern classrooms and language labs, students will have access to a number of resources designed to foster their academic and personal success.

Columbia students awarded first place at MedSS

Columbia students awarded first place at MedSS

Academic excellence and perseverance are among the defining attributes of Columbia’s student body. Last month, three Columbia students demonstrated such qualities to the Hamilton community when they took part in McMaster University’s MedSS – Medical School for Secondary Students workshop. Held over two weekends in February -8th-10th and 16th-17th- the workshop is run by current McMaster Medical students gives high school students the opportunity to experience Medical School and participate in academically demanding and challenging activities.

ESL Awards Ceremony

ESL Awards Ceremony - Oct. 2012

At Columbia our students are regularly recognized for their success and achievements. We believe in acknowledging hard work and are proud that our students are dedicated to their studies. Our monthly ESL Awards Ceremony honours top students in each ESL division and is one of the many ways we celebrate these great accomplishments.

Excellence in Leadership

Excellence in Leadership

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” - John F. Kennedy

ESL Awards Ceremony

ESL Awards Ceremony

In a special ceremony this morning, ten ESL students were recognized for their academic excellence, hard work, and perseverance. Awards were given to those ESL students who excelled in their classes and received top marks in June, July and August classes. Mr. Galea, ESL Department Head and Ms. Baker, Senior School Head presented each student with a certificate of distinction and a medal. Principal Mr. Rambarran, and Executive Director Mr. Chan were also present at the ceremony to congratulate the students.

Congratulations to the following winners;

Learn English and Discover Canada Summer Camp 2011

Columbia International College’s 2011 Learn English and Discover Canada Summer Camp has started! We, at Columbia, are excited for an amazing 2011 summer camp with over 1,000 campers from over 20 countries!

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