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ITM 102 Lecture Notes - Test Of English As A Foreign Language, Education In Canada, International English Language Testing System


Department
Information Technology Management
Course Code
ITM 102
Professor
David Schlanger

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Education In Canada
In most advanced countries, like Canada, education is the responsibility of the government. This is
further divided into provincial, federal and local levels. The curriculum execution in Canada is usually
done by the Provincial governments because Canada has several provinces. Education levels start from
primary, secondary to post-secondary, pre-university and finally university level.
Education in Canada occupies 7% of GDP. Basically, the study year in Canada begins from September till
June, covering around 190 days. Canadian government supports the education from grade 1 to 12. In
Canada, up till 16 years of age, education is necessary with exception in Ontario and New Brunswick
where this is 18.
According to academics, the system of education in Canada is formed to give students a ‘soft power’ by
creating positive attitudes. The subjects that are included in the Canadian educational institutes are of
wide variety like antiracism, Native studies, Aboriginal studies, elderly and community visits etc.
Education in Canada is spread over assessment-subjects like mathematics, science and language arts
and non-assessment subjects like music, visual arts, physical education etc. They ensure that a uniform
curriculum is maintained and followed by all publicly funded schools. Education in Canada is offered in
both English and French (which is the second major language of the Country). However, students need
not worry about their medium of education as both are widely prevalent.
The higher education in Canada prompts students to go for professional degrees in order to meet the
ever-rising requirements of job market. All those foreign students studying in Canada have a good news,
if you acquire a work experience of a reasonable period here, you might get a permanent immigration to
Canada.
The university education in Canada is far more superior to education in other commonwealth countries.
By opening different universities in various areas of Canada, the Canadian government has made it easy
for the students to get higher education. The university level of education in Canada is known for its
high quality of research-based teaching. All the Canadian universities maintain an outstanding
administration to ensure a high quality education provided to its students. The courses are spread over a
wide array of subjects that, upon successful completion of the study period, lead into full fledged
degrees from undergraduate to doctorate level.
The university level education in Canada is based on semester or trimester system having the study
period commencing from September up till May. However, the foreign students are required to clear
either IELTS or TOEFL for getting an admission into a Canadian university having English medium of
instruction. The admission schedule and the fee structure may vary depending upon the Canadian
university and the study program you are opting. Good news for foreign students is that they can either
transfer certificates from their home country to Canada or take credits from here to their native
educational degree.
Canada's dollar is also at par with the US right now, so you may want to calculate the cost of an
education here versus in the better US schools. Canada will be less expensive in almost every
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