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Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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The School of Continuing Studies offers a range of additional courses and services that may be of interest to International Professionals.

Listening Strategies
Whether listening to a lecture, a news broadcast, or a song, or engaged in a conversation, we require listening skills that help us actively evaluate the information being shared. This course helps you develop these critical listening skills and strategies so that you can understand and re... [Read More]


Ever wanted to learn to draw but been too afraid to try? Each week we hold an informal discussion about a specific artist whose work forms the basis for studio exercises in pencil, ink and charcoal techniques. A popular favourite for art lovers, this course is designed to help loosen the hand and sharpen the eye. Opportunity permitting, we make use of current exhibits at U of T for insight, discussion and inspiration.


This six-week survey course presents a chronological overview of photography from the medium’s genesis in the mid-19th century through to contemporary photo-based art. Outstanding images by key artists such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Edward Steichen, Tina Modotti, Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, William Eggleston, Cindy Sherman and Edward Burtynsky will illustrate developments in portraiture, landscape, cityscape, photojournalism, colour photography, experiment processes and more. Prepare to be amazed!


Do you have a desire for some exposure to classical music that is fun, informative and interactive? Join us online as we explore music through the ages by developing basic listening skills to further your understanding and appreciation. Each unit offers an integrated experience incorporating seeing, hearing and doing. We investigate the connection between art forms; we distinguish polonaises from mazurkas, and concertos from symphonies. We consider if we’re rhythmically challenged; we tune up our ears . . . and enlighten ourselves regarding oddities like Tierce de Picardie. The... [Read More]

Translation (Certificate)

This certificate is available in French, Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish. Check each language to see in what modes of delivery it is offered: online or distance learning. Distance learning is by the e-mail exchange of Word and PDF documents.

All courses leading to a Certificate in Translation prepare you in the theory and practice of translation. You will develop skills to write accurate translations of the original text preserving its integrity, meaning, style and nuance. You will become proficient in critically analyzing, compreh... [Read More]


Bengali, known as Bangla in its native form, is one of the most spoken languages in the world with nearly 300 million speakers. It inherits a rich literary and cultural tradition with names like Rabindranath Tagore, Jibanananda Das and Satyajit Ray at the forehand. It stands as the primary language in Bangladesh and is the second most spoken language in India, especially in the region of West Bengal or Pashchimbanga.

The Standard Colloquial Bengali word stock features twenty-five per cent of borrowing from Sanskrit, sixty-seven per cent of native words with Sanskri... [Read More]

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