Skills for College English ENGL 1030

Online Option

Our Skills for College English course helps you focus on your writing needs and on creating an effective writing style. Develop your abilities with paragraph and short-essay writing, organization, grammar, spelling and vocabulary. This English course is considered a preparatory course for our COMM 1008 College English course or our COMM 1138 College English (Distance Learning) course and acts as the foundation for further study. 


Course Delivery Method:

This is normally an in-class course but will be offered temporarily online via Blackboard Learn while college buildings are closed.

Technical/Computer Requirements:

Refer to the basic technology requirements for Blackboard online courses.


You must complete the General English Assessment and score high enough to be assigned to Skills for College English. You must present proof that you meet the prerequisite requirement at the first class.

Additional Information

Disclaimer: This course does not have a transferable credit value.

Fast-tracking: Want to complete Skills for College English and College English in one term? George Brown College offers fast-track sections for this course and COMM 1008 College English. Each course’s fast-track sections run two nights a week for seven weeks (half a term). This means you can complete both courses in one term – Skills for College English in the first half and College English in the second half. Look for the section notes that indicate a “fast-track session.” These fast-track course sections are popular, so register early.

Full Time Equivalent

COMM 1003

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Contact Information

Course Sections

Delivery Method: Online
Delivery Method: Online
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Some courses require you to purchase a textbook. The cost of the textbook is not included in the course fee unless otherwise indicated. If there is a textbook assigned for this course, it will be listed on the bookstore website.