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Programs and courses

What programs does Community and Professional Education offer?

Community and Professional Education (CAPE) offers programs and courses in various areas of study including language, culture, and spirituality. CAPE's diverse catalogue of offerings, offered in partnership with various institutes, schools, and program coordinators, boasts an option for all. 

PLEASE NOTE: Community and Professional Education courses are not available for UW degree credit.

Language and Culture Learning Program 

With courses in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and American Sign Language, CAPE's language and culture learning program offers courses that cover a variety of topics including, but not limited to, basic to advanced language acquisition, Manga, calligraphy,  and much more. For further information, contact cape@uwaterloo.ca.

International Cooking Classes

Through once a month online cooking classes hosted by Renison's red-seal certified Head Chef, participants will explore the world by learning how to make various international dishes such as Jiaozi Chinese Pork Dumplings and Mulligatawny Chicken and Red Lentil Curry. For further information, contact cape@uwaterloo.ca.

Sakura Japanese Language School 

A program designed to educate children ages 4 - 10, the Sakura Japanese Language School focuses on developing children's ability in Japanese language and knowledge and awareness of Japanese culture. For further information, contact cape@uwaterloo.ca.

Indigenous Studies Program 

Participants are invited to explore the historical and current contexts of colonization in Canada. Whether discovering how to participate in the Reconciliation process or unraveling enduring myths. For further information, contact cape@uwaterloo.ca.

Renison Institute of Ministry Courses & Events

With an eclectic mix of courses, workshops, and events, Renison Institute of Ministry (RIM) has an option for all those seeking to be part of an enquiring theological community. Topics are many and range from Old and New Testament studies to physician assisted dying to Harry Potter and God. 

Options are also available for those who would like to obtain a Certificate in Christian Studies or those who would like to work toward a Licentiate in Theology (LTh). For further information, contact cape@uwaterloo.ca.

ACE-TESOL Certificate Program

The ACE-TESOL certificate at Renison University College is your way to get TESL Canada certified and gain the basic tools, strategies, skills, and knowledge to be successful as an English language teacher. For further information, contact cape@uwaterloo.ca.

English Language Programs

The English Language Institute (ELI) at Renison offers a variety of English language learning options from short-term summer cultural immersion experiences to essential soft skills in English to long-term academic preparation programs. For further information, please contact eli@uwaterloo.ca.