EAL/ESL Support

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The Library offers dedicated assistance to students with English as an additional language (EAL). If English isn't your first language and you are a student in a degree program, you can access the Library's EAL programs and services.

Do you need help with reading and writing in English?

Are you confused by Canadian university expectations?

Are you experiencing difficulty in pronunciation and communication?

Would you like long-term editing strategies to help you write faster and more clearly?

If so, you can:

  • Book an appointment with our EAL expert. You can book a writing appointment with any of our consultants. If you're looking for an appointment to discuss reading, listening, speaking, or writing, select a consultant with "EAL" in their bio. 
  • Register for a workshop

 

Workshops

EAL Graduate Writing Camp

EAL Graduate Writing Camp is a one-week program designed to help EAL graduate students develop long-term editing strategies to help them write more clearly and more quickly in their graduate proposals, dissertations, or major research papers. This program is offered in the Spring/Summer semester. 

 

Talk Like an Academic

Talk Like an Academic is a series of seven workshops that are designed to help EAL graduate students develop English communication skills and confidence while they practice interacting in six different academic communication contexts. This program is offered in the Winter semester. 

 

Write Like an Academic

Write Like an Academic is a series of six workshops that are designed to help EAL graduate students develop their academic writing skills and confidence while they practice interacting in six different academic communication situations. This program is offered in the Fall semester. 

 

Pronunciation Group

Pronunciation Group is a series of sessions designed to help EAL graduate students improve their pronunciation for conversation and presentations. This program is offered in the Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer semesters. Currently there are three levels available. 

Upcoming EAL/ESL Workshops & Events