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English Language Support

Writing Services offers dedicated assistance to participants with English as an additional language (EAL). If English isn't your first language and you are a graduate or undergraduate student in a degree program, a postdoctoral fellow, a visiting scholar, a faculty member, or a staff member, you can access Writing Services EAL programs and services.

Get Assistance 

  • Do you need help with reading, writing, listening, or speaking 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 more effectively?

Our EAL consultants will meet with you to discuss reading, listening, speaking, or writing.

  • Book an online appointment
  • Note: For reading, listening, or speaking, select a consultant with "English Language Support - EAL" in their bio. For writing, you can book with any of our consultants. 

Workshops

Students in degree programs as well as postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars, faculty members, or staff members are eligible to participate in all library workshops. Below are the programs designed specifically for participants with English as an additional language (EAL).

EAL Graduate Writing Camp

EAL Graduate Writing Camp is a one-week program designed to help EAL graduate-level students develop long-term editing strategies to help them write more clearly in their graduate proposals, dissertations, or major research papers. This program is offered in the summer semester. During the summer of 2020, this program is being offered in a 3-day online version. 

Pronunciation Group

Pronunciation Group is a series of sessions designed to help participants with English as an additional language (EAL) to improve their pronunciation for conversation and presentations. This program is offered in the fall, winter, and summer semesters. There are four groups available throughout the year. 

Talk Like an Academic

Talk like an Academic is a series of seven workshops that are designed to help EAL graduate-level students develop English communication skills and confidence while they practice interacting in six different academic oral 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-level students develop their academic writing skills and confidence while they practice interacting in six different academic written communication situations. This program is offered in the fall semester.

Resources

Writing Services offers numerous writing resources (guides, templates, and videos) to help academic writers at various stages of their writing process.

Upcoming workshops