English Language Support (ELS)
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English for Academic Purposes
English for Academic Purposes Alumni
ELS is a support service for non-native speakers of English enrolled in courses at Capilano University and is designed to assist students with their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The Centre has been created to assist both students and faculty:
ELS provides 30-minute face-to-face learning support sessions in LB 112 by appointment only. LB 112 is in the student commons area directly behind the library’s main desk.
1. Go to the
ELS appointment calendar and check for available 30-min. time slots in Corey’s or Nila's schedule.
Our ELS Faculty liaison, Rachelle Jorgenson is available to attend departmental meetings to inform instructors about the ELS Centre and provide advice regarding the specific learning needs of non-native speakers of English.
A. In-class Workshops
You can team with Rachelle to provide in-class workshops designed to target learning challenges specific to your curriculum.
To reserve an in-class workshop or have Rachelle speak at your departmental meeting, please contact
B. Campus-Wide Workshops
ELS offers a variety of campus-wide workshops for non-native speakers of English enrolled at Capilano. Spring 2017 workshops will be held on Wednesdays, 11:30am -12:50pm in BR 323:
Jan. 25 - ELS Pronunciation: Speaking SmoothlyFeb. 1 - ELS Speaking: Academic Discussions & Debate Feb. 8 - ELS Grammar: Refining Sentence Structure
Feb. 22 - ELS Writing: Paraphrasing & Quoting Evidence
Mar. 1 - ELS Writing: Writing Cohesive Paragraphs
Mar. 8 - ELS Speaking: Oral PresentationsMar. 15 - ELS Workshop: To Be Determined
In-depth descriptions of these workshops can be found on the
events page or check out “Student Success Workshops Calendar” found all over campus.
C. ELS Referral Form
Capilano University course instructors can fill out the
referral form for a student when the instructor would like the student to visit ELS to work on a particular language issue. The student then takes the form to the ELS instructor. Once the activity has been completed by the student, the ELS instructor can sign the form to verify to the course instructor that the student completed the activity.
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