ELS is a support service for non-native speakers of English enrolled in courses at Capilano University. ELS is designed to assist students with their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The Centre has been created to assist both students and faculty.

Student Support

ELS provides 30-minute face-to-face learning support sessions in BR359 by appointment only. BR359 is located on the third floor of Birch in the office suite area BR344-BR376. 

Types of Support Offered

Reading/VocabularyGrammar/WritingListening/Speaking

Clarification of course assignments

Overview of academic writing styles

Overcoming pronunciation challenges

Academic text comprehension

Academic writing/grammar

Conversation confidence building

Guidance with critical thinking

APA and MLA citation

Academic listening strategies

Learning and retaining new vocabulary

Sentence structure

Group discussion strategies

 

Editing checklist development

 

General ELS Support

General ELS support is for Capilano University students who are non-native speakers of English and registered in academic programs at the University

Schedule for General ELS Support

Hours for Summer term 2018 (May 23–August 21)
 Mondays 2:30–4:30 p.m. Rachelle Jorgenson  
 Tuesdays 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Rachelle Jorgenson   
 Wednesdays  2:30–4:30 p.m. Rachelle Jorgenson  
 Thursdays 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.  Rachelle Jorgenson   
  • BR359 is located on the third floor of Birch in the office suite area BR344-BR376.  
  • Appointments are required as there is limited capacity.
  • Students can schedule two 30-minute support sessions each month. 

To make an appointment

  1. Go to the ELS appointment calendar and check for available 30-minute time slots in Rachelle's schedule.
  2. Contact Rachelle at els@capilanou.ca to request an available time slot and one alternative time to improve your chances of getting a booking.

Note: Students are limited to two support sessions a month.

Learning Resources:
  Check out our fantastic collection of language resources on  English Language Support.

ELS Support for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Students

ELS provides support specifically for non-native speakers enrolled in the ECCE program at Capilano University.

Schedule for ELS for ECCE Support

Hours for Spring term 2019 (Jan. 15 – March 29)
Mondays 3:30–5:00 p.m. Corey Muench
Tuesdays 2:30–4:00 p.m. Corey Muench
Wednesdays 2:30–4:00 p.m. Corey Muench
 Thursdays 1:30–4:30 p.m. Corey Muench
  • LB 117 is located down the hallway past the IT Service Desk and the washrooms.
  • Appointments are required as capacity is limited.
  • Students can schedule two 30-minute support sessions each month.

 To make an appointment

  1. Go to the ELS for ECCE appointment calendar and check for available 30-minute time slots in Corey's schedule.
  2. Contact Corey at elsecce@capilanou.ca to request an available time slot and one alternative time to improve your chances of getting a booking.

Note: Students are limited to two support sessions a month.

Learning Resources: Check out our fantastic collection of language resources on English Language Support and “ELS for ECCE Students” Moodle.

ELS Support for North American Business Management (NABU) Students

ELS provides support specifically for non-native speakers enrolled in the NABU program at Capilano University.

Schedule for NABU ELS Support

Hours for Spring term 2018 (Jan. 15 – March 29)
Mondays 2:30–3:30 p.m. Corey Muench
Tuesdays 1:30–2:30 p.m. Corey Muench
Thursdays 9:30–11:00 a.m. Corey Muench
Fridays 9:30–10:30 a.m. Corey Muench

 LB 117 is located down the hallway past the IT Service Desk and the washrooms.

  • Appointments are required as there is limited capacity.
  • Students can schedule two 30-minute support sessions each month. 

 To make an appointment

  1. Go to the ELS for NABU appointment calendar and check for available 30-minute time slots in Corey's schedule.
  2. Contact Corey at elsnabu@capilanou.ca to request an available time slot and one alternative time to improve your chances of getting a booking.

Note: Students are limited to two support sessions a month.

Learning Resources:
 Check out our fantastic collection of language resources on English Language Support and "ELS for NABU Students" Moodle!