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ELS is an academic 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.

English Learning Centre at the Learning Commons

Student Support

ELS provides 30-minute one-on-one learning support sessions with an instructor who has expertise in language learning. The sessions are through online / video conferencing and are by appointment only.

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

 

Online ELS Appointments

  1. Scroll down to the “Schedules” section of this page and choose the desired ELS service. If you don't see your program listed, choose "General ELS."
  2. Click on “Make An Appointment.”
  3. Choose an instructor and an appointment date/time.
  4. Fill in your personal information carefully; be sure to use your Capilano email address and provide a current phone number. Click “Submit.” 
  5. You will receive 3 emails:

A) Appointment Confirmation Email: If you need to cancel your session, please use the link provided. 

B) ELS Instructor Email: An ELS instructor will contact you before your appointment and request a digital copy of your assignment and the instructions.  

C) MS Teams Notification Email: You will receive a notification that your ELS instructor has created a private MS Team for you to use for ELS sessions.

  • Click “Open Microsoft Teams” Button
  • Click “Accept”
  • Open MS Teams in Webapp or download the MS Teams app to your desktop (preferred) 
  • Use your Capilano email information to login
  • Your meeting will take place here at the scheduled time.

Note: It’s important for students to fill in their Capilano email addresses and phone numbers accurately in order for ELS to contact you with your appointment information.

Fall 2021 Schedules

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

Fall 2021: September 20th – December 17th

Day

Time

Instructor

Monday

10 – 11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Ferdos Jamali

Nicholas Jennings

Tuesday

10 - 11 a.m.

Ferdos Jamali

Wednesday

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Nicholas Jennings

Thursday

10 - 11:30 a.m.

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Ferdos Jamali

Corey Muench

Friday

10 - 11:30 a.m.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Corey Muench

Ferdos Jamali

Note: Limit your ELS appointments to two 30-minute support sessions a week.

If you would like to go over a writing assignment, send the instructor a digital copy of the draft and the assignment instructions before the appointment time.

Make an appointment

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

Fall 2021 Schedule: September 20th – December 17th 

Day

Time

Instructor

Monday

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Corey Muench

Monday

3 – 4:30 p.m.

Corey Muench

Wednesday

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Corey Muench

Wednesday

3 - 4:30 p.m.

Corey Muench

Friday

12:30 – 2 p.m.

Corey Muench

Note: Limit your ELS appointments to two 30-minute support sessions a month.

If you would like to go over a writing assignment, send the instructor a digital copy of the draft and the assignment instructions before the appointment time.

Make an appointment

 

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

Fall 2021 Schedule: September 20th – December 17th 

Day

Time

Instructor

Tuesday

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Ferdos Jamali

Wednesday

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Ferdos Jamali

Thursday

12 – 1:30 p.m

Ferdos Jamali

Friday

10 – 11 a.m.

Ferdos Jamali

Note: Limit your ELS appointments to two 30-minute support sessions a month.

If you would like to go over a writing assignment, send the instructor a digital copy of the draft and the assignment instructions before the appointment time.

Make an appointment

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

Fall 2021 Schedule: September 20th – December 17th 

Day

Time

Instructor

Monday

10 a.m.– 1 p.m.

Rachelle Jorgenson

Thursday

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Rachelle Jorgenson

Note: Limit your ELS appointments to two 30-minute support sessions a month.

If you would like to go over a writing assignment, send the instructor a digital copy of the draft and the assignment instructions before the appointment time.

Make an appointment

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

Contact

Have questions?

English Language Support (ELS)



Library Building, room LB126
els@capilanou.ca