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 service has been created to assist both students and faculty.

Student Support

ELS provides 30-minute face-to-face learning support sessions in the Library Learning Commons by appointment only. The Learning Commons is located on the first floor of the Library Building. 

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

 

Schedules

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, Summer Session 1, 2019

ELS services will begin on May 13, 2019, and end on June 21, 2019.  Additional hours will be available in Summer session 2, starting on July 2, 2019.  All support sessions will take place in cubicle 126B of the Learning Commons (Library main floor).

DayTimeInstructor
Monday 9–10:30 a.m. Alaa Al-Musalli
  2–4 p.m. Tracey Azlyn
Tuesday 9:30–11:30 a.m. Tracey Azlyn
Wednesday 8:30–10 a.m. Olga Gonokhova
  10–11 a.m. Tracey Azlyn
  2–4 p.m. Tracey Azlyn
Thursday 8:30–10 a.m. Olga Gonokhova 
  10–11:30 a.m. Alaa Al-Musalli
Friday 8:30–10:30 a.m. Olga Gonokhova
  • The Learning Commons is located on the first floor of the Library Building.  
  • Appointments are required because of limited capacity.
  • Students can schedule two 30-minute support sessions each week. 

Make an appointment

Note: Please try to limit your ELS appointments to two support sessions per week.

If you would like to go over a writing assignment, please bring a typed, double-spaced, printed copy with you to the appointment.

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

Summer 2019

During the Summer term, you can make an appointment with ELS by looking in the "General ELS" tab above.

In the Fall and Spring terms, ELS provides support specifically for non-native speakers enrolled in the ECCE program at Capilano University.

Schedule for ELS for ECCE Support, Fall 2019

ELS services will begin on September 16, 2019, and end on December 13, 2019.  All support sessions will take place in cubicle 126B of the Learning Commons (Library main floor).

  • The Learning Commons is located on the first floor of the Library Building.  
  • Appointments are required as capacity is limited.
  • Students can schedule two 30-minute support sessions each month.

Note: Please try to limit your ELS appointments to two support sessions a month.

If you would like to go over a writing assignment, please bring a typed, double-spaced, printed copy with you to the appointment.

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

Summer 2019

During the Summer term, you can make an appointment with ELS by opening the "General ELS" tab above.

In the Fall and Spring terms, ELS provides support specifically for non-native speakers enrolled in the NABU program at Capilano University.

Schedule for NABU ELS Support, Fall 2019

ELS services will begin on September 16, 2019, and end on December 13, 2019.  All support sessions will take place in cubicle 126B of the Learning Commons (Library main floor).

  • Appointments are required because there is limited capacity.
  • Students can schedule two 30-minute support sessions each month. 
  • The Learning Commons is located on the first floor of the Library Building.

Note: Please try to limit your ELS appointments to two support sessions a month.

If you would like to go over a writing assignment, please bring a typed, double-spaced, printed copy with you to the appointment.

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