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, Fall 2019

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

DayTimeInstructor
Monday 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Ferdos Jamali
  1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Nicholas Jennings
Wednesday 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. Rachelle Jorgenson
  11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Ferdos Jamali
  11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Nicholas Jennings
Friday 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Ferdos Jamali
  • 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.

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

Schedule for ECCE Support, Fall 2019

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

DayTimeInstructor
Monday 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Corey Muench
Tuesday 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Rachelle Jorgenson
  1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Angela Moon
Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Olga Gonokhova
  12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Corey Muench
Thursday 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Corey Muench
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Angela Moon
  3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Angela Moon
  • 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.

Make an appointment

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” eLearn.

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

Schedule for NABU Support

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

DayTimeInstructor
Tuesday 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Nicholas Jennings
Thursday 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Nicholas Jennings
  5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Nicholas Jennings
  • Appointments are required as 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.

Make an appointment

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" eLearn!