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

 

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

Check back here in January 2019 for the ELS appointment schedule.  ELS services normally begin the third week of the term, around January 21, 2019.

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

To make an appointment

  • Check back here in January 2019 for our new appointment booking system.

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

Check back here in January 2019 for the ELS appointment schedule.  ELS services normally begin the third week of the term, around January 21, 2019.

  • 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.

To make an appointment

  • Check back here in January 2019 for our new appointment booking system.

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

Check back here in January 2019 for the ELS appointment schedule.  ELS services normally begin the third week of the term, around January 21, 2019.

  • Appointments are required as there is limited capacity.
  • Students can schedule two 30-minute support sessions each month. 
  • Appointments will be in Birch Building rm BR353a. Please go to BR344 first, and then look for BR353a

To make an appointment

  • Check back here in January 2019 for our new appointment booking system.

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!