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.

English Learning Centre at the Learning Commons

Student Support

ELS provides 30-minute online learning support sessions 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 added you to a team. 

  • Click “Open Microsoft Teams” Button
  • Click “Accept”
  • Open MS Teams in Webapp or download the MS Teams app 
  • 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 email addresses and phone numbers accurately so that ELS can contact you.

Schedules

ELS services for Summer I: May 12, 2021 ~ June 25, 2021
ELS services for Summer II: June 28, 2021 ~ August 13, 2021

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

SUMMER I SCHEDULE (May 12, 2021 - June 25, 2021)

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

Day

Time

Instructor

Monday

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

&

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Corey Muench

Tuesday

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

&

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Rachelle Jorgenson

Wednesday

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

&

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Corey Muench

Thursday

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

&

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Rachelle Jorgenson

 

Corey Muench

Friday

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

&

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Corey Muench

SUMMER II SCHEDULE (June 28, 2021 – August 13, 2021): 

Day

Time

Instructor

Monday

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Ferdos Jamali

Tuesday

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Ferdos Jamali

Wednesday

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Ferdos Jamali

Thursday

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Ferdos Jamali

Make an appointment

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