The Student Learning Commons offers a suite of workshops under the following categories; Learning, Writing, and English as an Additional Language (EAL).
Workshops range from 60 to 90 minutes and provide valuable information in engaging formats.
Each semester we present a slightly different collection of workshops.
You can also search by date in our workshops calendar.
SFU values diversity and is committed to inclusion. If you require any disability related accommodations in order to fully access and participate in this workshop/event, please contact us directly at email@example.com. Please contact us as soon as possible as some accommodations will require lead time to arrange (i.e. CART, ASL).
Next semester's workshops will be posted soon.
View a list of all undergraduate writing workshops offered by the SLC.
Focusing on the period immediately before and during exams, this workshop will touch on preparation and then discuss time management during exams, as well as common types of questions: multiple choice, problem solving, essay and short answer.
|Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:20pm||Surrey, Fraser Library, SLC, Rm 3695|
|Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:20pm||Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7301|
Panicky about deadlines and upcoming exams? Or are you in avoidance mode now and the stress will hit you later? Either way, come learn how to deal with exams ... and with your own worst "crunch time" habits!
|Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:20pm||Surrey, Fraser Library, SLC, Rm 3695|
|Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:20pm||Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7301|
View a list of all undergraduate learning workshops offered by the SLC.
English as an additional language (EAL)
Let's Talk! is a weekly workshop that gives students for whom English is an additional language an opportunity outside of class to improve their English conversation skills, learn strategies for academic success, and have fun meeting people.
Participants will develop their conversation and listening skills through a variety of topics, such as stereotypes, slang and idioms, social media, Canadian and global culture, presentation skills, pronunciation, and story-telling.
Learn how speaking in message units can add weight and authority to your class presentations.
|Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:20pm||Harbour Centre, Rm 1510|
This 5-day workshop is designed to help multilingual students gain confidence in the kinds of academic English language skills needed for success at SFU. Students will receive 25 hours of direct instruction on strategies for improving academic writing, grammar, and style. These strategies include:
- making meaningful connections between ideas
- using future verb forms to predict and propose
- using past verb forms to report events and situations
- making decisions about article usage (the, a, an, Ø), grammar of noun phrases, specific and generic reference
- using conditional forms and modal verbs to speculate and draw conclusions
- presenting research results and making claims cautiously through “hedging”
- practicing expressing stance and using critical thinking skills
- writing a cohesive and logical paragraph
This workshop is a collaboration with the Student Learning Commons (SLC) and the Center for English Language Learning Teaching & Research (CELLTR). A welcome breakfast sponsored by CELLTR will be provided on the first day.
There is no fee for the workshop but the required textbook is Academic English: Skills for Success, 2nd edition by Legg, et al, which costs $40.00. The $40 textbook fee will be collected (cash only) and textbooks distributed on the first day of the workshop (The fee is waived for students who have previously purchased the textbook). Lunch break is between 12:30 - 1:30
|Monday, May 1, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
|Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 3008|
View a list of all undergraduate EAL workshops offered by the SLC.