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Resources for English for academic purposes

In-person support

Academic English Coaching

The Student Learning Commons', Academic English Coaching program offers free, one-to-one English language coaching to help students for whom English is an additional language improve their academic English skills.

How it works

The English for Academic English Coaching Program is designed to help you identity and address areas that need extra work, set goals, and work towards achieving them throughout the semester. You will meet with an English language specialist a minimum of three times per semester while working independently on a personalized academic English learning plan.

Note: This service is only available to registered SFU students. Non-SFU students, including visiting scholars, post doctorate students and FIC students are not eligible.

Academic Writing & Grammar: Skills for Success

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.

Self-learning exercises

Academic writing
Wide variety of interactive English grammar, listening and reading exercises for academic writing.

Writing paragraphs
Writing exercises for self-directed study on academic writing.

The Write Site (SLC recommended)
Modules on grammar, using sources, structure.

Features of Academic Writing (from University of Hertfordshire, UK)