The Student Learning Common’s Academic English Coaching program offers free, one-to-one English language support for students for whom English is an additional language.
Note: This service is only available to registered undergraduate SFU students. Non-SFU students, including visiting scholars, post doctorate students and FIC students are not eligible.
1. Register and create a WCOnline account
After the orientation session, you will be able to book your first 3 sessions. Each session is 50 minutes. Your coach will book subsequent sessions, if available. You can expect to have up to 5 coaching sessions in total. We would recommend booking with the same facilitator each time every two weeks to make the most out of your sessions. If you are late to your consultation, or need to change or cancel your consultation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org asap.
4. Meet with your coach
In your first meeting with your coach, you are invited to share your SMART goal plan and/or create new goals with the help of your coach. Your coach will also recommend services, supports, and resources aimed at helping you meet your goals, both weekly and semester-long goals. You may be asked to complete tasks related to achieving your goals between sessions and come to your next sessions ready to share your progress with your coach. You are welcome to bring course materials or assignments to your coaching sessions to help you in achieving your SMART goals. Please keep all communication between you and your coach within your scheduled consultation times, and refrain from contacting your coach by e-mail outside of these times.
Consultation Terms of Service and Agreement
If you are late to your consultation, or need to change or cancel, please email email@example.com.
NO-SHOW POLICY: If you don’t show up for an appointment and didn’t request a cancellation, your appointment will be marked as a no-show. After a second occurrence you will lose booking privileges for the remainder of the semester.
CANCELLING A BOOKING: If you cannot come for your appointment, you may use the online booking system to cancel the appointment 5 hours or more in advance. Appointments that are cancelled within 5 hours of the start time will be marked as a late cancellation.
If you have more than three late cancellations during the same term, you may be blocked from booking further SLC appointments for the rest of the term, or until you reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bundle your coaching sessions with other SLC services, such as the Conversation Partners Program, Let's Talk, Vancouver Stories, A Taste for Conversation, Writing/Learning Consultations, Read Ahead (Graduate students only), Write Away (Undergraduate students only), or SLC workshops.
6. Complete the Program
After attending 3 or more sessions, you will be eligible to receive co-curricular (CCR) credit for participating in the coaching program. You are welcome to register again in subsequent semesters, but new students will have priority.