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.
Attendance at any Student Learning Commons workshop is eligible for inclusion on your Co-Curricular Record.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
|Monday, November 18, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:20pm||Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7301|
|Monday, November 18, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:20pm||Surrey, Fraser Library, SUR 3695 (Student Learning Commons, inside Fraser Library)|
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!
|Monday, November 18, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm||Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7301|
|Monday, November 18, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm||Surrey, Fraser Library, SUR 3695 (Student Learning Commons, inside Fraser Library)|
View a list of all undergraduate learning workshops offered by the SLC.
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Academic Grammar and Writing for Multilingual Learners is a co-curricular course offered by the Student Learning Commons (SLC) and has been carefully designed to help you succeed as a writer and user of English.
The course combines grammar for meaning-making in academic contexts, critical thinking, and academic writing for university. The syllabus focuses on developing an appropriate academic voice to help you express yourself appropriately in academic writing as a member of the SFU academic community. The course is not formally graded, but students will complete several reading, writing, and grammar tasks, which will used to provide personalized feedback.
Open to undergraduate students only.
The required workbook is Grammar for Academic Purposes by Steve Marshall. Students have the option of purchasing the online version ($23.95) or the book ($36.00 at the bookstore).
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.
|Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:20pm||Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7200|
|Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:20pm||Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7200|
The Plurilingual Cafe is a weekly workshop facilitated by volunteer peer educators. The goals are to recognize and celebrate the rich plurality of EAL students everyday language practices and interactions. Tasks are designed to support student learning by fostering intercultural awareness among the participants, offering opportunities to learn more about each other’s languages and cultures, and by creating spaces for the use of languages other than English as tools for learning.
|Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm||Burnaby, West Mall Centre, Rm 1390|
|Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm||Burnaby, West Mall Centre, Rm 1390|
View a list of all undergraduate EAL workshops offered by the SLC.