Student Learning Commons: English as an Additional Language Workshops and Workshop Series

 

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co-curricular record approved badgeThis is a list of all English as an Additional Language workshops offered by the Student Learning Commons. All upcoming workshops are listed here.
 
All SLC English As An Additional Language (EAL) Workshops are recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), an official University document that tracks students’ co-curricular involvement at SFU. Learn more about the Co-Curricular Record
 
For further information about SLC workshops and services, contact us.

Workshop Series

Academic English Grammar and Writing for Multilingual Learners of English

A seminar-style workshop series on academic grammar, critical thinking, and essay writing. Sessions are held once per week for 2 hours each. Offered 2-3 times per year. Open to undergraduate only.

Pronunciation for Social, Academic, and Professional Settings

This seminar-style workshop series provides the rules, learning strategies, and contextualized practice in the stress, rhythm, and melody of English words, phrases, and discourse. Students will also learn how a Canadian accent differs from American, British, and Australian varieties of English by analyzing popular TV shows. Offered 1-2 times per year. Open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Workshops

Writing
Writing Cohesively with Thematic Progression
In this webinar, you will learn language strategies to move from one statement in a text to the next to estab-lish a clear connection of ideas in your writing.

Reading
Academic Reading Skills
Multilingual students often find reading academic texts difficult as they encounter unfamiliar vocabulary and writing styles. This webinar will give you some ideas for what to do when you come across new vocabulary words and how to learn strategies to make sense of your reading.

Grammar
Structuring Ideas through Grammar
In this webinar, you will learn language strategies you can use to guide the reader through the logical connec-tions between the ideas and information in your writing.

Speaking
Let’s Talk!
Join your peers in a friendly group setting to practice and improve your speaking and listening skills. Let's Talk! is open to all SFU students, both undergraduate and graduate. Interested faculty, including visiting pro-fessors, are also most welcome.