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Student Learning Commons: English As An Additional Language workshops

This is a list of all English as an Additional Language workshops offered by the Student Learning Commons. All upcoming workshops are listed here. For further information about SLC workshops and services, contact us.

Writing

Academic Grammar and Writing

A non-credit eight-week course on academic grammar and essay writing. Classes are held twice per week for 1.5 hours/ Offered 2-3 times per year in collaboration with the Center for English Language Learning, Teaching, and Research (CELLTR). Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Structuring Ideas through Grammar

Your choices as a writer depends on what you have already written and what you are going to write next.  In this way, the structure of a single sentence both contributes to and depends on the context in which it occurs and the sentences around it. Learn how to improve the clarity, logic, and flow of your writing by understanding this relationship between grammar and discourse.

Speaking

Pronunciation for Social, Academic, and Professional Settings

This non-credit course 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. Open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Speak like Obama: Creating Emphasis through pausing

Learn how speaking in message units can add weight and authority to your class presentations.

Let's Talk!

Improve your English conversation skills in a casual group setting. Develop fluency, expand your vocabulary, and share cultural perspectives. This workshop is open to all SFU students, both undergraduate and graduate.  Interested faculty, including visiting professors, are also most welcome. Register online or drop in.

Vancouver is Awesome!

Do you want to get to know Vancouver better, meet new people, and improve your English conversation skills in a casual, group setting? If so, register or drop in for a weekly discussion about awesome  things to do and see in Vancouver. This workshop is open to all SFU students, both undergraduate and graduate. Interested faculty, including visiting professors, are also most welcome. Register online or drop in.