Non Credit Courses
Academic Grammar and Writing for Multilingual Learners
A non-credit twelve-week course on academic grammar, critical thinking, and essay writing. Classes are held twice per week for 2 hours each. Offered 2-3 times per year. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.
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. Offered 2-3 times per year. Open to both 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.
Speak like Obama: Creating Emphasis through pausing
Learn how speaking in message units can add weight and authority to your class presentations.
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.