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Student Learning Commons: English as an Additional Language Peers

SLC EAL peers are trained, skilled, and friendly student volunteers who are able to provide conversational English language support to students for whom English is a second or additional language.


Alicia K.
is a fifth year Criminology student. She is majoring in Criminology, while pursuing a policing and legal studies certificate. In her spare time, she likes to spend time at the swim pool and travel to different places to meet people. When she graduates, she hopes to become a police officer and travel around the world.


Alyssa C.
is a third-year student completing a major in Psychology and a minor in Counselling and Human Development. She has experience working with students from different cultural backgrounds, and she joined the EAL Peer program because she sees a lot of international students and she wants to help them become more confident in their spoken English. After graduating, Alyssa hopes to work with people with disabilities or other disadvantaged populations.


Kathy M.
is a second year Business student. She is uncertain what her future career would be, hence does not know what to major in yet. However, she hopes to find her way out of the crossroads through volunteering and engaging in the SFU community.


Kristina M.
is a third year student studying Linguistics, Psychology, and Education. She is extremely nerdy when it comes to languages and believes that it is through good communication skills that you are able to achieve things. Her TESL experience has increased her desire to teach others and learn from them. 



Merle C.
is a third year Communications Major and international student from Germany. She has a Certificate in Writing for Film and TV from Vancouver Film School and still enjoys creative writing and watching good movies and shows. She loves taking courses out of interest such as GSWS, GEO, and HIST.



Rachelle D.
is a third year Linguistics student minoring in Cognitive Science. She is working on completing the TESL Certificate at SFU. She also is a FASS mentor and the event coordinator for the Linguistic Student Union (LSU). When she graduates from SFU, she hopes to teach English abroad.


Sam T.
is currently in her third year of Health Science, BSc degree. In her spare time, she enjoys listening music, singing and reading. She enjoys listening and sharing experiences with others and looks forward to meet new people.


Stephanie L.
graduated with an English major, Education minor and the Writing and Rhetoric certificate from SFU. She had some separation anxiety after graduating and so has come back to help the Student Learning Commons before entering the real world. She is an avid believer in the power of discourse and communication and looks forward to meeting some amazing people.


Theresa Y.
is a third-year student studying linguistics and pursuing a TESL certificate. She enjoys reading, eating out, and volunteering in her spare time. She enjoys making everyday conversation and learning new languages. After she graduates, she hopes to pursue a career in teaching.