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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.

Chris M.
Chris M. is fourth year student studying geography, with an emphasis on society and environment. Eventually he plans to enrol in SFU's professional development program to become a high school social studies teacher. Chris enjoys the outdoors, is an avid reader, loves coffee, and is always interested in meeting new people and hearing their stories. 

Christina S.
Christina S. is a third-year Criminology student. She is fluent in English and Korean, and hopes to better her French throughout her life. Her interests include watching horror movies on Netflix and playing the guitar at home, but does occasionally go outside when the weather allows it. Ultimately, she hopes to pursue a career in law enforcement.

Danielle S.
Danielle S. is a fourth-year student studying Linguistics. Her interests include travelling, reading, and learning new languages. Once finished her studies, she hopes to move to Europe for a couple of years.

Emmalene J.
Emmalene J. is in their last year of a Double Major in Political Science and French. In their spare time she enjoys volunteering at SFU, cooking healthy meals, being outdoors, and continuing to learn Spanish. After graduating, she hopes to combine teaching and traveling, but hasn’t yet decided on the destination.

Faaria S.
Faaria S. is currently in the Masters of Public Health program studying environmental and occupational health. Ultimately, she hopes to pursue a career in medicine. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, volunteering, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Hilary S.
Hilary S. is finishing up her last year at SFU pursuing a double major in History and English. She is passionate about travel and loves learning about new cultures and their history. Hilary hopes to one day be fluent in Spanish but for now is still only a beginner. Other interests include: playing the harp, reading, baking, and all things Disney.

Jordan A.
Jordan A. is a 4th year political science major and international studies minor. He is fluent in English and French and in his spare time, he's trying to learn Spanish. He enjoys travelling, meeting new people, learning new languages, and experiencing cultures. His major interests include volunteering, cooking, and trying new restaurants downtown.

Karen C.
Karen C. is a third-year Beedie School of Business student, concentrating in Finance and Management Information System. Other than English, She is also fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. She loves travelling, volunteering and cooking during her leisure time.

Mariam A.
Mariam A. is a fourth-year student studying Political Science, French and History. She spent her third year participating in a two-semester exchange program in France, travelling around Europe during the summer. She enjoys learning new languages, exploring new cultures and reading books and manga.

Marlena O.
Marlena O. is a fourth year science student majoring in biomedical physiology. Passionate about languages, she is fluent in English, French, and Polish. Ultimately she hopes to pursue a career in medicine, and would especially like to work with children. In her spare time she loves to read, especially novels by her favorite author- Margaret Atwood. Her other hobbies include hiking, spending time with friends and family, as well as volunteering for various organizations both within and outside of the SFU community.

Melliza Q.
Melliza Q. is a fourth-year student studying English. Her hobbies include playing piano, volleyball, and reading. She plans to pursue a career as a teacher and also hopes to teach English overseas.

Mariam O.
Miriam O. is a fifth year student pursuing a joint major in Political Science and Gender Sexuality Women Studies as well as a minor in Criminology. She hopes to pursue a career related to criminal justice and public policy. She also enjoys teaching and traveling and completed a 1.5 year International Co-op teaching English in South Korea.

Momoko K.
Momoko P. is a second year student studying International Studies and Linguistics. She can be found looking through travel fiction aisles in libraries, and seeking amazing food places around town.

Monika K.
Monika K. is a Joint Major student in Communication and English, and is also completing a Certificate in
Writing and Rhetoric.  Off-campus, she enjoys attending live shows, scoping out new places to eat, reading, and exploring BC's beautiful outdoors. 


Ting W. is a third year communication student. She loves swimming, reading under the sun and traveling to new places. She is currently developing virtual reality games and looking to start her own game studio.

Trina L.
Trina L. is a third-year Criminology student. She has studied French from the 5th grade up until graduating from high school and is fluent in English and Hindi.  In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and submerging in different cultures, reading, and drinking coffee.