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English Language Support

We support undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a University of Guelph degree program, postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars, faculty, and staff.

If English isn't your first language, we can help with:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Pronunciation
  • Communication 

Get Assistance 

English as an Additional Language (EAL) consultants are available to help you develop your English skills. 

For reading, listening, or speaking, select a consultant with "English Language Support - EAL" in their bio.
For writing, you can book with any of our consultants. 
First time users will be prompted to register for an account in the appointment booking system.

Workshops

Students in degree programs as well as postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars, faculty members, or staff members are eligible to participate in all library workshops. Below are the programs designed specifically for participants with English as an additional language (EAL).

EAL Graduate Writing Camp

EAL Graduate Writing Camp is a one-week program designed to help EAL graduate-level students develop long-term editing strategies to help them write more clearly in their graduate proposals, dissertations, or major research papers. This program is offered in the summer semester. During the summer of 2020, this program is being offered in a 3-day online version. 

Pronunciation Group

Pronunciation Group is a series of sessions designed to help participants with English as an additional language (EAL) to improve their pronunciation for conversation and presentations. This program is offered in the fall, winter, and summer semesters. There are four groups available throughout the year. 

Talk Like an Academic

Talk like an Academic is a series of seven workshops that are designed to help EAL graduate-level students develop English communication skills and confidence while they practice interacting in six different academic oral communication contexts. This program is offered in the winter semester.

Write Like an Academic

Write like an Academic is a series of six workshops that are designed to help EAL graduate-level students develop their academic writing skills and confidence while they practice interacting in six different academic written communication situations. This program is offered in the fall semester.

Resources

Writing Services offers numerous writing resources (guides, templates, and videos) to help academic writers at various stages of their writing process.

Upcoming workshops