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English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language (ESL)/English as an Additional Language (EAL) support services, provided by the Student Learning Centre, help students to develop their writing skills so they can better respond to university-level academic requirements.

Workshops, focusing on academic writing and presentation skills, are offered on a regular basis throughout the year. A weekly Conversation Café is available for students who would like to build their social network while developing speaking and listening skills.

One-on-one tutorial sessions, which offer individualized support in academic writing, are also available. Topics typically include:

  • Drafting and editing
  • Paraphrasing
  • Proofreading techniques
  • Research skills
  • Sentence structure, including grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Structure
  • Writing strategies

Conversation Café

Meet new people from other cultures and faculties at the Conversation Café. No registration is required. The Café takes place from September to April at the north Oshawa location in the Learning Lab, Student Life Building, every Wednesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and every Thursday from 4:30 to 6 p.m..  To learn more, contact the Student Learning Centre.

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