ELS Centre Provides Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking Support for Students

February 5, 2016

English Language Support (ELS)

English Language Support (ELS) is a new service for non-native speakers of English to get support with their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. We offer four services: Face-to-face learning support, faculty support, in-class workshops, and the English Chat Café.

Face-to-Face Learning Support

Location: LB 112 


Mondays 11AM - 1PM Corey Muench
Tuesdays 9:30AM - 11:30AM Christine Hoppenrath
Wednesdays 11AM - 1PM Corey Muench
Thursdays 11AM-1PM Christine Hoppenrath

How to make an appointment:

Check our Calendar for available times and then contact els@capilanou.ca for a 30-minute appointment.

We can serve 16 students per week with some additional on-line follow-up support.

Faculty Support

Our ELS Faculty liaison, Rachelle Jorgenson is available to attend departmental meetings to inform instructors about the ELS Centre and provide advice regarding the specific learning needs of non-native speakers of English.

In-Class Workshops

You can team with Rachelle to provide in-class workshops designed to target learning challenges specific to your curriculum. For example, this past Fall, Rachelle conducted several workshops with the ECCE Department on APA format, paraphrasing/quoting, smoothly integrating evidence and paragraph structure. 

All ELS Workshops, except for one, are on Wednesdays from 11:30am -­‐12:50pm in BR 166 from January 27-­‐ March 16th, however, no workshops are scheduled for Week 6 (Reading Week). Additional workshops may be added at a later date.

Please contact ELS Centre liaison Rachelle Jorgenson at rachellejorgenson@capilanou.ca for further information.

English Chat Café

Practice your English by chatting with fluent English speaking peers. Receive one-on-one learning support and participate in group discussions and fun activities while making new friends, building your confidence and broadening your vocabulary. Enjoy free coffee, tea, cookies and snacks. The Café is open from March 1 - 31: 

Tuesdays, 11:30AM - 1:00PM (LB 309)
Wednesdays, 4:00PM - 5:30PM (LB 309)
Thursdays, 11:30AM - 1:00PM (LB 309)

For more information about the above services, visit the ELS page. For learning resources, see our Moodle Site.


Submitted by: Rachelle Jorgenson