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ELS is an academic support service for non-native speakers of English enrolled in courses at Capilano University. ELS is designed to assist students with their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

Instructor tutoring student in Learning Commons

Student Support

ELS provides 30-minute one-on-one learning support sessions with an instructor who has expertise in language learning. The sessions are by appointment only (see schedules below) and are either online through video conferencing or in person in the Learning Commons in the Library Building, LB 126. 

Types of Support Offered

Reading/Vocabulary Grammar/Writing Listening/Speaking

Clarification of course assignments

Overview of academic writing styles

Overcoming pronunciation challenges

Academic text comprehension

Academic writing/grammar

Conversation confidence building

Guidance with critical thinking

APA and MLA citation

Academic listening strategies

Learning and retaining new vocabulary

Sentence structure

Group discussion strategies

 

Editing checklist development

 

ELS Appointments

  1. Scroll down to the "Schedules" section of this page and choose the desired ELS service. If you don't see your program listed, choose "General ELS."
  2. Click on "Make An Appointment."
  3. Choose an instructor and an appointment date/time.
  4. Fill in your personal information carefully; be sure to use your Capilano email address and provide a current phone number. Indicate appointment type (online or in-person), your program, course number and instructor’s name. Click "Submit."
  5. You will receive 2 emails (A & B) when making an in-person appointment and 3 emails (A, B & C) when making an online support appointment.

A) Appointment Confirmation Email: If you need to cancel your session, please use the link provided.

B) ELS Instructor Email: An ELS instructor will contact you before your appointment and request a digital copy of your assignment and the instructions.

C) MS Teams Notification Email: You will receive a notification that your ELS instructor has created a private MS Team for you to use for ELS sessions.

  • Click "Open Microsoft Teams" Button
  • Click "Accept"
  • Open MS Teams in Webapp or download the MS Teams app to your desktop (preferred)
  • Use your Capilano email information to login
  • Your meeting will take place here at the scheduled time.

Note: It's important for students to fill in their Capilano email addresses and phone numbers accurately in order for ELS to contact you with your appointment information.

 

General ELS support is for Capilano University students who are non-native speakers of English and registered in academic programs at the University.

Day Time Instructor
Monday

2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Nicholas Jennings (online only)

Tuesday

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Ferdos Jamali (online only) 

Wednesday

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Ferdos Jamali (online only)

Thursday

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Ferdos Jamali (LB 126 in Learning Commons or online)  

Friday

9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Nicholas Jennings (LB 126 in Learning Commons or online)  

 

12:30–2:30 p.m.

Ferdos Jamali (online only)

Note: Limit your ELS appointments to two 30-minute support sessions a week.

If you would like to go over a writing assignment, send the instructor a digital copy of the draft and the assignment instructions before the appointment time.

Make an appointment

ELS provides support specifically for non-native speakers enrolled in the ECCE program at Capilano University.

Spring 2023 Schedule: January 16 – April 21

Day

Time

    Instructor

Monday

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Nicholas Jennings (online only)

Monday

5:30–7 p.m.

Nicholas Jennings (online only)

Tuesday

5:30–7 p.m.

Nicholas Jennings (online only)

Wednesday

2–4:30 p.m.

Nicholas Jennings (online only)

Thursday

5:30–7p.m.

Nicholas Jennings (online only)

Note: Limit your ELS appointments to two 30-minute support sessions a month.

If you would like to go over a writing assignment, send the instructor a digital copy of the draft and the assignment instructions before the appointment time.

Make an appointment

ELS provides support specifically for non-native speakers enrolled in the NABU program at Capilano University.

Spring 2023 Schedule: January 16 – April 21

Day

Time

Instructor

Tuesday

12–2:30 p.m.

Ferdos Jamali (online only)

Thursday

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Ferdos Jamali (LB 126 in Learning Commons or online)  

Friday

10 a.m. –12 p.m.

Ferdos Jamali (online only)

Note: Limit your ELS appointments to two 30-minute support sessions a month.

If you would like to go over a writing assignment, send the instructor a digital copy of the draft and the assignment instructions before the appointment time.

Make an appointment

ELS provides support specifically for non-native speakers enrolled in the TMI program at Capilano University.

Spring 2023 Schedule: January 16 – April 21

Day

Time

Instructor

Monday

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Rachelle Jorgenson (online only)

Wednesday

11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Rachelle Jorgenson (LB 126 in Learning Commons or online)  

Note: Limit your ELS appointments to two 30-minute support sessions a month.

If you would like to go over a writing assignment, send the instructor a digital copy of the draft and the assignment instructions before the appointment time.

Make an appointment

Learning Resources

ELS Workshops

Improve your spoken and written English at an ELS Workshop.

ELS Workshops

English Chat Cafe

Grow your confidence with English in a casual, drop-in environment.

English Chat Cafe

English Language Support

Check out our fantastic collection of language resources.

English Language Support

Contact

Have questions?

English Language Support (ELS)



Library Building, room LB126
els@capilanou.ca