English Language Development Support

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CTL English Language Development Support (ELDS) aims to help students communicate more effectively for their academic needs, and to equip students with strategies and tools to participate actively and confidently in the academic community. Our programs are suitable for both native and non-native English-speaking students, as we have resources designed to advance all students’ Academic English skills and unique supports for multilingual students who are learning English during their time at UTSC.

ELDS Offers

Academic English Health Check (AEHC) is a quick and confidential diagnostic tool that helps you understand your level of Academic English and recommends ELDS resources to help you achieve your academic goals.

Please visit https://uoft.me/AEHC.

Reading and Writing Excellence (RWE) pairs you with an expert writing instructor for support in developing active reading, critical thinking and reflective writing skills. This four-week personalized program will help you understand and meet university-level expectations in a warm, supportive and collegial environment.

To learn more about the RWE program, including how to register, please visit https://uoft.me/RWE.

Grammar for Academic Writing Workshop Series

The Grammar for Academic Writing (GAW) workshop series emphasizes the centrality of grammar and editing skills in university-level writing, providing instruction and opportunities to practice Academic English grammar, effective editing and the revising strategies necessary for academic success. You are welcome to attend all workshops in this series or to prioritize the session or sessions that best meet your needs.

SUMMER 2022 SCHEDULE: 

Session

Date

Time

Format (room #/registration link)

Avoiding Common Grammatical Errors

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

3:00 - 4:00 pm

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Avoiding Common Grammatical Errors

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online: CLICK HERE

Editing and Revising

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

3:00 - 4:00 pm

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Editing and Revising

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online: CLICK HERE

Noteif in-person workshops are not possible, those workshops will be moved online. Please sign-up for in-person sessions on CLNx. Please email eld.utsc@utoronto.ca if you have any questions.

Reading Skills for Academic Success

The Reading Skills for Academic Success (RSAS) series explores strategies for developing academic vocabulary, organizing and retaining information, and refining critical reading and thinking skills. We welcome everyone who wishes to further refine these important skills, and these sessions are especially useful for multilingual students and those who are not yet familiar with advanced, university-level reading techniques. You can attend all workshops in this series or to prioritize the session or sessions that best meet your needs.Reading Skills for Academic Succes.

SUMMER 2022 SCHEDULE: 

Session

Date

Time

Format (room #/registration link)

Key Strategies to Expand Your Vocabulary for Academic Reading 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Online: CLICK HERE

Key Strategies to Expand Your Vocabulary for Academic Reading 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm

Online: CLICK HERE

Improve Your Notetaking Skills

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Improve Your Notetaking Skills

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm

Online: CLICK HERE

Effective Mind-Mapping and Outlining Strategies 

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Effective Mind-Mapping and Outlining Strategies 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm

Online: CLICK HERE

Enhancing Your Critical Thinking and Critical Reading Abilities

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Enhancing Your Critical Thinking and Critical Reading Abilities

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm

Online: CLICK HERE

 

Noteif in-person workshops are not possible, those workshops will be moved online. Please sign-up for in-person sessions on CLNx. Please email eld.utsc@utoronto.ca if you have any questions.

Academic Communication and Integrity Workshops

These workshops are designed to help student practice their academic communication in an English language/North American context. The Academic Communication workshops are designed to train students’ academic communication skills by introducing effective strategies for communicating with professors, participating in class discussions, delivering good presentations, and building professional networking.

The Academic Integrity workshops are composed of sessions to help students make a smooth transition from high school to university, by discussing the importance of academic integrity, strategies for crediting original authors, representing others’ work properly, integrating the ideas of others into writing, and using quotes, paraphrases, and summaries effectively. Students are welcome to attend all three sessions, or to choose any combination of sessions most relevant to their individual needs and goals.

SUMMER 2022 SCHEDULE: 

Workshop Topic Date Time Room #/Registration Link

How to Communicate with your Professors Effectively

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

3:00pm - 4:00pm

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How to Communicate with your Professors Effectively

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm

Online: CLICK HERE

Effective Skills for Presentations and Class Discussions

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Effective Skills for Presentations and Class Discussions

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm

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Academic Integrity: Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Academic Integrity: Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm

Online: CLICK HERE

Citing Properly: APA Style

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Citing Properly: APA Style

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm

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How to Cite Sources: Using MLA

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

3:00pm - 4:00pm

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How to Cite Sources: Using MLA

Tuesday, July 27, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm

Online: CLICK HERE

Noteif in-person workshops are not possible, those workshops will be moved online. Please sign-up for in-person sessions on CLNx. Please email eld.utsc@utoronto.ca if you have any questions.

Communication Cafés

Communication Cafés are welcoming, dynamic workshops with games and interactive activities specially designed to help you improve your academic and oral communication skills.

SUMMER 2022 SCHEDULE: COMING SOON

Café Topic Date Time Registration Link
       
Noteif in-person workshops are not possible, those workshops will be moved online. Please sign-up for in-person sessions on CLNx. Please email eld.utsc@utoronto.ca if you have any questions.

ELD consultations are confidential one-on-one meetings with a supportive instructor who can provide guidance, support, and resource recommendations to help you maximize your Academic English language skills. We love meeting our students and learning how to best meet your needs, and you are free to discuss your specific language support needs, ask questions and explore which supports best suit you and your learning style.

ELD Consults can be booked on WCONLINE. Review the attached instructions on how to book an appointment: ELDConsults_WCONLINE.pdf

Click here to access CTL Student Resources, including the following ELD resources:

  • Academic Reading resources for English Language Learners
  • Academic Vocabulary and Grammar resources
English Language Development Support
Get equipped with strategies and tools to participate actively and confidently in the academic community.