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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.

ELD offers a variety of Academic Skills workshops.

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.

Session

Date

Time

Format

Workshop 1: Avoiding Common Grammatical Errors

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

3:00pm - 4:00pm

IN-PERSON

Workshop 1: Avoiding Common Grammatical Errors

Friday, October 15, 2021

11:00am - 12:00pm

ONLINE

Workshop 2: Editing and Revising  

Monday, October 18, 2021

3:00pm - 4:00pm

IN-PERSON

Workshop 2: Editing and Revising  

Friday, October 22, 2021

11:30am - 12:30pm

ONLINE

Workshop 1: Avoiding Common Grammatical Errors

Monday, November 22, 2021

3:00pm - 4:00pm

IN-PERSON

Workshop 1: Avoiding Common Grammatical Errors

Thursday, November 25, 2021

11:00am - 12:00pm

ONLINE

Workshop 2: Editing and Revising  

Monday, November 29, 2021

3:00pm - 4:00pm

IN-PERSON

Workshop 2: Editing and Revising  

Thursday, December 2, 2021

11:00am - 12:00pm

ONLINE

To Register, visit our registration calendar: https://ctl.eve.utoronto.ca/

 

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.

Session

Date

Time

Format

Session 1: Key Strategies to Expand Your Vocabulary for Academic Reading

Monday, September 13, 2021

3:00pm - 4:00pm

IN-PERSON

Session 1: Key Strategies to Expand Your Vocabulary for Academic Reading

Friday, September 17, 2021

11:30am - 12:30pm

ONLINE

Session 2: Improve Your Notetaking Skills

Monday, September 20, 2021

3:00pm - 4:00pm

IN-PERSON

Session 2: Improve Your Notetaking Skills

Friday, September 24, 2021

11:30am - 12:00pm

ONLINE

Session 3: Effective Mind-Mapping and Outlining Strategies

Monday, September 27, 2021

3:00pm - 4:00pm

IN-PERSON

Session 3: Effective Mind-Mapping and Outlining Strategies

Thursday, September 30, 2021

11:00am - 12:00pm

ONLINE

Session 4: Enhancing Your Critical Thinking and Critical Reading Abilities

Monday, October 4, 2021

3:00pm - 4:00pm

IN-PERSON

Session 4: Enhancing Your Critical Thinking and Critical Reading Abilities

Thursday, October 7, 2021

11:00am - 12:00pm

ONLINE

Session 1: Key Strategies to Expand Your Vocabulary for Academic Reading

Monday, October 25, 2021

3:00pm - 4:00pm

IN-PERSON

Session 1: Key Strategies to Expand Your Vocabulary for Academic Reading

Thursday, October 28, 2021

11:00am - 12:00pm

ONLINE

Session 2: Improve Your Notetaking Skills

Monday, November 1, 2021

3:00pm - 4:00pm

IN-PERSON

Session 2: Improve Your Notetaking Skills

Thursday, November 4, 2021

11:00am - 12:00pm

ONLINE

Session 3: Effective Mind-Mapping and Outlining Strategies

Monday, November 8, 2021

3:00pm - 4:00pm

IN-PERSON

Session 3: Effective Mind-Mapping and Outlining Strategies

Thursday, November 11, 2021

11:00am - 12:00pm

ONLINE

Session 4: Enhancing Your Critical Thinking and Critical Reading Abilities

Monday, November 15, 2021

3:00pm - 4:00pm

IN-PERSON

Session 4: Enhancing Your Critical Thinking and Critical Reading Abilities

Thursday, November 18, 2021

11:00am - 12:00pm

ONLINE

To Register, visit our registration calendar: https://ctl.eve.utoronto.ca/

 

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. Our fall schedule will be posted soon.

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.

Our fall schedule will be posted shortly.

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

  • Academic Reading resources for English Language Learners
  • Academic Vocabulary and Grammar resources

CTL ELD

English Language Development Support

Get equipped with strategies and tools to participate actively and confidently in the academic community.