Student Leadership Opportunities

Much of a student’s development happens outside of the classroom, especially through helping others. Our Student Development initiatives-- the CTL English Language Development Support Peer Program and Facilitation Training Certificate (FTC) Program--are ways to develop your communication competency, self-confidence and engagement with your community.

CTL English Language Development Support Peer Program

CTL English Language Development Support offers multiple programs and services to UTSC students to improve their academic performance. We strive to formulate a diverse, welcoming, and supportive environment in which all students can develop their academic language skills. The CTL English Language Development Support Peer program has been developed to expand our student support and to encourage peer-to-peer learning and skill development.

For more information - contact our CTL English Language Development Support Peer Program Coordinator at eldpeer@utsc.utoronto.ca

 

Facilitation Training Certificate (FTC)

The Facilitation Training Certificate (FTC) is a volunteer opportunity for highly committed CTL English Language Development Support Peers to further develop their English communication skills and take up a leadership role as peer-facilitators. We believe that every student has the potential to become an effective communicator and facilitator, even if English is not their first language. We welcome all to apply to become part of the vibrant and supportive community of students who train to be confident and creative in facilitating the development of communication skills among their peers.

Apply for the CTL English Language Development Support Peer and FTC Program

Successful applicants to this program work closely with faculty and instructors who continuously provide guidance and support. The training program consists of up to 25 hours of comprehensive training, including training workshops, experiential learning through co-facilitation at learning events, reflection, group outreach projects, and a personal skills development plan. CTL English Language Development Support Peer and FTC programs are eligible for the Co-Curricular Record.

 

Qualities you possess

Skills you will develop

This volunteer opportunity is right for you if you are a dedicated, passionate individual who is :

•           Interested in supporting your peers

•           Community Oriented

•           Open-minded and respectful

•           Enthusiastic and approachable

•           Reliable and conscientious

This volunteer opportunity is right for you if you are seeking to develop:

•     Communication skills

•     Fluency

•     Confidence

•    Reflection skills

•     Team work and collaboration skills

•     Interpersonal and leadership skills

Eligibility:

All are welcome to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who have attended a Communication Cafe or any other English Language Development Support Programming (Communication Cafe, Discussion Skills-Building Café, First Steps into Academic Writing, Reading Academic Texts and Making Notes, Reading and Writing Excellence Program)

CTL English Language Development Support Student Blog

The blog run by the CTL English Language Development Support peer partners showcases academic language development in our community