Welcome to the Office of English Language and Writing Support (ELWS). Housed in 63 St. George Street, within the School of Graduate Studies, ELWS provides graduate students with advanced training in academic writing and speaking.
Graduate students need to be able to communicate sophisticated information to sophisticated audiences. As you prepare to attend your first conference, to write your first proposal, or to publish your first paper, you will need stronger communication skills than those needed in undergraduate work. By emphasizing professional development rather than remediation, ELWS can help you cultivate the ability to diagnose and address the weaknesses in your oral and written work.
ELWS offers four types of support designed to target the needs of both native and non-native speakers of English:
All of our programs are free. While the workshops function on a drop-in basis, writing centre consultations require an appointment, and courses require registration.
Online registration is now closed for our October/November ELWS courses. The January course schedule will be posted by mid-December.
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