English Language & Writing Support

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the Office of English Language and Writing Support (ELWS). 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 five types of support designed to target the needs of both native and non-native speakers of English: non-credit courses, single-session workshops, individual writing consultations, writing intensives, and a list of additional resources for academic writing and speaking.

All of our programs are free. While the workshops function on a drop-in basis, writing centre consultations require an app​ointment, and courses and writing inte​nsives require regi​stration.

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The ELWS May/June course schedule is now posted.  Online registration for May/June courses opens at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21st. Please read the registration instructions and attendance policies.

The ELWS Summer workshop schedule is also posted​.  Registration is not required for ELWS Workshops.