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 January course schedule and the Winter workshop schedule​ have been posted.  Online registration for our January courses opens at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3rd.  Writing Centre appointments are available for booking.

International Visiting Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows are welcome to attend ELWS workshops; however, they are ineligible to register for ELWS courses or to sign up for Writing Centre appointments.  Please see the Eligibility section of our FAQs.

Please note: Our office has temporarily relocated to 704 Spadina Avenue, 2nd Floor (west side of Spadina, north of Sussex).