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 appointment, and courses and
writing intensives require registration.
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The application procedure for our Dissertation Boot Camp, August 23 - 25, is now open.
SSHRC and NSERC Writing Intensives will be held on
August 31 - September 1. Registration for these will open on August 9.
The September course and workshop schedules will be posted by mid-to-late August. The Writing Centre is closed until mid-August.
Please note: Our office has temporarily relocated to 704 Spadina Avenue, 2nd Floor (west side of Spadina, north of Sussex).