Language-building Support

The Student Success Centre provides language-building programs for international or permanent resident students who would like to improve their English.


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Contact info

Jennifer Parsons
Student Success Centre, TFDL 3rd Floor 
jen.parsons@ucalgary.ca

Language-building Support

Our language-building conversation groups are designed for international/EAL graduate and undergraduate students.   Practice your listening and comprehension of selected materials and participate in a friendly and interesting discussion facilitated by the SSC international program tutors.  A great opportunity to improve your English language skills and to meet new friends. Please register for these groups online through the Student Success Centre Events calendar each time you plan to attend.

  1. Current Events and Discussion

    • Day(s): TBA
    • Time: TBA
    • Location: TFDL 364
  2. TED Talks and Discussion

    • Day(s): TBA
    • Time: TBA
    • Location: TFDL 364
  1. One-on-one Language Development Appointments

    Students are invited to book one-on-one appointments with Jennifer Parsons, Academic Development Specialist for International students to discuss strategies and supports for enhancing their academic language skills.  Jennifer can help undergraduate and graduate students with:

    • Learning and study skills development
    • Strategies and supports for academic English language development
    • Adjustment to Canadian university culture

    Book an appointment

  1. Coming Soon: English Language Enhancement Mini-Courses

    During the fall 2020 semester break, the Student Success Centre will offer a 3-4 day sustained content course on an interdisciplinary topic.  We will focus on building academic and informal English language skills through reading and listening, workshop activities, discussion, presentations, writing and more! This intensive course is an opportunity to enhance your language and academic skills in a relaxed environment.