Language-building programs

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


Students studying

Contact info

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

RWRD (Read, Write, Review, Develop) Program

The RWRD (Read, Write, Review, Develop) program:

  • Matches each student with a tutor specializing in language development and writing skills
  • Provides feedback on your writing submissions each week
  • Helps students with reading and writing development strategies and practice speaking English
  • Is adjusted for the individual, based on academic level and language proficiency 

The webform will close when the maximum number of students (35) have been accepted to the program. Please note that this program fills very quickly and registration may be open for only a short time.  We are currently only accepting applications from students who are new to RWRD.

Please contact the RWRD Coordinator, Jennifer Parsons, directly (jen.parsons@ucalgary.ca) if you are unable to register and would like to be added to the waiting list. 

Program: September 9, 2019 - November 29, 2019

RWRD participants are encouraged to attend structured and facilitated conversation groups throughout the week, as well as specialized workshops during the semester. The Graduate Writing Community sessions on Mondays and Thursdays (1:00-4:00) will include short strategy sessions on reading, writing, language development, and presentation skills, as well as opportunities for students to work independently and to consult a writing tutor individually.

Please register for these groups online through the Student Success Centre Events calendar (http://www.ucalgary.ca/ssc/ each time you plan to attend.

  1. Graduate Writing Community

    • Day(s): Mondays and Thursdays - September to December
    • Time: 1:00-4:00
    • Location: TFDL 364
  2. Current Events and Discussion

    • Day(s): Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Nov. 26
    • Time: 12:30-2:00
    • Location: TFDL 364
  3. TED Talks and Discussion

    • Day(s): Thursdays, Sept. 12 - Nov. 28
    • Time: 11:00-12:30
    • Location: TFDL 364