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English Language Support

Conversation Table

Conversation Table is a free event for any student registered in Douglas College courses.  Come by, have a chat, and make some new connections with people from all different types of programs. No registration required.

Every Thursday afternoon from February 1st to March 28th, 2024:

3:30pm to 5:00pm.

Coquitlam:  The Coquitlam Campus Learning Centre, Room A1040
New Westminster:  Anvil Centre, Room A707
 

Let's Write, Together

Let's Write, Together is a free event for students, staff, and faculty at Douglas College.  Here, we have a judgement-free space to write, collaborate, and make connections. No registration required.

Every Wednesday afternoon from January 31st to March 27th, 2024:

4:00pm to 5:00pm.

New Westminster Campus: Library Foyer, Room N2100

Connect with an ELLS

English Language Learning Specialists (ELLS) are experienced learning centre professionals who are certified in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).  They can help you identify and improve English language reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills so that you can succeed in the Douglas College courses you are currently taking.

You can get support and feedback from an English Language Learning Specialist in two ways:

Real-Time

English Language Learning Specialists can meet with you in-person for 25/55-minute sessions in-person at the New Westminster or Coquitlam campus or via Zoom.  They can also reserve ongoing sessions for you for a few weeks at a time to work together on specific assignments and skills. 

Need a Sign Language Interpreter

  1. Book an appointment with a tutor or an English Language Learning Specialist 
  2. Please visit Accessibility Services webpage and then email ASinterpreters@douglascollege.ca for booking a Sign Language Interpreter (preferably 48 hrs in advance)
  3. Share the booking information with your interpreter:
    • For an on-campus appointment: please share the time and location of the appointment
    • For a Zoom tutoring appointment: please share the time and the Zoom link of the appointment

Submit a Draft

Upload your writing assignments and an English Language Learning Specialist will respond with questions, feedback and resources to improve your writing.

English Language Learning Specialists also facilitate Learning Centre workshops to focus on academic strategies and language learning.

English Language Resources

Our English Language Learning Specialists have collected resources to help improve your English language skills. Resource topics include:

  • English Learner's Dictionaries
  • Explanations of Common Grammar Errors
  • Learning Languages
  • Introduction to Academic Writing
  • Listening, Speaking, and Reading Practice
  • Websites for Grammar Practice

Click here to access these resources.