English Language Support

English Language Learner/English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Services

The Writing Centre has devoted support and resources to help students whose first language is not English. The trained staff in the Writing Centre are available to help you in a variety of ESOL and EAP areas ranging from basic grammar to essay development and business correspondence.

What We Offer:

  • We help students who are taking ESOL 100 and 200, as well as EAP, ESOL Humanities, and Gen Ed courses, but we are also happy to assist any second-language learner.
  • We run conversation and pronunciation sessions.
  • Although we cannot proofread completed assignments to be submitted, we will be glad to show you how to proofread.

An appointment is required to receive tutoring services. Visit humber.upswing.io to book an appointment or chat with us during our open hours by visiting our Virtual Front Desk during our office hours.

Events and Workshops for English Language Learners

Join our following events to practice your English Language skills in small groups or one on one with a TESL-Certified tutor. To book a spot in one of our Conversation or Reading Circles, or to book a one on one Conversation appointment, visit Upswing, our online booking system, and search for the event using the Course Search.

For more guidance on using Upswing, refer to our Upswing Handbook.

Conversation Circles

Our Conversation Circles offer a chance for English Language Learners to practice listening and speaking in small groups led by a TESL-Certified tutor.

Conversation One-on-One

Conversation One-on-One sessions offer English Language Learners a chance to meet with a TESL-Certified tutor one on one and practice conversation in a more personal setting.

Reading Circles

Our Reading Circles offer a chance for English Language Learners to join a small group and practice reading in a guided session hosted by a TESL-Certified tutor.