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English as a Second Language (ESL)


We understand that life at university can be difficult, and even more so when English is not your first language. Sometimes you need some extra help to improve your English speaking, writing, and listening skills. 

We encourage you to take advantage of the support available at Dalhousie. Here are some ways you can improve your English.

 

TAKE AN ESL WORKSHOP

The College of Continuing Education offers a free ESL workshop series and a credit course. It also offers several non-credit courses open to anyone studying, living, or working in Halifax. 

TAKE PART IN AN ESL SEMINAR

The Dalhousie Writing Centre provides a non-credit ESL seminar each term designed to improve your English language skills in a range of common academic situations. For more information or to register, contact the Writing Centre.

JOIN OUR INTERNATIONAL CLUB

On Mondays and Tuesdays (6:30-8pm), bring your friends to the International Centre (1246 LeMarchant Street) meet students from all over the world and practise your English conversation. Share your international stories, make friends, and have fun! Feel free to speak English and not worry about making mistakes. Practice makes perfect!  

 

GET INVOLVED IN CAMPUS LIFE

The best way to practise your English is to push yourself out of your comfort zone and practise speaking English with other people. Getting involved in campus life offers you the perfect opportunity to do so: