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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. 

GET AN ESL TUTOR

ESL peer tutors help you practice your English communication skills. Your tutor will meet with you to work on aspects of English you find difficult. Contact our office to register for the ESL Tutoring service.

 

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!  

 

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.