English Language Studies

Online help centre

The ELS Online Help Centre is a free, online support service for students who are currently registered at the University of the Fraser Valley. This service provides 45-minute, one-to-one video-conferencing support sessions between students and ELS Department faculty via Blackboard Collaborate.

If you need help with your classes because of English, we can help you to:

  • understand expectations for course activities and assignments;
  • improve your English reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills (as well grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary) while completing your course assignments and projects; and,
  • cope with group work, classroom interactions, and other aspects of Canadian academic culture that may be unfamiliar to you.

General ELS and specialized CLIL support

We provide two types of support: (1) General ELS support for all UFV students and (2) Specialized CLIL support for students taking specific undergraduate-level courses at UFV. Learn more about these two types of support and book your appointment today:    

Drop-in appointments

Drop-in appointments are available within two hours - simply click on one of the menus above to book your appointment now! 

Visit the ELS online help centre

Get online help with academic English and related skills through one-to-one videoconferencing support sessions with ELS faculty.

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My ELS class was the first time for me to make friends in a new country. I got the chance to practice my English and learn new skills. UFV will be an unforgettable part of my life.

  • – Lin (Shirley) Jiang
  •    China

I moved to Abbotsford without any English at all. I became an ELS student at UFV and learned English from the basic level to the academic level. Academic courses gave me the opportunity to work toward my goals.

  • – Anatilde Cascavita
  •    Colombia

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