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Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC)
- Provides a support service for the Queen’s community which is “internationally informed and culturally sensitive”
- Provides English language support for those wanting conversation and pronunciation help in the form of an English conversation group and a one-on-one buddy program (check the website for sign-up, meeting times, and places)
FREE (but not open to Queen’s School of English Students)
Also see English Language Support and Links section of QUIC’s website for helpful information on how students can improve their English in general.
Queen’s School of English (SOE)
- Offers four programs of full-time study for students of English as a Second or Foreign Language during the academic year and in the summer
- Most programs and courses are only available to SOE/International Students attending the School; however, there are a few part-time courses open to EAL students attending
Queen’s (not enrolled at the SOE), as well as members of the Kingston community:
Pronunciation and Conversation (not for graduate students)
(2-week, 30-hour module)
Introduction to Business Communication Course
(24-hour module offered during a series of Saturdays)
The SOE also offers two courses for International Graduate Students:
Check the SoE website for cost, dates and times offered.
Centre for Teaching and Learning
- Check out the CTL website for resources and current offerings for grad students.
- The CTL also offers SGS-801: Principles of Academic Writing. Taught by The Writing Centre’s own Dr. Rosalind Malcolm, this course is offered to Queen’s University Teaching Assistants; one section of the course is devoted to EAL students.
The Writing Centre
Queen’s Learning Commons
- We offer tutorials, EAL workshops, and EAL resources. Students can also make an appointment to discuss specific questions or concerns they may have with the Senior Tutor/ESL Program Coordinator.
Please note: Free EAL workshops are also offered through the Learning Commons Workshop Series (workshops can also be applied toward a QLearn Certificate). Check out the QLC website, or follow the Workshops/Talks link on the Writing Centre website.
Kingston Area Resources
St. Lawrence College
- English as a Second Language/English for Academic Purposes Program
Some Helpful Websites for EAL Students
Purdue University’s Website
- many online resources posted on this wonderful website; check out the EAL link
- Learning English with the CBC: audio clips and lessons designed to help EAL students learn to speak and read English, based on a variety of topics about Canada
BBC Learning English
- BBC News website dedicated to helping EAL students improve their English
CAUTION: This website uses British English, so pronunciation and some vocabulary
are different than American English.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Sounds of English
- pronunciation help