Free Workshops

The English Language Centre offers free workshops for students whose first language is not English. These workshops provide students with some basic information, guidance, and strategies which will help them to continue to improve their university performance. These workshops also introduce students to English For Academic Purposes (EAP) Part Time Courses (PTC).


Workshop Objectives

These academic English workshops are designed to help students whose first language is not English to self-identify problem areas and to takeaway tips which will allow them to continue to improve their university performance.

  • Improve your grades by enhancing your listening, writing and speaking skills
  • Strengthen your grammar and pronunciation

Please click here to register for any free workshops. 

Fort Garry Campus

  • Academic Essays
  • Building Ideas: Sentences to Paragraphs
  • Critical Reading
  • Effective Communication: Working in Groups
  • Effective Oral Presentations
  • Listening & Note-Taking
  • Pronunciation Basics
  • Summary Writing

Bannatyne Campus

  • Effective Communication: Working in Groups
  • Pronunciation Basics

Duration: 1.5 hours


Winter 2018 - Fort Garry | Bannatyne

Fort Garry - Locations to be announced at a later date.

Listening & Note-Taking
January 8 | 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Learning from lectures can be a difficult task. This workshops aims to pass on some techniques to listen effectively and take notes during academic lectures.

Pronunciation Basics
January 9 | 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Participants will learn how to increase their comprehensibility (i.e. their understandability) by learning about English sounds.

Effective Communication – Working in Groups
January 10 | 3:30 - 5:00 pm
In this 90 minute workshop participants will practice the language and conversation patterns typical to working on projects with classmates.

Effective Oral Presentations
January 15 | 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Students will practice the necessary language skills and will be given general tips and guidelines to meet expectations of academic presentations.

Building Ideas: Sentences to Paragraphs
January 16 | 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Students will learn how to communicate their ideas in an academic setting.

Critical Reading
January 17 | 3:30 - 5:00 pm
This workshop will present a few practical tips on how to critically read academic passages.

Summary Writing
January 22 | 3:30 - 5:00 pm
This workshop will demonstrate how students can effectively incorporate ideas from other sources into their own writing.

Academic Essays
January 23 | 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Students will learn the basic structure of an academic essay and how to cohesively present their ideas.


Bannatyne - Locations to be announced at a later date.

Pronunciation Basics
Jananury 8 | 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Participants will learn how to increase their comprehensibility (i.e. their understandability) by learning about English sounds.

Effective Communication – Working in Groups
January ? | 4:00 - 5:30 pm
In this 90 minute workshop participants will practice the language and conversation patterns typical to working on projects with classmates.


Please click here to register for any of the above free workshops.

Please note:

  • Locations to be announced at a later date.

For more information, please contact:

English Language Centre
204-474-9251