English Language Studies

Student resources

ELS Help Centre and Language Computer Lab

At the ELS Help Centre we provide FREE one-on-one support for all UFV students whose first language is not English.

If you are having trouble with one of your classes because of English, we can help you:

  • improve your English reading, speaking, pronunciation, and note-taking;
  • understand expectations for homework assignments, presentations, and projects; and
  • cope with group work, classroom interactions, and other aspects of Canadian academic culture that may be unfamiliar to you.

Hours and location

Monday & Wednesday 11:30 - 12:45 in A247

Tuesday (A251) & Thursday (A245) 1:00 - 2:00. No appointment needed.


My ESL 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 ESL 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
  •    Columbia

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