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ELS computer lab

English Language Studies maintains a multimedia computer lab to support language learning and teaching using educational technology. With 25 individual computer workstations, the lab provides students with access to general-purpose software applications and internet access, as well as educational resources such as Blackboard, Learning Branch, American Speech Sounds, and Pronunciation Power. 

Open Lab times are available for students who wish to use computer software to help them in any skill area or to complete course projects and assignments, and we provide personal assistance to students with technical difficulties related to ELS courses.


*Open Lab hours vary each term and are posted at the beginning of each semester.


ELS help centre

The ELS Help Centre provides 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, writing, speaking, and listening skills, as well grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary
  • Understand expectations for course assignments, presentations, and projects
  • Cope with group work, classroom interactions, and other aspects of Canadian academic culture that may be unfamiliar to you


*ELS Help Centre hours vary each term and are posted at the beginning of each semester.

*Due to COVID-19, the in-person ELS help centre will be closed until further notice.


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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