Reading and Writing Excellence program (RWE)

RWE is one of ELDC’s most popular programs! This program provides one-on-one support from an expert tutor to help students strengthen core language skills needed to to do well in their classes!

How Does It Work?

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RWE provides students with personalized support in active reading, critical thinking and responsive writing skills. This is achieved through 3 steps:

  1. READ your own course materials or something that interests you.
  2. WRITE to your tutor about them, summarizing and adding your own thoughts.
  3. MEET biweekly with your tutor, who will help you improve your reading, thinking and writing skills.

What Are The Benefits of RWE?

  • Practice reading and writing on a daily basis.
  • Enhance your critical thinking, vocabulary, and reading comprehension skills!
  • Receive guidance and constructive feedback from professional tutors.
  • Familiarize yourself with key concepts, terminology, and course content.
  • Exceptional ability to write in a clear and concise manner.
  • Communicate and comprehend ideas effectively. 
  • This program is s free and eligible for the Co-Curricular Record!

Communication Cafés

Who Is It For? Students that want to improve their Academic English skills.

What Is it? A 60 minute workshop that helps students learn about an English topic through interactive group activities, games, and discussion.

Why Should I Attend? Communication Cafes are designed is to help 293108_451201128232041_730195883_nstudents increase their knowledge of the English language and to help them develop their reading, writing, and verbal speaking skills.

Where Do I Sign Up? You can sign up on the Intranet at https://intranet.utsc.utoronto.ca.

There are multiple Communication Cafes to choose from including:

  • Creative Thinking and the Art of Persuasion
  • Speaking Lab: Developing Fluency
  • Developing Presentation Skills
  • Interview  Secrets
  • Thinking Logically

ELDC Open House

The English Language Development Centre Open House was the first event of this semester, a preview of all the amazing events and workshops to come. It was an opportunity for students to learn about resources, chat with student leaders, faculty and instructors, participate in activities and ask questions! From personalized programs including the Academic English Health Check and Reading and Writing Excellence, to learning about ELDC Leadership and Volunteer and finding about ELDC workshops, there was something for everyone at the event.

With the warm and welcoming atmosphere at the event and amazing team at ELDC, it was very easy to mingle and ask questions and learn more about the department. As a Peer Partner myself, I am aware of the plethora of resources ELDC has on their website for students to excel in academic English, however, being present at the event in person and interacting with the team and other students truly allowed me to feel a great sense of fulfillment in being able to support other students myself.    ~ Yashvi Verma 

 

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