How can I improve my English at uWaterloo?

EMLS class

English Language Studies offers English for Multilingual Speakers (EMLS) credit courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. If you are a University of Waterloo degree student whose first language is not English, our courses will help you improve your English language skills.

EMLS Credit courses focus on

  • Canadian academic expectations
  • clear and effective writing
  • accurate and fluent speaking
  • enhancement of listening and reading skills
  • presentation skills development
  • strategies to enhance vocabulary expansion
  • summarizing, paraphrasing, and citing practices

Skills gained in undergraduate courses

  • report and essay writing
  • information presentations and group discussions

Skills gained in graduate courses

  • thesis and scholarly article writing
  • undergraduate teaching, thesis defense, conference presentations