Hi, we’re the Language Success Team and we’d like to tell you about the services we offer.
Language Support classes are for students who would like extra help to improve their English communication skills to be successful in their programs and in the workplace. Language Support is free for students and involves weekly classes in small groups taught by Communications instructors with EAL training. These classes cover many topics including learning strategies, study skills, and extra practice time. If you feel that Language Support classes are right for you, check our website to see if your program offers Language Support or talk to your Communications instructor or program head.
We have partnered with Vancity and Clarius Mobile Health to offer international students and newcomers to Canada job application and interview skills practice. These partnerships aim to promote more diversity and inclusion in companies hiring practices as well as to increase students’ confidence for their first job interviews. Second-term BCIT students can apply each December. If you are selected, you receive six hours of job application and interview preparation, meet a real hiring manager, and have a practice interview. If this sounds interesting to you, email LST@bcit.ca to learn more.
The English Language Success Hub contains free, online, asynchronous lessons, activities, and quizzes to help students with their English language. Students can select topics that interest them and move through the materials at their own pace. Some of the topics include reading, common grammar errors, pronunciation, and more. The English Language Success Hub is available to all registered students and faculty at BCIT and can be accessed from your Learning Hub dashboard. Check out this link to learn more.
English Lounge is a conversation group for students to practice their speaking and listening skills in a relaxed, supportive environment. Every week we select a new topic to discuss. The focus of English Lounge is on building speaking fluency, practicing listening skills, making new friends, and building confidence in your speaking. English Lounge runs every Wednesday from 2:45 to 3:45 in the Summit Center at the back of the main floor of the Burnaby campus library. Feel free to come by and say hi.
If you’re interested in any of our services please reach out to the Language Success Team at LST@bcit.ca. We hope to see you soon.