English as an additional language

Many SFU students are multilingual. In fact, nearly 60% of surveyed undergraduate SFU students speak at least one non-English language at home, and over 40% identify as English as an Additional Language (EAL). The sections below direct you to local services and information related to supporting language and literacy learning in SFU’s multilingual and multicultural environment.

The Teaching and Learning Centre partners with the Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching and Research (CELLTR) to support  discipline-specific faculty development, course design, curriculum design and program planning related to language and literacy.


Multilingual students and their needs


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SFU Services

Language support for you and your students 

universal instructional design

A framework to make your course more accessible for all students

For more information

David Rubeli
Educational consultant

   Teaching and Learning Centre

... Open up spaces for and recognize the value of plurilingual competence for better learning.  

Steve Marshall and Danièle Moore (2013)
This page was last modified on November 19, 2019 | The content is maintained by David Rubeli. To comment on this page, contact tlcentre@sfu.ca