Academic English Coaching

The Student Learning Common’s Academic English Coaching program offers free, one-to-one English language support for students for whom English is an additional language.

Note: This service is only available to registered SFU students. Non-SFU students, including visiting scholars, post doctorate students and FIC students are not eligible.


To participate in the program, you need to register online. You will then be contacted to schedule a consultation.

In the first consultation, the consultant will review a sample of your writing, and work with you to create a learning plan to meet your needs. This plan will include identifying one or two short term goals and recommand services, supports, and resources at SFU to help you achieve these goals.  You will be encouraged to spend one to three hours per week working independently on your plan and to schedule two additional consultations.

During subsequent consultations, the consultant will review your progress towards meeting your short-term goals, help you identify longer term goals, and suggest additional resources.

Academic English Coaching Registration Form


SFU's Academic English Coaching program has been modelled after UBC's Academic English Support program. We would like to thank and acknowledge the Academic English Support Program team at the English Language Institute, UBC.