Do you speak English as a second or additional language? Could you use some help with all that reading and writing or with getting good notes from lectures? Do you want to participate more in seminars or speak more clearly?
If you answer yes to these questions, don't have a lot of time, and want free professional help, the Academic English Support (AES) program may be right for you.
Follow the steps on the What's Involved page. You sign up online at aes.ubc.ca and provide some diagnostic information. Based on the results, you may be advised to book an appointment with a UBC English language teaching specialist - your language coach - and asked to complete the first module of the program. Your coach will review your diagnostic information and your progress on the first module, and will work with you to prepare an AES learning plan.
Your AES learning plan will include specific self-study websites and/or short, focused courses, mostly online. Your coach will check in with you at subsequent meetings and online as you work through your AES learning plan.
The 2013/2014 session of the AES program will begin on September 3, 2013. Registration will open on August 26, 2013.