Check our COVID-19 Guide for updates on Library services and resources.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this service is now offered virtually.
ESL Tutoring will be offered by video conference or virtual chat (using Microsoft Teams). Appointments times will be posted on a weekly basis.
To book an appointment, click "Schedule appointment."
This quick transition to online learning is new to us all; let’s learn together. For tips on how to succeed as an online learner, check out some Online Learning Strategies prepared by our Learning Skills Strategist.
Please visit our English as a Second Language subject guide for ESL resources available through RDC Library.
For up-to-date information about Red Deer College Library services, resources, and spaces during the COVID-19 Pandemic, visit: RDC Library during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Student work will not be reviewed outside of tutoring appointments.
If you have difficulty booking an appointment, please email the ESL Tutor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We expect demand for writing help to be high. Please be patient and account for possible delays when planning around your assignment due dates.
Students can access our services a maximum of once per day and twice per week. Please cancel any appointments you no longer need by using the cancellation link in the appointment confirmation email, or by emailing email@example.com.
If you no-show to a virtual appointment, you will have to meet via videoconference with the ESL Tutor or the Academic Support Coordinator before receiving any more tutoring.
If your appointment is delayed or we are unable to meet because of technical issues, you will be given priority when re-booking.
An ESL tutoring session at Red Deer College is a one-to-one session with our ESL Tutor. Referrals are not required.
Sessions are generally 45-60 minutes in length. During the session, you will discuss your needs and learn how to develop your skills in order to reach your goals. At the end of your session, you may decide to visit the ESL Tutor again or you may be connected with another resource at RDC.
The ESL Tutor focuses on building academic language proficiency for English language learners. Sessions may include a mix of grammar instruction, vocabulary development, and conversation/pronunciation. Students may receive support with course work including reading course material, determining what an assignment is asking, planning and writing an outline, revising and editing assignments, and preparing for presentations.
Plagiarism occurs when you take another person’s words or ideas and claim them as your own.
The most common forms of plagiarism are:
Plagiarism has severe consequences, including failure, suspension, and expulsion. In college courses, you are expected to document your sources properly and consistently.
To learn more, see the RDC Library’s Academic Integrity guide.
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