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Welcome to the ESL Open Learning Centre (OLC)

For the most current information regarding the CUPE 3903 labour disruption, please visit York’s labour disruption website. Students will be able to find information about the status of their courses on the Course Status website or via eClass.

We understand that you may have questions and concerns about how this evolving situation may impact you as a student. The University’s top priority is to continue supporting you and your learning. For information regarding campus access, resources and more, please consult our FAQs.

The ESL OLC can help you improve your English language skills. We offer support for reading, writing, speaking and writing essays in English.

Our experts are ready to help you better understand your assignments, expand your vocabulary and learn English grammar.

Please note we do not edit your work. We help you improve your current skills and learn new skills.

To get started, please register online (if you are a first-time user) or login to our booking system.

Benefits of an ESL OLC Appointment

Improve your academic skills

Practice your English reading & speaking

Receive presentation tips from our facilitators

Connect with OLC tutors for research guidance

Develop language strategies

Read our Land Acknowledgment, which recognizes the unique and enduring relationship of Indigenous people and their traditional territory.

Studying can be fun - join us to enhance your academic English, critical thinking, research, and interpersonal communicative skills, meet language experts and other multilingual students! We look forward to enhancing your academic success and supporting you in your learning.

— Olga Makinina
ESL OLC Director