In order to better serve the diverse community at Carleton University, Writing Services will be offering weekly support sessions in a virtual group setting for Academic Writing for English Language Learners. These academic writing support sessions provide an opportunity for English Language Learners (ELLs) to identify any gaps that exist in their academic writing skills, develop effective writing strategies, and achieve academic success.

This program provides curated instruction for ELLs on grammar, writing structure, academic vocabulary, and syntax. In addition, time for practical application and questions regarding language use will be offered. Students can sign up for sessions by completing the registration form below.

Please note that ELL sessions are not eligible for Incentive Program or the Learning and Writing Certificates.

Academic Writing for English Language Learners

Sessions for the Winter 2021 term run from January 15th to April 9th. All sessions will be held Fridays from 10 am to 11 am EST.

If you have any questions about any of the weekly topics, please send us an email at

ELL Registration Form

  • Please complete the registration form provided below. Students can expect to receive a link to join the MS Teams session the morning of the event. If you are no longer able to attend a session that you have registered for, please send us an email at
  • 9-digit student number
  • Please select the sessions that you would like to sign-up for. Please note that attendance is limited.