Academic & Language Support

COVID-19 Update:
Academic & Language Support Services to Continue online.

Brock International Services is here to provide academic and language support to international students while they continue their studies online.

Services available

New international students can have weekly one-on-one meetings with an academic support specialist. Discuss the essential academic and language skills that YOU specifically want to develop. This is a chance for you to do things like ask questions, review assignment requirements, discuss exam expectations, or work through grammar or pronunciation points all in a pressure-free environment without the worry of grades or social pressure.

As an international student, you have access to our Sakai resource site, ACAD/LANG SUPPORT. This site is a great way for you to ask questions to our Academic Support Specialists, book a 1-on-1 meeting, and access various resources to help you as you study at Brock. These resources include technology support, PDF tip sheets and workshops, pre-recorded webinars, and much more!

If you need assistance with any of the tools on Sakai or if you have any difficulty accessing our services, please email

What are the top academic skills I will need to prepare for university in Canada? What are the cultural expectations in Canada? Our video series, Skills for Success: Canadian University Preparation, will not only address these questions but also provide you with the opportunity to practice certain essential skills that you will need to be successful.

Do you have questions about academic and language skills for your courses? Do you want to meet with someone to talk about academic and language skills, but you don’t have time to schedule an appointment? If so, come join one of our drop-in sessions on Microsoft Teams!

In our Drop-In Sessions, you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with a Brock International Services mentor on Microsoft Teams and ask questions about the academic and language skills you will need to succeed in your courses!

We offer various workshops throughout the semester, focusing on academic skills and language support. These workshops can not only help you adjust to academic/work environments in Canada, but also allow you to learn new skills for university (i.e. Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism) and expand on what you already know (i.e. Essay Writing and Collaborating with Others). Furthermore, they are designed with YOU in mind, adjusting the content to account for cultural and linguistic awareness. Workshops will be delivered live and online in Eastern Standard Time (EST). To learn more about the workshops we offer or to sign up for a workshop, please visit our ExperienceBU page.

Book a 1-on-1 Appointment

Available Academic & Language Workshops for International Students on ExperienceBU:

Live Chat Sessions

Daily from 8 to 10 a.m. (EDT)