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.

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!

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 intlsupport@brocku.ca

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 feel that you lack personal interaction in your online courses?
Do you want to meet people in your class who you can study with?
 

If the answer to these questions is yes, then you might want to join our Study Partner program. Once you fill out the registration form, we will connect you with other international students in your classes. You can request a pairing in only one class or in multiple classes; the end goal is for you to connect with others virtually and to share the learning experience with your peers.

What to expect: 

  • Answer a short form 
  • Attend an initial introductory meeting lead by an Academic Support Specialist 
  • Discuss group dynamics and Academic Integrity 
  • Exchange contact information between peers 
  • Be provided with helpful tips on collaboration and study skills 
  • Schedule meetings with each other to continue the program independently 

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)