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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Academic support

A student being assisted by an instructor in the classroom

At the ELC, you are responsible for attending all classes, completing all assignments and making every effort to be a model student. With this in mind, the ELC strives to provide students with extra help where needed with the following programs:

After class support

Instructors are available every day after class for help with assignments, concepts and language practice. Talk to your instructor for more information.

ELC Speaker Series

This is a weekly opportunity for students to participate in meaningful and authentic discussions with peers and partners in the community.

Each week will highlight a new topic. Talk to your Student Resource Co‑ordinator to make suggestions.

Applied Language Workshops

Our courses are designed with the international language learner in mind. As part of your course, you are required to participate in many out‑of‑class learning workshops, including:

  • academic workshops
  • community events
  • cultural talks
  • ELC Speaker Series
  • outdoor excursions
  • visiting local attractions

Each workshop allows the student to practice language in a different context, develop relationships, adapt to the culture and develop a sense of belonging.