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Classroom basics

A student being assisted by an instructor in the classroom

You must attend all classes and applied language workshops. If you are absent due to illness, you must provide a doctor’s note.

Attending all classes and all workshops is essential to learning and improving English, and to being a successful student

Being late counts as missing one hour. Missing a total of 20 hours or more of class time or workshops for any reason, including health or family issues, will seriously jeopardize continuation in the program.

In such cases, students have two options:

  1. Stay in the program with no possibility of advancing to the next level.
  2. Leave the program, with no refund available.

Do not be late to class. Being late counts as missing one hour of class time.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9 a.m. to noon

With instructor

Noon to 1 p.m.

No activities

1 to 3 p.m.

With instructor

With instructor

With instructor

Applied Language Workshops

No activities

3 to 4 p.m.

Applied Language Workshops

Be prepared for every class with your pen, paper, completed homework, course notes and laptop (if necessary).

Being prepared for class also means you are prepared to participate, listen actively and take notes, and always ask questions when you do not understand.

You are expected to speak only English in class, everywhere inside the Centre and during Applied Language Workshops. You and your class will determine the consequence for breaking this rule.

Use Blackboard to participate in discussion boards, group assignments, journals, blogs and wikis. Your instructor will use Blackboard to communicate announcements about the course, and post assignments, presentations and grades.
Username: student number (1006*****)
Password: network password


Please behave in a way that is respectful to all members of the university community. As an ELC student, you are a member of the university community and are asked to uphold the institution’s commitment to a safe, encouraging and welcoming environment.

All university students must respect the Student Conduct Policy. The full policy can be accessed at