Resources for UCalgary students
The Faith and Spirituality Centre has a great drop-in space for all. Study, eat your lunch, meet new people, or simply relax. We have free snacks, coffee and tea, and a variety of activities.
Practice your language skills in casual, social environments by joining a student club or committee, sports team, fitness class, volunteer program, or faith community. Here are a few examples.
Use this database to find organizations or resources.
The Students' Union has a searchable database of independent tutors who can help with a range of subjects. Tutors are current or past UCalgary students.
This term-based program pairs students to share or learn a language. After you're matched, you meet once a week with your partner. Applications usually open at the start of fall and winter terms.
Writing Support offers creative coaching to help you become a more effective communicator. They recognize the role that writing plays in inquiry and learning, and offer:
- one-on-one writing support appointments
- Graduate Writing Community
- undergraduate writer space
- and more
Resources in the Calgary community
The Calgary Public Library offers several programs open to residents of Calgary aimed at helping adults, youth, and families with children. Some programs require registration, while others are drop-in. The Calgary Public Library also provides access to newspapers and books in many languages. Check out these resources:
Different organizations may provide resources in various languages or English Llteracy programs. Some examples include:
- Calgary Chinese Community Service Association: Stepping Stones Program
- Calgary Catholic Immigrant Society
- Immigrant Services Calgary has an ESL Directory (under "Resources")
- Calgary Immigrant Women's Association: New Friends and Neighbourhood Groups
- Faith-based ESL program directory
- Use InformAlberta (211) to search resources and programs in Alberta
Note: some programs are limited to Permanent Residents or citizens.