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English Language Improvement Program

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Welcome to the English Language Improvement Program (ELIP) – your language pathway to the University of Windsor. 

ELIP is has provided quality English for academic purpose training for over 20 years 

 

About Your Learning Outcomes

Reading: Can understand most information in paragraphs on everyday topics. 

Writing: Can write a paragraph on everyday experiences and personal needs.

Speaking: Can communicate about everyday situations and personal matters. 

Listening: Can understand main ideas in everyday conversations and short talks 

Academic Skills: Can use basic language to show understanding and improve learning  

Reading: Can identify purpose of and locate specific information in simple texts

Writing: Can write a paragraph to express and connect main and supporting ideas

Listening: Can understand main points and details of a speech on familiar and general topics

Speaking: Can communicate to express and describe information

Academic Skills: Can use simple language, and explain ideas to improve independent and collaborative learning

Reading: Can understand longer texts on familiar topics and can recognize specific information on unfamiliar topics

Writing: Can write paragraphs on familiar and instructed topics

Listening: Can understand different styles of speech on topics of general interest, and can take notes

Speaking: Can communicate on familiar and unfamiliar topics to explain and connect ideas

Academic Skills: Can use language to express ideas, and can develop strategies to review and exchange information

Reading: Can read and understand with a high degree of independence topics of general interest and within academic fields 

Writing: Can analyze and synthesize information to write about a variety of topics 

Listening: Can understand and respond to spoken information on diverse topics, and use expanded notes 

Speaking: Can communicate for a variety of purposes and manage interactions to convey intended meaning 

Academic Skills: Can demonstrate complex language skills, and effective use of information and conversation management strategies 

ELIP 2 Upgrade [7152] is a 3-week program that is available for students who receive a final grade of 70-74%.   

Upgrade allows students to further focus on specific language skills. 

Upgrade students have an opportunity to earn an additional 10% to their final grade to pass the ELIP 2 level. 

Reading: Can understand and analyze a variety of texts on a range of academic topics 

Writing: Can evaluate significant issues to persuasively write on a variety of professional and academic topics  

Listening: Can understand extended spoken information on diverse academic topics, and can critically evaluate points to use in argumentation 

Speaking: Can communicate on a range of academic and professional topics, skillfully evaluating and expanding on others’ ideas and conveying precise meaning  

Academic Skills: Can demonstrate fluent and accurate language, and strategic use of enabling academic skills 

ELIP 3 Upgrade [7153] is a 3-week program that is available for students who receive a final grade of 70-74%.   

Upgrade allows students to further focus on specific language skills.  

Upgrade students have an opportunity to earn an additional 10% to their final grade to pass the ELIP 3 level.   

Reading: Can understand and analyze a variety of texts on a range of academic topics 

Writing: Can evaluate significant issues to persuasively write on a variety of professional and academic topics  

Listening: Can understand extended spoken information on diverse academic topics, and can critically evaluate points to use in argumentation 

Speaking: Can communicate on a range of academic and professional topics, skillfully evaluating and expanding on others’ ideas and conveying precise meaning  

Academic Skills: Can demonstrate fluent and accurate language, and strategic use of enabling academic skills 

You will receive two Student Reports. The Progress and Final Reports communicate how well each skill area is progressing and what skills need to be further worked on. 

Click on the links below to see a sample Student Report for each level. 
 
ELIP 1 [7101]  

ELIP 2 [7102] 

ELIP 3 [7103] 

ELIP 3 Fast Track [7113] 

 

Getting Started to ELIP Online  
This session is delivered through Microsoft Teams on the Wednesday before classes begin. You will receive a Welcome Email with a link to join this presentation. 

Social Activities 
ELIP in-person includes social activities with the aim to provide you with an opportunity to develop friendships, practice English communication skills, and visit Windsor and surrounding areas. 

Extracurricular Engagement 
Extracurricular sessions include a broad range of topics to build learner skills and knowledge in a collaborative online environment. 

Student Recognition

The English Language Improvement Program celebrates students’ English language development and their individual contributions to the learning experience. ELIP students can be honoured through three different types of recognition: 

  • The Instructor-nominated Certificate of Merit celebrates individuals who have made significant strides to improve their overall English language acquisition. 
  • The Peer-nominated Certificate of Merit is an opportunity for students to identify peers who have displayed aspects of leadership, collaboration or practices which are in line with the attributes of being a role model. 
  • Honour Roll students are recognized for achieving the highest final mark in their ELIP levels. One student per ELIP level is recognized. Such students have obtained a minimum cumulative average of 80%.  

Student Health and Wellness

Available in ELIP Online, Therapy Assisted Online (TAO) modules aim to help you gain the knowledge, self-awareness, and skills you need to achieve your goals. Different topics will be included throughout the term. Modules can be accessed through Blackboard.

Mind flow is a wellness feature grounded in three concepts: inspiration, movement and transformation and is available in ELIP In-person. It is designed to teach international students mindfulness techniques to promote optimal mental health practices.

What is MySSP? Support when you need it. Any time, anywhere Free confidential counselling by licensed counsellors Available 24/7 via call or text At any given time, students have access to 35+ languages/cultures. Program supports 140+ languages/cultures across their entire clinical network (access within 24-48 hours) App downloadable in simplified Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Spanish, English, and French (with Hindi to be added soon!) Resource library for common student concerns (e.g. relationships, homesickness) International phone number for when traveling abroad [add contact]