Discover the ESL Open Learning Centre

Our mission is to provide English language support to enrolled students at York University. This support aims to cover the four skills, as well as assistance in students’ ongoing academic assignments. The ESL OLC has also initiated community-building activities to help students connect and form lasting friendships. 

We offer FREE English language support for any registered York University student who is currently learning English as a second or additional language in the ESL program or is currently enrolled in academic undergraduate or graduate degree programs at York University.  To get started, please register online (if you are a first-time user) or login to our booking system.


South Ross 311 (Shared reception with the Writing Centre)

COVID Information & Updates:

To response to the unprecedented COVID times, OLC is offering the following online services in the academic year 2020-21:

  1. Assignment Help: to offer constructive feedback to students' academic assignment
  2. Presentation Practice: to offer students a platform to develop their presentation materials and do a rehearsal of their online presentations for comments
  3. ESL Virtual Cafe: to invite students to come and practice their oral communication skills by discussing an interesting/ heated topic OLC facilitators design for the week
  4. Drop-in sessions: to answer quick questions from students, offer them academic advice, and direct them to the right unit for relevant information/ further support

Want to know more about OLC? Please join our virtual OLC Orientation on Sept 17, 1-2pm: