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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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English as a Second Language

The resources available in this section will help students who speak English as a second or additional language to develop their language skills in two ways: by focusing on general grammar functions and by providing information directly related to formal academic writing. Native speakers of English may find some of the content useful as well, especially that related to the conventions of academic writing.

Many English language learners experience confusion with articles and prepositions, and so you will find explanations and practice exercises to help you develop your understanding of their usage.  Other common grammar functions featured here include sentence structure and common punctuation.

The focus on formal academic writing includes academic vocabulary and key instructional words.  The general section on writing also provides comprehensive guidelines on the writing process.

Useful links to ESL resources on the internet are also included.