The Student Success Blog will update you with useful resources, services and activities in our ESL Program and throughout the college. You will also find useful links for self study and study skills tips. Visit the blog often as information is updated weekly. Submissions, links or ideas for the blog are always welcome! Have a wonderful session at the School of ESL!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Week 5: July 26th-30th. CHECK OUT WHAT'S ON!

1.  Summarizing and Paraphrasing Workshop with Alona (Levels 4-9)

Practice essential skills of Summary and Paraphrase in a small group setting.
Your Peer Leaders are there to faciliate!
When: Tues(sched A) and 
Thurs(sched B), Weeks 2-7
Where: D 301 (Tues); D302 (Thurs)
Time: 12:00-1:30pm

2. SPEAK UP!:  Speaking with Confidence (Levels 4-9)
A workshop facilitated by Stan Middlestat and your Peer Leaders.
Want to improve your speaking? Improve your confidence in conversation using games and role plays . This 6-week workshop will focus on conversation and public speaking skills in a FUN and active atmosphere!
Where: D309
Time: 3:00 to 4:30pm

Take advantage of our 'Stress Management' Series of Workshops with an experienced Psychologist and Counsellor.  Mehrangiz will facilitate these engaging and useful workshops --there is only one workshop left--don't miss out!! 
  • Thurs, July 29th
Where:  D 325
Time:  3-4:30 PM

And for the Advanced Levels...
4. Writing Skills Study Group with Corina (levels 6-9)
A workshop to assist you with developing an outline for academic writing.  Brainstorm with your peers and learn how to organize your thoughts clearly and effectively.
When:  Tues/Thurs, weeks 2-7,
Where:  D 302 (Tues); D301 (Thurs)
Time:  10-11:30am

5.  TTA--Ted Talks Activity with Mehdi G.  (levels 7-9)
Practice listening and speaking in an academic atmosphere that aims to improve your listening and communication skills.  You will have the opportunity to discuss and learn from some fabulous speeches found on TED TALKS
When:  Tues/Thurs, weeks 2-7
Where:  Meet at Peer Leader office, room D304A
Time:  9-10am

Remember:  Your Peer Leaders are here to help you individually or in study groups--visit them in D304A
AND, the Peer Tutors are available in C503 for tutoring and English Conversation groups.  What are you waiting for??!!!  Check them out!!

Buy your tickets now for the GBC ESL Boat Cruise before they sell out!
  •  DATE: Thursday, August 19th (Week 8)
  • TIME: 11.00 - 2:30
  • COST:  $16.00.  Includes – 3-hour cruise, music, dancing, prizes and all the pop and water you want.
  • BRING: Lunch, snacks and anything else you would like to eat.  No Alcoholic Drinks allowed.
  • WHERE: On board “THE WAYWARD PRINCESS”.  We will sail from Spadina Pier (Lower Spadina-Marina Quay West Toronto Harbour)
  • TICKET SALES:  Limited tickets!!!  Tickets are sold on first come first served basis. (Students first and we will then open it up to friends/family). 
SIGN UP AND PAY YOUR TEACHER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  You will get your ticket on Aug. 16th with a map and location of the boat. Sorry, no children under 18.
BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY to guarantee your spot and get ready to have a blast!!!

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