This week is the final week for WORKSHOPS!!
Take advantage of the following opportunities:
1. Current Events/Vocab Workshop with Stephen
Using current stories in the news, discuss current events and expand your vocabulary in the process. Topics are interesting and current!
Time: 3-4:30 pm
2. Writing Skills Workshop with Arjola
Develop an outline for academic writing, brainstorm with your peers and learn how to organize your thoughts.
Time: 3-4:30 pm
TUESDAY AND THURSDAY
3. SUMMARY/PARAPHRASE WORKSHOP (levels 4-9)
Practice essential skills of Summary and Paraphrase in a small group setting. All skills will be integrated and your Peer Leaders are there to faciliate!
When: Tues(sched A) and Thurs(sched B)
Where: D302 Thurs; D307 on Tuesdays (
Time: 12:00-1:30 pm
4. SPEAK UP! (levels 4-9)
Want to improve your speaking? Meet new people and improve your confidence in conversation using games and role plays . This 6-week workshop will focus on conversation and speaking skills in a FUN and active atmosphere!
Where: D309Time: 3:00 to 4:30 pm
FRIDAY5. TOEFL Skills Workshop with Sina
Not sure how to study for TOEFL? Want to build your language skills effectively? Need to obtain a high score? Learn some of the tricks needed to ace the test from a Peer Leader who did exactly that!
Time: 3:30-5:30 pm
Don't forget about the range of useful supports at GBC:
1. Peer Tutors are available M-F in room C503, building C
2. Peer Leaders are available to support you and your study groups (D304A) M-F: Check the schedule on the door of D304A.
Caravan was an absolute BLAST!! Thanks to you, we had a amazing celebration featuring mouthwatering dishes, informative displays and interactive events! Thanks to everyone for all of their amazing efforts to make Caravan 2010 a huge success!! If you have pictures that you would like to share with our ESL community, email Dorothy or the Coordinators with your photos and we will share them in a slide-show on the blog! Looking forward to your submissions!!!
Two Great Website Recommendations:Check out the following websites. Just click on the name of the link and it will take you directly to the website!
- From Lorraine, our wonderful ESL Librarian:
"Try out CBC Archives. (click this link!) It's a wonderful site with short radio and television clips on a variety of topics. It also gives a short summary behind the clip and a 'Did you know?' tab that gives more info. on the topic."
2. From Babak, one of our illustrious Peer Liaisons to improve your Keyboarding Skills:
"Here is a very good free site to learn how type with all fingers. I think many students need it." Click below to check it out:
Have a site you would like to recommend? Suggestions always welcome!!
Next Monday: Check the blog for Caravan Photos and for Highlights from Celina Costa's Emailing Etiquette Workshop!
Good luck on your final assessments!!!