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!

Monday, March 28, 2011

We are mid-way through the session already!


The School of ESL is holding a bake 
sale to raise relief funds for the people of Japan.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30TH

BUILDING D, 3RD FLOOR, NEXT TO THE ESL LIBRARY WINDOWS 
& BUILDING C CAFETERIA,   NEXT TO GRENVILLE PRINT SHOP


Buy some delicious treats made by your teachers (and some students too!) and support this worthy event!
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***New and Fun Opportunity to Practice your English and meet new friends.
Marcela, a level 8 student, is organizing a Games Club.
Learn English and have fun at the same time!
Tuesdays, D319, 11:30-1:30
Check out Marcela's Video!
video

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Workshops this week:

1.  Library Research Orientation with Bill McAskill (levels 4-6):  
Learn about the valuable resources available to you on George Brown's Library Database. 
Registration for this workshop is full.
Monday, March 28th, D315, ESL Library.
 


2.   SUMMARY/PARAPHRASE Study Group (levels 4-8)
 Paraphrasing and Summarizing are key skills that you will need throughout your entire academic and working career.  Come out to practice the essential skills of Summary and Paraphrase in a small group setting led by your Peer Leaders. 
When: Tuesdays (sched A) Thursdays (sched B) 
 Where: D317 Tuesday; D309 on Thursday
                                       Time: 12:00-1:30 pm

3.  Speak Up (levels 4-8) :  
Practice conversation and public speaking skills in a relaxed atmosphere and make new friends in the process.
When:  Wednesday
WhereD309
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm


4.  Writing Skills Workshop with Stephen:
Improve your planning and writing skills.
When:  Thursday
WhereD301
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm
5.  Memory Skills and Leitner Box Workshop with Mehrangiz and Alireza
Learn an effective language learning tool and memory technique and put relaxation and memory strategies to use.
  Pre-registration required.
When: Monday, March 28
Where:  D309 (Please note the room change)
Time: 3:00-4:30pm
Here's a brief video introducing the workshop
video

And, as always, take advantage of the resources available to you.  
The following supports are available for you:
  • The Peer Tutors at the TLC in C503
  • Tutoring in the ESL Library, D315, 12-1pm, Tues and Thurs
  • Peer Leaders and Student Success Workshops, D304 
COMING NEXT WEEK: 
Japanese Origami Crane-Building fundraising workshop, Thurs, March 31st.  
Details to follow


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