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Monday, April 4, 2011

April Showers Bring May Flowers!!

Week 5 has begun!
Are you taking advantage of the supports available to you??

As always, you can visit the following for support in your learning and language study:

  • 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 
Check out the Peer Leader video below.  Are you interested in making a video and practicing your speaking in the process?  Drop by D304 or email Dorothy. 

1.   SUMMARY/PARAPHRASE Study Group (levels 4-8)
 Practice the essential skills of Summary and Paraphrase in a small group setting led by your Peer Leaders. 
When: Tuesdays (sched A)
                                             Where: D317 
                                            Time: 12:00-1:30 pm
***Please note:  there is no Thurs workshop due to the Crane-Making workshop in D309 on Thurs.
2.  Games Club
***New and Fun Opportunity to Practice your English and meet new friends.  Join the Games Club to learn English and have fun at the same time.
Led by Marcela, a level 8 student
When:  Tuesdays
                               Time: 11:30-1:30 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
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm

4.  Writing Skills Workshop with Stephen
Improve your planning and writing skills.
When:  Thursday
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm

This Thursday!!!: 

Japanese Origami Crane-Building fundraising workshop,
Thurs, April 7th
10am-12pm:  D319
                12:15pm-2:15pm:  D309
Come out and learn how to make origami paper cranes.
Cranes will be used in classes as a fundraiser activity.  All donations will be added to our donation to the Japanese Red Cross relief efforts in Japan.  
Level 6B has already raised an amazing $58 in their class.  Can you match this??


  1. wowwwww
    Thanks for the video ... now we're international :D

    Dorotht is the Origami workshop tomorrow April 7th ? or as I can see in this blog post it was on Thurs, April 3rd ?! ( i think its a typo)

    Alireza ;)

  2. wowwwww ... Thanks for the video ... we're now international :D

    Dorothy is the Origami workshop on April 7th tomorrow or it was ( as i can see in the blog - posted) Thurs, April 3rd ?! i think its a typo


  3. Thanks for the heads up, Alireza!
    Yes, indeed it is a typo and the workshop is tomo, April 7th. Bonus to you for a keen eye!