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, May 9, 2011

Week 2 is here: check out the supports and resources available to you!

Resources to make the most out of your learning!
1.  Tutoring at the TLC (Tutoring Learning Centre):  Speaking and Writing Tutoring in C503 with Peer Tutors.  Check out their blog for more information.  Tutoring at the TLC begins May 12th. 
2.  Student Success workshops and Peer Leader assistance:  Check this blog ( for upcoming workshops and clubs, as well as info on study tips and events. Start a study group and we'll support you!  Drop by our office:
 Peer Leaders are available in D304A.

Workshops this week:

1.  ESL Lab Orientation 
with Amber:  
Tues, /Thurs:  3pm, ESL Library, D315.

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

3.  Games Club
 Fun Opportunity to Practice your English and meet new friends.  Join the Games Club with Marcela to learn English and have fun at the same time.
When:  Thursdays
Where: Meet at Peer Leader Office, D304 A for room schedule
Time: 10:00am-1:00 pm

Workshop Beginning Next Week:  
 Listen Up Workshop on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  
  • Watch sitcoms and interesting listening material to improve your listening skills and build your vocabulary.
Looking Ahead:  Opportunities Coming Up:

Week 3:  Monday, May 16th:  Library Research Workshop with Bill McAskill for levels 4-6 students.  Sign up with your teacher this week.

Week 3 & 4, Thursdays:  
Stress Management and Memorization Skills Workshop with Mehrangiz and Alireza.  
Sign Up sheet will be provided to your teacher.

Week 5:  Career Planning Workshop:  
Levels 5 and up.  Space is limited.  Details for sign up to come next week!

 Video Competition:
Create a 2-3 minute video on the topic of Life in Toronto or at GBC.
Win an iPod Nano, Flip Camera or Movie Passes for 2!!
Email or See Dorothy for details. 

Come out to our meeting this Wed, at lunchtime May 11th at 12:45 in D318 (computer lab)!!
Stay in touch and  "LIKE" us on Facebook!!
You can see a couple of examples of video entries from last year's contest!!

And, as always, we encourage you to STUDY SMARTER, NOT HARDER.  FORM A STUDY GROUP and ask a peer leader to assist you.  Remember:  We learn 
  • 50% of what we Hear and See
  • 70% of what is Discussed with Others
  • 80% of what we Experience Personally
  • 95% of what we Teach to someone else

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